We have not celebrated Holi in the traditional style with the burning of the holy bonfire, Holika Dahan, over the last few decades as we have not been able to visit our family home at Jaipur during the period of the Holi festival. By some stroke of luck this year we were at Jaipur and … Continue reading Celebrating Holi, Festival of Colours
Pandora's Box: Women in Greek Myths. Natalie Haynes chooses ten women in Greek myths whose stories have been told and retold, in paintings, jars, films, operas, musicals. She noticed that major women characters in the original versions became nonexistent or pale shadows of themselves as time passed and with each retelling. She retells the story of ten Greek mythical women, delves into ancient texts and foregrounds them.
Interesting online conversation on the gender inequality in the North, South, East and West India (February 10, 2021) between Alice Evans, King’s College, and Jeemol Unni, Ahmedabad University. Listen to the conversation in this post.
Visit to two unique museums at Pittsburgh, the Andy Warhol Museum and the Mattress Factory. Life and works of artists are pretty incomprehensible for those who worry about material things, the economy and society. But we learnt a lot about life, art, culture and even the environmental crisis from these art works.
Performance by Maya Krishna Rao, on the occasion of Women Farmers Day, essaying Women's Work and Contribution to Agriculture, put all our research as Economists to shame. Watch video here
An ever relevant source of tension for young academics: ‘To be’ or ‘not to be’ Tenured!
‘Ok, I admit it: Productivity is Overrated’. I read this article by Theresa MacPhail this morning and tweeted: Sure? or Not Sure? Is this advice for the ‘to be tenured’ or already ‘tenured’ academic?
#EconTwitter#tenure Sure ? Not sure? Is this an advice for the ‘to be tenured’ or already ‘tenured’ academic? OK, I Admit It: Productivity Is Overrated – The Chronicle of Higher Education https://t.co/iQ2MFnZF7D— Jeemol Unni (@JeemolUnni) August 4, 2019
The article made an impression because I had just submitted the final manuscript to the publishers of my 7th book ‘Women Entrepreneurs in the Indian Middle Class’ with a set of three co-authors!! All my books, including edited volumes are a group effort, except the earliest two. This book was two years in the writing without counting the two years working on the project on which it was based. In the first two years…
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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