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If you’re new here, you may want to checkout our Latest Giveaways! Thank you for visiting!“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…

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We spent the past year styling customers in everything from casual kurtas to heavy bridal lehengas through Asha Market, our personal shopping service. Here are our top tips for finding the most flattering outfit that will make you look taller and slimmer. Try floor-grazing bottoms Have hemlines of your lehengas, pants, and gowns made as…

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April, being the month of poetry, I wish to summarize the list of children’s books on poetry mentioned here in IMC earlier and some fresh ones too. Here’s a list for those of you who appreciate poems and rhymes in recent books. “Okaasama Otousama” by Sandhya Rao and Krishna Bala Shenoi Age 2+ ‘Ma’ and ‘Pa’…

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Rhythm and Rhyme play a significant role in early literacy skills and development in children. You can sing these rhymes to your kids while walking, playing and even while driving. It’s not only fun, but we also teach children the listening skills, a broad range of language, phonetic skills. Pbs.org clearly puts it; Nursery rhymes…

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This is a sponsored post So you’re trying to get pregnant? You had decided to wait a couple of years after the wedding to have the baby. During this time perhaps you travelled, advanced your career and invested in a house. Now you and your husband are ready, especially since a lot of your friends…

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It’s high time that we need to lead a sustainable lifestyle and save the Earth for future generations. But I agree, it’s not easy and living a sustainable lifestyle comes with its fair share of challenges. Just take an example of laundry detergent.  When you go to laundry aisle in the grocery store, you will…

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Probiotics play a vital role in our lives because 80 % of our immune system is located in our digestive system. We need to make having a healthy gut a major focal point if we want to maintain optimal health. Gut is quite literally our second brain, as it originates from the same type of tissue as…

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Growing up, listening to stories from our grandparents and parents was how most of us learnt about Indian mythology. These stories made the Divine seem human and almost friend-like. I guess that is why we love them, celebrate them and want to share them with our kids. Ranjani Krishnaswamy of Nosey Trunk combines such stories with her love for…

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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…

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“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…

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Laddus are are often served at festive or religious occasions. It is made of flour, minced dough and sugar with other ingredients that vary by recipe. Preparing laddu is very simple and needs no expertise. Most Indian moms & grand moms make all kinds of healthy and tasty laddus. Maalaadu – Split Roasted ChickPeas Balls…

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A Village is a Busy Place is a stunning new activity book from Tara Books. The illustrations are in the Bengal style of Patua scroll painting and depicts life in a village of the Santhal people, one of India’s largest indigenous communities. Patua scroll paintings have stories that unfold while the chitrakar sings the story. This book…

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For 25 out of the (almost) 30 years of my life I held some very fixed notions about creativity. To me, creative people looked a certain way: crinkly cotton skirts, scarves or stoles, lots of silver jewellery, kajal and a jhola bag. The older ‘creatives’ wore beautiful saris and blouses and sometimes, these big, pretty…