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Being Baba: Rediscovering the joys of Ganapati festival with my one-year-old son

I enjoyed watching my son meet a lot of people and he really seemed to have a great time seeing the colourful and bright sights. We even went to one of the big 'sarvajanik' Ganeshotsavs in Mumbai. It was astounding!

Being Baba: What we can learn from the WWE as a family

The WWE works with some fantastic organisations worldwide and helps shed light on important issues like bullying in schools, breast cancer, Special Olympics and many other health and community related issues.

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Being Baba: My son turns one and I'm loving the journey

"I love how he looks when he sleeps, and I love how he bobs his head to the music we play for him. I love how he loves to read his books - no, he can't actually read but he can turn the pages and he enjoys the colourful pictures and our voices when we read to him."

Being Baba: Parenting and the Japanese art of shitsuke

The Dictionary of Folklore says shitsuke is "the putting into the body of a child the arts of living and good manners in order to create a good grown up person". It also translates to "do without being told".

Being Baba: Donating memories, giving away what my baby no longer needs

As your baby grows older the number of things they have just keeps increasing and no matter how much you're attached to the older stuff, you must make space for the new. You are then faced with the dilemma of what to do with your precious memories.

Being Baba: Notes on my first Father's Day as a parent

"My son isn't even 10 months old so obviously it isn't like he got me gifts or even said anything special to me this year but this day for me, was a day of reflection. When you have a baby, each day is quite like the next in terms of a timetable of things. Sleep, food, bath, play-time - repeat!"

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Being Baba: Give your child the gift of a hobby

"I promise you this. If you get them hooked onto something awesome when they’re kids, they will thank you for it when they grow up!"

Being Baba: When to introduce your kids to superhero comic books

Superhero comic books: The movies, TV shows and comics today are meant for adults and you have to be really careful when introducing really young children to them. However, pretty much all superhero characters have kid-friendly versions of their stories.

Being Baba: A note for Dads—step up!

Here’s what I want to say to all the good men out there. Be strong, not just for your baby but more importantly for your wife. Don’t let it bother you if she is a little angsty or irritable. It is part of the process. Accept it and be nice to her.

Being Baba: Let's make nursing in public comfortable for new mothers

Most families start going out with their baby possibly a month or two after they're born. Maybe to a family event, maybe even outstation or even something as simple as going to the mall--and when you're out most mothers are constantly worried about one thing. Will I find a safe and clean place to feed my baby?

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