Sunday, November 27, 2005

George Harrison - Does this name strike a chord to you? Yeah, if you are a fan of Beatles, the rock n roll music would blast you to Cloud Nine! Though Ringo Starr has always been my fav in the Beatles band, George Harrison was the best with his 'My Guitar Gently weeps' - Today, thousands of people miss him as we remember this great star who dies on 29th November due to Cancer! Here Comes the Sun was a number that made me hum all day long.

You know what? George Harrison became a lifelong devotee of Hindu religion, Krishna consciousness and Vedic philosophy! He had song writing talents and a great Guitar player. He did a large scale concert for the war torn Bangla deshi kids. Cloud Nine was Harrison’s most Beatlesque solo record.

George Harrison died of brain cancer on November 29, 2001, at a friend’s home in Los Angeles at the age of 58 years old. Exactly a year later, Eric Clapton and Olivia Harrison organized The Concert for George - a tribute performance that involved the remaining ex-Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr and I believe, Indian sitarist Ravi Shankar also been a part of it. Proceeds went to Harrison’s Material World Charitable Foundation, which he’d founded back in 1973.

- ilaxi
Editor, Kidsfreesouls

Thursday, November 10, 2005

"Parental feedback wins for life time Relationship" - I really mean this! Coz Growing up kids is a wonderful experience and if you miss out on this, you do land up to Power struggles with your kids who bang when they grow up!

Most of the parents adopt the system of 'Teaching skills' rathar than go through 'Teaching Life Essetial Skills'. Psychologists caution against casting children in specific roles: the quiet one, athletic one, smart one, clumsy one and even a negative type can provide harmful self image that a child may carry throughout his life. It is upto the parent to be an 'emotion coach' and teach the kids to cope up with situations of strengths and weaknesses and build up productive relationships.

I recommend a Book 'Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles', Kurcinka offers unique approaches to solving the daily, and often draining, power struggles between the parent and the child. Authority over the child never works and this is one thing not to miss out if a parent wish for a positive answer to 'How will I want my child to behave when he turns a teenager?

- Blossomsmile ilaxi

Monday, October 10, 2005

How oft we hear of people being killed? Died with natural calamities like Earthquake, Tsunami or the Hurricane. Killed in War and burnt alive or buried dead. This is real harsh reality as we see thousands of people dying every day in any part of the world. Our hearts bleed for the injured and the dead when we see the scenes on the small screen or on the web. This gives us a rise to the thought - Is human life at a brink of extinction?

Whatever, the real concern is 'After the calamity strikes'. When 9/11 took place, the horror still is alive in our minds and so is the Earthquake still devastating with recent casualties in Pakistan and Kashmir, shattering our emotions. Do we ever think of the after consequences? It's almost forgotten later. With the Iraq War, the environmental consequences are facing threats of acid rain as well as respiratory and carcinogenic effects in humans accordingly. With the chemical and bio weapons with depleted Uranium (DU) causes lung cancer, kidney failure and many diseases. The burning oil wells has environmental problems and as oil is spilled in seas and ground, the hazard is yet to combat. As per the report 1,90,000 sympathizers have signed the 'Ban Uranium weapons' formed by International commission, 2003.

Natural calamities are beyond human control but why wage war? Why do people have to fight over religions, lands and spread terrorism? Only god knows but its human destruction and the land of the lord 'Earth' is in real trouble!

Here's a recent Question of a reader Katharine Biddle Barrette, received by Kidsfreesouls:Earth Talk on Iraq War environmental problems - It says All........

- ilaxi

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Congratulations Kavin Nehul Mehta from Ahmedabad! He's the youngest member of Aeronautics and Rocketry Club of India, 11 year old studying in the VII grade of Ahmedabad International School and very active in the field of Aeronautics to be called 'Senior Sergeant Kavin Mehta'. He has presented aero models in the exhibitions held in Western India with keen interest in the technical design and his concepts in design of static and glider models are of high standard. Kavin has the ability in making Excellent Paper models, Historical models and Gliders. He has made Wrights Flyer II, Alberto Santos Dumont Model and Flying Glider I and is aquainted in flying Radio controlled Aircrafts.

