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Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Good digestion

1. Eat in order of digestibility.

You should eat the easiest to digest foods first in each meal and slowly move towards the more complex. Think of a highway, if the slowest cars are in front they'll hold up the faster cars behind them, causing a traffic jam. The same goes for your food. Eat those fastest to digest first and save the tougher to digest foods for the second half of your meal.
Here are the time sequences for different food groups:
Water; Juices: 20-30 minutes
Fruits, Smoothies, Soups: 30-45 minutes
Vegetables: 30-45 minutes
Beans, Grains, Starches: 2-3 hours
Meat, Fish, Poultry: 3 or more hours

2. Drink warm or hot liquids with your meal.

Ice cold drinks can slow down the digestive process, think of it as putting ice on a muscle. The muscle stiffens and does not function as well. Warm or room temperature water, juice, or decaf tea will encourage proper digestion. (Just remember the traffic jam – drink liquids prior to meals)

3. Eat at regular meals times.

It is important to be regular with what you eat and the times of day you eat. Eating similar food groups and at similar times each day has a regulating effect on your digestive system. Regular in means regular out.

4. Be conscious of what you eat and your portion sizes.

Over consumption is the number one cause of indigestion. Our brain signals the feeling of fullness about ten minutes after we're actually full. So stop eating before you are full. Odds are you'll feel full ten minutes later!

5. Chew your food completely and don't talk while eating.

Incomplete chewing and talking while eating can cause premature swallowing. Our digestive systems are not designed to digest large pieces of food, when we put large pieces in our stomachs it can lead to incomplete digestion (aka: digestive discomfort).

6. Relax while eating your meal.

Eating when you are rushed increases your stress and slows down the digestive process. Create a nice calming atmosphere when eating and make sure you can devote time to eating.

7. Practice good posture.

When you slouch or hunch over extra pressure is put on the digestive organs in your abdomen. This extra pressure can cause poor digestion. You should practice sitting with your shoulders back and your chin tucked in. This will allow more room for the digestive organs and will help improve digestion.

8. Don't eat late at night.

Our bodies, including our digestive system, slow down in the evening hours as it gets ready to rest and rejuvenate. When we put food into our stomachs at these late hours there are not enough digestive enzymes to properly digest it. This undigested food sits in your stomach and will often disturb your sleep.

9. Take a brisk walk after eating.

Forget about not be active for 30 minutes after each meal. Increased physical activity actually helps jumpstart your digestive system and increases the production of digestive enzymes. This will lead to more complete digestion of your food and less digestive discomfort!

10. Try a spinal twist.

Spinal twists allow excess toxins in the digestive system to be released, which has a calming effect. While in a cross legged sitting position, slowly turn to the right and hold while taking 5 deep breathes then repeat this process on the left side

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Fun, games and decoration for kids party

Before planning party games and fun make sure all these:

Everyone is a Winner

Parties are a time to have fun, which means all guests should go home smiling. If you are going to provide prizes, try to reward all players just for participating or avoid prizes all together. Especially when entertaining very young children who have yet to develop a grasp on sportsmanship. Consider playing most, if not all games without prizes but everyone gets a candy or sticker. When all of the games are complete...everyone receives their goody bags.

Be Flexible

If you sense that a party game is not going well, let it go and move on to the next activity. Or, make a quick adaptation to an existing game. If your party games are dependant on the weather...be prepared to take the party indoors if necessary

Be ready : Be prepared before start the games ,keep ready all the things ready related to party games.
 Party Games and fun for kids :

Pass the Orange
Arrange for teams of about 8 to stand in a line, one behind the other (arranged boy, girl, boy,...). Give each team an orange which the first person should tuck under his chin. This should be passed to the person behind. When the orange gets to the last person, they come to the front of the line and start again. The winnnig team is the first one which gets their starting person to the front again.

Balloon Pop

Place notes inside un-inflated balloons,1 or 2 of the notes should indicate that this balloon is a winner. Inflate the balloons and hang them around. Let each child pick a balloon then pop it to see if their note is a winner


Seat all the children in front of you and tell them that you will be calling out the names of various animals. The children must then make the sound the animal makes, instantly. For example, you say something like, �I wish I had a little dog!� and point to a child. The child must immediately bark. You could then say cow, duck, cat, pig, cock, horse. You could even use words like water (splash), or boxing (dishum). Basically, call out words which have sounds, and the child must only make the sound when you point at him or her. If the child hesitates, he or she is out!

Ticklin' Feather
Number of players: Unlimited

Equipment : Large Sheet ,Large Feather

All kneel down around the sheet which is placed on the floor. All grab the edges of the sheet and raise it to face height. Get an adjudicator to put the feather in the middle of the sheet and then it's BLOW time. The object of the game is not to let the feather touch you and to blow it onto the other participants. If the feather gets you you're out and the winner is the only person not to be "feathered".

Balloon and String Game

Number of players:
Up to 25
One balloon per player
A String

Tie a balloon to your ankle by a piece of string (about 18 inches long) Once everyone has the a balloon start playing some music. Whilst the music plays, people walk around the floor.When the music stops, the aim is to burst the others peoples balloon and protect your own.No holds barred, whatever it takes to burst that baloon is allowed. The winner is the last person left with a balloon.

Get Off My Hat

-Big brown paper bag
-Record player or radio

Cut the bag so that you can open it out flat.

Draw a big witch's hat and cut it out.

At the party, put the hat on the floor.

The players get into a straight line and shut their eyes.

A leader is at the front to see that no one peeks. Whoever peeks is out of the game.

When the music starts, the players walk back and forth across the hat.

Any player on the hat when the music stops is out of the game.

The last player left wins.

Can You Guess

Put several small items into a brown paper bag. Blindfold one person and hand them one of the items in the bag. Give them a few seconds to guess what the item is. If they are unsuccessful they are out. The last one wins

Pass the Parcel

Wrap a bar of chocolate (or some other gift), in a layer of paper. Now wrap it in another layer and repeat until you have about 10 layers. Finally wrap it in gift paper (so it looks nice).

Sit everyone in a circle and play a short snippet of music. When the music stops, the person holding the parcel removes ONE layer of wrapping. Repeat until the last layer of wrapping has been removed. The winner keeps the present.

Musical Chairs

The old favourite. With one fewer chairs than people, a short snippet of music is played while the people move around the room. When the music stops everyone tries to sit on a vacant chair. (Only ONE person per chair) The person who doesn't find a chair is out. One chair is taken away and the game continues until only one person (The Winner) is left.

