August, 2008

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More kids lunch ideas with a multicultural twist – from the readers

I loved the suggestions I got on the post on ‘Kids lunch ideas with a multicultural twist’. Sometimes the ideas get lost in the comments – so I am listing them here as a kind of part 2. You can... (Continue reading)

Mom Lessons – Multicultural activities – Cook together!

Hi. I write about mom lessons – activities moms can do with their kids for fun and education. All this month I have been writing about making it multicultural – or doing multicultural activities that adds flavor to your kids education.... (Continue reading)

Personal is Political: South Asian Lens on Vibrant Love

Having been a close witness to the journey of Tasveer, a local grassroots film organization, I am thrilled that this family of courageous, independent film enthusiasts is demonstrating a marked evolution (and revolution) in presenting perspective through film. They are... (Continue reading)

Unexpected childbirth decisions I had to make in my multicultural world

Last time around I was an avid reader of all the pregnancy books, newsletters, websites I could find. And I was quite overawed by the spectacular array of decisions available to me as a to – be mom. In the US. In India... (Continue reading)

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Posts you may have missed

We were looking through the site and found a wealth of cool posts you may have missed. Since we have more readers now, we thought we would highlight about five every now and then. Amrita had written long ago on the Cinderella Transformation... (Continue reading)

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News you dont need to know

Now since this is a multi cultural blog, can anyone tell me if this will happen in any other country? Note the link will take you to CNN so you gotta come back for the comments. Apparently its the most popular... (Continue reading)

Gifts for kids in the US when coming from India

Some of my friends read my last post on what gifts to take for babies and toddlers in India if you are making a trip back home and suggested I write this. Now, since I am no expert in these... (Continue reading)

Tempura – Try it out!!!

Hey Bloggermoms!!!   I like trying out new recipes from across the world which my baby can also have without making a fuss coz he don’t like eating vegetables unless and until they are served in some kind of fried... (Continue reading)

Gifts to take back for babies and toddlers in India

Ok, bloggermons, years ago probably it used to be easy to get gifts for toddlers and babies on your ‘gift list’ as you planned your trip to India or while flying back from your business trip. Well, given globalization and... (Continue reading)

Becoming Big Brother – Sibling Class

I had scheduled a sibling class for the babe this week. It was at the Northside hospital, called the ‘baby factory of Atlanta. It was a class for three to six year old kids. The babe was very reluctant to... (Continue reading)

I will do it

What words would a preschooler use for most part of the day? Is there a list somewhere I can look up? My lovely, always-paranoid mom friends are now wrecking their brains thinking why didn’t I know about this, really there... (Continue reading)

Guilt or Comfort Zone?

It has been almost 3 years since I have been a home maker. Not by any compulsion, but first by circumstances and then by choice. The first year was spent on getting the work visa while we were in the... (Continue reading)

Mom Lessons – Make it multicultural – Dress Up

Hola! I usually write about mom lessons – lessons stay at home or working moms can do with their kids. My neighbors gave me a great idea for a post – this one is about multicultural dresses for kids. Have... (Continue reading)

Art Exhibition


This is in response to the post of Art Exhibition – Glass Paintings by Malini…. First of all let me thank you all those who have appreciated my art work. Believe me it’s really tough to manage family, work and... (Continue reading)

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Mom in Question – Indrani


Name: Indrani Dasgupta Goyal Profession: Home Maker Kids:  One son, Shaamak, 22 months Born and brought up: New Delhi, India Countries lived in:  India, Singapore and US Cultures in my life: Indian, Chinese, American What were some of the most... (Continue reading)

Take home folder–Should I have done it?

My second grader gets homework everyday. Its only 1 page and simple worksheet.He gets these worksheets in a take home folder which has 2 flaps. One flap has the homework/or other forms which needs to be turned in the next day.... (Continue reading)

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Five ideas to try while on the H4 visa

When I was on H4 long time back, I was often too caught up in my daily routine to realize what an opportunity being on H4 can be. But hind sight is 20 – 20. And there are somethings I did well,... (Continue reading)

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The Big Debate – Religiously trying


And I thought being multicultural will make me more open minded. Back in India, I did not consider myself a very religious person. Sure I would celebrate any festival we would get a holiday on, which pretty much included HIndu... (Continue reading)

Indian Independence Day special kids lunch idea

I wrote a post on indian kids lunch ideas which had some good vegetarian lunch idea suggestions as well as some non vegetarian ones. But Indian Independence day is around the corner – so I wanted to add one more... (Continue reading)

This too will change …

I have a distinct memory of being 4 years old and sitting on a high box-bed with a bright yellow cover, watching my Dadubhai (maternal grandfather) changing his kurta and tightening his lungi, and talking incessantly to him. I was... (Continue reading)

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