Kavin recently presented the State of Gujarat in the JRD Tata Memorial Ceremony in Aeromodelling arena. Aeronautical Society of India conducted an interactive exhibition, quiz and model making activity at Nehru Center, Mumbai on 10th September 2005 when Kavin Mehta was encouraged by India's first cosmonaut Mr. Rakesh Sharma. He congratulated the aspirant Kavin who dreams to be an Aeronautical Engineer and Rakesh Sharma shared his childhood experiences and dreams to be a Pilot. Kavin Mehta is supported and guided by ARCI and Biju Nanukuttan, Commander of ARCI says "I would like to promote him to achieve even higher feats in the field of Aeronautics. I would'nt be surprised that if he does it in a short span of time. I wish him all the luck for his journey to achieve great milestone."

Well, Kavin Mehta - Kidsfreesouls wishes you all the best wishes and may the magic wand wave to spell lucky future ahead to reach your aspirations to higher goals & achievements. Cheers!

(Readers willing to write to Kavin Mehta may please email here with email id on site or may Phone Kavin at ARCI (Aeronautical society of India): 011-23370058.

- ilaxi

Saturday, September 17, 2005

I always got fascinated visiting a Church. Yeah, right from nursery to my finished schooling, I happened to visit the school Church and kneeled down to pray to the cross and felt, Mother Mary with the baby Jesus so close to the heart. I visited almost all midnight mass during christmas and got the crib done and christmas tree decorated. Today, the small plant I bought has grown to a big Christmas tree and so holy that every kid in the library has fancied to decorate it.

I remember, we had a Confession Box and one of our sisters use to sit behind and encourage the sinner kid to confess her wrong doing. We had strong faith and we were taught moral science as a subject. This helped us in being nicer and believe in the power of the word of god. Even today, I stop by to listen pastor sermons on television shows late nights and somehow today, I happened to visit the Online Bible Radio produced by Like the preachings of Gita and the shlokes recites makes the surroundings holier, I feel the Bible readings are holier and daily messages to digest with chapter readings. This one year Bible reading Blog makes you read Bible in a year. I feel the Faith Gems by Robert Schuller are the best I ever come across and Daily Bread thats so much easier too.

Religion whatever may be, it's the Faith that always matter.

- ilaxi

Friday, September 16, 2005

Right here waiting for you....! Is it? Well, this is the song that comes to my mind today as I remember this day, Richard Marx, the singer was born on 16th September 1963 (Chicago, Illinois) Most of his songs were ballads but he sang classic rock style too. With songs like "Don't Mean Nothing," "Should've Known Better," "Satisfied," and "Wait for the Sunrise." Marx placed himself in the record books by being the first solo artist to have his first seven singles hit the top 5 on the US charts.

Now, did I say that I have my own Radio Station [Listen to
Blossomsmile ilaxi's Radio Station
] that plays my very own favorite songs? Wanna listen my choice? Here is the link. You may request to play my songs or Today's Pop, western oldies, Reggae, Rap, whatever! Enjoy!

- ilaxi

Monday, September 05, 2005

Once again, its 'Teachers' Day' and here we remember the great Teachers who changed the course of our life! I remember Sir Talati - the 'Hitler' man of Mount Carmel. His one shout and it was a 'freeze' - total pin drop silence on the mass drill ground covering up more than 2000 students! The more tougher he been, the more kinder his attitude - This I realized later when after whistling my way to tease around turned out to be a big punishment for me, standing out of the class for the whole day! Yeah, he caught me red handed whistling the boyish whistles during the recess hours and that punishment proved a lesson to the rest of the class. When my brother was summoned, he turned out to be an old friend and that's how Sir Talati became my personal Maths tutor, a hitler who taught me Maths! And here I am....still with memories of a teacher coz if he'd not taught me maths sums, I would got the big egg in my final 12th and not seen the college! well, well.....

Adams said " The teacher affects eternity. One can never tell where his or influence stops" Shower of Roses to all Teachers...May the Roses never fade so that the sweet fragrance fills your heart with pleasure and appreciation that you bloom like a flower throughout the year and spread sunshine into the lives of children.