Memory Game

On a tray, place about 10 to 15 small items (e.g. pencil, watch, comb, shoe lace, spoon, toy car, etc.) and cover with a cloth. Sit everyone in a circle. Place the tray in the middle of the circle and remove the cloth for 60 seconds. Everyone has to remember the objects. When the time is up, replace the cloth. In turn, each person has to name an object on the tray. The first person to fail to name an object, repeat an object or name something not on the tray is out. The tray is then removed and some or all of the objects replaced, and the game re-started with the person following the one who is out. If the game is too easy for the group, add more objects or reduce the time.

Question Hour

This is yet another popular game that is played at parties. Everyone sits around in a circle and any one person asks a question to the participant sitting on his/her left side. You can play this game clockwise or anti-clockwise. The person to whom a question has been asked has to respond by asking another question to the next person and the game goes on. A person is declared out if he/she: responds to the question, starts laughing, repeats the question or goes blank for more than 8 seconds

Spelling Bee

This is another one of the games that can be played at almost any party. One of the players becomes the question master and asks the players to spell a series of words. The moments a person misspells, he/she is out of the game. The player who is left not-out till the last is declared the winner

Statue !

Played with music, all the players move round while the music is going on, when the music stops the players have to stand like statues, anyone who moves is out, start the music again and repeat as many times as you want. The last one is the winner.

Red Blue Green fun

Red means fast, blue means normal speed, green means go slow. Choose different activities hopping, jumping, walking, dancing etc. Shout out the colors and activity

Pinning the tail of the donkey

Draw a picture of the back of a donkey without the tail on a big piece of paper or cardboard draw on a big "x" where the tail should be, and paint a separate tail that will be pinned.

Each guest is blindfolded in turn and lead to the donkey, spin them round 3 times near the picture, then they have to "pin the tail to the donkey".

Poker Faces
Make 2 equal teams.
Call the teams different names eg 1 and 2 or apples and lemons.

Play music, after a time switch off the music, shout out one team name, that team has to make the other team laugh, smile or move any part of their face etc, the players that are not "poker faces" are counted as1 point each, the team with the lowest score at the end of the game are the winners. Repeat as many times as you want the game to last. Alternating the team names shouted out

Do the Opposite !

Have a list of things for the players to do e.g. walk, run, sit down, hop on left foot, wave your right hand, quiet, noisy, stand still, jump up and down, scream, dance etc.

The game is to do the exact opposite to what you are saying.Gradually remove all those players who get it wrong,

The last player remaining is the winner

The one who has put their tail closest to the "x" is the winner. Either make different tails for each guest or mark the spot with the players name.


Each player must run a certain distance, holding a spoon with a big potato on. The players run in turn. If the potato falls down, the player must put it in the spoon again and continue to run. To run without a potato in the spoon means to break the rules. The player who covered the distance in the shortest time is the winner. Instead of a potato you can even try a lemon.

Catch the Balloon

Equipment: 3 or 4 balloons
Formation: Circle

Arrange the players in a circle on the floor and have them number off. Put the highest number in the center to act as 'it'.

"IT" holds a balloon and calls out a number while dropping the balloon to the floor. The holder of that number then tries to catch the balloon before it touches the floor. If the player is successful 'it' tries another number. If the balloon touches the floor then that player is "it".

Blind man's Bluff

Equipment: 1 chair per person;
1 blindfold
Formation: Circle

'It' is blindfolded and stands in the center of a seated circle while the players change seats. 'It' now sits on a player's lap. No words are spoken. He must guess whose lap he is sitting on. If he's correct, the two change places. Prizes for game playing should be small toys, stickers or candy.

This will make it affordable for each child to get more than one.

Back-to-Back Balloon Pop
Equipment: A supply of balloons
Formation: Pairs
Pick teams of two.

Have the pairs stand in a line or circle back to back, with a balloon held between their backs. On the leader's signal, the players press together, trying to burst their balloon. The first team to pop its balloon wins.

If you prefer not to have winners, play until all of the balloons are popped.

Some more  simple ideas for fun

*Adapt traditional party games to match your theme. For instance, at an Elmo party, play "Pin the Nose on Elmo" and "Elmo Says" (instead of "Simon Says").

* Create a tower from toy blocks and let the kids knock it down…again…and again!

* Play a few rounds of “Ring Around the Rosy” with the guests and their parents.

*Chasing bubbles is a favorite toddler activity! Turn on a bubble machine or have other adults help blow bubbles and let the children catch them.

*Create two or three separate play stations by laying blankets on the floor or in the yard. Put a different type of toy on each blanket, such as balls on one and blocks on another. You could also use stuffed animals, dolls, cars, or picture books. Let the children move from one blanket to another.

Leader of the Band -

Stage a music parade with you and the birthday child leading the way! Play some fun music in the background and hand out toy musical instruments to the children. Then lead them in a parade around the room as they make music together.

Bean Bag toss

 Make five bean bags by filling baby socks with dry beans and tying the ends closed. Set out a plastic bucket, a toy grocery cart or a laundry basket for a target. Show the children how to toss the bean bags into the target, or simply walk up and drop them in. Make sure every child is a winner by allowing them to walk as close to the target as necessary.

Clothespin Search Game 

Before the party, attach clothespins to sofa cushions, curtains, and other places in the room at toddler height. Then let the children search for all the clothespins.

Wagon Rides

Place a colorful blanket and a variety of stuffed animals in a child’s wagon. Tie balloons to the back and pull the guests around the room or yard for rides. If throwing a theme party, make sure the stuffed animals fit the theme (a Tickle-Me-Elmo for an Elmo theme, for example).

Baby Art

Set out paper or white paper plates and child safe paint. Dip each child’s hand into the paint and press it onto the paper, leaving a little handprint. Label each paper with the child’s name and let guests take them home at the end of the party.

Note :
All these games which i like most n saw in few partys held in my place and i found some ideas by surfing in the internet..
All together i am gathering in one place for easy surfing, to get idea about your party plan..
If any one knows some more new ideas pls feel free to send to my email..

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Kids Party fun ideas

Fun Party Ideas

If you need party ideas and tips for planning your next party or special event like a birthday party, bachelorette party, graduation, Christmas party, Halloween party, Valentines party or something as important as a bridal shower or baby shower, then you came to the right place.

Party Planning

Plan ahead because attention to detail makes all the difference. Picture the overall style of how you imagine your perfect party. Allow plenty of time to prepare for your party and make a list. Get the big things in place before concerning yourself with the smaller details, as these will develop and change many times in the course of the build-up to your party.

Party Atmosphere

Create a fun party atmosphere with colorful decorations, scents and music. Scented candles or simmering a pot of water with cinnamon and citrus fruit will fill the house with a delightful aroma. Have your favorite music playing softly in the background when guests arrive.

Creative lighting can really enhance the party atmosphere. You can replace some bulbs with colored lamps. Strobe lights can also add to the fun.

Create Party Magic

Make your party stand out from the rest.

