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How to be a Riveting Storyteller

How to be a Riveting Storyteller

As a five-year-old kid, I used to wait for my mother to lie down next to me with a book or snuggle up beside her on those lazy winter afternoons and listen to her read out stories to me about kings and queens, faraway lands, fairies and pixies, and much more. And I...

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Twist in Tales

Twist in Tales

What if I told you that everything was not dreamy and innocent in the world of Sleeping Beauty? Or, a kiss didn’t make any difference in the life of The Frog Prince. Before you start asking whether I am trying to ruin your childhood memories of those hours spent on...

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How to Get Your Child to Open Up to You

How to Get Your Child to Open Up to You

Do you want your kids to open up to you more? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. In a survey of 2,000 parents of school-going children conducted a couple of years ago, researchers found that “around 70 percent of parents say they “struggle to communicate meaningfully,”...

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The Parent Bodhisattva

The Parent Bodhisattva

In many ways, being a parent is, in part, practicing Buddhism without realizing it.   Googling the term Bodhisattva shows you the following definition: “a person who is able to reach nirvana but delays doing so out of compassion in order to save suffering beings”...

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Benefits Of Reading Aloud

Benefits Of Reading Aloud

“One of the greatest gifts adults can give – to their offspring and to their society – is to read to children.” – Carl Sagan   As I sat down to pen my thoughts about this blog, there were various questions clouding my mind. I started reading up and pondering over...

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Does the Hero Need a Villain?

Does the Hero Need a Villain?

The climax of any superhero movie is invariably the fight between the hero and the villain. We’ve seen it in hundreds of movies, read it in thousands of books, and we’ve come to expect that as the major highlight of any story. But why does a hero need a villain in the...

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Do We Believe Our Own Stories?

Do We Believe Our Own Stories?

A few summers ago, my husband and I decided to visit the Roman Baths, one of the popular holiday destinations in the UK. We struck up a conversation with one of the ladies who were dressed in Roman attire to add to the ambiance of the place. She offered to share her...

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