Coffee and late night conversations

I learnt to make my best coffee in the medical college hostel. As freshers we were supposed to help the exam going seniors by doing small chores for them. These included picking up groceries from the nearby store or making tea or coffee for them so that they could stay awake late at night and … Continue reading Coffee and late night conversations

A for Anatomy dissection Hall

I never knew if I wanted to be a doctor. Just like any other teenager growing up in 90s in India. I had two career options. If you are good at Maths, you become an engineer. If not you try your hand at becoming a doctor. I wasn't bad at Maths, though I can say … Continue reading A for Anatomy dissection Hall

Q – Do not Quit

There are times in your life when whatever you do seems to backfire. The little child who would make you laugh on his antics is no longer little. He does not listen to you anymore and it seems he's slipping away from you. The house which resonated with laughters, now hears only loud volumes and … Continue reading Q – Do not Quit

P – Flexible Parenting

What kind of household did you grow in? Imagine the scenario! A child is going to appear for his boards in a months time and wants to go to a friends house after school, in order to study together. 1. "No, you cannot go to your friends house after school. Come back and study. Exams … Continue reading P – Flexible Parenting

O – Don’t Overprotect

Remember that feeling when you hold your baby for the 1st time. They seem so small, tiny and fragile, and within that one moment all apprehensions, all worries become transfixed at protecting and nurturing this little soul. That's when a parent is born. Everything from then on is about them, when to feed them, when … Continue reading O – Don’t Overprotect

E is for Raising kids with Empathy

Empathy The ability to understand the feeling of others. My son is a blessed child. When he was small, my mother in law left her job and stepped forward to take care of him and she was with us all through the first 10 years of his life. While other working parents have to worry … Continue reading E is for Raising kids with Empathy

D is for Dads

Disclaimer: I respect single Moms / single Dads and hats off to them for managing it all singlehandedly. I do not mean to hurt their sentiments, and I apologize if inadvertently I may have written something. A typical Indian patriarchal family scenario. Father goes to work. Mother too goes to work. Father has his way … Continue reading D is for Dads

B is for Behaviour

As we grow up, we forget how it is to be a child. Simple things which we adults manage do, is a challenge for kids. While we may easily manage how we behave or react towards situations which are unavoidable, a child does not at times know how to conduct. He is not a small … Continue reading B is for Behaviour

A – Accept your Child !

My little one started walking at 1 year 1 months, which was quite late by the standards set by his own father! Right from the time a child is born, comparisons start. Someone stands as early as 8 months, while some can't even walk at 1 and half years. Someone learns all the skills too … Continue reading A – Accept your Child !