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  • Familiar Strangers by Samah: Review

    Title: Familiar Strangers Author: Samah Publisher: Penguin Books Pages: 215 Price: Rs. 250   Heartbroken, baffled and devastated Chirag tries to find a new purpose in life after the end of a six-year-long relationship. Meanwhile, little did he know how he found a new love of his life, who also started to become a part…

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  • Work-life balance: How to infuse joy in daily living

    Life coach, grooming and image consultant, Chhaya Momaya has perfected the art of mixing rigid deadlines while a range of personality-articulating pursuits. Here’s how she does it… Women can It is very important to balance work and life whether you are working or a housewife. Women are known for multitasking because they have the ability…

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  • How to manage the middle child syndrome

    The middle child syndrome is not a clinical syndrome, it is a result of the birth order or discrepancy the child faces. It is the feeling of exclusion experienced by middle children, which occurs because the first child is more prone to receiving privileges and responsibilities while the youngest is more likely to receive indulgences….

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  • Learn from what you read, says Sophie Choudry

    Sophie Choudry tells that through books you learn about life through someone else’s eyes Early Start I started reading at a very young age because reading is an integral part of your education in England, which is where I was born and brought up. I used to like fiction, then I got into a lot…

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  • What’s common to Virat Kohli, Sania Mirza and Rajnikanth? Read story to find out

    Taking policies for a house, pet, kids is usual, but ensuring body parts is taking insurance a step further. SHIKHA JAIN comes across Indian celebrities and their tales of ‘body-parts’ insurances Life insurance is no big deal, but getting your body parts or other attributes insured is quite wacky. For celebrities, their bodily features serve…

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  • Savour these food items before you regret

    The rising emissions of greenhouse gases, erratic weather and temperature patterns might make us miss some of the food items that have always been close to our hearts, because they are about to go the way of the dodo, writes Shikha Jain Besides affecting our moods and making us grumble more, the crazy weather will…

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  • Designer Hema Kaul merges femininity and practicality

    Hema Kaul gives a twist to the outfits with a combination of traditions in style and contemporary edginess, finds out Shikha Jain. By travelling the world, attending various fashion shows and purchasing materials that she can tinker on, Hema Kaul, a Dubai-based fashion graduate found a way to nurture the dream she is genuinely passionate…

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  • Ukrainian pianist Dinara Klinton: I have deja vu as music triggers a feeling that I have lived in the past

    Ukrainian pianist, Dinara Klinton, speaks to Shikha Jain about her musical journey and more ahead of her performance in Mumbai in the following week Storytelling is an art. And musical storytelling is taking it a step ahead. But when your audience are children, it requires a lot of skill – after all, you don’t want them…

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  • Token of kindness

    At an age where children are busy spending their spare time in fun activities, six 11-year-olds have started an NGO to help underprivileged children. SHIKHA JAIN finds more about them We have all learnt about different kinds of social services back in school but never thought of taking them ahead. Being inspired by the concept…

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  • Gwen Dias: Songs come to me in a very visual way

    Working in the music industry for seven years, Gwen Dias recently released a singe Legacy from her debut album, ‘Gwen And The Groove’. Here she speaks to Shikha Jain about her journey and more… Gwen is a singer-songwriter, performer and recording artist born and raised in Bombay. Gwen attributes her musical influences to artists from a…

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  • A pet can enrich your life in magical ways!

    Our four-legged friends hold a special place in our hearts, but they can be so much more than just animals, writes Shikha Jain We include them in our family portraits, make room for them on our beds, tell them our deepest secrets and miss work when they’re sick. And whether they paw, fly, or swim their…

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