Monday mornings are really hard for moms in getting up kids for schools. While today's kids are too smart and is hard to answer them why moms stick to healthy breakfast and snacks rather than the crunchy favorites of kids and answering them is the too crucial part of all. Here are some useful tips for moms to help them in breakfast and snack preparation for kids to school. It not only aids for kids also for adults.
Eating a certain amount of protein with every meal and snack will enhance your body's ability to burn fat and will satisfy your appetite far better than carbohydrates alone.
For breakfast, yogurt or cottage cheese will boost your metabolism and the protein they contain will stimulate glucagon production.
Nuts and seeds provide both protein and healthy fats, so they are a great choice for a snack along with a piece of fruit.
Beans, lentils and chickpeas provide both protein and healthy carbohydrates; soya beans and foods made from soya, such as tofu, are particularly high in protein.
Even if you have done well throughout the interview, it is the quality of the questions you ask that could set you apart from a sea of candidates with dqually impressive
resumes. Sadly, most candidates waste this opportunity by asking questions which are self-centered for instance, salary and employee benefits. Such questions are to be avoided at the first round of interviews or you risk leaving a bad impression on your interviewers. To conclude an interview effectively here are the five questions that can help you clinch that covered job.
How does the position I am applying for support the organisation's goals.?
What do you thin are the key challenges of this position?
What does it take to be successful in this company?- no employer want a job hopper, not after investing time and money in training an employee. So when you raise this question, you let the interviewer know that you are looking for a long term working relationship with the company.
Why did you choose to work here?
What can I do to follow up?- this is a question to show your enthusiasm in working for the company. Also, this question will help you decide your next move- when to expect an answer and the proper tome to follow and move on. If the interviewer says she will be making a decision within the week, you will know it is time to touch base should you receive not a call after a week. This could save you a lot of time wasted on waiting for calls.
" Being well planned, punctual and perfection will sure bring success. God luck"
A girl should be two things: Classy & Fabulous ~ Coco Channel
PRADA TOTE handbags
Dejunking unwanted stuff from your life to enhance the space around you is incomplete without also clearing the junk that lies under the pile of stuff in your bags and purses.
A woman's handbag is the ultimate source of junk such as receipts, credit card slips, odd pieces of paper, lipstick, business cards, pens, notebook and heaps of personal effects. Within one week a handbag can bulge with a truly amazing collection of assorted clutter.
In matters of Social media, it seems that these days our fingers are doing most of the talking. And most of them from politicians to celebrities have got their fingers burnt as their words went viral and end up with angry bird face.
Here is the lesson learnt how to manage anger without turning angry bird......
Manage your anger by counting to 100 first before posting something you might regret.
If that doesn't work, picture what your loved ones will think of you if they read your post.
If you feel the urge to respond to an offensive comment, consider sending a private message to the one who posted the comment to explain why you think it is wrong.
Direct your arguments at the comment and not at the person making it
Report the comment to the site administrators or forum moderators.
has not only therapeutic value. Actually, yoga was designed to build stamina so
that spiritual seekers did not waver from their goal. So, though the initial
value of yoga in your life may be therapeutic, as you advance in your practice
it will contribute immensely to your physical, mental and emotional stamina.
The ability to hold your pose without wavering and with
steadiness is called asana jaya (victory over the pose). Such steadiness
requires strong muscular and respiratory support. This steadiness also arises
from the yogic mental ability to analyse pain and understand whether it may be
borne or is dangerous. This special ability is peculiar to yoga, which is why
it is regarded a perfect pain management tool.
In yogic therapy, on the other hand, the poses are gentle.
Even when 'difficult' poses are learnt, they are not held for too long. But
when you use yoga for toning your body, and as a more effective substitute for
gym-based exercises you must gradually build up stamina in each pose. Only then
will muscles become toned and taut and your respiratory capacity leap-frog.
Physical stamina and vigour will be assured and emotional stability, the
original intent of such exercise, is a given.
