Vaijayanti Mohapatra

Vaijayanti was born and brought up in India. She moved to the US in 2014 to Scottsdale, AZ where she lived for a year before moving to the Bay Area in 2015. She currently lives in Dublin with her husband and son. She has an engineering degree in Industrial Biotechnology and was working at bank before moving to the States.

What Does the Bhagavad Gita Teach Us about Mental Well-being

What an ancient Hindu scripture teaches about mental balance and living well. The main aim of education is all-around development, i.e. physical development, mental development, spiritual development, social development, political development, technological development, economic development,...

Truths of Infertility That You Should Know from the Beginning

Our longing for children is often a deep primal need, and being unable to conceive or carry a pregnancy to term can be devastating. Many of us feel alone as we struggle to get...

I heard an airplane passing overhead. I wished I was on it.

Flying might not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price.  26th January 2021. (Approximately 8:30am) As I sit with my laptop on the kitchen island, my phone beeps with a...

Checkmate Your Dessert Menu with this Carrot-based Pudding – GAJAR KA HALWA

When food connects to memory, there is a sense of warmth that crosses the heart. That time, those days, chatter, loud laughter, the aroma of food, one thought after the other and I am...

There is no way to be a Perfect Mother … but a Million ways...

Christmas of 2017: gone was my child-free, 30-something, free and easy lifestyle that came with its own nonchalant and devil-may-care attitude towards most things in life. Many of my friends and family members had...

Wrestling with the Realities of Motherhood

While preparing yourself for the parenting role, you try and cover every possible option; like leaving no stone unturned, literally and figuratively. You read anything you can get your hands on; books, blogs, articles,...

One Day or Day One, It’s Your Decision

On August 20, 2008, a cultural media strategy against domestic violence was launched in India by Breakthrough (which is a global human rights organization) in collaboration with the Ministry of Women and Child Development,...

My Baby’s Birth Injury

I had a difficult delivery, with more than 20 hours in labor before being rushed in for an emergency C-section because my baby had a bigger head size and wouldn’t engage for a normal...
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