A style tip: use the color black. Yes, use black! In particular, try black table linen with some flowers in shocking colors for your table decorations and you'll see the effect it creates.

At a party, what makes the evening is the number of different diversions or surprises! Try to vary the music, think about the different stages of the evening and build up the atmosphere

Dora the Explorer Birthday Party...Birthday party for girls


Print the ones off of the NickJr. website. Also print some coloring pages from the website and color it with your kids for decorations. Then glue them onto pieces of cardboard and hung with ribbon.

Cake and Foods

Follow a Mexican theme and served cheese quesadillas, tacos, Tostitos with nacho dip, "wraps" (tortillas with veggies, chicken), and also sandwiches are cut into stars and squares for the little kids.


Put a streamer with colors pink, orange and purple. Balloons with the same color. You can buy dora the explorer party hats, paper plate, cups, and table cover.

Goodie Bags

There are dora goodie bag treats available in the stores. Like a dora bracelet and mini dora and boots dolls.

Games and Activities:


Make maracas using empty cans filled with beans. The kids can decorate them with paint, stickers and streamers, punch the holes in the tops and bottoms and insert wooden dowels for the handles.


Play, "What's in Backpack?” just purchase little trinket toys and placed them inside the backpack and each child had to guess what they were feeling, then got to keep their prize.

Treasure Hunt

Then make a treasure hunt with a map color it free hand. Make some Green streamers hanging from a pole between 2 trees as a jungle, a wooden plank over a tarp as the icky sticky swamp and finally the sandbox as Treasure Island. Inside the sandbox were backpacks that you can make using plain purple treat bags, with fun foam cutouts to look like backpack's face filled with things like whistles, compasses, magnifying glasses, necklaces and gold coins. These were the kids' treat bags. The kids ranged in age from 2 to 10 and everyone will have a great time.

Some other links to get an idea :
Party Game Guru....http://www.party-game-guru.com/

Easy Kids Science Experiments   ...http://www.easy-kids-science-experiments.com/

Disney World Vacation Fun...http://www.mouse-world-vacation-fun.com/


Baby shower party ideas , fun games

What's In A Name Party


This needs to be done in advance. Write down all your guests' names. Look up the meaning in a baby name book. (Some names are derived from another name, use that meaning.) I n one column list their names, and in another column list all the different meanings. Your guests have to guess whose name matches what meaning. (If a guest has an unusual name not found, list a corky character trait that person has. i.e. - Jazzton = likes to belch and fart on command.) Or you can use a funny physical description (i.e. - she walks around the office with a pen on each ear!) or character traits, instead of looking up the meaning. Make sure the descriptions aren't too harsh or embarrassing. You can get suggestions from other guests.


The Perfect Baby

Ask the guests the following questions – “According to the mother-to-be, her perfect baby would have …” For example, pretend the mother's name is “Jane” and the father's name is “John”.

So one question would be:

Who's eyes would the mother to be like the baby have: Jane's or John's.” The person who guesses the mother's-to-be most perfect baby, the one with the most correct guesses wins.

Some other games

How Many Jelly Beans?

Fill a baby bottle with little jelly beans (or other small candy, try to find baby themed candy at candy stores). Show the baby shower ideas participants the baby bottle and have them guess how many beans or candy are in the baby bottle. How about picking the mom's favorite candy to use for the baby shower ideas? Or use baby pins instead of candy in the guessing game for the baby shower ideas for a low calorie version!

Grab The Pins

Another baby shower ideas relay using clothes pins and milk bottles. Choose two baby shower ideas participants to hold a long cord outstretched. The cord should already be set up with numerous clothes pins attached, thus resembling a clothes line. Each baby shower ideas participant uses one hand to remove as many clothes pins off the line as possible. The catch is that she can not transfer any pins to her other hand. She must use the same hand to hold and grab. As soon as she drops one, she’s out of this baby shower game.

Dirty Diapers

Fold white napkins or cloths into little diapers and fasten each with a small diaper pin. Place an unwrapped Hershey's chocolate kiss inside one of the napkins. Hand the "diapers" out to the baby shower ideas participants. Whoever lands the dirty diaper wins the "poopie" prize - a queen-size bag of chocolate kisses. (Warning: winner may lose appetite for chocolate kisses.) Here’s another less tasteful version of the baby shower ideas diaper game. Before the baby shower, take some disposable diapers and number them on the outside. Then, spread the inside of each with various food items having distinctive smells (i.e. tuna, horseradish, Italian dressing, garlic, mustard) Close each diaper up. When you’re ready to play baby shower ideas, pass out paper and pens to the baby shower guests and then quickly grab your camera for hilarious photo ops. Pass each diaper around for the players to smell, trying to identify the odors. The one with the most correct guesses wins!

Baby Ballons

Grandma may not be up for this baby shower ideas, but hopefully there are a few zippy gals at your baby shower who are willing to go for it! Place two laundry baskets across the room from each other, one filled with about 10 party balloons. Divide the baby shower ideas participants into two teams and watch the hysterics as your guests waddle across the room, clutching a balloon between their knees. The object of this baby shower ideas is to land the balloon in the other laundry basket without using hands. (Shaking, wiggling and hopping over the basket to free the balloon are all encouraged.) After the baby shower ideas participant gets her balloon in the basket, she runs back to her team so the next team member can begin. Up to two teams can go at the same time using four baskets. Whichever baby shower ideas team gets the most balloons in the basket within a certain time frame wins. Make sure to give mom-to-be an honorary turn.

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Indian Party Menus & Party Themes/Party ideas

Indian Party Menus & Party Themes

Here i got so much information from other sites in internet n i am gathering all information in one place Related to party ideas..
There are different types of partys we do in our lifes but we dnt know some times what to do..so here ae some ideas of different  partys.

1.Super Bowl Party Bash Menu
2.New Year's Eve Party
3.Kids Get Togethers
4.Indian Picnic
5.Indian Pot-Luck Dinners
6.Chaat Party
7.Kid's Birthday Party
8.Indian BBQ Party
9.Indian High Tea Party
10.Weekly Menu Planning - 12 Tips

                                                     SUPER BOWL PARTY BASH

Whether you are a die hard sports fan or just want to watch the crazy one of a kind Super Bowl ads that run the sponsors millions of dollars, you will be glued to your High Def sets getting a good dose of ads, punts and touch downs. Planning to have a few friends over? Take a look at some menu suggestions for game day !

check for recipes. Or go to your nearest Indian Grocery store to buy Indian Snakcs !!!!

Coriander Chutney
Bombay Bhel Puri
Pani Puri
Dahi Vada

                                                              New Year's Eve Party

Every year we look forward to greeting a brand new year. And we say it's that time of the year again. Parties, Parties everywhere ! Plan yours today. Plan your New Year's Party at least a month or two ahead. Ask your favorite friends and family what they have planned for that night. Take this poll early, maybe in November. You can also think of inviting "new" friends and people who do not yet know each other. Its a great time for new people to met.

