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Fairy-tales and superheroes story have been like real life companion for any kid. the characters in the tale paly a very important role in children’s life, it guides them, motivates them, teaches moral values and enlightens them about good and evil deed.


We spend all of our lives “growing up” in one way or another. Growing up is about learning who we are, what we stand for, what we want to do, be and have. It is about dealing with difficulty, hurt and pain as well as love, laughter and fun. It is about overcoming fears, embracing new challenges and nurturing relationships. It is about using our talents and learning to be the best we can be.

My personal favourite from all them is ‘Alice in Wonderland’.  The underlying messages in Alice in Wonderland are about personal growth and development.  It is easy to think that Alice in Wonderland is…

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A new Mommy blogger on the block

After a long hiatus , I am back to my personal writing space…  I have been attending marriages, functions and other festivals. I’ve recently created a mother blog, specially dedicated to my little princess, ‘Erishka’-Goddess of Rainbow. Many of you would be knowing about my prolonged bed rest during my pregnancy due to my broken leg. But now am hail and hearty, given birth to beautiful princess who is 15 months old now.

Please visit my mother blog: Smart Mom At Home

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Through this blog i would share my experiences as ‘being a parent’ and keeping up with modern mommmy… it’s about my ups and down as ‘being mother’ yet gathering myself and putting my best foot front, reliving my childhood again… and making best of it for me and my ‘LO’

Please visit and let me your feedback… Please note the blog is freshly pressed and just 2 days old….

XOXO Nidhi

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Narendra Modi invokes NTR’s legacy – Political Implications

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Glow like the star you are!

Lovely glow art

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Glow like the star you are!

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Independence day thoughts on the Idea of India and Modi

Reality Check India

I’ve been tweeting for a few months now about what I consider to be the true conflict line in India. It isn’t Left vs Right, Sen vs Bhagwathi, Hindutva vs Secularism, Muslim vs Hindu, Liberal vs Conservative. The line is this Idea of India vs Rule of Law.  Mr Narendra Modi’s letter stating his main concerns over the Food Security Ordinance is quite revealing and improperly analyzed in the media. Here is my take on his letter and how it fits with my overall hypothesis.

What is the “Idea of India”, what is the “Rule of Law”. Can they work together ?

The Idea of India is a book by Prof Sunil Khilnani where he gives a pretty good overview of what it is about. But the thought behind it go back to British Colonial times most notably by John Strachey. The basic observation of early colonial administrators…

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Hamid Ansari – Undeserving of a Second Term to the Vice Presidency

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Very inspiring and encouraging article

SAATH

Eva, an amateur photographer and true Indiaphile, visited our Child-rights for Change programme in Viramgam, rural Ahmedabad. She  photo-documentated the child-rights programme and, between the clicking, interacted with the children and development activists. Read her story below. Her pictures will follow shortly after!

Escaping from my busy Dutch life, I tried and found some peace and relaxation in vibrant India. A visit to the rural area around Ahmedabad really helped putting things into perspective. It provided me with the colorful and happy feeling that I was hoping for.

Starting out in Ahmedabad and leaving the urban life filled with malls, markets and many, many people and vehicles, we slowly got into the surprisingly green fields of the Viramgam district.

At Saath’s rural office we enjoyed a freshly prepared lunch and Ashraf starts explaining the Child Rights for Change* program that we are about to visit. After this lunch, we were…

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I simply like your writing and the way your blog is designed

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Tuesday funny: All The Things You Must Have Said To Your Children, In Poster Form. We ran across these absolutely hilarious masterpieces on DesignTaxi and felt obligated to share such comical pieces.

Iowa-based artist Nathan Ripperger has come up with a series of humorous yet adorable posters expressing the things he has said to his children. At the time, they may have been some serious situations, but looking back now, things that you might have said to your children seem pretty comical now.

If your words are still not going down well with your kids, perhaps these posters would be more effective? Then again, maybe not.

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Creativity in the air<Thanks to Pinterest!!

I cannot stand blank paper! Yes, be  it scribbling words or sketching some art…
i cannot keep creativity away from my thoughts..
Now as am at home to my severe ligament tear on my left ankle, there is no option but i have to take rest (in caps )REST!!!
As of now as every one knows that I have broken my leg and advised for bed-rest till it is cure. Yes, I have been resting since long, looks like ages.
It’s been more than three weeks but am still on bed-rest, it’s annoying, irritating, frustrating what not… But i had to channelize my unused energy in something meaningful, colorful and productive work.

While sitting at home, doing nothing creative, it’s not me… Though it was also difficult for me to sit but being on bed with severe ligament tear, all i can do is to browse, exchange views and ideas on my cellphone or laptop…
But i still use to feel incomplete as nothing was as productive. So i went back to my hobbies, creating something useful and attractive out of waste materials and other materials easily available at home or in your study.

Take quick glimpse of my creations during my bedrest of 25 days..

