Category Archive for 'kids'

ನಮಸ್ಕಾರ ಗುರು!!

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

My boy says hi… hope you have a wonderful day! 🙂 Past couple of days, he’s been crying a lot… not sleeping much even at night! Guess babies cry and there’s nothing we can do about it, but for the parents it can sometimes be quite far from easy to do any ‘root cause analysis’ […]

the awakening

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Step 1: naanonthu yedheLallappa! there’s no way I’m going to wake up! Step 2: seri yochane maaDthini ok let me consider the option Step 3: aithappa nODONa… Ok lets see…. Step 4: nijavaaglu yeddelLebeka do I really need to wake up Step 5: hecchu kaDime yeddebute konege… more or less finally woke up… Step 6: […]

for a baby its just black or white

Monday, July 30th, 2007

Shruthi’s written this fascinating post about how her new born baby daughter only seems to admire her hair more than anything else! I was reminded of her post when a physiotherapist Sonali visited our home, and she was telling me to show flash cards of simple geometric shapes in black and white to my new […]

extra food and children's helpline

Sunday, December 31st, 2006

Posting this message (slightly edited now) forwarded by my respected senior Muktha blog friend Pranesh: —— Hi, If you have a function at home and have more food than needed and you don’t want to waste it, then don’t hesitate to call 1098 – MakkaLa Sahyaaya VaaNi (children’s helpline). They will come and collect the […]

understanding child labor

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006

One of my colleagues had sent out this short story… > Bommaka was 10 years old and was working at the construction site. The > government implemented a total ban on Child labour. “Bommu”, her Amma > called out. “Yes, Amma”, she replied. Take care of your little brother > till 5.30 while I am […]

a casuality without an accident

Friday, December 15th, 2006

I’d speculated earlier that in a way, humanity is gasping for breath being swept around in a tsunami everyday (just a metaphor), but of course that’s probably not very easy to digest. Most of us would hardly ever admit that there really is any real problem, esp if we have accumulated the opinion over age […]

rethinking education

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

This is from a colleague (with minor editing), she’ll be able to keep track of any responses here…

he cares

Thursday, July 13th, 2006

[Another old report from a few years ago…] Mr. Mani, a retired bank employee hails from an ordinary lower mid-income background. While cycling to work everyday, he used to pass by the Bangalore Central Jail. He observed children crying outside the jail with the breadwinner of the family in the prison. The kids of life-convicts […]

can you make a difference?

Thursday, July 13th, 2006

Its easy to make a kid smile – such a simple thing but a really rewarding experience. Once in a way when I’ve tried it, not only the kid is happy, its also brought out the best in me!

paraspara

Thursday, July 13th, 2006

[happened to accidentally e-unearth an old report from a few years ago – still very much valid actually] I believe that children are our future Teach them well and let them lead the way Show them all the beauty they possess inside Give them a sense of pride to make it easier Let the children’s […]