If you have a guest list in place for your new year's party. Your next thing is to choose a THEME for that night. Also plan some PARTY GAMES making sure you include and keep all your guests entertained. Remember to introduce the guests who don't know each other. This makes everyone comfortable. Try to spend a little special time with as many people as you can.

Start your party LATE around 8.00 pm

Have a lot of FINGER FOOD scattered around many tables.

This is a great time to make that PUNCH

Have the Party Hats and Blow Horns ready for 12 o'clock.

Have some fresh Finger Foods for later. Keep them coming.

If you've planned well, you should be spending your time mingling, not cooking and serving.

To make life easier Plan a New Year's Eve Party in an Indian Restaurant. You will also find many Indian restaurants offering New Year's Eve Party Packages. So check you local Indian restaurant.

Only Snacks Menu - Choose from

Tandoori Tikka
Sali Seekh
Bhel Puri
Batata Wada
Coriander Chutney
Tamarind Chutney
Carrot Halwa
Drinks - alcoholic and non-alcoholic

                                                                Kids Get-togethers

Get the kids together for an evening of fun and games. Plan one evening and invite your kids playmates for 1 to 2 hours after school. Make sure you invite an odd number of kids as you always want an even number of kids including your child, so that no one kids feels left out. Simple menus are always the way to go.

Plan a "Fun Activity". For fun kid ideas Click Here

Plan to go to a nearby "Park".

Plan a "Running In The Sprinkler" get together.

Plan a "Play In The Snow" get together.

Watch a Favorite "New" Movie together.

Menu 1

Cucumber & Green Chutney (mild) Sandwiches
Juice Boxes
Kaju Katli (kids love this - they call it "Indian Diamonds")

Menu 2

Idli or Mini Idlis with Mild Green Chutney (kids will love this portable snack)
Mini Samosas
Bugles or Doritos
Strawberry or Banana Milk Shake (don't make it too thick in consistency)
Tiny Gulab Jamun

                                                                    Indian Picnic

Picnics in the summer time are great. Call up 2 to 3 of your favorite friends/neighbors/family. Hook up with people who have kids of the same age as your kids. Choose a picnic area, maybe some place that you have not visited in your area. Look up your map and choose a state park or a local park. Here are some things you might need .

Picnic Basket
Big Blanket
Big Ball to throw around
BBQ tools if barbequing
Badminton Racquets and shuttlecock
And ofcourse food !
Here are some suggestions
Chutney Sandwiches
Cheese Sandwiches
Fresh Fruit
Tandoori Chicken
Masala Peanuts
Puri Bhaaji
Masala Chai
Sev/kaara poosa
Water & Soda

                                                         CHAAT PARTY

"Chaat" is often used as a generic term to describe certain street foods.

Crunchy, tangy, hot and sweet flavors combine to make Chaat delicious to eat as a snack or a great alternative to a meal.

Mostly North Indian in origin, they make a great alternative to a meal because they're wholesome, quick and easy to prepare. Chaats are always made fresh and eaten immediately. They combine tangy, hot and sweet tastes together. The result is always addictive! You can tell it is so by the crowds that line up alongside roadside Chaat stalls in India!

Chaat Parties are becoming more and more popular ! In the Chicago area there are restaurants that will send out someone to your house and arrange for freshly made bhel puri, pani puri and more.

Organize a chaat party for a large or small crowd. Traditional Indian sweets are a good dessert idea for this meal.
If you don't want to make the chutneys from scratch get them from the Indian grocery store. Bhel mix & Puris are also readily available. Additionally, you will need chopped tomato, onion, green chilies, coriander leaves. Keep everything chopped before hand; do not leave any chopping for the last minute. Assemble the chaat with the green and tamarind chutneys just before serving, as it will get soggy.

Bhel Puri also serve plain sukha (dry) bhel without the chutneys

Pani Puri
Sev Batata Puri is the same as dahi batata puri but without the yogurt.
Dahi Sev Batata Puri
Pav Bhaaji
Chole Poori
Ragda Patties

                                                              POT LUCK DINNER PARTY

Pot Luck dinners are now becoming the rave of the "Busy" and "Working" families who would like together but do not have the time to throw elaborate parties. But at the same time want to get together with friends and family.

Pot Luck Dinners are a great way to get together for either a "Couples-only" dinner groups or "Family Get togethers". Set the menu ahead of time and assign each person a course.

If it in your neighborhood, you can do a "Progressive Dinner", which means you can go from house to house for each course. It's a new way to make your dinner parties memorable and at the same time share the preparation effort between all the guests. A Progressive Dinner allows you to get to know your neighbors and enhance community spirit.

When organizing a "pot luck", there should be one person organising it. Select a menu and distribute the menu to all who are attending. As usual plan ahead.

Getting together with family and friends for a dinner party with the soothing sounds of Ravi Shankar's sitar in the background is a great way to entertain. Unless you have many tables and can arrange a wait staff, hosting large groups is best accommodated with buffet service.

Choose foods that are easy to serve and easy to eat. Avoid dishes that require cutting with a knife and fork if guests will be balancing plates on their laps. Therefore Chicken tikka is a better choice than Tandoori chicken.

It's important to arrange the buffet table to facilitate traffic and make things easy on your guests.

Non-Veg Menu

Sali Seekh
Green Chutney
Jeera Papads
Cucumber Raita
Chicken Biryani
Gajar Halwa

Veg Menu

Corriander Chutney
Carrot Koshimbir
Mutter Panner
Jeera Rice
Chole Bhatura

Fun Menu

Pav Bhaaji
Dinner Rolls
Bhel Puri
Ragda Patties
Gulab Jamun

                                                            Kids Birthday Party

You returned from a birthday party last month and thought to yourself--"How did she do that? Every thing was perfect the kids had fun and Mom and Dad seemed so calm!" There are two possibilities...She either hired a party planner or she was organized and prepared. Planning your child's birthday party can be a lot of fun and making this day special will be up to you, so that you create memories to last their lifetime. It's birthday time and you are probably wondering how you can get everything done in time. Age appropriate party planning.

Many moms believe that hosting a birthday party is filled with more energy, creativity and patience than they can muster. Not true! Children remember what they did at a party much more than what they ate, what the plates and napkins looked like or whether the house was spotless. Don't sweat the little details!

the best party times are....1:00 - 3:00 or 2:00 - 4:00 You can avoid serving a meal. For little ones try 10:00am -11:30 to work around nap time.

The Invitation Equation

Child's age + 1 = happy kids For children under 8 years old, invite as many children as the child's age plus one. Some parents choose to add 1 or 2 to this equation. Only you can know your limits. Of course as your child gets much older the formula will need revision.

