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 […]

A school that is creating climate warriors at the grassroots levels

When I started the series #LearnNotEducate the idea behind that was to ensure that each child realizes that his passion and interest can be a medium for him to earn! I traced stories of people who dared to dream and choose unconventional career paths and excelled at it. And now when I am talking about […]

How are preservative-free vaccines different from the other options?

I had never heard about preservative-free vaccinations till recently, had you? We just went to the clinic and got the vaccinations done, no questions asked. You might call this blind belief on our part, but I prefer to call it trust. For me, the pediatrician’s word is more trustworthy than Google.  So recently when we […]

Dr. Garudkar’s Vasundhara Abhiyan #CauseAChatter

What emotions does a bare hillock invoke in you? Sadness? Anger? Pain? And then? We move on and get to our work, right? But Mr. and Mrs. Garudkar thought otherwise. They were determined to change the look of this bare Baner hillock and that is how Dr. Garudkar’s Vasundhara Abhiyan was born! History of Dr.Garudkar’s […]

Multiple vaccines are safe for babies – here’s what you should know

The other day I went to my pediatrician to get my 5-year-old vaccinated. The vaccination schedule showed a long list of 5 vaccinations to be done! I couldn’t bear to think about the kind of pain this would generate and how my kiddo would react to it. But when we went to the doctor, only […]

JeevitNadi: Solving Climate Crisis, one river stretch at a time #CauseAChatter

Sometime during the last quarter of 2019 I saw this video about #NatureNow – a climate crisis video by Greta Thunburg and George Monbiot. The video focused on three most important things to reverse climate change – Protect – Restore and Fund. This got me thinking and looking for climate change warriors who are doing […]