Parinaam Foundation

Narendra was in Class VII in a community school and was the first kid to go to school in his family. His father is an auto driver and his mom works as a maid and while his parents wanted him to continue school financial constraints had almost made them discontinue his education. This was in 2015 when Parinaam Foundation counselled his parents and enrolled him into the Academic Adoption Programme. He was admitted to an English Medium School and he

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Interview with actress Apoorva Bharadwaj

You may have seen her as the female lead in the serial Anuroopa aired on Star Suvarna or as an anchor on shows in Chandana, Kasthuri Kannada, Zee Kannada and Colours Kannada and other stage shows. She also played the supporting lead in the 2015 film Mirchi Mandakki Kadak Chai. Meet Apoorva Bharadwaj who has several interesting projects in the pipeline. Past Perfect Apoorva admits that she never really had acting on her mind as she always wanted to be

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Earth Ball Technique – a new environment initative

Today, a day before World Environment Day, I had an invite that said, “attend the workshop on Earth Ball Technique- a latest trend aiming at transforming and rejuvenating dry and barren lands into green landscape.” Being a believer in the cause and need for conserving environment I decided to check out the event held in the lush Signature Club Resort set amidst the Brigade Orchards in Devanhalli. After a tree planting session attended by ace cricketer Venkatesh Prasad and Sandalwood actor

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Bata Makes a compelling statement for Women

Iconic footwear brand Bata recently celebrated 123 years of being in business (they have been in India for the last 85 years) by launching their new TV commercial titled Me. And Comfortable with it. While the commercial itself shows women in a positive light – it is really the central ethos of the commercial that is bound to strike a chord with every woman – what you wear and what you do must not slot you into being labelled. The shoes,

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Fashion Front Row: Flip Flops & Sunglasses

Here are my features in Femina Karnataka Twin June 1, 2017, issue here:

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Bangalore Women Educating Differently

These five Bangalore women are changing the way children learn by adding unique elements that foster overall growth and understanding.  Jyotsana Mandana, Co-Founder, Promise Centre Coming from a family of educationists, Jyotsna has education in her genes. Her grandmother and mother are both teachers and having studied child psychology she worked in different schools before joining Promise Centre. Started by her mother in 1990, Promise Centre is a 26 year old kindergarten community that adopted the Waldorf system in 2005.

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What to see and do in Sharjah

As I was reading a little book in the hotel lobby, my guide came up to me and said, “Sharjah is the city of museums. We have a museum dedicated to almost everything.” And indeed that was certainly true as the book I was reading has a listing of all the numerous museums in Sharjah. So I decided the best way to start my sojourn in Sharjah would be to visit the Sharjah heritage Museum. And while the United Arab

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Recipe: Summer Cooler – Lemongrass Buttermilk

If you are looking for a refreshing drink that can beat your summer blues, here is a simple one – Lemongrass Buttermilk – this one makes 2 glasses. Ingredients: 50 ml curds 200 ml water 1 long sprig of lemongrass 1 tsp mustard seeds 1 red chilli 1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil Salt, to taste Method: Boil the lemongrass in 100 ml of water and allow to cool. This will also allow the water to absorb the flavours of

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PCOS/PCOD – an essential guide

A study conducted by Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, AIIMS shows that about 20-25% of Indian women of childbearing age are suffering from PCOS. While 60% of women with PCOS are obese, 35-50% have fatty liver, 70% have insulin resistance and 60-70% have high level of androgen and 40- 60% have glucose intolerance. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or Polycystic ovary disorder (PCOD) is generally a lifestyle disorder due to improper living style habits and has no cure. However you can

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The Many Moods of Makeup

Makeup is something that must just be done right. If you over or under do it, the impact can be quite stressful for you. Again, makeup varies based on the occasion.  So if you are wondering how you can stay trendy in different situations read on as experts share their tips and tricks. For a Brunch A brunch is easily one time of the day that is always looked forward to and there is something so wonderful about being able

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