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Do you know that the formal dictionary has only one meaning of ‘cool’? And that is: moderately cold.

A Calmer you, by Sonal Kalra: So you think you’re cool, huh?

Hindustan Times | By Sonal Kalra, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2020 09:22 AM IST
Read on if you think you are cool. Surely read, though, if you wish you were cooler.
Let’s talk about the stress you are facing on account of friends teasing you for speaking or behaving like the members of the other gender.
Let’s talk about the stress you are facing on account of friends teasing you for speaking or behaving like the members of the other gender.

A Calmer You, by Sonal Kalra: You got just one life and it’s short, so spend it your way

Hindustan Times | By Sonal Kalra
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 05:07 PM IST
Do your friends taunt and gender shame you because of how you dress or talk?
Did they shout at you because you couldn’t fluently frame sentences while you were still learning the alphabet? So, now that the roles stand reversed and you get to be the teacher, you better treat them with the same love and patience that they showed for you
Did they shout at you because you couldn’t fluently frame sentences while you were still learning the alphabet? So, now that the roles stand reversed and you get to be the teacher, you better treat them with the same love and patience that they showed for you

A Calmer You, By Sonal Kalra: They Taught You ABC, Now Help Your Folks With Tech

Hindustan Tikmes | By Sonal Kalra, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2020 12:43 PM IST
Patiently teach your parents to use technology, you will find true joy
It is people who have the habit of repeating the same thing over and over again — and not junk food — that has to be the biggest cause of hypertension in the world.
It is people who have the habit of repeating the same thing over and over again — and not junk food — that has to be the biggest cause of hypertension in the world.

A Calmer You, by Sonal Kalra: Stop repeating the same thing

Hindustan Times | By Sonal Kalra, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2020 02:30 PM IST
Here’s a trademark habit of annoying people. Are you one of them?
Some of the most common expressions we throw in so randomly into our day-to-day language don’t mean anything at all. Some are downright dumb.
Some of the most common expressions we throw in so randomly into our day-to-day language don’t mean anything at all. Some are downright dumb.

A Calmer You, by Sonal Kalra: Messed up phrases mess up the mind

Hindustan Times | By Sonal Kalra, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2020 01:31 PM IST
Are you sure what you are saying is what you’re actually trying to say? Here are a few ways that language criminals have devised to play with logic
In the past few days, ever since students became the focus of a lot of politics and debates over nationalism, a lot of bitterness and negativity seems to have crept into the common man’s life.
In the past few days, ever since students became the focus of a lot of politics and debates over nationalism, a lot of bitterness and negativity seems to have crept into the common man’s life.

A Calmer You, by Sonal Kalra: Are you also tired of being angry on social media?

Hindustan Times | By Sonal Kalra
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 06:26 PM IST
Unless your exam syllabus covers the latest topics on which social media warriors are outraging, give yourself a break.
We’ve all grown up on moral science lessons about patiently waiting for bad to turn good someday.
We’ve all grown up on moral science lessons about patiently waiting for bad to turn good someday.

A Calmer You, by Sonal Kalra: How to get even with odd people

Hindustan Times | By Sonal Kalra
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2020 03:14 PM IST
There’s no need to tolerate irritating people when you can irritate them back!
The only thing worse than getting married is getting married for wrong reasons, under pressure.
The only thing worse than getting married is getting married for wrong reasons, under pressure.

A Calmer You, By Sonal Kalra: Are you under Shaadi ka Pressure?

Hindustan Times | By Sonal Kalra:, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2020 02:36 PM IST
The only thing worse than marrying is marrying for wrong reasons :)
Most of us latch on to the first relationship that seems reasonably okay to us, and try to squeeze-fit it into the sachcha pyaar mould.
Most of us latch on to the first relationship that seems reasonably okay to us, and try to squeeze-fit it into the sachcha pyaar mould.

A Calmer You, by Sonal Kalra: Sachcha pyaar, really?

Hindustan Times | By Sonal Kalra
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2020 05:53 PM IST
It’s important to choose your life partner carefully. Run the person through these five tests to see if they fit the bill.
Slowly you begin to realise that even those for whom you are crossing boundaries to be extra nice, consider it to be their right and take it for granted
Slowly you begin to realise that even those for whom you are crossing boundaries to be extra nice, consider it to be their right and take it for granted

A Calmer You, by Sonal Kalra: Beware, being popular has unpopular pitfalls

Hindustan Times | By Sonal Kalra, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2019 01:23 PM IST
I have decided to not invest even a teeny-weeny bit of my time, effort or energy in being a ‘People Pleaser’. The more we try and make it an ideal universe around us by going out of the way for everyone, the closer we get to slowly ruining the universe within us
You could be one among the many children, a son or a daughter, or you could be living with or away from them – at some point in life, the guilt of not doing enough for parents is bound to strike.
You could be one among the many children, a son or a daughter, or you could be living with or away from them – at some point in life, the guilt of not doing enough for parents is bound to strike.

