The great Indian election process has been completed. As the results pour in and we find that people have chosen, we look back at the election process for interesting news items that came up. This is one of the most fascinating pieces that we came across: 😳 From the sounds of it, this family operates... Continue Reading →
Yet another case of children’s separation from their biological parents in the UK. As far as I can tell, they are Indian citizens. Seems to me that the CPS simply wanted to teach the father a lesson for being uncooperative. Aren’t they (CPS) also extending similar injustice on the children by removing them from their... Continue Reading →
On Kadak Chai today, our post relates to conversations in Indian homes. This one’s Kadak (strong) since some of the extracts May be a bit difficult to grasp. Anyway, we hope that the messages get through and we look forward to your comments. Like anywhere else in the world, conversations in Indian homes are loaded... Continue Reading →
Today we provide you a link to an article that appeared in Mint Lounge last Saturday (20th of April, 2019). Apart from the discussions about social change and cultural practices, an interesting insight came from our friend from Iceland, Gunnella Þorgeirsdóttir who identified an interesting parallel. The word for relationships in Icelandic is samband! We... Continue Reading →
Karjat to Kondane Time-travel Journeys in India are like time-travel. Within a span of a few hours, one is transported through ways of living that span centuries, even millennia, but one would have to ignore a few mobile phones and fitness centers along the way. Just last weekend, we experienced time-travel during an impromptu visit... Continue Reading →
Kiran Kler Saluja This is the second in the Spring diaries from my friend Kiran. I am quite sad that WordPress doesn't permit the uploading of videos to the essay because Kiran has recorded a delightful video of their nesting. A quick note to add (particularly for birders, the pictures were taken from a safe... Continue Reading →
Kiran (Kler) Saluja "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has" Margaret Mead Given the depressing nightmare that we are living through in today's world, I decided to bring some joy into our lives by growing a Monarch garden. Last... Continue Reading →
In the year 2013, I was approached to write Dr. Anandalakshmy’s biography for a publication on ‘Eminent Indian Psychologists’. I was both delighted and daunted by the responsibility, but greatly enjoyed writing this essay with inputs from Neerja Sharma and Dipali Taneja (thank you). This draft version is in fact, the final submitted to the editors with Dr. Anandalakshmy’s approval. Unfortunately, the editors of the volume believed that its rather unique format didn't fit in with the rest of the volume and required ‘correction’. They proceeded to make dramatic (read disastrous) changes while retaining the ‘facts’. We were given the “choice” to approve or quit! With a great deal of reluctance, both of us agreed and it is now available in print. I believe that the final version lacks soul and for some years now, I have been sitting with this essay wondering when and where to place it for others to read. Here it is for you.