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World Mosquito Day: 5 flowers that can keep mosquitoes at bay

Written by: Samhati Bhattacharjya

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World Mosquito Day, which is observed every year on Aug 20 across the globe, was first established in 1897, after Sir Ronald Ross discovered the link between mosquitoes and malaria transmission. This particular day is aimed to raise awareness about the causes of malaria and how it can be prevented, as well as fundraising for research into the cure of malaria. However, World Mosquito Day also commemorates the groundbreaking work of the British doctor.

Although World Mosquito Day is not one of the most celebrated international days, but it surely is an important one, especially after the sudden rise of mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue, yellow fever, chikungunya and zika. The doctors have been urging the members of the public to be careful and to avoid breeding places in their houses by emptying, covering, or treating any items that hold water.

There are a number of chemical products in the market that claim to wipe out mosquitoes. But, the scientists have proved that those products can eventually harm us more as those use harsh synthetic agents. Thus, it’s high time that we should find out a natural way to combat such pest problems. On the occasion of World Mosquito Day, we have listed down 5 anti-mosquito plants and flowers that can be the best mosquito-repelling plants to plant in the garden.

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Lavender: Flowers are definitely a treat to the senses, but Lavender is one such flower that can keep mosquitoes at bay. The oil of this flower is a known mosquito repellent and is a common ingredient in topical creams that ward off mosquitoes. In order to drive out these disease-causing insects, one can use either the flower or its oil on the skin.

Four o’ clock flower: This flower is also known by its scientific name Mirabilis jalapa or the marvel of Peru. The four o’ clock flower is a common sight in most of the Indian nurseries that we have around our houses. The flower has a unique tendency to bloom at around 4 pm every day. Scientific evidence suggests that the flower extracts were known to be effective against An. stephensi, Ae. aegypti and Cx. quinquefasciatus breeds of mosquitoes and killing their larvae.

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Marigold: The marigold flower used as one of the key ingredients for all religious purposes across India. It is already quite known for being an excellent medicine for all sorts of skin conditions. But, at the same time the extracts of marigold exhibits good mosquito repelling qualities. Experts say that these flowers contain pyrethrum, an ingredient that is often included in insects sprays.

Rosemary: These flowers are extremely effective at repelling mosquitoes. Rosemary flowers can be grown both inside or outside the house and surprisingly this plant maintains its effectivity even after trimming.

Tulsi flower: The sacred holy basil or tulsi plant is present in almost every Hindu household as it is revered for its religious significance and health benefits. People generally use the sap of the plant for treating skin diseases. But, it’s is a rare known fact that the flowers of the tulsi plant are equally therapeutic, especially when it comes to warding off mosquitoes.  One can crush the flowers and rub the fragrant remnants on the skin to keep the mosquitoes away from biting you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bleeding: A boon or a curse?

Written by: Angana Sen Gupta

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Dude why the hell is she shouting for no reason? Is she PMSing?”, “Why do you need a leave every month? How can you simply fall sick every month?”,”Dude, she is extremely cranky. I think it’s ‘that’ time of the month.”

I am sure, every girl has gone through these questions most of the times in their life, since men fail to understand that “that time of the month”, is called the menstrual cycle. And, the most important thing is that woman are taught not to speak out loud about it as it’s something that needs to be a hush-hush affair.

Periods, is an open secret that everyone is aware of because it’s the first step to bringing a new soul into this world. Women bleed because they have the capacity of holding, nurturing another human being in their womb and then giving birth to the new soul. According to the societal norms (no matter how modern is your society), a woman’s job is to give birth, but then this same society cannot accept the fact of her bleeding every month. Now, that is where the hypocrisy lies. Isn’t it?

Since a girl first gets her period, she is taught to act like a matured person, maintain a certain decency and to act normal. Now the question lies that how can you act normal by bleeding at least 4 days every month? When the pain is enormous and the blood loss is high, how can you expect someone to keep their mouth shut and not to even make the slightest of whispers, why? The society will come to know.

