Category Archives: Back to Roots

Children’s activity workbook available on Amazon

Hello! I am offering a children’s activity/ coloring workbook on Amazon! Check out details below!
My First Activity Book of India: Introduction to India Through Letters, Numbers, Colors, and Cultural Activities for Toddlers, Preschoolers, and Kids

Book Overview:
A is for Auto Rickshaw, B is for Board Games, C is for Cricket! Watch your child learn about India through this fun and educational activity book! Inside you will find age-perfect activities for toddlers and preschoolers that introduce early learning concepts through cultural and historical references and symbols of India.

Please click here to get a copy for your child today! Thank you for your support!

Classic Indian Mythology Graphic Novels

“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” – Ray Bradbury
Many kids are growing up without the well known mythological stories of India. These stories are timeless, enchanting and beautiful. This is why RivazForZen.con has partnered with ACK comics to bring the graphic novel versions of the classic stories to you. These graphic novels are fun to read and bring the classic stories to life.
These are wonderful gifts and make great displays as well.
Use code first10TVD to get 10 % off, available to first 10 to buy.
Need help ordering the perfect book for your reader, email us the age of the reader and interests at [email protected] or call us at 925-289-8129

Online Live Iyengar Yoga Classes

Investing an hour for your own wellness is a necessity just like food, water and oxygen. Gift yourself precious ME-time everyday by practicing Yoga on-demand anytime, anywhere and any level with this channel.
My name is Pragati Oswal. I am a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) with Yoga Alliance. I teach Iyengar Yoga which is a style of Hatha yoga that emphasizes on detail alignment of posture and aims at achieving precision and perfection in yoga poses with the help of props.
It is my mission to assist women struggling with burnout to relieve stress & pain with Yoga and meditation. I want to make Yoga available and accessible to all women, regardless of their flexibility, strength, age or stamina.
What could you achieve if you had more strength, energy and flexibility in a short period of 3 months from now? What about improvements in happiness quotient, metabolism, sleep and digestion? These are only scratching the surface of the iceberg in terms of the countless benefits you could get by practicing Yoga consistently.
Online Live Yoga classes on weekends:
Sat and Sun at 9 AM PST
Register at the link below:

Become an Alameda County Master Gardener

The UC Master Gardener Program of Alameda County is seeking new applicants who reside in Alameda County to receive training during our 2019 New Volunteer Training Class;  a 16-week program that will run from January through April 2019.  Classes are taught by University advisors, local horticultural educators, and certified Master Gardeners on topics that range from the basics of horticulture, to integrated pest management and problem diagnosis, to growing and caring for edible and landscape plants. Gardening experience is not required.
Alameda County Master Gardeners support various including: Demonstration gardens in Albany, Fremont, Livermore and Oakland, various school garden programs,  garden problem solving and support  provided by phone and email from the Help Desk, and  through workshops
UC Master Gardeners volunteers are part of the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE), an outreach and public service unit of the University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR).
To apply for the training class, you must attend one of our September orientation sessions. visit our website:

ONAM Celebration on Saturday, Sept 8th 2018

Bay area Kerala group, SanGaMa, is planning to celebrate the upcoming ONAM festival on Saturday, September 8th at Livermore.
The details are here:
So, if you have moved recently to the neighborhood, and would like to meet/greet local families or would like to participate/register for stage performances, feel free to join. This is a great opportunity.
We are planning a grand Onam feast (Grand Vegetarian lunch) with traditional festivities like Pookkalam, Maveli and cultural programs like Thiruvathira dance, kids’ dance songs/music, et al.
As part of our cultural outreach, we encourage anyone interested to join, to be part of this rich and ancient festival!
To know more about Onam, please check out here:
*Sponsors:* If you are a local business interested in sponsoring the
event, please send a note.
Best Regards,

Drama on the evolution of Mahatma Gandhiji

Dear Friends, Here is an opportunity to watch award-winning play which  dramatizes the evolution of Mohandas Gandhi to Mahatma Gandhiji.
Yugpurush – The Play
The play dramatizes the evolution of Mohandas Gandhi to Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhiji sought many mentors to find a strategy to eradicate oppression and discrimination. Gandhiji was able to develop conviction for and commitment to Ahimsa due to a deep spiritual connection with his one and only spiritual mentor. The performance of Yugpurush – Mahatma Ke Mahatma (in Hindi) will be on Friday, July 21 @ 8:00 PM, at Chabot College, Hayward, CA.
The Cause: All proceeds go to construction of a new, 200-bed, multi specialty, Charity Hospital providing free humanitarian- and health-care to the poor and privileged tribal population in Gujarat. The old, 55-bed Hospital has already served 1 Million patients for free since 2004; demand for its services have out-stripped its capacity. Hospital and Healthcare video (7 mins.)
You can help in many ways:
(i) by Purchasing tickets to theYugpurush Play,
(ii) by Advertsing your business in theKeepsake Souvenir book,
San Francisco Center, Info.S…@Y…com

Festival of South Asian Children’s Content – FSACC’16

fsacclogoJoin us this winter for a unique festival – A first of its Kind Festival for Children’s Content of South Asian origin.
“We believe representative media is important for everyone and especially for children as it directly helps build their self-esteem and sense of identity. We all want to see ourselves reflected in books and other forms of content.”

