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Superna Motwane

  • Mind your manners: How to guide my children to handle various situations

    A lot of my time goes in trying to figure out how to guide my children to handle various situations, and brainstorming with other parents on how we should brave this new world of boors and bullies. The things that children pick up on along with table etiquette and party manners, are the things we...

    Monday, 15 September 2014 - 8:57am
  • Meeting for tea: New entertainment frenzy

    Meeting for tea used to be something that bored housewives did, while their children were out playing. Now it is trendy for an entire social event, a tea party is no longer for women above the age of 60 or below the age of six – it is an entirely trendy new time slot for the glitterati of today,...

    Monday, 21 July 2014 - 6:56am
  • The Caviar Chronicles…Food for thought

    Although it may appear so, I don’t really pride myself as a foodie. Yes, I love good food, is that even a thing to say? Does anyone not? And although I have actually been and done courses at an actual Swiss finishing School —Villa Pfieffuer — I’m really no good in a kitchen. At Villa Pfieffuer, for...

    Monday, 30 June 2014 - 7:10am
  • The Caviar Chronicles: Posh Tots

    The other day over a post-summer-vacation-catch-up lunch, some mothers were discussing their holidays abroad. Apart from the usual stories of plays watched, sights seen, restaurants visited and shopping done, we chanced upon the topic of behaviour of children. Most children-on-vacation stories are...

    Monday, 23 June 2014 - 9:59am
  • Space, salutations and those sticky in-betweens!

    As a nation, we have issues with personal space. Giving space that is. We have no boundaries and do not realise that sometimes, all people need is a little space. Stand in a line almost anywhere, and God forbid, there are a few inches of space behind you, someone will squeeze in.

    Monday, 26 May 2014 - 9:44am
  • Happy Belated Mother’s Day!

    Indians are so maternal by nature, case in point — Mother India. One of the highest retweeted, reposted images of Narendra Modi is the one of him bowing his head in front of his mother, taking her blessings. And Rahul Gandhi, for what it’s worth, is known most as the ‘son’.

    Monday, 19 May 2014 - 8:23am
  • What's up with Whatsapp? writes Superna Motwane

    I love Whatsapp. The once exciting BBM, now annoys me, but I have still not let it go. Whatsapp, I am addicted to. I even wonder how we worked pre-Whatsapp. I wonder how I did phone meetings, exchanged layouts and ideas with my team, contacts and updates. I wonder how I kept in touch with people,...

    Monday, 12 May 2014 - 2:12pm
  • Superna Motwane writes on the art of selfie

    Selfie—A photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website: occasional selfies are acceptable, but posting a new picture of yourself every day isn’t necessary.

    Monday, 5 May 2014 - 9:20am
  • Mum's the word!

    The book 'The Outliers', by Malcolm Gladwell, talks about how better opportunities lead to more successful lives. When one reads books like that of like Amy Chua's 'Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother', one gets inspired to be pushy. But what defines the fine line between pushing and being pushy?...

    Monday, 28 April 2014 - 2:40pm
  • Superna Motwane writes on the big fat Indian birthday party

    I'm talking about the mega celebrations that take place in our city (and across the country) for our great tots. Lest they pass by a milestone (read ANY year) and not feel the impact. And let me tell you I am referring to myself as well. When my daughter turned one (and two and three…) I felt the...

    Monday, 28 April 2014 - 2:30pm