Showing posts from November, 2016

Rice or Wheat? Ending the eternal dilemma.

What I didn’t know? Glucose is a type of sugar and not sugar itself. Insulin- a hormone that gets secreted when glucose level rises in the body. High blood glucose levels over an extended period of time have damaging effects on the eyes, kidneys, blood vessels, and nerves. Sweet food is high in carbohydrates. All carbohydrates are sugar, whether it is fruit, table sugar, bread, or vegetables. The total carbohydrate content includes all three types of carbohydrates: sugars, starches , and fiber . STARCH A grain contains three parts: · bran · germ · endosperm The bran is the outer hard shell of the grain that provides the most fiber. This makes the grain so beneficial because it is hard to digest, takes longer to digest, and therefore affects blood glucose more slowly (i.e., whole wheat bread, wheat flour, brown rice, red rice oats, vegetables, etc. It also contains the maximum part of Vitamin B and minerals.) The germ is the next layer and is packed with nutrients

Life- Let's have a party tonight.

Make peace with  life, shake hands and say a hello, having fought enough, let's negotiate on this desk, you uncover a basket of offerings, and I get mine to seal the deal. You gift me moments of joy and happiness, I shall pour my smile and gratitude to you. The hurt and pain that you will hurl at me, Inevitable that they are, I shall fear not, taking it in my fold I  saute it with some patience and perseverance and hang on...till I see the day. You bless me with success and accomplishments, and I learn to fly with my feet planted on the ground. For the failures and debacles that you will agonize me with, I promise to rebound with fortitude. Some heat waves of despair and shivers of worry, will also envelop me with changing season, I will cradle you in the warm sunlight of hope, through the creek of my broken window. An uninvited guest of fear and mistrust, that you shall get to my home one day, I welcome you both on this couch, and pour hot coffee of faith and trust. Some couri

It's a family photograph

There is nothing more beautiful than a family photo. The natural beauty of oceans and mountains and tall trees and serene snow, the pitter-patter of rain and the soft rustle of autumn leaves, the glittering dew on the blades of grass and the blooming flower pink, red, and violet...all fail... Every family photograph is perfectly beautiful. Image coutesy-Pixabay

Forever Young? No! Never!

An autumn leaf that broke away from the branch and lies on the grass will soon be shrouded in snow. But can it say that it feels like a new green leaf? Should it still revel thinking about its green charm?  It was but once a green leaf… and now it's brown…green was beautiful then, brown is beautiful now, green or brown… the color is not important. The question is how well it lived green and how well it lives brown…and how well it gets buried under the icy snow. Namrata

Meaningful Parenting- Making 'peace' with Maths not necessarily 'Mathematically Happy'. Part 2

Not necessarily you have to enjoy it. But being at peace with it is important. Are students who are good at Math intelligent? Yes. Are students who are not good at Math intelligent? Yes. Over the years, child development researchers have studied Intelligence and come up with various kinds of intelligence, and Mathematical Ability is JUST ONE OF THEM . IQ - Intelligent Quotient-is related to long-term life success but in which field- depends on you. Research does indicate that childhood IQ predicts academic achievement as well as adult occupational achievement. There is a strong likelihood of 2nd-grade children with the highest IQs enter prestigious professions such as engineering, law, medicine, and science. (McCall 1977). This was 1977. We are in 2017 . The definitions have changed so have the occupations children choose when they grow up. The opportunities have increased manifold, and success is no longer measured by engineering, law, medicine, and s

Meaningful Parenting- Do you or your child has 'Math-phobia?' Have you ever failed in your Maths exam? Part 1

If Yes...continue reading. Don't miss the end ....because that's the start. Math-phobia is described by me as an extreme, persistent fear of the subject Mathematics. Others refer to it as ----- Numerophobia or  Arithmophobia  which is the exaggerated, constant, and often irrational fear of numbers. Innumerable expressions for this deep-rooted fear, Math phobia strikes many and has a tendency to spread over a lifetime. 'Fear' can still be managed. What about the 'nightmare,' the 'horror' and the 'phobia' which one is subjected to. I AM ONE OF THEM. Math is the glorious barometer for 'being intelligent' - You cannot deny that. Looks like a stereotype coming from ages but a powerful one even now. Let's look at how it starts and what happens when one is caught up in this downward spiral. THE START- It starts the day (whichever grade the child is in) with a mathematical question   Stays unresolved d