As the finale of Season 2 of my show, ‘The Tara Sharma Show – Ek Nayi Ma ka Safar’ coincidentally happens to air on Mother’s Day, somehow I can’t help but feel it is a sign. The success of the show touch wood, in a big way is thanks to the influence that my parents have had on me and perhaps on my parenting style and even the very concept of my show.
I always say in my show, I am no mummy expert but rather a regular mum who is always learning, and this non patronizing tone that has struck a cord with our audience is also something that perhaps comes from my mum.
Like all of you probably do, I too love my family more than anything. In fact I believe one should celebrate everyone everyday, All Mums, Dads, our kids, husbands, everyone. So much of what we are comes from them. I am very close to all of them, but as today is carved out for mums, and this being aMother’s Day feature, this one’s directed at my Mum!
My Mum, Susan Sharma is English, and my Dad, Partap Sharma, who devastatingly passed in 2011 was Punjabi, Indian, so I am a blend of both…a ‘mixed breed’ as we used to joke in school days. I believe my Dad is always with us and so much of that strength and belief comes from my Mum’s silent strength and values in dealing with situations.
My mum is a very balanced, practical and loving person. Mummy came to India overland 45 years ago! Yes in a caravan! Though from an affluent family, Mum had and has an incredible sense of adventure but always with a balanced head on her shoulders! Like in a legendary love story movie, Mum met my charismatic Dad at a party, fell in love, got married, had me and my sister and Bombay has been home for her and us all, ever since.
My best friend, my confidante, my Mum. Mutual respect, huge encouragement for all we do, great help in helping brining up our young sons, Zen and Kai and respect of each other, are only tips of the ice berg in trying to thank mum.
As you all must be itching to thank your mums and enjoy Mother’s Day, and you should! I will close only by saying Thank you so much Mum for everything and today, our finale episode is dedicated to you. I hope to be even half as good a mum to our kids, Zen and Kai as you have been to me.
Happy Mother’s Day everyone!
Also as our finale is today, I would also like to say thank you all for being such an incredible audience and say bye bye for a short while. It is rather emotional for us that the Season is closing as as you know we have all become like a virtual family and creating the show is somewhat of a passion for me and our team. But thanx to all your superb feedbck, the channels have on offered us a slot for a Season 3 of our show! So from Jan 2014 we will be back on Colors and Nick and in between we hope to do an English version of Season 2 and lots more stuff on our digital platforms. So do keep interacting with me her and on FB and twitter and once again thank you all!
Another thanks is to my incredible family. Iam the mum I am thanks to influences from my own parents as I have written in this piece but also thanks to our own children Zen and Kai and my husband Roopak. You all have taught me to be a mother, so thank you!
Happy Mother’s Day everyone….whether you are a mother or the child of a mother or both, we all know and understand and share a mother bond, so this day is for everyone!
Ans: The moment I gave birth to our first child, Both my husband Roopak and I were overwhelmed and consumed by an inexplainable amazing feeling. It was the best moment of our lives and set the stage for parenthood for us. I love being a Mm and Roopak loves being a Dad so in many ways I think that incredible feeling was just the begining of touch wood a life time of loving being parents. We had the same amazing ‘best moment ever’ feeling when our younger son Kai was born, so becoming a Mum for the second time was equally amazing and the process of being a Mum continues to and touch wood will always be fantastic. Of course there are ups and downs and multitasking is a big part but as Roopak often jokes, ‘Tara you were born to be a Mum’ and I think I agree! Am ure most parents feel this way too!
Do you think motherhood has changed you? What changes do you see in yourself?
Ans: I think deep down I am the same person as before yet motherhood has made me more selfless. Though of course I was, am and will always be extremely close to my parents, having kids of our own now, always makes me put them and our family before myself and I think that is something that hopefully makes me a better person. Also as I work and have a TV show that I have conceptualised, co-produce and host, The Tara Sharma Show - Ek Nayi Ma ka Safar (Season 2) all about the adventures of being a Mum, I really find that motherhood has made me a better multitasker and oddly enough a better career woman! Motherhood also makes me always try and seek the best for my kids, to teach them the best values etc, and the immense pure love I think has made me softer. But essentially my innate personality is the same!