I remember when I first got my periods, my mother had asked me to stay away from my best friend, only because he was a guy. I was asked to be extra careful while wearing a white PT skirt because of the stains it might get. My friend was laughed on by all the boys in the class and shouted upon by a lady teacher only because she had stained her white skirt while playing basket ball. The humiliation was so much for her to take that since that day she has not touched the basket ball yet.

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Well the question is very simple. Is it only the girls’ responsibility to maintain the decorum of the society? In a co-education school, the first lesson on reproduction is taught to both the genders isn’t it? Then why do we need to shy away from such a natural thing? Why can’t parents be more open about it with their children since education begins at home? The amount of rapes and molestation is increasing in our society all thanks to this open secrecy. Society blames a woman if she is raped the reason being even she has enjoyed it then how can that be rape? Oh yes! Why don’t we do something then? Let us also try inserting objects in your private parts and claim how come that be rape? Even you received pleasure out of it, isn’t that so?

Yes, during periods a woman or a girl does act cranky because that is when the hormones in the body change. For some, the pain increases so much that even using the toilet becomes a curse. And, mind you this is not once in a while, this is the story every month. That employee who takes leave every month once is because her stomach aches to an extent where she can’t even sit. According to doctors, this is the time when a woman’s body needs maximum rest. But, how can that happen? You are expected to come to work everyday. When you want to ask for a leave, you are asked questions to an extent that you are humiliated and oh at times you also get to listen: “This is so normal. Why are you even creating a fuss about it?”

But, thankfully a few companies are now changing this so called norms. Brands like Nike, have come up with menstrual leaves, where a woman can take a paid or an unpaid leave if she is unable to come to work due to menstruation. The labor laws of Asian countries like Japan, Indonesia, North Korea and Taiwan also state that woman are entitled to paid or unpaid leaves during their menstruation cycle for one or two days. Thankfully, even a Mumbai based company Culture Machine has come up with the first day leave for the woman to help them overcome the pain of periods.

Yes, leave for woman during “those days” is still a controversial topic and can affect their performance and also been seen as sexism. But, why can’t we just take an initiative for it. You never know this might help in improving the organisation in a better way and also save woman from such stupid remarks and comments. Let’s help our girls to be more confident, secured and happy. If, we can’t reduce the pain at least we can try reducing it and not humiliating a woman for the strength she has.

 

 

 

 

A Tale of Memories

Written by: Dipanwita Ghosh

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I remember my fellow schoolmates finding history, language and literature very difficult and boring as those papers demanded “lengthy” answers. But, I wasn’t a part of that pack. I loved to write pages after pages; sometimes even while solving mathematic problems just to remember the steps, till I attended a certain age. So, here I am penning down my thoughts and sharing those with you.

We, Bengalis have a ritual called ‘Annaprashon’ (Rice Feeding Ceremony), where a new born is fed rice for the first time. An interesting component of the ritual is when the priest offers things like book, pen, money (and a few other things which I can’t recall) to the baby and it is believed that the kid would excel in the area related to the thing the baby picks up. I have been told that I picked up the Pen. As a result, my parents were elated thinking that I would excel in studies. However, the story turned out to be remarkably different.

 

Studies were a big no-no for me since nursery. I loved dancing. I can vividly remember my first stage performance at the age of five. I was being extremely angry when my costume was not fitting me well. Little did I know that the dresser would use the same dress for a five-year-old and a 15-year-old. Tears rolled down my bubbly cheeks, till my teacher came and dressed me up with her childhood dress. Oh, how I miss those pampering!

We were seven people in the family, and we stayed in a small two-and-a-half room of a rented house at that time. My mother had a deep regret that we did not have a roof of our own. My brother and I, however, never felt the absence of our own house. We had a very caring neighbour and we used to spend hours at their place. The neighbour had two daughters, who also happened to be my mother’s students. I do not know what they dreaded more: Mom giving them mathematic lessons or me styling their hair with a display of novice skills. Now, when I see small kids do such things to me, I realise how much the sisters loved me. Yes, I miss their love!

