Author: Vidhya

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I can’t believe we already in the middle of the December and will be bidding farewell to 2017 soon. At the same time, it is the time of the year where we do the bests of 2017. Last week we shared the best board books of 2017, and now here we are with the top chapter…

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We all know pinecones and holiday season are inseparable. I bet pinecones are part of Christmas decoration in each and everyone’s house. But can you eat pinecones? Oh yeah, why not, if its edible? 🙂 That’s what I am going to share for this December month Toka Chef Recipe –  Edible Snowy Pinecones made with Nutella,…

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The winter weather always calls for a warm and a comforting bowl of soup. How about making it a healthy and filling meal with chickpea pasta? Today I am going to share a simple pasta soup recipe prepared with chickpea pasta. That makes it a perfect gluten-free recipe too. The brand Banza makes pasta with chickpeas. Yes, you read…

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Scenario: So you want to wear a sleeveless top or capri pants to the gym. Oops! but there are ingrown hairs. So what to do? You change the plan. Change to a full track pant and a short-sleeved tee. Does this happen to you? This is a sponsored post but all reviews and opinions are my…

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I love Mahabharata, the most magnificent Indian epic. Every time I watch or read Mahabharata, it never fails to fascinate me, especially the sub tales. We all know Mahabharata is a story within another story and with infinite myths. It’s the story that gave the Bhagavad Gita. Amidst all these, it hard to tell the…

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As I posted a sweet recipe last month, this time, I decided to go with a savory Diwali special recipe. It is Murukku as we say in Tamil or Jantikalu as we say in Telugu or the Chakli as we say in Hindi. 🙂  Precisely, it is Potato Murukku which doesn’t require urad dal flour.…

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Run, It’s Butterfingers Again! is the fifth book in the Butterfingers series written by A. Khyrunnisa. The antics of our little hero Amar Kishen, an eighth grader who is popularly known by the name Butterfingers forms the crux of the book. The author created the popular comic character, Butterfingers, for the children’s magazine Tinkle. All…

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Time just flies. Here we are in September already ready to celebrate Navratri and Golu. We, at Toka Box,  are super excited about the festivals as well and can you guess what we are going to create this month with our Toka Box? It’s our very own dandiya sticks. Yes, subscribe to our Toka Box this…

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The summer vacation is about to end, and here we are welcoming another school year. Every time I see all these back to school ads, I go baffled. The school supply list varies for every but certain things stay standard for all like the lunch box, lunch bag, back packs, shoes, socks, water bottles, pens,…

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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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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…

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Looking for ways to engage your little ones on a rainy afternoon or a hot summer afternoon or a super-cold winter day? Then check these excellent Puzzlemania Puzzle activity books published by Puffin India. Puzzlemania Books This Puzzlemania series is perfect for children in the age group 3-6. The books are available in four fun volumes and…

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Are you looking for a gripping and a fascinating chapter book for your young reader? Then you have to check this book – Kittu’s Very Mad Day by Harshikaa Udasi. The book is illustrated by Lavanya Naidu and published by Duckbill books. This book was a winner of the Children’s First writing competition, organized by Parag,…

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We are exploring the tigers of Ranthambore, Rajasthan this month at Toka Box. So we decided to explore the royal food of Rajasthan too. 🙂 So, here comes the Baked Baati Churma recipe which is a famous Rajasthani delicacy. Baati is nothing but baked wheat rolls, and churma is the crushed baati which is served…