Friday, 18 May 2018

Ramadan- The Holy month of fasting and feasting


This year, the month of Ramadan is being observed by Muslims all over the world from 17th May to 15th June. It is a holy month dedicated to prayers, introspection and fasting during the sunlight hours. It is the month on the Islamic calendar in which Prophet Muhammad is said to have revealed the Holy Qu'ran - to the Muslims.

During this month, as Muslims deal with hunger and thirst, they are reminded of the daily sufferings of those who are less fortunate. Muslims use this time to reflect on their lives and contemplate how they can cultivate healthy habits throughout the rest of the year and do away with any bad habits. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims pledge not to tell lies, gossip, or be greedy.
It is also a time for charity and participation in family and community gatherings to strengthen bonds. Aid organizations, charities, and mosques often offer free meals to the public during the non-fasting hours.

During Ramadan, only 2 meals are consumed - one in the early morning called the “Suhoor” and the other post-sunset, called “Iftar”. It is a great opportunity for families to gather and spend time together whilst preparing and having meals. During Ramadan, Muslims make an extra effort to go and see their loved ones.

At the end of Ramadan, comes the grand and joyous celebration of Eid ul-Fitr lasting for 3 days. On the first day, everyone puts on new clothes to visit the mosque, which is followed by a feast with friends and family.

For a happy and fulfilling Ramadan: 

- Turn off the television. Focus that energy in having interactions with loved ones and inculcating good habits.
- Eat moderately. Develop healthy eating habits, feel grateful for the food you eat and empathize with the poor.
- Use social media wisely. Spend less time on the Internet.
- Pray more. 

We can use this month for self-improvement, to feel grateful for the life that we live and support and love each other. 

Here’s wishing everyone “Ramadan Mubarak

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

International Day of Families!


A family by definition goes like “a group of people who are related to each other”, but it is more than that. It is a meaningful connection: an experience in itself. It is an incredible and an unbreakable bond—created by mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and others. The feeling of being part of a family gives you the comfort in a world of uncertainty.


As it happens to be the only relationship in one’s life that one doesn’t get to choose at birth, it is considered as “God's gift”. That being said, it becomes the most important heartfelt and pure relationship that one must hold on to.

I remember my cousin who once did a project on designing his family tree. The concept of making a family tree is quite old, but people still do it to keep the posterity updated about who their ancestors were (lineage) and it also helps them trace their genetically inherent qualities. Family trees are often presented with the oldest generations at the top and the newer generations at the bottom. So, my cousin was able to trace and jot down his previous four generations but couldn’t go beyond that because of lack of available data.

Extending this concept of a family tree, in reality, we all are like the branches of a big tree whose roots are much deeper than we think they would be.
I recall a phrase from the Upanishads which means “The World is one family”( Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam).  One may wonder how their small family can possibly have an impact on the entire world, but one fails to realize that this tiny representation is what the world is made of. Everyone is blessed with their own unique families and peace in this world does begin with peace at home. The home is where certain eternal qualities and values can be inculcated with culture and education. Every family has its own set of values, norms and beliefs which it passes on to or shares with the immediate smaller families and this in a way represents a network of families which we call a social circle or “society”.

A family network might not necessarily be the ones with blood relations. The bond can also be of friendship, love and care. It is the people who matter who care for you and accept you. The ones who do anything to see you smile & love you no matter what, in a way become part of your family. The world consists of various such dynamic families and in-turn with this network the whole world becomes one big family. We are all a part of different families but we go through the same emotions with them. That’s what makes us one.

Today, at the time, where there is always a fear existing among people be with respect to the tensions across territories or the possible inter-community feuds, the world needs love in huge quantity. Only then can we end the existing animosity among our fellow beings.

As a start, in our homes, we could celebrate with the people in our immediate environment – a.k.a. our family on this International Family Day.  Let’s become a true representation of happiness and set a fine example for this world.

So this International family day, I have listed down few pointers, which each one of us should try doing.
1) Appreciate your family: Say Thanks to them for being with you, during your happy and sad times
2) Have at least one meal a day together with your family
3) Discuss your joys , share your happiness and find reasons to celebrate with them. Let them know what you feel about them
4) Plan that family trip that you had been postponing because of your tight work schedule
5) If not possible to meet them physically, call them or drop a text. Don’t think too much if you haven’t spoken to them of late. It’s never too late to begin.

“Family isn’t just anything. It’s everything.”


Sunday, 18 March 2018

Happy Gudi Padwa 2018!!


