Books  /  Published 02.09.22

Poetry in prose

Book: Young Mungo Author: Douglas Stuart Publisher: Picador Price: £9 Coming of age is a ritual often practised in many cultures. Tearing the child away to make a man out of him is the openi...
By Arupa Lahiry

News  /  Published 13.11.21

Kolkata’s Caring Minds opens unit in Assam’s Tinsukia

A city-based mental health facility is all set to start another unit in Tinsukia, Assam. The unit, which will be inaugurated on Saturday, hopes to cater to the entire Northeast, with special focus on...
By Our Special Correspondent in Kolkata

Calcutta  /  Published 14.12.20

Trafficking: boys as vulnerable as girls

Adolescent boys are as vulnerable to trafficking as girls, said activists and others trying to prevent human trafficking. Boys are trafficked to work as bonded labourers in jewellery units, zari work...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 23.11.20

Converse with adolescents on sexuality: Psychiatrist

Adults need to have more conversations with adolescents about matters related to sexuality, a psychiatrist said at a webinar organised to mark the International Child Rights Week (November 14-20). He...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 25.11.19

Indian adolescents more active than their peers globally: WHO

Adolescents in India are comparatively more active than their peers globally, according to a WHO study, which says factors such as increased domestic chores among girls and the focus on sports like cr...

Jharkhand  /  Published 14.02.19

Teacher workshop to tackle vapes addiction among students

Adolescents fall prey to addiction easier than adults and counselling at the right time is necessary. Lions Club International has decided to organise a teachers’ training workshop between March 9 a...
By Our Correspondent in Jamshedpur

Health  /  Published 23.11.19

Emotional toll of obesity

It is not an unusual sight in Indian families to see parents and relatives criticising an overweight kid. Of course, elders have a child’s best interest in mind. They intend to criticise in the hope...
By Anwar Wahhab

Health  /  Published 17.11.18

Understanding your kid's heartbreak

Deepti was sulking and made it abundantly clear, right from the moment she entered my consultation room, that she was brought to see me against her will. The 16-year-old girl was accompanied by her pa...
By J.R. Ram


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