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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)

Personal is Political: South Asian Lens on Vibrant Love

Having been a close witness to the journey of Tasveer, a local grassroots film organization, I am thrilled that this family of courageous, independent film enthusiasts is demonstrating a marked evolution (and revolution) in presenting perspective through film. They are... (Continue reading)

Gifts to take back for babies and toddlers in India

Ok, bloggermons, years ago probably it used to be easy to get gifts for toddlers and babies on your ‘gift list’ as you planned your trip to India or while flying back from your business trip. Well, given globalization and... (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)

Mom in Question – Indrani

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Name: Indrani Dasgupta Goyal Profession: Home Maker Kids:  One son, Shaamak, 22 months Born and brought up: New Delhi, India Countries lived in:  India, Singapore and US Cultures in my life: Indian, Chinese, American What were some of the most... (Continue reading)

Five ideas to try while on the H4 visa

When I was on H4 long time back, I was often too caught up in my daily routine to realize what an opportunity being on H4 can be. But hind sight is 20 – 20. And there are somethings I did well,... (Continue reading)

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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)

The Immigrant Diaries – Edition 6 – Driving

Hi. This is a serialized story on life here as a new immigrant, one on an H4 visa. Here is the sixth edition. Do let me know if and how you like it. I want to hear from you as... (Continue reading)

Worth a visit – Atlanta High Museum of Art Toddler Thursdays

A member of Bloggermoms Mom Panel suggested writing about places that we think are ‘worth a visit’. I thought that was a wonderful idea, and I will kick it off with something in Atlanta I found interesting. One of the... (Continue reading)

The Immigrant Diaries – Edition 5 – Opening the house

Hi friends, it took me a long time this time given the demands of life. But I have also received some great feedback on this from the readers and what I hear is that people would like more frequent editions,... (Continue reading)

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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 Big Debate – the name game

So Brangelina named their twins Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline. Thanks to the stars,  unique and multicultural names are becoming quite the fashion now a days. And this is on my mind because I am looking for names for my... (Continue reading)

Mom lessons – Making it multicultural- Flag days!

So I write about mom lessons and have recently started writing about making it multicultural. Mostly I write activities I have tried myself but this time its an idea I have, spurred by one of the posts on this site.... (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)

Volunteer Jobs on the H4 Visa

I have written about volunteering on the H4 visa before, and on how networking can get you there. And I know that on paper or online, it sounds simpler than it really is. First, getting a volunteer job you like... (Continue reading)

Faith

I wish I could remember back to the time when I took my first faltering steps. I think I was walking soon after I turned one. As a non-mom, I do not have the experience of seeing my baby make... (Continue reading)

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