For 32-year-old commercial artist, Nikita Chopra, her unplanned pregnancy gave her a whole new perspective on just how unpredictably wonderful life can truly be BY CHARLENE FLANAGAN PHOTOGRAPHS BY AKSHAY KULKARNI HAIR & MAKE-UP BY SACHIN GATHE The story of Nikita and her husband, Aakesh, begins with a simple meeting, arranged by their families. For the couple, an arranged marriage set-up was not exactly what they were hoping for, but have come to value, now more than ever. “My parents always believed in raising independent children. They encouraged my career as a commercial artist, and never stopped me from pursuing my dreams. The only stipulation they ever laid down was that I needed to marry within our community,” says Nikita. Since Nikita focused on her work, she never rea … [Read More...] about An unexpected surprise with loads of love
From physical attributes to personality traits, you don’t have to wait to see how your baby will turn out. Get a glimpse into her future right now! ZERO TO SIX MONTHS ● From the moment she’s born, your gorgeous baby’s main form of communication is crying. She’ll have a different cry to match each specific need, whether she’s hungry, cold, bored, or just wants a cuddle. Distinguishing which cry means what is a skill every new mum has to learn, so don’t worry if takes you a little while to catch on. ● By six months, your baby will be making her first attempts at talking to you. She’ll start by making cooing sounds, and ‘ooooos’ and ‘aaaaahs’, even ‘babababa’. You can help with her speech development by constantly chatting to her, even if it’s just a running commentary on what you’re doin … [Read More...] about Look who’s talking!