Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Another New School with Raving Reviews -Nahar International School - CIE

Though its new, and has no proven record but is well on its way on the right track as most of my friends whose kids go to Nahar International School are raving about it.

They definitely seem to have got the success formula of making parents happy with the school awesome spacious infrastructure in place, approachable attitude, good teachers, extra-curricular activities and making Learning FUN.

courtesy Nahar school website

In fact, its giving tough competition to other schools around Powai.

Here are the quick links to the school website with basic details about the admission process. 

The fee as I am told is around 3 lacs for lower classes (primary) and I did personally find it a bit steep but as long as they can justify it. Its best to confirm the exact fee from the school by visiting.

This is one school to keep a track of or check out before finalising your kid's school.

Is your kid going to Nahar International School ?? Parents In Powai would love to hear your views and feedback  :)

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Savings for Girls - Bank account - Sukanya Samriddhi Account

Investment for Girls - A great initiative by NAMO

Details about it can be found here - You decide

Sukanya Samriddhi account Rules

Sukanya Samriddhi Scheme Maturity amount

A very good initiative by the government though I feel that the interest should be exempt from tax. Why is it that they always take one step forward and one back.

Sukanya Samriddhi Scheme comparision

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Drug Awareness - Help At Hand

Was completely shocked to see that so many Parents In Powai are dealing with drug addiction in kids It was an eye opener to see and hear how easily it is available. Also, loved the fact that so many parents along with concerned authorities came together to resolve the problem. 

Nahar Amrit Shakti is not the only housing society which has decided to take up for drug awareness programs. Around 30 to 40 societies from Hiranandani-Powai have come together after witnessing an alarming rise in number of Powai youths getting addicted to drugs like cannabis. They are receiving support from Dr LH Hiranandani hospital's psychiatry department along with the Lakers [Rotary Club] who have launched a program Drug Education for Youth (DEFY) to educate parents and bring about awareness.
According to psychiatrists as well as residents, Powai has seen increasing number of boys and girls in the age bracket of 13 to 20 smoking weed in public places.
Dr Harish Shetty, psychiatrist with the Dr LH Hiranandani hospital who is supervising the project, said, "Easy availability needs to be addressed by all the agencies responsible. Reducing supply is absolutely essential to curb use of drugs. While we expect police to start cracking whips on drug peddlers, as parents and society, we should be aware of drug addiction problem and not turn our back on it." He added that drug addiction is considered as a social taboo and people avoid talking about it. "We shouldn't be judgemental and critical about addicts. They need counselling and care and support of the society," said Dr Shetty.
Excerpt from -

Also, here is another link sent by my friend 'Bhaswana'. 

The key is to find out why are they going towards addiction ?? There is a lack somewhere which they are trying to fill through addiction. And mostly a lack of love, understanding and attention. 

There is a very relevant episode where Sister Shivani talks very compassionately and empathetically on addiction, explaining why it happens and how should parents deal with it.

Nidhi Kaushik since you live in powai and write about these things I am sharing this with you. 
Pls listen to the video if u can and do share it with people for whom it might help. - soul connections 18

Hope the links above help Parents in Powai  to give our children a Drug Free environment. 
Happy & Safe Parenting :)

Monday, June 23, 2014

Art of Living Announces Happiness Program

Art Of Living has organised a Happiness Program with Rishi Nitya Pragyaji. 
It is a course specially organized for CEO's , MD's , Professionals , Decision Makers of Society .....
Date-25-29 June
Time- Morn -6-9:30 am ( Extra hrs on Sat 6 to 11am/ Sun- 6 am to1 pm )
Venue- Hotel Beatles , Hiranandani , Powai 
Note - Breakfast Included.Rs.6500/- for the repeaters( including breakfast.)
Fee is Rs. 9000/- for the freshers (including breakfast for all five days. )

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

New School On The Block - Podar International School - Powai

There is good news for Powai Parents as another school opens in our vicinity. 

With a pretty good track record at other branches Podar International School opened its doors as admissions began in full swing a couple of months ago. 

Here are some helpful details for Parents in Powai looking for school options. 
The school is yet to begin but here is a preview of the school. 
If you have any more details please feel free to share with us :)


The school building is right opposite Hiranandani Hospital at Hiranandani Knowledge Park. 


Hiranandani Knowledge Park,
Opp to Dr L. N.Hiranandani Hospital,
Powai. Mumbai
Toll Free No : 1800-103-8866
Contact No : 8879621277
Email Address :
Admin Officer : Ms. Harjot Kaur
Admin Email Address :


1. What is the admission process?

Parents to come to the admission office and collect a registration kit for Jumbo Kids
or application form for Std 1 onwards.
A completed form along with the cheque for 1st term fees is to be returned by the parents
to the school office.
The student will only be considered a confirmed admission once the first term fees are
paid by the student.

2. What is the cost of the registration Kit?

The application form and brochure for admissions in Podar International School (Std 1 onwards) is free.
The Jumbo Kids registration kit is on a chargeable basis. The registration kit includes an Application Form,
PJK brochure and a book on Good Parenting.

3. What are the documents required at the time of admission?

For Jumbo Kids – only a Xerox copy of the child’s birth certificate required.

For School admission:
Xerox copy of birth certificate
Original school leaving certificate
Original last Report Card

4. What kind of entrance test will be taken at the time of admission?

No written test is conducted at Podar School. Admissions are taken on a first come, first serve basis.
In fact, any sort of entrance test is illegal as per law.

Parents Experience So Far - 

According to a parent who has admitted his/her child in the school the infrastructure is fine but there are
some teething problems which they are facing. The fact, that Dr.Ms.Lulla is taking keen interest in this branch
is reassuring and hope that it continues. 

If you have any feedback, opinion or info feel free to share by leaving your comments. 
The school is scheduled to open on 19th June 2014 - So lets see how it goes. 

Hope the above helps. 

All the very best. 

Friday, May 3, 2013

Summer Camps - Tennis Workshop - In & Around Powai

What:  Table tennis summer camp for kids 
When: Starting 6th May 
Duration: 10 day work shop 
The camp will be of 4 hr duration  , until the 17th of May.
Timings: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm; Mon - Fri
Where? Venue - Pawar Public school.
Activities included:
Table Tennis including physical training, arts n crafts .
Snacks will be provided to the kids to keep them charged up .

Fee: Rs.3500

What makes it interesting? 
Its a great opportunity for the kids to learn basics of table tennis.

Contact Details: 

Call: 9967669506 / 9820561166 / 9820574792

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Good Touch-Bad Touch: A video by The Puppetarians for Podar Education Ne...

Courtesy: puppetarians

With all the different cases of child abuse which are surfacing time and again as a parent I decided to teach my daughter about GOOD TOUCH & BAD TOUCH.

After all, It is our responsibility to teach our kids to protect their bodies.

This video (though it took some time to load) is a great way to broach the topic with your lil' one in case you don't know how or what to say/explain to your child.

In fact I think Podar School & especially Puppetarians have done an awesome job to arrange this as a topic in school to make their students more aware in a playful manner.

Please do see and share with other parents.

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