Category Archives: children

The Science of Curiosity

When I was a small kid, I had hun­dreds of ques­tions about every­thing. What they taught us in school was com­plete­ly dis­tanced from my curios­i­ty in observ­ing the world around me. Why are these peo­ple defe­cat­ing in the bush­es? Nobody … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Imaginative Parenting with Fictional Characters

Kids are the fastest evolv­ing species on this plan­et. Par­ent­ing tech­niques become out­dat­ed faster and faster. How­ev­er, I think many under­ly­ing prin­ci­ples remain the same. I think good par­ent­ing is not an acquired skill – because it needs con­stant acquir­ing. … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Mentally Challenged, Raped, Pregnant. Abort?

While Barack Oba­ma pro­claims White House sup­port to the UN Con­ven­tion on the Rights of Peo­ple with Dis­abil­i­ties to which India is a sig­na­to­ry, the Indi­an Supreme Court has deliv­ered a land­mark judg­ment in a unique case of young woman … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Encouraging Superstition on TV

A few days back, I was watch­ing a children’s real­i­ty show on TV, Zee Saregama­pa Lit­tle Champs. Young chil­dren sing and com­pete in this show, and there are two judges, one of whom is Ms. Alka Yag­nik. After one of … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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The Power Of One

A con­ver­sa­tion between a small girl (Scout) and her father (Atti­cus) from To Kill A Mock­ing­bird: “Do you defend nig­gers, Atti­cus?” I asked him that evening. “Of course I do. Don’t say nig­ger, Scout. That’s com­mon.” “ ‘s what every­body … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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A to Z of Films Meme (J)

Back to this meme after an invig­o­rat­ing week­end! J The Jun­gle Book Walt Dis­ney died dur­ing the pro­duc­tion of The Jun­gle Book. If this movie had not done well at the box office, the Dis­ney ani­ma­tion stu­dio would like­ly have … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Religion vs. Atheism in Parenting

A few weeks back, I read Richard Dawkins in The God Delu­sion say: I want us to flinch when we hear of a ‘Chris­t­ian child’ or a ‘Mus­lim child’. Small chil­dren are too young to know their views on life, … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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