Of Mithais And Memories. A Deepavali Special

The simplicity and innocence of my childhood Deepavalis imbued happiness in a way taash parties or alcohol never can. My only grouse if it all is the fact that I was only ever a spectator, never a participant in my grandmother’s culinary rituals and I think she preferred it that way. It was indeed her territory.  Though someday, when I become a mother, I think I would want to involve my child in whatever little way I can, in my kitchen endeavours.  What are we without memories suffused with a little bit of mess and playfulness?

Schools, Then & Now: Confessions Of A KG Going Toddler’s Mum

What is the objective here, to teach the child motor skills, logical reasoning or something more? What I saw my child learn instead is that mummy had to go to several shops to buy the required materials, and had to browse the internet for ideas (did I teach my child to cheat just then? I don't know anymore!!). Invariably, I ended up doing most of the project for her because the only few tasks that she could do at that age was applying glue to stuff.

‘Did We Have Any Female Freedom Fighters?’ Asked The 4-Year-Old

"What will the girls in my class dress as? Did India have any female freedom fighters?" An innocent question by her 4-year-old son sent Priyanka Bhattacharya Dutt on a trip down history lane to look for and reclaim untold stories of brave women who fought alongside men, even led men into battles for freedom.  “Dress … Continue reading ‘Did We Have Any Female Freedom Fighters?’ Asked The 4-Year-Old