Adapting Traditions

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A little bit of Shah Rukh Khan in suburbia

The babe and I go to music class. Its usually a fun affair with kids dancing and singing around to a ‘collection’ of songs, available to the parents on a CD. The kids get to use music instruments and other... (Continue reading)

The question of color

‘Look Mommy’ said the babe, swinging away on the park swing, ‘One black boy and one white boy swinging together’ His neighbor was a whitish blonde toddler, probably of Russian descent. The white boy. I was immediately conscious. I slowed... (Continue reading)

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The Big Debate – Promiscuous

That Sarah Palin’s teenage daughter is pregnant got to me. Not because I think its relevant to the election – I dont. But it is in some ways relevant to my life as all the media scrutiny around it will... (Continue reading)

The Immigrant Diaries – Edition 7 – Venturing out

Here is the next edition of the ‘Immigrant Diaries’ – a serialised story of the adventures and adjustments of life on an H4 visa or that of a new immigrant in the US. It started with Ruchi’s semi-blind love marriage to... (Continue reading)

Mom Lessons – Make it multicultural – Dress Up

Hola! I usually write about mom lessons – lessons stay at home or working moms can do with their kids. My neighbors gave me a great idea for a post – this one is about multicultural dresses for kids. Have... (Continue reading)

The Big Debate – Religiously trying

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And I thought being multicultural will make me more open minded. Back in India, I did not consider myself a very religious person. Sure I would celebrate any festival we would get a holiday on, which pretty much included HIndu... (Continue reading)

Am I home?

I have heard more than one person complain about the difficulties they experience when they go back to “visit their home”. It is either too hot or too polluted or difficult to get around in the city. No matter what... (Continue reading)

The Immigrant Diaries – Edition 4

Friends, thank you for all your comments on Editions 1,2,3. It took me a while to get this one done, but here it is. I do appreciate your time and comments, so please let me know what you think. You... (Continue reading)

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Raising an American

Today the babe and I went out with his close friends to a museum where we did an art project on Fourth of July. Basically it was making a US flag collage – using the red, white, blue colors but... (Continue reading)

A splash party with a touch of tech

And I though cross Atlantic Birthday parties were only for the rich and famous!! This weekend we celebrated our sons birthday. We decided to make it a ‘splash’ party for all his two and three year old friends as its been really... (Continue reading)

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The Big Debate – Going Home?

Last time I talked about teaching a second language in big debates facing me and some other moms I know who are establishing themselves in a new country. This time I thought I will write about the big question that... (Continue reading)

The Immigrant Diaries – A Story on H4 Life – Edition 3

Friends, thanks for reading the first and second editions of this serialized story. It is encouraging to receive your comments and I appreciate your time. I would appreciate any feedback you have on this one – a work of fiction... (Continue reading)

Ratha Yatra Festival – the festivals of chariots

You know as a kid I used to love Ratha yatra. Back in Calcutta, sorry Kolkata we would each have our own special ‘raths’ or special multistoreyed chariots. We would occasionally get a new one but it would usually last... (Continue reading)

The Immigrant Diaries – A story on H4 life – Edition 2

Friends, thank you for reading and commenting on Edition 1. I appreciate your comments and your spending the time. This is the second edition of the story – a work of fiction, by the way, based on experiences of life... (Continue reading)

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What candidate is going to be better for us?

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Hi Guys, we as immigrants, who do you think is going to be better for us? Hillary or Obama? . The Republicans? Or  any combination:  Hillary – Obama, Obama – Hillary, or any combination of the beloved Republicans? Whay do ya think?    ... (Continue reading)

Networking when on the H4 visa, or when just at home

 In one of my previous posts on how to boost your career when on an H4 visa, I talked about using the time to build your network. But I know very well, through my own inexperience at it when I... (Continue reading)

Dispatches from India – That old me, did I lose her in the streets of Delhi?

 I have been writing about traveling to India with a toddler for the first time, but this post is about me. Yesterday my parents, the babe and I went driving through Green Park, and Hauz Khas, and IIT. We went... (Continue reading)

Lohri Festival – Happy Lohri to all!

Happy Lohri! Lohri is a festival celebrated in the North of India, which celebrates the harvesting of rabi crops ( or fall/winter crops) in India. This time Lohri is on the 13th, which is Sunday. I started celebrating Lohri once... (Continue reading)

More Indian Baby and Toddler Food Recipes – A complete meal

Since this post got quite a few views, I am adding some more. My earlier post was on Indian and vegetarian baby and toddler food recipes. This one is in the same theme – Indian baby and toddler food, but... (Continue reading)

The Indian kid in the ring

The babe and I go to some Mommy and me classes. We usually have a blast. I dont know who loves it more, the babe or me. Today the babe walked away from me into the ring. A group of... (Continue reading)

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