December 2, 2008
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Every little helps. Take care and be safe.
November 3, 2008
If you have done a post on Childhood Allergies in your blog in the past , please pass on the link in the comment space. Or if you have any information to share, please do a post and leave the link here. I ll be doing a final round up of all related posts in the month end, so come back. Lets all come together for this good cause and spread the awareness. Thanks in advance.
August 5, 2008
The foetus was diagnosed with a complete heart blockage when she was in the 24th week of pregnancy. The couple wanted to abort the child for fear it would suffer for life.
The never ending debate of what is right and what is not. I really feel sad for the parents and cant help but wonder what the child is going to go through when he/she is old enough to understand. Yes, the laws are there for a reason but why does it seem as if the good ones always have to bear the brunt of it?
May 25, 2008
The book review in Saffron Tree.
Not often do you get to read a novel set in historical, pre-independence IndiaPadmas interview with Praba on Saffron Tree.
with a story so wonderful and riveting. Padma Venkatraman undoubtedly brings a wonderful and fresh voice to the world of young adult and adult English
literature with her debut novel, Climbing The Stairs.
CLIMBING THE STAIRS is set during a period of Indian history that I findThe authors guest post at Blogpourri.
incredibly intriguing and interesting – a time when the world was engaged in
World War II and Gandhi was leading the nonviolent Indian struggle for
independence from the British. I first fell in love with this time period when I
was writing a short story for younger children, but realized that there was just
so much more to this era than I could fit into a short story for the
middle-grade age group.
Her tips and tricks to find time to write when you are a parent at Desi Momz Club.
One obvious way living in different places has influenced me is the detail with
which I can recollect and thus recreate the ambience of these cities. I can
still remember the Jamun tree that grew along the drive in the house in
Velacheri where I spent my early childhood, and the ripe fruit really did dye
our drive purple in August, just as the tree outside Vidya’s home does at the
beginning of the novel.
May 10, 2008
April 28, 2008
About a month ago, Tharini of Winkies Ways sends a mail to a dozen bloggers asking if they are game to throw an online baby shower to the Preggies, at least 6 of them when they started the planning. How the preggies list became 10, the hosts became 70 spanning across several countries and time zones, an online treasure hunt involving 49 blogs, secret login and password to be found, Riddles appearing out of nowhere at the same time in all those 49 blogs, how we preggies plunged into the ride and started solving the puzzle even before the hosts let us know what was happening, how at the end of the hunt we were were presented with an absolutely astounding private blog is anyones guess! The blog is loaded with information and good wishes from each and every one of the contributor. The design is divine, the information oh-so-useful and the wishes - just tear jerking! They rightly named themselves - The Doula Gang.
There have been at least 3000 mails gone to and fro across the globe() for this to happen. How they pulled this off is just beyond me! And to think they have a house to run, a job to go to, kids to look after,... and then do this for a bunch of people whom they have never even MET! That's just terrific! (I do wonder if your husbands still love you! ;) And here I was, could nt even put together a birthday party for my kid yesterday with 15 people. Discovered the salad in the fridge after they left! Well, at least I'm eating something healthy for lunch today! ;)
To know the entire story, you can start in this order.
Boo, that's me, writes a clueless post after seeing the riddles in some of the blogs.
The hosts are taken by surprise by the sudden attack and are playing mind games in the comment box to discourage us Preggies from solving the puzzle too soon!
Lavs, Desi Girl, Kodis Mom, Poppins Mom, Maggie aka Moppets Mom and Boo go with a vengeance and after a sleepless night, figure out the riddles. Hopping 49 blogs, putting together 41 letters and 8 blanks, they arrive on the right phrase!
Then the thanks just poured in from us Mother To Bes. And the Oscar speech can be found below...
February 12, 2008
My favorite is this Valentine butterfly.
More ideas here and here.
Our very own Tharini has two craft ideas as well - Valentine hearts and Button up for Valentines.
Do leave a comment if there are more interesting ideas in your kitty. Wishing everyone a lovely Valentines day! :)
February 9, 2008
Totaakaahini by Tagore.
The nephew said, "Your Majesty, the bird's education is now complete.''
The King asked, "Does it still jump?''
The nephew said, "God
"Does it still fly?''
"Does it sing any more?''
"Does it scream if it
doesn't get food?''
The King said, "Bring the bird in. I would
like to see it.''
January 25, 2008
Yes, we'll buy that toy some other time.
No, we can't buy that toy right
Yes, you can have potato chips as soon as you finish this cucumber.
you cannot have potato chips. you have to finish this cucumber first.
Yes, we will go to the park as soon as you finish your dinner.
aren't going to the park until you finish your dinner.
Yes, I'll give you candy after you finish your lunch.
No, you cannot
have candy. Finish your lunch first!
And more recently -
Yes, we will think about getting you a laptop
when you are a little older.
No, you cannot get a laptop until you are a
Yes, an iPod sounds fun, but we'll think about it.
have an iPod for Christmas. We'll have to think about it first.
January 10, 2008
Kutty, are MY baby. Baby not just in the sense of “infant, offspring” but also
in the sense of “idea, enterprise, project”. I insisted that you be made,
retained and delivered. You are here despite the fact that well-meaning
relatives and an anxious obstetrician recommended against you. You are here
simply because I wanted you.
Shes one lucky girl, Inba! :)
January 7, 2008
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January 3, 2008
In a shocking
incident, an eighth class student of a government school in Satna district
Madhya Pradesh was killed on Thursday when his senior schoolmate
at him in the school premises in the second such crime in the
country in a
month. News via Rediff.