Ammu is really worried about her pimples. It is kind of all her face.
Just came back from their choir performance and hit custard cream on the way back.

They got some really big icecreams for 2 $ each and they were a complete bunch out there.

Their whole friends set were there.

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Samanatha Bojrab
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Aishu is a self proclaimed vegetarian. She refuses to eat eggs from today on !
Oh Well


AA are taking their math grade skipping test today. They are in 5th grade. They have worked hard with Matt for 6 months now.

I hoping for the best and hopefully they will pass with flying colors. Else hasta la vista.

Fingers Xrossed.

Thank you
Radhika Shivaraman

Mother Of Cough Remedies

Awesome Article

Dry Cough - From Home Veda website

Amrita has been coughing for 3 weeks now. Finally i look up some natural remedies.

Dry Cough:

• Coughing is a natural body reflex 
• It keeps the lungs, throat and airway clear of foreign material
• But constant coughing is irritable and requires treatment

Symptoms to look for:

• Absence of phlegm
• Itchy and dry throat
• Exhaustion
• Irritability
• Fatigue
• Weak immune system 


• Viral infection of the respiratory tract
• Sinus infections
• Pneumonia
• Allergy to smoke or dust

Natural home remedy using almonds, butter and sugar:

1. Soak 7 almonds in water overnight
2. Peel the skin in the morning
3. Crush them to make a paste
4. Add 2 tbsp of butter
5. Add 2 tbsp of sugar
6. Mix well
7. Eat this every morning and evening

Natural home remedy using basil leaves, ginger and honey: 

1. Crush a handful of thoroughly washed basil leaves
2. Crush a small (1 inch) piece of ginger
3. Take 1 tsp of basil leaf paste
4. Mix it with 1 tsp of ginger paste
5. Place this mixture on a sieve
6. Extract juice by pressing this paste
7. Add 3 tsp of honey
8. Mix well
9. Have 1 tsp of this mixture 3 times a day

Natural home remedy using turmeric powder and carom powder:

1. Take 1 glass of lukewarm water
2. Add 1 tsp of turmeric powder
3. Add 1 tsp of carom powder
4. Mix well
5. Drink 2 times everyday

Dharmakshetre Kurushektre

starts the Geeta, i think. The best thing about being half baked is you can sway on either sides. You can be knowing and unknowing and still get by. Now if you are an expert, you definitely cannot do that. If you do not know something, you can't say it telling it could be true. So staying true to that, since I am not an exponent of the Gita, I can spell it eitherways and quote anything. So having got that message hammered away, lets get to the point :

I was explaining to my kids that you have to do your karma with dharma. And somehow we started talking about the above line. Since the above is my favourite line from the Mahabharat. It is not like it has been a favourite for long, but I just said it once in the recent past in this incident with my kids and it became a hit with me. I said it a few more times cuz it sounded really nice. Go ahead try it out, give it that cantanation effect. It is fun, I tell you..

So I was telling, there is war everywhere, when you twins are arguing with each other, it is a war. It is a kurukshetra. Now you can turn that into a dharmakshetra. Whatever it meant in the Gita, i am not sure, but this is what I meant when i told my kids. When there is a war going on, turn it into one abuot doing your dharma and then there will be no war. If everyone is doing their dharma, there will be no one left to war. So then kids wanted to talk about Drona and Bhishma and how they are not bad people. That is so true, but by association they had to do their dharma of being loyal to Duryodhana. So if you have to do adharma by association, then you have to seek atonement in my book.

That day I had to do adharma myself. I did not realise that right away but after considerable thought, I had to realise that what i did was pure adharma. And its results have already been accrued in my karma bank. Past cannot be undone but realization will make me act wisely.

Tejas and I walked down to his bus. He was already a minute late and the bus was kind enough to wait. He realized midway that he forgot his violin. So i told him to proceed and ask the bust to wait. Instead the buslady ignored his words and kept going. By the time, I reached the stop with the essentials in hand, the bus had gone. I called the buslady to come back. She refused. I called the bus coordinator. She called the bus lady. Then called me telling that they are far away and the bus cannot come back. I gave her an earful, became sentimental and played some emotional cards. The next minute the bus was turning back and coming to pick up his violin.

Anytime you do not feel good, even when you win, is a sure sign that you did not do your dharma. Anytime you do not feel good , when you lose is also a sign of adharma. When you are happy in winning and losing, then you are doing your dharma, cuz in duty there is no like or dislike, there is no want or need, there is no choice , there is no being happy or sad. Duty is duty and it is best to like your duty. So anyway.. Tejas comes back and I ask him like did buslady yell at him, did he know that all this drama happened.

He tells me all the 7th graders were happy that they got to miss assembly and Meena was upset that her class picnic trip will leave without her, but so hopefully that did not happen.

So for my son's sake who was already in the wrong by going late to the busstop and not taking his things along with him, I fought tooth and nail to make his wrong right, but in the process so many people lost out.

So for this to never happen again, we are making his bag ready overnight and 2 minutes early to bustop.