Category Archives: parenting

Impotent Initiative to Fight Feticide

This is to be read to be believed. The Indi­an Government’s Women and Child Devel­op­ment Min­is­ter Renu­ka Chowd­hury has pro­posed that all preg­nant women (and girls) in India, reg­is­ter their preg­nan­cies with the Gov­ern­ment. What is this sup­posed to achieve? … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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India’s Ingenuous Condom Usage

While India plans a six-fold increase in spend­ing to tack­le AIDS, it is des­per­ate­ly search­ing for its own Mr. Con­dom: Mechai Vira­vaidya, a for­mer Cab­i­net min­is­ter in Thai­land, emerged as an AIDS-fight­­ing cru­sad­er in the ‘90s with an aggres­sive cam­paign … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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I’m in the queue, so I have lesser IQ?

My cousin, an eldest sib­ling, alert­ed me to this news find­ing: The eldest chil­dren in fam­i­lies tend to devel­op high­er I.Q.’s than their sib­lings, researchers are report­ing, in a large study that could set­tle more than a half-cen­­tu­ry of sci­en­tif­ic debate about the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Indian Women: Beware of Orkut

Many days ago, I had writ­ten about the preva­lent child abuse in India and how par­ents should safe­guard against it, includ­ing edu­cat­ing your chil­dren about the dan­gers of the Inter­net. On the heels of that post, comes this arti­cle in … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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