Interview with Richa Jha, Picture book enthusiast and author

"We need storytellers to bring words and ideas to our children in an entertaining, engaging, and if need be, hard hitting manner. Unlike the passive act of watching television, sitting through a storytelling session draws a child into the scene…

Being Dad: Roles you may play as a Father

This may be the first post by a dad on this platform and I hope it can inspire a few other fathers to write and share their experiences. The idea for this post struck me after a few friends and I…

Travelling with a Toddler – The Dos and Don’ts

Travelling with a baby / toddler has its challenges. Here's a copious list of dos and don'ts drawn out by a hands-on mommy who recently enjoyed a fabulous get away with her husband and toddler. We hope you to can…

Is the academic pressure in schools today eating into childhood?

Today I spoke to a friend from school after years. She, too, is a mother now to a feisty six-year-old. She was rather concerned about her daughter's poor performance, in terms of grades, in school. The poor grades have been…

The Story of A Storyteller

If I were to recall my earliest memory, it was when I was three, I think, I was part of a fancy dress programme. My mother dressed me up as a kabuliwala. This was in the early eighties. Kabuliwala was…

Sharing the world of Books with my Daughters

"Sharing the magical world of books with my daughters, just like my mother did" "Books are the quietest and the most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and the wisest of counsellors and the most patient of teachers."…