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Nina & Nana in Deer fish

Apparently one deer tried to! To beat the New Jersey heat, a deer broke into a resident’s house and was merrily doing swimming laps until the scared resident called the police. Not turning a hair… Er… Tail…. The deer casually strolled off to the woods to spread news of this novel way to beat the heat among other denizens of the wood! 

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Nina & Nana in Dunkin’ Dozenuts

The festival had origins in the myth of Seven Sleepers of Ephesus in religion where a group of young men hide inside a cave to escape religious persecution and emerge 300 years later. Of late, of course, this has evolved into a day of informal celebrations and family fun where the last member of the family is carried out to the nearest water body (preferably a lake) and dunked in (while still sleeping).

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Nina & Nana in Alive & Divine

As a practicing Indian Hindu, I am used to many schools of theologies and beliefs but the story of a Nepali custom I had heard many years back from a fellow student of Nepali origin had me intrigued.  According to a still practicing custom in Nepal, a girl child of not more than 5 years old is selected as an embodiment of Goddess Divine and is worshipped as Kumari, the virgin goddess.

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Nina & Nana in Hiroshima Homes

If you have watched Indian Jones and the Kingdom of Crystal Skull, I bet you had the same involuntary shudder that I had when Harrison Ford tries to escape from a nuclear bomb by hiding in a refridgerator. Sadly none of us are Indiana Jones doppelgangers, so this is not going to work on us. The aftermath of an atomic

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Nina & Nana in Now You See Me

Becoming invisible is the holy grail of all magical tricks. No wonder then that this has been the movie theme from science thrillers such as the Hollow Man to the magical realm of Harry Potter and to the parlour tricks of the latest mystical yet not magical Now You See me. Yet what would you say if I was to

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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 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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