Perspectives

The Dumb Phone Diet – A Mother’s Smartphone Free Life

Smartphone Free Life

If you’re new here, you may want to checkout our Latest Giveaways! Thank you for visiting!“Interesting,” commented the checkout lady noticing my tiny, black flip phone. “Yeah, I like to sort of hold on to this,” I smiled. It’s true – my basic cell phone leaves acquaintances intrigued. I carry labels like ‘luddite’ and ‘hypocrite’.

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Recipes

Quick & Easy Aloo Bhaji

AlooBhajiFeature

The weekend always calls for delicious breakfast with the family. We usually prefer scrumptious brunch and over the weekend and puri being our family favorite will be there for sure. If you ask me, I would say Puri and Aloo Bhaji is a combo made in heaven. 🙂 I usually prepare the potato bhaji in

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Parenting, Science Says, Toddler

Science Says: W-Sitting May Hamper Your Child’s Growth

W-Sitting

Ever noticed how some children sit on their bottoms, with feet tucked under and knees bent at nearly 90 degrees and legs splayed out in the W-position? This position is secure and supports the trunk. The child feels safe and comfortable playing with a forward bias. But, do we realize that sitting like that can

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Age 9+, Book Review

Book Review | The Assassin Nuns and the Pirates of Peppercorn Bay

TheAssasinNunsOfPepperCornBay

Summer Vacations are about to begin in India. Are you looking for an adventurous book to read this holiday? Yes, then you have to check this fun and exciting contemporary superhero book- The Assasin Nuns and the Pirates of Peppercorn Bay written by Manisha Anand & published by Puffin Books India. This book is the sequel to

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Event Review

The Red Dot Campaign in Pune

Red Dot Campaign

SWaCH waste pickers collect around 650 tonnes of Pune’s waste each day. They hand segregate to recycle more than 140 tonnes. Sanitary waste (diapers and pads) comprise 3% of household waste collected. This means that the workers handle 20 tonnes of them every day. Waste Disposal Today Many of us think dusting houses clean, tying up our wastes in plastic

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

8 Ways to Draw a Fish

8 ways to draw a fish

8 Ways to Draw a Fish published by Tara Books follows 8 Ways to Draw an Elephant. The fish is explored from an artists viewpoint using various folk art techniques. Meena, Gond, Madhubani, Patua and Bhil are some of the art forms explored. What’s in the book? The young reader gets to learn some facts about

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Parenting

Only One for Us – Single Child Families

Single Child

“Making the decision to have a child – it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” ~ Elizabeth Stone Becoming parents is a big decision and turning point in life. Another associated decision is the family size. In the past, big families with four or

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Age 4 - 9, Book Review

Dada’s Useless Present by Nalini Sorensen

Dada's Useless Present ! Book Review

About Dada’s Useless Present Dada’s Useless Present by Nalini Sorensen and illustrated by Allen Shaw is a book for children of ages 4 years and above. The story is about a 82-year old grandfather who gets a seemingly ‘useless present’ for his birthday. The Plot When Dada who celebrates his 82nd birthday gets a present

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Perspectives

When the Amateur Cook is The Guru!

Chefs in action

The cult of skilled and purposeful people, by maintaining its stern silence, have few selected members. That this cult survives generation after generation is itself a miracle. On the other hand, talking and laughing mediocrity flourishes. More people are drawn into it. Classicism has limited takers. However, fun needs no force to enroll its members.

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Behaviour

How to Read More – Tips and Tricks

How to Read More

From Audio Books to Reading Buddies – Vinitha covers it all. She says – I have been asked by many how I manage to read so many books and make time for reading. I don’t have a formula for it but here are 5 ways to read more and reach those reading goals.  Ways to

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

Namaste Mumbai

Namaste Mumbai

Namaste Mumbai  Authors: Rachana Chandaria-Mamania , Kavita Bafana  Illustrator:  Sandhya Prabhat  Publisher: Little Ustaads As a former mumbaikar, I love reading picture books on Mumbai. And it is doubly fun when I can read it with my 6 yr old daughter and she identifies places and things in the book because of a trip we made

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Behaviour

Separation Anxiety and how to deal with it

Separation Anxiety

What is separation anxiety? When a child is taken to an unknown place or by an unknown person, the discomfort and anxiety they feel is called separation anxiety. The child feels abandoned his parents. The child feels that his parents won’t come back. This fear of losing their loved ones is termed as separation anxiety. Generally, a child is usually too

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Age 4 - 9, Book Review

Peanut Has a Plan

Peanut has a plan Book Review

About Peanut Has a Plan Peanut has a plan is a Duckbill Hole Book written by Yashodhara Lal. The book is 65 pages long and is illustrated by Shreya Sen. It is ideal for young readers aged 5-8. The Plot Siblings, Peanut, Papad and Pickle, are on summer break. Peanut starts getting bored at home

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Age 9+, Book Review

The Great River Magic by Nandini Nayar

The Great River Magic

About The Great River Magic: The Great River Magic written by Nandini Nayar is a book for children between ages 9-12. The story is about the great Rajpuri river and a family which depends on the river for its livelihood. The book features illustrations and is a fun read. The Plot The great Rajpuri river flows across

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Interesting Find, Story Time

Happy Holi – A Podcast, Books, Recipes and a Coloring page!

Holi Round Up

Happy Holi! Here is a round up of all things Holi that we have found, created and loved this year ! 1. Balgaatha Holi Podcast  Balgaatha is a podcast of kids stories from India. We loved their Holi edition with stories of Holika Dahan and Radha and Krishna. They also mention other stories of why

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