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Book Review – Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata by Devdutt Pattanaik
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Book Review – Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata by Devdutt Pattanaikfeatured

A para  from the book –   I had been meaning to read Devdutt Pattanaik for some time now but “life” kept happening. Then I read Devdutt Pattanaik’s interview and book review here at IMC which prompted me to read Jaya and how I have enjoyed it! The book retells the Mahabharata in a fresh Read more

The ‘Art’ of Parenting
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The ‘Art’ of Parentingfeatured

What is the ‘Art ‘ of Parenting all about? I was looking at some pictures a friend posted on Facebook, of her art work. My toddler daughter was sitting next to me. She saw the pictures and told me she liked them. I was a little surprised. These were not cartoons or simplistic drawings. They Read more

Interview with Sowmya Rajendran, the Author of Ashwathy and The Boot of God
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Interview with Sowmya Rajendran, the Author of Ashwathy and The Boot of Godfeatured

We spoke to Sowmya Rajendran, the author of Ashwathy and the Boot of God about the book, her inspiration behind Kuttipuram, and Ashwathy and who are her favorite authors. IMC: God as a female. I have never read that in any book unless it is specific to mythological books about Goddesses. So what made you Read more

Homemade Fruit Ice Pops – for Children and Adults alike
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Homemade Fruit Ice Pops – for Children and Adults alikefeatured

Every summer, my children keep asking for ice cream/ homemade fruit ice pops. Having learnt to make ice cream at home, I prefer to make different flavours and store them in the freezer during the first week of their holidays. This way, their demand for ice creams can be fulfilled instantly and there is no Read more

Craft = Play = Work
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Craft = Play = Workfeatured

Do you pass off Crafting as a boredom buster or mere fun activity? Sure, its both and much more than that. Apart from the quality bonding time it provides Parents and Kids, Crafting aids in overall development in addition to making them ready for School. Simple activities like cutting, folding, gluing and coloring help with fine Read more

Get Inspired – Thirukkural
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Get Inspired – Thirukkuralfeatured

Thirukkural or Tirukkural written by Thiruvalluvar is a classic Tamil Sangam Period Literature which consists of 1330 kural or couplets. It is a treasure house of wisdom. We will be posting the famous inspiring couplets from Tirukural in the coming weeks. The english translation and the meaning is taken from the Project Madurai site and Read more

Children’s Books from India – A Picture-Book Publisher’s View
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Children’s Books from India – A Picture-Book Publisher’s Viewfeatured

Chitra Sounder, the author of the Farmer Falgu series, did a series of interviews on Children’s Books from India with publishers, illustrators, authors and parents. She has been kind enough to let us share these interviews with us at IMC. We are reproducing those interviews as is, from her blog. This series will continue over Read more

Interview with Vaibhav Kumaresh, Animator & Director of Vaibhav Studios
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Interview with Vaibhav Kumaresh, Animator & Director of Vaibhav Studiosfeatured

IMC chats  to Vaibhav Kumaresh, an animator par excellence and the director of vaibhavstudios.com Check out all their awesome animated videos here: https://www.youtube.com/user/vaibhavstudios Tell us the story behind Vaibhav studios? How and when did it start and what made you foray into the animation space? I finished my animation course from NID, Ahmedabad and joined Famous house of Read more

Book Review: Battle Hymn of a Bewildered Mother by Shunali Khullar Shroff
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Book Review: Battle Hymn of a Bewildered Mother by Shunali Khullar Shrofffeatured

Battle Hymn of a Bewildered Mother by Shunali Khullar Shroff, published by Hay House, is a hilarious account of a mother to two daughters, who writes from her heart, about the truths of parenting. I am a mother to two daughters. Mine are still six years and six months. But when I read Shunali’s account, Read more

Interview with Shunali Khullar Shroff, Author of  Battle Hymn of a Bewildered Mother
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Interview with Shunali Khullar Shroff, Author of Battle Hymn of a Bewildered Motherfeatured

IMC chats with Shunali Khullar Shroff, Author of  Battle Hymn of a Bewildered Mother. Check out the review here Featured image credit:Shunali Shroff You May Also Like: Interview with Meera Klein – Author of “My Mother’s Kitchen: A Novel with Recipes” Author Interview: Ashok Rajagopalan, Author of Gajapati Kulapati Kalabaloosh Author Interview: Nandini Nayar, Author Read more

What’s IMC been up to?
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What’s IMC been up to?featured

As you all know we have been working hard launching IMC Marketplace in March and now IMC’s Treasure Box in May. IMC Marketplace has 13 stores now with 130 unique products from children’s books to baby oil and jewelry. We hope you have been checking them out! It has been long hours of coding and coordinating Read more

Thoughts on The Indian Education System
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Thoughts on The Indian Education Systemfeatured

A piece from Vaibhav Devanathan, the mind behind Laugh Guru with his views on the Indian Education System and the validity of laughguru.com as an educational product in this setting.   The Good There is often rigour: As compared to many other countries (notably the US) students in India, on average, work out more exercises in Read more

Interview with Vidhi Seth, Founder of Brown Bows
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Interview with Vidhi Seth, Founder of Brown Bowsfeatured

This is a sponsored post IMC sent a bunch of questions for Vidhi Seth, Founder of Brown Bows – “A Premium Fashion Clothing Label for Boys Only!” about her venture and her reasons for starting it. Here are her unedited responses via email. IMC: A clothing line exclusively for boys! Honestly, it seems God sent, because whenever Read more

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