Time for a son-rise

The newspapers and news channels are full of disturbing headlines on the ever increasing brutalization of women. Media, social activists, youth leaders, politicians, and lawmakers are crying hoarse for fast track courts, stringent laws, increased patrolling and more. Some go a step further and decide that girls should follow the protocol of dressing, walking and…

Are we telling our girls the right stories?

My daughter aged seven is excited every time someone gets her a new story book. Over time her enthusiasm has paled. She once grumbled “All stories are same”, and I tried to reason with her, with some momma jargon that she must inculcate the habit of reading. Of course, it didn’t work the way I expected. Obviously.…

Dealing with an angry child

As parents and teachers one of the most important lessons we can impart to our children is to help them develop respect for themselves and others, and for this, we must see children as worthy human beings and be sincere in dealing with them.