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The Guardian Deities of Tamil Nadu- lesser know deities of Hinduism

Wow. You have done good background work to collect these details. Good write up in the area which is usually over looked by non tamils who visit tamilnadu.

Dealing with the Empty Nest Syndrome

Very beautifully written! We all go through similar emotions when our kids move out . The degree of missing them varies depending on the bond between the parents and the children. It is surely wise to cherish the new found free time by keeping oneself occupied with ones long lost hobbies and more quality time between the parents. Maybe give more time to ones aging parents who too must be missing us ! Meditation and Yoga does the magic trick too !

Sujata Bajaj – an artist metamorphosing from the global to the glocal

Very well painted Portrait of a very Significant International Artist! Congratulations!!

Dreams of the Middle class Mother

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