Being the Badass Guilt-free Parent

I parent a set of eight-year-old twins and let me tell you, the feeling is an agonizing cocktail of worry, happiness, excitement, confusion, and guilt. Am I doing the right thing? Will my child grow up to dislike or worse, hate me? Am I conveying the right messages? Am I a good role-model for them…

Living a Happy Life on a Small Budget

Once upon a time, not long ago, I led a fairly lavish life, and by lavish, I mean not worrying about running out of resources before the next paycheck arrived. I was pursuing a fairly successful career in an MNC with a decent salary, giving me the financial freedom to spend on things I wanted,…

The Beauty of Imperfection

Overtime, I have reaped many benefits of being imperfect, clumsy, forgetful, messy, unorganized, curvy, loud and carefree. And I don’t think I’d ever want to be perfect! After all these years I now know there is a strange kind of addictive beauty in things that are imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. You’ve got to allow yourself to be imperfect to feel it. Don’t be a hostage of perfection. Set yourself free from the stifling discomfort of being perfect. Being flawed is a beautiful thing.

Fit by day, fat by night?

Being a ‘weight’ (not to be mistaken for fitness) obsessed society, the moment we embark on a healthy regime, or weight management routine, or join a gym, or adopt clean eating habits, the first thing that crosses our mind is to take record our pre-effort weight, and then what follows is pretty common – measure…

Is Depression Real, or is it Overrated?

Depression is still a “Western illness” for most of us and has come to light only after few celebrities opened up about suffering from it. We tend to even not acknowledge depression in ourselves and others. Our unwillingness to learn more about it, know its symptoms and be sensitive to observe and spot it timely,…

How Much is TOO Much?

While for most people getting themselves motivated enough to hit the gym is a real challenge, for some the struggle is to drag themselves out of the gym. Believe me when I say this. Be it injury, fatigue, personal and social commitments, bad weather, ill health (of self or close ones), nothing can stop them from hitting the gym or going for that run. Instagram hashtags like #NoExcuses #TrainfortheKill #BeastMode seem exciting, cool and enviable, right? Hold your horses, I say.