Celebrating Diwali is fun with picture books that show us Why Diwali is Celebrated and How it is Celebrated! And if you are looking for one for your child, look no further! With so many lovely new books on Diwali this time around, we surely have you covered – 1. Festival of Light Recommended Age 5+…

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.…

Eight-year-old Pritha loves to make doodles. She attends dance and music classes. Every morning she decides on the subject she wants to study. Pritha belongs to the growing tribe of home schoolers in India, who don’t pack their school bags and rush to catch the school bus. The mornings in her home are slow and…

Whether you are in India or living outside India, Diwali is one festival you can easily introduce to your child’s class. While Diwali stems from Hindu Mythology, from stories of the Ramayana as well as Goddess Lakshmi – too much mythology and religion may not be the best bet for your child’s school or day care. Keeping it simple…

Ideally, the concept of ‘feminism’ should not exist. However, sadly, there’s an indispensable need because gender inequality is a real issue plaguing our societies. While women in their roles as wives, mothers, sisters, and employees are striving to do their bit to demand equal rights and break stereotypes, there’s work to be done by men…

It is Back to school time here in the United States. And back to school means, early morning lunches! With a few days to go before first day of school here in the east-coast, I found myself browsing for recipes – quick and easy, approved by the 6 yr-old, no mess, easy to pick and eat…

Pursuing a career for a woman is a continuous balancing act. Apart from putting the same hours of work as their male colleagues they are expected to put more effort in running a house. Women are primarily thought of as nurturers and caretakers and this perhaps is the biggest reason for this obvious and rampant…

Reading a delightful or informative book opens up our mind to a world of new ideas, possibilities and options to try new things. Creativity enriches the mind and hope begins to seep in to our souls after we complete reading a good book. ~ Charles William Eliot (1834-1926), American Academic, President, Harvard University Interesting Reads Below, we…

In her book The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, American author Carson McCullers wonders how the dead can be truly dead when they still live in the souls of those who are left behind. Love and happy memories reign over death, and live in hearts forever. Yet, it is inevitable that death of a loved…

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,…