How do you manage to raise your kids alongside a busy professional life? Ans: Touch wood I am very lucky as I came up with the of a show about the adventures of bringing up kids, The Tara Sharma Show - Ek Nayi Ma ka Safar (Season 2), and so alot of my work is around the kids. It is my diary as a new Mum. And is a non patronising ofetn humourous and hopefully helpful look at bringing up kids. My husband Roopak’s company, The 120 Media Collective, is co-producing it with me, so with a super team and great sponsors, Johnson’s Baby, our Presenting Sponsor and Gitanjali our media partner and with the show on 3 of the best channels, Colors, Nick and Nick Junior, it has been a fantastic way for me to be wth our kids and also work. As for outside assignments, yes I do take some on, but always wth our kids as priority, everyone is different and as I always say we are all learning to be parents and what works for one may or may not work for another, so some mums may like to stay home, some to go out and work, and some like me, to combine both!
Who is more mischievous of the two kids? How do you discipline them at times when they turn too notorious? Ans: It’s hard to say who is more mischievious as they are both very young. Just 3.5 and 1.5 and changing and growing so fast. Sometimes one is naughtier and some times the other. Roopak and I are not very strict parents but of course when we have to be we are. It’s all about balance, I think. Not being too lenient or too strict and trying to make love surround each act even if strict. So yes we sometimes when needed give them ‘talkings to:)’.
How important do you think is a father’s role in raising a child? Do you and your husband spend equal time with the kids?
Ans: Dad’s are of course extremely important in raising a child. I was extremely close to my Dad and when he passed on I was devastated but truly believe he is wth us always. What parents give us is immense love and their values which are a legacy that lives wth us forever. Roopak is a very involved Dad and is very much part of handling the boys, but however of course due to the nature of his busy work, he is at the office most of the day. However we have a very combined parenting style I would say and I often consult him on things and evenings and Sundays are sacred family time where he really bonds with the kids. I find as they get older Daddy has a bigger role to play as when they were small babies, Roopak didn’t really do much diaper changing and burping and that kind of thing, but as they grow, he does lots of quality time stuff with them , as do I.
How were you as a child? Do you think your children are naughtier in comparison?
Ans: You would have to ask my Mum this haaha! From what I hear I was quite a tom boy and quite competitive as a kid. I studied a lot as I got older and became quite nerdy! I think I was a typical goody goody girl. But however I was also naughty I am told. Can’t say who is naughtier as I can’t remember myself at the age our kids are now:)!
How do you spend quality time with your kids?
Ans: As I work from home, tough I work hard on our show, the huge advantage is I am always around for the kids. So we spend alot of quality time together. Touch wood we also go for holidays when we can, and capture them in our show too so oddly the show enables us to even do more quality time things than may have been possible without it! So playing together, reading, bath time, going to teh stables, music class. So many things. And a family tardition is every night before we put the kids to bed we have family ‘cuddle time’ which the kids call ‘cuddy cuddy time’!
How do you keep your children engaged?
Ans: I am amazed how quickly children absorb things and learn. In our show we also have some tips from experts, as as I always say I am not an expert, just a Mum who is learning. Do our show expert psychiatrist actually told us that maximum learning for everyone happens between 0 and 7 years of age. So really our kids minds are like sponges and they get engaged, absorb and learn faster than adults I think! So usually everything that interests them , engages them, and when their attention gets diverted I rarely push them as they are too young yet to be forced to concentrate.
As parents, we always compare our parenting style with that of our parents. Do you think you are a better mom in comparison to your own mother? If not, why do you think so?
Ans: I think most of us subconsciously adopt our own parents’ parenting styles to an extent. And my parents were both more communicative and ‘discussion’ oriented than strict. From a very young age they respected us and of course tried to instill the right values in us, and if we were naughty or veered from the right track, before being too strict they would usually try and understand why and what and then explain why we should or shouldn’t do something. I think Roopak and I tend to do this too. So actually we both have similar parenting styles to our own parents I think and I think that is because we adore and respect our parents and touch wood feel we turned out ok haaha so use alot of their inputs. We loive in the same building as my parents and as I mentioned Dad passed but I still if in a real jam, consult my mum and wonder what Dad would say and of course ask Roopak. so I think we are very similar parents, not better or worse. Also our kids will be able to answer this when older haaha afterall they will be the judges of our parenting and how they turn out will be the big reflection!
Are you a fussy parent? Do you give your sons some space?
Ans: I am quite protective and spend alot of time wth them but as I am a working mum, yes I do give space too.
