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“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...

Answering a Child’s Questions on Skin Colour

“Mum, I wish to have a white skin colour.” It didn’t exactly pull the rug out from under my feet, but it definitely amused me. She is just 5! And I didn’t expect it to biff me like greased...

Have you taught your child to respect women?

This blog is an excerpt from Ramen’s parenting book,“Effective Parenting: A New Paradigm”. Leaders, politicians, feminists have been yelling from the roof tops, talking about women’s...

Should we handle our children with care?

  I was having my regular weekly chat with Mrs. K. She informed me that she had just returned from the doctor. “Doctor? Is everything ok?” Just the name of a doctor fills one with an unnamed...

Should we Bring Old Values Back into Vogue?

This blog post has been reposted, with permission, from Bril’s Blog. We all do it subconsciously, try to instil habits and values that we learnt as a child into our own children. But how many of...

Worrying over Worms

If you have a toddler who loves the outdoors like I do you’re sure to worry that your child might have worms thriving in her body. Many vague symptoms are attributed to worm infestations like...

The Goliath of Technology

This blog is an excerpt from Ramen’s parenting book,“Effective Parenting: A New Paradigm”. Today technology has swamped every aspect of our life and living. Children, in particular, are busy...

Left-handed children: making it easier for them

“Discrimination, everywhere. Based on caste, sex or religion. And now on internet service provider. It is too much.” I was chaffing over the Net Neutrality issue and how a basic freedom of the...