Perspectives

A Few Requests to the Elders of the Family

Elders in the Family

If you’re new here, you may want to checkout our Latest Giveaways! Thank you for visiting!Honestly, I wish I never had to write this. If there was a book  called “Smart Grandparenting”, like there are loads of them on smart parenting, I would have just given you that. I never wanted to be the one

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Perspectives

All you need to know about “Antibiotic Resistance in Kids”

Antibiotics

Parenting is a hilarious journey, filled with different emotions. It can be the most rewarding job in the world, but at the same time most challenging too. Each and every day we show lots of love and care for our children. We care about their each tiny achievement and failures. We always worried about their

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Age 9+, Children's Books, Teenagers, Tweens

Make Sure Your Teen Does Not Miss These Authors

Classics

I believe that you are never the same person before and after you read a book. As Charles William Elliot wisely put it “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” Teens need them, because that’s when the minds

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Activity Corner, Baby Sleep, Education, Parenting, Pregnancy, Toddler

5 Reasons To Introduce Indian Classical Music To Your Baby

Indian Classical Music

There are lots of articles out there saying listening to Mozart music will make your baby smarter. I too bought Mozart music CD during pregnancy & listened to it everyday. The aim was not to make my baby smarter though, but to expose him to soothing calm music & inculcate love for good music. Whenever

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Age 9+, Book Review

The Girl Who Chose by Devdutt Pattanaik

The Girl who chose

The tale of Ramayana is one of the epics among the Hindu religion and over the years we have heard and read different narratives of this grand history. I wouldn’t use the word mythology, because then it would mean it’s a product of man’s imagination or misconception. Coming to Devdutt Pattanaik’s work, I feel this

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

A Book For Siblings – The Big Red Lollipop

The Big Red Lollipop

I have a sister and every year when Rakshabandhan rolls around, we pretty much sit out the festival. We did not truly believe in “Rakhi” brothers and sometimes when we felt like it, we sent out Rakhis to our cousin brothers, but suffice it to say it was not an immersive experience. The Big Red

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Science Says, Siblings

Siblings – What Science Has to Say!

Siblings

Rakshabandhan may be originally to celebrate the brother-sister bond, but in keeping with our times and attitudes, we wanted to explore sibling relationships, birth order and how they influence us. After all, siblings are with you through your life journey. It turns out that they have a big influence in shaping our lives. Here is

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Behaviour, Children's Health

Yoga for children – Is it for real or a fad!

Yoga for Children

Yoga is omnipresent today – from swanky studios to the mom-and- pop classes in the confines of tiny apartments, from academic institutions to doctors’ prescriptions, it is everywhere. A few decades back, yoga was reserved for the second half of your life. When you were done with your primary responsibilities, knocking on the sixties and settling into

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Mom's Answer, Parenting, Perspectives, Travel

Featured Blog Pick of The Month for August 2016

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6 FEARS ABOUT TRAVELING WITH A BABY- Rashi Agrawal I am writing this on our way back from our Sri Lanka vacation – Saurabh and I are both tired of keeping up with our energizer bunny who refuses to eat anything today so is both energetic and cranky all at once. I will post about

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Activity Corner, Toddler

Toddler Development: 9 ways to keep your toddler busy!

Finger Painting

Kids are so hyper and it might be difficult to keep them busy at all times. It might feel like they need your attention constantly. But you can change that. You can divert their attention and keep them busy for hours all you need to do is keep them fascinated so experiment with all the

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Age 9+, Book Review, Children's Books, Nose Buried In, Parenting, Perspectives, Story Time

The Unknown Indians – A Unique Look At History

The Unknown Indians

History has always held a fascination for me. I find it amazing that the way things were in the past and the events that occurred in a very different time are the ones that decide how present day things turn out. Everything we see today around us has been shaped by these times past and

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Age 2 -4, Age 4 - 9, Children's Books

Let’s Recollect the Sacrifice | 70 Years of Independence

5 Books on Indian History for children

Today we are celebrating our 70th Independence Day!!! 70 years of freedom. It was not an easy task to get freedom from the British Government. The 1857 revolution, popularly known as Sepoy Mutiny or the Indian Rebellion or the India’s first war of Independence paved the way for the independence. The rebellion led to the

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Festival Recipes, Quick N Easy, Recipes, Snack

Tiranga Popsicle | Independence Day Special

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We are going to celebrate our 70th Independence day this Monday. Here is a special, kids friendly recipe to celebrate the occasion – Tiranga Popsicle or Tri Color popsicle. Let the kids learn about our Flag and the color significance via this recipe. So before getting into the recipe, let me share some interesting facts

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Book Review, Nose Buried In

The Man-Eaters of Kumaon by Jim Corbett

ManEaterOfKumaon

I had first read ‘The Man-Eaters of Kumaon’ by Jim Corbett, whilst I was looking for tigers in Jim Corbett National Park. I have re-read it several times after that. When I was asked by IMC to review the latest version of the book, published by Rupa Publications an introduction by Ruskin Bond, I couldn’t let

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Perspectives

NRI Mom’s Perspective on Loneliness and Postpartum Depression

Lonely Stroll

It was very daunting to read about an Indian mom and child jump off a building in Melbourne, Australia last month. The child was barely a year old. Also, last year, a young Indian mom jumped on to a moving train with her little one in Sydney, Australia .These are the two I’ve read about,

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