A Calmer You, by Sonal Kalra: Quit the guilt and talk to your parents

Hindustan Times | By Sonal Kalra
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2019 06:16 PM IST
‘You spend years wishing your parents would get off your back, only to realise they’re the only ones who ever really had your back’ — Anonymous.
Some movie-watchers decide to leave their manners, rather than their brains, home.
Some movie-watchers decide to leave their manners, rather than their brains, home.

A Calmer You, by Sonal Kalra: Mind your movie manners

Hindustan Times | By Sonal Kalra, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2019 03:45 PM IST
What are the things that can spoil your movie experience? Sonal Kalra talks about the manners one should show while watching a film
Someone being jealous of you is the biggest proof that there’s something right, and good, happening in your life.
Someone being jealous of you is the biggest proof that there’s something right, and good, happening in your life.

A Calmer You, by Sonal Kalra: Say a big ‘thank you’ to all those jealous folks

Hindustan Times | By Sonal Kalra
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2019 07:31 PM IST
No reason to hate people envious of you. I think they’re fabulous — you see, what they do is reaffirm all the good things about you, or happening to you, through their jealousy.
No matter what excuse we stammer and stutter, there’s actually nothing ‘valid’ about turning up late for something that’s scheduled for a specific time.
No matter what excuse we stammer and stutter, there’s actually nothing ‘valid’ about turning up late for something that’s scheduled for a specific time.

A Calmer You, by Sonal Kalra: Meeting or date, better never than late!

Hindustan Times | By Sonal Kalra
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2019 06:13 PM IST
And for those who joke that IST is ‘Indian Stretchable Time’, it’s not funny!
You see, we Indians are beautiful at helping
You see, we Indians are beautiful at helping

A Calmer You, by Sonal Kalra: Kill bitterness with small acts of joy

Hindustan Times | By Sonal Kalra, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2019 08:05 PM IST
Go on and help someone who may not be able to return the favour. Or help people overcome their little fears, without showing any condescension. It will make them, and you, happier than you imagine!
So, I thought why not take a concrete step forward in improving your love life. No, I didn’t ask you to rush and get shaktivardhak (energising) capsules.
So, I thought why not take a concrete step forward in improving your love life. No, I didn’t ask you to rush and get shaktivardhak (energising) capsules.

A Calmer You, by Sonal Kalra: Till fights do us apart

Hindustan Times | By Sonal Kalra
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 02:52 PM IST
Affection test: Lock your pet dog in one room and your spouse in another. After an hour, open the door and check who is happier to see you. Okay, just kidding!
I think this whole jingbang of exchanging gifts during the festival gives us some very important lessons in life
I think this whole jingbang of exchanging gifts during the festival gives us some very important lessons in life

A Calmer You, by Sonal Kalra: When Diwali gives life lessons

Hindustan Times | By Sonal Kalra
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2019 07:08 PM IST
I think the concept of exchanging gifts during Diwali has a crazy theory behind it
What exactly is it that men say to the female species that guarantees hell on earth
What exactly is it that men say to the female species that guarantees hell on earth

A Calmer You, by Sonal Kalra: What to never say to your woman

Hindustan Times | By Sonal Kalra, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2019 02:40 PM IST
Don’t even think of intruding into that territory. Well, that’s only if you want to stay alive
I continue to suffer from a phobia of those who have a phobia of germs.
I continue to suffer from a phobia of those who have a phobia of germs.

A Calmer You, by Sonal Kalra: Can I have a tissue, please?

Hindustan Times | By Sonal Kalra
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2019 03:39 PM IST
A Calmer You disclaimer: Before I begin, let me inform you that I’m a clean person, lest this write-up gives you a wrong impression. I brush my teeth daily and try to take a bath on most days. However, I continue to suffer from a phobia of those who have a phobia of germs.
Emotions are not meant for the workplace.
Emotions are not meant for the workplace.

A Calmer You, by Sonal Kalra: Is work working you up?

Hindustan Times | By Sonal Kalra, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2019 04:18 PM IST
Take a break and go out for a walk instead. You’ll come back loving your job
Here are some calmness tips for those dealing with ‘helicopter’ partners, always hovering overhead and raking up loads of noise.
Here are some calmness tips for those dealing with ‘helicopter’ partners, always hovering overhead and raking up loads of noise.

