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Author Archive: Divya Purandar

Book Review – ‘Ranji’s wonderful bat and other stories’ by Ruskin Bond

Come summer, here come summer vacations and come summer vacations and it is summer camp frenzy time. Yes, given the ever busy work schedules of parents, ever diminishing safe, open spaces for...

Women’s Day Special – Book Review – “Big Hero size zero”

Every year around this time, we find numerous write-ups and discussions in the media, symposiums and talks in educational institutions, and musical/cultural events revolving around what has now...

Differently abled not disabled – Two books for children on this theme

  Ira Singhal, a differently-abled woman topped last year’s IAS exams and has become a youth icon for everyone, including people with disabilities. On the other hand, a differently-abled...

Book Review – Amar Chitra Katha series “Param Vir Chakra – The Ultimate Honour”.

We step into the New Year with a mixed note of hope and horror, given the recent terrorist attacks at the Pathankot Airforce station that shocked the nation. In the combing operations that followed,...

Book Review – “Reignite Scientific Pathways to a Brighter Future” by Dr.A.P.J Abdul Kalam

Today’s kids are sure of what they want and what they don’t…don’t they? The current generation of kids seems to be a lot more uninhibited and daring than we were…and why shouldn’t they...

Book review: ‘Amma, Tell Me’ series, age group: 3-9 years

No matter which part of India you are in, it’s hard to ignore the festive spirit this season brings in! With numerous mini-festivals and  religious events lined up during the period between...

Book Review: The History Mystery Series by Natasha Sharma, for tweens

For today’s kids, it’s all about packaging!  Be it food, school, homework or daily routine activities…….they have to be jazzed up and made fun for them to want to do them! Well…we parents...

Book Reviews: Great non-fictional works for children aged 10+

Children are constantly hungry for information and look to us parents for answers on science, history, religion and the workings of the world around us. During those relentless Q and A sessions,...

Book Reviews: Monsoon Magic, for different age groups

Whichever part of India you reside in, chances are that’s it’s either raining or going to rain or just about stopped raining! Though this year’s monsoon’s has been erratic with either too...

Book Review: Girls to the Rescue, for age 10+: A Must-Read for Girl Empowerment!

We have discussed what “Being boys” mean in today’s world….we can’t leave our girls behind…..can we? If there’s anything that has gone through a metamorphosis of role and status….it...