By Mila Tuli Today we feature an essay by Mila Tuli regarding the place of culture in our everyday lives. This essay was first posted in City Sabha, a team of inter-disciplinary thinkers, creatives, and activists working towards inclusive and sustainable cities. Mila Tuli, Ph. D. is an Associate Professor at Institute of Home Economics, […]
Today’s photo essay brings a small story from the annual festival held at the Nyoma monastery, with a brief introduction and references to the spiritual and religious activity of the Changpas, a deeply religious Buddhist community. We focus on the lighthearted role children play in the sombre ceremonies of the festival.
This week our team is a bit occupied with other academic and personal tasks, so we thought of revisiting three posts from the past. The first one relates to the benefits of rote learning, a largely ignored strategy in the new wave of activity-based learning strategies, the second relates to unique languages that explore the […]
This week, we break our regular schedule to announce an online conference by the American University of Paris. Registration is open and it starts this morning (20th May, 2020). May 20–30, 2020#PGC2020 – Virtual Conference “The Psychology of Global Crises: State Surveillance, Solidarity and Everyday Life” discusses the impact of past and current, global and […]
As I reflect on pending tasks like attending to unwashed dishes, a pile of sweaty clothes, or proposed projects, finding the mindspace for writing posts for Masala Chai has become a serious challenge. By the time there is some semblance of domestic order, the most productive hours have slipped past and the heavy heat of […]
Part 2 of our review of the Netflix documentary series ‘Babies’ The is the second in the two-part review of the series ‘Babies’. In this post, we examine some scientific claims and ethical concerns related to research with children and their families by taking the first episode on ‘Love’. You can revisit our previous post […]
Dear readers, we had planned on posting the second review of the Netflix documentary Babies titled “Love in the time of Infancy”, but plans changed. We became a little fatigued with viewing MRI scans and hearing about Oxytocin levels as “evidence for the existence of love” between babies and parents, and the essay is as […]
She was about half my age when I first met her, although we had heard stories about her constantly expanding family of dolls. We spent some time together one summer when she came to visit her aunt, my mentor. An intensely curious young girl in a quiet sort of way, one always got the impression […]