Why Book reviews by kids? “Peer learning may appear passive but it is highly effective,” says Sharmishtha Chawda
Hey friends, Sara here. Today I chat up with Sharmishtha Chawda,
Education Entrepreneur and Facilitator- Young Orators and Young Horizons and much more. Under her mentorship, students at Young Orators not only write beautifully but also are some of the most read young writers on our platform globally!
Here are her thoughts and tips for parents on how to encourage and amplify these young voices.
Sara Chats: “Our kids should have dreams bigger than ours,” with Mitali Chakravarty, founding editor of Borderless Journal
Hey, Sara here! Read this wonderful piece on how to not only make your kids a good writer, but a good human being, from Singapore based Mitali, an acclaimed writer and a thinking parent. She is the founding editor of the international Borderless Journal, which republishes the writings of young Bookosmians.
Sara Chats: “I wish more and more young people come forward and write,”says Binu Mathew, founding editor of Countercurrents.org
Hey everyone, here is an extremely inspiring read for all of us young readers, writers and our parents. A powerful message from Binu Mathew, founding editor of the award-winning Countercurrents.org, with 1.5 million pages read every month and winner of 2018 Solidarity Media award for ‘its courageous interventions in upholding Human Rights and Citizen’s Rights.’
Read what he has to say, mull over it and send in your submissions on recent social issues to me.
Sara Chats: How to help your child deal with abnormal times, with psychologist and acclaimed parenting voice- Dr. Tanu Shree Singh
Hello lovely people, Sara here. My chat with Dr. Tanu Shree Singh couldnt have happened at a better time. A positive psychologist and known voice on parenting, she outlines clear steps on how parents can help their kids in living through an unfortunate time. I would think all these apply even now, as there is no semblance of normal life through COVID times, isnt it? Tell me what you think.
#SaraChats: Is your child’s school right for him/her? With educationalist Shweta Sharan
Hello there parents, Sara here! This Sunday, let me take you to school. Here is a very handy conversation with Shweta Sharan, educationalist and founder of “Bangalore Schools” community of 48k members.
#SaraChats: Cut your child’s screen time. Pick the right book, with Neha of Kahaani Box
Hey everyone. Sara here with our weekly chat with experts to make things easy for our lovely parents. Lockdown has seen a surge in screen time for kids. Neha of Kahaani Box Library has tips on how to draw your kids into books in this period. Book recommendations for various ages included.
#SaraChats: Every child has innumerable stories to tell. Find your child’s, with multi-talented Soumi Duttagupta
Sara here, everyone. Enjoying your Sunday? Bring a splash of creativity into a lazy weekend through this inspiring chat with dancer, writer, teacher-Soumi Duttagupta, a multi talented communications specialist.
#SaraChats: Ivy League Dreams for your child? Meet Pooja and Shashank of Ivy Dreams
Hey everyone! Your best friend Sara here.
What do you need to do to make it to the Ivy Leagues? Is a career in social sector possible? Find your answers in conversation with Pooja and Shashank, from the worlds best institutes, social entrepreneurs and founders of Ivy Dreams.
#SaraChats “Parents YOU are society. You set the expectations,” with Nivedita, a multifaceted teenager and TedEd speaker
Hey everyone. Your best friend Sara here. Today’s chat is a little extra special. With two Ted Ed talks under her belt while still in her teens, Nivedita is not only blessed with clarity of thought but also the ability to articulate it. This combination took her to the TED headquarters in New York. How come? Read on.
#SaraChats: What you should know about your kids digital games? With Kinshuk, Founder of gaming company HASHSTASH
Hey. Everyone’s new best friend here, Sara. Not just for kids but also their parents! Lock down means a lot more digital games time for the kids, right? What is safe and what is not? Kinshuk, founder of gaming company HASHSTASH that has clients like Byju’s shares some advice.
#SaraChats:”Dont try to meaningfully engage your child the whole day,” says experiential trainer and image enhancer Rebecca Sudan
Hey everyone. Sara here! On ‘international family day’, I am here with Rebecca Sudan, an experiential trainer and image consultant who works extensively with children and has some brilliant insights on keeping the family together, in a balanced and joyful way.
