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If you’re new here, you may want to checkout our Latest Giveaways! Thank you for visiting!Every year, come August/September most of India and Hindus around the world gear up to welcome the mighty Elephant-headed Lord Ganesha into their homes with pomp and fervor. Also known as Ganapathi, Vinayaka or Bappa – Lord Ganesha is one…

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Today, we chat with Author Shruthi Rao about her new, award winning book – Manya Learns to Roar which is a perfect book for young readers.This book won the Children First Writing competition, organized by Parag, an initiative of Tata Trusts and Duckbill books. From energy engineer to children’s book author. How did it all start?…

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Here comes the next book in the Children First Series– Manya Learns to Roar written by Shruthi Rao and illustrated by Priya Kurian. This book won the Children First Writing competition, organized by Parag, an initiative of Tata Trusts and Duckbill books. You can find the review of the other winning book and about the…

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On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse What Is An Eclipse? The Moon travels between the Earth and Sun about once a month. However, due…

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Pursuing a career for a woman is a continuous balancing act. Apart from putting the same hours of work as their male colleagues they are expected to put more effort in running a house. Women are primarily thought of as nurturers and caretakers and this perhaps is the biggest reason for this obvious and rampant…

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As we move away from India, raising our kids to be bilingual does get difficult. However, there are a lot of bilingual books available in the market these days. And if Hindi is your chosen language and quality of the book is important to you, here are 2 really well-made books Das Din & Gol Mol Bol…

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This issue of parents imposing their unfulfilled career dreams on children is not unheard of. Children have been suffering from this issue since time immemorial. My mother and her dream My mother wanted to be a singer when she was 15-16 years old. She carried that career dream with her for years. She is a…

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For India’s 71st Independence Day, here is a round up of all the children’s books on India for kids of all ages. From picture books to chapter books, activity books to books on Indian History and more- Picture Books Dances of India published by Our Little Loka, introduces little kids to Indian Dances. Bharathanatyam, Dandiya, Chaau and…

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With the onset of August, comes the season of Indian Festivals and celebrating them is a great way to pass on some of the Indian culture to our kids. Secondly, most festivals come with a story and tell me one kid that does not like to listen to stories! And then there are the yummy…

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Whether you’re a new mom or a mother of two, there is one thing you always need: a diaper bag to carry all of your baby’s essentials when you’re out and about with your little one. Baby Diaper Bag While diaper changes away from the home are daunting, you can reduce stress if you have the right diaper…

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The benefits of reading are indisputable and the task of raising a young reader is monumental. Here are some ways to help parents raise young readers. BOARD BOOK TIME – Babies and Toddlers You’ve probably heard it many times, but here it is once more, because it’s true: It is never too early to read…

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This summer my daughter’s agenda, set by yours truly, is to get bored. My agenda is to not interfere in that process by coming up with projects and other ideas as far as possible. There are times when I have to break this rule, but we are trying.  Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls has been on…

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If you are planning to raise your child bilingual, then quality books in the language you are planning on is a must! If Hindi is your chosen language then we at IMC are really excited about the amazing book choices out there these days. Here are two really well-made books from T4Tales, founded by Pridhee…

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Whether you celebrate Rakshabandhan in the traditional way or have your own ways to celebrate the day, making these Shrinkie Rakhis with your original artwork will be a lot of fun! You Will Need Plastic Food Saving Box Scissors Sharpies Hole Puncher Aluminium Foil Thread to Make the Rakhis Steps Involved Cut out a piece of…

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The 71st Independence day of India is right around the corner. This month’s Toka Box is all about India Our Toka Juniors explore the colorful streets and street transportation in India, and our Toka Explorers learn all about the Dandi March. So I decided to go with a grab and go snack recipe from the land of…