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The Unknown Face Of My Mother

In a society obsessed with bloodlines and family ties, inherited traits and nature versus nurture, however, it was just a matter of time before this rickety house of cards collapsed around me.

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It Isn’t Funny Or A ‘Prank’ To Make Rakhis That Make Fun Of Adopted Children!

A petition on Change.org was launched to ban the selling of 'prank' rakhis that make fun of adopted children. Why are such products being made even today?

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Why Is My Hair Curly? This Mother Is Asked By Her Daughter
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Why is my hair curly? Asks a tween daughter to her mother, because the others in the family don't. Lakshmi Iyer's book Why Is My Hair Curly? addresses this conundrum.

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13 Things You Must NOT Do While Talking To Your Kid About Their Adoption; Be A Sensitive Parent
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What should we NOT do while dealing with an adopted child? Here are 13 pointers on how to talk to kids about adoption.

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Two Lives, Lost And Found: What Did They Mean To Each Other?

They had chosen the village as their impenetrable refuge- Malar from her broken relationship, and Madhavi from the war. Each of them meant the world to the other: a mother, sister, daughter and all. She started packing her bags. As she went around collecting her books that lay scattered across the floor, she caught a […]

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Dear Daughter, I Have A Dream Of Adopting You Someday

In a letter that she has written to a daughter she would love to adopt some day, Kasturi Patra tells her to be herself, not trying to 'please others' as a girl is expected to. "Don't let anyone tell you what to do," she says.

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