Whether it’s Afreen Afreen or Dil le gayi kudi Gujarat di, whether it is Ab Ke Sawan or Kabhi to nazar milao, as someone who was a card-carying member of India’s first MTV generation, I often reminisce over what I consider the best decade of Indian pop music. Here are my 15 memorable numbers. … Read More Rockin’ the ’90s: My Top 15 Songs from the Decade that (Re)Defined Indian Pop Music
In honor of Canada’s 150th Anniversary, I thought it would be fun to write about the things I learned about Canada from my very Canadian husband. If you are Canadian, “A Very Happy Canada Day” from our family to yours.
When I first saw the cover of Mindy Kaling’s debut book, ‘Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?’ a few years ago, I felt like she had written that book with me in mind. Except, of course, she hadn’t and I could only barely, if even, relate to the contents. It was a good read, nevertheless,… Read More Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me? : The Quest for Meaningful Female Friendships
Would adding “mom” to your resume or bio hurt your chances on the job market? Are you willing to “risk” it? … Read More Here’s Why You WILL See “Mom” Listed On My Bio
So, we moved. Again. This is my 13th move in 17 years in the US and frankly, as I tell anybody who listens and even those who only pretend to, I just want to gather some moss already! I am tired and exhausted from being a rolling stone.
As regular readers of this blog know, I recently lost my mother. Adapting to life without a mother is really, really hard and not something I thought I would have to learn to do this early. “Move On” seems like the most overused line in the history of the English language and concepts like the… Read More Lessons I Learned after a Loss
October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. Click StopBullying.Gov to read more about this. While “traditional” bullying continues to occur on playgrounds and other physical spaces, it is virtual or cyberbullying that is still new territory for parents. Cyberbullying is defined as “the electronic posting of mean-spirited messages about a person (as a student) often done anonymously” by Merriam-Webster.… Read More Guest Post – Ways to Identify Cyberbullying in Kids
Bring on the sanctimommy gripes, the trolls, and the bullying. I just don’t care. This is my rant post today. As a mother who blogs… I dislike the momblogger moniker. Why momblogger? Why not just blogger? Anyway, I digress… I am really sick of what I have observed as some common content issues in the… Read More Just a rant – What I Don’t Understand About (some) Moms who Write
Today, as is typical of most Wednesdays, I was at a library’s story-time with TJ and Baby E. As usual, I was wearing Baby E on my self in her Ergobaby while also keeping an eye on TJ at most times. After story-time ended, the library did their “Stay & Play” session where they provide… Read More Thank you for tying my shoelace
First a disclaimer: I do not mean for this post to sound pompous or self-righteous. We all have to live by the consequences of our decisions and choices. One such decision I made was to come to the US for graduate studies. Sixteen years later, I call the US my home. Yes, India is also… Read More Raising my kids in the US vs. India