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First Time Mother by Karen Braganza Pereira

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I always knew I wanted to be a mother. Also I was the only one who avoided the topic of babies because the idea scared me. Becoming a mother was a melodramatic shift in my life. May 2019, I first found out I was pregnant. I freaked out! All I did was ran to my husband who was fast asleep and broke the news to him. The joy and happiness on his face was priceless. That’s when I knew that it was time to step into the next chapter of our lives - being a first time mother. 9 months were full of drama (which I created), food, care and don't forget the unsolicited advices. Seriously, I sort of thought I would have a magic infusion of motherly wisdom when I gave birth to my 8 month old daughter “Chloe”. Instead becoming a parent was like a tragic movie at first. My heart really sank when my baby was losing her mind, she would cry for everything be it hunger, diaper change and somethings which I am still unaware of. All the unwanted advices had already confused me and I didn’t know wh

10 Easy Steps to Monetize your Blog

1. Design your Blog First, have a theme that is easy on the eyes but attractive at the same time. Second, ensure the layout of your blog is user-friendly and accessible on both desktop and mobile. Lastly, insert plug-ins like page views, labels, follow button, subscribe to email button, blog archive, search this blog, popular posts, about me, ad sense and report abuse button. 2. Complete your Profile If a reader likes your article, they would like to know more about you (author). Therefore, it is very important to complete your About Me section of the blog. Basic details like gender, industry, occupation, location, introduction and interests like books, music and movies. 3. Don’t find your niche Everybody says find a niche but if you want to stand out, create content on a variety of topics like news, politics, business, life, romance, sports, food, travel and fashion so that it meet the needs of a larger audience. 4. Buy a custom domain Just visit https://domains.google/int

The Fall of Manchester United after SAF

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  First things first! Sir Alex Ferguson is undoubtedly the greatest football manager of all time and has won more trophies than any other manager in the history of football. During his illustrious 26 years with Manchester United he won 38 trophies, including 13 Premier League titles, 5 FA Cups, and 2 UEFA Champions League titles. I am always reminded of him every time Manchester United are chasing in the dying minutes of the game. You cannot dismiss them until the referee blows the final whistle because of the “Fergie Time” effect. Sir Alex Ferguson’s leadership style is tough, aggressive and loyal with high commitment towards and from the players. Many of his players considered him as a disciplinarian with a hard character and a stubborn man. In 2013, just two weeks after winning his 13 th Premier League title, Sir Alex announced his retirement from football management crushing hearts of every Manchester United fan and other football enthusiasts. United have gone from serial wi

Must Watch Web Series in 2020

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UNDEKHI OTT Platform: Sony LIV Genre: Crime, Drama Cast: Harsh Chhaya, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Surya Sharma Synopsis: The series is based on true incidents and depicts the two aspects of the society – the power-drunk influential people who think they can get away with anything and the oppressed from the jungles of Sundarban, subjected to years of torture, who finally decide to bring themselves to justice. YOUR HONOUR OTT Platform: Sony LIV Genre: Legal Drama, Action Cast: Jimmy Shergill, Varun Badola, Parul Gulati Synopsis: A judge from Ludhiana loses his honour and sense of judgement when his only son gets involved in a hit-and-run accident.     BANDISH BANDITS     OTT Platform: Amazon Prime     Genre: Musical, Drama, Romance     Cast: Ritwik Bhowmik, Shreya Chaudhary, Naseeruddin Shah, Atul Kulkarni, Kunaal Roy Kapur     Synopsis:  Bandish Bandits comes across as a breath of fresh air as the time when the Indian web space is flooded with a myriad of crime/psycho

President's Rule in Maharashtra??

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It was first done in 1980 when the Govt. was dismissed in spite of Sharad Pawar enjoying majority support in the Assembly. In 2014, Govt. was dismissed since Congress separated from its allies NCP and others. Lastly in 2019, no party could form a government after a fractured election verdict and Shiv Sena broke the pre-poll alliance it had with the BJP. Given the current situation in Maharashtra, is it time for President’s Rule to be imposed again ? What is the President’s Rule? Article 356 of the Constitution of India gives President of India the power to suspend the state government and impose President’s Rule of any state in the country if “if he is satisfied that a situation has arisen in which the government of the state cannot be carried on in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution”. The Central government takes direct control of the state and the governor becomes its constitutional head. Even the chief minister’s office will be vacant, compelling the election c

Food Blog by Garima Jain

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CHAI FLAVOURED PARLE - G MUFFINS   The largest selling biscuits in the world, older than India’s independence, the OG Parle- G biscuits. Every second and somewhere in some part of the world, 4551 people are eating Parle-G right now. What better way to eat the OG biscuits, other than in the form of muffins. Almost every person who’s eaten the biscuits has tried the nostalgic flavour of Parle dipped in chai. Hence, decided to modify Parle-G cake’s recipe to Chai flavoured Parle-G muffins. I know you are already drooling, get started with baking.  Ingredients * 300 grams biscuits * 1⁄2 cup sugar * 1⁄2 tsp baking powder * 1 tsp vanilla essence  * 2 cup milk  * 2 tsp black tea  * 1/2 tsp tea masala  Method  * Make the chai first. Heat the milk. Once, the milk starts boiling add the black tea and the tea masala. Heat, till the chai is reduced to half. Let it cool!  * Roughly crush the Parle-g biscuits with your hand, add to the food processor along with the sugar. Process till it forms a fin

Guest Post by Drashti Shah

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  0 ‘ my beloved city,  Aamchi Mumbai A city of dreams and a city that never sleeps, What has happened to you? A wave of virus has swept over you but it surely cannot compress you, The cases are rising and the heartbeats are pumping with stress, O’ virus, why don’t you disappear ? Early mornings where school kids hopping on a bus is a common phenomenon; today the buses lie deserted on the roads The honking horns and the race among the Uber, Olas and autorickshaws on the roads; the utter chaos and noise vibrates in the city like a windchime, The beautiful smile of my maid each time I open the door; it amazes me inspite of having so little how she manages to be full of love, The echo of sound Bhelpuriwala that signals arrival of the vendor who makes amazing chaat in the locality, The market or bazaar where vendors shout at the top of their voice to sell a few extra veggies or fruits and where bargaining is a norm, Today I miss these little things! People jogging over Nariman Point or fri

Teacher's Day Post by Mohini Choudhari

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At the age of 10, my family went through an emotional, financial downfall. This resulted in many changes in our lives and one of which was a change of school for me. I was 14, my mother had me enrolled in a new school (for me), my elder sisters were already studying in this school so there was a level for trust and safety that my mother had with the school. I was excited, shy, nervous and all sorts that a normal teenager is.. I did manage to make new friends. Some who are now family, some whom I cherish meeting. However, this school opened an entirely new world for me. In the world where we now believe in equality, a strange bias (we called it favouritism then) existed. The pets (please read top talents) by default would take part in all the competitions, school functions, interschool activities, sports, etc. Oh yeah, they possessed some super powers I wondered. The teachers did not put any effort in encouraging new talent. This was a very well oiled machine, the process was smooth and