What differences do you see in the parenting techniques today and 20 years back?
Ans: Parenting to me is different for each parent and each family. What works for one may or may not work for another so I don’t think one can make too generic a statement about parenting styles then and now. However undoubtedly a big change for this generation is technology and that has also enabled a lot more mums to possible work from home. Like for example me. Being the conceptualiser, co-producer and host of our show, yet always being there for and wth our kids has been enabled by computers, blackberrys etc, hence technology has made more of us multitasking mums and perhaps that is a generational change. However Mums have always multitasked but I think this technology thing is new to our generation. As for other styles those are specific to each person, not generic for a generation in my opinion.
What is the most challenging aspect of being a working parent?
Ans: As mentioned I am very lucky as my work enables me to be wth my kids and still work so I feel blessed as I love being part of most of all they do and yet be mentally stimulated and working creating my show. Yet even though I mainly work with them around I still find as I am involved in every aspect of the show that sometimes I am mentally very consumed in work and I have to tell myself to chill and make sure we have quality time with the kids always. Balance is important. So finding the right balance can sometimes be a challenge but as I said touch wood for me it seems to have worked!
13. Do you fulfill all the wishes of your sons?
You will have to ask them that haaha! Ofcourse as parents we always want our kids to be happy, be good people and be healthy..so one gives what one can always trying to make sure they have the right values and do not get spoilt. Also as often as possible I point out that there are many less privileged children so we must always be grateful and give back and help those less privileged.
14.One virtue you want your children to grow up with.
So many. As above we all want our kids to be hapy, have good values and be healthy. So lots of valeues to make them good people. But as my parents never forced us, I would like us to teach by example and hope we can be good role models and teach them good values.
15.What made you decide that you would like to do season two of your show ?
Touch wood we had great response to Season 1 of our show and so we decided to do Season 2!
16.Do you think it’s right for your kids to be exposed to the glamour world at such young age.
If you have seen our show you will see that the kids are not exposed to anything that is remotely stressful or over glamorous or any such things. The show is my actual diary as a mum. And all the fun, interesting and hopefully helpful tings we do together as a family. We never ‘shoot ‘ in the sense of make up and rehearsals and sets etc, instead it is just one very close friend who is our camera man and works for my hisband’s company, The 120 Media Collective, who shoots what and when we want to. This show touch wood is getting amazing response as people seem to relate to it as in life whoever you are, rich, poor, successful or not, one common emotion we all share is love for our kids. All this show is is my portrayal of that and if anything it has enabled all of us to be together and yet work…a privilege very few people have and again each to their own but for me that is mor valuable than if I had to leave them for long periods of time and go away to work. So seeing a bit of glamour is fine, as long as they are grounded and well valued individuals.
17.As you have cameras 24*7 in your face, don’t you miss your privacy ?
As mentioned above we do not have cameras in our faces all the time at all. I write, co-produce and host the show, with an amazing team, so ofcourse we chose what and when we want to shoot and in fact I am my own boss! There is no intrusion on our privacy and if anything in many ways I think thanks to the show we do even more together than we might have, as we have travel episodes, and out and about, and raising awareness for causes etc, so no intrusion at all. And just glad that all the viewers say they feel great as they relate to all the real things we show. Nothing fake, no contests or stress, so not a reality show in the game sense at all, but rather just real life, and only what and when we want to show it.
Any plans of getting back to the movies?
Yes sure. If a great offer comes my way I am very open to it.. However now that I have had the taste of creating my own show and working on my own terms and always making my family priority, It would have to be a really super role and set up to pull me away from the, even for a bit! But yep if a great one comes, great and if not, I am so grateful to have great sponsors, Johnson’s Baby and super channels Colors, Nick and Nick Junior and the wonderful team at my hisband’s company, The 120 Media Collective, who have all come together and believed in me and enabled our show to become a reality and touch wood a super success! Mostly of course I thank my family, my parents, my husband Roopak who as I joke is my co-producer of our kids and our showJ and of course our amazing kids Zen and Kai who make our show possible!
What are your favourite travel destinations in India and abroad?
Honestly to me all the places we have visited have been super. I believe a lot of your enjoyment of a place begins in your mind.. If you decide and chose to make a trip fun, whatever the place and whatever the facilitites, you will succeed (most often:)) So for example as in our show we travel alot and have featured places like Thailand, Kalimpong, Cannes and London, if I had to chose I would say all are super but the really baby friendly and easy ones have been Goa, Cape Town, Singapore and Mahableshwar.. But as I say all places have their pros and cons and its up to make more of the pros than the cons!
