Modi Did What Moms Could Not: Get Kids to Swachh Up During Vacations

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Modi Did What Moms Could Not: Get Kids to Swachh Up During Vacations

Illustration: Akshita Monga

“I

don’t want you to waste your summer vacations roaming around and doing nothing. Take some classes, help with housework and cleaning, learn some new skills.” – Every Indian mom before the dawn of that hallowed period in a child’s life, the summer vacation.

Summer vacations are that time of the year when teen laziness meets parental discipline head on in the Kurukshetra of wills, and things start to escalate for the worse. You want to wake up in the afternoon, have snacks at lunch time, lunch at dinner time, skip dinner, and binge-watch TV shows. But parents have a vastly different idea of how you should be spending your time.

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