Sunday, November 9, 2008

Rajagiri Kids Fest-2008

Views from Rajagiri group of institutions during Kids fest-2008.
A great effort for kindergarten children by Parent Teachers association of Rajagiri Kindergarten. This year also Hari participated in Kids fest. He partcipated in Colouring competition. Every participant will get a gift hamper along with the certificate. More than the competition they made the event filled with fun and joy. It is really an event for the little tots to enjoy with their friends.

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Monday, September 8, 2008

Hari's Onam celebration

He celebrated Onam with his friends and teachers in the school. He partcipated in 'Vallam Kali'. Their song was
'Kuttanadan punjayile kochupenne kuyilale
Kottu venam kuzhal venam kurava venam
oh thithithara thithithey thithey thaka they they thom
Thengolakal ponnolakal madi madi vilikkunnu
Thennal vannu venchamaram veeshippayunnu
Oh thithithara thithithey thithey thaka they they thom
Tholviyenthennarayitha thalchaykkanariyatha
Kavalam chundanitha Ezhunnallunne
Thithithara thithithey thithey thaka they they thom'
Then they sang the song
'Maveli nadu vaneedum kalam
manusharellarum onnu pole
aamodathode vasikkum kalam
aapathangarkkumottilla thanum
kallavumilla chathiyumilla
ellolamilla polivachanam
kallapparayum cherunazhiyum
kallatharangal mattonnumilla'
Then they saw Thiruvathirakali of girls. They made pookkalam of their own.
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Vallamkali pictures
Hari's school

Friday, August 15, 2008

Hari's independance day

Hari is studying in Sree Sree Ravishankar Vidya Mandir at Cheppanam. About one week he was thrilled about the independence day celebrations and flag hoisting. The school had done a great job to tranfer this much interest in these little tots. They trained them some patriotic songs. They have sweets and some celebrations in the school. Any way it was a very good attempt by the school management to make this day very very special...vande matharam...

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Hari through his own path

Today he made a picture by pasting some cuttings. picture was of a fish in the water. The water was pictured by some waves of blue colour. In between the blue waves he pasted a fish in orange and red in colour. I was delighted to see his work. He tried to give a frame to the picture. Then he pasted it in our living room. After that he made an ice cream(cute picture of a corn ice cream) and handed over to his brother. He was inspired by the program 'mad' in pogo. It is an interesting program to trigger the creativity in children.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Pappu with mridangam

Oru kai nokkattee....

Mridangam is a percussion instrument from India. This is used for rhythm in Cartatic music ensemble.
Rose Flowers
Zodiac signs
Cardamom plantations

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Sri Sri Ravishankar Vidyamandir,Kochi

Pictures of the school -From Cheppanam
'Impart value based education in stress free and childfriendly environment' Vision of Guruji Sri Sri Ravishankar about SSRVM the educational wing of Art of Living foundation. SSRVM Kochi has two campuses one at Ernakulam, DH Road and another at Cheppanam.
25 years ago, Guruji founded the Art of Living with a vision that encomapassed the whole world. Today, the Art of Living is the world's largest volunteer based NGO, active in 151 countries. Facilitated the world over by governments and the common man for his invaluable contribution to society. Guruji is also the founder of the International Association for Human Values.
The art of living is an international, non profitable, educational, charitable and humanitarian organization.

Kuttanadu shots

Guruji's blessings

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Suryanath with Hari and Sree

Suryanath is the son of Mr.Ajayan, my husband's friend. Shots from their home at Thrikkodithanam, Changanacherry.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Chotta Bheem

Hari and Sree imitating a fighting scene in 'Chotta Bheem'
Chotta Bheem is a cartoon in Cartoon network.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Days with grand parents

Hari and Sree with their grand father Mr.K.P.Raju

"Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children "- Alex Haley

Some shots of children with my father during vacation. They had a wonderful time with my parents. Hari always comparing about the cool atmosphere at Kasimadom and the suffocating heat at Maradu. A lot of trees around my home make it cool. Plavu, Aanjili, Mahagony, Veppu, Vatta, Ilanji, Perumaram, Ambazham, Thekku are some of them. They played with my parents. 'Kuzhiyana' was their favourite friend.

