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Speaking up for oneself – a skill children should learn

I have observed that most people like to take a shortcut in life. Rarely have I found find someone backing all their tasks with complete effort; mostly, an easy route that requires minimum effort is...

Women’s Day Special – Book Review – “Big Hero size zero”

Every year around this time, we find numerous write-ups and discussions in the media, symposiums and talks in educational institutions, and musical/cultural events revolving around what has now...

Dealing with Exam Anxiety

It is the exam and assessment season once again. Visit any home with a young adult and you will see that life practically comes to a halt around this time of the year for every member of the family....

Parenting during a crisis

  I was a scholarship holder studying in the best school in Andhra Pradesh – Hyderabad Public School. Until half way through class nine I maintained a record of being among the top three...

Grooming Children for Success

        Recently the academia of Delhi were all aflutter as Sunderajan Pichai, CEO, Google, was gracing the hallowed portals of Sri Ram College of Commerce. There was an...

Book Review – Amar Chitra Katha series “Param Vir Chakra – The Ultimate Honour”.

We step into the New Year with a mixed note of hope and horror, given the recent terrorist attacks at the Pathankot Airforce station that shocked the nation. In the combing operations that followed,...

Make the World Future-Ready for Our Children

A Brand New Year is here. There are resolutions galore. Is there someone trying to have a “parenting” resolution? Most probably no. When it comes to new year resolutions, perhaps parenting is a...

“Honey, Let’s shift to Japan”

The country is in a furore over what Aamir Khan’s wife, Kiran Rao said: she wants to leave the country because the atmosphere is turning unsafe for the kids. There have been pot shots galore at...

The Indian Toy Story

This article first appeared in a 2013 issue of Mother & Baby. Toys and playthings are an integral part of any child’s growing years. Both pediatricians and child psychologists agree that...

Eating Together at the Table

Envisage this scene. It is the family dining room and delightful aromas of a delicious dinner are wafting around. There is laughter, gaiety and a family looking forward towards a shared meal. Isn’t...