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Sid Balachandran

I am an independent writer, multi-award winning blogger and a short-story author, who has been published in a number of leading magazines and online portals. Professionally an engineer, I am now a work-from-home Dad, and write on parenting, social satire, humour, lifestyle and writing in general. 


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Hello, Can you hear me?

    Have you ever wondered how it would feel if you could hear nothing? Not the chirping birds, the...

Are your kids missing out on their last chance to grow?

As a parent, I’ve always naively assumed that a lot of parenting woes about my child’s growth would end by the time he reached five. This was until I recently spoke to a fellow mother who said something that set some alarm bells ringing in my head.

Hey Dad, Can you walk the walk?

"We live in a world where the onus is being put on women to protect themselves, rather than teaching men to respect women and all living beings. As a father to a son who grows up in this world, I refuse to stand by simply and just watch. The change starts with you. So are you ready to walk the talk? I am."

The Young And The Restless

 There are days when I look at my soon-to-be five-year-old and be awed about ‘how mature he is and how...

Love Relationships

On love, relationships and #WhatWomenReallyWant

A chance conversation with a friend about relationships and the opportunity to speak at an event titled #WhatWomenReallyWant is how we ended up with this piece. Oh! And there's a video. Of what? Well, you're just going to have to read/watch and find out.

Help! I’ve read a Parenting Book!

There is such a thing as 'too much information'. Especially when it comes to Parenting. Sometimes, we just need to 'wing it'

16 . . . going on 17

I’m usually a ‘let’s look forward’ kind of person, rather than keep staring at the ‘rearview’ mirror types, when it comes to years. But as we move from 'not-so-sweet 16' to 'hopeful 17', here are 16 lessons I've learnt so far.

The Writing Conundrum

I have a rather peculiar problem that relates to writing. I don't think we're quite in 'love'.

The Great Indian ATM Quest

From making chit chat with strangers to sharing a pizza, the Great Indian ATM quest has been eye-opening. But sometimes, theres an App that can help.

‘Amma’ Mia

'Amma' Mia - A little confession for this mother of mine. She hates PDA, so let's share it :D

Begin Again

They say 'Time heals everything'. But, does it really? Some wounds are deeper than they appear.

Travel Blues and Wanderlust bugs

What's the first thing that comes to your mind when someone says 'Travel' ?


Help! I've been Daddy-Tagged!

A Mug of …..

I develop strange relationships with inanimate objects. Like mugs. What can I say - sometimes, a mug is not just a mug.

Of Girls, Boys, Dolls and Trucks

"Pink is for girls. Blue is for boys. Women can't be the primary wage earner in a family. Men can't do household work. A working mother is evil for choosing career over her kids. " Have you ever considered that the reason that we're so far away from gender equality is because we're too busy adhering to stereotypes and not breaking some of these? #DaddyJournals

Shampoo and Hair

What’s your Shampoo?

Shampoo shopping gives most of us this ‘Joe Fox-esque’ moment. Remember the scene from the movie ‘You’ve Got Mail’ where Tom Hanks’ character talks about buying coffee at places like Starbucks. If you modify it slightly, I think it works well for shampoos too.

Subbu’s Sacrifice

In order to pass this exam, Subbu may promise to sacrifice the unthinkable! PS: If you get a pop-up on your browser, asking you to accept push notifications from this site, I'd appreciate it if you could press that Allow button. I promise - no spam.

The Bakery

Dr.Perry has warned chubby little Gary to stay off sweets and cakes. But when a new bakery teases him with its lovely aromas, can he resist?


Me, for Her

Do you remember the moment you first saw her? I do!

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