Dear Mrs.Naidu by Mathangi Subramaniam: How writing letters to a dead person can make you come alive!

“I’m sorry if that was rude, but I haven’t written to a dead deceased passed on historical person before, so I don’t really know the polite way to say that you are dead it.” When twelve-year-old Sarojini is asked by her teacher in Ambedkar School(a Government school in Chennai) to write a letter to someone … More Dear Mrs.Naidu by Mathangi Subramaniam: How writing letters to a dead person can make you come alive!

When Your Teen Pushes You Away, Here’s Why You Still Need To Say, I Love You

Oh dear! I know what you are feeling. Trust me, I know. Many of my friends have experienced this, including me. You think you are the only one who feels no one loves you? Like nobody cares about you and what you are going through? That’s the feeling most of us are going through. You … More When Your Teen Pushes You Away, Here’s Why You Still Need To Say, I Love You

If your child is not reading these books, you read!

To be educated about life means to understand self, relationships and their co-relationship in the community. Schools sadly are only providing intellectual growth, which also is being imparted selectively and ineffectively. For social and emotional growth of children, we have to rely on reading and writing. Introducing and making see children the beauty of human … More If your child is not reading these books, you read!

A Salman Khan amongst thousands of Invisible People

Salman Khan is practically nonexistent for me. But the constant focus on his getting convicted and then granting of bail reminds me of those nonexistent people languishing in Indian prisons. Some of them Harsh Mander brought into my existence through his book ‘Invisible People’.   Like Bibi Khatoon. Whose three sons were picked up randomly … More A Salman Khan amongst thousands of Invisible People

Why we must show our kids Udta Punjab and tell them this is not the Truth!

I remember the directors of the movie Udta Punjab in an interview confess how they had to tone down Udta Punjab to make it digestible for the audience. They very openly shared that the reality is way harsher but it would have been tough to market such a dark movie. The problem is not they … More Why we must show our kids Udta Punjab and tell them this is not the Truth!