Ready, Set, Launch...     
                             August 2009    
Namaste and Salaam!
August is a big month here at gnaana , and we hope you are as excited as we are!  After 2 years in the making, we are just about ready to launch! 
gnaana  offers a fresh new way of connecting kids with culture.  Inspired by Montessori teachings, our products are designed to help busy families incorporate elements of South Asian languages, traditions and histories into their everyday lives.  Our products are made of eco-friendly materials like wood and tin and meet international ASTM and European safety standards. 

Be sure to visit us at South Asia has never looked so kid-friendly!
 Food Flags!

A tasty piece of art to celebrate Independence Day!  We made our flags with oranges, cheese cubes, blueberries and mix of avocado and greens, but you can use whatever suits your palate.  Read more...

The City of Lahore, capital of Pakistan's Punjab province, was a very important venue in the independence movements of both India and Pakistan.  India's Declaration of Independence was passed there on December 31, 1929.  Also on this day in Lahore, India's tri-color flag was hoisted as the national flag for the first time.
Lahore was also where the Pakistan Resoultion was passed in 1940 - at which time Muhammed Ali Jinnah publicly proposed the Two Nation Theory.
Lahore is indeed a city with rich history - for Pakistanis, Hindus (legend has it that they city was founded by Lava, son of Rama), and Sikhs.  Today, it is thought of as the cultural capital of Pakistan.  Learn more about Lahore here. 
 "I" is for (Independent) India!

We came across this wonderful book by Prodeepta Das - a colorful alphabetical tour of India. "M" is for "Mehndi," "L" is for "Lassi, and "C" is for "Cinema!"  The pictures are sure to captivate children of any age.  Read more...
Stay tuned!
Items will be available for purchase soon.  In the meantime, keep up with us by reading the gnaana blog.
Time to Celebrate! 
August 5:    Raksha Bandan
August 7:    Shab-e-Barat 
August 14:  Independence
August 14:  Krishna Jayanti
August 15:  Independence
August 22:  Start of
August 23:  Ganesh
If it is man's privilege to be independent, it is equally his duty to be inter-dependent.
 -- M.K. Gandhi
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