Quick short qs
1. Your morning starts with?
Time with our kids and my husband before they all go to school and work respectively and I then do some exercise and start work too!
2. Five things you do not miss while packing for a vacation with your kids.
diapers for our younger baby, clothes, basic medicines, Johnson’s Baby products like moisturiser, shampoo and baby wipes, toys and or books to entertain them with
3. What do your kids enjoy eating the most?
Touch wood Zen and Kai enjoy most food but I thing at the moment chappatis and pasta with bolonaise sauce are favourites, oh and chocolates as a treat of course!
4. Are you a tea person or a coffee?
Coffee…and Roopak is very particular about having freshly brewed great coffee at home and at his office, so now I also enjoy freshly brewed coffee
5. Are you able to sneak out some private time with Roopak?
Yes as we have good help touch wood and my Mum lives in the same building. My Dad passed on recently which is devastating for us all but I always feel he is wth us always too.
6. What are your favourite travel destinations in India and abroad?
7. What is your favourite street food?
Sev puri and paani puri (though of course I make sure that is with mineral water) and momos!
8. Are you planning any brand endorsements?
If a great offer comes my way, sure!! If any brands out there are reading this that’s a hint haaha:)
9. Do you plan to launch to launch a clothing line for kids?
No plans of that at the moment….I have my hands quite full now as I conceptualise, co-produce and host our show and our kids of course haaha so no time to design clothes but who knows what will be next!
10. Do you plan to have more kids?
No…much as we would love to I think 2 is great and enough…but again each to their own and even with us, one can never say never haaha!
11. How to you feel we can tackle the issue of female foeticide in India? Education and respect for all should be taught and given to each and every child in the country and the world. At a grassroots level I think that if will inculcate a sense of respect for women and girls and everyone for that matter, eventually hopefully we will irradicate female foeticide. That is a long term solution as kids of today are the adults of tomorrow. And now I think there should be severe laws and punishments against any one who practices such heinous crimes. Also I believe we should not be gender biased either way, as we want respect for all, boys, girls, women and men. We do not want the next generation to be biased against boys either.
12. What kind of music do your kids enjoy?
All…touch wood they both love music. A current favourite is Gangam style haaha!
13. Do they watch cartoon shows? Which are their favourites.?
Not much TV but a favourite is our show! And on Cbeebees Show me show me and Waybaloo
14. Do you wish to have a daughter?
I only wish for happy, wonderful, healthy kids. Gender makes no difference.
15. Where do you see yourself five years down the line?
Doing what I am doing and hopefully doing it well. That is being a multitasking Mum and wife and also an entrepreneur and actor! And of course hopefully all of our family including me being happy and healthy.
16. Are you spiritual person? Yes…not so religious but I do believe in some bigger force and am quite spiritual and philosophical
17. Do you read out to your kids? Yes
18. Please recommend five books for every mother to read out to her kids.
My Dad, Partap Sharma, was a brilliant author and also wrote amazing childrens; books. In fact just before he passed he wrote a book of original songs / rhymes called ‘Songs for KaiZen’. It is brilliant and we will soon get it published so I would reccomend that, then Goldilocks is a favourite, Roopak tells them a bedtime story every night called Baaje and Boju:) (the old woman and man who pulled out a carrot), Dad’s Dog Detective Ranjha, and a book of ‘Favourite fair tales’ as kids love listening and absorbing and recognising stories.
Here is an interview I did on traveling with our kids.. A few tips & tricks:) and as I am always learning do share any helpful tips you may have with us here too:)! It was for Sakal Times…Hope they are helpful:)
Q- When is a good time to start travelling with young children?
Ans- As always I say each to their own when it comes to parenting. Yes there are some generic rules but more often than not you have to do what works for you as a family and your circumstances.Most doctors recommend that you only travel with children post 3 months and of course ensure the trip is safe, comfortable and all are healthy. As a family we travel quite a wlot and both our kids took their first flight at about 4 months and that worked for us. Some people wait longer and that is also fine.
Q- What types of destinations should you choose, considering there aren’t many child-friendly hotels in India?
