Author: Rashmi Raj

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Parenting is a choice. It is an informed decision that changes our life! Parenting is also the process of promoting and supporting the physical, emotional, social, financial and intellectual development of a child from infancy to adulthood. We all know this. We also know that parenting is a responsibility, that we accept willingly; although we…

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Enter IMC’s Birds for the Holidays Facebook Contest to win this book!  We all love stories. As children most of us have listened to stories told by our parents and grandparents; and as adults, we tell a lot of stories to our children. Apart from great entertainment value and the best childhood pastime, stories are…

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When I was asked if I would be interested in doing a book review for Anusha Subramanian’s Never Gone, I immediately jumped at the idea as I was keen to see what the country’s youngest published author had to say! And that is how I ended up reading a teenage coming-of-age story in my thirties!…

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Picture this: “Mom, I finished my picture!!” your toddler screams,….but you have to send out that email you are working on, like RIGHT NOW! Your friend calls you up for a long chat; and all the while, you are thinking of that last message you were about to post on WhatsApp where you were involved…

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History has always held a fascination for me. I find it amazing that the way things were in the past and the events that occurred in a very different time are the ones that decide how present day things turn out. Everything we see today around us has been shaped by these times past and…

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When it comes to children, stories work better than facts. Be it trying to explain natural phenomena such as floods or earthquakes to them or be it talking to them about unpleasant things such as death or loss; a story almost always makes it easier. And if the story is told by someone who is…

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Editor’s Note: Today is Ruskin Bond’s birthday and we decided to review a book of his, published by Puffin Books. One of the best things about a book is that it lets you get lost in a wonderful story! A story that is interesting and engrossing and so amazing that you just don’t want it…

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Questions are pretty much an inevitable part of being a parent. And the dreaded ‘why’ even more so! From “Why do I have to go to school?” to “Why does Daddy get to sleep with you but I have to be a ‘grown up’ and sleep in my room!?” children ask all sorts of questions. And…

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“Mom! Can I please download a game, mom? Please!!??” I heard a chubby little child ask his mom as we were waiting at the airport lounge. The harried mother, who is working furiously on her iPad and simultaneously talking on her phone, was only too happy to let the child choose a game and downloaded one for him on…

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*Giveaway Alert* For someone who writes on positive parenting approaches for the modern day parent, I must admit, I hardly read parenting books. In fact, the only one I have read so far is by a celebrity who calls herself a the name that tickles you just to say it out loud; and that too…