The Indian Express: Nature Deficit Disorder – How to connect children to the great outdoors

The Indian Express: Nature Deficit Disorder: How to connect children to the great outdoors Wilderness has magic. Unlike TV and video games, where you can only hear and see, forests are where you have a sensational experience. Firsthand encounters with the wild can transform a child’s outlook. Kids would love a trip to the zoo. (Source:... Continue Reading →

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The Indian Express: Face Veil – Religion or Repression?

Faith on a Wing In Sri Lanka, the recent ban on face veils raises questions about free will and stirs up memories of a feisty woman who defied conventions. Written by Arefa Tehsin | New Delhi | Updated: June 9, 2019 7:29:30 am The limits of free will: The ban on face veil in Sri Lanka doesn’t... Continue Reading →

The Indian Express: Around a Campfire

What Draws City Dwellers to go on a Camping Trip  Written by Arefa Tehsin | Updated: May 5, 2019 Photographs: Adityavikram More Open skies: The chance to experience solitude, even when enjoying the camaraderie of friends, is what attracts city dwellers to camping. (Photos: Adityavikram More) Coming from a family of naturalists and some of the... Continue Reading →

The Indian Express – Living Among Lions

Living Among Lions By Arefa Tehsin Photos by Adityavikram More In Kenya, where the wild is nigh, and the head held high Caption: Sights and sounds: (From top) A cheetah mother with her young ones. (Photo: Adityavikram More)My introduction to Kenya was through two real-life stories — the man-eaters of Tsavo and my father’s Zanzibar-wale... Continue Reading →

Young India Book reviews Amra and the Witch

Amra and the Witch Author: Arefa Tehsin Illustrator: Chetan Sharma age group: 7+ yrs Number of pages: 66 Publisher: Duckbill Themes: fears witches Indian village Genre: fiction Amra was in trouble. Big trouble. As, in the popular adage, “Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong." Well, that was exactly what Amra’s day was like. First, the... Continue Reading →

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