Indian Moms Connect proudly presents – FSACC ’16 (Festival of South Asian Children’s Content) on November 5th at ICC Milpitas.
The Festival of South Asian Children’s Content will be a not-for-profit event held in the Bay Area (ICC Milpitas), California on Saturday, November 5th, 2016.
The idea is to bring together like-minded creators in the South Asian Children’s Content space to collaborate, network and reach out to the larger community to spread awareness about quality content that is available. At the same time, the event will be open to the public to purchase books and more, participate in storytelling and craft sessions and interact with the authors and publishers.festival-of-south-asian-childrens-content

  • 10am – 4pm – Public Event
  • 6 pm onward – Interactive Q&A Sessions with authors Mitali Perkins and Nandini Bajpai
  • Followed by a networking dinner.

We want to extend an invitation to you all to this free event to experience books, apps and other forms of content that focuses on South Asia.
We also hope you will support us by helping us spread the word about the event.
Some links for more details –
Our Facebook group –
and our event –
Short Link –
We look forward to your support, presence and participation.
— Team IMC

People from​ Junagadh in Gujarat State​

I wish to know people who live in this area that are from Junagadh and friends of Junagadh.
Please respond at my e-mail [email protected] for a short write-up on need for developing the city.
H S Parekh, Ahmedabad

જુનાગઢ માહાત્મય પુનઃપ્રસ્થાપિત કદી થઈ શકશે ?!

જુનાગઢ થોડું વધું ચોખ્ખું-સુઘડ, સગવડ-સવલત ભર્યું, રળિયામણું, સમૃદ્ધ બને તેમજ શહેરને આવકનાં વિશેષ સ્તોત્રો મળી રહે તેવી હર કોઈ જુનાગઢવાસીની અભિલાષા રહી છે.

અસલ જીલ્લાનું ત્રણ જિલ્લાઓમાં વિભાજન થયા પછી હાલનાં જુનાગઢ જીલ્લાનાં આવકનાં સ્તોત્રો સાવ જ તળીએ જઈ બેંઠા છે. ઉદ્યોગધંધા અને વેપારી આલમ દ્વારા મળતી કરવેરાની આવક પણ ઘણાં વર્ષોથી સીમિત રહી છે. ઘણાં વર્ષોથી શહેરનો વિકાસ રૂંધાયેલો કે પછી સ્થગિત જ છે. જુનાગઢ પોતાની આર્થિક આબાદી ફરી પ્રાપ્ત કરી વિકાસના પંથે અગ્રેસર થઇ શકે જો તે તેનું પૌરાણિક આધ્યાત્મિક, ધાર્મિક, સાંકૃતિક અને ઐતિહાસિક માહત્મય પુનઃ પ્રસ્થાપિત કરી શકે તો. ગીરનાર અને તળેટી વિસ્તારમાં નાના મોટા પ્રકલ્પોનું વ્યવસ્થિત આયોજન આ હેતુસર કરવું અનિવાર્યપણે આવશ્યક છે. ઉપરાંત, અન્ય મોકાના સ્થળોને વિકસાવવા પણ જરૂર છે.

પૂરા રાજ્યમાં માત્ર એક જુનાગઢને જ વહાલા ગીરનાર થકી એક વૈશિષ્ટ્યપૂર્ણ માહાત્મય મળેલું છે. અફસોસ કે હાલ તે અતિ ઝાંખું પડી; પ્રજાજનો પોતાનો આર્તનાદ સાંભળે તેની પ્રતિક્ષામાં વલોપાત કરતું રહ્યું છે. ઉપરોક્ત બધાં પ્રકલ્પો અને પ્રવૃત્તિઓથી જુનાગઢને આધુનિક ઓપ મળશે; સારી આવક પ્રાપ્ત થશે; લોકોને નવાં કામકાજ મળશે; પ્રવાસીઓનું આકર્ષણ વધશે; નાગરિકોને સુવિધાઓ ઉપલબ્ધ થશે; સોમનાથ, દ્વારકા, નાગેશ, અંબાજી, ગણપતપુરા, રાજપીપળા (નર્મદા-ડેમ), શાપુતારા ઈ. પ્રમાણે જુનાગઢને પણ તેનું યથોચિત માનસન્માન અને લોકહ્રદયાસ્થ સ્થાન મળશે. જુનાગઢ એક ગિરિમથક અને યાત્રાધામ સ્વરૂપે રાજ્યવ્યાપી અને ત્યાર બાદ રાષ્ટ્રીય માન્યતા પ્રાપ્ત કરે તે માટે દરેક જુનાગઢપ્રેમીએ પ્રયત્નશીલ થવું જોઈએ. આ આવકાર્ય નાગરિક-સંગઠન માટે પહેલ કઈ રીતે કરી શકાય? શા પ્રયનો થવા ઘટે? જુનાગઢીઓ અને જુનાગઢ પ્રેમી-મિત્રોનો અભિપ્રાય આવકાર્ય છે.

અસ્તુ. આભાર.
– હિમતભાઇ પારેખ, અમદાવાદ
સંપર્ક: મો. ૯૯૨૫ ૧૯૫ ૫૦૨; ૦૦૧-૯૨૫-૩૬૪-૧૩૨૦, [email protected]