Our kids inhabit a different world from the one we knew growing up, so maybe there's value in a parenting style exposing them to 'bad' things in a safe way?
Government schools in India lack many educational facilities like a good library. Mayuri Purkayastha speaks of one such she built in Bhosari, through crowdsourcing.
Teachers, more often than not, are the people we spend most of our times with. However, a lot of us don't respect them as much as we should. The author explores why.
With the frenzy over results and marks that keeps getting worse year after year, here is a word of advice from a mother.
Teach boys to respect girls and women at home, share in household work and follow rules. Treat them at par with girls, even if it is to make them toe the line.
"I know I can make a positive change in the lives of these children," says Piyusha Vir, "which demanded that I move so far away from home and do the work I needed to do, a calling, if you will."
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