Opinion  /  Published 14.11.18

Children are wise teachers

Some of the greatest lessons of life are learnt from children. Through their uninhibited truthfulness and spontaneous reactions, we get to know many truths ourselves. I have learnt — and continue to...
By Devi Kar in

Health  /  Published 19.05.20

Get kids to move more

When we asked readers recently what they wanted to know about the coronavirus and exercise, many parents responded with variations of the question how do I get my kids to move more and stop sitting al...
By Gretchen Reynolds in

India  /  Published 02.10.19

Elder sister 17, sibling ‘adult’ and fit for PSA in J&K

Gousia Bashir, 17, sobbed that she had been orphaned for a second time.Her 14-year-old brother, who had dropped out of school to become the family’s breadwinner, was arrested under the draconian Pub...
By Muzaffar Raina in

India  /  Published 15.09.19

1,023 special fast-track courts to be set up for rape, POCSO cases

The Union government has proposed to set up a total of 1,023 fast-track special courts for expeditious trial of over 1.66 lakh pending cases of crime against women and children across the country.Each...
By PTI in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 10.09.19

Buckets of fun, some learning and a message for all

By Arundhati Bhattacharya in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 06.09.19

Yogi's reputation is above children's welfare

In this land of competitive callousness, children come last. The mid-day meal scheme in schools, which, astonishingly, predates the Narendra Modi government, is meant to battle children’s malnutriti...
By The Editorial Board in

Jharkhand  /  Published 12.10.18

Jharkhand techie walks extra mile for child beggars

He was a mechanical engineer with a cushy job in Delhi when one da y, after work, he saw a nine-year-old drug addict begging on a street in a place called Rohini. So moved was Ashish Sharma, now 29, t...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

West Bengal  /  Published 02.08.19

Safety lessons for mothers

Mothers of 130-odd students of classes I and II were given lessons on child safety, rights and trafficking at a city school on Friday.The students, too, attended the workshop at Young Horizons School,...
By Chandreyee Ghose in Calcutta

India  /  Published 15.04.20

Street children send video messages calling for help

With folded hands, 11-year-old Raman (name changed) said he had not eaten for three days and appealed to authorities to provide at least drinking water, if not food, to him and his three younger sibli...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 12.04.20

Other germs

Staying at home during a highly contagious global pandemic can save a number of lives. But what about the lives that such confinement will inevitably endanger? This has been a growing concern ever sin...
By The Editorial Board in


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