November 3, 2009

Karadi Tales Twitter Contest.

Karadi Tales is all set to give away exciting prizes to 10 winners in the next 10 days! For details, go here -
I ve copied the details from the link below:

Do you have a story to tell? Can you tell your story in 6 words and under
140 characters? Intrigued? Read on!

Everyday, from November 4 to 13, Karadi Tales will post a new theme on
Twitter, inviting everyone to contribute with their 6 word stories based on it.
We will declare the best entry the next day and the winner will win
himself/herself a gift hamper containing an assortment of Amar Chitra Katha
collections and Charkha audio-books.

Inspired by,
we tried this idea within our organization.
We gave ourselves the theme:
Karadi Tales tagline
Our winning entry: Surrogate Grandmother. Stories on
compact disc.
Our winner: Shobha Viswanath! :)

Get the idea? Geared
up for 2 weeks of fun? Here’s what you need to do:
Step one: Follow us on
Twitter (
Step two: Check out the theme of the day
Step three: Reply to the tweet with your 6 word story

It’s going to
be a whole lot of fun! We promise we’ll be completely fair in judging the best

Will You Tweet With Us?

PS Spread the word! Get
your friends and family to participate!

PS Is anyone wondering why we
are doing this? It shall be revealed on November 14!

Please note: We
don't have the budget to ship prizes overseas .. so if any winner lives outside
India, we can either ship his/her prize to an address in India or offer him/her
our downloadable products!

October 27, 2009

Celebration of Reading Other Culturally Unique Stories.

Saffron Tree has a book festival going on - CROCUS 2009 in which they are reviewing culturally unique books from all over the world. Its not just reviews but author interviews and games too. (to quote Utbt.) The reviews by themselves are brilliant. Go check it out now.

June 16, 2009

The one with the fake mommy blogger.

I solemnly swear that I am a mom of two little girls. Trust me, ok? And now go read this bit of news about a blogger mom who faked her babys death (are you sitting down for this?) to get hits in her blog!

Twenty-six-year-old Beccah Beushausen had captivated readers with her story of a single mother facing a difficult pregnancy. Her blog, Little One April, drew thousands of readers, who offered prayers and support and help. On June 7, when she posted about her baby's birth and subsequent death hours later, her site had nearly a million hits.

But when Beushausen posted a photo of Baby April, readers got suspicious -- the baby wasn't a baby at all, but a Reborn doll, a baby doll made to look exactly like a newborn. And that's when Beushausen's story began to unravel.

Read Beccahs apology here:

I dont know whether to feel sorry for her or angry. But the tonnes of people who followed her blog - how betrayed they must feel! No one likes to be screwed, especially emotionally! What is this world coming to, huh? Above is a picture of a similar Reborn doll like the one Beccah used in her blog. Can someone get it for me, pretty please? I would like to shock my mom the next time she visits me! ;)

Link via DDMom.

June 10, 2009

Congratulations, Parul!

Its exciting that a blogger whos linked here in the sidebar and who I read regularly is out with her debut novel. Congratulations, Parul! We are proud of you!

Check out her announcement.
"Oh my god, oh my god, I screamed (silently, remember Adi was sleeping) and then, oh my god, oh my god for effect. I followed it up with some oh my god, oh my god for good measure and then stood up and jumped up and down several times. I then proceeded to run from one end of the house to another at a somewhat high speed, breathless and unimaginably happy."

You can read the blurb there too. Cant wait to lay my hands on a book a "friend" wrote! :) Good luck, Parul.

April 29, 2009

Mothers Day Contest.

Im too late to announce about the contest. But the polling is still on. Im talking about the Indus Ladies Mothers Day contest. Please go here for the contest details.

The poll is here - Its open until 9th May.

For the second and final round of voting, go here -

And you can read all the entries here -

Good luck, contestants! :)

April 1, 2009

Learning Disability Awareness.

Kiran came up with this idea to dedicate the month of March to the awareness of Learning Disabilities in Children. Many bloggers have contributed valuable information and tips on this subject. Check them out.

Tharini on Types of Learning Disabilities.

Lak writes about the self esteem of a child with learning disabilities.

Kiran - How Parents can work with their child.

GnD on Treating/managing the disability.

Cee Kay on ADHD.

Cee Kay on Being an advocate for your child.

Sue talks about her brother - Examining Disability.

Priya talks about her daughter - "We Have Come Such A Long Way"

Will update the post as and when more posts come up. Please leave a link in the comment section if you have any information or experience to share on this subject. Thanks.