As parents in the present times, we all struggle with the directions in which children should be guided. Should the focus be on leaving the child relatively free, should we have a firm hold on moral training from the start, what focus should be placed on academic learning, should we allow children to play freely, […]
“What the lockdown teaches us is that we have much less control over the external world than we realise, but much more control over our internal world than we suspect.” Pico Iyer, April, 2020 Times have changed A lot has happened since we last posted an essay on Masala Chai. It has taken us a […]
By Vimala Ramachandran Vimala has been working on school education for over 30 years as a researcher, administrator and advocate for meaningful education for all children in India. She currently works with ERU Consultants Pvt. Ltd. On Cutting Chai (that is quite kadak) this morning, we are posting two pieces sent in to us by […]
By Renuka Motihar Photography is all about capturing the moment. Being alert, quick and patient otherwise the moment is gone…… Varanasi is a sacred city known for the ghats where devotees come to take a dip in the holy Ganges river. Wandering through the narrow lanes of Varanasi behind the busy ghats one hot summer evening, […]
A Commentary Bhavna Negi’s article ‘Shhhhh!’ posted a couple of weeks ago raises a key conundrum of raising children; that despite the fact that children are safer, more secure and better able to survive infancy and early childhood than ever before, why are we so afraid of the risks they face? Why is it that […]
By Reshu Tomar Seriously? Are you serious? Is that even a question? Well, we have faced many questions about how we bring up our baby, but this one we did not expect. The pressure of sending our child to school? At two? Ohhhh…. Yet another battle to face because we (my husband and I) have […]
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 […]
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