Saturday, Dec 03, 2022


Bringing social justice to our schools

November 28, 2022 10:00:27 am

Without a nurturing eco-system in our schools that questions structural inequalities and recognises diversity, the foundation of our children’s lives will remain shaky

Inviting our children to be subversive against oppressive ideas

October 31, 2022 11:00:18 am

What steps are we ready to take now that will invite children to resist arid, oppressive, dominant ideas?

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Navigating our way in the age of anxiety

September 26, 2022 10:00:33 am

The art of compassionate curiosity in the face of adversity

Weathering the patriarchy storm

August 25, 2022 8:01:34 pm

Mental health struggles among women conceal issues of social injustice.

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Picture Book Beats: Try looking at things from Daft Bat’s point of view!

August 16, 2022 3:17:16 pm

It’s easy to guess how the book ends; as I said at the outset, it’s a book with a rather in-your-face messaging, and not something I take to kindly in books for children.

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Picture Book Beats: ‘Always know the way home’ and other Rules of Summer

July 5, 2022 11:30:15 am

Rules of Summer is a book for children, yes, but it’s also one that roots the adults in their past and in their now. Between ‘never wait for an apology’ and ‘always know the way home’ lies the universe that some relationships traverse with ease while in which some others falter and wither away

Childhood is not a training ground for adulthood

June 27, 2022 10:30:26 am

As the philosopher Alexander Herzen said, a child’s purpose is to be a child

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Fathers and the triple bottomline

June 20, 2022 12:14:27 pm

Today’s fathers actively seek to become a well-rounded influence in the lives of their children and are fully cognizant of their role in how their children are raised.

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Picture Book Beats: ‘Supposing’ tells us we are what we think

June 7, 2022 9:07:40 pm

What a powerful picture book to say in the simplest of ways what philosophers and spiritual gurus take pages to propound. That we have it in us to change the course of our thoughts.

Resisting riptides of victimisation

May 30, 2022 12:30:15 pm

The insidious social-media messaging is engineering a steady dose of language of misery in the garb of social justice and robbing people of a sense of agency in responding to life’s hardships

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Ovarian ageing: Why physiological age matters for women’s fertility

May 26, 2022 6:24:52 pm

Ovarian ageing is a fact, and it starts taking place very early in the life of a woman.

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Mother’s Day: ‘Don’t call us supermoms, offer a cup of coffee instead!’

May 7, 2022 10:00:36 am

So, Mother's Day or not, we want society to know that a mom doesn't need to be a high achieving superwoman to be celebrated

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Picture Book Beats: ‘When You Look Up’ is a powerful, brilliant book about discovering ourselves through and in stories

May 2, 2022 5:52:44 pm

It’s a book about being an unafraid reader. What I ‘took away’ from it would be very different from what you may see in it. Remember, it is a book without a blurb, right?

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Picture Book Beats: The Silence of the (H)Ears

April 4, 2022 8:04:36 pm

It is the marvel that picture books are, gathering the deepest life lessons within their folds in the simplest of ways. If only we care to read between the powerful lines and visuals.


Empowering the girl child: ‘Parenting requires skills and patience’

April 1, 2022 11:16:17 am

"When impressionable adolescent girls see their parents invested in their welfare and betterment, they are likely to do the same for their own daughters" said Meera Satpathy, founder of Sukarya, an NGO working to uplift and empower young women in slum communities.

Flipping the gaze back on the myth of bad behaviour

March 28, 2022 10:00:02 am

We are not just accountable for our children, we have to be accountable to them

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Women’s Day: Breaking the gender bias in a child’s early years

March 8, 2022 12:23:59 pm

"The first 2000 days of a child are very critical for overall learning and development", said Arshleen Kalra, Head of Curriculum, KLAY Preschools and Daycare.

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Picture Book Beats: Louis I, King of the Sheep is a cautionary tale about power that talks to adults too

March 1, 2022 7:50:47 pm

This picture book is an astute comment on how we adults allow our roles, power, position, titles to define who we are with those around us

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We heal in kinships, not in silos

February 28, 2022 7:08:38 pm

New-age ideas of self-love and self-acceptance ring hollow if we don’t build relationships

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Childhood cancer in India: Are preventive healthcare and genetic testing keys to rising numbers?

February 23, 2022 7:02:57 pm

"The most common cancer in children is usually blood cancer, followed by brain tumors and other solid organ cancers" said Dr Dr.Divya Agarwal

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Picture Book Beats: My Baby Crocodile, a poignant tale for your child and you

February 1, 2022 7:29:23 pm

The measure of a fine, sublime one is in how closely the book reflects on true human emotions, and in the different layers that a reader can peel off each time one revisits the book.

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Tyranny of the Urgent

January 31, 2022 10:30:02 am

It’s in the white spaces that we find our epiphanies, where sparks of life happen — do less to do more


Nature-friendly parenting: Empowering future eco-warriors

January 26, 2022 5:35:16 pm

"Spend as much time as possible amidst nature with your children", said environmentalist and children’s book author Abhishek Talwar.


Catalysing social and emotional learning through informal learning environments

January 5, 2022 11:23:10 am

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is critical for helping preschool children understand and manage their emotions, demonstrate empathy, form healthy relationships etc, said Tracy Cardoz, Director of Education, Square Panda India.

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ADD and Reclaiming Preferred Identities

December 27, 2021 6:00:07 am

A letter to young people living with Attention Deficit Disorder