Category: My Perspective

Perspective .. It keeps changing ..
I share my opinions ..what I feel .. anything and everything that touches my heart ..

An ex-skater’s take on skating for children today

I was asked to post about skating for kids on one of my favorite parenting groups and I did an elaborate post on it. So decided to share the same here and would be editing more in a while 🙂
I have been a national skater .. Roller hockey player(more precisely)
I was introduced to skating when I was 4/5, was given a break and reintroduced at 10 years .. Again 🙂
So I know a lot of my friends were into skating since they were 3 ..

My dad was keen about sports .. So we were always playing/exploring/learning some sport or the other ..
We took skating as a sport – it was an integral part of our life ..
Activity is different from a sport ..

We were trained properly for skating .. If we had to do 1hr of skating .. It was always 1 hr or even more preparing for it, warm up, exercises, flexibility, crunches and so on ..

Sometimes skating was just skipped 🙂
What I wanted to emphasise is .. Our bodies were prepared for skating .. (Since i have been hearing in the groups that legs being not strong enough and all — i really can’t comment on this because we had dedicated coaches and they took care that we were strong and developed us )
Also there are techniques as to how we should be skating ..

1.  you would need jonex skates with the brake removed .. to start with and would move on to quads, inline ..

You get the jonex skates in any sports shops .. Plastic skates are a dud and a big NO-NO 🙂

Attaching the pic of jonex .. These are size-adjustable as well

2. You would need bend your knees and skate ..

3. You need to learn to fall first i.e fall on your bums 😆

4. You would need to learn balancing on 1 leg at time first and then both the legs ..

5. You would need to learn to brake 🙂

6. You are ready to go 🙂

Skating is/was always fun .. We used to cover places on skates .. Hockey is any day fun to watch or play 🙂

Thank you Amruta Ramsubramaniam for asking me to post 🙂 nostalgic .. 🙂 Much love ❤️

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The negatives in me

I suddenly ask my dad .. “DAD whats my asset?? What am I good at?” He doesn’t even think and starts answering about my negatives .. Procrastination .. He is about to go on, when I ask him to hold on and TELL ME ONLY ABOUT MY POSITIVE TRAITS!

He then tells me “You have everything in positive and all the assets to be positive. You are not cunning/send positive vibes around, determined and all ..

But I really don’t understand why you fail to do anything completely ..

YOU GIVE UP IN THE MIDDLE!”

Is he right? Of course he is .. as always .. I don’t get the drive always within me to complete what I  started .. Is it always? Well the only time I push myself beyond despite of everything is when I am doing things for others .. selflessly .. Only when I don’t get anything, I surprisingly push myself!

Well also I realized if any work dint interest me anymore, I just leave it unless it affects gravely ..

I actually found the retrospect strange.

But, this has been the start for me and my retrospection and a long way to go 🙂

P.S. This post has been procrastinated forever 😀 and I decide to complete it 🙂 today i.e. 1.9.2016.

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That hideout of our divinity

I received this message as a forward mail.
According to an old Hindu legend, there was a time when all human beings were gods, but they abused their divinity.
 
So, Brahma, the chief God, decided to take the divinity away from them and hide it somewhere they could never find it.
 
Brahma called a council of the gods to help him decide where to hide the divinity.

“Let’s bury it deep in the earth,” said the gods. But Brahma answered, “Humans will dig into the earth and find it.”

Some gods suggested, “Let’s sink it in the deepest ocean.” But Brahma said, “No, Human will learn to dive into the ocean and will find it.”
 
Then some gods suggested, “Let’s take it to the top of the highest mountain and hide it there.”

Brahma replied, “Human will eventually climb every mountain and take up their divinity.” Then all the gods gave up and said, “We do not know where to hide it, because it
seems that there is no place on earth or ocean that human beings will not eventually reach.”

Brahma thought for a long time said, “We will hide their divinity deep into the center of their own being, Humans will search for it here and there but they wont look for the divinity inside their true selves.”

All the gods agreed that this was the perfect hiding place, and the deed was done.
 

And since then, humans have been going up and down the earth, digging, diving, climbing, and exploring, searching for something, which already lies within themselves.

“Divinity lies within us all”

I was completely bowled! The point was made so subtly and precisely.
So sure-shot was Brahma’s hidey-hole!
No wonder we have to dig out the humanity/divinity within us to reach out!
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can I give my baby a made-in-India chemical-free product??

When my new-born toiletries had to be purchased,my husband knowing of my ‘Made in India’ madness brought me a gift pack of Himalaya Babycare. I was actually very happy. Its herbal too. I never wanted the traditional Johnsons & Johnsons (Though I love their smell). it was too much chemicals for my baby to handle I thought. Himalaya massage oil, bubble soap, shampoo, diaper cream, powder everything suited my baby pretty well. ‘Any cream is too much chemicals’ my 1 year old mommy cousin told me and I happily used the baby cream on my face 😉

When my baby had the usual baby rash – milia, I was worried though I needn’t be.

Then one day I saw a paraben-free Himalaya shampoo I checked the other products, and I was surprised to find the rest of them hoarded with chemicals.

It struck me HERBAL PRODUCTS NEED NOT BE PARABEN FREE. I hurriedly checked the baby product ingredients and was shocked to see they are NOT PARABEN FREE. I felt seriously let down by Himalaya Baby Care.

I mean if you can thinking of giving a shampoo paraben free, what about the gentle baby care??!

I quickly browsed through and settled down to Chicoo and Pigeon which do have natural ingredients and are paraben free, but hell yeah not chemical free.

I was still happy with the Himalaya powder which seems chemical free and actually helped me overcome mild-severe diaper rashes.

And then as I was searching for chemical free products, I came accross the Miss B page on Biotique .. Ah Someone Who thinks like me and actually did something about it and its BIG!

India or Bharat has ancient wisdom which is wasted because its too tedious .. Well better say We have become lazy!! Biotique tries its hand in capturing that ancient wisdom in packaged bottles and have to say it does the job pretty well. Not once did their products broke me out .. They either work or don’t!!

So my baby’s products will be from Baby Biotique.. – Made in India and I so love their smell 🙂 and their products ..

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The most forgiving person in my life

I have met the most forgiving person in my life – my daughter Aadya!

She doesn’t blame me for things I do or things I din’t do…

She sees me with a fresh +ve perspective every minute.
She smiles at me if I attend her even if she is unhappy the previous min!

Ah ! How I wish every one I meet and me myself too have the same perspective as my daughter!

Oh ! What a wonderful place this world would be!

Lessons from an infant!

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