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Author Archive: Sudha Kumar

Is passion over-rated?

“Got the job, so that’s great news. I think I’m going to have to work very hard but that’s probably a good thing ” My husband and I got this short email from our 21+ year old...

Making the most of the elections

It’s election season in India. Indians are in the midst of voting representatives for the 17th Lok Sabha. The electronic media, newspapers and social media are agog with news, opinions and debates...

My experiments with millets

Much is being written about how millets have somewhere gone missing from, and why we need to reintroduce them, into our diet. In fact, ParentEdge carried a really informative article ‘Discover the...

On the Revolutionary Impact of the Internet on Education

That technology and the internet in particular have redefined what is possible in all fields of life is known. Today I will talk about my personal experience with two internet based solutions that I...

Life lessons from a Nobel Laureate

My daughter, in Grade 12, is planning to study abroad and is busy completing her applications, due sometime end December. Many of her classmates however have chosen to apply early to a college of...

On using Dhoni to make your child drink milk

Now that you have been sufficiently intrigued by the title, here is the context- Dhoni is the current brand ambassador for Boost (the chocolate malt drink) along with Virat Kohli. Cricket fans and...

Effective parenting is teaching by example

Last Monday, we celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi and we had a community Pooja and associated events in our apartment building. We had a beautifully decorated Ganesha idol and a puja accompanied by live...

Parenting lessons from the cricket field

I have been a fan of cricket for as long as I remember. Though I don’t have the time or the inclination to watch every match that is aired on TV anymore, I do follow the progress of the Indian team...

Lessons in tough parenting from Rafael Nadal

A few days back, Rafael Nadal won the French Opens for a record eighth time. An incredible achievement for a young man who has been so injury proned! His latest feat made me recall an excerpt of his...

The secret to raising smart kids- don’t tell them they are!

The world overvalues smartness and undervalues hard work and effort. So, you would be surprised to know that research done at Stanford University by Carol Dweck, one of the world’s leading...