MORNING SHOWS THE DAY A Book of Poems for Children By SHAIL RAGHUVANSHI Published by Panther House Paper and Digital Publications LLP Have you ever wondered about the rhymes that we learnt in school? • Ring a ring of Roses • London Bridge is falling down. • Three Blind Mice • Humpty Dumpty I was really good at reciting the rhymes when I was small and I am sure like all parents, my parents too would have been proud of this fact. But, did they know what the rhymes were actually about? Did I know the origins of the rhymes … Continue reading Releasing My Book of Poems for Children – MORNING SHOWS THE DAY!
Just because it is a terror attack in Pakistan, it does not make the pain any lesser. It hurts to see children dying for no fault of theirs. It pains immensely to live in an age when terrorists brutally and insensitively destroy beautiful buds that were yet to bloom. No holy book, no faith calls for a mass destruction of lives. Vengeance is God’s right, not ours, not the so called followers’ who insult the pure and holy doctrine of Islam. Terror has no double meaning. It means just one thing, In all languages, religions and thoughts – ‘Poisoned minds … Continue reading Terror Knows No Other Name!
A happy-go-lucky chap, my son, has fun throughout the year except for the gaps that come in for his exams. That too, I think he gets serious about (or, pretends to!) because his mother insists so! I remember as a child, being extra cautious about my exams. There were many reasons for that. One, there was no other way out. Two, I was expected to study hard and do well. Three, my report card had to be signed by my parents and I did not want to be scolded for doing badly. Four, the ranking system made announcing ranks in … Continue reading Preparing For My Son’s Exams!
Sometimes, it is easy to douse the fire of adventure and curiosity. Sometimes, desire and drive can be carelessly strangulated… …. All by a parent’s highly careful attitude towards the upbringing of their child. As adults and parents, we have seen life. Let’s get that straight. That indeed is a fact. Dipping into the pockets of the large experience that we have had as children, youngsters and as adults, we are indeed equipped with a plethora of information and knowledge that can help us in safeguarding the lives of our children and making it better. But, are we indeed that … Continue reading Let The Little Ones Just Be….
Corporal punishment as it is officially known has been used for years. It is the normal reaction of most adults when they cannot tolerate a child’s misbehaviour any longer. But who will justify the teacher’s act of justice? Who will ever know when the teacher has used corporal punishment as a sadistic means to a prejudiced thought against a child? Continue reading Corporally Yours: Fair Form of Justice?
All those subjects that I had left way behind, ages ago I had had to pick up and re-read them again. Apart from that, I had to undergo those butterflies in my stomach every time my son was leaving for school, anxiously wondering how he would do in his exams. Continue reading Exam ka Bhooth!