Tuesday, August 02, 2005

English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote impassioned, impulsive poems noted for their lyricism and Romanticism. Critics consider Shelley one of the greatest poets of the English language who died in a sailing accident in 1822 shortly before his 30th birthday. August 2 marks the Birthday memories of the poet whose poetry we learnt during our school days and dive into dreamy oceans of imagination while reciting esp. 'The Cloud'. I'm sure many kids mug those poetry for Recitation exams or competitions but hardly even care to know anything about the poet. So here I bring Literature columns for you - of coz with Authors & Poets & Famous Personalities. click for the Literature section at kidsfreesouls.

The Cloud by percy B. Shelley

I bring fresh showers for the thirsting flowers,
From the seas and the streams;
I bear light shade for the leaves when laid
In their noon-day dreams.
From my wings are shaken the dews that waken
The sweet buds every one,
When rocked to rest on their mother's breast,
As she dances about the Sun.
I wield the flail of the lashing hail,
And whiten the green plains under,
And then again I dissolve it in rain,
And laugh as I pass in thunder.

I sift the snow on the mountains below,
And their great pines groan aghast;
And all the night 'tis my pillow white,
While I sleep in the arms of the blast.
Sublime on the towers of my skiey bowers,
Lightning my pilot sits;
In a cavern under is fettered the thunder,
It struggles and howls at fits;

Over Earth and Ocean, with gentle motion,
This pilot is guiding me,
Lured by the love of the genii that move
In the depths of the purple sea;
Over the rills, and the crags, and the hills,
Over the lakes and the plains,
Wherever he dream, under mountain or stream,
The Spirit he loves remains;
And I all the while bask in Heaven's blue smile,
Whilst he is dissolving in rains.

The sanguine Sunrise, with his meteor eyes,
And his burning plumes outspread,
Leaps on the back of my sailing rack,
When the morning star shines dead;
As on the jag of a mountain crag,
Which an earthquake rocks and swings,
An eagle alit one moment may sit
In the light of its golden wings.
And when Sunset may breathe, from the lit Sea beneath,
Its ardours of rest and of love,
And the crimson pall of eve may fall
From the depth of Heaven above,
With wings folded I rest, on mine äery nest,
As still as a brooding dove.

That orbed maiden with white fire laden
Whom mortals call the Moon,
Glides glimmering o'er my fleece-like floor
By the midnight breezes strewn;
And wherever the beat of her unseen feet,
Which only the angels hear,
May have broken the woof, of my tent's thin roof,
The stars peep behind her, and peer;
And I laugh to see them whirl and flee,
Like a swarm of golden bees,
When I widen the rent in my wind-built tent,
Till the calm rivers, lakes, and seas,
Like strips of the sky fallen through me on high,
Are each paved with the moon and these.

I bind the Sun's throne with a burning zone
And the Moon's with a girdle of pearl;
The volcanos are dim and the stars reel and swim
When the whirlwinds my banner unfurl.
From cape to cape, with a bridge-like shape,
Over a torrent sea,
Sunbeam-proof, I hang like a roof
The mountains its columns be!
The triumphal arch, through which I march
With hurricane, fire, and snow,
When the Powers of the Air, are chained to my chair,
Is the million-coloured Bow;
The sphere-fire above its soft colours wove
While the moist Earth was laughing below.

I am the daughter of Earth and Water,
And the nursling of the Sky;
I pass through the pores, of the ocean and shores;
I change, but I cannot die
For after the rain, when with never a stain
The pavilion of Heaven is bare,
And the winds and sunbeams, with their convex gleams,
Build up the blue dome of Air
I silently laugh at my own cenotaph
And out of the caverns of rain,
Like a child from the womb, live a ghost from the tomb,
I arise, and unbuild it again.

More About Percy Bysshe Shelley here. Dive into the ocean of knowledge!

Editor, kidsfreesouls

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

The biggest names in music took the stage across the globe on July 2, 2005, in front of one million spectators and millions of viewers, all armed with one purpose—to make poverty history. You can still join the the largest internet streaming event ever on-demand throughout the summer. Catch every performance, from every show, on-demand—available to everyone at :

In what promises to be the biggest music event since Live Aid 20 years ago, dozens of the world's biggest pop acts performed at eight concerts around the world on July 2 to put pressure on world leaders meeting soon afterwards to do more to alleviate poverty in Africa. Hundreds of thousands of fans were present at concerts, and tens of millions more tuned in to an event which organizer and Irish rocker Bob Geldof wanted to "tilt the world a little bit on its axis in favor of the poor"...

