#FitIndiaMovement: How smartphones are ruining your child’s fitness

In order to promote fitness among youth, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the #FitIndiaMovement on the occasion of National Sports Day. The Prime Minister said, sports is directly related to fitness and fitness is not a word but a necessary condition of healthy and prosperous life. He said, fitness has been an integral part of […]

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#NoMobileKnowFamily: Cell phone addiction can affect the parent-child relationship

#NoMobileKnowFamily: Cell phone addiction can affect the parent-child relationship

Our generation is addicted to smartphone, so much so that they have begun to rule our lives. These days, school going children are also glued to the mobile phones. It takes a toll on their health as well as it affects their academic performance. Limiting cell phone use can be helpful for children. Speaking to […]

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Pune film-maker makes a short film on mobile addiction

Ambadas, the protagonist of this short film is farm labourer. His new smartphone falls in a dry drainage. For the next 24 hours, he struggles to rescue his phone. The story touches upon the subtle changes in the society. Finally, Ambadas enters the drainage and realises how lonely is he in this populated world. The […]

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Sachin Tendulkar: Unfit, unhealthy India will be a recipe for disaster

Sachin Tendulkar: Unfit, unhealthy India will be a recipe for disaster

On Friday, the Master Blaster took to social media platform with the message of ‘transforming India from being a sport loving nation to a sport playing nation’. As our eating sessions are bigger and sporting sessions are shorter. He emphasised on building a sporting culture in the country, otherwise a young, unfit, unhealthy India will […]

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#NoMobileKnowFamily: Celebrities and politicians advocate a ‘gadget-free’ family time

Our generation is addicted to smartphone, so much so that they have begun to rule our lives. If you use your smartphone as a ‘security blanket’ to relieve feelings of anxiety, loneliness, or awkwardness in social situations, you’ll succeed only in cutting yourself off further from the people around you. Staring at your phone will […]

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#NoMobileKNowFamily: Beware, 2-year olds can also suffer from mobile addiction

#NoMobileKnowFamily: Beware, 2-year olds can also suffer from mobile addiction

‘Gadget-free hours’ are the need of the hour. With most parents showcasing their children’s talent of using gadgets efficiently, it seems to be like a qualification of intellectuality. However, psychiatrists say that the ‘gadget nanny’ for kids and newborns is more than just harmful. “A 2-year-old boy had come to me with his elder brother […]

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#NoMobileKnowFamily: Know how a Mumbai family balances life offline

Most of our parents would agree that in their times, returning back after a hard day’s work meant sitting with the family and chatting about the whole day at office, school, college or so. However, that seems difficult now. But, Sawants from Mumbai are giving us bonding goals by keeping up this tradition. Apurva Sawanat […]

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#NoMobileKnowFamily: Cell phone addiction can affect the parent-child relationship

#NoMobileKnowFamily: A campaign to reconnect families

A study, published in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrics, involved in-depth interviews with 35 caregivers, which included mums, dads and grandmothers. Participants expressed an internal struggle between multi-tasking mobile technology use, work and children, and emotional tensions around disrupting family routines. Parents also described more attention-seeking behaviour from children when they were heavily […]

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