July, 2009

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The Power of Now

Late last year, I wrote a post titled Future becomes Past without being Present. Well, I am currently reading Eckhart Tolle’s book The Power of Now. I had already read his more advanced work A New Earth , and I’m finding that... (Continue reading)

Shadow Disease

Experts aren’t sure why some illnesses travel in pairs, but knowing your risk will help you stay safe. For years, doctors have observed that patients with one illness may be stricken by another condition that’s seemingly unrelated and sometimes more... (Continue reading)

Career Transplants – Getting an engineering job in the US

This is the third in our series of articles on ‘Career Transplants’. If you have an engineering degree from India, you are in for luck. Most college degrees in engineering from India are well recognized and respected in the US.... (Continue reading)

The Entourage

Thoroughly enjoying my stroll through our neighborhood this morning, I suddenly realized that I was not alone. This should have been obvious to me but it was a beautiful morning, the breeze was cool, the sky sky blue, and every... (Continue reading)

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Becoming a Teacher in the US when moving from India or a foreign country

This is part of our series on career transplants. Non expert, research based resources for those making a transition in terms of career to the US. Like dieticians and nutritionists, the demand for teachers in the US is likely to... (Continue reading)

Becoming a Registered Dietician and Nutritionist in the US when you have a degree from India or a foreign country

If you have studied to become a registered dietician or nutritionist in India, and want to become a registered dietician or nutritionist professional in the USA, opportunities abound, especially with the increase in awareness around physical fitness across all ages... (Continue reading)

Career Transplants

When you move from a foreign country to the US, most often than not, you need to update your qualifications and skills to start working here. In this series, we tried to put together a list of resources than people... (Continue reading)

The Daily Tip off – Using Pre-natal class logic in real life


I learnt this in pre-natal class, and it really helps me destress on the go. Isnt that funny, destress on the go? Anyway, while stuck in traffic, bumper to bumper, turn down the radio, or switch to calming music and... (Continue reading)

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Five things I had wished someone had told me about Bed Rest during pregnancy – My Cribs

I pictured myself (a working mom of a pre-schooler) lounging around all day in satin pyjamas reading my favorite fiction – when the doctor had prescribed bed rest.   But the reality was far from this illusion in my head.... (Continue reading)

Introducing Lailah


Who says I ever do anything practical?   Meet Lailah, my new domestic (short-haired) partner. She came home on Saturday. She was rescued as a disturbed teenage mom (pregnant at 6 months, she’s only 7-1/2 months old now). I met... (Continue reading)

I'll miss you

Son Listen, Tomorrow your play school is reopening and you are very excited. So much so, that you didn’t even want to read your favourite book Bambi all over once more. You were more concerned of going off to sleep... (Continue reading)

Grilled Spicy Chicken Breast With Carrot

1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp ground cumin 1/4 tsp ground coriander 1/4 tsp paprika 1/8 tsp ground red pepper 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded flat For salad: 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice or white wine vinegar 1 tsp Dijon... (Continue reading)

The Daily Tip Off – Removing Tea Stains from China/Stoneware

To remove a tea stain from a china or a stoneware cup, sprinkle some salt on a lemon peel and rub it on the stain.  It will wash away in a jiffy.... (Continue reading)

Bedwetting – types, causes and impact

Hi all! Y’day I wrote about Bedwetting, a common problem in children. As I discussed before, I came to know about all the related problems arising from ADD / ADHD including speech problem & hyperactivity in kids, as I was worried... (Continue reading)

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No, I am not referring to the Bollywood movie to be released soon in the theatres. I am referring to the ways my son adopts for doing things, albeit, quickly and differently. As part of the Montessori training that I... (Continue reading)

Reaction, Response, or Initiation

Last week I wrote about distinguishing between decision and choice.  It was while working in a fast-paced, aggressive work environment that I had an experience fully illustrating how recognizing and exercising choice could immensely benefit actions and outcomes. In the... (Continue reading)

Bedwetting – a common problem in children

Hi Bloggermoms and fellow readers. I am back after a long time to discuss another common problem found in children…Bedwetting Bedwetting (as per technical term / meaning) is involuntary urination while asleep after the age at which bladder control would... (Continue reading)

Fish Curry with Cauliflower – Phul kopi diye macher jhol


 Hello, back again with a  hot summer fish recipe, good to eat with warm hot rice! fish(rui, katla, or grass carp)- 8 pieces potato- 1 cauliflower-  cut into florets onion- 1/2 (paste) ginger -1/2 spoon(paste) cumin powder-1/2 spoon   pat... (Continue reading)


I am in the dilemma of decidng to forgive or not to forgive and what does the word “frogive” mean atcually? Dictory would say “Stop blaming or grant forgiveness” Whereas the recent article (  http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/forgiveness/MH00131 ) that i read says... (Continue reading)

Mushroom Rice

Ingredients:- Rice Mushrooms Corn kernels Onion Bell pepper – preferably mix of yellow,red and green Salt/pepper/Cumin seeds Oil Water Procedure:- Wash rice and keep aside. Cut up mushrroms, onions and bell peppers in small pieces. In a pan heat up... (Continue reading)

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