Generation Gap

Posted by meeta on June 2, 2015

rabad is bored. It’s that time of the year again – the fag end of summer vacation. All the enthusiasm for a vacation has worn out. I can’t entertain her 24*7 (well, I can’t entertain her even .24*7, but that is another story). So, here she goes – “The kids of this generation have very […Read More…]

D K Bose – Demystified

Posted by meeta on November 10, 2011

I like to think of myself as a liberal person. But, some things just don’t feel right. Like, having your 6-8 year old girls choreograph a dance to ‘sheila ki jawani’ and the adults will later watch the performance. Even if it is a private party for a few close families. Even if everyone’s daughter […Read More…]

Reading games for kids

Posted by navin on June 23, 2011

Rabad dislikes reading. More accurately, I think she would love to be able to read a lot, but is currently not able to, and hence finds reading frustrating. She loves me reading to her, but does not want to read herself. Mainly because she hasn’t yet mastered the basics of sight reading, and hence reading […Read More…]

Save the Earth

Posted by navin on February 26, 2010

As I walked into our apartment complex yesterday evening, Rabad was playing in the parking lot with a bunch of her friends. Upon seeing me she gave a whoop of joy, and came hugged me. Then, she got serious. “You know, Pappa, the earth is going to finish.” My first instinct was to say What […Read More…]

Categories: activities,navin,rabad

current affairs: bt brinjal

Posted by meeta on February 24, 2010

it is a morning ritual between father and kids. he reads them the newspaper, explains what’s on and off in the world, and answers their questions. today was bt brinjal’s turn. i tuned in towards the fag end of the conversation between navin and rabad. (i think it was because navin wanted to show rabad’s […Read More…]

Too Funny

Posted by navin on January 5, 2009

Now Abu and Rabad are both aware of this blog, and every once in a while, they want to see the site. Abu can actually read the posts with help from us on the more difficult words. So now, apparently, they want more creative control. If you remember, the title of the last post was […Read More…]

Abu’s idea

Posted by navin on December 17, 2008

“What shall I do now, Pappa?” asked Abu. In our house, this is usually code for, “Can I watch TV, Pappa.” Of course, he knows that watching too much TV is frowned upon, so he will not directly ask the question. Rather, he asks “What shall I do now.” And if I suggest any thing […Read More…]

Abu the writer

Posted by navin on September 17, 2008

Abu is a big fan of stories and story books. Harry Potter (he knows the names of all 7 books), Dinosaurs (he can recognize more dinosaurs from their photos than I can), Indian Mythology (Ram, Sita, Krishna, and now the dash-avatar). In fact, as part of bedtime reading over the last year or so, meetu […Read More…]

Rabad the painter

Posted by navin on September 17, 2008

Rabad loves drawing and coloring. She goes to a drawing class three times a week, where they teach her how to copy drawings made by her teacher and then color them with crayons. Even otherwise, she spends a lot of time drawing or coloring – with crayons, sketch pens, or water colors. She can literally […Read More…]