I was treated like I was the gem of my family. I was very dear to my uncles and my grand-mother. Although, I didn’t get to spend much time with her, but, I made sure to extract as much love as possible from my uncles. Neither of them ever shied away from fulfilling my wishes. As someone who loves to gorge on chaats to this day, my childhood was a plate full of fuchkas, aloo-kabli and churmur. It was a routine for my uncles to sneak in chaats for me, without my Mom noticing it. I used to have biriyani as often as a ‘normal’ person would have daal-bhaat. I distinctly remember the day when I first learnt to write Bengali alphabets on computer: it was like magic for a nursery kid. Yes, I miss that magic!

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Meanwhile, my relationship with my father was a bit different. One of the funniest incidents with my Dad was right towards the end of my winter vacations. The night before the school was supposed to re-open, I asked my Dad to get me New Year greeting cards for my friends. He promised to get them the next day. But, I was extremely angry with him. “How could he say that he would get me cards the ‘next day’ when I wanted them right away?” Disappointed, I took out my language notebook and turned to the page where I had penned the essay about ‘My Father’. I quickly changed some words around and soon the “best father” had become the “worst father”. I never knew, until I had grown up, that it had hurt him so much that he got me the cards the same night. And, yes of course, I had immediately updated the essay again and my father was back with his winners title of the “best father”. Frankly, I was very scared of him, mostly because I knew I could never meet his expectations. I remember the day when while dropping me to school, he said that he dreamt of me going to the US some day. Poor me, he never knew how upsetting it was for me to think that his dream would never come true. But as they say, sometimes, the wishes of your parents can turn into blessings for you. Now at the age of 26, I can proudly call myself a ‘US-return’. Credit goes to you, Dad. Thank you for holding onto me with conviction and putting me on the right track. Yes, I miss his decisions now!

Mom, if there is anyone in this world whom I can dedicate my success and achievements, it is only you. You consoled me whenever I broke down. And, you continue to do the same even today. I hated the thought that maths was most important to you, even more important than me (as I thought at that time). But, today I realize that it is always good to have something inanimate in your life, may be ahead of a human, because it might turn out to be the only shelter where you can turn to in times of distress. Words wouldn’t suffice if I keep writing about you, so let me just say; I may not be a good daughter but, you will always remain the best Mom in this world. And yes, I miss you, Maa!

Here I am, letting the wonderful people in my life know how much they mean to me and how their love and affection have shaped me to what I am today. In this fast paced life, we often forget to stop and thank the next person, who helped us to grow. So, people take a moment out of your busy schedule and thank those important people in your life. There are many wonderful people in your life; thank them for the love, the care and most importantly, for the time they have shared with you. As you know that you can pay back everything, but not time!

I am curvy and I know it: The diary of a fat girl

Written by: Angana Sen Gupta

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“Bhaiya next parathe main thora ghee zyada dalna. Aaj kal aap bade kanjusi kar rahe ho.”

Yes, that’s me fighting for that extra spoon of ghee like every other day and also witnessing those curious stares all filled with one simple question: Are you kidding me woman?

The reason being very simple. I am a 24-year-old, over weight girl, who is least concerned about her scales, rather is more concerned about her taste buds and do not like to deprive them from the simple joy of life which is food.

Since childhood, I have been this fat little chubby girl who would roam around talking to every other person she met.  As time passed, thanks to my father’s genes, not only was I broad and fat, to add on to it I became really tall. Hence, now is a ‘gigantic’ figure.

