Discussions

A Foot Here, A Foot There: An Immigrant seeks Home

A Muddled Immigrant

Who is an Immigrant? Some people feel a compelling push to leave their country, they move out and find home elsewhere. Some others move and realize they left home behind; they get pulled right back in. And then there’s a third category, like myself, caught in a strong force of push-pull.What then do we call

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Discussions

Supplement Your Diet

supplement-your-diet

We all know that time is gold and health is wealth. The time you spend with your friends and family is much more important than any other materialistic gifts. In order to provide that time to our friends and family, we need to be healthy.  A well-balanced diet and a proper physical exercise are going

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Discussions, Inspiration, Perspectives

5 Things ‘Back to School’ Moms Can Do!

back to school mom

It is back to school time here in the US! So, if you are a ‘back to school’ mom who stays at home, you may now have a few hours to yourself, in peace and quiet, where you can actually hear yourself think! Or you may sit and worry about your child’s first days in school -I

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Discussions, Inspiration, Parenting, Perspectives, The Good Life

Of Smart Phones And Distracted Parents

Distracted Parenting

Picture this: “Mom, I finished my picture!!” your toddler screams,….but you have to send out that email you are working on, like RIGHT NOW! Your friend calls you up for a long chat; and all the while, you are thinking of that last message you were about to post on WhatsApp where you were involved

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Discussions, Parenting, Perspectives

Priyanka Chopra’s Armpit Controversy and What It Means To Us!

Priyanka Chopra

A movie star’s armpits are photoshopped and it takes the internet by storm and we are still talking about it. Maxim India airbrushes Priyanka Chopra’s armpits, BuzzFeed India calls it out, Priyanka Chopra then posts a pic of her un-photoshopped armpits on Instagram- which was pretty sassy, I must say. Her un-photoshopped armpits are great according

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Discussions, Perspectives

Going The Organic Way!

Organic Food

Farming in India was always revered, respected and cultivated with awareness towards sustainability of ecology, the planet and future generations. However, today Indian agriculture is in a sorry state. The food available in the market is laden with chemical fertilizers, pesticides or injected with oxytocin to obtain early and abundant produce. Dr Y. L. Nene,

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Behaviour, Discussions, Parenting, Perspectives

Can We Use Gadgets Effectively To Bring Up Today’s Kids?

children playing

“Mom! Can I please download a game, mom? Please!!??” I heard a chubby little child ask his mom as we were waiting at the airport lounge. The harried mother, who is working furiously on her iPad and simultaneously talking on her phone, was only too happy to let the child choose a game and downloaded one for him on

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Discussions, Perspectives

H4 EAD -Options For Certain H1B Spouses To Work In USA

EAD options

Effective, May 26, 2015,  the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has finalized a regulatory change that will allow certain H-4 dependent spouses to apply for Employment Authorization Documents (EADs). If granted employment authorization under these regulatory changes, H-4 dependent spouses will receive a Form I-766, Employment Authorization Document (EAD), as proof of that authorization.

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Discussions, Newborn, Parenting, Perspectives

Thinking of Adoption – Here is All You Need to Know

Adoption

Parenting is a joyous journey of nurturing a young one with love and affection. The importance of a family in early years of development for a child is crucial. Adoption provides a loving home to orphans and destitute children. In recent years, the views on adoption have changed drastically in India. Traditionally in India, adoptions were

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Discussions, Perspectives

Talking About Tragedies

Talking About Tragedies with kids

As my daughter grows up, the more I feel protective about her. The world around her seems to be morphing into this big bad wolf ready to pounce on her. To eat up her freedom, gobble her free spirit and curb those giggles. I am leading her into this world and there are times I

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Discussions, Mom's Answer, Parenting, Perspectives

Moms, I have a Question!: Best Age to take Kids to Disneyland

disneyland

I have a six year old daughter who like many girls her age is into princesses, castles and fairies.  Oh how she would enjoy a trip to Disneyland!! I want her to enjoy her trip but also remember the trip in the years to come.  Some friends tell me that now is a good time

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Discussions, Parenting, Perspectives

Help! My Daughter Likes her Dad More Than Me!

Family

My daughter is 9 months old and I feel like she likes her dad more than me😔 Any time she would actually reach out to him first and if dad isn’t available then comes to me. She throws tantrums when I hold her because she wants to be held by daddy. The other day when

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Behaviour, Discussions, Parenting, Perspectives

Gen W – It Does Exist!

Gen W

Gen W – it does exist! You would have surely heard of Baby Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y and the like. I’m mother to a six year old and like many others of her generation she is called a Millenial or more aptly called a netizen or digital native. I don’t disagree with the term “digital

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Discussions, Gender Neutral Parenting, Perspectives

Empowering Girls

Empowering Girls

Today is International Day of the Girl Child. And in the many Indias that always co-exist, there is an India that is obsessed with sons  and an India who is worried about not having daughters! We wanted to celebrate Girlhood from our Urban Indian perspective. We are from the latter India! The ones who don’t

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Discussions, Education, Perspectives

Amar Chitra Katha – The History and Nostalgia Behind It!

amar chitra katha

Let me begin with ACK. Amar Chitra Katha. Krishna written by Anant Pai and illustrated by Ram Wareikkar was published from Indian Book House in 1969. It was the 11th book in the Amar Chitra Katha series. A generation of Indian children have grown up reading these books and in turn grown up learning a certain Indian past of

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