Do Our Children have a “Childhood” Anymore?

Blog, Parenting
[caption id="attachment_397" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Do Children have Childhood anymore?[/caption] Every child of 1980’s and before that, would completely agree to the statement that, our childhood and the memories inclined to it were priceless. Our childhood was the best. As the clock strikes 5.00 PM, the streets and parks were filled with children, parents, grandparents etc., former to play cricket, lock and key, shuttle, 7stones etc. and later for their respective time of social interaction. No social restrictions or reservations. In the street all were one. Every colony, every lane was vibrant, colourful and filled with those wonderful and lively sounds covering the entire spectrum of human auditory range. Every place had a life of innocence and purity for itself. It was reminiscence worth a lifetime. Those were the days, when…
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A Life of Perseverance & Patience

Blog, Media
A Life of Perseverance & Patience A recent conversation that I overheard while I was travelling in bus, that hit me brutally, it was a conversation was between the mother of a differently abled child, who was trying to make her child stand comfortably in the crowded bus, with another middle aged working woman. The woman commented on the struggling mother and child, “Don’t know why such people travel in bus and make other people’s journey uncomfortable”, along with commenting on that child as a burden for the parents and society. We humans have come a long way in the process of evolution. This world is a mix of normal and differently abled people. Over the years, perceptions towards disability have varied significantly from one community to another. Still our…
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Promulgation of Politics

Blog, Media, Politics
The Modi-Rahul face off is a festival of democracy in the upcoming electoral contest of 2014. The Battle of the "Bachelors" - Rahul Gandhi vs Narendra Modi is a vibrant fight. Pappu vs Chappan, RaGa vs Namo, Yuvraj vs Hindu Hriday Samrat: are the political wars on social media that has caught frenzied attention among the youth. In an era of advertising and promotion, there is conceivably no social group as attractive as the urban 'youth' brand and their culture. And now, in the game of thrones, it is this pervasive youth factor which is likely to play a bigger role than ever before. The 2014 general elections will be the first to have India's post liberalisation generation exercise their franchise. The post-1991 babies have grown up. It is predicted…
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I, Me, My Child…

I, Me, My Child…

Blog, Health, Parenting
  [caption id="attachment_379" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo Credit: http://holykaw.alltop.com/[/caption]   It is believed in our society that, “A Women is complete, when she gives birth to a child”. Pregnancy is one of the most delightful, yet the most crucial phase of her life. It is important that, both the mother and child are comforted and protected with utmost care and sensitivity. In a male dominated society, where women are treated as tools to give birth to child, it is seen that, 1 in 4 women experiences physical abuse during pregnancy. Studies have revealed that 28% of battered women demonstrated violent behaviour toward their children. . As many as one third of women presenting to emergency departments are victims of abuse, yet as few as 1 in 20 abused women is identified…
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Treasure the Gift for Lifetime, not for just one moment…

Treasure the Gift for Lifetime, not for just one moment…

Blog, Parenting
[caption id="attachment_372" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Photo Credit: weeplanbabyplanners.com[/caption] “When you create a soul, plant the seeds of love with your thoughts, words, and actions. The soul flourishes among the flowers of love.” ― Revathi Sankaran In India, a family is said to be complete only with the arrival of a child. Those were olden days when a family had half a dozen of children and surviving with single bread winner, still being content with life. It’s astonishing to look back at that generation’s attitude towards life. Today, a family of four is struggling to survive. The only reason is “Dearth of Planning” Being a socially active person, in recent times, I have heard so many people getting pregnant as soon as they have got married, or within a timeframe ranging from…
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