Who to Invite

Parties for very young children, more often than not will include family members; cousins, siblings etc.As your child gets older, invite only your child's closest playmates. They already know each other well. Friends from daycare, school, Sunday school and neighbors.


No one should go home a Loser! Competitive games are enjoyable only for the people who win. A party should be Fun...Avoid tears by selecting games that everyone gets a chance to succeed. If it's a game like musical chairs, where some one is out, make them the leader of the music. Then let the player join back in after one round. Better yet, plan a few cooperative games, in which the whole gang faces a challenge, such as following a treasure map, then they each receive a prize or split the treasure evenly.

Prepare ALL of the activities, games etc. before the party. This enables you to focus on the kids when the party begins. Ask a friend , family member or neighbor to help with the party. It's likely you have a neighborhood teenager who would love to help, when offered a few dollars for their time.

It is usually best to get the invitations mailed out two weeks before the party, and if the birthday is around a holiday, three weeks would be even better. Plan kids parties early on the day. Kids do well during the day

Menu 1

Cucumber & Green Chutney (mild) Sandwiches
Juice Boxes
Kaju Katli (kids love this - they call it "Indian Diamonds")
Menu 2
Idli or Mini Idlis with Mild Green Chutney (kids will love this portable snack)
Mini Samosas
Bugles or Doritos
Strawberry or Banana Milk Shake (don't make it too thick in consistency)
Tiny Gulab Jamun
Menu 3
Chole Bhature

                                                                           Indian Barbeque

Summer time and BBQ's are inevitable ! Here are some suggestions for an Indian BBQ.
Tandoori Murgh - Barbecued whole chicken with tandoori masala
Malai Murgh Tikka - Mild yogurt marinade for boneless chicken
Sali Seekh - Succulent meat kebabs on a skewer
Chicken Reshmi Kebab
Rice 'n Naan
Saffron Pilaf - Saffron flavored buttered rice
Naan - Indian Flat Bread

Bhutta - Indian roasted corn
Salads 'n Chutneys
Kachumber - Indian Salsa type salad
Aloo Ka Raita - Indian Potato Salad
Mint Chutney
Mint Raita - Mint flavored spicy yogurt dip
Onion Salat - Pickled onions

Fruits 'n Desserts
Mango Ice cream
Lassi - Cool flavored yogurt drink
Mangoes - King Of Fruits
Grilled Pineapple with Cool Whip

                                                                           TEA  PARTY

Sometimes it is great to get together with friends between the hours of 1 pm to 4pm, after lunch and before the kids get home from school. Make sure that you keep to a simple yet colorful menu. A couple of snacks with one dessert or sweet with a drink of your choice will make this kind of entertaining very easy.

Menu 1
Green Chutney
WaterMelon - Cashew Pistacio Rolls
Masala Chai
Potato Chips

Menu 2
Mint Chutney
Cold Coffee with Ice Cream
Gajar Halwa

Menu 3
Pav Bhaaji
Mango Lassi

                                                   Tips on Planning a Week's Menu

Sometimes I think we need to take the time to change the recipes we cook week after week. So here are some great tips to do just that. Planning is the key...even if it is in your mind....Take the time to write cause it sure does help.

But before you plan you might want to ask your family to suggest some dishes....some that they would love to eat. This will give you a great start. Sometimes, even they don't realize that it is pretty tough to come up with delicious as well as nutritious meals day after day.

1. Make sure you have at least 2 green leafy veges in a week.

2. Plan for wholesome and well balanced meals....that means make sure you have one salad/raita everyday !

3. Plan for vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes.....alternate days. Keep in mind that your family's health is in your hands and so plan on serving them healthy food.

4. Plan a simple menu, using dishes you usually make...easily.

5. Write down the ingredients you would need for the week using your menu.

6. Try only 1 or 2 new recipes each week so that with time you can add variety in your family meals.

7. You might want to start a list of recipes that become your family's favorite. Arrange them in different

categories....appetizers, non-veg, veg, rice dishes...etc. I have seen that sometimes we forget what they had liked when you had made it.

8. Keep this book in the kitchen itself so it is easily accessible whenever required.

9. Look in your refrigerator to see what you can use this week. Look for recipes on the net using those ingredients.

10. Make a variety of menus - include all kinds of

cuisines....Indian, Italian, Chinese, Thai etc.

11. Make use of leftovers from previous meals and turn them into a dish by itself for the next day.

12. Once your menu is planned....either in your mind or on

paper.....making a list for groceries is very very essential....this way you will not forget anything and/or buy any extras.....especially when you go grocery shopping when hungry ! :)

Hope these few tips help you with your menu planning !

Wednesday, 21 April 2010


Here I am going to discuss with you some of the good games I got from net which we can arrange for Birthday parties or during get-togethers.

1. Cats Tail game

Get long strips of cloth any extra you have a round make them at least one yard long and have the kids put them in the back of there pants (or create little Velcro attachments), with it just hitting the ground.

Then have the kids run after each other trying to step on there tail. When they lose there tail they are out of the game the winner is the last one with a tail. A couple rounds of this game should tire them out real fast.

2.Balloon Burst

Take small pieces of paper, you will need 1 per balloon, and on one piece of paper (more if you have more than 1 prize) write You Won a Prize on the rest of the pieces of paper write “Sorry Not a Winner Please Pop Again.”

Now fold up the paper and place 1 piece of paper per balloon and blow up the balloons.

When you are ready to play, place the balloons in a room (if outside the balloons could blow away) and tell the kids that there is a prize in one of the balloons, but to find out what it is they must burst the balloon.

You can have the kids take turns in selecting and popping a balloon or you could release them all at the same time. (Which means some kids will pop more balloons than others.) Either way works.

For young kids the parents can pop the balloons and the kids can just go get one. Also if really young, you may want to have a lot of little prizes (candy) and one bigger one. Otherwise kids can sit on the balloons, stomp on them or whatever to pop them.


Rather then pieces of paper insert small pieces of candy into the balloons, that way every balloon has something fun inside.

3. Lucky corner

Draw a big circle and divide into 4 parts by putting plus sign inside the circle. Mark the fours parts of the circle as A,B,C,D .Make the kids go round the circle when the music starts. When the music stops they have to select one part and stand in that part either Aor B or C or D.

Take four same size square paper and write in A,B,C,D. When the music stops draw one paper and open the folded paper and see what letter is inside . Suppose if the letter is A then all the kids standing in part A or out of game. Repeat this game.

When there is four ask them to stand seperately so that you can see winner 1,2 and 3.

4. Duck, Duck, Goose

All of the children will sit down in a circle facing each other. They are now the “Ducks”. Pick one child to be the Fox. The Fox slowly walks around the outside of the circle, gently tapping the other players heads while saying “Duck” each time he/she taps.

