What’s that word?

We often struggle to find words for our thoughts, and more specifically, to recall a known word. And as we grow older, maybe even more frequently. Searching for appropriate words in another (known) language can also be a challenge for multilinguals, not only because the word may be temporarily inaccessible (which also happens), but also […]

Mothers and Sons: Magical moments during the lockdown

This week we present two mothers, Vini and Dimple who share an interesting history. They are both alumnae of The Department of Human Development and Childhood Studies at the Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi, which is also our alma mater. To add to that, they have sons who are around the same age. It […]

Getting ready to re-open schools after lockdown

For India’s children, schooling came to a sudden and serious halt in March, with no clear idea about the future course of action. Everyone was impacted, but for children who were displaced or otherwise disadvantaged, the disruption would have been complete. In this post, Vimala Ramachandran discusses the consequences of the suspended schooling for children, […]

Phones ‘r’ us: Parental controls in a digital world

By Pooja Bhargava Episode 1 One evening after tucking the kids into bed I was about to sit down for some quiet time when the phone buzzed. It was a friend from the neighbourhood, a mother of two, a teenaged daughter and a son a couple of years younger. Her family has been in the […]