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Did You Know It is Not Enough To Be Good?

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Coming from my then 8 year old son, my first instinctive reaction was to smile, but I stopped myself just in time and looked curious. After all, it was a moment of revelation for him and who was I to rain on his parade? He: “Did you know it is not enough to be good, Mummy?” Me: “Really? Why do you say that?” He: “But did you know?” Me: “No!” He: *smiling with that sense of I am-about-to-tell-you-a-life-truth look* “Yes.…

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I drop and pick my son up from school, because I like it and it is a very comfortable and convenient habit – for me. Most days, on the way back from school in the morning, I stop at…

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“Mummy, what would you do if your name was not “Vidya”?”“I guess it would be something else” “Did Paati* have any other name in mind when she named you “Vidya”?” (Paati = Grandmother in Tamil) “Yep. I think she…