India just got its first full-time woman defence minister. It’s ironic that while women are taking on every possible challenging role and breaking the glass ceiling, crimes against women are on the rise. Women’s safety is one of the most … Continue reading Safety Apps Can Save Lives
Summer’s here, way too early and the kids are driving you crazy as much as the heat is? A blog is a great project they can take up to keep themselves busy. Most kids like to read and write when … Continue reading Blog away the Summer Holidays, Kids!
I was about 8 years old, in front of a Commodore 64 and a book from the NY public library on coding in BASIC. It was addictive – drawing shapes, sorting numbers, making images appear and disappear. While that was many … Continue reading Coding – how to kickstart the kids
Parents are always on the hunt these days for an engaging solution to the gadget addiction of our little kids. While outdoor play and board games fill some slots, you also want to make it a fun and learning experience. … Continue reading Wonderboxx – a mystery box for curious kids!
Our hectic work and social calendars need so much managing these days. And while we keep up with multiple commitments, many weekends I find that a really good event has been completely missed. Event Discovery There are many popular ticketing … Continue reading No Weekend Plans or Event? Try EventsHigh
The Pulse Polio campaign and its success is one of India’s most impactful achievements. Through the rigorous and sustained efforts of thousands of health workers, aided by an easy to deploy mechanism of oral polio drops, millions of children have been … Continue reading Immunize India – SMS Reminder Service
Maternity leave is not a paid holiday. From what little a mother would remember of the crazy days immediately after the birth of a child, definitely missing the workplace is not a memory. A few weeks and a couple of … Continue reading Time-off for Mom: Maternity Support
Uncle Anant Pai started this legendary comic book series in 1967. Every child in India with access to storybooks has surely held one Amar Chitra Katha at least. Stories of Heroes and Gods and Goddesses and good men that battled … Continue reading Making of an Amar Chitra Katha
Science should be fun and most definitely can be fun. Kids of today seem to be exposed to so much more information than when we were kids. I am sure it can be difficult to process. I see even my … Continue reading Curiositi – making science fun!
Magical. That’s how both my experiences with Bangalore School of Speech and Drama have been. Last year we witnessed the Wizard of Oz’s Dorothy come alive on stage and this year it was Marvellous Matilda. Started in 2001 by Dr. Zulfia … Continue reading Matilda and Dorothy
Being a parent is tough. Between the two extremes in the art of parenting today, Helicopter parents seem to have declared a moral victory over the Free-Range parents (or as they called it in the old days – just parents). There seems to be ample justification to endlessly hover around your child endlessly worrying about school, hobbies, classes and such. I mean, how can it not be in the best interest of the child? And how can it not be a critical advantage in this world of spelling bees, Olympiads, 10K runs and Sainas. Inspite of this, the Parent Police … Continue reading Parent Police – Keep Kids viewing Safe