Akshata Shanbhag

SMOOTH HAIR

 ✔good hair ✔good mood  ✔good day  Right?  I do this every time I wash my hair. When I run my fingers through my dried hair, wow I can feel my hair so soft. After brushing, I style them the way I want. I call it Apple Cider Vinegar rinse.   Things required:  Apple Cider Vinegar …

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SOFT PALMS

  We all love soft palms. For those who have been blessed with it – great. But if your palms have gone rough over some time by the day to day activities, house chores or due to any other reasons then do try this.    Things required :  Coconut oil  Salt Lukewarm water  Moisturiser Lemon …

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HEALTH IS WEALTH

As simple as a throbbing headache or cold and cough can cause discomfort and if left untreated it may become worse.  We don’t realize this when we are healthy. Only when we learn that something is wrong with our health, do we begin to take the necessary steps.  I came across this quote ” If …

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LIFE

LIFE…We all go through peaks and valleys in our lives. Each one of us has different methods of coping mechanisms. But sometimes few people take extreme steps like Suicide and end their life. At any point in your life, has the thought of suicide crossed your mind?    Due to various reasons, a person decides …

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ROSE- A Story of Love and Hate

Chapter-1 THE MESSAGE   ” Mom, Mom ….”  ” What is it, Rose? You look nervous.  Why are you cracking your knuckles so hard ? What is the matter ?”  ” Mom, Paul is here. I saw him in the parking lot. I hope he does not ruin this day. It is my day. “ …

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MY NEW HOME

Part-1   ” I am sure Neena, Jai is having an affair. ”  ” C’mon Ritu. Jai loves you. He would never do such a thing. Nothing to hurt you.  You are unnecessarily worrying.”  Ritu knew that Jai was hiding something from her. She wanted to find out. All that she suspected was him having …

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DHWANI

Dhwani had lost her husband Prakash who was in the Indian Army when she was pregnant with their second child. Her elder son Jai was five. They had a lot of dreams. Prakash had promised that he would join Dhwani in the labour room as he had missed it during their first. Dhwani’s world was …

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UNITED WE STAND

General Edward was appointed as the new Mayor. He wanted to address the people of the town and hence had asked them to gather on the Municipal grounds. People had gathered on a Sunday morning. General Edward began his speech and wanted to tell the people what changes he had decided to bring about in …

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MIRACLES HAPPEN

“How many kids do you have?” “For how long have you been married?” “When are you  going to give us the good news?” “I do not know what karma we have done ” “In the very first year of marriage, she had a child.” Sony had to hear this time and again in her seven …

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MY FIRST FLIGHT

  I still remember my first flight: Bangalore to Chennai back then in January 2011 along with my husband. It was for a Visa interview in the United States of America.    I had taken one day leave from work. I had not mentioned the Visa interview at my workplace. I was newly married. It …

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