After a few times around the circle, the Fox selects a “Goose” by tapping a players head and calling “Goose!”. The Goose quickly jumps up and chases the Fox around the circle, trying to tag him before he can get to the spot where the Goose was just sitting. If the Fox succeeds in taking the Goose’s place he is now safe and the Goose becomes the Fox. If however the Fox is tagged while running from the Goose, he must start the game again.

5.Prize Walk Birthday Game

Have a birthday prize walk instead of a cakewalk. Place numbers on the ground in a circle or oval. Start the music and the birthday party kids walk around the circle until the music stops. Pick a number out of a hat or roll a dice to decide which number wins a prize. The child that is standing on the number that is picked gets to choose a small toy from the birthday games prize table.

6.Mystery Fishing Game

For the “water” use a large appliance box, hang a sheet across a doorway, or cover a table so that the “fish” (and the person in the water) are hidden from view. Tie a string to a stick and attach a clothespin on the end of the string. Birthday party guests take turns “casting” the line into the “water”. The person in the “water” puts small gifts, favors or candy on the clothespin and then tugs the string to signal that there is a “fish” on

the line. Then kids pull up the line and retrieve their prize. This is a simple but fantastic birthday party game that kids adore! Have lots of prizes because they will all want to do this birthday party game again and again.

7. Bubbles

Kids love bubbles. Blow bubbles and see if they can pop the bubbles before they hit the floor. Then see who can catch bubbles on their wand. If you have older children attending the party see who can blow the biggest or smallest bubble.


Kids turning 2, 3 and 4 love parades. Make your own birthday party parade by giving children musical instruments – drums, shakers, horns, etc. and have them follow you around the house or yard playing their “birthday song”. Or have the children follow you with streamers or ribbons and have a dance parade. If the children all have doll strollers or wagons let them parade with their dolls and stuffed animals.

9.Freeze Dance Game

Play fast music and let the kids dance. Then stop the music (or call our “Freeze!”) and everyone must stop dancing and “freeze” in that position until you say “Unfreeze”. Then start over and have them dance again.


Aada pilla, siggu billa paluvuri lo kanipincha raadhu.

Aadaboina theerthamu yedurainatlu

Aadadaani vayasu magavaani sampaadana adagoddannattu.

Aadadi saadhinchalenidi ledu, mukhyanga mogudini.

Aadaleka maddela vodu annatlu.

Aadi lonae hamsa paadhu.

Aadi tappa raadhu, paliki bonka raadhu.

Acchigaadi pellilo bucchigaadi ki oka Janjhapu pogu.

Adadhi anukunte Gadapaku teleekunda Dhantuthundhi

Adadhi anukunte gadapaku teleekunda dhatuthundhi

Adagandey ammaina annam pettadanta.

Adaganidhae ammainaa pettadhu.

Adavari matalaku arthale verule.

Bathikuntae balusaaku thinavachhu.

Bellam Kottina Raayila.

Bhakthi laeni pooja pathri chaetu.

Boodidhalo posina panneeru.

Chaadasthapu mogudu chebithae vinadu, gillithae yaedusthaadu.

Chaapa kindha neerula.

Chachhinavaani kandlu chaaredu.

Chadhuvavaesthae unnamathi poyinadhi.

Chaduvu raani vaadu vintha pasuvu.

Chaethakaanammake chaestalu ekkuva.

Chaethulu kaalinaaka aakulu pattukunnatlu.

Chakkanamma chikkinaa andame.

Chedapakuraa, chedaevu.

Cheekati konnallu, velugu konnallu.

Cherapakuraa chededhavu, urakakuraa padedhavu.

Cheruvuki neeti aasa, neetiki cheruvu aasa.

Cheviti vaadi chevilo sankham oodhinatlu.

Chintha chachchinaa pulupu chaava laedhu.

Chinthakaayalu ammaedhaaniki sirimaanam vasthae, aa vankara tinkaravi yaemi kaayalani adugutundhata.

Chiviki chiviki gaalivaana ayinatlu.

Dabbuku lokam daasoham
Doorapu kondalu nunupu.

Dunnapothu meeda varsham kurisinatlu.

Eethaku minchina lothe laedhu.

Evariki vaare yamunaa theerae.

Evaru theesukunna gothilo vaarae padathaaru.

Gaadidha sangeetaaniki vonte aascharyapadithae, vonte andhaaniki gaadidha moorcha poyindata.

Gaajula baeramu bhojanaananiki sari.

Ganthaku thagga bontha.

Gathi laenammaku ganjae paanakamu.

Goaru chuttu meeda roakali poatu.

Gonthemma koarikalu.

Gruddi kanna mella maelu.

Gruddi yeddhu jonna chaelo padinatlu.

Gruddu vachhi pillanu vekkirinchinatlu.

Gudi mingae vaadiki nandhi pindimiriyam.

Gudini, gudilo linganni, minginatlu.

Gudla meedha kodipetta valae.

Inti donganu eeshwarudaina pattalaedu.

Inti paeru kasturivaaru; intilo gabbilaala kampu.

Intikanna gudi badhramu.

Isuka thakkeda paeda thakkeda.

Jogi-Jogi raajukunte raaledhi boodidhae.

Kaachina chettukae raalla dhebbalu. Kaagala kaaryamu gandharvulae theerchinatlu.

Kaaki mukkuku dhonda pandu.

Kaaki pilla kaakiki muddhu.

Kaalam kalisi raaka pothae, karrae paamai kaatu vaesthundhi.

Kaalu jaarithe theesukogalamu kaani, noru jaarithe theesukogalama!

Kaasu untae maargamuntadi.

Kadupu chinchukuntae kaallapai paddatlu.

Kalakaalapu donga okanaadu dorukunu.

Kalimi laemulu kaavadi kundalu.

Kalisi vacchae kaalam vasthae, nadichi vacchae koduku pudathaadu.

Kanchae chaenu maesinatlu.

Kanchu mrogunatlu kanakambu mrogunaa!

Kandaku laeni dhuradha kaththi peeta kenduku ?

Kandhaku kaththi peeta lokuva.

Kandhena vaeyani bandiki kaavaalsinantha sangeetham.

Karavamantae kappaku kopam, vidavamantae paamuku kopam.
Kukka vasthae raayi dhorakadhu, raayi dhorikithae kukka raadhu.

Laeni daatha kantae unna lobhi nayam.

Loguttu perumaallaku eruka.

Merisaedantaa bangaaram kaadhu.

Manchamunnantha varaku kaallu chaachukho.

Manchimaataku mandhi anthaa manavallae.

Mandhi yekkuva ayithae majjiga palachana ayinatlu.

Manishi marmamu, maani chaeva bayataku theliyavu.

Manishi paedha ayithae maataku paedhaa??

