How 5 Whys led to 1 Truth: Why my kid prefers to stay home during COVID

At least thrice a week, we take the kids out for a walk. That's the very least we can legally do during this COVID lockdown period, with masks on of course. Other than the obvious health benefits, it's something we parents desperately need. Who can stay indoors 24/7 with kids without going berserk! And let … Continue reading How 5 Whys led to 1 Truth: Why my kid prefers to stay home during COVID

Give me Liberty now; Life can wait – Sweden’s Light-touch strategy for COVID

Though brief, it was a little hard to ignore. There nestled today among the cesspool of news articles on (what else?) COVID-19 that dominated most pages of our daily newspapers, I saw this sobering piece of news, with a rather eye-popping statistic. As of 8 May, Sweden (with a population of around 10.3 million) had … Continue reading Give me Liberty now; Life can wait – Sweden’s Light-touch strategy for COVID

Covid-19 shows we should eliminate xenophobia, not innovate more tech toys

I confess that sometimes I just don't understand this world we live in. We clap and cheer technological innovations every year. Yet centuries have passed but no "innovation" seems to have been made in the area of overthrowing bigotry, racism, and xenophobia! C'mon World! What gives?!! Just look at the endless examples in these recent … Continue reading Covid-19 shows we should eliminate xenophobia, not innovate more tech toys

Why I began this – a celebration (and reminder) on my blog’s 1st anniversary

Gosh, I almost missed my blog's first anniversary! Can't blame me though; it's been a month filled with anniversaries. My wife and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary on the 1st (nope it's no April Fool's joke), and our eldest boy turned 11 on the 8th, inching closer to the potentially tremulous teenage years.  In … Continue reading Why I began this – a celebration (and reminder) on my blog’s 1st anniversary

Covid-19 fast tracks online teaching skills? Hmmm…yes, but “not quite yet”

This period has been a very frustrating one because so much of what I usually do has been crowded out by the urgent and pressing needs of the moment. Having to home school my kids from Monday to Friday while trying to teach online classes that, just a few weeks ago I had fully expected … Continue reading Covid-19 fast tracks online teaching skills? Hmmm…yes, but “not quite yet”

Covid-19 – May humanity not be BAU when it’s over

I woke up this morning to a brilliantly-written news article by the editor and managing director of The Statesman, Mr Ravindra Kumar, that was reproduced in our local papers today. He makes a strong case for people all over the world to learn from our current collective experience of Covid-19, and to do things differently … Continue reading Covid-19 – May humanity not be BAU when it’s over