Thursday , 24 April 2014

School Vacations – What’s the Agenda?

School Vacations – What’s the Agenda?

The kids have a two week Easter break starting Monday, and I am already feeling grounded. Normally life during school days runs on regular p ...

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Cricket… More Than Just The Game!

Cricket… More Than Just The Game!

I come from India where cricket is akin to a religion, you’ll find young boys playing cricket on the street, people passionately talking abo ...

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6 Songs to Hum to Your Baby

6 Songs to Hum to Your Baby

My 5 month old daughter enjoys when I sing or hum her favorite song or rhyme. Not that I am a great singer, but all my attempts have turned ...

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Ambat Tikhat Kolambi – Hot and Sour Shrimp Curry

Ambat Tikhat Kolambi – Hot and Sour Shrimp Curry

My mom is a pure vegetarian. But she knew we loved fish and shrimp and she used to cook 3- 4 "non vegetarian" dishes for us. Shrimp pulav, f ...

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Of America and Things

Of America and Things

I became a mother in USA; it was not planned that way but you know what they say about best laid plans. Since motherhood dawned on me in Ame ...

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Book Review: Bonkers by Natasha Sharma

Book Review: Bonkers by Natasha Sharma

I am not a big fan of dogs. To be honest, I am scared of them. But when I read 'Bonkers' by Natasha Sharma, illustrated by Deepti Sunder, I ...

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Book Review: Ashoka and The Muddled Messages by Natasha Sharma

Book Review: Ashoka and The Muddled Messages by Natasha Sharma

A historical mystery from Duckbill Books. Written by Natasha Sharma and illustrated by Tanvi Bhat, 'Ashoka and the Muddled Messages' is a hi ...

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Interesting Find: orientaltrading.com

Interesting Find: orientaltrading.com

Planning for a party based on a theme? Looking for party supplies to go with the theme that doesn't make a hole in your purse? Then, this is ...

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Sonoma Wine Tasting – The Local Way

Sonoma Wine Tasting – The Local Way

Years ago, I should say a decade ago, we visited Napa Valley with a bunch of friends. Some drove from Florida, others flew in from DC; one c ...

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Recipe: Quinoa – Green Gram Dosai

Recipe: Quinoa – Green Gram Dosai

We started using Quinoa three years back. I just used to cook it along with rice. (If I am planning to cook, 2 cups of rice, I would add 1.5 ...

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Summer Special – The IceTray Gola

Summer Special – The IceTray Gola

Gola - the very word conjures up the absolutely stunning image of crushed ice, topped with the black colour kalakhatta syrup and a dash of l ...

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Recipe: Paneer Aloo Tikki

Recipe: Paneer Aloo Tikki

Since the last few days, the milkman has invariably been late while delivering milk in the mornings. Needless to say, I have been ensuring t ...

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Ted, a Far Cry from “Teboo”…

Ted, a Far Cry from “Teboo”…

Do you remember the first time you were handed a furry plush toy? The joy you experienced? The warm feeling of love for this new best friend ...

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Interview with Arundhati Venkatesh – Author of Junior Kumbhakarna

Interview with Arundhati Venkatesh – Author of Junior Kumbhakarna

Today we interview Arundhati Venkatesh, the author of Junior Kumbhakarna. Her book has brought a smile to many a faces while teaching childr ...

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