Shameem Akthar, yoga acharya trained with the SivanandaYogaVedantaCenter, guides your
through five yoga poses that guarantee all this.
Urdhvamukha svanasana (Upward-facing dog pose)
is an advanced version of the bhujangasana (cobra pose). Lie on your
stomach and place your chin on the floor. Place your feet close to each other
with your palms flat on ground, on either side of your chest. Inhale and hoist
yourself off the floor, with the body supported only by palms and toes. The
knees and stomach should be lifted off the floor.
Continue breathing normally while
making the following adjustments. Arms should be straight; this deepens the
arch at the lower back. Head tilts back, further deepening the arch. Hold this
pose as long as comfortably possible, breathing normally. Release and relax to
the starting position with while exhaling.
having weak wrists or lower back pain.
is a powerful stamina-builder. It tones the arms, spinal nerves (elevating mood
and mental control) and legs superbly. Removes wrinkles from neck and face.
Improves voice and balances thyroid hormone flow. Boosts respiratory capacity
and is therapeutic in digestive problems (like constipation, sluggish
metabolism), diabetes and uro-genital problems.
Adhomukha svanasana (Downward-facing dog)
pose is also referred to as the parvatasana or mountain pose. Kneel down
and lean forward placing palms flat on ground in front. Exhale and hoist hips
off the floor, pushing down shoulders as you continue breathing, making the
Push down your heels. Focus your
attention on your stomach while applying pressure from your shoulder blades.
Move your head as close to the ground as possible. Hold the pose as long as you
can. Do several times initially. Later, build up the stamina to hold the pose
for a minute or so.
This pose is a powerful stamina-builder. It boosts calmness due to blood flow
to brain. Balances blood pressure, both low and high. Alleviates all spinal
problems. Tones arms and legs, giving the entire body a work-out. It also
Ardhabaddha padmottanasana (Half
lotus forward bend pose)
up straight, bend the right leg at the knee. Place right foot on left thigh;
resting the back of your right foot high on the left thigh. Inhaling, raise
both your hands above your head. Exhale and lower your hands to floor, bringing
head as close to the left thigh as possible. Hold the pose, breathing normally.
Release and return to normal. Repeat for the other side.
having lower back problems, heart problems or high blood pressure, vertigo, or
if you cannot balance on a single leg for long.
This pose is a stamina builder. It provides super traction to the spine.
Increases respiration building capacity. It tends to make the mond more
extroverted due to impact on the cerebellum.
Dandasana (Stick pose)
on your stomach. Inhaling, push yourself up, into the classic push-up position
so body is rested on palms and toes. Exhaling, lower yourself by bending
elbows, but ensure your body remains off the ground, though very close to it.
This is an extreme push-up position. Hold for a few seconds. Lower yourself back
to the ground and repeat thrice. Later, build up stamina to hold the pose for
15 seconds to one minute.
having any spinal problem, weak wrists, heart ailment or high blood pressure.
One of the most challenging poses; it is used in military-style training to
build muscle, stamina and mental focus. It strengthens the entire body superbly
since it is a powerful resistance-training pose.
with your legs out in front of you. Hold each big toe with either hand firmly.
Bend your legs at the knees as you pull up the legs, exhaling. Continue normal
breathing as you bring your legs together, still holding the toes. Hold the
pose firmly, focusing on your toes.
Release to relax legs back to the original
position. Initially, you may have trouble balancing. But gradually build
stamina in the pose, to hold it for a minute or more.
having heart problems, extremely high blood pressure or lower back problems.
ejects worms. Firms the abdomen and builds stamina, through improved muscular
strength, respiratory capacity and mental focus. Helps control diabetes and
works on the entire spine powerfully, preventing problems.
