Happy Diwali

Dear friends, We take this opportunity to wish all our a friends a lovely Diwali and also to inform you that we will return to our regular posts on Friday the 9th of November. Masala Chai

Cutting Chai: October Blues

Good morning everyone!! We are busy ideating, researching and writing.. the strip aptly captures Masala Chai's mood. #cuttingchai #masalachaimusings Have a lovely weekend and a great week ahead!

Conversations with an older self

On the occasion of the the International day for older persons that has just passed, we bring you a light-hearted essay from an old (as in long-standing) friend who currently teaches Psychology at Gargi College. She weaves together her experiences about growing older, and the conversations that happen around the topic of "not looking her... Continue Reading →

Cutting Chai: Conversations about pacifiers

Conversations about Pacifiers Masala Chai team and Facebook friends. Image accessed from https://www.everydayfamily.com/bobbing-pacifiers/ Several years ago, I posted a comment on facebook about pacifiers. Over the months that have passed, the conversation has continued and we thought it would be an interesting follow up to our earlier post on pacifiers: (https://masalachaimusings.com/2018/03/09/soothing-an-infant-mothers-pacifiers-and-others). More recently, we have found... Continue Reading →

The Future of Childhood – Part 2

On Friday the 7th of September, we brought you the first part of an essay by lawyer and activist Suranya Aiyar. Please do take a look at the the post and comments posted by some of our readers Robert Serpell here:  https://masalachaimusings.com/2018/09/07/the-future-of-childhood We continue the second and last section of the essay with an apology for... Continue Reading →

Cutting Chai: Ekaki Parivar (‘एकाकी परिवार’)

Yesterday, at a social event, I heard this term for the first time: 'एकाकी परिवार’, (Ekaki parivar); during a discussion related to family size and number of children. A point that was being made that people who move away from traditional larger families for work, have fewer children because "एकाकी परिवार में मुश्किल होता है”... Continue Reading →

Cutting chai: Ways of knowing

In our journey as humans, we have always been fascinated by our capacity for knowledge and our self-awareness. No other species has these abilities developed to the level achieved by human beings.  Several theories emerging from different parts of the world at different times, have been dedicated to examining and explaining how it is that... Continue Reading →

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