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  • India’s most comprehensive parenting portal, with excerpts from ParentEdge – India’s leading parenting magazine

Meet the ParentEdge Bloggers

Ajita Seethepalli, Gurgaon

Ajita Seethepalli is the Founder of KidsCenter.in and practices as a professional Child Sleep Consultant and Child Food Habits Consultant.

Bijal Shah, Singapore

Singapore-based Bijal Shah is the mother of a 5-year-old daughter. She is pursuing a course in Journalism from the British College. Being a SAHM, the question that she dreads the most is “What do you do?”. It’s only five years of motherhood that she realises how trivial this question is, and she has a prepared answer for it!

Bril India

The Bril India (http://brilindia.com/blog/) team writes about relevant parenting issues that need attention and action in order to ensure that parents and children live happier, more meaningful lives.

Chandni Anand

Chandni Anand is the mother of a seven-year-old boy. She is a Certified Life Coach for children and parents and conducts workshops on a range of topics including self-esteem and confidence building, body image acceptance, identifying and coping with bullying, stress management, solving family and school problems and building resilience and character in kids.

Divya Purandar, Bangalore

Divya Purandar is a practising advocate, wife to an IT professional and mom to an eight year old brat. She began blogging at http://divya-onestoryaday.blogspot.in/ while living in the US as she was fascinated by the world of children’s books. The blog gave her a platform to share her reading adventures while offering a brief review of the book in question. She has also reviewed children’s books for other parenting blogs and forums. What started out as a penning down of reading experiences with her little one has turned into a journey of self discovery and a sounding board for Divya’s parental musings.

Kalyani Shankar, Chennai

Kalyani Shankar is a mother of twins and works as a German Linguist in an MNC. Amidst the jam-packed busy life of a working mother, she looks forward to spending quality time with her kids when back home. Kalyani loves to introduce thought provoking and fun activities that would interest children. As a Balvikas spiritual educator for children, she strives to include ‘Spirituality and its Relevance’ in daily life situations and mentors parents on the same lines.

Dr. Krishna Mahathi, Chennai

Dr. Krishna Mahathi holds diplomas in Pediatrics and in the management of allergies and asthma. Years of working and interacting with children and parents have given her insight into developmental disabilities. She wishes that there was more awareness and acceptance of the issues that differently-abled children face and hopes that through this blog, she can enable these children and their families to make sensible and informed choices.

Kritika Srinivasan, Singapore

Kritika Srinivasan is an Editor at ParentEdge. She has her hands full with an active young child and her writing. She is keenly interested in ways to engage and stimulate children to keep their lively and intelligent minds busy.

Ramendra ‘Ramen’ Kumar, Rourkela

Ramen is an award-winning writer for children and young adults with 27 books to his name. He also dabbles in satire, poetry, fiction and travelogues. His writings have been translated into several Indian and foreigh languages and showcased in many text books and anthologies. Ramen is a much sought after inspirational speaker and storyteller. An engineer and an MBA, Ramen is working as Chief of Communications, Rourkela Steel Plant, Odisha. You can visit his website www.ramendra.in.

Rima Desai, USA

Rima has a Masters Degree in Psychology from Mumbai University. She wrote numerous articles for Parents, Women and creating Self-Awareness in a leading newspaper in Tanzania when she lived there. Her work includes writing for in-flight magazines and editing internationally published books. Rima is a certified Childcare Professional and Life-Coach in USA. She has extensive experience in training teachers, students and holding camps for children (3-9 years).

Shobhika Jaju, Goa

Shobhika Jaju is a NET qualified psychologist who would love to be reborn as a shrink every single time. She is the founder of Silver Linings: Guidance & Counselling Centre, in South Goa, & hence is effectively putting her love for psychotherapy & her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology to good use. Shobhika also works at Little’s School, Fatorda (Goa) & writes for several print and online media on a regular basis. She facilitates workshops on topics promoting personal enhancement & spreading mental health awareness. She is affiliated to the American Psychological Association, Bombay Psychological Association, Goa Psychological Association & the Movement for Global Mental Health. Her website can be accessed at silverliningsgoa.com.

Sia Mitra, New Delhi

Sia Mitra is a freelance writer and blogger with more than a decade of experience. She has written for most major publications like Femina, Prevention, Complete Well-being, Child, Mother & Baby, Parent & Child, Women’s Era, etc.

R. Sridhar, Mumbai

Sridhar Ramanathan is the Founder of IDEASRS, where he is also a Strategic Innovation Coach. Sridhar’s mission in life is “to help those who want to do things better and differently”. His work involves conducting creative problem solving workshops for clients, and building competencies in creativity and innovation. He also blogs at www.ideasrs.com.

Vijay Krishnamurthy, Bangalore

Vijay is the Founder and Head Coach of Groundstrokes Tennis Academy in Bangalore. He is also a Consultant with TENVIC – Anil Kumble Sports Education Private Limited. A sports enthusiast from his childhood days, Vijay has represented Bangalore University in table tennis and then went on to play in the USTA Northern California tennis league between 2000 to 2005. A USPTA Certified Tennis Coach, he has over 10 years of coaching experience, and specialises in coaching children between the ages of 6 and 16.

Vinitha Ramchandani

Vinitha Ramchandani is consulting editor with the Economic and Political Weekly. She is also an author, storyteller and imagination-builder who works with the belief that there is a universe of potential in visual storytelling. She writes a column in MidDay called ‘Mumbai For Kids With Vinitha Ramchandani’ and travels to schools all over the world to conduct storytelling and creative writing workshops for children.

Zeffirra Husein, Mumbai

Zeffirra works with a private equity firm, is married to a workaholic surgeon and is a mother to a beautiful girl. Her days are crazy, juggling between work, home, her darling daughter, family and friends. Zeffirra believes in not dwelling on the past and not worrying about the future. Instead, she focuses on the present which is truly a ‘present’ from above. Zeffirra created an email ID for her daughter on the latter’s birth, and has been writing regularly to her about their lives and about the things she wants her daughter to know about. In Zeffirra’s blogs, she shares her ‘present’ in the form of letters to her daughter. Zeffirra’s personal blog can be accessed on http://iheartmypresent.blogspot.in.