Hindu Mommy

August 31, 2006

21 Things To Remember….

Filed under: Self Improvement,Tips and Tricks — hindumommy @ 11:19 pm

 1. No one can ruin your day without YOUR permission.

2. Most people will be about as happy, as they decide to be.

3. Others can stop you temporarily, but only you can do it permanently.



Love Letter – Bollywood Shtyle :)

Filed under: Funny,India — hindumommy @ 11:09 pm






August 30, 2006

Kids are depressing?

Filed under: Kids,Parenting — hindumommy @ 10:08 pm

According to this study, raising kids will be a lifelong challenge to your mental health.

All parents, whether they be of minor or adult children reported more depression than non parents. Not only do parents have significantly higher levels of depression than adults who do not have children, the problem gets worse when the kids move out. The effect of parenthood was the same on men or women.

I do tend to agree with the researcher that it is hard to be a parent since we don’t get much help and have to do it in relative isolation.

Parenting is definitely a tough job – but not a depressing job.  

My kids give me a headache, make me shout, drive me crazy and don’t give me any time to do anything but at the end of the day, they wipe away a day’s worth of tantrums and whining with their smiles and hugs.

Depressing – NO !

Mentally uplifting – definitely !

Na Chemistry Hoti Na Love Hota

Filed under: Funny,India — hindumommy @ 3:13 pm

Na Chemistry hoti na main Student hota

Na ye Lab hoti Na Ye Accident Hota
Abhi Practical main ayee nazar Ek Larki
Sundar thi Naak Us ki Test Tube Jaisi

Baton main Us ki Glucose ki Mithas thi
Sanson main Ester ki Khushboo bhi sath thi
Aankhon se jhalakta tha kuch is Tarah ka Pyaar
Bin Piye hi ho jata hai Alcohol la Khumar


August 28, 2006

Welcome to India

Filed under: Funny,India — hindumommy @ 3:41 pm

No Offence – It’s funny :). Watch this parody on YouTube

Taller people smarter?

Filed under: Kids,Parenting — hindumommy @ 3:20 pm

Taller people do not just earn more than their shorter counterparts, they are also more smarter.

If this is true, my daughters who will probably grow up to be taller than me will be more smarter than I am !

According to a recent study, taller people are just more smarter and hence earn more than their height challenged peers.

“As early as age three — before schooling has had a chance to play a role — and throughout childhood, taller children perform significantly better on cognitive tests”

The research confirms previous studies that show that early nutrition is an important predictor of intelligence and height. Prenatal care and the time between birth and the age of 3 are critical periods for determining future cognitive ability and height.

If this increases awareness of prenatal care, it is all well and good but what about fraternal twins who get the same prenatal care?

My friends have twins – one who is much taller than the other (in fact nobody thinks of them as twins) and I think the kid who is not tall is academically better.

I have twin daughters – one who is 92%ile in height and the other 40%ile in height. My daughter who is “height challenged” is definitely better at academics as of now

Are these the two exceptions who prove the rule? I don’t think so…..

There are different kinds of smartness and I think “smartness” depends on so much more than height.

August 27, 2006

Teaching kids English in different ways

Filed under: Funny,Kids — hindumommy @ 2:18 pm

English is a complex language – The same thing can be said in different ways… 

Thankfully, we have not yet started teaching 

Two individuals proceeded towards the apex of a natural geologic protuberance, the purpose of their expedition being the procurement of a sample of fluid hydride of oxygen in a large vessel, the exact size of which was unspecified. One member of the team precipitously descended, sustaining severe damage to the upper cranial portion of his anatomical structure;  Subsequently the second member of the team performed a self rotational translation oriented in the same direction taken by the first team member. 

instead of

Jack and Jill went up the hill
to fetch a pail of water
Jack fell down and broke his crown
and Jill came tumbling after !!!

August 25, 2006

Ganesha hymn

Filed under: Hinduism,Slokas — hindumommy @ 2:13 pm

This is the Ganesha bhajan that we learnt to chant as kids (English meaning in brackets).

Jai Ganesh, jai Ganesh, jai Ganesh deva
Mata jaki Parvati, pita Mahadeva.

(Glory to you, O Lord Ganesha!
Born of Parvati, daughter of the Himalayas, and the great Shiva.)

Ek dant dayavant, char bhuja dhari
Mathe par tilak sohe, muse ki savari

(O Lord of compassion, you have a single tusk, four arms,
A vermilion mark of on your forehead, and ride on a mouse)

Pan chadhe, phul chadhe, aur chadhe meva
Ladduan ka bhog lage, sant kare seva.

(People offer you betel leaves, blossoms, fruits
And sweets, while saints and seers worship you.)


August 24, 2006

Next time the kids give you a headache – Eat Indian Curry !

Filed under: India,Parenting — hindumommy @ 10:42 pm

curry1.JPGEating curry may be a better cure for headaches than aspirin, according to research.  

study has found that salicylic acid, the active ingredient in aspirin, occurs naturally in Indian food and that curry could help treat migraines and prevent colon cancers. Spices such as cumin, turmeric and paprika, all of which are used in curries, are particularly rich sources of salicylic acid.

Neither does Indian food cause the side-effects associated with long-term aspirin use, such as internal bleeding and ulcers, the study found.

Sounds yummier and healthier than popping an Excedrin 🙂

Pluto no longer a planet but Vedic astrology will stay the same.

Filed under: Hinduism,India — hindumommy @ 10:28 pm

The astronomical world had a highly contentious week with lots of debate and have finally decided that Pluto is no longer fit to be a planet – it has been officially downgraded to a dwarf planet today

So everyone’s perception of space has changed and science teachers are scrambling to get ready to teach kids the latest in space. 

You would think this would radically change Vedic astrology – instead of ‘navagraha” (nine planets) we have “asthagraha” (eight planets).

But for believers in Vedic astrology, there’s no cause for concern. Not even if the resolution proposed at the International Astronomical Union is passed and three new planets — 2003 UB313 (Xena), Charon, Ceres —are ‘born’. The addition of three new celestial bodies won’t make our ruling planets go haywire.

Explains astrologer Sunita Chhabra,

“Vedic astrology has never considered planets beyond Saturn. Uranus, Neptune and Pluto aren’t counted in the vedic astrology.” Though one of the new ‘planets’, Ceres, lies between Mars and Jupiter, it’s unlikely to be counted for predictions.

Hmmm – This make sense to anyone else??

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