To the Helgas in my life

Its quite strange why I think of Helga today. Her hair, the brightest shade of red, cut just below her ears, her English a struggle and her body, wobbly and white. We met her at Kaprun in Austria. We had just gone up to Kitzsteinhorn and got down dreary with the sun hitting the snow,…

Cartoon Network- Seven things that make it so child un-friendly.

Channel 300 is E junior.Channel 310, Cartoon Network. My five year old is all day long channel toggling between the two. So, its either 300 or 310.Like most homes with children in this age group, and yes, with one television set, we don’t get to see any other channel here. So, we are watching or…

The Gender lesson

If the girls of today have to live with their heads up tomorrow,the boys of today need to be raised right. This was what my Facebook and Twitter status read like yesterday. My five year old son comes back today after school to tell me, “Ma,Girls are so lame.” This statement I thought was okay…

Excessive sunlight,yet deficient vitamin D

Dubai- the sparkling skyscrapers, glossing cars and remarkable architecture basking in the sun. Not to overlook, lots and lots of sunlight, but with a major deficiency-Vitamin D. The tropical weather can take a lot of blame for the major deficiency of this vital vitamin, which ensures that calcium is well absorbed by the body. In…