Ten Home Remedies To Help During Pregnancy

Every pregnancy is different and everyone who goes through this always seems to have learned or discovered something new during this enriching journey. Many new moms, seasoned moms, and grandmoms shared much of their knowledge and experiences with me during my journey. I was certainly receptive to the knowledge, but only used and followed what felt right to me and my body. Hoping you would do the same. Since it is advised not to use much medication, I looked for…

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Activities for Babies (0-3 months)

If you are like me, you are most likely searching for ways to engage with your newborn/infant in a mindful way to aid her development. Skin to skin ( both mom and dad) at the very early stage and breastfeeding (bottle feeding for other caregivers) are the easiest and the most important ways to bond with your child. And, there are other activities too that you can certainly engage them with that can contribute to their development. As strange as…

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Eggless Chocolate Cake

When it comes to baking and cooking, I love it when it is simple and takes fewer utensils. This chocolate cake is exactly that. This is a recipe I have been using since 2011 and is a foolproof one. I made this one-pot Eggless Chocolate Cake literally 5 times in the last 2 months and has been an absolute favorite at home. This cake is great just like that (makes it vegan too) or you can add some chocolate ganache…

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Hasta Mudras (Natyasastra)

According to Natyasastra, a dancer can express through Angikam (body), Vachikam (words), Aharyam(costume) and Sattvikam(emotions). Hasta Mudras fall under Anagika Abhinayam. Abhinayam means expression. Hand movements in dance are very important to communicate ideas, actions, etc while dancing. Hence these are called Abhinaya Hastas. These are classified into Asamyukta Hasta (Single Hand Gestures) and Samyukta Hasta (Double Hand Gestures). Each Hasta is used to depict more than one action. Samyukta means together. A-Samyukta means separate. Before learning the hand gestures,…

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Purna Mudra

Our favorite Baby Books (0-6months)

Baby reading

It is never too early to get started with reading habit with your baby. We read the first book to our little girl on Day 4. It is surely not an easy task at the beginning especially when the babies’ attention span is just a few seconds and they are not interacting with you. But the little effort today is a great stepping stone for a future reader. Book reading is an age-old good habit. And “books” here obviously mean…

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Natyarambha Shlokas

Namaskaram! These are the seven Shlokas from Natya Sastra, written by Bharata Muni that a dancer must know/recite before starting the Dance. Hence, these are called Natyarambha Shlokas. Natya means Dance and Arambha Beginning. Pranamya Sirasa DevouPitamaha Maheswarou Natya Sastram PravakshyamiBrahmanaaya Dhutahrutham Bharata Muni sets to explain the Natya Sastra (the science of dance) that was preached to him by Lord Brahma. Before that he bows his head to Pitamaha (Brahma), the creator of Natya Sastra and Maheswara (Shiva), the…

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Purna Mudra

Chutney Podi (Powder)

Chutney Podi

The last few days have been hard on everyone because of Covid-19. As we stay home to #flattenthecurve and not eat out, we sure are cooking a lot more. And I know, in all this extra cooking (which I completely understand comes from a privileged position), we all crave for basic comfort food. Growing up, comfort food for us was Podi Annam (Podi mixed in hot rice with desi ghee) and Perugu Annam (Yogurt mixed in rice). Chutney Podi is…

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Coding the skill of blogging

If it was ten years ago, the concept of blogging would have needed an introduction. I don’t remember anyone who introduced themselves as a blogger then. But today, it is very different. Blogging is an industry in itself and being a blogger in the true sense is a big deal. Contrary to the notion of general public, blogging is not all about fashion and glam and it takes lot more than perfectly edited pictures to maintain a successful blog. It…

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The Other U

Celebrating my newest form of LOVE

Valentine’s day never meant much to me in its traditional sense. But if it is a day to celebrate any form of LOVE, I got to celebrate my newest form. The one I share with my daughter dearest. Afterall I met her after quite a journey. The sense of pride to be a mom (AMMA) is as unique as the bond every mother shares with her child. I know love at first sight. But, she was my love before first…

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Favorite Finds: January Edition

As cliche as it sounds, January literally flew by. With a great start to the new year with friends and family, first flight with Little S, setting resolutions and intentions for the year, Sankranthi celebrations, the first snow of the year and few sick days, January 2020 started off with a bang! Before the month ends, I wanted to get my “Favorite Finds” series back. Here, I am sharing my favorite things I learned or discovered during the month that…

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