Yesterday I had taken Ramam to a music school, looking for an instructor to teach him drumming. It followed that the instructor was a young guy. The lady at the reception briefly summarised the situation to the instructor in a line saying Ramam is a special kid. The instructor took him to the room, asked
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http://www.smilebiscotti.com/ SMILE stands for Support My Independent Living Enterprise. The perfect acronym, to start with. And I like the the way, the emphasis is on “My”, suggestive of ownership, pride,responsibility… Reading about SMILE biscotti just made my Tuesday morning more beautiful. Rightly as their caption says DOING GOOD NEVER TASTED SO GREAT. A tie up
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Here is a friendly letter,   Dear Priya,                                                                                               
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Ramam recently joined Facebook, but his circle of friends is a closely guarded with persons who are either family or that he interacts with them every day. Couple of things that pushed me into taking the step were, now that he enters the threshold of adult hood, it gives him the scope to widen his
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A variation of Pictionary, the popular word guessing game. Roll the dice and help guess the word either by drawing the word, enacting , or asking a question. It is a fun activity and it encourages drawing skills, questioning ability and face to face interaction. A person has to look at you to see the
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Why write a letter? It does seem old – fashioned. It seems a little irrelevant in the age of e-mails , Facebook and What’s app. However the exercise of writing a letter in itself, placing it in an envelope, and mailing it gives a sequence of events to be followed. It also happens to be
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Ramam has begun to retrace his steps and to a large extent this is worrisome. (There are of course no immediate solutions in sight). He walks a few steps and then wants to go back and walk the few steps again. Last week I had gone with him for an evening walk. My neighbor was
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Some of the parents in Bubbles school have been practicing for the program that they are going to stage for the kids for the childrens’ day, the first words that come to my mind is that it is a labour of love. What is it that about our kids that we don’t seem to be
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When Kindness Kills I and Ramam decided to celebrate Onam ( A festival of Kerala) at the army club, RSI, Bangalore. It was an impromptu decision. I and Ramam seated ourselves comfortably in one of the restaurants. I placed an order for Chicken lollipops and Sprite for him. Dr. Yamini (NIMHANS) had suggested me to
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This was a sequel to my camping out with Rama. But this time we packed in more punch with the whole family joining in. Father, mother, son and daughter. Organized by Akhila and Ram from Coimbatore in tie up with NALS an Adventure company, we had a lovely, memorable holiday. We were a group of
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