Phobias – Common and Rare

Do you remember being embarrassed screeching “Spider!” and letting out a scream that rivalled a diesel locomotive? What is it that causes you to do unreasonable things like jumping onto chairs in the middle of a drawing room conversation or barricading yourself in your room at the sight of a lizard or a millipede? Do … Continue reading Phobias – Common and Rare

Vignettes From A Literary Festival

From January 30th to February 2nd of this year the well-known Malayalam newspaper Mathrubhumi conducted the Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters (MBIFL). With over three hundred writers participating from different parts of the world and a host of interesting topics for discussion, it was the place to be for people interested in the world of … Continue reading Vignettes From A Literary Festival

Realistic Tips for Rearing Readers

Doubtless, reading has many benefits. Educators, psychologists and behavioural scientists all underline its importance. But one finds that children are increasingly addicted to lighted screens. Given the different ill-effects of being glued to the screen it is our job to get children away from them. But as a parent how do you get your child … Continue reading Realistic Tips for Rearing Readers