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…

What MasterChef Australia has taught me about parenting

    Yesterday my husband and I watched the Season Finale of MasterChef Australia Season 10 with a heavy heart. While both of us had rooted for Sashi and he is a truly deserving winner, we felt really heartbroken for the other wonderful finalist Ben. And now the 9 o’ clock dinner slot feels strangely…