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Author Archive: Ramya Srinivasan

Travels of a Working Mother

I generally don’t travel much as part of my job, but recently I’ve had to don the traveller’s hat, stand in queues for visa and brave the 10 hour+ journey across the seas. For...

Why I cried today – Child Sexual Abuse

I live in Bangalore and on 17th July 2014, the newspapers, online new media and TV channels were full of a rape of a 6-year old school girl inside the premises of a school of high repute. This...

Bollywood, My Son and I

I remember growing up enjoying and laughing through movies like Golmaal, Amar Akbar Anthony and Khushboo. And, I remember my parents rationing my TV time during exams. I remember buying tapes of and...

You can’t always expect me to be good!

You can’t always expect me to be good! These are the profound words I heard from my son as he rushed out of the house for a football game (if he went late, he would have to sit out and wait for...

Stepping “OUT” of the door!

As a mother of relatively younger children (aged 9 and 5), I crave for the time they will become self-sufficient and independent. Most of my time is spent in teaching the kids in...

Happy Holi

There’s nothing more exhilirating than being surrounded by friends splashing bright colours and cool water on a sun -drenched morning! After a long hiatus of almost 20 years, I joined my kids...

My Son and I

My Son and I- Lifelong buddies?? Judge for yourselves!   “It’s study time”, I say Says he – “Time to play!”   I say, “Eat your beans,”...

My Daughter and I

  We do things together My daughter and I All of 4 and a half is she I’m on the wrong side of the 35 She’s as perky as can be I’m getting old, I sigh.   We do things together...

5 Questions Every Mother Asks!

Are all mothers more or less stereotypical when it comes to discipline and children? One day, as I found myself shouting for the thousandth time at my kids, I realized I was morphing from a loving...

The games girls play!

I remember playing “House house” and “School school” with my girl friends when I was in school. We were a trio – I used to always be an office goer, my best friend a...