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Category Archive: Pursuits and Interests

Academic Excellence or All-Round Development?

Indian parents have traditionally focused on academics, sometimes to the exclusion of all otheractivities such as sports, music, dance, art and drama (except for certain pockets in the country where...

Children and Cooking

No matter where children disappear to, they can be found peeping into the kitchen close to dinnertime, or any other time they smell something cooking. Watching their parents as they waltz around the...

Children and the Outdoors

We Indians, who did not seem to have ‘outdoors-y’ genes, have recently taken to trekking, camping, climbing and cycling with a vengeance. An increased awareness of the importance of physical...

Children and Gardening

A child as young as three or four years of age can be taught to develop an interest in gardening, and can continue this hobby throughout her life. All she needs is a little help. You may not have a...

Children and Art

Art. Perhaps the most fluid, adaptable, subjective medium for self expression. It is for this very reason that most children take to it so naturally; every child is an artist in some way. From cave...

Children and the Environment

Severn Cullis-Suzuki was only nine years old when she founded the Environmental Children’s Organisation (ECO) in 1988; ECO comprised a group of children who studied environmental issues and taught...

Children & Dance

In India, dance is everywhere – from Bollywood movies to wedding ‘baraat’ processions, and poses immortalised in sculptures in the Sun Temple at Konark to MF Hussain’s paintings in art...

Children and Music

Confucius, the renowned Chinese philosopher believed that, “music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without,” and truly, it is impossible to imagine a world without music....

Children and Theatre

India has a rich theatrical tradition. Sanskrit dramas such as Abhignanasakuntala by Kalidasa share the limelight with theatre forms such as Koodiyattam from Kerala and Yakshagana from Karnataka, not...