Personalities come alive …. at the Manjarabad fort

So, along the Manjarabad fort wall are little minarets from which one can look at the vast landscape through the slit like openings. The tunnel like passageways that lead to these little minarets are short in height and are dark. You will get a sense of that from the first pic, where I have already […]

Review – Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – Children’s Book

One of the things I have been wanting to write is reviews for children’s books. I do my best to try and introduce my kids to a variety of books. I have always enjoyed reading myself, but as an adult, I have at best struggled to keep at it. I dont know why that is. […]

Tuition classes – What do Bangalore teachers and parents have to say?

In the last week’s Education Supplement in the Deccan Herald, one of my articles appeared. The online version is here. Here’s a slightly longer version of the same. Tuition classes have come to be a mainstay and are a big part of our educational ecosystem. With the kind of competition children these days face at […]

A Huge Personal Loss

This post is not going to be easy for me to write. I lost my father a couple of weeks ago to his prolonged illness caused by the metastasized prostate cancer. Diagnosed at an advanced stage 6.5 years ago, it has been a long hard battle for all of us. At the time of diagnosis, […]

Identifiable brands for my children

The 2 brands that my young children always manage to recognise, irrespective of where they see them, are the Kingfisher airlines and Shahrukh Khan – yes, he is a celebrity, but the way they identify him is the way you would identify a brand.       It so happened that we took a Kingfisher airlines when […]