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Sidharth Balachandran

Sidharth Balachandran
Sidharth Balachandran is an engineer who swapped his decade-long professional career to be a work-from-home dad. When not running after his three-year-old son, he writes about fatherhood, parenting, social satire, humour and some fiction.

6 life lessons I learned from my toddler

A father accompanied his toddler son to the playground and came back learning these lessons for life

Choosing a playschool for your child? Don’t overlook these key factors

With a plethora of nurseries and preschools to choose from, making the best decision for your child can seem overwhelming. Keep it simple and follow these basic guidelines

Odd man out: Confessions of a stay-at-home dad

Being a stay-at-home husband is still a relatively novel concept in India. Most male homemakers are met with hostility, contempt and puzzlement. Sidharth Balachandran bares all to share his experiences as a stay-at-home dad


Until the pandemic is declared to be over always:

  • Wear a proper face mask when stepping out
  • Maintain a distance of six feet
  • Wash your hands with soap and water frequently; Use a hand-sanitiser when outdoors

Follow the above protocol even if you are vaccinated.

If you have COVID-19 or suspect that you do, but have mild symptoms, including mild fever, tiredness, dry cough or sore throat, you should self-quarantine right away.