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Nursing Kurtas – new colors & patterns

In Uncategorized on 16 December 2018 at 9:24 pm

Ladies and all who love them, we have fresh stock of Nursing Kurtas available.  While supplies last you may choose from the following colors:

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Hopelessly devoted and endlessly grateful … bread, revisited

In How on 16 December 2018 at 8:52 pm

I’ve been baking bread since I was a teenager and yet every so often I become giddy with wonder at the amazingness of its aroma, texture and the head-to-toe comfort it brings.  I cannot contain my awe in the face of my own bread.  And at the magic of microbes.

small breadThere is an online forum called The Fresh Loaf full of people like me. Except actually these people are way way ahead of me.
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Tofu Pea Carrot Kura

In Recipes on 1 December 2018 at 1:00 pm

A trusty combination that goes well with millet or rice, this colorful dish will satisfy the whole family and fetch compliments at potlucks.

Sizzling spices liven up chopped vegetables every time.  If you find peas and carrots too sweet to eat as a main dish, try it this way, with some tofu, ginger and the South Indian spice combination known as tiragamuta. Read the rest of this entry »

Milling Wheat, part 1

In How, Recipes on 21 October 2018 at 12:00 am

Well the happy thing is that I need not live another day without freshly milled flour.  My sister mills.  I have friends who mill at home.  The women who work in our house and neighborhood in Mumbai don’t buy flour.  They take their grains to the shop to have them freshly milled.  The corner shop mills grain every day and sells it in bulk, but many of the middle class consumers prefer to buy brand name flour in packages, even though it may be several weeks old.

In the US you cannot find a corner shop that will mill grain for you, but you can buy a family size mill for home use.  A friend of mine bought one several years ago.  She has gone back to school now.  With that plus two kids, she isn’t milling like she used to.  She mentioned that if I wanted, I could try it out sometime.

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Ask Amma 360-degree revolution workout

In How, What on 9 October 2018 at 8:00 pm

With Democracy Now! live in the background, Amma gets ready for a new day with this 360-degree revolution workout. Stop, drop and exercise your arms and legs, back and abs, with no impact to feet or knees, no need to go anywhere, no special clothes or even socks and shoes.

This 16-minute workout takes 16 minutes of your time. And you can listen to the news while you stretch and strengthen and prepare for a new day.

Nutan Pandit: Medical students need soft skills

In How on 17 September 2018 at 8:02 pm

How can women have access to the entire health, social support structure that makes normal delivery normal?

Aravinda of Ask Amma sat down with childbirth educator Nutan Pandit at the Human Rights in Childbirth Conference that took place at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai in February 2017.

 

Neha Chopra: “Women need their voice in childbirth”

In Call to Action on 17 September 2018 at 8:01 pm

Aravinda of Ask Amma sat down with filmmaker Neha Chopra at the Human Rights in Childbirth Conference that took place at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai in February 2017.

Dr. Neil Shah: “Midwives Need to be at the Center”

In How on 17 September 2018 at 8:00 pm

Aravinda of Ask Amma sat down with Dr. Neil Shah at the Human Rights in Childbirth Conference and asked him to explain his position that in the matter of maternal and child health, the hospital could be a risk factor, and what he recommends for higher quality outcomes in childbirth.

Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai, February 2017.

Salient features of the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017

In Uncategorized on 1 August 2017 at 8:00 pm

Thanks to the Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India for summarizing the salient features of the 2017 Amendment to the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017. Here is an information sheet that they have released during World Breastfeeding Week, Aug 1-7, 2017.

You may also access the BPNI information sheet on Salient features of the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017 here or read the text below. The full  Government Order, “Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017″ is available here.

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And yes, we persisted!

In Field Notes on 15 June 2017 at 11:14 am

Chetana Amma’s latest despatch!

Source: And yes, we persisted!

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