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I have never been very concerned about my figure but thanks to our society, more than me they show all kinds of concern. My parents were always asked: “Is she suffering from thyroid?” “Have you tried consulting a dietician for her?” “Does she only eat and do no physical exercise?” “Why don’t you try making her a bit concerned about her figure?” “She is a girl, who will marry her if she remains fat like this?” etc. and the list never ended. Obviously, my parents did get affected and they tried everything possible to make me thin. But unfortunately, all their efforts went into the drains.

Not only this. Every fat person has experienced certain things in life, from shopping to travelling. For example, when you go out shopping, your size availability becomes a headache because you don’t have the perfect hourglass figure according to the societal norms. Travelling in a public transport? From the time you take the bus till the time you get down, those eyes constantly look at you and think is she sitting on two seats and paying for one. In fact, if your luck is really bad then an auto driver may even reject you or ask you to sit exactly in the middle so that the auto does not topple down.

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And yes thanks to our media, who have successfully materialized woman to such an extent that, if you are fat you automatically become untouchable or someone with whom you cannot be noticed. A girl should be typically thin. If you are fat, you are either sympathized or looked down upon no matter how hardworking or talented you might be.

The worst scenarios happen when a fat woman wants to get married and that too in a typical arrange marriage structure. As it is, according to Indian culture a girl’s family is never to demand anything on top of that if the girl is fat, it’s like the end of the world for her parents. I have a simple question to all the would-be- groom’s mothers. Is your son even a good human being owing to the recent scenarios of rapes and bride killing for dowry, that you come to a girls house, sit, eat and then humiliate her and her family only because she is fat?

According to recent studies, over 55% of obese people have higher chances of falling prey to acute depression. In our culture, thin is equal to beautiful and being overweight can lower self-esteem, a known trigger for depression. This results in anxiety, low performance, and a greater number of reported suicide attempts.

Thus, the girl you just called fat might be starving to death just to fit into the group. The woman you just rejected from the job might have a family that she needs to support. The girl who was not given the opportunity to give the presentation only because she was not presentable enough has spent nights sleepless just to make the perfect slide.

Obesity can be from various reasons and it is something which is curable. It’s nothing to be ashamed about. Judging someone by their size only reflects your mindset. No one is perfect. Just try accepting people as they are and this you never know might save some one’s life as well.

 

Friendship Day Messages: Celebrating Friendship Day

Friendship Day, a day to celebrate all the special bonds in our lives. Friendship is not restricted only among Friends. Any relationship should have friendship in order to take it forward. Yes, many of you might ask that isn’t love important for a relationship? Yes it is, but it is said that Friendship is there for the place where Love brings tears. This Friendship Day we have got a huge number of messages from all our readers who wanted to share their feeling of friendship and love for their friends and beloved ones through us. So here we go:

1) Anish Das wants to wish his friends Ayan, Bittu, Sounak and Rahul a very Happy Friendship Day. Here is the message:

Guys you all are very special to me. Today we are completing 8 long years of our Friendship and I am sure that we all can make it to 50 long years. Cheers to our Friendship. Love you guys. Happy Friendship Day!

2) This message is for Kaushik from Ananya:

50 years from now, I’d be so old I might forget you. I might not remember ever knowing you, or might forget I once cared for you. I might.. but I won’t. You mean a lot to me. Thank you for such a good friend. Happy Friendship Day.

3) Rahul wants to say something to Ria. Here is his message:

I won’t promise to be your friend forever, because I won’t live that long. But let me be your friend as long as I live. Thanks for everything. Happy Friendship Day. A big hug!

4) Aritri wants to wish her friends Keya, Anil, Rupsha, Shaonli and Riju a very Happy Frienship Day. Here is her message for you guys:

In a very short time we have become very good friends. I shared great moments with you. Hope to cherish this friendship forever. Wish you a very Happy Friendship Day.

5) Ananya wishing Gourav a very Happy Friendship Day:

I find it difficult to find apt words to describe you, you know how much you mean to me. Thank you for being with me throughout my life. Wishing you Happy Friendship Day.

