Make yourself employable

                  Anonymous  Q: Recently, you might have heard about the lost girlfrom my town Amravati. She is a 12-13year girl who went missing. After police and family drama, the girl was tr..

Jaldapara National Park:

  By SOMEN SENGUPTA, Where beasts nest in beauty  Be prepared for anything once you enter Jaldapara National Park of Doars. Anything means any event that can be counted as a sheer delight or a massive disappointment to a wildlife enthusiast..

Expand the circle of relations

Q. I'm a student of class XI from Bhilai. I want to pursue a career as a singer in English music, abroad. I take Hindi vocal classes and can sing well, but I want to become an English singer as I'm more passionate about English music. Should I go for it? ..

Purposeful engagement

Q. I am in class 12 right now, and less than 4 months remain for my boards! But whenever I sit to study, lot of thoughts crowd my mind. Though I push them away, they keep coming back. Please help me focus better. Ans. This is more like a symptom of worr..

Saving depressed young minds

  Ashi was irritated most of the times and she would lose patience with her younger sister. She had a school board examination on her head and she was worried of the outcome and her results. She did not like missing even a single mark in her exami..

Take a minute, change a life

By RITA AGGARWAL Ihope you are not thinking of suicide”, asked the counsellor. He smiled, looked into her penetrating eyes and said meekly “how did you know”. “I have been thinking about it for quite some time now. The only pers..

A stitch in time saves nine

  ■ By RITA AGGARWAL (Consulting Psychologist) A stitch in time saves nine The columnist can be reached at B/301, Shat -Tarka Aptts, Surendra Nagar, R.P.T.S Road, Nagpur, or on 7719975840, 2220250 and 2223322. She can also be reached at rita_aggar..

Face the challenge

EMOTIONS By RITA AGGARWAL A C Q.I am 21 years old and the only earning member of my family. My father is unemployed since last one year and hence I have to work to support my family as we have a loan of 20 lakh. I had a fight with my best friend and ..

Believe in yourself

I am in Class X and I not able to concentrate on my studies at all. My mind wanders off when I sit to study. I am deeply attracted to boys and frequently lie to my parents. I also stole money from my house some time back. Though my parents came to know ..

Introverts can be trained in social skills


Expectations in proportion

SHADES OF GREY BY RITA AGGARWAL I t is commonplace to think that we should have expectations in life for we must look forward to greater and better things and plan a good life for ourselves. But wise sages say we should not have expectations in life f..


My children are very fond of junk food. Now, I am worried about them as lately I realised that it is not good for them. My son eats noodles and wants it daily in tiffin. I am a working mother and confess that I have made fast food at times to save time ..

Lonavala and Lavasa

  By DR PRATIKSHA MAYEE S ummer heat in Nagpur simply gets unbearable in the month of May. Schools and colleges tend to reopen towards the end of June so one tends to have a vacation before the routine sets in. With the onset of monsoon the West..

Victims of coaching fads

  Q.I am a student of Pharmacy and I was in relationship with my classmate for one year. Last April, he broke up with me for another girl. Though he has drastic mood swings, he continues to be my best friend. Despite being in a relationship, he ge..

Save girls from seduction by adults

Q. It seems my friend is involved with some person whois above 50 years in age. She is just 19. He comes to herhome regularly. He is married. She often goes with himforlongdrives.Herparentsbelievehimblindly.Shepassedher 12th standard with 53%. She score..

Be aware of psychological maladies

■ By RITA AGGARWAL (Consulting Psychologist)       Be aware of psychological maladies The columnist can be reached at B/301, Shat -Tarka Aptts, Surendra Nagar, R.P.T.S Road, Nagpur, or on 7719975840, 2220250 and 2223322. She can also ..

Knotty emotions

  SHADES OF GREY BY RITA AGGARWAL Consulting Psychologist   Asociety that believes in good behaviour may not allow expressions of negative emotions. But negative emotions outnumber positive emotions in our minds as we feel them at all time..

Look for beginning signs

    ■ By RITA AGGARWAL (Consulting Psychologist)Look for beginning signs The columnist can be reached at B/301, Shat -Tarka Aptts, Surendra Nagar, R.P.T.S Road, Nagpur, or on 7719975840, 2220250 and 2223322. She can also be reache..

The delightful Dal Lake

If one wishes to witness poetry vacillate in a fluidic form, to hear and feel a certain tranquility even amid the quandary, one must visit the delightful Dal Lake in Jammu &Kashmir. It is also popularly known as the ‘Jewel in Srinagar’s ..

Vadodara - the centre for art

March 22 (By G Brindha) Like other Gujarati cities, this cosmopolitan ‘hydrocarbon capital’ of India is more than a business center. Infact, as my host Manoj Sharma describes, Vadodara is more inclined to art and tradition than to..