Field Notes from #amuminprogress Vol 2: Being Kind To Ourselves as Parents

Field Notes from #amuminprogress Vol 2: Being Kind To Ourselves as Parents

In a world, where you can be anything, be kind. Isn’t that what the message below reads? Be kind. My Swiss Story, Field Notes from #amuminprogress Vol 2, Pic Credit: Unsplash Simple. So simple, so effective that it is a powerful social media hashtag. The phrase ‘Be Kind’ is so ubiquitous that sometimes it cancels [...]

Field Notes From #amuminprogress Vol.1: Between One Thing And The Next

Field Notes From #amuminprogress Vol.1: Between One Thing And The Next

Nayana Chakrabarti, Parenting and Education Editor Ok, so I have a confession. I love Reels. I don’t get them. I can’t make them but I can waste hours on them. It saves me from doom scrolling and I can just pretend that my life, just like everyone else’s will one day make for a great [...]

Love From Your Friendly Neighbourhood Auntybody

Love From Your Friendly Neighbourhood Auntybody

By Nayana Chakrabarti, Parenting and Education Editor Dear Young Person, I’m 35. Soon to be 36. At 15 - when I was just keen on surviving - I couldn’t even see 35. It seemed like a silly number - not real, occupied by those who were well past it. Ah, the arrogance of youth, eh? [...]

An Open Letter To A 9-year Old Me

An Open Letter To A 9-year Old Me

Nayana Chakrabarti, Parenting and Education Editor The author, aged 9 Hey you, I’ve thought of you often over the years, sitting, perched on the cusp of adulthood. I’ve marveled at your naivety, I’ve wanted to scold you into practicality and pragmatism. But you are a dreamer, not a doer. And here’s the strange, almost incomprehensible [...]