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When mango works magic!

How about quitting something that you love the most? It’s an uphill task to exercise control. It’s a different story how much you stand by the decision but many interesting things unfold when you decide something like that. From my own experience, I can tell you it’s both fine and amazing. The other day, all of us were having as informal chat at office and a colleague walked with a painful face. She had just visited a dentist (even the idea is monstrous for me!).  Soon we learnt that it wasn’t the tooth pain that was hurting her but it was the doctor’s ultimatum about chucking chocolates. “It’s my lifeline yaar. I have too much of sweet tooth,” she grumbled. Surprised, I asked her what was a big deal in quitting chocolates. She was barely 25 and had damaged her teeth. I couldn’t buy the argument that she couldn’t resist her temptation even for health. Her grudge was different. More than bidding adieu to chocolates, what was bigger deal for her was how to deal with offers! “I am syn…

Programmed to perceive…

Technology is making your life easier like never before. You needn’t use your ‘brains’ and ‘hearts’ too much but hands you will have to with everything available at your fingertips. You have to take the pulse if your sweetheart is upset, haven’t you? How about a device that keeps you posted? Your only job is to love and technology will take care of the rest. Such a machine for all could be a distant dream but yeah, for your baby, it will soon be reality. Here is good news for mums and to-be mums who can receive an email from their baby asking for a nappy change, thanks to scientists who have invented a device for busy parents. The monitoring system, built into a babaygro, can send emails and text messages to parents informing them about nappy change. That’s not all; the new tool can also detect a baby’s heart rate, temperature and breathing pattern. It can be programmed to let you know if your tiny-tot is happy, sad, irritated or upset. A British daily reported that this system dete…

A penny for their perception!

Money saved is money earned! This adage is often used as per convenience. Some stingy folks do not spend at all! Importance of saving money cannot be ruled out yet you must hear it from these creatures who are trying save every penny at the expense of their privacy. After all, for them, what all counts is penny and not solitude, right? Such souls never fail to surprise you. The other day, after reaching home at 10.30 pm, I was just about to hit the bed when the phone rang. Must be some emergency call, I said to myself as I saw an unknown number flashing. Of all the people, it was a newly-wed acquaintance who had come to Pune and wanted to introduce his wife to me. “Let us catch up at (Sujata) Mastani,” he said. Oh, this time? A recently married man must be with his mastani!! I decided to oblige. On meeting, I expected him to introduce me to his wife. But this man voiced his post-marriage mission. “Tomorrow, we are going to Panchgani. Good na?” From somewhere near Pune to Panchgani?…