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1) Treasure Box DIY

A Treasure Box = Made out of old Newspaper

A Treasure Box = Made out of old Newspaper, glue, fevicol, acrylic paint and old open cardboard box

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This treasure box is nothing but reformed and re-purposed charger box of my laptop. Yes! it is…

All you need it 20-25 old magazines/old newspaper rolls, a waste-box, acrylic colour to paint, paint brush, mod-podge, fevicol/adhesive glue…

PS: Step by step instructions and support images will be in my next post. 🙂


2) Attractive yet easy to make Notice Board

Colourful, attractive yet easy to make Notice Board

Colourful, attractive yet easy to make Notice Board


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This notice board reminds me of my hostel days, as i use to create this quick, yes very quick to do notice board for my post-its and family snaps.

It’s quick, less messy, great utility,yet with minimal raw-material!  You can use this at your workspace (Size accordingly), kitchen counter (for groceries or shopping list), study, kids room… am sure it can fit anywhere and any place that keeps you occupied yet close to heart.

Ok, now what all you need??? A thermocol sheet, Paints/acrylic pain/ chalkboard paint, paper pins, double-sided tape and items like wools, lace, stickers are optional.

3) DIY: Bird-cage

DIY: Bird-cage mobile

DIY: Bird-cage mobile

 

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This handmade bird-cage wall enhancement is inspired by Pinterest! Thanks to Paula for pinning it on Pinterest!!!

I found it so interesting and beautiful easy to do, DIY and very apt to my state of life as of now, so i decided to make it… It’s not that great but i like it..

This beautiful bird-cage is made from just card stock, glue, old/waste rid, bird sketch, acrylic paint and items like POP, flowers, crep, tissue, wooden stick is optional. For detail instruction and support step-by step images you visit Paula’s Pinterest page.

Also read:
Creative Thinking> Learning from Fairy-tales>>

View pics: Colourful handmade gift bags & boxes>>

View pics: Cute & Mini envelopes, gift-boxes, bags>>

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Creative Thinking ><

Fairy-tales and superheroes story have been like real life companion for any kid. the characters in the tale paly a very important role in children’s life, it guides them, motivates them, teaches moral values and enlightens them about good and evil deed.


We spend all of our lives “growing up” in one way or another. Growing up is about learning who we are, what we stand for, what we want to do, be and have. It is about dealing with difficulty, hurt and pain as well as love, laughter and fun. It is about overcoming fears, embracing new challenges and nurturing relationships. It is about using our talents and learning to be the best we can be.

My personal favourite from all them is ‘Alice in Wonderland’.  The underlying messages in Alice in Wonderland are about personal growth and development.  It is easy to think that Alice in Wonderland is a dreamland fairy tale for children but it also entails creative thinking in personal growth of children . If you look closer and think deeper you will realise that Alice’s world translates into much more than a children’s fairytale.

Here are few underlying messages which you can teachyours kids as well as to yourself too.

1. Manage your Personal Growth

The most important metaphor in the story is one of growth. We see Alice grow from tall to short and from big to small. Growing up is about changing body size, dealing with ups and downs, and feeling confident or insecure about oneself. When Alice eats, she grows when she drinks, she shrinks. She soon learns to use the resources in her world to control her personal growth.

We spend our lives ‘growing up’ in one way or another. What are you doing to manage your personal growth?

2. Be Specific about What You Want to Achieve

Alice learns about the importance of knowing what she wants.
We can learn a great deal about the importance of goals from her conversation with the Cheshire Cat.

Cheshire Cat

Cheshire Cat

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.” said the Cat.
“I don’t much care where” said Alice.
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.

Think about what you will achieve over the next 90 days! As it is always said, “You get  what you want only if you know what you want”.  Write it down together with steps that you will take to achieve that. Imagine specifically what you will see and hear as you achieve your goal. In particular, think about how achieving your goal will make you feel, and build the intensity of that emotion in your mind.

3. Develop your Identity
The characters in wonderland continually ask Alice who she is. As a result, she questions her identity. When we have doubts about who we are and what we stand for, it affects our entire life. Consider the roles you have in your life, for example; a parent, a spouse, a son or a daughter, a colleague, a leader or a friend. Write out the qualities you believe you have in those roles. E.g. “I am a caring father” or “I am a creative business person”. Remember that you will assume different behaviours in each role. As you learn more about yourself in each role, you will reinforce your self-belief and learn to develop your capabilities within each role.

4. Say What you Really Mean
Alice is continually told to say what she means. How often do you really say what you mean? When did you last have a really meaningful conversation? When you connect with people who share similar values, you will find that you share more meaningful thoughts, feelings and ideas.

5. Challenge your Creativity
In the latest movie, Alice’s father, a successful entrepreneur, tells her that he thinks of 6 impossible things before breakfast every day. Imagine if you just thought of 1 impossible thing per day. You could find ways to solve problems or create something that was never invented before. Get your creative juices flowing by thinking of 1 impossible thing every day.

6. Follow the Advice you Give Yourself
“Alice generally gave herself good advice (though she very seldom followed it).”
Rather than giving advice to others and expecting them to follow just try and listen to your inner voice. Make an effort to give yourself a good advice? Try to follow your gut feelings and if you cannot then learn from repurcurssion from it?

Whether you enjoy this fairytale for its entertainment value or search for the deeper meaning like I have, there is lots of value to be had.

This may be a children’s story at heart, but we can learn a great deal from a young girl who acquires the confidence and courage to break free from rules to become that person she aspires to be.

Perhaps you have read the story or seen the movie. Was there something in particular from the story that resonated with you?

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