Kadak Chai: Finding balance between global perspectives and local reality: Can globalization contribute to re-imagining the developmental sciences?

Plenary address at the Annual Conference of Jean Piaget Society, Portland, Oregon. June 7th, 2019 I’d like to acknowledge valuable inputs from Jaan Valsiner, Ashley Maynard, Robert Serpell, Shraddha Kapoor, Punya PIllai, and Deepa Chawla. I would also like to thank Ashley for the invitation to co-organise and speak at JPS. Sunil Bhatia has been […]

Annual Conference of the Jean Piaget Society

A Photo Album Sunil Bhatia is Internationally known for his work on self and identity within the context of migration, globalization and diaspora, he is a role model for emerging scholars in India and an inspiration to psychologists globally.  Based at Connecticut college, he is regularly on the move in response to invitations. At university, […]

Cutting chai: Another one gone……and another one…

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 […]

Conversations in Indian homes: Talking to everyone in general, no one in particular, and everything in-between

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 […]

Sambandham: Language, culture and social change

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 […]

Travelling through time: Along the river Ulhas and up to Kondane Caves

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 to Karjat for […]