Monthly Archives: July 2018

Nina & Nana in Buzz Off. Not!

Mosquitoes! Why do you write on such a disgusting insect you ask?  If you are like me,  you probably spent your childhood watching mosquitoes getting chewed by the “All Out”frog in the ad. The little fella next door even conducted a “scientific” experiment to see if the repellent machine actually changed to a 🐸. If you have heard the rat

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Nina & Nana in Fat Nap

All of us love our beauty sleep and are frequently told how important sleep is for our beauty!  Of course, the most enduring beauty of the fairy kingdom was Sleeping Beauty herself who was so called because she…. er…..slept. It’s also long been a refrain of working wives about how they put their husbands to housework because  (yes,  you got

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Nina & Nana in Prickly Problem

Today is the anniversary of the day the first rabies vaccine was used on a human being. The progress in development of vaccines over the last half century has resulted in tremendous advancement in enriching the lives of millions and stopping the advance of many a destructive disease.  But Nina has a unique problem today. In Shakespeare’s immortal words (slightly

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Nina & Nana in Trash or treasure

Never say never for human ingenuity. Even when it leads to their own doom.  Good ol’ Mother Nature has oceans, great! Humans simply create an ocean of plastic. Plastic has become indispensable in the modern world ranging from from the micro to the macro!  Plastic’s durability and it’s falsity for enriching people’s lives can be viewed from the fact that

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Nina & Nana in Martian Munchkins

Mars has always been a favourite topic of futurists and sci-fi afficianados. No less a person than Stephen Hawking himself opined that scientists should look to establish a Mars colony. As for me,  I was totally wowed by the funny imaginative movie “My favourite Martian” starring Christopher Lloyd of Back to the future fame. If you had watched the movie,

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From one bibliophile to another: Why my pre-teen self would have loved “Growing Pains”

The book is clear-eyed right from the beginning as to what’s main story. The short travails of a sick teenager, the raging hormones that come into play when Tara meets her big crush, Sid, his inexplicable distance, merely days from his many sweetheart visits to her sick room; Rashi’s exuberance all add to conjure a tale that’s instantly relatable to a modern day teenager’s life.

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