G8 is formed with 8 nations whose leaders of the United States, Britain, Japan, Germany, France, Italy, Russia and Canada remained present as the rockers and campaigners led by Bob Geldof and U2 Bono have made a mass movement to press for action on African poverty.More than a million people jammed Live 8 venues around the globe as a galaxy of rock stars staged the world's biggest concert to pressure rich nations into doing more for the poor.

There, you see a banner on the right of this Blog and if you think you wish to support eradicating poverty all over the world, here is an opportunity.

- Blossomsmile ilaxi

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Charlie & The Chocolate Factory - Celebrate Chocolate days ahead with the movie release! Acclaimed director Tim Burton brings his vividly imaginative style to "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory".Johnny Depp will play Willy Wonka. I'd loved 'Chitty Chitty, Bang Bang" but sure, this one's my favorite story - soon on screens! Enjoy!

This is a true star of Children's Literature.Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a singular delight, crammed with mad fantasy, childhood justice and revenge, and as much candy as you can eat. Willy Wonka opens the gate of his Chocolate Factory to the five 'Lucky Winners' who finds the golden ticket wrapped in a Wonka Chocolate. Charlie is poor and gets only one Chocolate bar a year! One day he finds a dollar bill in the snow and buys himself a chocolate bar. Luck favours him as this contains the fifth golden ticket. The fantasy tour of Charlie begins with the other four winners - Mike Teaves who lives for TV, Veruca Salt, a brat who lives with bratty parents, Violet Beaguragarde, a girl who love gum and Augustus Gloop who would just eat anything! Dahl portrays incidents with resourcefulness and humour. Violet blows up into a blueberry from sneaking forbidden chewing gum and Agustus Gloops is carried away on the river of chocolate he would not resist. They have great Adventures and in the end, Wonka gives a big 'Surprise' to Charlie. This is an all time Dahl Classic for all Ages. Kidsfreesouls 'Choice Pick' - Especially for 8-12 years:-)Yeah, if you love kid movies, for you too!

- Blossomsmile ilaxi
Editor online, kidsfreesouls

Monday, July 11, 2005

There goes a saying “Some people don’t aim too high and miss, they aim too low and hit!” The most powerful time is the time when we are alone, thinking about what we are to do. We need to set our goals and target to reach to heights. Daily Planning helps us to focus on what is really crucial and important in our day to come and permits us to identify time to use wasted hours more productively. It is said "You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try." And so, its always a sure fire way to try to catch the moon and while doing so, sure you pick up the stars there somewhere! And then, there is this strong Faith and ‘Believe in yourself and the things that you can do’ and nothing ever stops you from reaching your desired Goals.

- Blossomsmile ilaxi
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Sunday, July 10, 2005

'Rathyatra' day and its been a strong faith for many hindus as they joined the Rathyatra procession on 8th July. Several stories throw light on this Rathyatra day, however, here is the info that I am sure you will like to read. Rath in Hindu Scriptures is meaningful...Body Rath, Samsara Rath & Life Rath...The meaning is deep and one need not go deep into the teachings if you only wish to know how the Rathyatra procession is carried out. I have the earlier 2003 procession description and its every year, the Rathyatra celebrations take place with some difference. One thing is most impressive that during this procession, the Hindus and Muslims of Ahmedabad are seen 'United' and as someone told me that before two days, one lac people had free lunch at the Ahmedabad Jagannath temple and that too like you never had such delicious feast anywhere else. Even the poor people of all caste, more than we can count, sit in a line waiting for food and they are served in special new steel plates! Well, I guess this is the spiritual believe and the faith - almost found everywhere round the world. Check out for the Rathyatra pages on kidsfreesouls and info on Krishna.

-Blossomsmile ilaxi
Editor online, kidsfreesouls
Did you know 'A voice bring love back into your life and a voice can make your work loads lighter when you are on heights of your job and the work stress is higher.' 

Well, voice has a special depth of thoughts and can influence your whole life as well as others. When you say ‘Hello’ the sound is like tinkling bell when you say it with softness and deep feeling but if you are harsh with your words, this means you are not towards the right track to road ahead of success. Words spoken with intelligence, words spoken with soft feelings, words spoken with understanding has an impact on the other with the voice power. If you observe people talking, you can find the characteristics of the person which can master you with ‘mind reading’. As we talk to people in person and hear their voice or talk on phone, it's sometimes, the Power of Voice that leaves an impression and a deep influence that work wonders and life seem to be blooming around with happiness. Isn't this so true?

