The Dialogic Reading Series: How to Read to Your Child When They are Less Than A Year Old

The Dialogic Reading Series: How to Read to Your Child When They are Less Than A Year Old

By Nayana Chakrabarti, Parenting and Education Editor I simply knew that I wanted to raise a reader. I just didn't know how. I had a vague plan but no road map. One of my university friends gave my then newborn A.A Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh stories and I felt rather validated. Clearly I wasn't barking up the [...]

The Migratory Mum

The Migratory Mum

Yesterday, I woke up at the crack of dawn, made lunch, schlepped across Zurich for my 10 year old son’s German class, schlepped all the way back home, dropped my son off, picked up my daughter and travelled all the way across again in order to attend Durga Pujo - the Bengali/East Indian iteration of [...]

Sibling Relationships: Field Notes from a Mum in Progress

Sibling Relationships: Field Notes from a Mum in Progress

I am an only child. I like to think that I defy the stereotypes that go hand in hand with only children but here we are. My mother was an only child too. My father is the eldest of six. My husband is the eldest of two. My mother-in-law is the youngest of nine while [...]

Expat Stories: Meet the founder of Lovely Sheep Boutique

Expat Stories: Meet the founder of Lovely Sheep Boutique

When I moved to Switzerland, I think one of the scariest things for me was the weather. (I know, right?) Living in Bangalore for about half my life I had forgotten the North Indian winters (which are nothing in comparison) and was very used to living life at an average of 22 degrees celsius. And [...]