I wrote this popular article inspired by the news item on a promise of 'salary to housewives' by a political party in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Our University Communications Head placed it on the IANS news web portal, translated into Hindi as well. It has appeared so far in 19 Web News Channels … Continue reading Salary to housewives vs counting women’s unpaid work
Wishing all Friends a Happy, Safe, Healthy and Peaceful 2021! I had never heard of the Singapore Fintech Festival (SFF) 2020. Imagine my (Jeemol Unni) surprise when I got an invite to Moderate a Panel at the Festival. A Panel titled: Women's Participation in the Economy post COVID-19. It turned out that the women panel … Continue reading World Fintech Festival 2020, Day 3, December 9, 2020
What a pleasant surprise and Christmas gift I received when a friend sent me this clip from Ahmedabad Post, Gujarati e-paper, dated December 26, 2020, which featured this Blogger's blog 'Unni-Verse'. A journalist had done a freewheeling interview with me more than a month ago. The online paper Ahmedabad Post was highlighting Professional women engaged … Continue reading Finding heroism in the stories of working class
Oh ho and Christmas is here! This morning, December 20th, I was pleased to feel another round of Christmas Cheer as I opened the newspaper and saw this: Our Christmas Feasts! It was the center spread of The Express Times Sunday Magazine, where Nupur Amarnath had written this piece which was cheerfully illustrated by Anirban … Continue reading Christmas Feasts of India
The Remarkable St. Teresa of Avila, the namesake of my alma mater, St. Teresa's Secondary School, Kolkata
Pandemic has taken its toll, missing Navratri celebrations, Garba dance and festivities this year. Nostalgia over Navratri 2019!
Stand-Up Comedy and it’s Gendered nature.
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Today is Mental Health Day, October 10th. While this is a serious issue, today there is need to emphasize stress relief when many of us are cooped up at home. One of my stress relieving activities is yoga as I discussed in my last post 'Yoga, yoga asana and the art of relaxing'. It's been … Continue reading Work From Home Companions: Stress reliever!
Yoga as a form of exercise and as a form of learning to relax is of prime importance in our rather restricted lives during the pandemic. Keep calm and enjoy an amateur's view of yoga and the art of relaxing!
In an earlier post I had written a story of the creator of the cooperative dairy union AMUL in India. "Verghese Kurien (1921-2012) is considered the Father of the White Revolution in India. He is also known as the ‘Milkman of India’. He was responsible for moving India from a milk powder importing country to … Continue reading ‘How A Cooperative Of Dairy Farmers Kept The Rivers Of Milk Flowing In Uncertain Times?’
I started writing this blog Unni-Verse in 2016 and the first post I wrote was titled 'Worldly Wardrobe Woes'. I was at my daughter's place in Chicago and reflecting on my sense of traditional/ethnic wear and the Western choice of clothes. Today I came across this Calvin and Hobbes cartoon in the newspaper and was … Continue reading Calvin’s Wardrobe and Mine