Showing posts from October, 2013


Life is like a camera. Just focus on whats important and capture the good times, develop from the negatives and if things don't work out, just take another shot.

Toothpaste dilemma!

As a dentist, the most common question I've been asked is "which is the best toothpaste?" With the number of options available in the market today, choosing a toothpaste can be a daunting task! Should you go for a whitening toothpaste? Or one with tartar control? Or Fluoride? And to complicate things further, companies promote their brands in forceful ways. There are a gamut of advertisements on air and in print today trying to lure as many customers as they can. But is one toothpaste really better than another?

When it comes to choosing the best toothpaste for you, it's important to think about your unique individual oral health needs. Toothpastes are available in the form of pastes, gel or powder. There are various types of toothpastes.
Fluoride Toothpastes :  The most important ingredient to look for in a toothpaste is fluoride. Today, most of the toothpastes available in the market contain fluoride. Fluoride has been instrumental in the drop of cavities and tooth…

New York City Street Fashion

Every day is a fashion show, and the world is your runway ~ Coco Chanel

Go Green with Snappi Diaper Fasteners!

If you're planning to go the cloth diaper route, Snappis are a must have! Made in South Africa, they are a great substitute for diaper pins and so much safer too. I cannot imagine trying to fumble around with safety pins while the baby is squirming.I love using my Snappi! This product makes using prefolds almost as easy as using disposables. In fact, they are so easy to use even daddy has figured them out! You can fasten the diaper with just one hand and they really stay. With snappis, I can easily close prefolds, flats, fitted flats, and non-snap fitteds! There's no metal and no chance of poking the baby. They are stretchy, reusable, and extremely durable. I've even washed a Snappi on accident and it was still perfect. The composition is 100% polyurethane ( thus safe for the baby). A single snappi can last you the life of diapering your child (as long as you don't lose it!). And to add to a list of pros, they come in a variety of boy, girl and neutral colors. Also, th…

Come away with Norah Jones

Music washes away from the soul, the dust of everyday life.
~Berthold Auerbach

I cannot work without music. Ever since I've started practicing Dentistry, I've worked to soft music playing in the background. My regular patients now give me their requests and we play that while working on them! It not only soothes the patients, it also relaxes me while working, calms me in high stress situations at work. I usually prefer music with lyrics and am not too much into lounge music. My Ipod at work has a mix of soft music spanning various genres. My favourite for the longest time has been Norah Jones and is played on a continuous loop all day long!  So when I heard that she was going to perform in Mumbai in March there was no way I could miss watching her live. The early bird tickets were booked at 2 am in January and the excitement was mounting. After having watched only Bryan Adams (Yes I still do love him!) in concert twice I was finally getting to watch another one of my absolute fa…

Daddy's Little Girl

Dear Daddy, I may find a prince someday, But you will always be my King.
Every daughter is her daddy's little princess and all that a father would want is for her to be happy. I came across a beautiful children's book by Peter Wilson. By the time I finished reading it, I had tears in my eyes as did most of the readers who read the book.

The book is officially available to view online on youtube and can be viewed at -
This book has been shared online before and here I share it with you all in it's entirety.

Daddy’s Little Girl by Peter Wilson

A father looked on at his new baby girl, With only the nursery window between her and the world. There were sweet baby girls and cute baby boys, With each little one making cute baby noise. The babies were wrapped up in pink and blue – Each one snug, like a baby kangaroo!

As cute as they were to the brand new father, He could not take his eyes off his lovely new daughte…

Coffee ~ Vacation in a Cup @ Coorg

Coffee enthusiast's heaven, nature lover's paradise, traveler's destination.......everything describes the perfect holiday one word Coorg. Also known as Kodagu, Coorg remains one of the top places to visit in India. Settled in the western ghats of Karnataka its about a 4 to 4.5 hour drive from Bangalore.

On our first wedding anniversary we decided to make a trip to Orange County, Coorg. My in-laws live in Bangalore, so we flew from Bombay to Bangalore, spent a night with them and proceeded the next morning to Coorg by car. The best months to visit Coorg are October to May and we made the trip in the month of February 2010. The drive was very comfortable thanks to the good roads that we Bombayites are unfortunately not destined to have in our city. We reached Orange County at lunch time and after a smooth and quick check-in we were shown our room and then proceeded to have lunch.

The rooms were set in a villa and we were in one of the "coffee cluster&…

Caring for Your Infant's Mouth

Even though your baby doesn't have teeth yet you should clean his or her mouth. As soon as your baby is born, it is important to clean his or her gums by rubbing a clean, damp cloth over the gums twice a day. This will not only get rid of bacteria but will also help your baby get used to the cleaning process so that the introduction to the toothbrush will go smoothly. Although there may be a little fussing at first, your infant will get used to having his or her mouth cleaned like other parts of the body. It is important to set a routine like brushing first thing in the morning and just before going to bed.

You can continue using cloth or switch to a soft-bristled, infant-sized toothbrush after teeth first come into the mouth. By the time the molars (back teeth) first appear around age 1 (on average), it is best to use a toothbrush all the time. Until the age of 3 it is best to use half a pea amount of non fluoridated toothpaste as young children tend to swallow the paste. After 3 …


Wanderlust ~a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world.

I believe travel and poetry are simply two different ways of exploring the world. Both help us understand who we are, what we believe and how it all fits together.

Here's a poem I love by John O'Donohue for the traveler / wanderer in every one of us!

For the Traveler Every time you leave home,
Another road takes you Into a world you were never in.
New strangers on other paths await.
New places that have never seen you Will startle a little at your entry. Old places that know you well Will pretend nothing Changed since your last visit.
When you travel, you find yourself
Alone in a different way, More attentive now To the self you bring along, Your more subtle eye watching You abroad; and how what meets you Touches that part of the heart That lies low at home:
How you unexpectedly attune
To the timbre in some voice, Opening in conversation You want to take in To where your longing Has pressed hard enough Inward, on some …