Read 'Power of Voice', an article I wrote years ago in Freesouls, Op-ed page in print media of Sambhaav.

-Blossomsmile ilaxi
Editor online,

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

4th July marked the US Independence Day and all celebrate the Flag Day of US singing the US Anthem by Francis Scott Key, it reminds me of my country's National Anthem! But than, so close to heart are the childhood days when we also use to sing the School Song. Even today, when Mt.Carmel kids come to Swagat, we all sing Mt. Carmel Convent School song and Imagine, the kids get so surprised to see me singing their school song! Yeah, me too from Mt.Carmel! Here we sing:

"A happy band from far and near,
Mt.Carmel girls we gather here,
We love the school Mt. carmel hail,
Our love for you shall never fail

Chorus: For God is all our strength, In him we do and dare,
The right against the wrong, we cherish and revere.
Than proudly let us stand, United hand in hand,
we pray that god may bless and keep Mt. Carmel School.

We gather here,where all may sing,
Glad songs of praise of trust and love,
Our youthful hearts here find the way,
That leads to life and endless day.....

Songs often do inspire and encourage us to Keep the faith. I guess all the Swagat students must be humming the Swagat Song too and I remember all swagat kids had jolly fun to shout 'S W A G A T' at Christmas celebrations and events at the place. The song is still sung by present members of the Library class and it's a great feeling for me that a song is sung with so much joy! I'm sure all my ex students (now in 10th/12th or even those who finished college) of Swagat remember their Childhood days spent with me:-)

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Monday, June 20, 2005

It is said, one success outweighs all the failures that come before. Thomas Edison failed hundred times on his way to inventing the light bulb. So, I guess when its time for 'Back to school', all those children with the messy handwriting need to improve as "Bad Handwriting is the sign of incomplete Education" - Here are tips for better Handwriting, right away!

- Blossomsmile ilaxi

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Back to School! Lot of fancy Books, Pencils, erasers and sharpeners! Not to forget the heavy loaded school bags with the Mickey mouse and Spiderman characters. Kids are demanding all sorts of goodies and as we debated the other day with kids in my library, Ashini says, 'Having such fancy things sure makes me feel impressive and show off other kids" whereas Ayushi has cool advice "All cannot afford to buy and so if I buy fancy stationery, my friends might feel bad that they can't buy". Shaimi who stays with a joint family beamed, "We all brothers and sisters get different design and branded stationery so as not to mix up and end fighting. Sometimes, we can't buy what we want coz my younger sister or cousin will demand for it".

Now, I feel, as parents,fulfilling wish out of love for children is a one time affair but if the demands keep coming when one cant cope up to make two ends meet, the real trouble shooting probs explode. If tackled right from the start, things really do make a difference to remain united in a cozy comfortable manner.  Children are acutely sensitive to the nuances of their parents' tension and well-being. Family silence around stress can cause children to shoulder unnecessary burdens of shame and guilt. Talking with them is an important first step toward helping them gain important coping skills.Reducing stress is an important step for parents & kids - that is Parental stress, Kids stress ( Tips there, right away!

- Blossomsmile ilaxi

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Remember Sherlock Holmes? Who doesn't love Mystery? Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was the creator of Sherlock Holmes. His Birthday was on 22nd May. Once in his story, Arthur Doyle killed Sherlock Holmes. But people found the character so charming that due to public demand, the character was made alive again. Read or buy books on Sherlock Holmes and Arthur Conan Doyle.

Peek-a-boo into Kidsfreesouls to hook up to stay connected at Brainy Stuff and solve the Detective mystery cases too! You can even send a Sherlock Holmes E-card to your friends!

"My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. I can dispense then with artificial stimulants. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation." says Sherlock Holmes to Dr. Watson: Sign of Four.

- Blossomsmile ilaxi

Monday, May 09, 2005

Bins told me that I missed out updating on Mother's Day. Well, now I thought that it's like a herd mentality. When someone does something, the other adopts. Most of the kids site had Mother's Day feature but Kidsfreesouls - Nay, I did not miss coz the culture page already has the info on Mother's Day! I don't think that the kids need to be reminded every year to show love and care for moms. Today's generation is changing at a quick pace and they know much more than we use to know.

