Adapting Traditions

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Office Diwali Party and Celebrating Diwali at work

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Celebrating Diwali at work? Diwali 2011 is around the corner! In this economy, who does not need some prosperity in the office. Diwali is the celebration of a new start, of prosperity, honoring friends and family. So whether you are... (Continue reading)

Shubho Bijoya

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Shubho Bijoya! When I was small, Bijoya felt sad. The last day of the long awaited and always fun Durga Puja, the nearing of the end of the Puja vacations. The need to go back to a routine and the ‘Bhaashans’... (Continue reading)

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Multicultural Halloween Costumes

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Multicultural Halloween Costumes are a good geography and cultural lesson for kids and adults alike, but they are also great ways to act out and identify with traditions and cultures that are part of you. Sometimes they are also surprisingly... (Continue reading)

Indian Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids

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Indian Halloween costume ideas for kids? You have come to the right place. In some ways, Halloween is a way to act out your own inner identities, fears and aspirations. So dressing up in a costume that mimics a place... (Continue reading)

Indian Halloween Costumes for Boys

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Indian Halloween costumes for boys? Have been invited to a fancy dress party and need an Indian idea? Though many Indian girls dress up as Indian princesses on Halloween, boys dressing in Indian Halloween costumes are few and far betweeen.... (Continue reading)

Indian Halloween Costumes for Girls

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Indian Halloween Costumes for girls? Looking for Indian Fancy Dress ideas for girls? Below is a list of ideas that steer off the princess only track. Let us know your ideas and feedback on Indian Halloween costumes for girls. Indian... (Continue reading)

Top traits of Indian parents?

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1. Indian parents are conservative and traditional. They raise children as if stuck in time limbo. For more, see http://www.bloggermoms.com/from-sarongs-to-saris/ 2. They are extremely protective and treat dating as a life threatening sport. To Indian parents you are not an... (Continue reading)

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)

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)

Activate thy Verbs!

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Happy 2010 to all! This is my 13th year in America, and I recall fondly that when I first moved here, I arrived with a formidable fluency in the Queen’s English peppered with occasional indulgences in the flavors of Ind-lish. Although I didn’t end... (Continue reading)

Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving Recipes

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Thanksgiving day is commonly known as a fall harvest festival and a time to give thanks for the harvest and to offer prayer for God’s continuous grace. It has become one of the biggest holidays, celebrated on the second Monday... (Continue reading)

A healthy halloween?

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Is that an oxymoron? A HEALTHY HALLOWEEN? Well, over the years we have seen some creative things friends and neighbors have done. Do add your ideas so that we can all maybe take some steps to a healthy halloween! So... (Continue reading)

Halloween Costumes you can wear to work

Have you ever been called to a halloween party with people you work with? There are many bold people out there who dont mind letting their hair down and dressing up a bit crazily in front of office folks, but... (Continue reading)

Celebrating Diwali in Schools and Preschools

Is your school or preschool celebrating diwali? Or maybe you want to take a touch of celebration to your child’s school. Here are some ideas: Diwali Activities for preschools and schools Diya Decoration: Bring in plain and unpainted teracotta diyas... (Continue reading)

8 ways to celebrate Diwali in the Office

Hello everyone. Diwali is round the corner and we are all about taking celebrations to work. Making life at work multi cultural makes work that much more interesting. Maybe you have been too busy to celebrate Diwali at work, or... (Continue reading)

Celebrating Diwali at work

Hi everyone. Diwali is next week! Do you think Diwali celebration is becoming more mainstream here? Do you celebrate Diwali at home and in your community only or do you take your traditions to office and school? When I was working I... (Continue reading)

Birthday Party, Bollywood Style

My friend has some of the most creative party ideas I have seen ( I was going to use ‘funnest’ even though I dont have a tween but my collapsing command over Queens English is another story). Last year she... (Continue reading)

The Big Debate – Cosleeping

I am debating whether to cosleep with the little one. In Calcutta, India, where I grew up, cosleeping is the norm. I remember sleeping in my parents bed for a long time. Sometime around I guess 8 or 9 I started asking... (Continue reading)

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Jesus Never Fails

Long international flights, like the ones I just did from Seattle to London and back, are great times to nap, watch movies, read a book … and well, for me, often ponder important thoughts. This time, besides making considerable headway... (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)

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