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‘We wanted to adopt a Down syndrome baby,’ say first Indian couple to do so
Mon, Jun 01, 2020

Three years ago, Kavita and Himanshu welcomed baby Veda into their lives. Here, they talk about raising her, fighting stigma and making the parenting journey as normal as possible.

Have travel restrictions quelled wanderlust? Writers and bloggers weigh in
Fri, May 29, 2020

Despite cancelled trips, professional travellers are optimistic about the future of travel.

Nine countries shy of a new world record, this Danish traveller is stuck in Hong Kong
Sun, May 24, 2020

It has been approximately 2,395 days now since he started his escapade in October 2013, and Pedersen has not been home since.

‘No two boys or girls are alike’: Kamla Bhasin on her books Satrangi Ladke and Satrangi Ladkiyan
Thu, May 21, 2020

'I have always challenged gender, and I have challenged boxes, for girls and boys. Instead of asking a boy why he has long hair, and why he is wearing a dress, let him choose, and let us encourage that.'

Have we been fair to our domestic helps in lockdown?
Thu, May 21, 2020

As we enter coronavirus Lockdown 4.0, the debate whether domestic helps should be called back continues. While some say they may pay them still, others say ‘no work, no money’.

Parents are taking baby steps towards gender-neutral parenting; here’s how
Sun, May 17, 2020

'The problem is not with girls liking pink; the problem is with girls being exposed to that colour only.'

Lockdown fitness: Everybody has 20 minutes to spare, says yoga guru Ira Trivedi
Thu, May 14, 2020

‘Yoga is an ancient medicine for modern times. There is no better time to start than now.’

What’s in a name? It’s a tough call with Tipu Sultan, Limca, Corona and Covid
Thu, May 14, 2020

It's not just Elon Musk's baby, there's also Tipu Sultan, Adolf Lu Hitler Marak, twins Covid and Corona, among others. If you’re considering an unusual name for your baby, here is some food for thought!

Lockdown babies: New moms share their experiences
Sun, May 10, 2020

‘My main fear was if I will be allowed to step outside in case of an emergency.’

This Mother’s Day, doctors share what it’s like to help other women become mothers
Sun, May 10, 2020

'I tell my son that mother has to help another mother bring a baby into this world.'

‘Ek Ramzan aisa bhi’: No gathering, no feast, and prayers for the world to heal
Mon, May 04, 2020

Typically, the month of Ramzan would witness packed mosques, jam-packed roads, food stalls buzzing with activities, and such.

What is unschooling? An educator and mom explains
Tue, May 05, 2020

The first rule of unschooling is that there is no rule at all. “In unschooling, we don’t teach anything. Children learn through the course of living life, or when they are interested in a particular concept or topic,” explains Sharmila Govande. 

Coronavirus pandemic: Helped by parents, children are doing charitable acts
Tue, Apr 21, 2020

In the last few days, heartwarming stories of children making contributions have made the rounds.

A single parent shares her journey of adopting her child, and challenging social norms
Wed, Apr 15, 2020

"The first question anybody asks my child is: 'Tumhaare papa kahaan hain?' (Where is your father?). It is a normal question. But I tell them she does not have a father."

Foreign language, fitness classes, and more: How people are keeping busy in lockdown
Wed, Apr 15, 2020

In the course of the lockdown, many people have turned to online courses and classes to either learn new skills, polish existing ones, or to simply stay fit and healthy.

Amid lockdown, a virtual nikah in Hyderabad
Thu, Apr 09, 2020

'It was exciting, adventurous and special'

Life in lockdown: With family or away from them
Tue, Apr 07, 2020

‘I cannot even go out and smoke in the balcony without worrying that someone will barge in’

Meals, chores, entertainment: Lockdown brings families closer
Tue, Apr 28, 2020

As humans, we naturally take things and people for granted. Maybe once we are done with this difficult chapter, we will learn valuable lessons from it.

Docs on duty: ‘My son says I love the corona virus more than him’
Wed, Apr 01, 2020

"I've not hugged my six-year-old in 15 days," shares a doctor.

Lockdown: Are men working (enough) at home?
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

Most, if not all, women – working or non-working, married or unmarried – now have to spend their quarantine hours with male members of the family, who may or may not be presenting themselves as useful at home.

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