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Braiding is more than just a hairstyle.

School was the time when we religiously braided our long hair. Besides, there were times when we used to experiment with our hair style and I used to think how cool it would be if every hairstyle was linked to symbolize the status, religious ceremony or even the marital status of a person as it was done in Native America. 
Just imagine, how it would be if a French braid with feathers is related to war, a Swiss braid to religious ceremonies and African knots related to wealth in the century that we live in? Braiding is more than just a hairstyle.
Did you know braiding also helps increase our creativity and math skills as some braiding styles like African braiding reveals a variety of complex geometrical designs? 
Jet black, oiled long hair, braided with ribbons has become a thing of past not because we do not like braiding, but considering the condition our hair is in; weak, thin and most important with split ends it really looks bad.
"Mom not like this, I want you to braid my hair ta…


The writeup is a part of Chennai Bloggers club, where a person begins with a Love story and the one who receives the Baton carries it forward. This is the 19th Chapter which brings out the Story writer in me. My first attempt at writing a story. The previous chapter can be found here . Here is the link for all the scenes in this  CBC valentine’s day contest.
"I am smitten," she said under her breath careful enough for Guru not to hear. She brushed against him and walked along... "I am smitten, totally", she added softly and kissed him on his cheeks.
Millions of thoughts were running through her mind, from her first encounter to the last. She couldn't get him out of her mind.

"Now can we leave"? Said guru, smiling. The thought that he is finally married, and is on his way to the magical destination of Hawaii,with his Ahalya who is his Soul Mate, best friend, lover,  and companion really excited him.

"Did you notice Varun and Geeta?" I blu…

60 sec to think- ROAD SAFETY

Red, green, amber beautiful colours aren’t they? So what is the first thing that comes to your mind when I say Red, green amber?

I asked the same question to many people including my friends and colleagues. Few said precious gems, few plainly said nothing.Dissatisfied with the answers that I got, i continued to ask the question to all the people i meet. When i asked a 3rd standard kid in my locality what he gets reminded of red, green, yellow

He said "akka traffic signal” and the thing that surprised me the most was when he said "akka traffic light la it is not yellow, it is amber" !!!.. Kids these days are smarter than we think they are!:)

So this simply proves that we tend to forget all the things that we learn, after few years. We forgot not only what these colours stand for but also the rules behind each colours. I think it is high time we borrow a book from a 3rd standard and read what are traffic signals and traffic rules. How many of us really know what…

Influential women personalities

8th march,  international womens day when thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements... But i do not believe in the concept of the "Day celebration".The spirit of the womanhood has to be celebrated on all the days not on particular day alone...The multi-faced roles that are played by women must be celebrated on all the days!!
    Women's Day is a day to commemorate women's struggle for change, to celebrate the progress, which has been made towards improvement of quality of life of women. It is the day for reaffirming our commitment to the work towards the liberation of women. .
   The new millennium has witnessed a significant change and attitudinal shift in both women's and society's thoughts about women's equality and emancipation. Many from a younger generation feel that 'all the battles have been won for women' while many feminists know only too well the longevity and ingrained co…