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By Sangeeta Oak

Last Build Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:57:06 +0000


Paving the way

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:39:29 +0000

I enjoy reading Sameera Khan’s insightful articles in the Hindu. However, her last published on 14 Nov ’17 left me feeling so unsatisfied that I’m compelled to air my counter point. Her article was about hawkers rights on pavements. Which is ok but the article just seemed to talk about hawkers rights like the point […]

Not a cup of woe

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 07:32:58 +0000

There’s many a slip between the cup and the lip. So true in this case. But now, this is my third time use and I feel comfortable enough to say I’ve switched to the menstrual cup from sanitary napkins. My journey has been quite an emotional toughie and I feel duty bound to share my […]

Angry Parents

Wed, 11 Mar 2015 04:21:55 +0000

Like most mothers, I like to think that I am a loving mom who dotes on her child. I see to his well being and safety at all times. I ensure that he is well fed, well clothed, well educated, well this and well that. Am I doing enough ? Am I doing it right? […]

Chronicles of a mom whose child is learning to swim

Wed, 17 Jul 2013 07:02:31 +0000

Summer of three.nine When Tej was over three years last summer, I decided it was a good time for him to start learning to swim. I would have liked to have him start earlier, but I didn’t know of any facility in our neighbourhood where such small kids can learn. So anyway, I and Harshad […]


Mon, 29 Apr 2013 00:45:51 +0000

I read an article in the Indian Express about a small band of courageous parents who not just not send their kids to school, they don’t school them at all! I read it with great interest. I knew of course about home schooling, where children are tutored at home. But not schooling at all was […]

Can kids enjoy healthy foods? | Children & Nutrition

Thu, 14 Feb 2013 06:48:35 +0000

My 4 year old son, Tej’s food has been something I have put a lot of thought into over the years. Considering getting kids to eat healthy food is something that’s top priority for any mom,  thought of noting down my observations and experiments with trying to get Tej to enjoy healthy food. Forest Mum […]

Barfi Review

Wed, 03 Oct 2012 10:18:37 +0000

I’m actually writing a review for a movie that has released very recently.  Wonders will never cease! Right, so Barfi is a sweet tale of people with disabilities finding friendship and comfort. It’s not sickly sweet. It’s nice. The narrative is peppered with humourous scenes. Actors are competent – have done their job well. The […]

Fashion Disaster – Film Review

Mon, 14 Nov 2011 17:41:47 +0000

It’s quite late in the day to talk about “Fashion” (Hmm… I seem to be saying that about all the movies I watch!.. Well.. with a toddler in tow, it’s good that I get to watch anything at all!).. but I watched it last night and felt so disappointed that I thought I should write […]


Fri, 04 Jul 2008 10:24:28 +0000

I have thumbed through some autobiographies over the years and have always come away feeling touched, inspired, enriched. What always amazes me is how contrasting our perceptions of celebrities, leaders, luminaries can be to what they actually might be. I remember reading Charlie Chaplin and being wonder-struck. My whole outlook to his cinema changed! I had […]

HoneyMoon Travels Pvt Ltd – Movie Review

Mon, 26 May 2008 10:41:01 +0000

Watched HoneyMoon Travels Pvt Ltd when it released ..  it’s quite late in the day to talk about it but this was lying in my unpublished list of posts gathering dust and thought I might as well get it out. it’s very uniquely directed… that’s the first thing that struck me- coz the movie is […]