April, 2009

Swine Flu

This Article is related to the 2009 Swine Flu Outbreak. Swine influenza (also swine flu) refers to influenza caused by any strain of the influenza virus endemic in pigs (swine). Strains endemic in swine are called swine influenza virus (SIV).... (Continue reading)

The Creative Mind

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 The fixation with academic excellence in Indian families is alarming to say the least. I have been subjected to a countless conversations on how well the children (I’m talking about 3 to 7 year olds here) are doing academically. “Is... (Continue reading)

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The Mommy Lens

Do you feel that becoming a mom has changed the way you look at the world? Given you a mommy lens? This thought came to me last weekend as I was at the salon last weekend.  Its not actually a... (Continue reading)

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

April 22nd was celebrated as Earth Day throughout the world.   This post is my day late attempt to start a Earth Day discussion. Growing up in a relatively small town in India, I did not give much thought to “Going... (Continue reading)

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Asthma – A Childhood Disease

Asthma is the leading serious chronic illness of children ,In 2006, the highest current prevalence rate was seen in those 5-17 years of age (106.3 per 1,000 population), with rates decreasing with age. Asthma is the third leading cause of... (Continue reading)

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Pirates for boys?

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All the recent news about the pirates and the navy and hostages has got me riled up. Why do girls get to be pretty princesses and boys get to be pirates? Why is it that girls get to pretend to... (Continue reading)

North African Spiced Shrimp

This preparation I got from one of my friend, ingredients: 2 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp Aleppo pepper or 1-2 dried red chili peppers, crushed 1 tsp ground cumin... (Continue reading)

Mom in Question – Roma

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 Snapshot Name: Roma Saha Profession: Homemaker  Kids:  2 boys in Nebraska and California  Born and brought up in: India Currently base in: 6 months in the US and 6 months in Kolkata Countries lived in: USA, India Cultures in my... (Continue reading)

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Shubho Nobo Borsho and our new event

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 Shubho nobo borsho or happy bengali new year to all! Malini had a great idea for this months event – see below for details – Its festive time…..People across the world are celebrating spring time. India is a country where people from... (Continue reading)

Mutton Moghlai

IngredientsShubho Nabobarsho!! Wish all of you a very very Happy Bengali New Year.On the days of Poila Boishakh, we the bengalee cook and eat delicious dishes. Today I want to share one of the most bengalee delicacies. Ingredients: 400 g... (Continue reading)

Perfect Timing – Moms on H4

Whether planned or fortuitous, here’s why I think being a mom on an H4 visa is perfect timing. Extended maternity leave. Enjoy it and be sure that all your working counterparts envy you. Plus, you wont have to cut into... (Continue reading)

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The Suitable Girl

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So the babe has decided to get married. He chose the girl – one of his regular playmates and insists that he will get married to her and invite all of us over to watch. He has been seeing some... (Continue reading)

To or Not to have kids

How to know whether or not you are ready to have kids: – Mess Test  Smear peanut butter on the sofa and curtains. Place a fish stick behind thecouch and leave it there all summer.  – Toy Test  Obtain a... (Continue reading)

Innovative Glass Painting Techniques

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Let me today share a tip of making innovative glass artefacts by using glass painting colours and cut glass pieces. You can see the basic glass painting techniques here. Some of the innovative techniques: 1.  Beveled glass is generally used... (Continue reading)