Manishiki maatae alankaram.

Manishikoka maata-goddukoka dhebba.

Manishikoka thegulu mahilo vaema annaaru.

Manthraalaku chinthakaayalu raalavu.

Mee bodi sampaadhanaku iddharu pellaala ?

Meththagaa untae moththa budhdhi ayyindhata.

Mokkai vonganidhi maanai vongunaa.

Morigae kukka karavadhu.

Mosaevaaniki thelusu kaavadi baruvu.

Mullunu mulluthonae theeyaali, vajraanni vajram thonae koyyali
Nidhaanamae pradhaanam.

Nijam nippu laantidi.

Nimmaku neeru yeththinatlu.

Nindu kunda thonakadhu.

Nippu muttanidhi chaeyi kaaladhu.

Nooru godlu thinna raabandhukaina okatae gaalipettu.

Nooru gurralaku adhikaari, inta bhaaryaku yendu poori.

Oopiri untae uppu ammukoni brathakavacchu.

Ooranthaa chuttaalu, uttikatta thaavu laedhu.

Ooru moham godalu cheputhaayi.

Paanakamulo pudaka.

Paapamani paatha cheera isthae goda chaatuku velli moora vaesindhata.

Pachcha kaamerla vachchina vaadiki lokam anthaa pachchagaa kanapadinatlu.

Panditha putra - parama suntta.

Panilaeni mangalodu pilli thala gorigadanta.

Parigeththi paalu taagae kantae nilabadi neellu thaagadam maelu.

Pattipatti panganaamam pedithae goda chaatuku velli cheripi vaesukunnadata.

Pedhima dhaatithae penna dhaatunu.

Pelli antae nooraella panta.

Pelliki veluthoo pillini chankana pettuku vellinattu.

Penuku pettanamiste tala anta korikindata.

Perugu thota kooralo perugu yentha undho nee maatalo anthae nijam undhi.

Punyam koddhi purushudu, daanam koddhi biddalu.

Puvvu puttagaane parimalinchunu.

Raamayanamulo pidakala vaeta.

Ramayanam anthaa vini sita ramuduki yaemouthundhi ani adigaadanta.

Rameshwaram vellina senaeswaram vadhalanatlu.

Reddi vacchae modhalu aadae.

Rotte virigi naethilo paddatlu.

Routhu koddhee gurramu.

Runa saeshamu, sethru saeshamu uncharaadhu.

Sankalo pillodini unchukoni oorantha vethikinattu.

Santhoshamae sagam balam.

Siggu vidisthae srirangamae.

Singadu addhanki ponu poyyadu raanu vacchaadu.

Sivuni aagna laekha cheemaina kuttadhu.

Subham palakaraa yenkanna antae pelli kuthuru munda ekkada annaadanta!

Swaasa undaevaraku aasa untundhi.

Thaa chedda kothi vanamaella jherachindhata.

Thaadi thannu vaani thala thannu vaaru undunu.

Thaalibottu balamu valla thalambraala varaku bathikaadu.

Thinae mundhu ruchi adugaku, vinae mundhu katha adugaku.

Thinaga thinaga gaarelu chaedu.

Thinte gaarelu thinaali, vinte bhaaratam vinaali.

Thiyyati thaena nindina notithonae thaenateega kuttaedhi.

Upakaaraaniki poathe apakaaramedurainatlu.

Urumu urumi mangalam meedha paddatlu.

Uttikekkalaenamma swargaanikekkuna???

Veepumeedha kottavachhu kaani kadupu meedha kottaraadhu.

Verri veyyi vidhaalu.

Vinaasa kaalae vipareetha budhdhi.

Yae endaku aan godugu.

Yae gaaliki aa chaapa.

Yeddhu pundu kaakiki muddhu.

Yaekulu pedithae buttalu chirugunaa?

Yekkadaina bhaava kaani vanga thota dhaggara maathramu kaadhu

Kids Learning and reading Useful Websites

For Teaching

 These are helpful in teaching the kids. You will find these sites useful . In some of these sites you will get printable worksheets too. You can print it out and practice with that
http://www.starfall.com/ (good for Phonics learning)

http://tlsbooks.com/ (good for practice)



For HandWriting Practice


http://www.handwritingworksheets.com/ (you can make your own workshets here)

For Rhymes


For Maths


For Toddlers and kids Educating Tv programs and games


Indian rhymes for infants n toddlers


For all types of learnings things for all ages like K-6th grade

kids learning games/Education games

General knowledge for kids


For childrens n adults competitive exams,scholerships etc information in india


Monday, 12 April 2010

Yoga (90 minutes program)

Yoga is quickly becoming a popular method of execise because it is proving to increase your overall quality of life. Yoga postures (asanas) are the physical positions that coordinate breath with movement and with holding the position to stretch, strengthen and lengthen the body. Yoga involves almost every muscle in the body, the limbs function as free weights, resistance is created by moving the body's center of gravity, and strengthening gives way to endurance as poses are held for longer periods of time. Yoga stresses quality over quantity, consistent fitness (hatha) style yoga can have positive results on both your inner and outer body. Yoga is a non-threatening method of exercise that can enhance your lifestyle whatever your age of fitness level.

Hatha yoga

Hatha yoga types

Three General Types of Asanas :
Asanas can be divided into meditative, relaxing, and cultural asanas. These three types of postures are quite different in their purpose and technique

Meditative Asanas

These are cross-legged sitting postures which allow you to sit upright and relaxed for a longer time. They provide a stable seat for meditation. The aim is to train your body so you can sit a long time without moving any part of your body. This is important if you are practicing meditation or pranayama and want to come to a deep concentration.
You should choose the posture that is most comfortable for you and start practicing it for 15 minutes. You can increase the length gradually.
In the raja yoga sutras the asana is defined as a steady, firm, and comfortable posture.

There are five main meditative postures:

•Padmasana or lotus
•Siddhasana or adept's pose
•Swastikasana or locked-ankles pos
•Sukhasana or easy pose
•Vajrasana for people who cannot sit cross-legged

Asanas for Relaxation

The asanas for relaxation are designed in a way that there is no need to contract any muscle. It is important to practice them exactly so your body can come to a deep relaxation and is not just lying on the floor.

There are three main relaxation postures:

•Savasana or corpse pose
•Abdominal relaxation pose
•Garbhasana or child's pose

The first asana of this type, savasana, is also used for yoga nidra, the powerful system of deep relaxation, visualization and self transformation

Cultural Asanas :

There are three important phases in the practice of cultural asanas — each of them equally important and should be paid equal attention:

•Coming into the position
•Holding the position
•Getting out of the position
This group contains by far the largest amount of asanas. It is said that there are 84 lakhs (8.4 million) yoga postures. Of these, 84 are more important and 12 of them constitute the structure of the Rishikesh sequence sometimes called Sivananda series or Yoga Vidya series.

