The Aashiqui 2 title track by Rumi

I know the video is poor quality so treat this as an audio clip: Rumi singing a bollywood number at the top of her lungs during lights-out on the balcony.

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The heartache that is Parenting

When we found out that we were expecting Rumi, we started making our preparations for her arrival. We read books on pregnancy and the birthing process and breastfeeding and sleep training. All our preps were focused on making my body ready for her growth (nutrition, vitamins, rest), on making room in our lives for her…

Jams from Tasha & Girl

I’m a very passive consumer on Facebook; apart from an occasional ‘Like’ or the even rarer Comment on things that I really like or find interesting, I usually sit back and scroll and read what others are saying without actually participating in conversation threads. But a few weeks back, a post on a food group…

Brown Bear, Brown Bear –  read out loud by Rumi

We recently added Eric Carle and Bill Martin Jr’s Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? to our growing stash of picture books and I am just wondering how we did not buy it earlier; it is so simple and catchy with Carle’s trademark gorgeous illustrations. Rumi learnt up the book in one go and started…

The campaign for Ira

So many kind hands came together to help a child and her parents in need. A lot of them didn’t even know Pratima or her family personally.  Yesterday, a big-hearted friend agreed to pitch Ira’s story at the Pune Mirror and this is the outcome: Thank you to all the good people that made this happen….

Let us help Ira!

UPDATE: 08.06.2017 The crowdsourcing campaign has been successfully funded within two days!! Thanks to all you wonderful people who shared this and poured in your contributions!! I opened my eyes this morning to my usual worries of what to cook, how to entertain the child and so on. Browsing through Facebook with a cup of…