How do I pick the right school for my child?

Of all the posts I have ever written, I get the most traffic on my post on alternative schooling. And parents often call to discuss the best school for their kid, whether alternative schooling is really right for them and how they should go about choosing a school. And while nobody, including me, can answer…

Parenting in a time of hate and trolling

A couple of years back I wrote on inter-faith parenting, and the kind of religious beliefs we want to pass on to our child. It seems to me that since then, contempt, hateful trolling and intolerance have just been on the rise. Or is it that we now have easy platforms to spew and vent…

When kissing is as offensive as murder

Recently there was a post on one of the many parenting forums I’m on, asking for recommendations to watch with the family. “Please no violence and murder” the post said and “no kissing-vissing, only clean family fun”. It made me pause for a minute and think about how kissing which is such an inherent, instinctive…

“What’s for dinner?”

Wasn’t it a lovely, blissful time when we could casually throw around questions about the next meal and it was Mum’s job to make something hot and delicious on demand? (I say Mum because Abbu started cooking for me only after I got married; making apricot custard and chicken from Sanjeev Kapoor books!) And then…