The cultural asanas can be divided in seven groups:

•Dynamic sequences - such as the sun saltuation
•Inverted postures - such as the headstand or the shoulderstand
•Forward bending postures - such as the sitting forward bend aka Paschimottanasana.
•Backward bending postures - such as the cobra , locust , or bow poses
•Twisting postures - such as the half spinal twist
•Side ward bending postures - such as the triangle poses
•Standing postures including balancing poses - such as the tree pose.

Every yoga sequence should at least contain one out of every of the groups listed above. If you take one asana of every group, you will move your spine in every direction and use all the muscles of your body. Depending on the order in which you practice them you influence the flow of the prana in your body.

What is yoga ? Different types of yoga

Source : iyengar yoga

The word Yoga comes from the Sanskrit word "Yuj" meaning to yoke, join or unite. This implies joining or integrating all aspects of the individual - body with mind and mind with soul - to achieve a happy, balanced and useful life, and spiritually, uniting the individual with the supreme.

In India, Yoga is considered one of the six branches of classical philosophy and is referred to throughout the Vedas - ancient Indian scriptures and amongst the oldest texts in existence.The Upanishads are also broadly philosophical treatises which postdate the Vedas and deal with the nature of the "soul" and universe.
However, the origins of yoga are believed to be much older than that, stemming from the oral traditions of Yogis, where knowledge of Yoga was handed down from Guru (spiritual teacher) to Sisya (spiritual student) all the way back to the originators of Yoga, "the Rishis," who first began investigation into the nature of reality and man's inner world.
Legend has it that knowledge of  Yoga was first passed by Lord Shiva to his wife Parvati and from there into the lives of men.

What is asanas :

Asana is defined as "posture;" its literal meaning is "seat." Originally, the asanas served as stable postures for prolonged meditation. More than just stretching, asanas open the energy channels, chakras and psychic centers of the body. Asanas purify and strengthen the body and control and focus the mind. Asana is one of the eight limbs of classical Yoga, which states that asana should be steady and comfortable, firm yet relaxed.

When holding a yoga posture, make sure you can breathe slowly and deeply, using Dirga or Ujjiayi Pranayama. Go to your edge in the posture, holding where you feel a good stretch and/or your body working, but don‚t feel pain, strain or fatigue. If you have not practiced yoga postures before, please read our beginner’s guide.

According to advaita vedanta, the goal of life is to discover our true nature. It is usually called self realization  or God realization.

Although this goal, our final destination, is one, there are many ways to reach it. People have different temperaments and accordingly, there are different techniques, yogas, to help them find the truth.

                                             Four Margas or Paths

 There are as many paths as there are people. Practically though, there are a few hundreds of yogas, or practices which are categorized into the four main paths. These paths are:

Jnana Yoga

The path of wisdom and knowledge. The jnani uses his will and power of discrimination to cut through the veil of ignorance and attain the truth.
For the jnani, the goal is absolute Truth.Jnana Yoga appeals to the philosophical and intellectual temperament.

Bhakti Yoga

The path of love and devotion. The bhakta uses the combined energies of all emotions and transmutes them, sublimates them into the highest of all emotions: prem.
Prem is pure, conditionless, divine love. For the bhakta, or devotee, the goal is pure love.
Bhakti Yoga appeals to the emotional temperament.

Raja Yoga

The path of self control and self mastery. The raja yogi controls his mind until it becomes perfectly still at which time there is no more wall between himself and his own divine nature.
The main practice in Raja Yoga is meditation. For the raja yogi, the goal is perfect mind control.
Raja Yoga appeals to the mystical and scientific temperament.

Karma Yoga

The path of selfless service. For the karma yogi, the main problem is our inherent selfishness which is based on spiritual ignorance, avidya. The key is to practice selfless actions without any selfish expectations, and thereby opening one's heart and seeing God in all beings.
For the karma yogi, the goal is complete selflessness.
Karma Yoga appeals to the active temperament.

                                                Two More for Good Measure

Among the additional hundred yogas out there, two more stand out as particulary important:

Kundalini Yoga

Derived from the tantric tradition this yoga aims at purifying the physical and psychic systems, and then awakening the cosmic power residing in the muladhara chakra at the base of the spine.

Upon awakening and raising of this spiritual power it unites with the consciousness center in the crown of the head and thereby grants liberation to the spiritual aspirant and practitoner of Kundalini Yoga .

Hatha Yoga

Sometimes called the physical aspect of yoga it works mostly on the psychic level. Besides its innumerable medical benefits, hatha yoga is essential support to both raja yoga and kundalini yoga.

Good explanation on the four margas or paths of yoga.


Nestled in the lush valleys of the Western Ghats, Mahabaleshwar is a perfect getaway for spending some quality time away from the din and rush of the city. It is located in the Statara district of the state of Maharashtra and the British used it as the summer capital of Bombay to escape from the scorching heat of the plains. In the present days, Mahabaleshwar is a popular tourist spot and also a pilgrimage site. The Mahabaleshwar temple, from which the place has got its name, is much revered by the Hindu pilgrims who drop in from the far corners of the state.With a pleasant climate and many things to watch, your trip to Mahabaleshwar will certainly be a memorable one.

The tourist attractions in Mahabaleshwar are many in number and make sure that you have ample time in hand if you want to explore this spectacular hill station in entirety. On your travel to Mahabaleshwar you will come across several important places such as Mount Malcolm, Catholic Church, Mahabaleshwar Club, Morarji Castle and Pratapgad Fort. There are also several scenic points in Mahabaleshwar that you just cannot afford to miss out and they are Lodwick Point, Elphinstone Point, Wilson Point, Helen’s Point, Badington Point and Carnac Point.
Mahabaleshwar is also home to some remarkable temples and you will come across Krishna and Mahabaleshwar temple here

Attractions :
Bombay Point (Sunset Point)
Carnac Point(scenic point)
Dhobi Waterfall
Kate's Point
Lingamala Falls
Mahabaleshwar Temple
Morarji Castle
Venna Lake
Lodwick Point

Pratapgarh Fort


By Air: Pune is the nearest airport both for Mahabaleshwar (120 km and Panchgani (98 km)

By Rail: For Mahabaleshwar, the nearest railhead is Wathar (62 km) but Pune (120 km) is the convenient railhead.

By Road: From Bombay via Pune, Mahabaleshwar is 290 km and via Mahad it is 247 km. The State Transport buses ply from Bombay and Pune to Mahabaleshwar. MTDC operates daily bus services except during the monsoon, between Bombay-Mahabaleshwar-Bombay. Also sightseeing tours for Mahabaleshwar and Mahabaleshwar-Pratapgad Fort.

 bombay  point (Sunset point)