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Poila Baisakh 2010 or Shubho Nobo Borsho

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Poila Baisakh or Nobo Borsho is the Bengali new year. In 2010 the date for Poila Baisakh or Nobo Borsho is April 15.Poila Baisakh is the first day of the month of Baisakh, which is the first month of the... (Continue reading)

Then and Now

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They moved back to the same city, Singapore, from where the couple had started their married life. Same malls, with few more opened in the recent past and same weather. The only difference is from being a couple five years back, now... (Continue reading)

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Vishu Celebrations in US

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Vishu is a mallu festival.Its usually celebrated on April 14th. Its is the New year for Kerala. The most important custom of the day is ‘Vishu kani’. On vishu, the first thing you should see should be the sight of... (Continue reading)

Home Remedy for Eczema

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Eczema Home Remedies for babies and toddlers seemed a good idea for me, as many babies and kids get Eczema, especially in the US where they are in air conditioning from day one which dries up the skin like nothing... (Continue reading)

Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

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We went to a great easter egg hunt today at our friends house. I had done my first ever egg hunt last year, but I was a newbie as far as hunts went. All the kids in this one were... (Continue reading)

My internet fetish

As a consumer, I much prefer a virtual shopping cart to a real one. Out in the World Wide Marketplace, anything I could possibly want is on sale somewhere. I have bought a range of things – from children’s bedding,... (Continue reading)

Multicultural Childrens Books – What we read last week

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The babe has been reading some wonderful books. Here are two that I really enjoyed. The first ‘My Granny Went to Market‘ by Stella Blackstone talks of the travels of an adventurous granny who travels around a world collecting souvenirs... (Continue reading)

Mom in Question – Sushmita

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Name:  Sushmita Samanta Profession: Accountant/Auditor Kids: Son – Rishi – 2 years Born and brought up: Munger/Calcutta, India What did you find most interesting about the US when you came here? Not sure!!! What struck you most when you started working... (Continue reading)

Celebrating Earth Day With Kids – some multicultural lunch box ideas

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Earth week lunch menu planning? Earth Day 2010 is on April 22nd.  Here are some multicultural ideas that celebrate the amazing diversity of options our earth has to offer. Of course you can spread out and have an adventurous international... (Continue reading)

Top 10 Things to do During Earth Hour 2010

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Looking for ideas to do during Earth Hour? Earth Hour 2010 is on March 27th from 8:30 pm local time. Thats the time when people all over the country switch off all non essential lighting for one hour in honor... (Continue reading)

The Facebook Fever

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Let’s talk about addictions. What used to be limited to sex, alcohol, tobacco and drugs now also encompasses the social networking site. I have friends on FB who feel compelled to share every single thing they do or think about... (Continue reading)

Five tips for a networking event

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H4 visa jobs – H4 visa volunteering – first job in the US. Chances are for each of these, you will need to do some amount of networking.  Though I have written about networking in my posts on H4 visa... (Continue reading)

Checking if Muffins or Cakes are done

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I did not like using a toothpick for checking if a muffin or cake is done. The fork makes too many punctures and the toothpick, well, I dont feel like using a toothpick just for this. So here are two... (Continue reading)

From sarongs to saris

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Ever since I moved to the US, I have always amazed at how Indian, the Indian Americans were here. It always struck me as how they cling on to their roots, values and cultures. All that seemed so fake and... (Continue reading)

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Dumb Charades…..well, almost

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The baby is into dumb charades. The rules are as follows: Baby will use ‘mmmm’ s and hand gestures to communicate Mom or dad or big brother will have to interpret If interpretation is right, baby will ‘mmmm’ happily If... (Continue reading)

Mom in Question – Apoorva

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Name: Apoorva Profession: Company Finance Kids: One girl- 8 months old Born and brought up: New Delhi What did you find most interesting about the US when you came here? The lack of bureaucracy!  How is studying here different than... (Continue reading)

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The Pursuit Of Creativity

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A few months back, I had written a blog titled The Creative Mind, my layman perspective on the importance of creativity. I didn’t know it then, but what started off as an intriguing topic for research at first, has turned... (Continue reading)

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Must have in purse – Stain Wipes

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If you dont do this already, keep a stain removing wipe like Shout in your purse. Many a times, if you are clumsy like me, and spill drops of coffee or sauce, it comes really handy and works very well... (Continue reading)

Caramel Pudding and celebrating International Women’s Day

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International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8 March. It is a day to celebrate womanhood and this date is commemorated at the United Nations. Women’s Day stresses on the equality, justice, peace, development and enhancement for women globally and also... (Continue reading)

Unclogging drains the natural way

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I learnt this one yesterday from a friend, and it works. Pour some baking soda into the clogged drain. Add some vinegar. Wait about 10 minutes and flush it out with water.... (Continue reading)

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