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When in Rome…

All roads may lead to Rome but you should know the one you are taking and what may greet you on the way. One cannot take a cycle on a busy route and blame the mode of transport and traffic for not being able to make it on time. Eyebrows will be raised if you walk into a temple in a party-wear and looking for South Indian delicacies in the northeastern parts of the country would hardly make sense. The matter of contemplation is not the disappointments we come across but the expectations that lead us here. A gentleman I know happened to experience a similar ‘disappointment’. A friend of mine, who has travelled to different countries, is settled in UK after marriage. She decided to take her uncle on a Europe tour. Hailing from a small village, he always wished to travel abroad. Apparently, there couldn’t be anything more comfortable than staying at a relative’s place abroad as our kin who has lived there can be the best guide. However, my friend, who had played host to many families a…

Rescheduling a schedule

How are you placed next week? Not many of us may refer to our diaries to answer it, as we usually know how busy or free we are. Beyond office on weekdays and family and social commitments on weekends, there could be barley anything coming our way. Many might be setting reminders for birthdays and anniversaries, however, in the high-tech era, only a few could be updating their to-do list on Smartphones. What we are up to is a different story but it’s just about the timetable that we are tied to and go by.     Every day, it’s a race against time for many of us. This is why perhaps we call our schedules hectic. This is the story of a majority of professionals as well as stay-at home people, who set their routine around their busy counterparts. For example, a housewife, too, decides the course of her day as per husband’s shifts or kids’ school timings. Each one has a set routine. That’s not all, some have fixed timetables to follow and they will be in a fix even they deviate from it eve…

About having it all…

Being spoilt for a choice is a nice feeling till you make a right one. Imagine yourself in a plush eatery caught in the midst of a variety of delicacies from salads to mouthwatering desserts. It could be worse if you are health conscious. What we are talking about is not always temptations that lure us but about opting for the important thing between two or more equally essential.  Setting up priorities and making a right pick are tad tough than they appear. Easier said than done, it’s not easy to get the best of everything always, right from à la carte menu to choosing something in life when you are at a crossroads. Though having best of everything is not specifically a gender-sensitive issue, it seems applicable to the fairer sex in many walks of life. Especially in India, the entire journey of a girl since childhood days seems to be aimed at becoming ‘Ms Perfect’. It all begins with an endeavour to be a dutiful daughter; after marriage, every girl is striving to be a perfect daug…