Why Do We Need Exams in School? #MicroblogMondays

“No exams? What!!! How will we know the progress of the kid?” “Exams must be there to know what the kids have learnt” “I wouldn’t know how my kid is doing unless there are regular exams. Weekly tests, unit tests, midterms must all be held!” When such opinions were put forth in my daughter’s school group, I realised that I am a minority. There are just a few of us who say that scheduled exams are not a good idea and that the teachers must do a continuous evaluation and surprise tests. Most parents wanted regular exams. In fact, some

10 Tips to make your Hotel stay more comfortable

Those who travel extensively, do it for two reasons. One: They love to travel and Two: Their work needs them to. More often than not, it is the latter who spend more time out of home as compared to the former. Hotels come in all shapes and sizes and many, including luxury hotels can give you grief. Here are 10 tips to make your hotel stay more comfortable: State your smoking preference at the time of booking. If you are a non-smoker and are put onto the smoking floor, chances are the smell can irritate you. Better state this at the

150 Brilliant Ideas to Keep Young Minds Fit and Fine #BookReview

As the life skills coach, author Neera Maini Srivastav understands the common issues faced by teenagers. She also understands that this is the age where parental communication can break down causing a rift between the parent and child. Often, this is the cause of teenage rebellion. While the parents may be saying the right thing, they may not be saying it the right way. This book puts forth the ideas in a succinct and non-preachy way. I can imagine why such a book will be more palatable to the teenagers than what their parents say. They can also read this

Bhrigu Mahesh, PhD: The Return of Damayanti #BookReview

Author Nisha Singh pays homage to Literature’s most famous Private Investigator in her series Bhrigu Mahesh. Just like her muse, her own protagonist is a loner, has a deep insight of human nature and also has a scribe cum sidekick who is totally in awe of him. Read on to know what I think about her attempt to Indianise the mighty Holmes. Bhrigu Mahesh, PhD: The Return of Damayanti: What I Liked Right up front, what I liked is that the author is extremely candid about her inspiration and makes no bones about it. The honesty is refreshing 🙂 Even

What is the Big Deal about Period Leave?

Ever since a Mumbai based agency declared Period Leave, everyone and their aunt have been talking about it. Feminists, Anti Feminists and non feminists have been airing their views on social media. There were the debates calling this move regressive. So many women cited instances of doing important meeting and stuff in their period or the last few days of pregnancy and said they don’t need a period leave. Instance about rural women working in fields were given and Period Leave was called an Urban Privilege. What shocked me was the intensity of it all. Does the whole movement about