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.

Body-Shaming: Beauty comes in all shapes and forms

Body-shaming – an issue I hold close to my heart and am vocal about. Apologetically vocal. We all encounter body-shamers in our day-to-day lives – the nosy aunt feeling you must lose some weight to become a good marriage material, or the husband passing a nasty jibe, the over friendly colleague teasing you about your…

Take a break!

I have been a regular gym goes ever since 2014. I have made friends for life at the gym. It is the one place that I never get bored of. Yet, I take breaks from exercising. Over the years I have come to realize the importance of taking breaks. Over the years I have become…

Get money-wise in the festive season

In India the festive season commences starting September – Ganesh Chaturthi, followed by Diwali, followed by Dussehra, Christmas and finally New Year! Phew! These four months of the year are the most happening in terms of activities and joy, while also being the most draining financially. While the world cherishes in the festive spirit, my…

STOP! Don’t shop till you drop.

Of late my observation of my own shopping pattern has left me overwhelmed. My shopping trend, online shopping to be precise, has been like the first part of the bell curve! I have been buying far too many titbits than before. It’s not that I am a miser or do not indulge myself. But what…

Run for cover!

Last year about this time I bought a term life insurance policy. I happened to pay its annual premium today and that’s how I got reminded to write about my experience and thoughts around buying a term plan, so that it may help those contemplating to get one. Before I decided to buy a term…