Thump! Thud! My heart skips a beat. I wait for the yell, the scream, the agony, tears that will follow. In that split second, between the thud and the next sound, I stop. I mean a complete stop. No skimming through my Twitter timeline, glancing at the Whatsapp group chats, watching the glass of tea Read more

Playdough Golu

Playdough Golufeatured

Here is article about playdough Golu from one of our reader Gomathi Kannan. She shares her thoughts about the festival and what motivated her to make the playdough Golu. Golu – It’s a fantastic season of the year as  our favourite festival falls in place….!! Yes..!! Its navaratri….!! As a member of TamBrahm community,I always Read more

Book Review: All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood by Jennifer Senior

Book Review: All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood by Jennifer Seniorfeatured

The title caught my attention and I had caught an interview with the author somewhere, maybe on public radio. Instead of being a book about how to parent i.e. what effect we will have on our kids, this book is about the effect kids have on their parents and how the parents and their lives Read more

The Global Golu

The Global Golufeatured

Now that I am in my 30s I realise that I am really lucky, to have the parents, I have. Apart from the fact that they are fantastic parents, and I could write a book praising them, I realised, they were the ones who made me aware of so many cultures. Navratri is one such Read more

Get Inspired

Get Inspiredfeatured

“We can lift ourselves out of ignorance, we can find ourselves as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skill. We can be free! We can learn to fly!”- Excerpt From: Richard, Bach. “Jonathan Livingston Seagull.”   You May Also Like: Get Inspired My Favourite Indoor Activity: Reading Get Inspired Each Child is Intelligent. Which Intelligence Read more

Golu / Navratri and Sundal Recipe

Golu / Navratri and Sundal Recipefeatured

It’s the month of Navratri. This is one unique festival which is celebrated by all the states in India in their own way. No matter how it is celebrated, it’s filled with food and fun. In south,Navratri means Golu and Golu means sundal(cooked beans and legumes). Golu is  the display of dolls mostly the god and goddess from Read more

Say Hi To “Prelude”

Say Hi To “Prelude”featured

Meet the world’s largest ship “Prelude” http://www.news.com.au/technology/design/prelude-shells-new-liquefied-natural-gas-facility-is-the-worlds-largest-ship/story-fnjwubd2-1226778944380   Featured Image Credit :www.telegraph.co.uk You May Also Like: Book Time is Our Special Time! Kids Photos and Social Networking Websites IMC Festive Food Contest Update Excuse Me; Give Way to The Royal Heir Please…

Recipe: Milahu Kuzhambu / Pepper Sambhar

Recipe: Milahu Kuzhambu / Pepper Sambharfeatured

Milahu Kuzambu or pepper sambhar is very popular among the pathiya samayal. Loaded with pepper corns and curry leaves, its very good for health and aids in digestion. Also we add garlic pods, which helps in clearing gastric troubles and increases milk production in lactating moms. We use gingelly oil for this, but you can Read more

Book Review : Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

Book Review : Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttonsfeatured

When we went to library this time, Vaandu picked this book mainly because of the illustrations. We borrowed 5 books from the library and this is the first book that kiddo read. A simple and easy book created and illustrated by James Dean and story by Eric Litwin for age group 3 yrs to 7 yrs. Perfect for preschool Read more