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    I Believe in No Makeup

    I am a big believer of natural beauty. Long before Dove came up with their campaign, I knew the potential and strength of natural beauty.   But that wasn’t always the case. When I was young and naive, I absolutely loved makeup. I thought it was the one thing that assured beauty. Back then we hardly had money for such…

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    Toofan Aya Hain

    It was 24th April 1991. And in the unbelievable summer heat, my Superwoman Aai decided to travel to Madha (Solapur) with her two tiny daughters. And she chose the trusted Indian Railways as her mode of transportation.   Reason? Her life was about to change forever!   At that time my Ajji was already juggling a lot of tasks. Ajoba…

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    What Happened is History

    As a child, I was never an ideal student. My situation wasn’t as bad as Chaitrali’s, but I wasn’t Nupuri either. I was never the one who stood first in class, prepared for the exams well in advance or completed the homework before it was too late!   I always kept all the preparations for the last possible minute (I…

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    Annoyed And Irritated aka AAI

    Life on weekdays: “Pilu wake up, it’s late!” Life on weekends: “Pilu wake up, it’s late!” It’s like I can’t catch a break in my own house. And then once you’re up, she will present a cup of amazing coffee and piping hot breakfast. So now you can’t even get mad at her. Yup! That’s Aai. She will yell at…

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    Remember the Milk

    Morning school meant no solid food till the 10:30 AM recess. To the filmy Maa heart that my Aai had, it just seemed cruel. She couldn’t bear the thought of her three little daughters staying hungry for so long. That’s why our dabbas would be complete meals with 2 big chapatis and a hearty portion of veggies.   But that…