Parents

  • Anasuya's dream rhapsody

    Post Mortem |  Brijesh Kalappa
    It was the day of her superannuation and Anasuya was quite thrilled. Everyone at the bank spoke to her in endearing terms and asked after...

  • Walking the parenting tightrope

    Mamma Mania |  Shabia Ravi Walia
    After the various horrific incidents of girls being molested in different parts of the country, I received a forwarded message which said, "Don't curb your...

  • 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...

  • The summer (vacations) nostalgia

    Delhi Musings |  Shormishtha Panja
    Summer vacations are a very complicated time for parents nowadays. Should one send one's daughter to a Vedic Maths class? Is one's son old enough...

  • Expanding my 4 am friends list

    Mamma Mania |  Shabia Ravi Walia
    Over the past 3 years or let's say after the birth of my daughter Sia, I have made quite a set of new friends. That's...

  • Three generations and a birthday

    Mamma Mania |  Shabia Ravi Walia
    My mother celebrated her 62nd birthday last week and co-incidentally was staying at my house then. My mother, Sia, my 5 year old nephew and...

  • 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...

  • Nah Nah Nanny!

    Mamma Mania |  Shabia Ravi Walia
    So Aishwarya Rai has refused to keep a nanny for her baby! That's quite something, I must say. For when you cannot hire a nanny...

  • A mouthful of dietary woes

    Mamma Mania |  Shabia Ravi Walia
    If you are the mother of a young child, the above topic must be your favourite after baby sleep and diapers. What your baby eats...

  • Mamma 'Me' time

    Mamma Mania |  Shabia Ravi Walia
    My yoga teacher said to me the other day that mothers were weird. They don't like their kids' school vacations and can't wait for their...

  • 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...

  • Let it be, don't teach your children the stereotypes

    Mamma Mania |  Shabia Ravi Walia
    A friend of mine, who has a one-and-a-half-year old son, refused a gun gifted to him by someone. The reason being she did not want...

  • 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...

  • Ring in a birthday, don't count the coins

    Mamma Mania |  Shabia Ravi Walia
    Ever since my daughter turned one, she is invited to one birthday party every month. And she loves them. Why wouldn't she? Balloons, cakes, ice-cream...

  • Gender bender

    Mamma Mania |  Shabia Ravi Walia
    A few months back, my husband shocked me when he said that I should continue with my career while he would stay at home to...

  • 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...

  • Learnings of a mother

    Mamma Mania |  Shabia Ravi Walia
    There is no better schooling than going through the experiences of motherhood. Right from the time a child is born, a mother is constantly learning....

  • Life in a metro

    Mamma Mania |  Shabia Ravi Walia
    Everyone who thinks a metro life has several disadvantages can add one more to the list. Parenting in today's times is a tough call, in...

  • Mother of all beginnings

    Mamma Mania |  Shabia Ravi Walia
    Beginnings! At a time when the entire country is captured in the throes of 'Anna fever', me wanting to write a blog on motherhood ...