The Desire of Parenthood But A Special Needs Child? – Part II of IV

Part I   "Okay", Sharanya stoically absorbed the news.     "But don't worry", he continued. "It can be corrected by following a course of treatment and surgery. She will be fine. But for now, we must take her to another hospital to be admitted in a neo-natal care unit, just to check for jaundice … Continue reading The Desire of Parenthood But A Special Needs Child? – Part II of IV

Merry Christmas Celebrations…But Hey Where’s Santa?

WISHING EVERYONE A VERY CHEERFUL & JOYOUS CHRISTMAS SEASONS GREETINGS TO ALL On this eve of Christmas, our five-year-old insisted on having a Christmas tree and decorating it, to be followed by eventual celebrations with her little friends, besides distribution of gifts. So we thought, why not? Though not our festival, celebrating Christmas is an … Continue reading Merry Christmas Celebrations…But Hey Where’s Santa?

Short Story – ‘Tu meri beti nahi beta hai (you are not my daughter, but a son’)….

  'Tu meri beti nahi beta hai' (You are not my daughter, rather you are my son), her father's words resounded in Uttara's ears. Living in a patriarchal society, Uttara had felt proud whenever Kishan and Radha used to say this to her, as if she had won a Nobel prize. Contrary to that, she … Continue reading Short Story – ‘Tu meri beti nahi beta hai (you are not my daughter, but a son’)….

Gender Bias In Family Roles & Unhealthy Parenting

The traditional bifurcation of roles went by gender that pigeon-holed the job of a mother to pre-dominantly be a home-maker while the fathers went out to fend for their families. While we know that today, most mothers are equal or greater financial partners, this post quarries those quarters of the society, where the old-traditional thinking … Continue reading Gender Bias In Family Roles & Unhealthy Parenting

The Dilemma of Addressing our Mother Goddess Kaali…

Children often get into the habit of affixing a relation such as Aunty, Uncle etc., behind the name of every adult they encounter...or, in the Indian culture, so do we lead them to do that, in the process of training them to address everyone respectfully.. Yesterday night, when all three of us i.e. hubby, me … Continue reading The Dilemma of Addressing our Mother Goddess Kaali…