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From the moment our children enter our lives, we realize that it’s our responsibility to skill them appropriately, in order to help the tiny tots master the art of life.
As parents, it’s of utmost importance for us to guide our little ones in the right direction. However, in this process of parenting, we tend to overlook the fact that these young members of the family, in return, are teaching a plethora of valuable lessons to us too.
I hope you would agree that children and adventure go hand in hand. It is remarkable to see the kind of energy and curiosity they bring into any everyday activity. Their inquisitive nature and ability to be full of happiness makes the mundane joyous and exploratory. This is an important life lesson for all of us grownups, to find wonder and charm in small things we do.
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We, as parents, are sometimes extra cautious or even anxious to try out new things. But imbibing our children’s fearless approach to novel things can be a good precedent for many of us in order to expand our horizon and leave our reservations aside.
Even while interacting with children, we realize how important it is to open up and express our thoughts. The myriad of emotions displayed by children right from being happy, sad, sensitive, helpful, loving; we have a lot to learn from them as parents. It teaches us the importance of venting out our own feelings as much as possible to stay a cheerful person.
Expressing one’s emotions manifests transparency in one’s nature and helps in forming stronger bonds. In fact, there are various products as well, which are associated with Early Childhood Development and Learning that can facilitate parents and children to strengthen their bond further.
Being a parent myself, I understand the importance of this connection and through my newly launched e-store, the Brainy Bear Store, I have endeavored to provide a range of innovative products and systemic learning aids that aim to make early childhood learning interactive and fun for both parents and children. These products have been pedagogically mapped to shape the child’s growth, health, and happiness, which will further aid the parent and child cohesively. All the parents out there can find a wide range of unique products that will assist their child to achieve the milestones in vital cognitive, fine motor, and sensory skills.
The products of the store aim to help children in various aspects of their life while providing valuable lessons to the parents simultaneously. As a Parenting Coach, my advice to all the parents out there would be to find time, play, interact and be open to learning with your children as they grow. For, when they learn, you explore! (IANS/KB)
Super model and actress Hailey Bieber said she is lucky to have a husband like Justin Bieber, refuting rumours of the ace singer not treating her properly. Hailey was speaking at singer Demi Lovato's podcast '4D With Demi Lovato', dailymail.co.uk reported.
Talking about her popstar husband and rumours around their marriage, Hailey said: "I think one of the biggest things is you have to know what the truth is behind everything. You know, there's so many narratives that float around about me, about him, about us together." She addressed the rumours point blank as she said: "There's one big fat narrative that goes around that's like, 'Justin is not nice to her, and that he mistreats her', and I'm just like, it's so far from the truth, and it's the complete and utter opposite."
Hailey went on to set the record straight about Justin, who she married in 2018. She said: "I really am lucky to say I'm with someone who is extremely respectful of me, who makes me feel special every single day. So when I see the opposite of that, I'm just like, 'Huh?' And everybody around who knows us personally would say the same thing." (IANS/ MBI)
Keywords: Hailey Bieber, Justin Bieber, husband, respectful, truth, married
Among the Tamil epics written during the Sangam age, only a few survived to this day. Manimegalai is one such. It is written as a sequel to the Sillapadikaram, taking the story forward of Kovalan and Madhavi's daughter, Manimegalai. The Sillapadikaram is about the injustice of the Madurai kingdom in the execution of Kovalan, which turned Kannagi, his wife into a goddess seeking vengeance for her husband's death. Kovalan, before his death, has an affair with a court dancer, Madhavi, and his daughter, Manimegalai, is said to begin a different tradition among the Tamils.
The epic, written by Sattanar, introduces Buddhism to Dravidian culture, something that has been alien to them for years. Manimegalai is the protagonist, who flees constantly from the pursuit of Chola prince Udhayakumara, and tries to lead an ascetic life. Throughout the plot, Buddhist tenets are used to avoid the culmination of a love-story. Manimegalai is believed to be the anti-love story sequel to the Sillapadikaram.
A complete work of Tamil epic written by hand on leaves Image source: wikimedia commons
The Sillapadikaram was written by a Jain monk, Illango Adigal, and Sattanar, uses the sequel to question Jainism. It is almost a political battle between two new religions competing for a place in a predominantly Hindu society. Parts of Manimegalai even go to the extent of opening ridiculing Jain practices and beliefs.
Critics of Tamil literature have stated that while the Tamil epics have great poetic significance, they are inferior to other world epics when it comes to clearly portraying religious affiliations. In fact, they refer to the newer religions with an infant's perspective. Some scholars have found that Sillapadikaram has more ethical substance than its sequel, but in and of itself, despite being written by a Jain monk, reads like Hindu poetry (Subhramanya Aiyar, 1906).
Keywords: Manimegalai, Sillapadikaram, Tamil Epic, Sattanar, Ilango Adigal, Chola kingdom, Sangam Age, Buddhism
The Covid-19 pandemic could act as an inflection point to shift India's growth model from being consumption driven to investments-led. In its Ecoscope report, Motilal Oswal Financial Services, said: "With Covid-19 hurting India's 'Household' (HH) and 'Government' sectors adversely, the continuity of strong consumption growth is in question."
"On the contrary, with listed companies' financial positions improving and an uptick in household investments in the Real Estate sector (called physical savings), the narrative of investment-led recovery is gaining momentum." The report prescribed that various economic participants - households, governments, listed companies, and unlisted corporates -- to increase their fixed asset investments in the immediate future based on their financial position.
The Covid-19 pandemic could act as an inflection point to shift India's growth model from being consumption driven to investments-led. | Photo by Fusion Medical Animation on Unsplash
At present, the listed and unlisted corporate sector accounts for only about half of total investments in India. The 'HH' sector including unincorporated enterprises accounts for 35-40 per cent in India's investments, while the remaining 12-13 per cent is contributed by centre and states governments. Besides, the report cited that demand environment is expected to remain subdued due to weak financial position of 'HH' and government sector.
"Despite household investments picking up strongly in 2HFY21, given that Indian households bore the maximum brunt of Covid-led losses in CY20 (and CY21), we believe household spending would remain subdued over the next few years." It further pointed out that unless 'HH', 'Unlisted Corporate', and government sectors can improve their financial positions -- leading to a demand uptick -- a strong revival in investments seems challenging. (IANS/ MBI)
Keywords: India, covid, pandemic, growth, household, government, investment