When Writing Becomes Breath…

By Nirmala Pillai

Nirmala Pillai Guest blogger When writing becomes breath… All those caught in the dream and passion of a writer’s existence know what it is to write and not write. Loving the alphabets like bricks to convey your story, your emotions and experience, the peaks and troughs of thrill and despair, the pleasure and pain of…

Having a writing buddy or a mentor

By Snehashree

Snehashree Guest blogger Writing is a journey, a never-ending one for some, or it’s just a single stop for others. Whatever it is, we need to admit that it is not an easy one. Whether fiction or non-fiction, every story takes a lot of time, immense effort, and a never-ending zeal to move from the…

A Lesson in Kindness from a Pair of Footwear

By Soumya Bharti

Soumya Bharathi Guest Blogger  Parenting is mostly instinctive. But there are days when a simple thing such as a pair of footwear forces you to question this instinct and reflect on your parenting principles. It was one such day; in the harsh afternoon sun, I saw my daughter playing barefoot with two of her friends.…

Teenagers and Their Doldrums

By Snehashree

Snehashree Guest blogger Our life moves through several stages, and in each stage, there come tests and lessons. Someone recently shared their child’s teenage with me, and I could not stop myself from remembering my teenage years. The first memorable lesson as a teenager Mostly, nervous and shy, I lacked confidence as a teenager. Unlike…

Parenting Beyond the Confines of Materialism

By Soumya Bharti

Soumya Bharti Guest Blogger  “These days kids don’t value anything” “Why are today’s children so dissatisfied?” “This generation behaves in such an entitled manner” “How can today’s kids get bored so easily?” How many times have you heard these complaints from exasperated parents or uttered these words yourself? I will admit to it saying them…