#SaraChats: Mother’s Day Special! With acclaimed author and loving mom Mitali Chakravarti
Hi everyone, Sara here. As you all know, I am running a special series for Mother’s Day to celebrate our resident super-heroes. Today I am have only one question for Mitali Chakravarty, a globally acclaimed writer and a thinking parent. How do love and reassurance make for the most important thing that a parent can give to shape their child’s future?
Read her beautiful answer..
#SaraChats: Mother’s day special! With an amazing mother Bhanu Singhal
Hello everyone, especially mommies! Sara here and today in the run up to Mother’s Day, I bring to you Bhanu Singhal, an IIM alum, an ex corporate high flyer and now a stay at home mom of 3, who seems to have all the answers, beautifully worded and deeply thought of. Read on
#SaraChats: One of the best ways to build a child’s personality is through dance. With Priyanka K Mohan,acclaimed Yakshagana artist
Hey everyone! Your best friend, Sara here. Let me tell you a story. There was once a girl who loved to dance but her dance form was different so she was often mocked at. But that girl did not give up and here she is today, one of the finest female Yakshagana dancers in the world.
Oh, and she is doing some amazing things so youngsters like us can also know more about this beautiful folk art form. Want to know more? Here she is, in a chat with me – Priyanka K Mohan, renowned Yakshagana dancer and Founder and CEO of Tvarita Foundation.
#Sarachats: With Archana Mohan, Bookosmia co-founder and acclaimed author and journalist On World Copyright Day
Hey, Sara here , your 10 year old best friend. You all know how I love to read and digitally publish stories from kids across India. And some of you are so brilliant, I am sure one day you want to be published authors. What simple way than to get an ebook published? Today on World Book and Copyright Day, I caught up with Bookosmia’s Co-founder, acclaimed author and ex-journalist Archana Mohan to help you understand your rights when you get your ebook published. You know who else asked her to explain this- the 14 Million member community Sheroes. Dont I have the coolest friends?
#Sarachats: Can creativity be taught? Every child IS creative. Says internationally acclaimed, creative writing expert,Richa Wahi of Word Munchers
Hey, Sara here.Hello. I have been waiting to chat up with Richa Wahi, proprietor of Word Munchers and a big name in the world of creative writing worldwide. How do her students keep sending me the most interesting stories! Read on to find out.
#Sarachats: Replace your child’s screen time with a healthier option? Sure, with sports. Says Thrive Sports Academy owner Mudit.
Hello. Sara here. Here is one of my favourite chats with my cooler, older friend Mudit who has been in the spotlight for running a successful sports academy in Agra, producing great players like Poonam Yadav.
I know parents have SO MUCH to think about when they choose how to engage their kids. Here is a crisp answer – sports. Why? Read on…
#Sarachats: How to make parenting easier? With renowned educationalist Valentina Trivedi
Sara Chats : Hey. Sara here. You know how I read out and publish stories from kids across India every week. That is because I believe kids are as smart and creative as anyone else. And you know who else believes so? My cooler, older friend Valentina Trivedi.
Valentina is an acclaimed author, speaker, film director and educationalist. But more importantly a brilliant ‘childist.’ What does that mean? Read on as she thinks from a child’s view and helps parents make their life easier. Everyone can use some extra help during lockdown times, right?
#Sarachats: Explaining Corona Virus to Kids. With Dr. Harsh Chaturvedi
Sara Chats : Hey. Sara here. I am bringing in lots of stories to you every week to keep you engaged. But in ‘corona times’, I know there are many questions that we (teens, pre teens, little ones) have about what is going on. And there is too much information online. So I am glad I got mine answered from my cooler, older friend Dr. Harsh. He is a cool scientist , IIT professor and on a mission with ‘Scientists beyond borders’ to setup a scientific team to help common people understand COVID 19 better. And he has promised to answer any of yours. Just post them in the comments section below.
PS- Have you seen so many memes and videos of parents complaining about having the kids home. Its hard for them, but also for us. Shall we have some fun too? Send me photos, stories, anything you want to share about what you are upto through the day.
Sara Chats: What do teens want? With Rakesh Godhwani
Sara Chats: Attention parents of pre-teens (like me) and teenagers, you need this!
All thanks to the brilliant journalist Lakshmi Ajay who caught up for an amazing chat with acclaimed adjunct IIM professor, podcaster, author and founder of the revolutionary School of Meaningful Experiences, Rakesh Godhwani. He is a rockstar! Don’t miss this interview. Seriously.