6) Kaushiki wants to wish Sourav a very Happy Friendship Day:

Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart. And that’s exactly what you have done. Happy Friendship Day.

7) Trisha sent us this message for her best friend Pragya:

God made us best friends because he knew our parents couldn’t handle us as sisters.

8) Soniya’s message for Luv, her best friend:

I may not make you smile always but I will be best person I could be for you always. Wishing you the best greetings of friendship day.

9) Paromita has got a lovely message for Oishi. Here it goes:

In this WORLD, where everything seems UNCERTAIN,  only one thing is DEFINITE. You’ll always be my FRIEND, beyond WORDS, beyond TIME and beyond DISTANCE!  HAPPY FRIENDSHIP DAY!!! Loads of LOVE.

10) Rohit wants to wish his brother, Rony a very Happy Friendship Day because he thinks that Rony is his best friend.

 I believe in angels, the kind that heaven sends. God has sent an angel as my brother and that’s you. I can share all my thoughts with you, cry with you, laugh with you and fight with you. What else do I need? Thank you Rony. Love You!

11) Ahana’s message for Dimpy, Rohita, Apeksha and Aswathy:

Friendship is a little more trust, A little less try, A little more laugh, And a little less cry, A little more WE and a little less I. Happy Friendship Day!

12) Deeksha wishing Friendship Day to Raktim:

We gain and lose things every day. But trust me on one thing: YOU WILL NEVER LOSE ME! I will always be there as a friend. Happy Friendship Day.

13) Roshni has sent this quote for her closest friend Akash. Have a look:

Being your friend is my basic necessity, Missing you is my habit, Fighting with you is my speciality, But forgetting you is like taking my life out of me! Don’t go away from me Motu! Happy Friendship Day with loads of love.

14) Anwesha’s message for her best friends Riya, Krish, Yug, Ruchi and Sneha.

Friendship is about bringing out the positive when everything seems negative…Being accepted for who you are…Being able to pick up right where you left off…Sharing, talking, and laughing…Friendship. So, Happy Friendship Day guys.

15) This quote and message is for Aishika from Kaustav.

‘Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another.’ Bujhli kichu? Char. Happy Friendship Day pagli. Love you!

16) Mohini wishes Happy Friendship Day to Shalmali, Vishal, Kaustav, Abhijit, Vivek, Rani, Priya, Aatish, Pranali and Arush.

Milna bichadna sab kismat ka khel hai, Kabhi nafrat to kabhi dilo ka mail hai, Beek jata hai har rishta duniya me, Sirf dosti hi yaha ‘NOT FOR SALE’ hai. Happy Friendship Day guys.

17) Priyanka and Souravi wishes their best friend Madhuchanda a very Happy Friendship Day. Here is the message:

Friend is one, who (F)inds you in a (R)ush of people, (I)nspires you to do something in life, catch your (E)motions and (N)ever leaves you till (D)eath. Cheer up Madhu. Happy Friendship Day!

18) Karan has sent this message for his best friends Mohit and Siddharth.

Despite the advice about choosing your friends wisely, you really cannot choose your friends. They choose you.Our paths may change as life goes along, but the bond between friends remains ever strong. Happy Friendship Day.

19) Sania has sent this special request for her friend Sneha. 

Don’t ever think that you can live without friend. Friend is the best thing in the world. So, let’s sort out everything and make this friendship even more stronger. Happy Friendship Day.

20) Chaity wants to wish her friend Nikhil a very Happy Friendship Day.

A very happy friendship day to us. Hope we survive through all our fights and cries. Love you loads.

21) Bikash has sent this message for Ankita.

Friends let you know that you are not alone on the road of life. And you have made me realise that I am not alone. A very Happy Friendship Day. Thank you for everything.

22) Nikita has sent this beautiful message for her best friend and love, Nilesh: 

Thank you so much for your time, patience and love. You are my closest friend on this planet. I love you and I miss you, always. Happy Friendship Day.

