Archive for the ‘INTERVIEWS’

  • Chatting to Nicole Kidman about the movie Paddington! #paddingtonmovie
    ShareI was fortunate enough to get a chance to interview Nicole Kidman. I was even more fortunate to do it over the phone, which meant I could sit in my sweatpants and not feel so inadequate in her beautiful company. Nicole Kidman has grown on me as an actress. I think as I matured, her complex roles appealed to me further. But let’s face it that viral video with...
    by at January 30th, 2015 at 08:01 am
  • An interview with Katie Couric, Laurie David, Stephanie Soechtig, Dr. Mark Hyman #FedUpMovie
    ShareYou may have heard about the movie Fed Up, but chances are pretty good you have not. It is not a commercial movie and probably one that most of you (us) are scared to watch. It is a movie about the food industry and more specifically about food. The movie is PG rated yet I will be betting you that most parents will take their younger kid to see Captain America (rated...
    by at May 9th, 2014 at 07:05 am
  • Meeting Lily Collins, Discussing Eye-brows, Dancing And The Movie Mirror Mirror!
    ShareI will admit that I am not always in the know when it comes to actor’s names (especially newer ones) so I did not know Lily Collins, or so I thought. Upon resigning myself to just interviewing an actress from the movie Mirror Mirror, I found out that she acted in The Blind Side and then it clicked: I LOVED her role of the daughter of Sandra Bullock in the movie....
    by at March 20th, 2012 at 12:03 pm
  • Meet Buck Withrow, A Skater With Princess Wishes – Disney On Ice!
    ShareAs much as I love posting about news and events happening, especially around Boston, I realize much of my readers are not. I love to get scoops, or behind the scenes, stories for the blog. Yes, they are often more time consuming, especially interviews, but honestly they are one of my favorite things on I had a telephone interview with Buck Withrow and...
    by at December 18th, 2010 at 11:12 pm
  • Do You Skype? Learn More With Brianna Reynaud!
    ShareSkype, most of us know about it and or use it. In fact Skype is a very special place in my heart because my sisters first saw my girls through Skype and it was indeed a teary moment. Now I use Skype to keep up with family, friends and fellow bloggers too. I managed to get to chat to  Brianna Reynaud, the Senior PR Manager at Skype, and asked her a few burning questions. ...
    by at December 9th, 2010 at 09:12 pm
  • Meet Karen Walrond, On A Quest To Discover The Beauty Of Different!
    ShareI have been in awe of Karen (also known as Chookooloonks) for a long time. I finally managed to get up close and chat to her while at Evo Conference. Somebody was whispering that Karen is the one person to take your picture as she captures the essence perfectly.  I spied her taking someone’s pictures and I tried to take her picture and the next thing I knew...
    by at November 20th, 2010 at 09:11 pm
  • The Talk Hosts Answer Mommy Niri’s Question On Balance In The Home!
    ShareSome time earlier we got to interview Holly R. Peete for the launch of her book My Brother Charlie. That book and her interview had subsequently led me to start a few projects that I am proud of and are close to my heart. I was invited to a round table discussion with her and the other hosts of the talk show The Talk but sadly decided against as I had been traveling...
    by at October 28th, 2010 at 08:10 pm
  • Meet Lynn Maslen, Author And Managing Partner At Bob Books Publications!
    ShareI love educational books. I do. It must be the geek in me. Needless to say the fact that my daughters are early readers and love books too thrills me to bits. We use early reading material in my home – but as fun. I don’t believe you can, or should, force a child to learn. Children learn at their own pace and I think making them not hate learning is very...
    by at October 20th, 2010 at 05:10 pm
  • Meet Jessica, Blogger And Ebay Extraordinaire!
    ShareJessica, who blogs at The Unemployed Mom, holds a very dear place in my heart. When I decided to move my blog to its own domain and also into a commercial arena I barely knew anyone. I was nominated for a Nickelodeon Parent’s Pick Award and even though I had no illusions of winning, I was shocked by the support I received. It was during that time I got to learn...
    by at October 8th, 2010 at 09:10 pm
  • Meet The Irresistible Liz Strauss!
    ShareI met Liz Strauss a year ago a few nights before the actual BlogHer conference in 2009 in Chicago. I have no idea how it happened but I was seated at a table with the likes of Liz, and the guys behind Blog Talk Radio, Whrrl and more amazing companies. Needless to say I was intimidated. I was in awe of the conversation and barely spoke to her. Liz is amazing and very...
    by at July 26th, 2010 at 06:07 am
  • Meet Kamran Siddiqi, The 18 Year Old Food Blogger!
