These boys had bordered on what was perhaps criminal in intent in their remarks and language.To their group, they added girls whose pictures they were posting and when any girl protested, including the one who finally made it public, they threatened her with gang-rape. Through it all, the constant thread of arrogance and confidence that nothing could happen to them.
When you hear these words from your 15-year-old at dinner, the world stops.
Teen years are a tumultuous mix of confusion, anger, love, hope, dreams and jumping hormones, and no can understand what is going on, not the child and more than often, not the parent either. Especially important then to not back away from any topic, no matter how embarrassing or difficult. Don't give them some dry or dismissive adult answer, tell them the facts, tell...
Pouring rain, awful traffic jams, broken roads in what was bragged about as our Millennium City are only making matters worse.
New year resolutions
Are you doing this job simply because it was the first thing that came around and it was fun? You weren't particularly passionate about it, but it clicked in some ways, and before you knew it, decades had gone by - and suddenly there was an element of "What am I doing here?"
A shrinking consumer base means shrinking revenues and it doesn't matter what it is as long as it sells, says Manika Raikar Ahirwal.