A child is influenced with the supportive parent who can bring about the difference between the child’s success and failure. A parental encouragement is the greatest impact on the child. If you show love, you get love - If you care, You are cared for - All missing is little bit of Sacrifice, tolerance, somewhere, here and there! I hear a lot of Indian families settling in US with parents left behind in country. Ultimately, they have money and spend for the welfare for parents but imagine, is that all parents need? What will happen when your kids behave in the same manner when you become old? This is one really needs to remember! My heart is filled with so much of sadness when I see a lot of children, when they grow up, neglect their parents and many parents neglect their grandparents! Why than celebrate 'Mother's Day'? It's more to remember-love and care for Mom and Dad rathar than go for small one day celebrations, Isn't it?

Well, here's a rose for all Moms - mine too and god rest her soul in peace!!!

-Blossomsmile ilaxi
Editor Online - Kidsfreesouls

Monday, May 02, 2005

Radheshri...Ahh memories stay alive! It's summertime once again and I remember this kid been a great Challenge for me. Yeah, she learnt Piano in just three months! She proved to be the Youngest Keyboard Player in Ahmedabad at the age of 6 years and grabbed First Prize in Keyboard Playing as well as Vocals. Today, I have to say 'Radheshri, where are you in US? Do you still play the piano? Well, Kids adopt summer Activities but soon as they grow up, these creative activities are sometimes forgotten. Moms shouldn't force kids to adopt activities of their own Choice, I guess! Posted by Hello

Friday, April 22, 2005

Every day is an Earth Day! So why celebrate its 35th anniversary on 22nd April? Hundreds of thousands of nongovernmental organizations, governments, teachers, and faith-based groups, among others, are making plans to declare that they are part of something extraordinary: a worldwide movement to protect our planet, our children, and our future. This year, Earth Day Network’s theme is "Protect Our Children and Our Future."

Apart from the above Q & A Column, Young Environmentalists E Magazine's online Environmental Resource for cool kids and young adults. Earth Beat offers News and views for sustainable World and kids can sign up for monthly e newsletter. The nationally syndicated column Earth Talk for Young readers has weekly
Q & A on environmental issues. They even have Facts at a glance but the best part is that they have Contests and Awards for kids. More Environmental themes for kids and sure, if you are eco conscious, here's a place for you! If you have an Environmental related question, raise it and your voice is heard!

Earth Talk Q & A by Doug Moss & Tips to Save Environment @

- Blossomsmile ilaxi
Editor, Kidsfreesouls
When you squeeze an orange, you get an orange juice because that’s what inside. The very same principle is true about kids. When guardians nurture their talents and bring out the best in them, what comes out is what’s their deep driving desire is!

Creativity flourishes in a free, pleasant environment and is an inborn inner will of acceptance for an activity to perform that needs motivation. Come Summer and it's time to 'Spoon feed Creativity' and boost up the confidence in the child. The 'push n pull' method applied by many parents to get them 'hooked up' to a particular Activity of their choice lets the kid inferior. Kids have their own mental capabilities and pushing them too much forth burdened with many activities at a time, make them only indecisive. Confidence comes with an attitude gearing ahead with appreciation, praise and clear mindset. Each child has own ways of learning and flowering to bloom in his own pace. Some are slow branded whereas some are fast learners. Each kid has “developmental schedules” and they represent what the large majority of children are able to do at a particular age. Kids only require the right-guided direction, motivation and encouragement. All cannot afford the vitamin 'M' too and its no use following a 'Herd Mentality' to make the kid engage to acquire skills at a Summer Coaching camp just because other kids do so. Parental Influence plays a big role, after all!

-Blossomsmile ilaxi

Thursday, March 31, 2005

Footprints : A vision that we all need to possess! How oft, faith leaves behind trails...... Posted by Hello

Friday, March 25, 2005

March had been the first month on the early Roman calendar and was called Martians. Later, the ancient Romans made January the beginning of the year and March became the third month with 31 days and its name honors Mars, The Roman God of War. In India, Holi is round the corner and on the full moon day of the month of Phalgun when the Ashoka trees and Mango trees are in bloom, when the foliage buds of leaf almond are long and slender against the blue and when the scarlet plumes of the Palash stand out on its naked branches - Here comes Holi and its Colors of Love, colors of Life. It's time to paint the town red and spread the message of love - colors fill live with beauty and leave lasting impressions on minds. Your liking for different colors reveal your moods and personality. Check this out and Paint the town Red with Kidsfreesoul ideas.


