Prepare your child to return to school

Schools will reopen all over India in the next few weeks and time for the return to school is fast approaching and it is a good idea to prepare them for the fall days ahead. Start about two weeks before school actually opens to get their psychological as well as their physical “clocks” back into sync.

Some of the things you will need to present to the children are: bedtimes, schedules for getting up and dressed, expectations about school work and homework, requirement to participate in extracurricular activities and sports and chores during the school year.

As the kid has to again make a habit of early to bed and early to raise, its better to keep the school routine going. Get up early and go for a walk with your kid, this will make them feel fresh and healthy and they will also get into the habit of getting up early. Similarly make them go to bed early. NO late night cartoon watching or playing games. This will make them disciplined as well.

Malayalam Ladies Program Grihasakhi Jeevan TV

Women entrepreneurs and professionals shares their experience with Griha Sakhi a ladies program in Jeevan TV a popular channel in Malayalam. Watch their chat with your favourite Jeevan TV anchor and get inspired to start you own business for women from home. Please feel to share your thoughts and suggestion via comments.

Watch an interview with Arts & Craft expert Jennifer Augestin.

Watch an interview with Fashion designer Ashima Arjun.

Watch an interview with mehndi designer Bipasha.

Watch an interview with Jyothidi Aswani, a business entrepreneur.

A chat with actress and classical dancer Sithara Balakrishnan

A chat with Sheila Kochouseph, Managing Director of V-Star

A chat with Lakshmi Devi, the Joint Secretary and Executive Director of Abhayagramam a home for destitute women.

Friendly chat with playback singer Rupa Kuldip

Chat with Simi a music teacher at the Amadeus academy of music and fine arts.

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Holiday plans of thousands of passengers ruined

While Air India cancelled six flights, Kingfisher Airlines cancelled services mainly in the north Indian sectors. Due to the ongoing strikes of pilots holiday plans of thousands of passengers from across the country have been ruined following the cancellation of flights.

The flights cancelled by Air India include Seoul-Hongkong-New Delhi, New Delhi-Toronto, Mumbai-Newark, Mumbai-London and AI Express’s Mumbai-Mangalore and Mangalore-Mumbai. The KFA services cancelling ruin the holiday plans of travellers going to the cool climes of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jammu and Kashmir.

Air India, Kingfisher pilot strike leaving passengers in hell

The Indian Pilots Guild (IPG), while accusing Air India management of backtracking on its commitments, have sought Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh’s intervention and appealed him to “open negotiation channels” to resolve the crises.

The pilots of the cash-strapped KFA, who have been demanding salaries on time, claim that the airline management went back on its commitment of paying up from May 9, and hence they resorted to the agitation.

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South Actors Sneha and Prasanna tied the knot

Actors Sneha and Prasanna tied the knot on May 11 at a traditional marriage ceremony attended by family members, relatives and close friends. Both the actors looked adorable in traditional ‘pattu veshti-pattu pudavai’ and they were all smiles as they entered wedlock, in the backdrop of ‘mantras, getti melam’ and ‘atchadhais’.

The marriage took place at Sri Varu Venkatachalapathy Palace at Vanagaram Chennai. The function was attended by friends, colleagues and well-wishers as top stars from Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada industries. According to media source, Prasanna and Sneha fell in love when they worked together for ‘Achamundu Achamundu‘.

It is has also been learnt that Sneha sold the media coverage of her marriage to a regional news channel for a handsome amount. Guess that amount will come in use while they jot down the exotic locations of the world to travel for honeymoon. Within a few days after the marriage, the couple is expected to fly to a few foreign locations for their honeymoon.

Sneha says, “Prasanna’s mother has been showering loads of affection on me. After marriage, I would like to lead a simple life, like that of any ordinary woman. I would try my best to be a perfect wife. I will consult with Prasanna before taking the decision whether to continue acting in films or not.”

Before starting the shoot of ‘Achamundu Achamundu’, director Arun Vaidyanathan wanted to break the ice between Prasanna and Sneha, as he expected a great chemistry from them since the film had them as husband and wife. So he ensured that both actors spent time together on the streets of the United States, where the movie was shot.

Like any lover couple in these parts, Prasanna and Sneha too had their own set of problems. However, these hiccups only made their relationship stronger.

Sneha and Prasanna’s grand wedding

Resolution on Mother’s Day for Working Moms

Mother’s Day is here and your kids or family may prepared for your surprise gift. They might have planned a day for you like helping on Mother’s day breakfast, lunch at your favorite restaurant or evening a family get together. If you’re a mom who not only has beautiful children but also a job, you may be working late nights in the office missing a family dinner, missing from your children’s life. According to source, 34 percent of mothers admit to spending less than three hours each day with their children.

Raising children while holding a job outside of the home will always be a challenge. For working women in India, Mother’s Day is not a matter as they either busy preparing for office work next day or still busy in office on this lazy Sunday. Here comes another Mother’s Day and it is time to plan to spend more time with their children. Following are some Resolution for Working Moms  on Mother’s Day to spend more time with their children and family.

    • Check with your human resources department and employee manual to see if company allow you to work from home one or more days per week.
    • Wake up one full hour before your child does. This will allow you to drink coffee, get dressed, take care of your own pre-work tasks and get breakfast staged before the kids get moving. Once they do wake up, you’ll feel less harried because you’ll be able to focus your attention on them.

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  • Find ways to help out your kid’s teacher and school by offering to do tasks that won’t require you to make an appearance in person during regular school hours. Just ask the teacher what you can do during your off hours; he or she will appreciate it, and that’s good for your kid.
  • Make friends with other parents who may be able to give your kids rides to activities when you can’t. Be sure to return the favor in ways that fit into your schedule.
  • Know your kids friend’s parents and plan a weekend outing or lunch to build friendship and helping mentality in both.
  • Make your family a priority. Often working moms think 24/7 about their work, deadlines, issue with colleagues, blast of manager, planning ahead for tomorrow and some planning extra or over time work for more revenue. But you must remember, for everyone their family must be a priority because tomorrow if a market falls company won’t hesitate to fire you and then realizing you dedicated your whole life for your work but not for family, it may be too late.
  • Devote your weekends and any free weekday evenings to family activities. Even if you can’t plan a mid-week activity, make a quick phone call to your children to see how their school day went.
  • Keep evenings and weekends free of projects so you can rest and be completely recharged when you head back to the office.
  • You might be tempted to do everything yourself, but make sure you’re letting the people around you take on some responsibility. This will ease your workload and allow your staff to develop their skills.
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