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Why do we love the Slumdog?

As the stock market plummets, the stimulus package remains under scrutiny and more jobs disappear, what is it about Slumdog Millionaire’s rag-to-riches story that has overwhelmingly caught the Western world’s rapt attention? With the Academy Awards in which the film... (Continue reading)

Recipes … with love

Although I absolutely love cooking – I think of it as an art form, therapy, and a medium of sharing pure love – I rarely write down recipes. I neither record my own recipes, which I have been creating since I started cooking as early as... (Continue reading)

Breakfast In Bed

Wish All Of You A VERY VERY HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY. This Valentine’s day, be lazy. Indulge! Forget about boxed chocolate or a dozen of roses or an overpriced dinner. Treat yourselves to the make ahead breakfast plan instead. This sweet... (Continue reading)

First Public Performance

Last Sunday was my son’s first ‘public performance’. The play club that he goes to had organized for a Spring Carnival and Annual sports meet along with a march past. Needless to say hubby and I were over enthusiastic about... (Continue reading)

Roll, baby Roll, Rock and Roll

A few days back the little one executed his first roll over turning himself from tummy to back. Drum rolls, please! So last time around, I missed most of the milestones of my baby’s babyhood. Those ‘firsts’ which compare in... (Continue reading)

The world through the toddler’s eyes.


I heard Mom tell my older cousins, “Always be truthful and honest.” During Diwali, Dadai (my mom’s dad)took me to Kali Pujo and for some reason I have an image of Kali Ma now. The other day at doctor uncle’s... (Continue reading)

When the lights were out

For all those who grew up in India, do you remember the times when we were little and the lights went out, especially at night? This past December in Seattle was more severe than many can remember. Most people who’ve... (Continue reading)

Three funny stories of our Techie Gen Z kids

So ever since I thought I would write on this topic, I have been asking people I meet about stories about their kids – the techie Gen Zs who are growing up breathing technology. And today I thought I will... (Continue reading)

Kulfi Popsicles

Quite like ice cream, Kulfi has its own wonderful flavor. This used to be my favorite Indian dessert while growing up. Now my 3yr old boys love it too. And they have fun helping me prepare this easy dessert and call it ‘Kulfi Popsicle’. This is not the traditional kulfi recipe, which... (Continue reading)

Feeding Tips For The TODDLERS

Hi there, back again.. Some queries about the toddler diets?? I am here to solve something of it.. Toddlers, are no longer babies, but not quiet big kids, their needs in all aspects are changing. They are becoming  increasingly independent... (Continue reading)

Rowing in Tandem

This past summer, my boyfriend and I were in Halibut cove, a tiny island of about 100 residents off the fishing town of Homer. (A story from this trip was shared in a previous post titled Mommy and Momma.) In the late afternoon, our hosts... (Continue reading)

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Back to class

Since the little one was born, I have been avoiding taking the babe to the various ‘mommy and me’ classes’. It was still difficult to adjust the feeding schedule, and however I may dream of being one, I am not... (Continue reading)

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The Ulto Day


The babe and I have decided to have a ‘Ulto’ day. In Bangla, Ulto means topsy turvy or upside down. I dont know who came up with the idea – it was probably when we were chatting about how life has... (Continue reading)

Life in Pandemonium….and then wash hands

So it began easily enough. I was able to distract the babe enough so that I could get the little one latched on and starting to nurse. I even got the babe to get a toy from his playroom downstairs... (Continue reading)

Introducing Maria

When I was five or six back in Calcutta, I went to see ‘The Sound of Music’ with my extended family. I think it was the first movie I saw and I remember being dressed in my best, the line to get... (Continue reading)

Will you marry us?

“Will you marry us?” This is the question that was being asked of me. Not a common one, is it? Usually, it is “Will you marry me?” But no, I was being asked the former, by a close friend of mine... (Continue reading)

A quick poll

Ok, so which are your top TV shows? I dont meat Handy Manny and Sesame Street! Top three current and from the past. Mine are: Law and Order and Law and Order SVU – Reruns galore so I can catch... (Continue reading)

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Mr. Perfect

So, while I have written quite a bit about many aspects of being Single in Seattle, I haven’t yet touched on a big aspect of being single again … yes, dating!  Just over 2 years ago, when I became ready to date, I didn’t know quite... (Continue reading)

Best Holiday

  As a child I fantasized visiting two places on earth; one was Salzburg, Austria which has been shown as the back drop in the movie ‘The Sound of Music’, my all time favourite. The other was Switzerland, popularized by... (Continue reading)

Crooked Wisdom

The visit to the dentist was imminent. The toothache was tormenting and popping in pain killers brought not a little relief. My first visit to the dentist was brief and sweet. But he advised the crooked wisdom teeth, all four... (Continue reading)

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