Ans- Again this is subjective as each family has different interests and hence destination choices. But yes if it is a family holiday woith young kids it would be adviseable to chose places which have plenty of nature, maybe some parks and some child friendly amenities. More and more hotels in India and all over the world are becoming ‘family friendly’ and have special kids play areas and even crèches for kids. As in our show, Johnson’s Baby presents ‘The Tara Sharma Show – Ek Nay Ma ka Safar (Season 2) ‘ a lot of our episodes are shot on our holidays we actually show how you can even make places that may seem non baby friendly, into being baby friendly! A lot of this is in your attitude. Sometimes one has to relax and decide this is a great holiday where the kids are the focus and you may surprise yourself by seeing and doing more than you may have without the kids!
Q- What would you recommend —- air, train or road trips —- when travelling with kids?
Ans- Strangely enough our kids have been very good travellers right from their first trip. And much like everything about being a new parent, often too much advice and peoples’ over warnings frighten us. Kids are amazingly adaptable if encouraged to be so. If flying I recommend feeding small babies during take off and landing to avoid ear aches due to air pressure. And for car, train and plane trips depending on the length of trip try and chose the right timings and entertainment tools for the journey. For eg for short trips, afternoons are often good as anap often helpfs and for long flights for eg the night is good as often the flight sound is soporiphic and they sleep well. Yes there can be car sickness etc in which case listen to them. Stop as much as needed and don’t be in a hurry! The journey is part of the holiday so enjoy it too!
Q- All cautious moms would like to pack their child’s suitcase to the brim. But what should actually go in and what can stay behind?
Ans-Usually a suitcase is big enough to put most things in! But it’s the hand bag or carry bag you jhave to be sensible about. Basic necessities like water, a light snack, basic medicines if God forbid needed, a moisturizer (we use Johnson’s Baby an what’s great about a brand like this is even if you forget it you can buy it everywhere!), diapers if a small baby, Johnson’s Baby wipes – to keep them clean on a trip and a spare set of clothes! In the suitcase of course everything else. Toys, clothes, JB shampoo etc.
Q- What foods and medicines would come handy?
Ans- Nuts like almonds, walnuts and pistachios are handy as they work as an instant mood reliever and are also packed with various health benefits. To keep a smile on my child’s face, I would surprise him with a bar or two of his favourite candy or a few biscuits. Any prescriptions or medications for allergies, asthma or specific health conditions along with a first aid kit are essentials.
Q- Any suggestions how to keep children engaged on a long trip?
Ans- I always carry their favourite books, scribbling pads and any other toy that helps to entertain. Long trips are also a great time to play fun games and have lots of chats and bond as a family. Also we do lots of singing on trips as our kids being young just 3.5 and 1.5 they love their nursery rhymes. We did this as kids wth my parenst too and so did Roopak so I think we often bring up our kids as we were brought up. Am sure a lot of you do the same!
Q- Can you enjoy the trip if baby, hubby and you travel? Or should you also take parents or in-laws or the nanny along?
Ans- Ever since our kids have been born I have done every trip wth them and ofcourse my husband and I can’t imagine a holiday without them all. Everyone is different and some peole may like to go alone so again there are no rules but for me I love us all being together. With just one child we traveled all over with no help, just the 3 of us, but with 2 kids now when possible we do take my Mum when she is free and if not, and if possible we have taken our nanny a few times. Again it depends on the place and situation. Often on Roopak’s work trips we accompany him and shoot for our showJ so a way for me to be wth the family and work and have a great holiday!
Q- Can you share some of your travelling experiences with your kids when it was tough to handle them and you also managed to overcome the challenges?
Ans- for this you must watch our show!!! It is on every Sunday 10:30am Colors and 9pm Nick wth a repeat on Saturdays 830am Colors and 1pm Nick Junior. The show is my diary as a new mum.It is a non-patronising, honest and sometimes humorous and hopefully helpful look at the adventures of brining up kids. As a family we travel a lot so travel is also part of it. Hence the are trips to London, Kalimpong, Cannes, Mahableshwar etc featured in the show. There are always more ups than downs but yes sometimes there are challenges like for eg on our trip to Kalimpong the very windy roads made the kids feel quite car sick, but by stopping enough, singing and distracting them and making the journey part of the holiday and fun, we enjoyed it all and so did they! So enjoy every minute of traveling with your kids, it’s a different kind of holiday but it’s amazing!
