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Goodness of Savskruth (Sanskrit)

        Recently I started teaching English to my daughter and realized that it is so much difficult for kids to learn English. I am sure you might have faced this if you are an Indian and have made an attempt. First, most of the Indian languages are purely phonetic. What this means is, a particular letter sounds same everywhere or no two letters sound the same. For example, letter ‘ k ’ or ‘Ka’ is Ka has unique sound and no other letter sounds like Ka. Similarly, no two words sound the same like English. For example ‘here’ and ‘hear’. English also has two or more sounds for same letter. For example in ‘cat’ c is pronounced as ‘K’ but in ‘cute’ is pronounced as ‘Ky’  and cinema it is pronounced as ‘S’. There is more confusion in English due to silent letters. Some of the letters as ‘R’ is silent in some places and vocal in some other places. This is true with ‘U’ and many other letters.         As there are no rules for spelling, Americans tried to modify spellings to match to

Life as I see (English Poem)

This  is how I look at life and what I learned from it. Empty mind leads to boredom Boredom leads to negativity Negativity starts ruling the life When you don't have enough activity Let it be big or small Don't miss any duty Don't give yourself  a chance To feel later guilty Pamper yourself, love yourself There is nothing wrong in looking pretty But as you focus on the outer Don't miss to focus on inner beauty Fly as high as you can With all your capacity Put efforts to achieve the goal You have that ability Love people around you Everybody has some quality Appreciate the differences No fun in living with similarity Make decisions,take ownership Power comes only with responsibility Let people judge your decisions  May be that's not their 'Cup of tea' What you are, what you can do  That uniqueness is your identity Don't pretend to behave like someone And complex your per

NLP: The inevitable separation

         When anyone is born, he is separated from his mother. This is not a pleasant separation and most of us cannot deal with it. This might be one of the reason babies cry when born. Later, some of us learn to cope up with the separation quickly and some of us take more time. This is a story of Sohan (name changed for obvious purposes) who needed more time to deal with the separation from mother.         Sohan’s mother visited me one day and told me that Sohan used to get dreams that his parents would be separated from him on his fourth birthday. Due to this, he rejected to sleep during nights and sometimes even during daytime. He also wanted to be with his mother for 24 hours. When consulted to a doctor (I think psychologist), he suggested sleeping pills to Sohan, but even after sleeping pills, Sohan didn’t sleep. Later sleeping pills were (fortunately) stopped. After few months, when the doctor made him go through a play session doctors told to Sohan’s parent that his me

Marathi Kavita: माझा पाऊस

वाटलं लिहावं काहीतरी कित्ती दिवस झाले मन भरून आलं असे कितीतरी पाऊस गेले भरून आलं मन तरी ते पावसाबरोबर वाहिलं नाही असे म्हटलं तरी चालेलं कारण पाऊस सोडून, त्याला कोणीच पाहिलं नाही तो पडतो जेव्हा धोधो तेव्हा काळजाचा ठाव घेतोच आठवणीतलं मनातलं तो आपल्याबरोबर नेतोच रिमझिम टपटप धोधो आणि सरसर कित्तीतरी रूपं त्याची सारी तशी सुंदर मला मात्र भावतं त्याचं धोधो पडणं हातच काहीच नं राखता थेट जाऊन भिडणं त्याच्या येण्याबरोबर जाग्या होतात साऱ्या स्मृती आठवतात काही जोडलेली तर काही पुसट होत गेलेली नाती वाफाळलेला चहा, कधी सोबत कवितेचं पुस्तक तर कधी नुसत बसून त्याला न्याहाळायचं एकटक गरम भजी वडा आणि मित्रांसोबत केलेली धमाल तर कधी गाणं ऐकताना त्यावर सहज धरलेला ताल उडालेली तारांबळ कधी जवळ नव्हती म्हणून छत्री तर आठवणीतली संध्याकाळ कुणासोबातची जवळ एकच होती जेव्हा छत्री कित्येक क्षण दिलेत त्याने भरभरून जगण्याचे रोजच्या व्यापातून स्वतःला थोडं वेगळ काढून बघण्याचे काही म्हणा तो आहेच वेगळा नाहीतर असता

Recipes: Masala Kulcha

Sometimes we get bored of eating regular phulaka/roti/paratha and look for something which is quick and tasty. Masala kulchas is a good alternative recipe for such occasions. You may have it with curd for lunch or dinner. These kulchas also taste great with any vegetable. Ingredients: ·          2   Cups wheat flour ·          7-8 finely chopped garlic ·          15-20 black papers crushed ·          1 cup fresh coriander finely chopped ·          1 cup mint leaves finely chopped ·          Salt as per taste ·          Oil as needed ·          Water as needed            Servings : 4 Procedure: 1.        Knead wheat dough by adding enough water, oil and salt. Dough should be like our regular chapatti/phulka dough. Cover the dough and keep it aside for 15 minutes. 3.        Mix chopped coriander, garlic, mint, salt black pepper and teaspoon of oil. 4.        Take big lemon sized dough ball and roll it in a round shape and sprinkle mixture pre

Eco-friendly Deepawali lantern with homemade handmade paper and cotton strings

        During Ganesh festival, we had prepared eco-friendly Ganesh idol . Lather I published few details of our terrace Garden . Today I am publishing details of deepawali lantern.         Few days back we prepared handmade paper at home using ecofriendly colors. We mainly used newspaper to make it. It was an exciting and successful project.            Recently we decided to make deepawali lantern using handmade paper that we created at home. It is even more successful and fun project. My daughter enjoyed the project.         We also prepared few greetings from our handmade paper like below.            Another interesting project we completed at home was string lantern. Even string lantern is quite a lot of fun. We are also using it as another deepawali lantern.            Rather than buying Chinese lanterns or any other lantern from the market. This shall be a very good vacation project for you or your kids.             Let's save environment, let's s