Happy Holi - Enjoy! Keep the Faith!

- Blossomsmile ilaxi
Editor, kidsfreesouls

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Did we miss out the Birthday of Michelangelo? Well, well, life is on a fast lane but nay, we don't miss out on memories, do we? Michelangelo was one of the most famous Artists in history. He was mainly interested in creating large marble statues, but his endless creativity energy also led him to become a great painter and architect as well as a poet. This is his info on kidsfreesouls Literature pages but if you are really interested in knowing all about Michelangelo, click here to a beautiful website I came across. Michelangelo was a poet and he said "No one has full mastery before reaching the end
of his art and his life." in one of his poems.He worked through the reign of thirteen Popes and worked for nine of them! Never has ever been so good an artist like Michelangelo and I would say, yeah, if you wish to be someone in your life, set your Goal. If you do so, you can Achieve your desires. The Parents and Teachers should support the child with the cycle of setting and achieving goals that are meaningful enough to motivate them to carry them out. Not make them adopt to the activities of their own choice for which the child do not have interest. Here are some tips to 'Set the Goals' - Get Going...

Keep the Faith! Hey! Btw, Did I say that I got an 'Outstanding Journalist' Award? Well, well, here's the Blog Note on my other website where I am Editor Online too.

-Blossomsmile ilaxi

Monday, March 07, 2005

International Women's Day on 8th March and all over the world, issues of women come to light! It's a woman and she can construct bridges to Heaven of super happiness and eternity or land to turmoil of pain, sadness and frustration.A woman is a source of Inspiration and Encouragement, a strong pillar standing and supporting beside through happy or hazy days.

Women are infiltrating what was once the exclusive domain of men. On work fronts, more women are active as ever. Women’s liberation & rights are sorted over but the question remains burning with abuses, dowry, extra-marital affairs, etc. She is yet scoffed, scorned, misunderstood, exposed , exploited, molested, tormented...This is the day to honor her and understand her active role in society. But I feel, time isn't far that a special day like 'Gentlemen's Day' should start coz more and more women have become so dominating too and men too become a victim of their whims! Isn't this true?

Anyways, here's my first article I ever got in the print media! It was on International Women's Day!

Btw, thanks to all the emails that I recieve after the reading my Blog notes. A lot would be better if there are comments made with below tabs to a particular note!

-Blossomsmile ilaxi

Saturday, February 26, 2005

Victor Hugo was born on Feb 26 - A French Author who led the romantic movement in French Literature. His writings reveal his love of liberty, his sense of justice and his sympathy with the suffering of ordinary people. Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Les Miserables rank among the most popular fiction written. Hugo penned down his love for his daughter in one of his lyrical poetry book 'Contemplations'.


To write a poem, I guess its 'Believing in Oneself' and Things you can do. I knew not how to write a poem until I tried and yeah, penned down a few; also nominated and got printed in Voicesnet Anthology of Poetry Book and in print newspapers! This reminds me of these words on a card, often that I gaze, in front of my desk:

Believe in yourself, In the power you have to control your own life, day by day
Believe in the strength that you have deep inside and your faith will help you show the way.
Believe in tomorrow and what it will bring, Let a hopeful heart carry you through,
For things will work out if you trust and believe
There's no limit to what you can do!

Whatever special challenges you face along life's way,
May you trust that you will always find the Best in Every Day!

-Blossomsmile ilaxi

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

"If you always continue to do what you have always done, you will always get what you've always got". Billi Lim


This is the phrase of the first 'Guru of Failure', a Motivational speaker and Malaysian Author Billi P.S. Lim. He has created the tallest Book Tower, 20 metres, as a tribute to outgoing Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad. Recently, Lim came to India and talked about failures as he see wisdom in failures.

