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My father died this month. He was 93 and he had lived a long and wonderful life. My mother passed away in 2008, and he was anxious to be reunited with her. More important, perhaps, his seven children...
11 Sep 2018
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“Children First” is a truism, one of those phrases we all believe and think we actually practice. Coupled with women — as in “Women and Children First” — it was famously not practiced as the Titanic...
11 Sep 2018
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Shilpi is an absolutely impossible child. If she doesn’t like the food she is served, she hurls it against the wall. Bath time is a daily screaming match, and no one is allowed to brush her teeth. To...
11 Sep 2018
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A few months ago, I missed my train from Delhi to Dehradun. I had to get back home that afternoon and there was no way I was willing to pay for either a flight or a taxi. So I worked up my courage...
11 Sep 2018
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When my mother-in-law died a few months ago at the age of 100, she left a huge gap in our lives. She had lived with us for 18 years and she was, to the very end, a vital part of our everyday world. A...
11 Sep 2018
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I am the director of an organisation for children with disabilities and their families in Dehradun. Recently, one of our major funders asked us to conduct what they call a “Family Burden Survey.”...
11 Sep 2018
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Recently, I took my daughter to an ENT specialist because she has developed periodic breathing, holding her breath for up to 40 seconds and then suddenly exhaling. She does it for most of the night,...
11 Sep 2018
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This essay was originally published on The Latika Roy Foundation's web-page , and has been reprinted here with permission. We had a neighbourhood meeting in my garden today. The average age of the...
04 Sep 2018
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This essay was originally pub lished on Skin Stories, and has been reprinted here with permission. My daughter Moy Moy used to talk. A degenerative disorder snatched the child she once was away from...
29 Aug 2018
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This essay was originally published on Skin Stories, and has been reprinted here with permission. I have three wonderful children. With Anand and Cathleen, our two older ones, my husband Ravi and I...
29 Aug 2018
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