Women's day - A day to salute great women of the world who made history with their iron like heart and also the day to cheer up women who have snowy heart.
salute to women of yesterday and enormous cheers to women of tomorrow. Here are
some inspirational quotes that brushed me this morning as I surfed through net.
guess is much more accurate than a man’s certainty. Rudyard
leaders everywhere you look–from the CEO who runs a Fortune 500 company to the
housewife who raises her children and heads her household. Our country was
built by strong women and we will continue to break down walls and defy
Woman is the
companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacity. Mahatma
Women are like apples on trees. The best ones
are at the top of the tree. The men don't want to reach for the good ones
because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt. Instead, they just get the
rotten apples from the ground that aren't as good, but easy.
So the apples at the top think something is wrong with them, when in reality,
THEY'RE amazing. They just have to wait for the right man to come along, the
one who's brave enough to climb all the way to the top of the tree.
- Shuna Holmes
of us, no matter how big or how small, whether male or female, we all owe our
lives to a woman. While Mother's Day may not be till May, let's celebrate all
the women of the world with these inspirational quotes during International Women's
Day and Women's History Month.
If you are tired of forgetting to remember, then give your memory a serious boost with these tips and be more productive of your skills.
Take notes by hand:- Writing things down by hand will help you retain the information better. Your brain's reticular activating system is triggered so the time to pay attention is informed to brain.
Do mental sums:- Give your brain a workout by crunching the numbers in your head instead of whipping your Iphone or Ipad...Human brain is an organ that improves through stimulation like muscles. So try some mini workouts for your brain with mental sums. It might be a play with your kid also. this practice will not only improve your brain power, it aids your kid as well us you might have had a valuable family binding time.
Associate things:- When you have to remember to do a bunch of random tasks, weave them together and create a story. In case, you need to pay your utility bill by 21st of that month and attend the PTA meeting on 22nd, then link them like this : " I am out of pay phone on 21st and PTA on 22nd " and sing it or hum it often. It might be nonsense but that is going to work precisely. According to research, the brain tend to retain information better if it is funny rather being detailed.
Moderate drinking:- Columbia's sollege of Physicians and Surgeons have found that moderate drinkers performed better on memory tests compared to non-drinkers and heavy drinkers.
Take the stairs:- Doing exercise is extremely beneficial to your brain. It is more than just a way to get you tuned in your routines. A good workout will give your brain a surge of oxygen, improving its ability to concentrate. A research says that intense aerobic activity actually grows new brain cells in the part of the brain that is responsible for memory.
Limit sitting with Television:- Watching TV is a largely passive activity that only minimally stimulates your cognitive capacities. Experts have warned that watching TV programmes especially mega serials for several hours a day does nothing for your brain and is even detrimental to brain health over time as it pressurizes and also increases agony and anxiety.
Practice Chunking:- . Achunk means pieces of information that hang together in a meaningful way. Our working memory has a limited capacity. It can usually hold between 5 and 10 chunks of information at a time. This number appears too long to remember, doesn’t it? 8 073938230When you put into telephone-number format, like this 807-393-8230, it’s now easier to remember!
Memorise things:- It is one of the great way to improve the memory power. The more things you commit to memory, the more you stimulate the release of chemical acetycholine that influences your memory. To try out put the words to be memorised in a song of your favourite tune and practice it.
Eye exercise:- Move your eyes from side to side for 30 seconds if you want to recall something important. As proven by Manchester Metropolitican University , this little exercise helps to unite the two hemispheres of your brain. When two hemispheres communicate well, you are better able to retrieve certain types of memories.
Repeated thoughts:- I have a bad habit of forgetting the name of people I meet. I improved by this practice of repeating the information. Say if you meet somebody named Pamela, a simple say like this, "Nice to meet you Pamela, will help you remember it as you have repeated as soon as you have heard the name.
Breathe Deep:- When it is time to remember a new piece of information, take deeper and slower breaths. Doing this will cause your brain's electrical impulses to switch to the same waves that normally occur in your brain during deep sleep. It turns out that being in this state can aid memory. Also it relieves stress.
