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Swimming Safe this Summer!!

With the summer just around the corner, the mothers are getting frantic about engaging their toddler into a variety of activity classes. Among the popular activities, the most popular one seems to be “Swim lessons”. Children love to play in and around water, but no matter where you find it – in a bucket, bowl,…

Giving back to the Indian Community.

Very often we hear about extreme human rights violations in India. Reference: http://indianexpress.com/section/india/crime/. We have an educated middle class, advancements in science but we are still battling age old problems like safety, hygiene, nutrition and education for all. While kids in my neighborhood, here in the US ask for Xboxes and iPhones, for some kids in…

College Applications Event Review

Attending the “College Application Insights” event, a fundraiser by AapkiSpace.com was a great way of understanding how the college application process works. This enriching experience not only had key speakers explaining the process but also financial advisors giving important tips on Financial Planning. This was a fundraiser event benefiting Seattle Children’s hospital for a great cause…

Ketaki Kale’s, Naadanam, a wholesome approach to dance!

Ketaki and Naadanam Academy of Performing Arts Ketaki is a professional Indian classical dancer, teacher & choreographer and has been running her dance institute, Naadanam Academy of Performing Arts for over a decade. She started Naadanam in India and has continued after moving to Seattle. She is very passionate about dance and also about other kinds of…

Meenal’s Fitness Mantra!

Fitness Mantra that motivates me to work out and stay fit. We all are aware that as the new year hits, everyone tends to make a list of their new year resolutions and one of the highly sought-after resolutions set by people each year is to ‘Stay Fit’. I am a systematic gym goer and…

Don’t miss Pratidhwani’s stylish dance drama in English!

About Pratidhwani Pratidhwani  was started in 2003 with the goal of helping fellow immigrants from South Asia, by providing a supportive platform to practice their art-form. Pratidhwani promotes about 100 local artists annually. They regularly host Indian classical performers like vocalist Srivani Jade and sarod maestro Brandon Mcintosh. Along with their flagship dance and music…

The Immigration Questions I was asked in the US Border.

immigration questions

Hello Dear Readers! Talking About Immigration Questions, I wanted to share some of my interactions with US border protection and US embassy to help you prepare for customs and immigration. I have gotten through every time and the experience has been good overall. I have been an Indian national the whole time. I have traveled…

College Application Insights

College Application Insights

If you have always wanted to learn about College Application Insights, how college application process works and about financial planning for your kids’ college education, here is the opportunity!! By attending the “College Application Insights” event, a fundraiser by AapkiSpace.com, you will not only learn all these from professionals but also donate for a great cause….

Coconut Onion Samosa

coconut onion samosa

Coconut Onion Samosa – Ingredients for Stuffing: Coconut: (grated)  1 cup Finely chopped onion: 1 cup Chopped and crushed green chillies: 5 Greated and crushed ginger: 2″ Jaggery: 1/2 tsp Tamarind powder: 1/2 tsp Salt: 1/2 tsp. Ingredients for dough: Enriched Flour: 1 cup Hot Oil: 1tbsp Salt: 1/4 tsp Turmeric: A pinch. Method Of…

Gongura Pacchadi and Rice Roti

Gongura Pacchadi

Gongura or red sorrel is a staple green leaf used in Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. It’s sour tangy taste is it’s USP. The spicy Andhra Masala added to the Pacchadi, make it a Gourmet’s delight. Gongura pacchadi is a Telugu cuisine. I am combining it with Rice roti, a Maharashtrian staple. The pair is totally…

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