Now, think and ponder! Failures do make us better persons. There goes a saying that sometimes we win, sometimes we lose. Actually, it should be re-written 'Sometimes we win, sometimes we learn' . The simple reason I believe is that we all learn from our mistakes, our failures - Our success takes us to peak but this comes hard as we pass through trials and when we fail, we always learn. Isn't this so very true? Kids struggle over the school lessons, at sports field, in music and are apt to fail. So are many people who fail in business, in love, in life - All one got to figure out is how to reach a winning edge and often it happens, failures turn out to be the best 'successful' people.

- Blossomsmile ilaxi

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

The fear phobia is the panic that grips the mind to zoom and spin off to a nightmarish experience. It is a mental state of mind when anxiety pops off ‘What will happen’ and than creates thoughts, which has a negative influence. It is like a irrational phobia which makes a person uncertain and confused what would be the impact and outcome of the future happening.

With the recent disaster of Tsunami, it even reminds us of the Earthquake in India which occured during 26th Jan-Republic Day. Fear grips the mind at the very thought of the NYC Disaster too! Many people who narrate their experiences of the Tsunami, Earthquake or the NYC disaster, their hands would go clammy, their knees would shake, eyes would blur, feel fearful and have nightmares making them feverish till date. It's time to Stop Feeling the blues, to Freeze the Phobia - God has ever fashioned a way to rule his world, we only have to experience his creations. Let's wish all, the Best of the World and join hands to pray for peace.Let the Tsunami Fear lurk into past memories forever.

-Blossomsmile ilaxi
Editor online, kidsfreesouls

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Swami Vivekanand said, "As you have come into this world, leave some marks behind. Otherwise, there is no difference between you and the stones and the trees" It is said that a human need to engage in self conscious activity. Teach self, train the self. Call upon a sleeping soul and see how it awakens. Power will come, glory will come, goodness will come, purity will come and everything that is excellent will come. When excellence comes, this is the time to carefully climb the ladders of success as one has to leave footsteps on the sands of life.

On 12th Jan, being Vivekanand's birthday, collect Swami Vikvekanand Gems and let his Quotes take you to higher grounds to be a success and leave footsteps behind.

-Blossomsmile ilaxi
Editor, Kidsfreesouls

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Remember Sherlock Holmes? Do you like to solve the Mystery of the detective tales?


It's so thrilling and chill you if you love this character, sure indeed! Holmes ended up hating his own creation, but we have loved and cherished it, idealizing each one of Sherlock's traits and even molding some of ours to look like his. Now go forth and enjoy all that Sherlock Holmes has to offer on the fall of his birthday – 6th January. Peek-a-boo into Kidsfreesouls to hook up to stay connected at Brainy Stuff (You be the Detective)and solve the Detective mystery cases too! Critic Christopher Morley said of Holmes, "Perhaps no fiction character ever created has become so charmingly real to his readers." Yeah, Sherlock Holmes was created by the British Author Arthur Conan Doyle! It is said, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson lived at 221b Baker Street between 1881-1904, according to the stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The house was last used as a lodging house in 1936 and the famous 1st floor study overlooking Baker Street is still faithfully maintained as it was kept in Victorian Times. You can even send a Sherlock Holmes E-card to your friends!

-Blossomsmile ilaxi

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Jakob Grimm was born on 4th Jan. who gave us beautiful fairy tales. How oft we remember dreaming - day dreams as a child and letting our imagination run wild! The Grimm's Fairy Tales are all *Five* Favourite Stars in my Read and Make Read collection in my Library. Some of my fav stories are:
1. Hansel & Gretel
2. Red Riding Hood
3. Snow White
4. Rumpelstiltskin
5. Cinderalla
6. Sleeping Beauty
Many name it and these stories make your dreams sound true! Children love to read and listen. Even write reviews. Like the Grimms Fairy Fantasy, there are many tales that shows the importance of friendship, courage, strength, sacrifice etc. but it is more important on how the child selects to write the Book review and while writing the ‘Best Part’ of the story and his ‘Opinion’ of the story, the parent or the teacher can realize the mode of his life turn swirling towards a direction which can be motivated and encouraged towards being a better person. One cannot teach ‘Personality Development’ in a day or two just with a few lectures here or there but it is the day to day upbringing of the children right from the ‘Jump Start’ - Here are some fairy tales that illustrate moral values.

- Blossomsmile ilaxi