Initiating Dialogues Around Child Sexual Abuse

Sometime when I was a second grader or so, I was taught by my mother to firmly say no if someone tried kissing me or making me sit on their lap. Even at that age, I remember feeling distintly uncomfortable about the possible implications of such seemingly harmless gestures. A couple of years later, I…

Beware! Ragging is a punishable offense

“Sanjay is a shy boy who studies in VI-grade. He longs to speak as eloquently as he writes but his speech impairment prevents him from doing so. Although he does have a close circle of friends, he is bullied by some of his seniors. Unable to confide in his family, one day he manages to…

Disclaimer: No children were harmed during the making of this film

A few years back I was gushing about how I associate K.V. No.2 Suratgarh with some of my happiest childhood memories. As I went on fondly about our teachers and classmates, she looked on stoically before pensively pointing out that she had a very different experience. I was shocked to learn that her parents had…

Analyzing Akele Hum Akele Tum : Through the lens of custody battle

Spoiler Ahead! Long back in the 1980s during the good old Doordarshan days, TV brought families together. Laptops, smart phones and digital satellite televisions which allow each member of the family the luxury of enjoying a program of their own choice was not only unheard of but unimaginable back then. If truth be told, people…