7 Tips to avoid the Digital Eye Strain in Children

Gadgets attract children and they normally get hooked to the gadgets at an early age itself. But the digitally conscious parents try to restrict the usage of gadgets by their children by imposing the time limits and restrictions. The reason for this is that the parents doesn’t want the digital eye strain to be part of the growing up years of their children. But, with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the children are bound to the house, with no option of going out and playing. As socializing is an integral part of their growing up years, most of the […]

Online Education – A different perspective

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 […]

Tips to prepare the children for Online Schooling

With the COVID-19 pandemic still continuing, the schools are opting out for going online for the next academic year. As the announcement came from the government about online schooling, more and more parents are getting concerned about the feasibility and the amount of work that would fall on them. For the elder children, joining the online classes and keeping up with the syllabus can be an easy task, but what about the toddlers and the younger children? Do they really need online schooling? Can’t they just be with their parents and learn some stuff. Well, that’s another topic for discussion, […]

How to keep Sporty kids at home?

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 […]

5 Parenting Lessons from Bollywood Songs

The day I got introduced to Binaca Geet Mala by one of our family friends and my mentor in the late eighties, I became a fan of Ameen Sayani, Radio Ceylon and Bollywood songs. Slowly, as I started understanding the lyrics, I became an avid fan of the Bollywood lyricists, music composers and also the singers of the old Bollywood songs. Even till date, Hindi songs keep playing mostly on loop on my mobile or radio at home. When Pragun and Alapana decided to run the #BollyExpress based on the old Hindi Songs, I thought of penning down the tips […]

4 Parenting Tips from ‘The Family Man’

‘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 […]

The Greatest ICC World Cup and its lessons

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 […]