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[28 Jul 2012 | No Comment | 551 views]

Do you know what children book really mean? We know them when we go to bookstore to buy one but I can bet we don’t put much thought into what exact type of children books we want. There is a tendency among parents to just pick the popular books or the ones most aggressively pushed by store owners. Very few parents take time to build balanced collection of different types of books for their kids. Well that’s the challenge I put to myself and found that I don’t know much …

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[15 Jun 2012 | No Comment | 727 views]
Book Review: Magic Vessels, a Folklore from Tamilnadu

Just finished reading this wonderful book to my daughters. Bed time reading session where I usually tend to mash-up two stories. One from the book and one I imagine while reading the original. It’s a small game we play. Daughters try to catch me when I go off the script. Going off the script is what we enjoy most. Almost like reading and reviewing at the same time.
Basically Magic Vessels is a story of a poor playwright Muthu. He is poor, he is a playwright, and he has …

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[1 May 2012 | One Comment | 1,004 views]
Some Mythology, Some School Work and No Futurology!

Headline pretty much sums up my frustration with lot of parents – yes including my own household. Kids need to learn mythology. They need to know our culture. Culture of bygone days. Days so far away from today that our sanitized sensibilities cannot see the bad, cannot see the class layers, cannot see the caste layers and definitely cannot see the shoes wore in those days…