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Home remedies for mosquito bites
Posted on Sun, 27 Mar 2011
It’s summer-time again and time for the dreaded mosquitoes to come whizzing into our lives. We may love the outdoors and go camping, hiking, and backpacking, but spending quality time with the family ...
Stressed over India-Pak Mohali match?
So what are you going to do the coming Wednesday, D-day of the India-Pakistan cricket match at Mohali? Will you chew your nails in anxiety, get angry and irritable with every ball, and maybe break a c...
A Calamity Jane I knew long ago
When I was young, I knew someone in school, a very plump, tanned girl in the eighth grade, with thick glasses and oily braids. She was quite a bookworm and kept to herself – even during lunchtime. She...
Are We Talking Sexy?
Posted on Mon, 21 Mar 2011
There’s surely something in the lilt of a woman’s voice when she talks to a ‘special’ member of the opposite sex. Likewise, there is something more than ordinary in the timber of a man’s voice when he...
Grow Flowers and Stay Young
Posted on Sat, 19 Mar 2011
During the middle of winter this year, like the last one, I bought seeds of flowering plants like calendula, petunia, dahlia, chrysanthemum, pansy, gazania and rose. I sowed them in small pots and arr...
Impotence may Signify Impending Heart Disease
When Mrs Vashishth's husband started taking less interest in their conjugal life in a matter of a few months, Mrs Vashishth felt a growing sense of alarm. What had come over him to ignore her after 15...
No Upset Stomachs this Holi
Hey! What are you planning to do this Holi? Will it be the same gulal, sweets and bingeing on food-and-drinks routine? Not quite, with me around, that is! Start your day right if you don't want to end...
Don't be Afraid
Posted on Sat, 12 Mar 2011
What if I don’t get married? What if I get a particular disease? What if I die poor? What if I don’t adjust well to my place of work? What if my partner mistreats me? What if I get divorced? What if…?...
Enjoy Strawberries in Spring
Posted on Sun, 06 Mar 2011
This spring I was in Mahabaleshwar, 120 km from Pune and 250 km from Mumbai. It is a resort town, situated on a plateau. Every landscape here looks like a picture postcard. It’s popular with Mumbaiite...
Don’t Panic and Pop that Zit
Posted on Sat, 19 Feb 2011
The onset of the post-spring, warm season causes an increase in the incidence of acne, a frustrating skin condition. It affects all age groups--from teenagers to adults. The itchy, painful boils are a...