Hindu Mommy

May 28, 2006

Hinduism – a philosophy or a religion?

Filed under: Hinduism — hindumommy @ 6:55 pm

Came across this article where the author argues that Hinduism is not a "true" religion ..

Hinduism is largely a fiction, formulated in the 18th and 19th centuries out of a multiplicity of sub-continental religions, and enthusiastically endorsed by Indian modernisers. Unlike Muslims, Hindus have tended to borrow more than reject, and it has now been reconfigured as a global rival to the big three monotheisms. In the process, it has abandoned the tradition of toleration which lie in its true origins. (more…)

May 22, 2006

Modern Codes in Ancient Indian Sutras

Filed under: India — hindumommy @ 4:23 am

This article highlights ancient Vedic mathematics particularly Aryabhatta

Be proud to be Indian 🙂

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May 11, 2006

Outsourcing and the President of US

Filed under: Funny,India — hindumommy @ 7:06 pm

Funny email that I recieved today – hopefully taken in the right spirit 🙂

Congress today announced that the office of President of the United States of America will be outsourced to India as of February 1, 2006.

The move is being made to save the President's $400,000 yearly salary, and also a record $521 billion in deficit expenditures and related overhead the office has incurred during the last 5 years. "We believe this is a wise move financially. The cost savings should be significant," stated Congressman Thomas Reynolds (R-W A). Reynolds, with the aid of the Government A accounting Office, has studied outsourcing of American jobs extensively. "We cannot expect to remain competitive on the world stage with the current level of cash outlay," Reynolds noted. (more…)

May 2, 2006

How to lessen stress in our life ….from A-Z

Filed under: Self Improvement — hindumommy @ 12:31 am

Always take time for yourself, at least 30 minutes per day. 

Be aware of your own stress meter: Know when to step back and cool down.  (more…)

May 1, 2006

What should 4 year olds know???

Filed under: Parenting,Preschool — hindumommy @ 10:49 pm

I was on a parenting bulletin board recently and read a post by a mother who was worried that her 4 1/2 year old did not know enough.  "What should a 4 year old know?" she asked.

Most of the answers left me not only saddened but pretty soundly annoyed.  One mom posted a laundry list of all of the things her son knew.  Counting to 100, planets, how to write his first and last name, and on and on.  Others chimed in with how much more their children already knew, some who were only 3.  A few posted URL's to lists of what each age should know.  The fewest yet said that each child develops at his own pace and not to worry.

It bothered me greatly to see these mothers responding to a worried mom by adding to her concern, with lists of all the things their children could do that hers couldn't.  We are such a competitive culture that even our preschoolers have become trophies and bragging rights.

Childhood shouldn't be a race. (more…)

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