There’s more to a name Yes, naming a child is not easy. That’s why the task was always delegated to someone else…In our community for instance, the baby’s name is whispered into baby’s ear by the paternal aunt ( bua, phoophi, atya or whatever). But the question still remains – what do we name the… Continue reading What’s in a baby’s name?
Or how kids are pushed into being bad. Chinki was being his usual, happy self when his mother told him that he had to get ready for school . Now you would think that this was no surprise because he had been going to school for four weeks now. But this was the first day… Continue reading I want to be a bad boy
Once upon a time there was a mango tree growing in a garden. It was a nice healthy tree that bore healthy fruit. Nearby, there grew a tall coconut palm, its fronds touching the sky. Every time the wind blew, the mango tree would look at the palm bending gracefully and sigh “I wish I… Continue reading The tall story of a coconut palm & a mango tree.
” Hello? Am I speaking to Mrs R?”. A phone call from school was a matter of great dread and when Janice, the School Secretary put me on to Miss P, the class teacher of Std. 3 B, I couldn’t help the million butterflies from fluttering around in my stomach. “Mrs. R, are you having… Continue reading Which way do I go?
I can’t believe that the year is coming to an end and that I’m waiting for the annual school concert of my grandson’s school. Yes,today is my Wow Dinga’s first concert and like a typical granny am suitably excited. For the past month or so the little ones were practicing dance steps that seemed… Continue reading First concert
This is hardly a topic young children would be authorities about but obviously they do have an opinion on how to choose a spouse. Once, many years ago, I was ironing the clothes rather disgruntled with my lot in life which seemed to be one never ending drudgery of housework and more housework. As the… Continue reading How to choose the perfect spouse.
For those of you who’ve been following my blog it will come as a relief as it did to us when finally we’ve experienced one week of relative calm . What brought about this sudden change of heart ? Surprisingly, it is nothing unique but the time honoured method of showing the kid… Continue reading Well it’s true #Spare the rod and spoil the child