Posts Tagged with: "children"

Stating the Obvious

Stating the Obvious

I spot Subu outside the ‘living museum’ struggling to put his shoes on, quite alone as usual. I run to […]

Babies take Giant Steps

Babies take Giant Steps

I am standing next to the bamboo groove at the edge of the small round pond at the entrance, watching […]

Who’s Teaching Whom?

Who’s Teaching Whom?

I washed my cumbersome long hair in the morning. Since, it’s still wet, I walk into the school with my […]

Why do Grown-ups Ask Strange Questions?

Why do Grown-ups Ask Strange Questions?

I ask a serious-looking Khyati, an 8 year old of Orange Group who’s been hit by a ball in the […]

Dropping more than Drawers

Dropping more than Drawers

Love drops from Above Soaking the body’s cloak and diffuses into the invisible …leaving no stains The children are washing […]

Starting from the Beginning

Starting from the Beginning

Something is happening to our education system. It’s crumbling. At least partially. There is something in it, which is breaking […]

Cultivating Certain Qualities in Children

Cultivating Certain Qualities in Children

There is another quality which must be cultivated in the child even when it is quite young. It is the […]

Teaching Children

Teaching Children

It would be interesting to formualte or to work out a new method of teaching children; to take them very […]

No Piggy Bank for these Children

No Piggy Bank for these Children

An effort pioneered in India to organise a formal bank for street children and run by children themselves is now […]

Hope for Flowers

Hope for Flowers

Book: Hope for Flowers; Author: Trina Paulus I have often felt that children’s stories or rather stories for children are […]

Love Is…

Love Is…

This is what a group of children had to say when asked what they thought was LOVE… “When someone loves […]

The Busy, Busy Bus

The Busy, Busy Bus

“Doorstep” is the story of how a small individual initiative has blossomed into a mini movement. Begun in Mumbai in […]

Because, He Saw Them Standing There…

Because, He Saw Them Standing There…

Anuradha Goburdhun Bakhshi says she is paying back a debt to India. But that is strange accounting. She hardly owes […]

The Miracle of Birth

The Miracle of Birth

Parenthood is such a thrill… for most at least. Apart from the miracle of having created another human, there is […]

Generation Next

Generation Next

There is a growing concern among parents and teachers about the present generation fed on a regular diet of T.V., […]

Childhood Dreams

Childhood Dreams

We have all seen how we change and how, as we grow up, our dreams change as well.  When we […]

Words for Children

Words for Children

Of one thing you can be sure-your future is in your hands. You will become the man you want to […]

The Whys that Children Ask

The Whys that Children Ask

Most of us go through life, without even asking ourselves the most important questions in our lives. Question : Why […]

Snakes and Ladders

Snakes and Ladders

As I pick up my study material to understand the fine points of insurance, my child wants me to play […]

Growing Together

Growing Together

“Mumma, where do horses come from?” That is my five year old asking her millionth question today. “From the mumma […]

The Tale of the Unknown Island

The Tale of the Unknown Island

Book: The Tale of the Unknown Island; Author: Jose Saramago Now one can understand the thoughtful look on the cleaning […]