Age 9+, Book Review, Children's Books

Goodbooks Review: Dead as a Dodo

dead as a dodo

This review, written by Ranjit Lal, was originally published on in 2015.  Ranjit Lal writes for children between the ages of 10-100+ and has had over 30 books published so far.   Author: Venita Coelho Illustrator: Priya Kurian 232 pages English Rs 350.00 ISBN: 978-93-500-9844-8 Hachette, 2015 Another stirring adventure involving the intrepid agents of the Animal Intelligence Agency


Book Review, Nose Buried In

Green Careers And Courses – A Book That Helps Figuring Them Out!

green guide

The Green Guide to Environmental Courses & Careers,  Published by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI Press), New Delhi , 2016 I usually do not review books. However, I decided to do so, because the subject is extremely dear to me and important to future generations. Such a useful compendium comes rarely. I am a



A Letter Of Gratitude To My Dear Papa


Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19th. We celebrated and honoured the most important person in our life. A person who is a true strength in our life, whose love and care make us, self-confident and strong individuals. To be honest, I do believe that a single day’s celebration is not enough to celebrate the purity of


Activity Corner, Behaviour, Parenting

The Treasure In My Bag

treasure in my bag

This morning, as I was walking back from dropping my kids to daycare/school, I clutched at my bag. I could feel my wallet inside – it carried a few spare notes and some cards that were easily replaceable. But the treasure was not in the wallet. It was in a little ziploc next to it. Neatly


Age 4 - 9, Book Review, Children's Books

The Story Of Hanuman by Mala Dayal and Taposhi Ghoshal

story of hanuman

I have heard the Ramayana from my grandmother when I was a kid. My mother used to work as a teacher and my grandmother (nani) had come to stay with us for a few months, to take care of me as a child. I think I was three years old. She would make me stand on


Book Review, Parenting Books

How to Raise a Parent – A Book

Dont Raise Yourself, Raise Your Children

I have always believed parenting does not follow any rule book. Every child is unique and so is every parent. What works for one may not work for another. Parenthood is an experience, where the parents learn, discover and grow along with the child. When I came across ‘Don’t Raise Your Children, Raise Yourself‘, I was


Breastfeeding, Newborn, Parenting

Breastfeeding – All You Need to Know!


Breastfeeding has not been a much talked about topic, many mothers have struggled alone. Mothers at IMC, decided to share their experiences so that it might benefit another mother going through the same issue. She may find shared experience or even solutions, or at least a feeling that she is not alone in this –


Discussions, Parenting, Perspectives

Priyanka Chopra’s Armpit Controversy and What It Means To Us!

Priyanka Chopra

A movie star’s armpits are photoshopped and it takes the internet by storm and we are still talking about it. Maxim India airbrushes Priyanka Chopra’s armpits, BuzzFeed India calls it out, Priyanka Chopra then posts a pic of her un-photoshopped armpits on Instagram- which was pretty sassy, I must say. Her un-photoshopped armpits are great according


Age 2 -4, Book Review, Children's Books, Miscellaneous

Knock Knock! – A Delightful Story Unfolds

Knock Knock by Tara Books

Knock! Knock! illustrated by Kaori Takahashi and published by Tara Books is a quirky delight. The book comes in a “box”. A little girl comes home and finds that her bear is not there. She looks for it at home and decides to go on a quest to look for her bear in her apartment building.


Direct Dil Se (Interviews)

SOS Children’s Villages – Contribute To Educate Orphans

sos children's village

IMC interviewed Lynn Croneberger, CEO of SOS Children’s Villages – USA, about the SOS Children’s Villages venture and how can we help our children learn the art of ‘giving’.   SOS Children’s Villages builds families for orphaned, abandoned and other vulnerable children in 134 countries, including India. Founded in 1949, we provide children with the love and long-term


Perspectives, Post partum

Why We All Need To Learn Some Yoga – #InternationalDayOfYoga 2016


  I would love to blame all my gained weight on my two pregnancies, but then, who would I be kidding?! I have had my issues with weight for a pretty long time now and with it, its share of health complications. The usual crash diets have been tried with little results. What’s worse about them



Guest Post – My First Karwa Chauth!

growing up gupta

Editor’s Note: We got this interesting guest post from Nikita Gupta who is an African American woman married to an Indian man from North India. Background About Nikita, in her words! The surname Gupta, गुप्ता is one of the most prevalent in the Indian community. It is a surname that I, Nikita Gupta have become accustomed


Age 4 - 9, Age 9+, Book Review, Children's Books

Cricket For The Crocodile by Ruskin Bond

ruskin bond cricket for the crocodile

Cricket for the Crocodile is the first book I am ever reviewing and am happy that it is Ruskin Bond’s work. We have all known his books as children and when I got an opportunity to read it as an adult, I realize it still gives me the same enthusiasm and happiness. The book had a very



3 DIY Crafts To Make For Dad – Father’s Day Special!


We all love handmade gifts. It shows how much we are loved and cherished and what lovely thoughts have gone behind creating that gift. This Father’s Day, create these lovely gifts for dad and watch them break into lovely smiles 🙂 DIY Luggage Tag DIY Watch Case DIY Storage Box Did you subscribe to IMC’s


Parenting, Perspectives

This Father’s Day – 5 Fathers Share Their Thoughts On Parenthood!

father daughter

June 19th is Father’s Day in USA. Its wonderful that we celebrate Father’s Day as well as Mother’s Day because it is just a day to make parents feel special for what they are anyways 🙂 We collected five posts from our archives where fathers talk about parenthood, love and bringing up their children. Love You