It is no secret that I love sarees and food in equal measure. I also enjoy the company of family and friend's so it is logically safe to assume that I love wedding's. There is not too many nice things one can say about summer in Madras other than the mangoes. However, the summer is … Continue reading Sarees and Summer Weddings
If you have ever had a chat in person with me about children's books then you might have already heard an earful about how much I dislike these four books.These are right on top of my list of inane and thoughtless book. Let me add, right at the beginning, that this is entirely my … Continue reading Children’s Books I Dislike And Why.
I have never been a huge fan of sarees that incorporate bits and pieces of different design aesthetics and weaves because, a lot of times, they end up looking disjointed and random. This was before I got to know the designers behind Tvaksati. What they do is work with craftsmen from all over the country … Continue reading One Saree Three Ways : Styling a saree that incorporates multiple weaves.
I had posted the first part of a two part series on alphabet books with a difference and had promised a second part with fun alphabet books from Indian publishing houses. Apart from the obvious advantage of having an alphabet book with colours, characters, illustrations and examples that are culturally and socially familiar to a … Continue reading A is for anything but an Apple : part two of the alphabet books with a difference series
I literally cannot say or write enough about my love for a nicely starched cotton saree. I would pick a cotton over any other fabric any day of the week. I wear them everywhere from weddings to coffee meetings. Most of us hesitate to wear a simple cotton saree to a special occasion because we … Continue reading One Saree, Three Occasions
I know I have promised a lot of you that I will start doing blog posts about sarees and I decided to start that series off with a one sarees six ways post. Sarees are extremely versatile and never go out of fashion. A lot of times, we end up in a situation where the … Continue reading Indigo Tales : one saree six ways
Alphabet books with a differenceRaising a spirited, curious toddler who is discovering language at a remarkable speed is an exciting journey for the adults around because it helps us re-discover our own relationship language all over again in the process. Watching my toddler learn new words and use them to articulate and engage with the … Continue reading A Is for Anything but an Apple : part one of the Alphabet books with a difference series
Raising a child on traditional Fairy Tale stereotypes is a dangerous proposition. You run the risk of bringing up a little girl who thinks she needs to be pretty' princess waiting around to be rescued or a little boy who thinks he needs to be in control of other people's lives and decisions. Either way, … Continue reading Three un-princessy princesses (A Book Notes series post)
I have never really gone by reading group levels for my now 20 month old from when he was a newborn and more by what he (and we) seemed to enjoy. Once he started picking his own books to read (around 12 months) I started leaving a mix of board books and picture books across … Continue reading Books notes : Four First Books
Title : The Odyssey (a BabyLit book)Author : Jennifer AdamsIllustrator : Alison OliverA lot of you have been asking me about the BabyLit Little Masters books so I'm going to start this books notes on the blog series with one from that set. These board books are a wonderful way to introduce toddlers to characters … Continue reading Book Notes : The Odyssey (A BabyLit Primer)