In India, autism is still widely misunderstood and, outside of the large cities, often undiagnosed. This article is the first in a bimonthly series that will address early child development.
Report in the Lancet shows that children across the globe will hit the same milestones, as long as basic needs are met Indian children cool off on a hot day in Delhi. Photograph: Money Sharma/EPA Healthy children develop in remarkably similar [...]
We had a neighbourhood meeting in my garden today. The average age of the participants was ten. The kids were serious and thoughtful. I had asked them to come because we had a situation. I thought they could help. One of our students had [...]
My package was due for arrival yesterday and the courier guy called me six times for directions. That’s pretty standard here in Dehradun. Their first call is to ask for the address. I’ve stopped pointing out to them that the address [...]
Barack Obama has never been to Dehradun. But he’s changed things for the better here. That’s how charisma, commitment and a sense of history work. Let me explain. When Barack Obama came to Delhi in November, I was one of the lucky [...]