How to explain diversity to a child

How to explain diversity to children

‘Mom I won’t be playing with Maya anymore,’ quipped my kid of 6 years. ‘Hmm.. Did you have a fight with her,’ I asked disinterested? ‘No, Mona says she doesn’t like playing with dark skinned people and as Mona is my best friend, I will have to let go of Maya’ I was jolted by […]

Mental health – An open letter to my children

Why do some deaths affect us more than the other? Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide has sent shockwaves across the country. It is being said that he killed himself because of mental health issues. He was apparently in depression and was under medication. He was a bright student, an astronomy enthusiast, a reader, an actor, a […]

Veterinary Careers: from clinical to corporate a spectrum of choices

I had never met someone with a specialization in veterinary education before I met Prashant Shinde. I always assumed that for a career in veterinary, one needs to be an animal crusader ( blame the movies for stereotyping) with a fancy pet clinic treating pet animals. All such personal myths were busted and a completely […]

Less painful vaccine is my reason to be happy at vaccination time

We recently got my son vaccinated. My in-laws were visiting during that time and once we were back MIL was looking at the kids with concern. “Is it paining? Do you have any swelling? What did the doctor say?” she went on a questioning spree. While I answered her questions, I found it a bit […]

A career in Cinematography

Cinematography: A career in visualizing movies #LearnNotEducate

‘Lights-Camera –Action‘ that’s what comes to mind when we think of film making. Apart from the ubiquitous hero and heroine, there is a whole universe that is involved in the art of film-making. Today under #LearnNotEducate I am showcasing cinematography as a profession. I remember when a friend shared on social media that her brother […]