Just noticed my last blog post was about 20 days ago! Though I try to be a regular poster have to say the last new weeks have been particularly hectic. This Sunday episode 7 of our show airs so we are officially half way through the Season so I guess it’s natural for things to be hectic and as I am fast learning putting a TV show together with everything that goes with it, even with a superb team has made us all Jacks of all trades as apart from creating, scripting and shooting, there’s sponsor deals and marketing and constant updates that keep us on our toes!
So once again this is a hastily written post, so apologies.
Our episode on Sun apart from having all the ingredients of our show, is worth a special mention as it also aims to raise awareness for a great NGO, The Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA)…Our kids and I had a little party for about 30 CPAA kids at Funky Monkeys and we all had a great time. Heart wrenching as it is to see the little kids God forbid unwell, the NGO reassures us by saying if there is enough awareness and touch wood detection is in time, 80-90% of those kids will recover completely. So spreading awareness is very important and I hope the show helps that process and maybe gets some generous viewers to donate to amazing causes such as this.
Just recently Roopak did a brilliant presentation at Links Dubai titled, ‘Content is King, Distribution is God’. Slowly by doing a few small budget films and now our show, though I do agree with this I also think we should add, ‘Marketing is Queen’, to that statement as from what I have experienced with our show these last 6 weeks, I firmly believe even if you have super content (and thank you for all the amazing feedback on our show:)) and the best distribution channels (we are so grateful to have Colors, Nickkelodeon and Nick Jr airing our show) and even an amazing team at The 120 Media Collective and fantastic sponsors, Johnson’s Baby. Even with a fantabulous package like that, what is the point if no one knows of it…and there comes Marketing!
So important but now so expensive! Touch wood our sponsors did some marketing and their PR machinery is in place and as you well know I update probably to an annoying degree on social media (sorry if my updates are too frequent haaha) but when people say they loved the show but only just heard of it, or didn’t, I feel determined to get more people to know!
So yes, we did a deal with a brand (Gitanjali) for a media association and we got some more ads in the papers so hope that helps. And when the word starts spreading itself and when like last week at Lakhme Fashion Week, a band of people come rushing upto me saying they love our show, or like yesterday a driver in my building says ‘show bahut achha hai madam’, or when our kids friends ask to be in it, I feel thrilled, a personal high that all our hard work is paying.
You see, having done many films, where gratification is often immediate as their budgets are usually high enough to promote and promote all in it, here with our little show, every tweet, every FB comment and every ad helps loads so thanks guys for being my loyal audience as eventually it is only for you guys that we make the show, and your great responses are what keep me going when the going gets tough!
Oh and look, our first international award! Just saw this tweet:
Our show won a bronze at the Hollywood A List Awards Yipeee!
Hopefully there will be many more of these and I will not have to keep begging for more marketing and annoying you all with updates haaha!
And sometimes doing things quite unrelated to the show, end up also becoming a bit about it, in the attempt to spread the word. For eg in a recent interview I did on BBC World with the fab Jon Soppel on the ‘Changing Role of Women in India’, we had a wonderful discussion and hopefully quite serious but again I slipped into promoting my show and felt shy to have done so but as it was coming out the next day and as budgets are so tight even there I found myself marketing it! Fortunately Jon found it amusing and I hope others did too! Here’s the link: (of course the actual discussion is way more important and interesting than my show plugs but just an eg of how a desire to get the word out can getter the better of me:) so sorry!
So as we have just had a fun, dry, colourful Holi morning I leave on a bright note of hope and colours and wishes to you all to have a wonderful Holi and as I am learning and trying to teach our kids, happiness most often comes from within, so much as possible we should all try and be positive, colourful and happy within!
This was a quick post in haste as rushing to pick up our kids from school, get to the chat and then shoot a wonderful annual day for of a schoool for kids with special needs, which will be featured on our show to raise awareness and honour those working so selflessly for such amazing causes.
So on that note I will go back to being that multitasking new age woman we often speak of!
Hi! I’m Tara Sharma Saluja, an actress doing a TV show on the most incredible journey of my life, bringing up our babies. My husband, Roopak and I have two young sons, 3 year old Zen and 1 year old Kai. So from pregnancy to old wives’ tales to travelling around the world with babies to life at home in Bombay, I try and show peeks into our adventures. It’s not intended to be patronising or a rulebook to parenting but more of a humourous take on one way, our way. And we’re learning all the time!