Home Sweet Home: The Signature of the Dweller

Some time ago I came across an interesting article, that I cannot locate now, that argued how people set-up or decorated their houses. The author made a distinction between people who were widely traveled and those who were home bound. Accordingly to her the traveler or those bitten by the wanderlust tended to have their … Continue reading Home Sweet Home: The Signature of the Dweller

Oh to Stand and Stare: Wild in the Not-so Wilderness

I've been planning to write a blog filled with photos of my shoot of Wild Life in the Not-so-Wilderness, but my 'very busy' schedule kept putting it off. Today I came across this post titled "The Disease of Being Busy": https://onbeing.org/blog/the-disease-of-being-busy I wondered, "now have I caught this disease as well".  Remembered the famous poem we … Continue reading Oh to Stand and Stare: Wild in the Not-so Wilderness

To market, to market to buy a fat fish!!

Lac Bangles, Bapu Bazaar, Jaipur, Pink City Art Bazaar, Moscow I am not an etymologist so anything I say on this subject should be taken with a pinch of salt. As far as I understand, the word Mandi in Hindi means a market place. Mandis are named after the products they sell. So a market … Continue reading To market, to market to buy a fat fish!!

Healing the Hurt Body: Meditation

Budda Statue in Bodh Gaya Iam a great fan and believer of the practice of yoga to maintain a healthy life. I strongly believe that regular yoga exercises keeps the body flexible and helps to strengthen the spine, which helps guard against backache and every other ache. The kind of yoga our teacher practices is … Continue reading Healing the Hurt Body: Meditation

April Fool Ladies: After all What’s in a Name?

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?

Lesson from the Adenium Desert Rose and Patience of a Gardener

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

Flipped Classrooms

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