Sleep well: - According to a study conducted by Harvard Medical schoo, getting at least seven hours of sleep at night may improve your short-term and long-term memory.
Talk as you do to yourself:- If you are of type to leave things behind or you are used to leave lights on then try verbally articulating instructions to yourself like, "Turn off the gas" whenever you leave the kitchen.
Socialise:- University of Michigan university for Social research has found that just talking to someone else for 10 minutes a day improves memory and test scores. Socializing is a form of mental exercise that keeps you sharp. why not try it.
Feed your brain:- 50 to 60% of the brain's overall weight is pure fat, which is used to insulate your nerve cells. Be sure to load up on healthy fats from nuts, fatty fish like salmon, spinach, broccoli, blueberries, egg, flax seeds, mixed nuts, chocolate of course and multi grains.
Lotus the symbol of beauty, sensuality, and religious possess lots of health benefits. Different cultures adapt different way to cook lotus.Herewith I have listed out some of the Granny way and Ayurveda way of consuming lotus that are beneficial to overcome different sorts of illness.
Soak white lotus in hot water. Consume it with a spoon of honey to regulate blood pressure.
It is very effective in healing Piles if its paste is taken along with cow's butter. Will also strengthen the body when honey is added to the mixture.
Equal proportion of ginger extract with lotus extract heals severe cough.
One table spoon of lotus extract provides such a immune power that it can fight Cholera also. It kicks of normal fever when taken thrice.
Boil the leaves of one lotus in two glass of water. Once consumed can overcome depression and tiredness.
The lotus water is very good for women during post maternity periods to control the menstrual problems.
Highly effective when the white lotus paste along with pepper is consumed during the insect(like bee and scorpion) bite periods. It rapidly eliminates the poison from the body. The paste can also be applied on the insect bite portion.
Super heroes are always in fashion, who would say no to having super powers and saving the world?
Superheroes are just that, super and heroic. They set good examples demonstrating that good conquers evil. If your kid is going to look up to a fictitious character, a super hero is a top choice.
Unleashing your Junior's hero
Every budding superhero needs a back-story. We need to know where he or she comes from as well as why they wanted, or had to, become who they did. They need a headquarters or a place to change from everyday Joe to crime fighting crusader such as a telephone box or a bat cave.
By tapping into one of the many free online games for kids, your super hero in the making can enter a world of mystery and intrigue where they can let their imaginations be captured and immerse themselves in creative play.
A range of free online games for kids @ http://www.cartoonnetwork.co.uk/games enable our junior super heroes to play out a fantasy world with games that will let them do everything they need to enter a make believe world. Games allowing them to design a costume, adventure games inventing potential weapons, gadgets and art games to maybe draw their own comic strip.
So whether they choose to be a ghost, a shape-shifter, a robot or a martial artist, you can use the online world to help your little one unleash their inner superhero.
The costume is a key part in unveiling any hotshot hero; they need to have an inconspicuous daytime get up, a normal job and a life that doesn't interfere with their crime fighting duties. A cape is a familiar symbol of the classic superhero as is a mask, something to help cover their identity.
Of course, this needn't be restricted to boys, there are plenty of female super heroines who can help unleash your little girl's inner comic book girl.
Maybe yours will work alone, as many super heroes do, or maybe they will have a team, the X-Men and the Avengers are just a couple of super-groups, perfect if your kiddies want to form a superhero group with their own friends.
Who will they be fighting? Super villains are an aspect to think about when chatting about super heroes with your young 'uns. Will there be any rogue baddies that they will need to protect their cities against?
Ultimately our super heroes need to be saving mankind and tackling crime, so once they are ready to take on the world, there are a plethora of online action games that will enable them to use their imagination and pretend they are acting the part of their very own superhero.
Playing online games is all about having fun and letting go, super heroes are one small part of that gaming community and I'd encourage you to let your imaginations run wild. Remember that online games can be sociable, encourage team playing and improve hand-eye co-ordination.
