The enraging pandemic is bringing a new Normal everywhere. Work has moved to houses and those people who are not able to work from home are losing their income and livelihood. It has not even spared the students. Elder children have missed their board exams and competitive exams. Younger children have missed their year-end exams and classes. With summer vacations coming to an end, and policymakers announcing that the education would shift into the virtual model, there comes a series of questions and concerns from all the corners. This blog is purely based on my discussions with my fellow parents […]
Kids are always active and energetic. So keeping them locked in the indoors would be the toughest task the parents are facing during this COVID-19 endemic across the world. While sitting at house, these high tech kids would always end up getting more and more addicted to gadgets. But we as parents know the ill effects of watching too much TV or any other gadget for that matter. So what should be our other option in that case? Involve kids in the creative work, academic work or the household chores. But there would another set of kids who are into […]
Though the news of school closures due to COVID-19, were all over the place, I was deep in my own Etopia of thinking that this wouldn’t happen for me here in Chennai. As there were no incidences of COVID and also Chennai being hot and humid, there is a very rare chance of the virus’s survival here. So I didn’t look beyond the upcoming activity/sports classes for my kid in Summer. But God has other plans and suddenly, I woke up to the news that all the schools in Chennai have been closed till March 31st till grade 5. Now […]
Dear Son, A Decade is a very long time if you look at the number of days, minutes and seconds. But honestly, time just flies and within no time the 10 years would pass in front of you in a jiffy. Though it might sound paradoxical to you at this 7 years age, that’s the honest truth. Haven’t you heard from your granddad that “Kaalpurush never stays at a single place and keeps running”? So for the so called Kaalpurush a decade is nothing by what a day signifies for us. So standing at the doorsteps (of course you may […]
‘The Family Man’ on Amazon Prime has taken the country by a storm and you can see a lot of people discussing and reading the reviews about this Amazon Prime video web series. This blog post is not another review of ‘The Family Man’. I am not going to talk about the storyline or the characters, but going to concentrate on the parenting tips that ‘The Family Man’ brings to our attention. The entire series is worth binge-watching through the tightly knit story and good actors who assayed their roles with relative ease. The story is relatable to our everyday […]
This weekend is one of the best weekends in the recent past in our family. Can you imagine the reason? My cousin in UK delivered twins and we were all excited with the arrival of the two tiny little people into our family. Though we couldn’t welcome them personally by being near to my cousin during the time of delivery, we all wanted to share our happiness with her on the arrival of the twins. It’s like Good News came in Doubles into my household. Even my grandparents were so excited and wanted to see their great grandchildren immediately. But […]
After the long 7 week schedule of 48 matches between the world’s best teams and the nail-biting, wonderful neck to neck final in Lords on last Sunday with super overs and super excitement, the cricket fever has gone down and cricket conversations have been replaced with other trending and burning topics. But that’s not the case in my house, as the cricket is still going on and all thanks to #Hotstar, the highlights and replays are still being played 24X7 in my house and my kid is still crying along with Virat and Kane. So thought of listing down the […]
Life lessons that a World Cup Series has taught to my kid.
Rainwater Harvesting is the need of the Hour and every drop of water that’s saved is eqaul to it getting generated.
Yesterday, we went to a Telugu movie “Jersey” after a really long time. This time we took my kid also along with us, as my kid is a cricket fanatic and his love for cricket grew along with him. Movie: Jersey Rating: 4.5/5 Banner: Sithara Entertainments Cast: Nani, Shraddha Srinath, Sathya Raj, Praveen, Sampath, and others Written and direction: Gowtam Tinnanuri Release date: April 19, 2019 Genre: Sports Movie Normally my kid would sleep off in most of the movies after having his share of popcorn and french fries. I can very confidently say that this may be his first movie, where he was awake […]