Letter to My Seven Years Son—A Y-Shaped Conversation

I wrote a letter to my son when he was five. He was new to school, so my message was centered around acceptance, and standards. He is seven today, and I have something else to say. Like every other father has — on either side of the border — across the Summar. So often it happens that I make him sit around me, and …

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Being Name is Being Naman

My son Naman turns six today. So often when I am working on my laptop writing emails, he stands around me watching the craft-in-progress. Sometimes, he asks me how I will send it, what draft means, and how I am switching to different windows, and why. And he rarely asks the same question again. Being Naman It is time that …

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Storytelling to Rescue

My son is five plus now and although this is his first year of a grade school (he completed two years of preschool before this current school), he does not like to talk about his classmates, his studies and class work, lunch or fruit sharing, at home. I have very little idea of what and how he plays in sports …

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Letter to My Son. He is Five Today.

My son Naman, turns five today. Five. A milestone nonetheless. It is easy for me to keep loving you the way I have been doing so far. Helping you cross the road, making you open your mouth for a bite, or adjusting your waist belt. Or driving with your school bus 1. You insist for something and either you get it or I deny …

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The Speedometer and Anniversary Wishes

To my brother and his wife To, the speed When we were kids, you longed for sports shoes. In school, you loved bread-sauce more than the bread-jam. Then it was Maggie, or a Burger. Matching steps with the city life, you were responding to the changing times, though a tad faster. Speed was not in the scooter wheel, it was in the …

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Those Drenched 2 Hours 10 Minutes

My son will be five in August this year. Even after completing two years of his pre-school, he is reluctant and depressed while going to his new school. This is an account of day four of his school for how I try to prepare him for a school day. 06:10 AM He wakes up. Stays in bed. Active but quiet. Reluctant. …

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