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Mother’s Day at Barbeque Nation

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The sweetie pies at Barbeque Nation surprised me last weekend with an invite to a lunch. This was a part of a general event across all their outlets to celebrate and appreciate moms.

The PR person who sent me the invite didn’t mention any particular theme in the email. It was one of those standard PR invites with the date and time and request to be there, and blog about it later.

So, I was really taken by surprise by the very special welcome and the pampering that followed.

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

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If you are a regular reader of this blog, you would have come to know that I am on a bit of a John Le Carré kick right now. I finished The Tailor of Panama a couple of months back, then picked up The Spy Who Came in from the Cold. Unlike The Tailor of Panama, which was nice but bloated, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold is short and really cold.

Teaser Tuesdays: The Spy who came in from the cold

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I tried to read The Spy Who Came In From The Cold when I was a teenager and quickly dumped it. I was looking for action. It’s not that sort of story. Le Carré’s not that sort of espionage writer.

Instead this book is a complex, slow, unglamorous rendering of life in the espionage world in the post World War 2 era. There are no good guys and no bad guys. And in the end, no happy endings for anybody.

How to Cope with Sudden Illness or Disability?

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Suddenly being faced with a life-threatening illness or disability is one of the most terrible things that can happen to you. However, if you have been brought into this situation unexpectedly, it’s up to you to make the most out of it. You can either let this illness or disability define you and what you can do in your life or you can continue to define your own life as you had been doing before the event. We know that this is going to be a tough time for you to go through, but we hope that this article can help you get through the worst of it. Keep reading down below to learn the top ways we think that you can learn to cope with your new illness or disability.

Avoid These 7 Mistakes Before Setting Out to Camp in The Woods

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Take your simple and calming trip to the next level by getting camping right. There’s not much that you can do wrong during camping and becoming one with nature and your friends/family in a trip where you get to sleep beneath the stars. But don’t be mistaken, because there are some things you might end up neglecting that might turn your fun camping trip into a boring one. If you want to wake up to chirping birds in a tent that won’t let the bed bugs bite and sit out by the fire and tell ghost stories with ease, keep the following things in mind and make no mistakes. Here are some regrets to avoid when it comes to camping

Wedding Loans by Tata Capital

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Planning a wedding this year? You just may be in luck.

For this most special day in your life, there are tons of things you need to plan for – such as an exotic honeymoon, a professional photo-shoot, jewelry and dresses for the bride and groom, catering for the bash, the list is just endless. And all these things need some cold, hard cash in hand. Now that a lot of the demonetization frenzy has died down, most wedding planners have gone back to the same old “only cash or PayTM” formula.

And then come the compromises – one by one you chip away at your dream until your wedding dreams more closely resemble nightmares.

This is pretty much what happened at our wedding. The honeymoon in Switzerland was swapped with something close by. The reception jewels were borrowed, and we basically made do.

Thankfully, this need not be the case now.

Tata Capital has now come up with a wedding loan that can make anyone’s wedding wishes come true.

A Crafty DIY session with Robb from Mad Stuff with Rob

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On Sunday, Max Fashions launched the sixth edition of Max Kids Festival 2017 at Phoenix Marketcity, Bangalore, and it was such a blast. I went with Snubnose for this event because she’s always interested in all-things crafts. Besides, the event was being conducted by DIY Robb – the extremely popular YouTuber whose shows she follows obsessively.

Teaser Tuesdays: The Husband’s Secret

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For some reason (maybe the blurb at the back of the book, or the comparisons with Gone Girl), I read this book thinking it was going to be a thriller. Turns out that there are some thrills in it, but it’s more of a woman’s fiction kind of book – somewhere along the lines of The Escape Artist. I must be living under a rock or something, but it seems like there’s a new lighter, more emotional sort of thriller that’s getting popular these days.

Here’s a teaser, that I thought was quite true in general about long-married couples. What do you think?