Main gate of Sanchi Stupa Symbols of the Ashoka Emblem, Lion The local guide at the Sanchi Stupa tells us the stories that the carvings on the main gate tell us On the side pillar of the main gate the entire body of Lord Buddha is depicted. Listen to our guide.
Land Titles for Women in India
Research and statistics in developing countries has shown that few women own land. Few women have their names on land records. But something we observed today made me wonder what was going on. RCPS Act 2013 to lay down an obligation upon every public authority to render public services within the prescribed time limit and … Continue reading Land Titles for Women in India
Millennials at Work and at School
Millennials: If the schooling and university systems were able to provide the millennials with the confidence to take the step of re-negotiating the contract, we are in a safe place in the future of work. But, unfortunately this is not the story for the majority of the millennials. The harassed seventeen year old student might not make it to this envious position of ‘quiet quitting’.
Elippathayam: The urban rat-trap
Urban foxes: are they ‘fantastic’ or a growing menace?
This article reminded me of my blogpost on animals and humans encroaching each others urban spaces. Amusing story on animals invading their natural habitat, the urban spaces.
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Moonlighting: The true academic way
Recently a lot of angst expressed with regard to moonlighting by the corporate giants and the IT sector. Taking a cue from the top academic institutions, that have rules re working for others, corporates could reframe their rules to move with the times.
Experiencing Music and Moving On
If you ask me what sort of music I like? I really don’t know. I just seem to follow the tastes of the people closest to me at that point in time. In my school-going days I listened to the radio, mainly Vividh Bharati Service of All India Radio, as my father listed to the news and old Hindi film songs. I reflect on my experience with listening to music and moving on with the changing ways!
Aashiyana-आशियाना- Uprooting and Settling Again
Baking and sewing in our new Aashiyana means we are back in business, the business of enjoying ourselves! We picked up on entertaining close friends within a week of arrival at our Aashiyana, that's fast you would think!
Birth of a New Life
During Work from Home (WFH) time, approximately a year and a half, I made friends with cats, dogs and peacocks on the campus (see here) where I lived and worked. Back in the office in the University I never thought I would see winged friends at such close quarters again. Or that I would make friends and empathise with them.
Verghese Kurien: An Ode to Father of the White Revolution, India
An Ode to Dr. Verghese Kurien, The Milkman on India, on his 100th Birth Anniversary. Reposting.
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 becoming self-sufficient in milk and milk products. He is credited with creating a series of institutions in Anand, a small town in the Western state of Gujarat, the AMUL Brand of milk products and its cooperative milk federation (GCMMF), the National Dairy Development Board to name a few. The Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA) was one of the last institutions he built.
I joined IRMA in 2009 as the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Chair Professor in Economics and became the Director of IRMA in 2011 for a full term till 2016. I met Dr. Verghese Kurien a couple of times during…
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Skeletons and Careers in the ‘Cupboard’!
Skeletons and Careers in the 'Cupboard'! Recently when my husband was clearing his desktop of old files he came across a few files of our daughter's Eleventh Grade school Science project. It was literally like finding skeletons in the cupboard! Skeletons in her career cupboard?
Dress and clothes as Markers
I reflect on one of the markers of race, ethnicity, country of origin, culture and much else that became obvious in the 2000s and after, Dress or Clothes. Did it ever strike you that the clothes you wear could convey something?