About the Author
Mrs Jones writes regular features on video games and online technology with a keen interest in kid's entertainment. Her work has been featured on a large number of websites and blogs and her background in computing further fuels her passion for the industry.
Time is irreversible and irreplacable. Time management is a part of self-management. Successful people usually follow the golden rules of time management mentioned below:
Develop a fixed daily routine; do routine things in routine time.
Do the important jobs when you are at your best.
Set the limits and stick to them.
Never put off unpleasant and difficult tasks.
Analyse interruptions, take steps to avoid them.
Do one things at a time.
Whenever possible finish your work first.
Think first and then act.
Do things adequately, without aiming to be perfectionist.
Make a list and have the habit of crossing off the tasks when completed.
Lecturer in Physics
Big Ben is the nickname for the great bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London, and often extended to refer to the clock and the clock tower, officially named Elizabeth Tower, as well. Elizabeth Tower holds the largest four-faced chiming clock in the world and is the third-tallest free-standing clock tower. It celebrated its 150th anniversary on 31 May 2009, during which celebratory events took place. The tower was completed in 1858 and has become one of the most prominent symbols of both London and England, often in the establishing shot of films set in the city. - ~ Wikipedia
While there are so many superstitious and ironical stories about these half moons, Science gives the exact story of why are they in nail. If you are surprised with the white half-moons on the bases of our fingernails and toenails, then this article will help you know the purpose of the half-moons and also why don't they grow out with nails.
Half-moon in nails
Those white moons are called lunalae. The lunala is the only visible portion of the nail matrix which produces the nail itself. The matrix (and the lunalae) never moves, but new nails continually push forward, away from the matrix.
Why does lunala appear white?
Dermatologist Harry Arnold explains, that the nail bed of the lunala look pink because capillaries with blood in them immediately underlie the nail plate. The lunalae look white because the thin, modified epidermis of the nail bed is 3/4 ti,es thicker there, being the busy factory of manufacturing nail plates. and moreover the lunala is a vascular (no blood vessel), so it looks white.
How does a petrol pump know when to shut off when the fuel tank is full?
A sensory device, located a couple of centimeters from the end of the nozzle, does nothing while petrol is flowing into the tank, but is tripped as soon as fuel backs up into the nozzle. The sensing device tells the nozzle to shut off. Because of the location of sensing device and the relatively deep position of the nozzle, a petrol tank is never totally filled unless the customer or attendant tops off the tank. Topping off the tank is illegal in most places and is dangerous practice anywhere.
How did Levis 501 get its name?
Levi Strauss was a dry goods merchant in California. He sold a wide range of products. The original Levi Jean was the 501 and this number was simply its arbitrary stock number according to Levi Strauss and Co. Spokesperson Ban Williams, Strauss disliked applying the term 'Jeans' to his garment, so he promoted the 501 as 'waist-high' overalls.
Why do we close our eyes when we sneeze?
Dr. Pat Barelli, Rhinologist explains that the sneeze reflex is a protectective phenomenon. The sneeze clears the nose and head and injects oxygen into the cells of the body, provoking much the same physiological effect as sniffing snuff. When a person sneezes, all body functions cease. Tremendous stress is put on the body by the sneeze especially the eyes.
Well-groomed eyebrows help draw attention to the eyes and make them look bigger.
If necessary, pluck away any loose, straggly hairs with a pair of tweezers. Always pluck from underneath the brow and pull hairs in the direction that they are growing with a swift, sharp movement.
Pluck one hair at a time and remember it is better to pluck too few than too many. For best results, use after a hot shower or apply hot towel to the eyebrow area. This will help loosen the hair follicle resulting in a less painful tweeze.
How to curl eyelash?
Curling your eyelash helps define the eye even further.
Curl eyelashes will enhance the eye even without make-up.
