Parenting Tips

Parenting tips on how to teach kids, TaleTown multimedia English short stories on motherhood & fatherhood, tales on parenthood, parenting & parenting skills

  • taletown.org Coconut Coriander chutneyHow to quickly make Coriander And Coconut Chutney?

    Isha teaches Hosh a simple, cheap recipe that looks & tastes restaurant style, but can also be easily modified.

  • Leo Tolstoy in His StudyCount Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy influenced Gandhi & helped shape India’s non-violent resistance movement.

    Russian philosopher & political thinker Leo Tolstoy …

  • The Parable of the Cracked PotInsightful story: Cracked Pot

    Nobody is perfect. We're all cracked pots, but can still be useful.

    Everything serves a purpose. A fulfilled life is a perfect life.

  • Storytellers CafeHe thought about his father’s future work. Creating and publishing stories – inspired by life.

    Creating another Upanishad! A contemporary Upanishad! Perhaps an Upanishad retold!

    Would he read it? He knew he would, he loved his father’s stories anyway.

  • raitaStory with cooking tips: Cucumber Raita

    Quick & simple recipe to make a healthy Raita.

    Change seasonings in this versatile Yoghurt Sauce to get novel flavours

  • Buffalo Curd and Kithul TreacleCooking Tips Story: Dahi - Organic Curd

    Isha teaches Hosh how to make organic yoghurt from milk. Quick & easy recipe.

    How temperature affects Yogurt formation

  • Jan. 23 - Love

    In the Hindu mythology story of Devayani and Kach, should Kacha have married Devyani?

    Genetic engineering is a great Sanjivani Vidya, but whether in vivo or in vitro, human cloning or resurrection using borrowed genetic materials can alter existing familial relationships

  • Credit Crunch"Can't she just email the bank," Hosh asked, "and just cut-up and throw your card away?"

    "Some banks allow that," said Rosh, "but cards and card numbers are the property of the bank."

  • See no Evil, Hear no Evil, Speak no Evil“They can act as judge, jury and executioner. Their heavy handed actions can ruin the lives of the very people that pay their premiums.”

    “Ruined because of a slip. Ruined because an allegation was made. Or ruined because someone dared demand that their contract be respected.”

  • Road BlockInformative story on how to drive to the conditions.

    Conditions of the road, of your car & yourself, and of traffic & hazards around you.

    Good driving habits...

  • Behind Her Back"When people live as intimately together as couples do, there aren't many secrets left."

    "Distance creates mystique, familiarity breeds contempt."

    "Love loses its glamour when you are under the same sheets, smelling each other's farts."

  • Insurance“Unlike many other countries, insurers in New Zealand are almost free to insure or refuse to insure anyone they choose.”

    “No Kiwi has a right to insurance, and the insurance industry is free to refuse your application or cancel your policy at its whim. It does not have to provide reasons or justification.”

  • Spicy egg bhurji @ the eggfactory

    Story with cooking tips: Egg Bhurji

    Isha teaches Hosh how to cook a spicy Indian scrambled eggs recipe.

    The quick & easy Anda Bhurji is a simple student food

  • Portuguese Sweet Bread French Toast"Eggs are full of goodness anyway, like proteins, vitamins A,B,D and E, lots of minerals and those very important good-for-you fatty acids."

    "But why do you keep eggs in a fridge Ma?" Hosh asked as they sat down to eat the French toasts he had just cooked under her supervision, "Will they not keep outside?"

  • Poached Egg with Fresh Salsa"This layer, called the cuticle or bloom, is still wet when the egg emerges, but quickly dries after a few minutes."

    "This stops bacteria from getting inside the shell and reduces moisture and carbon dioxide loss from an egg which could degrade the egg quality."

  • Mmm... salsa on scrambled eggs"Whoopsie," he uttered, as he dropped an egg on the kitchen floor.

    "Get salt and give it a good sprinkle," said Isha, "It'll clean up pretty easy. Use salt to scour non-stick pans too, instead of detergent."

  • Mmm... fried egg, sliced sausage, and hash browns on a grilled bun"Sunny side eggs are eggs that aren't flipped over when the white portion is fried on one side. So the yolk looks like a sun and is beautifully saucy."

    "If you flipped them over when the bottom side was fried and cooked them further depending on your mood on the day, you can get between Over easy to Over hard versions."

  • Mmm... chorizo omelet"Depending upon the size of the egg, an egg contains about 75 calories or 310 kilojoules."

    "But it also has a significantly high satiety effect so you feel fuller for longer – good news if you are dieting."

  • Last aid"Pa," Hosh suddenly asked. "Do we have a right to Euthanasia?"

    "That is an interesting question," Rosh answered between bites. "Why do you ask?"

  • Throwing Money Away"I oppose tax cuts," Isha was saying, "because they benefit the rich. The rich get a lot more money back than the ordinary taxpayers like me. That's not fair."

    “You’re not the only one who feels that way," Rosh replied, "what you forget is that they’ve paid a lot more in the first place, so it is only fair that they get more of it back."