Grand parents love them unconditionally and they allow them to play any thing and every thing. Its a great luck to have some days with grand parents its really a path to your childhood itself.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Two 'mottas'

Mandachare mottathalaya.....Sri doesn't know to tell 'motta' he tells the term as 'Pattappo'. After the hair cut he always tell, pointing his head' pattappo'പട്ടപ്പോ' . It was so funny to remember these code words...

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


Vacations means a head ache to parents and a heaven to children. Every mind needs freedom. Let them play and let them do something they love to do. Some schools are running vacation classes. Working parents have to face a lot of problems during vacation. The freedom of these weeks will rejuvanate them to tackle with the next academic year with a lot of energy.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Summer vacation

Summer vacation -Need more time to manage children. Most of them spend a lot of hours in front of the TV. My children's favourite channels are Cartoon Network, POGO and Disney channel. They spend some hours with Kalikkudukka and painting books. A website with some activities for children in this holidays...

Friday, March 21, 2008

Hari's picnic

Yesterday he went to Picnic at Children's park Ernakulam with his friends. After the announcement of picnic day he was very happy and asked me what the term picnic means. He enjoyed the trip to the park and told me about the events there. He was very curious about the dancing fountain there. They travelled in the train in the park. He also mentioned about the statues of Mayavi, Kuttoosan and Dakini.
Children like to travel and visit new places. His school arranges field trips and visits to important places. Last week they visited Fire station and told me about the fire engine and its operation. He is very sensitive and also very keen about his surroundings.

Children at various parks in Ernakulam
The full name of Children's park is Indira Priyadarshini Park. The park is run by District Council for Child Welfare(DCCW). District Collector is the Chairman of DCCW. It is a renewable energy park in Kerala. The park has equipments working on Solar, Wind, thermal, micro hydel, bio mass and bio gas. This will create awareness among children about the non con conventional energy sources. The park has a wonderful dancing fountain and a pond with pedal boat facility. A park is not at all a place to play its also a place of relaxation, a place for communication thus a place for the uplift of the community. In foreign countries there are parks and play areas for people crossed 60! Its wonderful!!!This help them to exercise, have more laugh and strengthen their bonds...interesting story about the adult park...

Other major picnic spots in Ernakulam are

  • Kumbalangi tourist village
  • Veegaland amusement park
  • Kodanad elephant sanctuary
  • Bhoothathankettu and Thattekkad bird sanctuary
  • Cherai beach
  • Hill palace
  • Mangalavanom bird sanctuary
  • Fort Kochi
  • Bolghatty palace
  • Mattancherry palace
  • Willington Island
  • Vypin island and Gosree bridges


Thursday, March 13, 2008

We enjoyed the freedom....

Hari and Sree with their cousins on the top of a huge rock at Thookkupalam. Thookkupalam(means hanging bridge) is a main city in Idukki District. Thookkupalam 'Chanta' (market) is famous for transaction of cattles. Now a wind energy station is coming in Thookkupalam, attracting a lot of tourists. High range tourism is a bit more adventureous than back water tourism. Trekking wild life areas and travelling through forests.... Here in Thookkupalam tourists make temporary huts in the top of big mountains and enjoy the freedom of nature.
High range tourism includes Periyar wildlife sanctuary(Thekkady), Idukki wild life sanctuary, Munnar famous for hillstation and Neelakurinji flowers, Thattekkad bird sanctuary, Mattuppetty, Thommankuth waterfalls, Eravikulam national park and Chinnar wildlife sanctuary.
Sree was in good company with nandu chechi.

We enjoyed the trip to Highrange..A lot of space to play with Nandu, appuchetta and Mahesh chettan.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Sunday evenings in Ernakulam

Kunnara park at night

Sree at Kunnara park, Thykkoodam

Hari at Kunnara park, Thykkoodam.