    ShareWhile I was attending The Martha Stewart Show I met Kamran Siddiqi, a very young food blogger who writes at  The Sophisticated Gourmet.  Normally surrounded by conversation revolving around diapers and school it was refreshing to see Kamran. For someone so young I am continuously impressed by the quality of his blog and the professionalism of his demeanor. When...
    by at June 30th, 2010 at 09:06 pm
  • Camping Newbie Questions Answered By Kit Deslauriers, (The North Face Skier/ Ski Mountaineer)
    ShareWhen I was approached by the kind folks at The North Face to talk about June being camping month and host a giveaway as well. I felt I needed more. Truth is I have never camped. Ok, when you pick up jaw off the floor, I want to admit I don’t know why either. I felt weird writing about camping, well, when I have never been. I then realized I can’t be the...
    by at June 29th, 2010 at 11:06 am
  • Choosing A Playset? We Asked The Experts!
    ShareMy family has been back and forth about buying a playset and though we feel strongly that my kiddo would benefit from the physical exercise to help her work on her balance we have been weighing options. Eventually we decided to hold off on buying one as the financial commitment, though a valid investment, is still a huge one. For now I will be hopping over to use...
    by at June 16th, 2010 at 07:06 pm
  • Chat With Holly Robinson Peete About Her Book “My Brother Charlie”
    ShareI was fortunate to speak with Holly Robinson Peete (@hollyrpeete) about her book “My Brother Charlie” (co-authored with her daughter Ryan Elizabeth Peete) along with several top bloggers Jennifer (5MinutesForMom), Fred (MochaDad), Melanie (SavvyAuntie), Abigail (BlackCelebKids), Shannon (Squidalicious) and of course me (Ramesh @ The Papa Post on MommyNiri)....
    by at April 10th, 2010 at 06:04 pm
  • The Man Behind SEOmoz, Rand Fishkin
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    by at March 16th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • Meet The Team Behind Bloganthropy !
    ShareWhat is Bloganthropy? Debbie: Bloganthropy is designed to explore the intersection between social media, corporate giving campaigns, volunteerism, and non-profit charitable causes. Do we need another charity started up? Candace: More than another charity, Bloganthropy fulfills a niche in organizing and promoting blogger charitable campaigns. We hope to support and...
    by at March 4th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • Chat With Kimberly Williams-Paisley As She Joins Peter Pan Peanut Butter To Fight Child Hunger!
    ShareMommy Niri chats with Kimberly Williams-Paisley on her project with Peter Pan in their fight against child hunger. MommyNiri: Peter Pan Peanut Butter with Kimberly Williams-Paisley from Ramesh Kumar on Vimeo. Disclosure: Received a few bottles of peanut butter after the event Share
    by at March 1st, 2010 at 09:03 pm
  • Meet John Kim, Meet Whrrl!
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    by at February 18th, 2010 at 09:02 pm
  • Keeping It Slow This Holiday With Christine Hohlbaum!
    Share It would be difficult to have images of the holidays without them including a crazed frenzy. Stress seems synonymous with the season so I thought I would ask Christine Hohlbaum, the author of the Power Of Slow for some ideas to help us through. I know Christine from way back when I reviewed one of my favorite books “SAHM: I am” and I knew she would be...
    by at December 9th, 2009 at 08:12 pm
  • Meet Dr. Rooney, A Dentist Exploring The Use Of Natural Oral Care Products!
    Share A few months ago I had reviewed The Natural Dentist products of Oral Care. When I heard of them again regarding a local dentist who also has been using the products of The Natural Dentist I jumped at the opportunity. Look, it is one thing to hear a product is all natural but the questions of effectiveness needs to be addressed and who better than a dentist. I was...
    by at September 6th, 2009 at 03:09 am
  • Meet Angela Santomero, Creator Of Super Why!
    Share You know how some people die to see their favorite singer or band? Well, when I heard that I may get the opportunity to meet the creator of the PBS children’s show Super Why, Angelo Santomero,  I was super excited. Trust me, no exaggeration here. I am pretty involved in my children’s education, especially in a house of early readers, you would need to...
    by at August 5th, 2009 at 06:08 am
  • You Saw Mommy Niri Where?
    Share This is the type of post I love doing, I mean I love all my posts (or else they won’t be appearing on but once in a while it is nice to get noticed. Since my blogging is unpaid and done in the pumpkin hours any mention of Mommy Niri makes me giddy with delight. I worked as a software engineer in a prior life and while the money was great the...
    by at July 16th, 2009 at 10:07 pm
  • Meet Margaret Johnson, CEO Of SABI Games!
