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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Prerna Mittra


Ideal love: People weigh in on relationships, intimacy and infidelity
Mon, Aug 17, 2020

Infidelity is not a new concept – it is an umbrella term that embodies everything from cheating to straying and adultery (for married couples). For long now, it has been used to initiate feverish debates about whether or not it is acceptable

Independence and the lack of it: In 2020, hear it from COVID warriors
Sat, Aug 15, 2020

'This is a war and just like soldiers, we also serve the country first; then come our families.'

How the pandemic has exacerbated troubles for the trans community
Tue, Aug 11, 2020

'People may not die of COVID, but they may die of hunger,' says transgender rights activist Laxmi Narayan Tripathi

This couple’s early learning initiative is helping parents get their own ‘boss baby’  
Fri, Aug 07, 2020

The system helps with the overall mental, physical and emotional happiness of babies, enabling them to develop a photographic memory, math skills, oratory skills, speed reading skills, among other things, minus any kind of screen time.

Diagnosed with ADHD, this kid outdid his peers in class 10 board exams
Thu, Jul 23, 2020

'He was a slow learner; he would take his time to grasp the concepts. He needed someone to guide him with a lot of patience, and not many teachers had that.'

I struggled as a mother initially: Actor Soha Ali Khan
Sun, Jul 19, 2020

If you have a supportive husband, it really makes a huge difference, the actor says of husband Kunal Kemmu's participation at home.

This mom blogger is making home-learning easy for kids and their parents 
Thu, Jul 16, 2020

On her blog 2monkeysandme, Shraddha come up with activities for kids. These are in line with the topics of the school, but are more practical in nature.

Pandemic parenting: Four parents get real about their lockdown learning
Thu, Jul 09, 2020

'I am a lot more patient now, and I tend to snap less at my children.'

Ritu Weds Chandni: Children are not born homophobic, says author Ameya Narvankar
Mon, Jul 06, 2020

Narvankar understands parents may have some apprehensions picking up a book on such a sensitive topic. But he hopes there will be a conversation between them and their kids.

How will your dining experience change post-lockdown? Hotels weigh in
Sat, Jul 04, 2020

While some hotels admit sales have plummeted, they are catering to the needs of customers through their home delivery services now.

Worried about your nursery-going child’s education in lockdown? Here’s what experts have to say
Thu, Jul 02, 2020

'When the pandemic started, and schools had to shift to online teaching, many of them misunderstood and tried to turn the physical school into a virtual school.'

The connection between artistes and audience is surreal during e-concerts: Singer Nirali Kartik
Mon, Jun 29, 2020

The Hindustani classical vocalist speaks about the changing scenario of concerts, the importance of riyaz, her lockdown initiative for budding musicians, and the future of her band ‘Maati Baani’.

Children with progeria hold out messages of hope in lockdown
Sun, Jun 28, 2020

'Everything will get back to normal soon, so do not lose hope. Together we will all fight.'

How an online tributes platform is helping people honour the dead in lockdown
Tue, Jun 23, 2020

By collating messages, videos and pictures of and for the deceased, ‘Tributes’ is ensuring the bereaved family, and friends and relatives of the deceased get their closure and solace, from any corner of the world, even if they have not been able to attend the funeral.

Hospitals are now providing homecare services for COVID-positive patients
Sat, Jun 20, 2020

If your symptoms are mild and you do not have any comorbidities, through many private hospitals, you can now avail home-care services.

Should kids be sent back to schools? Three parents share their lockdown fears
Sun, Jun 14, 2020

'We had to buy an extra phone for the kids to use for their classes!'

Have prayers changed in lockdown? People of faith answer
Thu, Sep 24, 2020

With religious places opening up, people say they would still want to wait it out and educate other people on social distancing before returning to pray at temples, churches and mosques.

‘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!