Hari and Sree at Subhash park, Ernakulam.

We usually spend most of the sunday evenings in Parks. Kunnara park is very near to us. I prefer this park because the other parks Subhash park and Children's park will be heavily packed with people. Kunnara park is near Thykkoodam. A river is flowing through the back of this park. An artificially formed island called Silversand island is also on the banks of the river. The park has some facilities to play for the children. OEN company and working women's hostel run by Athurasramam are in front of the park.

Subhash bose park is in heart of Ernakulam. A lot of space for children to play and a distant view of ships and the cool breeze from the Vembanad Lake make us more easy. Rich with flowers and trees, its a green island in the midst of the chaos of Ernakulam and also an Oxygen hub.
Children's park is also near to Subhash park. Boating facility, dancing fountain, playing facilities like see-saw, swinger and climbing grills, train for the children and vehicles for children make this more amusing.
Maradu park-Recently renovated with dancing fountain and garden. Very near to Kottaram Bhagavathi temple which is famous for the fireworks.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Hari is growing

Children are growing in front of us. Years are passing. In between the complaints, angers and laughs they are growing up and preparing to fly as far as they can. Yesterday Hari asked me 'Amma please add this song to your blog' I was surprised by his request. He understands what I am doing in front of the computer. The song was about an Elephant. He taught the song from his friend Nikith, who is studying in Bhavan's Vidya Mandir. Collection of some nursery rhymes in Malayalam.

we are busy...

Sree, Hari and Shivapriya in a 'Satsang'. 'Satsang' means gathering of people for the sake of good things(satwika). Bhajana is also a part of Satsang. Its an effective way to carry away the tensions and stress of our day to day life.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Pappu's joo

Tender pineapple images from Idukki.

Pineapple images. In malayalam its called 'Kaitha chakka'.
Carrot and Oranje mixed juice in Preethi mixer extractor.
Now he had crossed 2 years. But his talking skills are very poor. His most favored food is 'joo' that is Juice. Pineapple juice is his favourite. Pineapple is my favourite too.
Healthy benefits of pineapple in this summer session...
  1. Pineapple contains Calcium, Pottassium and rich in fibre too.
  2. It contains Manganese which strengthens the bones in older people and helps to the bone growth in younger generation.
  3. It contains Bromelain, which fight against colds and dissolves mucus.
  4. Fresh Pineapple juice makes digestion easy
  5. It is rich with fibres and a remedy for constipation.
  6. Source of Vitamin C which strenghthens the immune system
  7. Daily intake reduces age related eye problems
  8. Pineapples are good for the oral health
  9. It helps to reduce the pain of woman during mensus
  10. It is low in fat and cholestrol
  11. Vitamin C is the primary antioxidant of the body soluble in water. Vitamin C fight against free radicals that creates asthma attacks and heart diseases. Pineapple is rich with VitaminC.
  12. Pineapple juice is a powerful energy booster.

    In Kerala Pineapple is used to prepare 'Morukari' (Pulissery)and a sweet curry called 'Pachadi'.
    Another Juice I prefer is Carrot

Benefits of Carrot Juice

  1. Carrots make your immune system more healthy
  2. Its good for the skin
  3. It prevents ageing
  4. It is rich with Vitamin A, makes your eyes more healthy
  5. Carrots contain betacarotene, which are good for our health
  6. Protect the stomach from ulcers
  7. Beta carotenes are anti-cancerous, anti-tumoral, anti-ulceric and anti coronary.
  8. It has lot of nutrition for us, it is called 'miracle juice'.
  9. Its good for your complexion...

Fresh juices improve our immunity, digestive power and detoxifies our body. Try to do some changes in the daily diet with more fruits and vegetables. Small changes in the diet will do miracles in your health. Have a big smile

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Aryamkavu-Beauty of the nature

Thenmala dam-This is the first Eco tourism project in India. The dam is built across the Kallada River. Thenmala is in Kollam district near Punalur. Palaruvi waterfalls is also very near to this dam.

Shots are taken by Mr.Sreejith during a picnic.
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