To use: Place the eyelash curler over the clean, mascara free eyelash and gently press. Hold for 30 seconds before repeating the other eye.
Do not try to curl eyelashes that have already been covered with mascara as they tend to be sticky and cause lashes to break or pull out.
You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth. ~ Shira Tehrani.
Wherever countries we may live, whatever word we may use to call ourselves, we all shall remember and cherish our common cultural heritage made of sub-cultures and of diverse dialects and the fragments of our history that we have kept in memory. ~ Kao-Ly Yang, Hmong doctor of Anthropology.
If people are not benevolent, what merit do good manners have? ~Confucius.
Where there is suffering, there is peace and bliss, by letting go and experiencing it for numberless suffering sentient beings. Always think of how others are kind and precious. Treat them as you would like to be treated. With this practice, the beautiful lotus heart blossoms and the happiness sun-shines delightfully in life. ~ Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
Develop the quiet, even state of mind, When praised by some,condemned by others, Free the mind from hate and pride And gently go way in peace. ~ The Buddha.
Mind is the forerunner of all actions. All deeds are led by mind, created by mind. If one speaks or acts with a pure mind, Happiness follows, as surely as one's shadow. ~ Ven. Sangye Khadro
Malaysian Prince Naquiyuddin on left and Alan Brandt, EntoGenex's research head
No more fear of mosquito bites and need not go in search of mosquito bite repellents. Hats off to all the efforts by EntoGenex - a biotech company which has put a dot to the harmful threats due to mosquito bites and thereby an end to the dreadful disease - dengue.
A former diplomat and son of Malaysia's past king, Naquiyuddin, 65, he has been involved in a wide range of philanthropic and charitable pursuits is now promoting a novel weapon against the worsening scourge of dengue fever: a protein "pill" that starves mosquito larvae and could revolutionize the global dengue fight.
Among Naquiyuddin's diverse business activities is the biotech company he founded in 2007, EntoGenex, which has taken a pre-existing protein called the Trypsin Modulating Oostatic Factor, or TMOF, and developed it into what he calls a fatal "diet pill" for mosquitoes.TMOF is mixed into yeast cells which are then inserted in rice husks, allowing them to float on water where they will be eaten by mosquito larvae, said Alan Brandt, EntoGenex's research head. "Larvae love yeast," he added.
Once consumed, it shuts down the mosquito larvae's digestive systems, starving them to death before they can grow and spread dengue, Naquiyuddin said as he showed slides and photographs of dead mosquitos at the firm's high-tech research facility in downtown Kuala Lumpur.
"The 'pill' has a 100 percent success rate against all larvae species within 24 hours, and there is no way for resistance to build as it is not a toxic chemical but a protein which only affects mosquitos," Naquiyuddin said.
The protein stops production of trypsin, a critical enzyme without which digestion cannot occur.
Millions of people worldwide consume fish oil supplements in relieving rheumatoid arthritis, depression, psoriasis and inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis and crohn's disease. As a result the consumers have obtained measurable, laboratory verified results that changed their health for better.
How much fish oil should you take to achieve its beneficial effect?
The American Heart Association(AHA) recommends that people who have high triglycerides take a fish oil supplement with 2000 to 4000mg of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids.
For people who have coronary heart disease, AHA recommends 1000mg of EPA and DHA daily.
For healthy adults with no history of coronary heart disease, AHA recommends eating fish atleast twice a week which is equivalent to approximately 500mg of EPA and DHA daily.
Stress is the event that affects our health. It is the way that our body responds to the events that are happening around us which are not likely.
What causes Stress?
A stress happens when the environment is not suiting us. It happens when we are not comfortable with what is happening around us. It also happens if we are not able to yield ourselves for our commitments.
Consequences of Stress
Breathing rate increases
Blood flow to skeletal muscle increases
Heart rate increase
Blood pressure in arteries increases
Levels of blood sugar increases
There is a lot you can do to reduce your stress levels without resorting to prescription drugs . Take up as many of the suggestions as you can from the following list:
TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF - Make sure you get plenty of sleep , eat a healthy diet , stop smoking and don't drink too much .
