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Author Archive: Renuka Vaidyanathan

Communication – old and new – and the role that technology plays

    How communication has grown and evolved over the years! Especially communication between parents and children! When I was away in college in Suratkal, the only means of communication...

To have or not to have…a dog

Many of us have been through this quandary in our lives at one point or another- some of us have succumbed, while others have been stoic and refused to succumb. The discussion usually begins with the...

Trying to be an artist

Author Pico Iyer says, “So if you graduate from college, spend a decent couple of years seeing the other things you might be doing or not doing anything at all, just doing menial jobs while...

On being an empty nester

‘Empty-nest syndrome’ is the name given to a psychological condition that can affect parents, mostly women, around the time that their children leave home to go to college or get married....

The Value of a Liberal Arts Education

As Indian parents, we value education- especially education that is focused and leads to a goal. Most of us have gone through traditional, focused education in India right from our high school...

The Holy Grail of College Admissions – The Essay

I was reading an essay about the college essay in the Time magazine and decided to share my experience as a mother of a High school senior in the middle of her application process. When we were in...