10 Things I Wish Schools Start Teaching

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.”- Albert Einstein My school was my sanctuary, a place where I spent six hours of my day. It was a place that gave me opportunities to open up, speak and excel. A place…

Choosing to Respond

We were getting ready to go to bed when my 9 -year old daughter said in a calm tone, “Mumma tomorrow is my IEO (English Olympiad) exam” It was 10.30pm. She was unwell the last week so we didn’t practice and on the weekend I was busy with Storytelling. Amidst all this we forgot about…

Mindfulness for Mothers

“Motherhood makes a woman complete” I grew up with this belief. Naturally my goal in life was to give birth and I was successful in achieving that goal. However I wasn’t prepared for what followed. Motherhood is highly overrated and it is not how it looks like in those diaper, baby soap, and baby oil/powder…

Parenting Lessons from Dangal

Last weekend I watched the most awaited movie of the year, Dangal. Though the movie looks like any other sports movie, where the underdog wins, there is so much more to it. The movie portrayed the bond of a father and his daughters, the power of dreams, the persistence and hard work of a coach…

Get Well Soon!

I enjoy every aspect of parenting, the attitude, tantrums, fun, play and stories. However there is one phase that I dislike (read hate) about parenting. Any guesses? It’s the time when my daughter falls sick. It’s that terrible period when I tend to lose my cool. I start to over think and then the continuous…

My Mum

“I’m bored mumma” says my 9 year-old. It is a pleasant rainy afternoon and I’m immersed reading a romantic story. I think for few seconds I tell her to write a ‘Kenning Poem’ “No mumma…I’m not a writer like you” she replied. “Who told you? Everyone is born to write and you can write too,…

Mission Accomplished!

“Good news mumma……YAY!!!!” she squealed in joy as she got off the school bus. “Wow! That’s great. Now please tell me what’s it?” I reply trying to hide my excitement. “Can you guess?” “Hmm….I can’t. Please tell me” I pleaded. “I got selected for the Independence Day dance programme. Mumma you’re the BEST, like SUPER…

A story to end a wonderful day

“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”- Philip Pullman Every night before going to sleep, I tell stories to my daughter. It is a little ritual that we follow as a family. Through stories I try to introduce a new value or show her how some behaviour patterns…