TALK ABOUT IT - Share your feelings on a regular basis with friends or family members . And then listen to their problems .
TAKE AEROBIC EXERCISE REGULARLY - It is easiest to do if you find an exercise you thoroughly enjoy . Gentle exercise , such as yoga or Pilates, has been demonstrated to reduce stress .
TRY TO ENJOY YOUR WORK - If you wake up dreading it, seriously consider searching for an alternative source of income .
KNOW WHEN TO SAY 'NO' - Living entirely for others is a major cause of chronic stress .
CULTIVATE OPTIMISM - See the best in others and expect good things to happen .
SET LIMITS - Find a way to prevent other people's hurtful behavior from upsetting your peace of mind.
ORGANISE YOUR LIFE - Getting rid of clutter will leave you with more energy and contentment .
"HAVE 'ME-TIME' " We all need to be able to stare out of the window , read a book or enjoy a lazy , luxurious bath sometimes .
FOCUS ON DEEP BREATHING - It is a simple but highly successful stress-buster . You can teach yourself or learn how to do this from a yoga teacher or in a special relaxation or meditation class .
Hailed as a pioneer in male-dominated India, Tessy Thomas,the 49-year-old scientist at the Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) juggles domestic rules with her day job - as the country's top ballistic missile expert.
Being the associate project director of the 3,000 km range Agni-III missile project, she continued as the project director for mission Agni IV which was successfully tested in 2011. Based on her sincere career, Tessy was appointed as the Project Director for 5,000 km range Agni-V in 2009 and based at the Advanced Systems Laboratory in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Tessy Thomas, being the project director for the long-range nuclear capable missile, played a key role in making India's most potent prestigious inter-continental ballistic missile AGNI V. The missile was successfully tested on 19 April 2012. Celebrated as "Missile Women" and "Agniputri" in the local media, she has lent a new and unusual face to the secretive world of India's DRDO.
She was born in Alappuzha, Kerala to a small-businessman father and a homemaker mother and did her engineeringgraduation fromGovernment Engineering College, Thrissur. She grew up near a rocket launching station and says her fascination with rockets and missiles began then. She also has an M.Tech in Guided Missile from the Institute of Armament Technology, Pune (now known as the Defence Institute of Advanced Technology).She says another woman - her mother - is an inspiration for her, but she also misses her father.
Tessy Thomas - Homemaker
While her siblings became engineers, managers and bank officers, Tessy rose to dizzy heights as a defence scientist.
The "Missilemaker" is a great "Homemaker" also. She is a mother of a son and wife of a naval officer. She insists there is no gender discrimination in predominantly male DRDO, where about 200 female colleagues work in its dozens of ordnance factories and research facilities.
'From my school days I wanted to do engineering for reasons I don't know. I completed my engineering and took up M Tech in guided missile,' said Tessy who joined the DRDO in 1988.
Among scientists, father of India's missile program A.P.J. Abdul Kalam is her inspiration. 'When I joined in 1988, Dr Abdul Kalam was a director of DRDL (Defence Research and Development Laboratory) and was the one who directed me to join inertial navigation group.'
Thomas says she decided to go into missiles- which she regards as instruments of peace because of their deterrence value - after watching rocket tests from a launch center near her home. She feels balancing the jobs of a homemaker and a scientist is challenging. 'It was tough when my son was in school.,' she conceded. Her son 'Tejas', named after India's indigenously developed light combat aircraft, is now doing his final year engineering in Vellore.
Momstimes, takes this prospect to salute Madam Tessy Thomas for her courageous deeds and stands inspiring as a role model for every women to do their best in home and office and also wishes a great success for her next challenge of working on mission and guidance of the multiple independent re-entry vehicle with proposed new technology to deliver multiple warheads with a single missile.