The Indian American Mom’s report card!

Christmas trees on display

    Another wonderful year is ending and this is the time when the Indian American Mom blog looks back with gratitude and a sense of accomplishment at the events of the past months! If you’re interested, this post was done last year to assess the progress of this blog! Without further ado, I would […]


5 Places that we Indians appreciate in San Diego North County!

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    When we first moved to San Diego, one of the first things we did, like most other Indians, was to seek the closest Indian grocery stores! It was the quest to find something familiar and which reminded us of home! San Diego, unlike most big cities with neighborhoods teaming with Indian stores, restaurants, […]


rangoli closeup

Carry on celebrating with a carry-on bag!

    *** The giveaway is now closed. Please scroll down to see who the winner is **** (This post contains sponsored links from British Airways. The giveaway is open for US and Canadian residents only)   Hello again after my long break since last week!! How are you all, dear readers?! Are you still […]

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chaat bhandar, Delhi chaat, Hyderabad, street food, fast food

Welcome Home!

    (This post contains sponsored links from British Airways) Memories of my childhood! The first rains, bringing up the smell of warm earth to my nostrils… the first sound of dhaaks (drums) on Maha Panchami bringing a lump to my throat….the annoying cacophony of sparrows and crows on the tree next to my room, […]

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crowded Calcutta bus

Don’t miss the (Calcutta) bus!

    A ramshackle, tin body on four unthreaded, sagging wheels ……shabby seats and an unpolished wooden interior…. Filled to over-capacity with people stuffed inside tighter than a can of sardines, several of them hanging onto the rails for dear life, half out of the two open doors…….This is what a bus in Calcutta looks […]

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Little a lazing on a swing

Dealing with self-reliant (read: headstrong) kids

    As parents, you look forward to having kids who embody some of your and your partner’s good qualities. If the kid is really obnoxious and he or she deliberately-completely-on-purpose chooses to portray the parents’ bad qualities, you feel upset, but then you shrug and accept it philosophically, ring up your mother and listen […]

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minivan, camping, camper, DIY

People of America – Yellowstone National Park

    Hi! I decided to start a new series, ‘People of America’. Before you say so, I will freely admit that I took inspiration from HONY, even though this concept has been on my mind for quite some time now! If you haven’t checked out Humans of New York (HONY) on Facebook yet, please […]

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diya, Diwali, decor, celebration

Celebrating Diwali in America

    Every year at around this time, Indians all over the world celebrate one of the biggest festivals of the year, Diwali, the festival of lights. I have described our previous family celebrations before, including my favourite tradition of painting diyas or clay lamps with my boys! Indians in the US are mostly confined […]

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