“What’s for dinner?”

Wasn’t it a lovely, blissful time when we could casually throw around questions about the next meal and it was Mum’s job to make something hot and delicious on demand? (I say Mum because Abbu started cooking for me only after I got married; making apricot custard and chicken from Sanjeev Kapoor books!) And then…

What MasterChef Australia has taught me about parenting

    Yesterday my husband and I watched the Season Finale of MasterChef Australia Season 10 with a heavy heart. While both of us had rooted for Sashi and he is a truly deserving winner, we felt really heartbroken for the other wonderful finalist Ben. And now the 9 o’ clock dinner slot feels strangely…

Parenting books I love

Books have always been my go-to place for solace, comfort and advice and so when Rumi was born, it was only natural that we turned to books for every single thing, from tips on how to make babies sleep better to raising emotionally resilient kids. And while a lot of those tomes are gathering dust,…

A for Ajrakh

    On Republic day, as we revel in and reflect upon our feelings of pride in our country, I think it is a great time to pay homage to the fabulous work children’s book publishers in the country are doing. Growing up on a steady diet of Enid Blytons, I struggled hard to picture…

The Lion and the Bird

If I had to pick a favorite picture book at gunpoint (and I wouldn’t be able to do it and be shot because of my indecisiveness!) but if I was a person who was able to decide quick and hence save themselves, the winner would be ‘The Lion and The Bird’ by Marianne Dubuc. As…

Fluffy Chick and Friends – Roger Priddy

  Fluffy Chick and Friends (Roger Priddy) was the first book Rumi ever owned, when she was all of three months. It is a bright, eye-catching feel-and-touch cloth book that makes for the most ideal, perfect gift for babies. I was introduced to Priddy books by a friend, who showed me some of the cloth…