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Singapore: A haven for foodies!

Singapore foodie moments..

Singapore foodie moments..

With immigrants from a varied variety of countries including India, Indonesia, China and Malaysia to name a few, Singapore is one of the most cosmopolitan countries in the world. Be it tourism or infrastructure, Singapore always stays ahead of its competition in every which way you could think of. Amusement Parks, Greenery, Shopping, Food, Electronics and more – there’s so much to do for everyone.

But why food? Is it even important? The  food in a country defines its culture and daily life. It defines the habits and persona of the people. As immigrants from different countries stream in one after another, they bring a taste of their country along with them. Haven’t you heard of the Kaya Toast or the Roti Prata or even the Icecream Sandwich? What are you waiting for? Read on!

I was in Singapore on a work assignment for more than 6 months and I must say that I was totally lost for choice seeing the food options on offer. Despite the variety of cuisines to taste, I have narrowed my list of favourites to the below 5 ones.

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Can women be stereotyped to just one label?

A woman’s place is only in the kitchen.

Women are the ones who take care of the children while men are the ones who go outside to work.

Household work is the domain of women while men can sit and relax.

Women cannot do physically demanding jobs.

Women are not the right people for top jobs in the corporate sector since they have to fulfill household responsibilities.

I am sure all of us would have made either one or all the above statements at least once during our lives. In patriarchal societies across the world, even today women are generally considered as those who can sit at home and fulfill the household responsibilities. Women who dare to go out and work, follow their passion and try to become multi-dimensional in their thinking and approach to life are frowned upon in many quarters.

But why so?

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Pimples – A pain in our lives

Acne problems

Acne problems

“Oh God! Look at him. His face is so full of pimples. Doesn’t he look awful?”

“Seeing the number of pimples he has, which girl would even want to come close to him?”

“Looks like he isn’t really bothered about his personality. If he has a problem with pimples, why doesn’t he care to treat it?”

I am sure there would be many of us who would have heard or made some of the above statements at least a couple of times in our lives. For each of us, the way we look shapes our lives in every sphere. Whether its getting a girlfriend or a boyfriend, getting a job or moving anywhere in the professional space,  all of us want to look good all the time.

And looking good starts from the top. While a person may not have great facial features to begin with, everyone expects basic stuff like neatly combed hair, a clean shaven look for guys, a non – oily face and the likes. Obviously a lot many girls don’t like the guys to be clean shaven. But let’s cover that in a different post.

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Melbourne: A city with a little for everyone..

Yarra River And Melbourne Skyline

Yarra River And Melbourne Skyline

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There are so many factors which people consider before deciding to settle down in a city. While professional growth in terms of the organizations and corporates is at the forefront of our decision, there are other points like education, healthcare, infrastructure, safety, tourist places to visit and the likes which we consider before making our decision as well.

In this context, Melbourne being voted as the world’s most liveable city by the Economist Intelligence Unit’s liveability survey for the fourth consecutive year is an achievement to be really proud of. In a world where terror is spreading its tentacles far and wide and policies of governments and corporates are changing frequently, the tag of the most liveable city is something which every resident of Melbourne can boast about.

So what is it about Melbourne that makes it so special?

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Truth vs Lies?

Truth vs Lies

Truth vs Lies

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We love to lie for anything and everything in our lives, don’t we? From simple lies which may not harm people to those which could actually be detrimental to individuals, lying has become part and parcel of our lives. But why do we lie? Why is it so difficult to be true to people around?

One of the primary reasons is fear. Fear from our parents, extended family, friends, peers and more. We fear on the way they would react hearing the truth. We fear having to bear the consequences of being true to the situation. Moreover, a lot of us lack the courage and the will-power to be able to handle the effects of telling the truth to people.

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Pre-Marital Sex: To be or not to be?

Pre-Marital Sex: Yes or No?

Pre-Marital Sex: Yes or No?

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Pre-marital sex is a word which can’t be uttered in many countries for fear of the so called moral brigade. It’s a term which has always been associated with religion, culture, regions, caste, creed and the likes. While people of some religions and regions allow it, there are many countries and many religions which consider it as a sin. But whatever be the case, people are slowly but surely starting to be more open about it.

Our traditional Indian family values which are embedded into our system from the time we are small children are based on the fact that when we marry someone, we should marry him or her for the whole life (or for 7 births as they used to say). We should consider everything from the nature of our partner to the social well-being of the family before making our decision. And then once the decision is made, we should stand by it till the time we are not in this world.

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Driving in India – A nightmare relived everyday

Traffic in India can be a nightmare

Traffic in India can be a nightmare

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More than 1.4 lakh deaths in 2012.

70%  accidents due to drunken driving.

A huge increase in fatalities.

Driving in India can be a big nightmare for each of us every day of our lives. There’s every kind of vehicle be it bikes, cars, trucks, buses, rickshaws and what not jostling for space on the road. Oh how can I forget one more thing? There are people crossing the road as well. And not one but thousands of people cross streets, roads and highways of India every second, every minute and every hour. Add to this, the condition of roads which people have to drive on. And you have a recipe for a disaster waiting to happen.

Someone has truly said that if you can drive carefully and safely in India, you can easily drive in any part of the world. Now that’s saying a lot, isn’t it? So how do we ensure that we are safe on the roads in the country whether we are in the drivers seat or crossing the road as a pedestrian? How do we ensure that driving in India is not a nightmare that we have to face day in and day out?

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Those were the college days..

College Students

These college students are delighted for another day..

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Those numerous walks around the college with friends just so that there was one hour less to spend alone in the hostel room. The  ritual to order an ice tea every-time they crossed the Nescafe bar to quench their thirst in the growing humidity. The sound of the whistle blown by the security guard to indicate that it was past her in-time at hostel and they needed to bid goodbye. The numerous hours spent laughing and enjoying in the canteens, food courts, libraries, classrooms and labs. The times when they escaped out of the campus to watch the latest flicks at the nearby theater for just Rs 20. College life was all this and more.

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The sky is the limit for Indian aviation!

Flying Aircraft

Flying Aircraft

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336 million domestic passengers.

85 million international passengers.

An investment of more than US$ 120 billion.

These are some of the staggering statistics which have been calculated by various studies organized by IATA (International Air Transport Association) and the others with respect to the growth of Indian aviation till 2020. By 2020, India is expected to be the 3rd largest aviation market in the world from its current standing as the 9th largest.

While a large percentage of the Indian population cannot afford even one meal a day, the number of potential air travelers is increasing by the day. From discounted tickets offered by Low Cost Carriers (LCCs) to increase in disposable incomes resulting in more foreign holidays, Indians are flying like never before.

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