23) Arup has sent this quote for Anik.

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” Happy Friendship Day.

24) Mayukh has sent this interesting question for his best friend Raja.

Golden rules to feel happy meet a friend, call a friend, talk to your friend, hug a friend, and love a friend. So what’s your plan today? Let’s meet? Happy Friendship Day.

25) Ritwika wishes a very Happy Friendship Day to Anurag.

Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies. And I am lucky to have you in my life. Happy Friendship Day.

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Happy Mother’s Day: Mother’s Special

A special message from Averi Neogi for her Mother:

The best person in my life is my Mumma. She is my WORLD, my beau ideal.

I still remember my nursery days, when she used to drop me to school every morning, and as she used to turn back from the school gate, how badly I used to caterwaul. She came running to me, and taking into her arms she helped me to my class.

I used to be a notorious student, and sometimes Mumma was called by my teachers. Every time she used to hear the complaints from my teachers patiently and tried her best to make me obedient and disciplined.

I am just a fragment without her. She is my lifeline. Even my Board’s result came so good because of her support. Thoughts of leaving her anyway make me aberrant.

She is a person with refined and sociable tastes. I’ll remain beholden to her till my last breath of my life.

Happy Mother’s Day: Mother’s Special

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“Mother”- this isn’t a six lettered word only. It means the whole universe to all of us. No matter what happens Mothers are always with us to shower us with their love, pray and care. Mother was that bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries. So today on Mother’s Day, let us all unite and make this day special for Mothers and gift her with few surprises.

P.S. No gift to your mother can ever equal her gift to you!

Here it goes, all the one-liners along with the selfies and the pictures with cute messages for all your Moms.

1. Averi Neogi sent this one-liner for her Beautiful Mother.

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One relationship which is always with us is the one we share with our mothers. They are our guiding forces and are responsible for making us who we are. Mothers also shape our lives and our personalities and crediting them for the same is something one should do at every opportunity.

2. Progya Baul has this cute message for her Mother.

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Message: There‘s a Lady who was Born to be:  Marvellous

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                                                                            Tender

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 Realise Who She is? She is a Mother.

People search for Gods, but God is not rare to find. Our parents are Gods only. Generally, Fathers are busy with their work so it’s our Mothers who take care of us. Our Mothers teach us everything: how to eat, how to dress, how to react to any situation and so on and so forth. She listens to you and she is the person who calms you down. No matter what the scenario is Mothers will always make us feel better.

3. Radhika Vasanth’s one-liner for her Beautiful Mom.

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Mothers love us unconditionally. Many of you get frustrated at her for not letting you make your own decisions. But we don’t realise the reason behind it. This is because Mothers know that we won’t be able to make the best choice for us always. Her love is so unconditional that she is the best forgiver in this world.

4. Indrani Basu has sent us this beautiful message for her Lovely Mother.

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Message: The first thing that comes to mind when I hear the word mother is a friend for life in fact probably your first friend who will always be there no matter what. Mother means love, warmth, unending support to me because my Mum being my friend not from now but from the time I understood the term Friendship. My best friend with whom I have spend some most amazing time of my life. In life I have seen some major setback but the person who helped me bounce back is my Mum. Words will be less to define the bond that we share. I guess each and every day is a mother’s day. Million time I thought of saying this to you Mum but couldn’t that I just love u, and truly the first thought that comes to my mind when I’m sad or even happy is you. You are truly unique. A very Happy Mother’s day Mum. I might not be the best daughter but you without a shadow of doubt is the best mother I can ever have…Love YOU!

Mothers always encourage us to reach our full potential. She supports us to chase our dreams. She taught us what is Right and what is Wrong. She is always the voice of reason in the back of our heads, which helps us get through our bad days and make our good days even better. Most of all, Mothers teach us how to be compassionate and loving.

