Board books are the perfect way to introduce kids, rather babies, to the reading world. Here are some of our favorite board books, some popular and many that we have reviewed in the past- Board Books on Mythology My First book of Indian Gods & Goddesses  is a cute board book aimed at introducing little kids to our Indian Gods. And that…

Today’s kids are busier than a CEO of a multinational company! They attend school, come home, rush to some academic or activity classes and come back late. Their lives revolve around agendas, packed schedules and time-tables. Childhood is a time to play, dance and also get bored sometimes. Kids should go to school for few…

Are you looking for fun-filled and simple ways to spend this Father’s Day? Are you looking forward to making everlasting memories? Father’s Day is this Sunday, 18th June and here is a super quick guide to 5 amazing activities for dad’s with different interests to bond with their children this Father’s Day. Picnic with fun,…

Parenting is love. Parenting is laughter and tears. Sometimes, it’s laundry, and nagging. And at other times it’s a picky eater or picking up toys. But most often, in almost everything, it comes down to be about making choices.  Tough, nerve-wracking choices that demand time and research. When did parenting get to be mostly this…

When Mahi Gupta had her daughter, she received help from her mom and mom-in-law. Mahi had a job in an MNC and resumed work after maternity leave. It was a mad phase of planning, managing, multi-tasking, that left her stressed and worn out. She was tired of juggling career, maids and day-care, her husband’s long…

Are you all ready for a new adventurous ride with the Dev and Ollie pair? But before that, let’s recollect the first two adventures. The first time the duo flew to Gujarat to learn about the kite festival and next time they intended to travel to Delhi but they crash land in Agra, but still, they…

“Xuan Zang smiled. “I have no fear of new places. There are always kind people who help me wherever I go.” A Meeting in the Street is penned by Bharati Jagannathan and illustrated by Tapas Guha. Bharati teaches history to undergraduates at Miranda House, Delhi. She writes in such a way that children can enjoy…

“Children of color, like my own, don’t ever see themselves in mainstream books, and I want to see them in the stories they read.” I talk about this on several platforms as a children’s writer and a multicultural literacy advocate in the U.S, where I live, and gain goodwill. Not too long ago, only an awkward…

If a person entered the United States as the spouse of an A, E-3, G, or H nonimmigrant and has been abused by their spouse, they can now apply for employment authorization. Starting May 26, 2015, certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants can apply for employment authorization (EA) (by filing Form I-765, Application for Employment…

“The soldier immediately protested, shaking his head and waving his hands vigorously. The children giggled as he patted his stomach to show he was quite full.” A Stranger Comes Calling is penned by Bharati Jagannathan and illustrated by Tapas Guha. Bharati is a historian and a teacher. She believes in teaching history to kids in…

Cooking is a versatile art. If nurtured from childhood, every child can be an excellent chef. Our Toka Chef recipe every month targets this nurturing life skill.  The recipe pick this month is all about how to prep vegetables, plan your meal and creatively serve one dish in multiple ways. You can check out April’s Toka Box book pick and craft…

“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’. Someone even called me out at a party to corner and prove me wrong. Living…