Physical Education/Dance Is Good for Kids’ Grades, Study Finds

The study also found that in ninth grade, 93 percent of students in the intervention group had good physical motor skills, compared with 53 percent of student in the control group.

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2012/05/27/physical-education-is-good-for-kids-grades-study-finds

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Inspiration for Narthana Ladoos!

I thought the laddoos might like it – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeFOqVLmdqk&feature=related

A review on Ehsaas 2011!

http://drbs-world.blogspot.com/2011/09/classical-dance-ehasas-2011-review.html

Bharatanatyam Kalakshetra Bani Vol 2 Adavus, Alarippu, Jathiswaram, Shabdam

Ragamalika jatiswaram and its Math

http://www.youtube.com/user/pratyagatchaami#p/u/0/eqxYRyvLv3Q

Refreshing choreography

Unfortunately they don’t mention their Guru or the choreographer despite requests by viewers. Very sad that the choreographer/guru is not given credit for such refreshing choreography.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kw3JKcURdU

Handy Arangetram Timeline reference

http://web.missouri.edu/~chandrasekharm/arangetram.html

Marulu minchera…Sigh…Joyce

Totally in love with Dr. BMK’s composition in Chenchurutti – Marulu minchera/konnane…and Rajashree Warrier’s rendition – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elRgVh2LGi0&feature=fvw

Akka/Chechi’s talk for Love is in the Air

Here is a link to Joyce Akka/Chechi’s talk on the launch of From within Nucleus – http://www.vimeo.com/11909428

Muffins (Not to worry! They are reasonably healthy)

These are Ka’s yummy-for-my-tummy-muffins!! This is the only way I can get her to eat nuts 🙂 I like these coz they don’t have refined flour or butter.
 
Yield: 48 mini muffins
Preparation time: 15 mins
Baking time: 25 mins
 
INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 cups almond flour (almond meal)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Olive oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup raw sugar, powdered (measure before powdering); can also use artificial sweetener
  • 1/2 cup fresh/frozen blueberries (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract (optional)
 
HOW TO:
  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Spray a mini muffin pan with cooking oil (olive or other)
  • Mix dry ingredients together.
  • Add wet ingredients and mix thoroughly (You don’t want strings of egg white in there and you don’t have to worry about “tunnels” when you are using almond meal).
  • Put in muffin tins (about 1/2 to 2/3 full) and bake for about 25 minutes.

Variations: For apricot muffins, take half a teaspoon of apricot jam (instead of blueberries) and push it into each muffin slightly (it will sink more during baking).  Orange marmalade works well too.  Adding mashed bananas to the batter also works.

Happy Baking!!