Children

  • Laying the Foundation Right

    Children Are Watching Us |  Valay Singhrai
    Early childhood(0-6years). is the most important time for a child. The brain develops at a very fast rate and the experiences of a child during...

  • Builders want you to have babies

    Mamma Mania |  Shabia Ravi Walia
    In 2006, after having invested all our life's savings and taking a huge home loan, we finally had a beautiful house in Mumbai. Our parents...

  • Childhood is not a destination, it's a sojourn

    Delhi Musings |  Shormishtha Panja
    I noticed that in my last blog (the kind comments on which are greatly appreciated) on the summers of my childhood spent immersed in books...

  • Of Satyamev Jayate and why we fail to address social issues

    Youth ki awaaz |  Anshul Tewari
    Last Sunday started in a rather unusual way. Aamir Khan, in his show Satyamev Jayate, exposed a grim reality of the world's largest democracy. His...

  • Finding her own limelight

    Mamma Mania |  Shabia Ravi Walia
    Two days back my little star went on stage for the first time. She was completely unaware of what lay in store or the excitement...

  • A mother reflects

    Mamma Mania |  Shabia Ravi Walia
    It's that time of the year again when you sit by yourself and take stock of the 365 days gone by. Another year of your...

  • Finding a mentor at 37

    Mamma Mania |  Shabia Ravi Walia
    Motherhood certainly stirs and awakens things in you which you didn't know about earlier. Besides the usual love for your child, sacrifice, patience and other...

  • Loss of a life

    Mamma Mania |  Shabia Ravi Walia
    I debated and debated whether I should write about this. This topic which often is considered so personal that people advise you against even mentioning...

  • No escaping SRK

    Mamma Mania |  Shabia Ravi Walia
    I admit I give up! I cannot compete with Shah Rukh Khan for my baby's attention. She is barely two-and-a-half years old but his biggest...

  • Realisations on a picnic trail

    Mamma Mania |  Shabia Ravi Walia
    Last week, the school announced that they would be taking the little toddlers for a picnic to Joggers Park in Bandra. This one announcement evoked...

  • 5 Essential things your mom never told you

    The Chastity Belt |  Madhuri Banerjee
    Times have changed. It is no longer a world where the husband works and the wife looks after a house. Definitions have changed. The divorce...

  • Failing our children: India's capital shame

    Borgub's Lair |  Amrita Tripathi
    Delhi's not supposed to be on this list - not on a list of shame, for heaven's sake, when it comes to child mortality and...

  • Education, a huge casualty in Naxal conflict

    Putting Children First |  Ananthapriya Subramanian
    "We want a school. Our children just sit around all day with nothing to do." Adamai implored the small group of visitors to the small...

  • Small town, big gains

    Mamma Mania |  Shabia Ravi Walia
    So, we are back from Udaipur, the city of lakes. We were there for Diwali at my in laws' place and the trip was like...

  • Generation Z: Smarter but more materialistic?

    Straight Talk |  Tanuj Khosla
    My trips to India over the last few years since I shifted to Singapore have been few and far in between. However, every time I...

  • Living in a child's shadow

    Mamma Mania |  Shabia Ravi Walia
    My daughter got her first report card last week. And I was stunned. Not because she didn't fare well nor was I too bothered about...

  • India's malnutrition crisis

    Putting Children First |  Ananthapriya Subramanian
    One scene never changes in Rafi Nagar, a sprawling slum settlement situated in Govandi, in the north-eastern area of Mumbai. Monsoon or summer the plastic...

  • So, who decides how many children you should have?

    Southsayer |  Dakshina Muraleedharan
    Well, Kerala had a share of this debate recently when a newly formulated Women's Code Bill was submitted to the state government. The Commission on...

  • Bonded for life and for the better

    Mamma Mania |  Shabia Ravi Walia
    Recently, I was reading 10 important statements of wisdom from a well known ex-cop. And one of the pearls of wisdom was: "Do not have...

  • Weaving a tale

    Mamma Mania |  Shabia Ravi Walia
    Beauty lies in the smallest of things. As seen through my daughter's eyes. Whenever we pass by a busy road, she manages to see something...