April Fools’ Day seems the perfect day to write this blog. I am also inspired by today’s The Ideas Page article in the Indian Express by Karla Bookman, “Hello, I’m wife of”. Most of us ‘married’ women have experienced this regularly, being addressed as “wife of”! Most of us don’t think about it and many … Continue reading April Fool Ladies: After all What’s in a Name?
Trying to grow anything in the desert-like soil and climate conditions of Ahmedabad is like trying to grow grass on your palm! I have always admired how fresh and healthy all plants looked in my father’s apartment in Cochin! Just the moist air, which we curse for the sweat, is ideal for them. You just … Continue reading Lesson from the Adenium Desert Rose and Patience of a Gardener
The new order of the day in higher education is the concept of ‘Flipped Classrooms’. MIT, Harvard and top universities are adopting it where the students prepare for the class in advance by watching the lecture on a video at home. The students spend time in the classroom discussing examples and solving problems with the … Continue reading Flipped Classrooms
In the early nineties, when I was a post-doc at Yale University, I insisted on not shifting to Western attire. "We are proud of our culture and will stick to it" attitude!. Well I wore long sleeved salwaar kameez through the four seasons. As summer set in, the Secretaries on my floor started to shed … Continue reading Worldly Wardrobe Woes!