A Calmer You by Sonal Kalra: Love is not ownership!

Hindustan Times | By Sonal Kalra
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2019 05:04 PM IST
Calmness tips to deal with a helicopter partner who is constantly hovering over your head.
One of the few ‘medical clowns’ in India, the woman runs a volunteer group — the Clownselors to do distraction therapy for free at a government hospital for kids.
One of the few ‘medical clowns’ in India, the woman runs a volunteer group — the Clownselors to do distraction therapy for free at a government hospital for kids.

Laughing away the pain, one STEP at a time

Hindustan Times | By Sonal Kalra, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 03:04 PM IST
Does being in a hospital drain away your happiness ? Medical clowns are here to fill it up to the very brim
I found myself standing between two gentlemen who were behaving as if they are in a race to win some imaginary episode of ‘India’s most intellectual’.
I found myself standing between two gentlemen who were behaving as if they are in a race to win some imaginary episode of ‘India’s most intellectual’.

A Calmer You, by Sonal Kalra: How to fake-flash your IQ!

Hindustan Times | By Sonal Kalra
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 04:11 PM IST
You may have heard of name dropping. But have you heard of ‘knowledge dropping’?
Those who are in a relationship are equally dukhi if not more than the one who aren’t.
Those who are in a relationship are equally dukhi if not more than the one who aren’t.

A Calmer You, by Sonal Kalra: Break up but don’t break down

Hindustan Times | By Sonal Kalra, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 05:08 PM IST
A relationship not working out means only one thing — another will.
Singapore - September 06, 2019: Actor Katrina Kaif during the Hindustan Times Mint-Asia Leadership Summit, in Singapore, on Friday, September 6, 2019.(HT photo)
Singapore - September 06, 2019: Actor Katrina Kaif during the Hindustan Times Mint-Asia Leadership Summit, in Singapore, on Friday, September 6, 2019.(HT photo)

HT-Mint AsiaLeadership Summit 2019: ‘Success is how hard I work on each scene of a movie’: Katrina Kaif

Singapore | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 09:32 PM IST
Kaif was to share the stage with Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan at a session organised as a part of the event. Roshan could not attend the event in person because of an illness, but chatted with the audience online.
Unrequited love, or in simple words ‘one-sided love’ is a pain that perhaps ought not to be seen as just heartache that will go away with time.
Unrequited love, or in simple words ‘one-sided love’ is a pain that perhaps ought not to be seen as just heartache that will go away with time.

A Calmer You, By Sonal Kalra: Damn, the pain of one sided love!

Hindustan Times | By Sonal Kalra
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 05:50 PM IST
Let’s try to get over it in a non-filmy way, for once.
After today, think twice before asking someone a personal question that leaves them embarrassed
After today, think twice before asking someone a personal question that leaves them embarrassed

A Calmer You, By Sonal Kalra: What’s your quick fix for rude people?

Hindustan Times | By Sonal Kalra
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 03:42 PM IST
After today, think twice before asking someone a personal question that leaves them embarrassed
Grief is an intrinsic part of our lives, just like happiness.
Grief is an intrinsic part of our lives, just like happiness.

A Calmer You, by Sonal Kalra: We don’t know how to deal with loss

Hindustan Times | By Sonal Kalra, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2019 12:38 PM IST
The loss of a loved one leaves most of us broken. Here’s some gyan on dealing with healing
When it comes to acting weird, the lyrics of ‘We are the World’ song seem to stream into the subconscious of an American, a Chinese and an Indian alike.
When it comes to acting weird, the lyrics of ‘We are the World’ song seem to stream into the subconscious of an American, a Chinese and an Indian alike.

A Calmer You, By Sonal Kalra: Always in a rush. But why?

Hindustan Times | By Sonal Kalra
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2019 02:09 PM IST
Of all the annoying species, the worst are those who impose their hyper behaviour on others, while travelling.
Introspect for a bit and try to see if you’re one such sulker or a ninja fighter in disguise. And if you are, here’s what I have to say to you.
Introspect for a bit and try to see if you’re one such sulker or a ninja fighter in disguise. And if you are, here’s what I have to say to you.

A Calmer You, by Sonal Kalra: Galti ho gayi... Ab Jaan loge kya?

Hindustan Times | By Sonal Kalra, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2019 05:32 PM IST
I’m tired of people saying, ‘It’s okay. We understand’, when they don’t really mean it.
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