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Author Archive: Renuka Vaidyanathan

Violence against women- how men can be change makers

I am going to write about something I am not very comfortable with- violence against women and how we deal with it as a society. I grew up in India where I was constantly told to protect myself...

Reading maketh a full (wo)man

“Reading maketh a full man” “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” “I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the...

Celebrities have to be positive role models for children

I woke up this morning to news of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death due to an apparent drug overdose. I was sad and upset- unreasonably so as I did not know him at all, except for his acting. What an...

Lessons that Travelling Teaches you

In the first 25 years of my life, I barely travelled- I lived a content life in India spending most of my time between Chennai and Bangalore, travelling to a few nearby places. I started travelling...

Study abroad

When my daughter Akshita told me she would like to ‘study abroad’, I was really perplexed. Isn’t the act of pursuing one’s education in a country other than one’s own studying abroad? I...

Happiness- that very elusive emotion

I recently read a news item on the World happiness report, which ranks countries based on their happiness index. Denmark and other Scandinavian countries rank right on top while Singapore is at a...

Life lessons from a corporate career (or lack of it)

Last weekend, I was part of a panel that was supposed to interact with students of the EPGP program of IIM Bangalore- they were visiting Singapore as part of their ‘international immersion’-...

Teaching children fiscal prudence

Does money matter? Yes, it does- it may not be an end in itself, but is a means to an end; it is a mere tool to some, but a resource to others. How we deal with the money given to us (and made by us)...

Wellness as a way of life

We are all fond of New Year’s resolutions- we make them; we break them; resolutely, year after year. As we get older, our resolutions centre around health and well being; we resolve to start eating...

Parenting styles

I read Amy Chua’s ‘Battle Hymn of a Tiger mother’ some time ago – it was a very well written book, though the content would be considered highly controversial, for this day and age.  The...