India is well known all over the world as a country of cultural and traditional festivals as it has many cultures and religions. One of it is “Gudi Padwa”. Gudhi Padwa is a spring-time festival that marks the traditional New Year for Marathi Hindus. It is celebrated in and near Maharashtra on the first day of the Chaitra month to mark the beginning of the New Year according to the lunisolar Hindu calendar.

The festival is linked to the mythical day on which Hindu god Brahma created time and universe. To some, it commemorates the coronation of Rama in Ayodhya after his victory over evil Ravana, or alternatively the start of Shalivahan calendar after he defeated the Huns invasion in the 1st century.

Gudi means flag, erect flag on the houses as part of the celebration in Maharashtra where it is mainly celebrated. The word “Padava” is derived from the Sanskrit word “Pratipad” for the first day of each fortnight in a lunar month i.e. the first day on which the moon appears after the so-called "new moon" day and the first day after the full moon.

On the festive day, courtyards in village houses will be swept clean and plastered with fresh cow-dung. Even in the city, people take the time out to do some spring cleaning. Women and children work on intricate rangoli designs on their doorsteps, the vibrant colours mirroring the burst of colour associated with spring. Everyone dresses up in new clothes and it is a time for family gatherings.

The same New Year festival is known by other names in different regions of the Indian subcontinent. However, this is not the universal New Year for all Hindus.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Rangpanchami: India's Colorful and Boisterous festival.

Holi is one of the most colourful and loved festivals of India. Holi is celebrated after winter ends and summer is about to start that's March! What's a better way to welcome summer and kill the heat? Of course, with colors and water balloons.  Holi is celebrated as a divine love of Lord Krishna and Radha.

The evening before the extravagance of color takes over, the bonfire is lit for the symbolic destruction of the devil Holika by Lord Vishnu, songs are sung, and people dance around the bonfire to celebrate the victory of good over evil. Holi is festival of spreading love and fun with everyone, eating sweets, applying colors to each other.

So let us all celebrate it with our favorite cartoon characters Vir: The Robot Boy and Chacha Bhatija, check out how much fun they have by playing safe holi join them in this and have fun.

This year lets avoid to harm the environment and bring an end to Noise pollution, Water polluting and use of harmful colors. So let us all be responsible and use organic colors and Save Water. Natural colors can be made with turmeric, sandal wood, and flowers. Natural colors are safe for environment and skin both.

One Two Buckle My Shoe - Counting Numbers & Benefits

One Two Buckle My Show, the popular English nursery rhyme & counting is as old as late 18th Century. Around 1780, for the first time, it was heard in Massachusetts. However, the first published version of this traditional nursery rhyme is found in London in a children songs book called “Songs for the Nursery” that appeared in 1805.

The main purpose of the song is to teach kids how to count.  When first learning to count, a child counts by rote memorization. This means he will likely be able to say the names of the numbers from 1 through 10 simply because he has memorized the order of the words, “one, two three ... ten.” However, he likely does not yet understand that 6 is 2 more than 4, for example.

                       

Let us discuss certain methods that will help your child get better counting skills.

One-To-One Correspondence

When counting, the concept of “one-to-one correspondence” is the understanding that each object being counted represents “one more.”
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It is highly likely that a child that even before understanding one -to- correspondence, he will count by rote memorization. When asked to count a small group of objects, he will likely count quickly through the numbers he has memorized and randomly touch the objects being counted instead of touching and counting each object just once.

For example, a child given five balls may automatically count aloud from 1 to 10 when asked to count the balls pointing to random beads as he proudly shows how well he can “count.”

Counting On

'Counting On' means continuously counting a new set of objects added to a previously counted group without recounting the entire group.

For example, give your child two oranges and ask him to count them. Later give him three more oranges. Counting on would involve your child using one-to-one correspondence method to the additional three oranges by counting “three, four, five” instead of starting again at one and recounting all five oranges.


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Counting on is an important skill because it is time-consuming and impractical to recount a group of items each time additional pieces are added. Counting on is of great value, as it is very tedious, to recount a group of objects each time additional pieces are added.

Friday, 23 February 2018

Gattu The Power Champ | Exposure!The Trick of Chameleon | Ep10 S3 | Cartoon for kids | WowKidz

Gattu and his partners managed to make Chameleon blow his cover and escape away.After a furious chase,Chameleon got nowhere to run.But he managed to hide in the crowd and disappear.
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Thursday, 22 February 2018

Gattu The Power Champ | Instigation ! | Ep9 S3 | Cartoon for kids | WowKidz

Chameleon disguised himself as Hippo Monster and made troubles everywhere in order to collect Dark Power and also conceal himself.The real Hippo Monster was universally condemned by the public. Watch the entire episode "Instigation" now!


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