The South Indian Vegetarian Weekday Dinner/Lunch Series – Prepare once , Serve Twice – Masoor dhal sambhar for rice and idly
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The South Indian Vegetarian Weekday Dinner/Lunch Series – Prepare once , Serve Twice – Masoor dhal sambhar for rice and idlyfeatured

I can have idly as long as I have sambhar. But preparing sambhar just for idly is not possible during weekdays. So I prepare this sambhar and we have it with rice one day and next day with idly.This is one of the easiest kuzhambu/sambhar and perfect for making during busy mornings/evenings. You may wonder Read more

Let the Children Have Their Own Dreams
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Let the Children Have Their Own Dreamsfeatured

Most women in urban middle class India were raised believing that we can do everything. We studied with the boys, competed with each other, played sports and explored every other avenue. We never once thought that our careers would be any different from our male counterparts. We didn’t discuss work and raising kids and whether Read more

Interview with Krishna Bala Shenoi: Illustrator of Okaasama Otousama
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Interview with Krishna Bala Shenoi: Illustrator of Okaasama Otousamafeatured

IMC spoke to Krishna Bala Shenoi, the very talented illustrator of the book Okaasama Otousama published by Tulika Books.Read on to know how he drew such wonderful illustrations and what has been his inspiration for the same. IMC: The book has amazing illustrations. Tell us how you managed to translate the simple words Mother and Read more

Book Review : Okaasama Otousama by Sandhya Rao and Krishna Bala Shenoi
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Book Review : Okaasama Otousama by Sandhya Rao and Krishna Bala Shenoifeatured

Okaasama Otousama! I must admit, I had no clue what these words meant until I read the book. Okaasama Otousama is a delightful picture book written by Sandhya Rao and superbly illustrated by Krishna Bala Shenoi, published by Tulika Books. Ma and Pa are perhaps one of the first words that a child learns. Sandhya Read more

India Musings
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India Musingsfeatured

I hate to admit it but I have to, I am a NRI Country Bumpkin! I was raised in Mumbai and lived here for the first 24 years of my life. A regular mumbaikar who knew her stuff. Now with every visit to mumbai I see a high rise I hadn’t seen before and I Read more

Get Inspired
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Get Inspiredfeatured

Kindness to children, love for children, goodness to children these are the only investments that never fail. – Henry David Thoreau, poet and essayist.   You May Also Like: Get Inspired Get Inspired Get Inspired Get Inspired

Interview with Dr. Lalitha Appachu – Educationist and Consultant
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Interview with Dr. Lalitha Appachu – Educationist and Consultantfeatured

Preethi talks to Dr. Lalitha Appachu, an educationist with about 30 years of experience with the Indian education system, her work with pre-schoolers as well as the work her institution CFTE does with children and parents alike. Lalitha gives us an insight into parenting young children as well as shares nuggets of wisdom on how to Read more

The South Indian Vegetarian Weekday Dinner/Lunch Series – Prepare once , Serve Twice – Kanchipuram Idly / Podi Idly
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The South Indian Vegetarian Weekday Dinner/Lunch Series – Prepare once , Serve Twice – Kanchipuram Idly / Podi Idlyfeatured

Idly is one life saver dish. Being from Tamil Nadu, I have had idlys for breakfast, lunch and dinner. One thing I need to say, Idly can become a boring dish without a proper side dish or with same chutney. I prefer idly with sambhar but you can make idly interesting by different chutneys. I Read more

Interview with Aarti Chandnani, Author, Founder & Creator of HindiGym
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Interview with Aarti Chandnani, Author, Founder & Creator of HindiGymfeatured

IMC spoke with Aarti Chandnani, author, founder and creator of the website www.hindigym.com with the aim to help parents who are trying to teach their kids Hindi. Read IMC’s review of HindiGym here. IMC: HindiGym – what does the name signify and do you have a story behind the name? AC: Coming up with a name Read more

Book Review : HindiGym’s Swar Maatra Varnamala
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Book Review : HindiGym’s Swar Maatra Varnamalafeatured

In India, along with English we learn our native language as a part of curriculum. Learning to read and write Hindi was not a problem at all as most of the schools offered Hindi. But when you are living outside India learning Hindi becomes really difficult. Of course you can teach your kids by yourselves. Read more

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