It speaks with such conviction, using our thoughts and our brain to work against us until, unwittingly, we are recruited as its voice
Despite the government spending billions of dollars in programs like Mission Indra Dhanush, the country's immunisation rate remains one of the lowest in the world.
Parents ought to just relax a bit at times. It’s a global pandemic we’re experiencing, not a productivity contest, writes a teenager.
'Emergencies are a way of life but I love my work. And I hope this will end soon. And I hope they will soon be in my arms again and I can love them once again without the fear of contracting any virus.'
No matter how cushioned your child is today, your child is perceptive of the crisis that we are living as well as that of your anxieties.
Each day, a different person gets to choose what game we play. I'm amazed at how much it is teaching us as adults.
'Lockdown has taught me many things. While adapting to work from home was easy, it was adjusting to work at home that actually took some more time.'
Work-life needs are not and should not be gender-specific.
Imagine: We have created the toxic society in which young people are struggling to survive.
eaching styles must evolve to ensure that young children, regardless of their situation, enjoy the experience of learning, while continuing to engage with their teachers and classmates.
We need to find meaningful ways to translate the beauty and disaster, the joys and failings, the triumphs and sorrows of our world for their pretend-play, and for the sake of our children, stop pretending as adults that all is in order.
Among teens today, sexting is getting common due to not only easily accessible online porn videos but also due to web series, which use slangs and incidents of sexting liberally.
It is easy to forget in a crisis, but being kind to each other is what has helped the human species survive over two millennia
There are no greys in affirmative consent -- it is black and white.
'I instantly knew it would be nearly impossible for me not to play with my friends in the apartment complex and remain sane.'
In the wake of the locker rooms fiasco, we need to reform how we talk to our kids about sex.
The memories of the pandemic will stay in our children's memory banks forever. The question to all the parents is, 'What deposits are we making?'
Even when the little ones play with their toys, they often come up with some creative stories.
Keeping the overwhelming tragedy aside, maybe COVID might help us to dream of a brave new world – our very own Zihuatanejo where we can let go of the memory of our stale old world which had literally started rotting and stinking.
Imagine: It reminded me of A Letter to the UK from Italy by the writer Francesca Melnadri, “Old resentments and falling-outs will seem irrelevant. You will call people you had sworn never to talk to ever again, so as to ask them: ‘How are you doing?’"
If anything, this forced cohabitation during Covid-19 will only make parents appreciate the role played by schools and teachers.
Unfortunately, this is the 'new normal'. We don't have a choice but to accept our situation and do the best we can.
Difficult Conversations: This is the time when we take a stock of what matters and what doesn’t. And it also presents an opportunity to us to set an example for our kids.
Imagine: The families that I have met have talked about how they are doing things they had forgotten brought them so much joy – goofing around with their children without any agenda, spending time in nature.
How do you practice social distancing in a country of over a billion people and how do you keep your babies safe?