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Category Archive: Blog, Growing up in India, Theories and Philosophy

Go Grab it While You Can

This blog post has been contributed by Tina George. I recently returned from a two month vacation in Kerala, India, with my retired parents. My daughter Myrah was three months when we reached and in...

Does the city matter?

This blog post has been contributed by Sukanya Badri. When we talk about opportunities that exist for children today, how many of us actually realise that the quality of such choices is also very...

Golden holidays in the sun

Vacation time is always one of great stress – where do we go for a good holiday? How do we get there – what about acco, food, etc? Bunge a hyperactive three and a half year old into this...

The Gen Y Parents

We have often heard about kids of this generation being extra smart, gadget friendly, pampered, et al – in short, not the way we grew up. I have often, criticised them myself for watching too...

I Love You, Rasna!

Most parents of this generation would have grown up longing for Rasna, especially in the summer holidays. I clearly remember the hot summer days in my Mumbai house, where amma would buy a new packet...

Are we throwing the baby out with the bathwater?

I have always kept my eyes and ears open for interesting articles on how children learn as a mother of two school going kids,  and how different systems across the world impart learning to children....

My son…my teacher

This post has been contributed by Venkatesh Mahadevan. My son Ankush, “cooldude” as he likes to be called, just appeared for his Board Exams and got his results. India has several seasons, the...

The Desi Scene – Gen Y Kids

This blog post has been contributed by Sukanya Badri.  Growing up in India has become that much more exciting these days – lucky the present genY! The signs of change are all around you – right...

Learning to Think out of the Box from your Kids

                  The other day, my 14 year old nephew called me to ask if my daughter (a year older than him) could stop by his place for a brief bit on her way back from school. I...

Cricket – An Integral Part of an Indian Kid’s Education

This blog post was contributed by Jayanthi Badrinath. My 9 year old son is passionate about (what else) cricket and is part of a cricket coaching academy. He was part of an under -11 team that played...