Domino effect: What the world needs

“Be the change you want to see in the world” – Gandhi.

This over-used but very relevant quote summarizes how we can make things better. For ourselves. For the people around us. For a community. For a nation. For the whole world.

We don’t have to start with the world or even the nation. We could start with ourselves. Something that each individual can most definitely do. Unlike service to the society this doesn’t require huge time or money investments, just the willingness to be open and honest – to create a change small or big that can tornado into a movement. A domino effect!

“A chain reaction that occurs when a small change causes a similar change nearby, which then will cause another similar change, and so on in linear sequence”

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Are you an iPhone mom?

“The iPhone is the most sophisticated, outlook-challenging piece of electronics to come along in years. It does so many things so well, and so pleasurably, that you tend to forgive its foibles.” – David Pogue

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Hunger warriors

“Hunger knows no friend but its feeder” – Aristophanes

“Mid day meal programme” is not a new term to me. I remember hearing about it when I was in school. That’s because Tamilnadu started this programme way back in 1960s. Gujarat, Kerala & a few other states had picked up on this mid-day meal scheme. I have to admit that I was a little surprised & a little ashamed. Surprised to read that just less than a decade ago was this scheme mandated by the supreme court & not done any sooner. Ashamed to have only heard about it now through the Akshaya Patra foundation & its mission.
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Unwritten rules of parenting

“If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers” – Edgar Howe

After a very hectic & stressful move, I am finally getting back some of my enthusiasm for life amidst a whole lot of downward spiraling & depression. I wonder if I’m going through the “terrible twos” along with my son in my own way. With no one to hold my hand through and tell me where I’m going wrong and how I can make it better, I struggle to find some direction. But I do keep coming up with lists like this:

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