Most of us spent our childhood in hundred acre wood with Winnie the Pooh and even now in my mid-life I am enjoying this cuddly bear’s wisdom. Whatever is the stage of life, the stories of Pooh and his gang of friends ignite warmth, an innocence, and enlightenment wrapped in simple words. Little did I … More Behind the happiest book, were an unhappy father and his son
I saw the movie ‘Wonder’ last week and it hasn’t left me since then. I like it like that. I want to remember every scene, every dialogue. I want those eyes-that of the Mom, the Dad, the friend, the bully, the sister, the sister’s friend, the teacher- to follow me everywhere I go. I want Auggie … More We all are Auggies, we all are Wonders
Out of curiosity, I started reading an article by my 14-year-old daughter. The article was written as part of her school project on how a country’s economic growth can rise exponentially if women are employed. An excerpt from the article- According to the website of the Swedish government, “The national GDP in the United States … More Miss World’s comment is the biggest truth and the biggest lie!
The boy who slit Pradyuman’s throat also died that day, officially and finally. An ‘autopsy’ of the 16-year-old is underway and the report is slowly being released by the media. So far they have found traces of porn in his nerves, colors of violence in his blood, blockage of wealth in his throat, his appendicitis … More Along with Pradyamun, another child was killed!
Once upon a time, there was a father of a teenager daughter. He missed the times when his daughter would playfully perch on the couch and hang her legs around him. Every topic he broached- may it be her uptight teachers, her weird friends, Taylor Swift’s makeover- it seemed to evoke nothing but irritation in … More Children do come with manuals, try reading!
Obeying elders is a value I had been taught as a child. I followed it for good twelve years till I began to find it illogical. Most of the ideologies my elders believed made no sense to me. Their behavior in many ways I disliked (even abhorred at times). Most of all I didn’t see … More Why I can’t teach my kids to obey elders
It’s ok. It will be alright’ I said holding my son’s tear stricken face tightly to my bosom. I realized I was saying this more to myself than him. In saying so to him, I was reminding myself that things do fall in place. At times, I would just finish giving the lecture on being courageous … More Raising children is an opportunity to rise in life!
The workshop was an experience in itself.Out of all that I have learnt the thing that will stay with me is that it is possible to say a lot in few words. Mansi, class VIIIth, Heritage School Instead of describing something, make a picture with your words.Images stay forever with a reader! Dhruv, class VIIIth,Shikshantar … More
…there are cream cookies in the cabinet. There are murmurs about the next move, they hear me switch off the lights, I hear them tip toe to the kitchen, I smile as I drift into deep sleep. Ah the pleasure of stealing behind a mother’s back! …in the other room they prepare short ‘skits’! … More They Don’t Know That I Know…
For the longest time I have considered myself unprivileged in terms of education I received. Both my parents barely passed school, college was just a dream they refuse to talk about either out of shame or due to fading memory. Even though they had left no stone unturned to admit me in the best school … More Why it was good to be raised by a pair of ‘uneducated’ parents