    Share Margaret Johnson‘s passion is about providing kids with a fresh approach to learning. She is the CEO and Co-founder of  Sabi – a startup game company. Their mission is to take children’s computer gaming to a higher level. They are the creator of ItzaBitza the game that has wowed educators and entertainers alike. Mommy Niri has the utmost admiration...
    by at July 13th, 2009 at 08:07 pm
  • Mommy Niri Speaks To Mayim Bialik!
    Share Even Mommy Niri, who does not keep up with the plethora of television shows, knows who Mayim Bialik is.  I grew up on Blossom so when the guys over at TNT offered me an opportunity to chat with Mayim Bialik, I jumped at the chance. Mayim Bialik, who will be starring in next week’s (July 14th) episode of Saving Grace, will be returning to work after a hiatus. Mommy...
    by at July 12th, 2009 at 12:07 am
  • Meet Brian, The Dad Who Brings Kids Closer To Books!
    Share I cam across Brian during the focus with Hooked On Phonics. Being the only guy amongst the callers, he was the only one who did not need to introduce himself each time he spoke. I have always been intrigued when guys take strong parenting roles (as you would have read in my post, Meet Paul, A Stay At Home Dad and Children’s Museum Easton Celebrating Father’s...
    by at June 29th, 2009 at 09:06 pm
  • Raising The Bar: Are Your Kid’s Pictures Online?
    Share When asked, as part of the TNT Mommy Blogger initiative, to review an upcoming episode of Raising The Bar I was pretty curious. Firstly you may want to know what is Mommy Niri doing on TNT or Raising The Bar. Has she gone all entertainment on you? Well, not quite., for the better part of the day I am still subjected kiddie programs . The advanced episode preview...
    by at June 28th, 2009 at 10:06 pm
  • Meet Katja, Mom Blogger Extraodinaire
    Share I have known about Katja Presnal, blogger at Skimbaco Lifestyle, for a long time but when I met her at the Today’s Mom Book Event (yes the one with Sarah Ferguson as the special guest) I was ecstatic beyond words. Look in the blogging world the Katja‘s of the world are our celebrities. Here are a few questions I asked Katja to get to know her better. How...
    by at June 3rd, 2009 at 07:06 pm
  • Meet Charlene, A Single Mom
    Share Charlene is a mom to a beautiful young daughter and she is one one of the most vibrant people I know. Besides her work as a social worker and being dedicated mom, Charlene is an active participant on mommy groups too. If that was not enough to keep her plate full, she is now a  distributor of Shaklee (we will explore this part of Charlene in a separate post later...
    by at May 31st, 2009 at 08:05 pm
  • Meet A Mama To An Autistic Boy
    Share As the final piece in my celebration of April is Autism Month (make sure you read my older posts AMC And Autism, Games For Autistic Children, Autistic Society Of America), I have an interview with a mama to an Autistic boy. This is so close to my heart as this boy is my beloved nephew. I praise my sister for having the courage to nurture his needs and love him so...
    by at April 30th, 2009 at 01:04 am
  • Games For Autistic Children
    Share As part of my tribute to the April dedication to Autism, here is my 2nd article in the feature. Make sure you read the post on the AMC and Autism. Here we explore Children Succeed, an online company offering games that help strengthen social and communication skills for children on the Autism spectrum. I spoke to Joan Nash who began this company in November 2008,...
    by at April 27th, 2009 at 09:04 pm
  • The AMC And Autism
    Sharelogo courtesy of AMC Entertainment It was with much excitement that I read of the partnership between AMC theaters and the Autism society of America. What does it mean to the families dealing with Autism? A gigantic step forward! The Sensory Friendly Film program and the Autistic employment program are both stellar winners. Explain further? Well yes I will. I spoke...
    by at April 16th, 2009 at 06:04 pm
  • Meet Author, Mitali Perkins
    Share As I waited in the lobby waiting for the arrival of Mitali Perkins, I began to wonder what to expect. Here was already a successful, accomplished and award-winning writer so even if she had a chip on her shoulder I would have willfully ignored it. When I did meet her I was taken aback by her unassuming warmth. As I tried to absorb her words my mind kept flitting...
    by at March 22nd, 2009 at 08:03 pm
  • Meet Paul, A Stay At Home Dad
    Share Meet Paul, A Stay-At-Home-Dad and also a designer at Swirly Designs. When not running the company with his beautiful wife Lianne, Paul is a SAHD. We spoke to Paul to find out what is it like. What made you decide to stay at home? When we found out we were pregnant in late 2004, I was working at an ad agency part-time while also doing freelance illustration. Daycare...
    by at March 1st, 2009 at 12:03 am