5. Durba Ganguly has sent a on-liner for her Ever-Smiling Mother.

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Mothers have loads of responsibilities and does all continuously without getting tired. She is the one whose job is unlimited without any fix job time and work. We cannot give her anything in return. We always keep complaining about our work schedule, some of us complain about pressure of studies. But have you ever thought about the tedious job that a Mother does since you are born?

6. Promita Baul has this sweet message for her Mother.

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Message: You gave me birth, you nurtured me, you gave me values, you contributed in becoming the person I am. Though thank you is not enough for all the compromises and sacrifices you made. Yet, I want to Thank You Mom.

Our mothers are like a security blanket to us because she saves us from all problems. She never regards her own problems and listens to us all time. She always wants to make us a good human being in the life and in order to do that she sacrifices all her dreams and supports us to achieve our goals.

7. Angana Sengupta shares her message and her best moment for her Lovely Mother.

Message: You have been my strength, power, confidence, a best friend and everything that a woman can be. For me you are that person who is my confidante and to whom I can come back again and again. You are my pride and honor Ma. No matter where I am or what I do, you will always be that one person I would call every night before I sleep or come back to. You have been and will always remain the Best Friend that I could ever wish for. A Very Happy Mothers Day Ma. You actually give me a proper definition of a mother. Loads and Loads of love from your and yours only Mani…

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Moment: When I left Kolkata for my masters I had this thought that with time my mother will get used to the fact that I am going to stay outside for the sake of my career. But on 13th October 2013, when I came home after 3 months, my mom just broke down in the airport irrespective of the fact that there were people looking at her. The hug that I got that day made me realize how much i meant for her. How much she had prepared just to see me after 3 months. From decorating my room to cooking all my favourite dishes to even getting me a teddy bear of my size, she had done it all. That was one moment I knew I meant the world to her. 

Our mothers are very special. Even after being tired she always smiles for us. She tells us different poems and stories while sleeping in the night. She helps us in preparing our project works and home works and helps us during exam time. She takes care of our uniform and school dress. She teaches us good manners, etiquettes, morality, humanity and helping others always in the life.

8. Anwesha Chatterjee has a message for both her Mother and her Choto Ma.

Message for her Mother: Ma, you mean the world to me. We fight together, cry together and being my best friend you always provide me with all the support and encouragement. And that’s why I am now what I am. The morals you teach you teach me, helps me always and from you I have learnt to be a good human being. Thank you for whatever you have done and you are doing for me. I badly need you every moment because without you my life will fall apart. Love you!

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Message for her Choto Ma:  You are no less than a Mother and you mean a lot to me. U never treated me as my aunt rather I always get a mother’s love from you. You are an angel sent by God for me and my Special Ma. Love you Choto Ma.

Every day should be a Mothers Day. Lets make sure we tell our moms how special they are to us. We might not show that but we believe in that.

9. Samhati Bhattacharjya shares her message for her Beautiful Mother.

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Message:  Maa, you are my strength, my confidence, my life and you are my pride. You have supported me all along. We fought many a times but at the end of the day, no matter what happens we laugh together. I don’t believe in expressing everything in words because I think some words are better not spoken. I love you Maa, always. Only one quote for you:

“My mother… she is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her.”

Without moms where would we be as a society? It is safe to say that our society would be significantly smaller, colder and more ill-mannered. It is our mom that teaches us how to nurture and how to love. It is through her guidance that we as individuals learn how to be empathetic and sympathetic to those around us. How many times have you been in a public place and seen a child get hurt and 3 or 4 moms run to the aid of that child. Obviously they are all not the child’s mother, but there is a need there… a willingness to make sure those around them are alright.

10. Namrata Ganguly painted this one as a mark of respect for all Mothers.

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Thus this year, on this Mother’s Day take the time to thank and love your mom. While in the end moms believe the greatest reward for all they have done is seeing their children turn into happy successful adults… they could all use a little acknowledgment a love from us along the way. Enjoy!

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