The Fear of Challenges

By Anjana Subramanian What is about a challenge that intimidate us? Is it the fear of not successfully achieving the goal or not having the guts to accept it right away? When I was a young girl, I wasn’t aware of this word. Things were accepted and done in a […]

November 3, 2019 · 2 comments · Articles

The Devil’s in the Detachment

By Mark Antony Rossi Recently, I debated a bioethics expert who objected to another expect questioning if parents have the moral right to withhold vaccinations from their children based on conspiratorial political ideology. The issue is not complex but rather common sensical since many countries, regions and school districts legally […]

November 3, 2019 · 0 comments · Articles

An Illustrious Son of India

By Hema Ravi An adventurous job in the service of the nation followed by a stint in the industry, still energetic and actively contributing to an NGO – how many can boast of such magnificent feats, yet remain modest?  What could be more befitting to a serviceman who has completed fifty […]

October 27, 2019 · 0 comments · Articles

Digital Demons and the New Big Brother

By Mark Antony Rossi The terrifying novel, “1984”, was brought into the world seven years before Israeli intelligence agents smuggled out Nikita Khrushchev’s secret speech to a special Communist party congress in Moscow during the month of February 1956. The address gave evidence to nasty rumors circulating about Stalin’s regime […]

October 27, 2019 · 1 comment · Articles

Of Unknown Fears…

By Hema Ravi  Seeing a police car in this unobtrusive neighbourhood, triggered discomfort from within; not that I am a ‘capiophobic.’  I am a law-abiding citizen in every respect,  however, as a visitor to this place, I am wary of strangers, more so a policeman in this peaceful environ. During our walks […]

October 20, 2019 · 2 comments · Articles

Canine Talk – What’s App Tête-à-Tête

By Hema Ravi My friend was standing  in her balcony enjoying the autumn sun.  A morning walker, towing a poodle along was passing by.  The elderly gentleman slowed down at the compound-wall of my friend’s apartment.  Surmising things,  Shanta shouted, ‘not at my doorstep!  With hurried steps, the dog-walker disappeared; […]

October 13, 2019 · 0 comments · Articles

Domestic Violence and Other Atrocities on Women

By Sarika Tainwala Behind closed doors of homes, women are constantly being tortured in rural areas, towns, cities and in metros every day. Yet we are unaware of it because women are inherently good at covering up all the time. The instances of increasing crimes against women is shocking with […]

October 13, 2019 · 1 comment · Articles

Unsung Heroes and People in the Neighbourhood- “POOKKAARI” (Flower Seller)

By Hema Ravi  “Oh, who are the people in your neighborhood? In your neighborhood? In your neighborhood? Say, who are the people in your neighborhood? The people that you meet each day…” (Sesame Street-People in your Neighborhood) Somewhere, I chanced to listen to this number which features a list of […]

October 6, 2019 · 1 comment · Articles

Fuel Wood and Fodder – an Everyday Struggle of Hill Women in Himachal Pradesh

By Ravi Shankar Behera and Dr. Ranjit K. Sahu Engagement in subsistence Agriculture, orchards and livestock rearing in the inaccessible hill terrains are the most important sources of livelihoods in the fragile Himalayan communities with a heavy reliance on the and forest local ecosystems. Wood, LPG and electricity remain the […]

September 29, 2019 · 2 comments · Articles

The Ideal Indian Bride

By Sarika Tainwala A conversation overheard between two neighboring aunties: – Aunty 1:  Sharmaji’s daughter Gita turned 27 yesterday. She is short, dark; she parties late night and only hangs out with males. She is too ambitious and has been promoted to Editor in chief at such a young age, […]

September 22, 2019 · 6 comments · Articles