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Last week I travelled to Thailand – Bangkok and Phuket with my family. While visiting one of the souvenir shops in Phuket, my son spotted this wooden toy frog. At first, I discounted it to be yet another showpiece, you see plenty of wooden artworks in Thailand. On enquiring with the shop assistant, we learned the toy frog was actually a musical instrument. You need to remove the wooden stick from frog’s mouth, then press and move it against the spine of the frog in a reverse direction (tail to head). The frog produces a sound mimicking a live bullfrog.…

For last one week my 12 year old son was behind me, to get me to procure items for an Rs.1000 Aircooler he was building. This was for a science project he exhibited in STEM workshop today at ThinkDiff Skool, K.K.Nagar. ThinkDiff is headed…

My twelve year old made me take him to yet another Pixar/Disney animated 3D movie, this time it was The Good Dinosaur (2015). The story follows a familiar theme of animated films where a young kid loses his way from his…

My twelve year old son loved the film, he was jumping from his seat saying “I got to get my school and teachers watch this movie, they have shown it exactly as I feel it”. With Pasanga 2  Director Pandiraj has proven once again he is a master story teller for children in Tamil cinema. His first film Pasanga had a love story interspersed, but in Pasanga 2 (which is not a sequel other than the title) it’s all about kids and the pressure they face from their parents and schooling for conformity with rules. Ramdoss and Vidya Pradeep are working parents who have a…

Last month for three days, my 12 year old son went for a camp to Coorg, this was the second time he is staying away from his parents, he is becoming a big boy! The summer camp was called Civet…