This week's Indispire prompt suggested by blogger Neha Tambe is about Indian Education Scenario. The exact prompt is: 'What kind of changes do you wish to see in the education system in India? Learning cannot work like an assembly line. Why can't children choose in high school their focus subject and graduate with that? … Continue reading Educating India (part-2): Specialisation
As one of the blogger friends has mentioned in the comments of the previous post, this time around the wish was not a simple new year. Some wished a great English New Year, Some a great Christian New Year, and some a prosperous Gregorain New Year. In fact, in my previous post, I myself was … Continue reading Let the Gregorian New Year make us more Gracious
"Re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul.” - Walt Whitman On one hand, we cry foul that our nation is becoming less secular and more polarised. On the other hand, we encourage religious institutions to expand their empires of education. So we … Continue reading Educating India (Part-I): Secularism
A couple of days back a woman of acquaintance committed suicide. The usual story : alleged extra marital affairs, a society that loves to take figments of weird imagination as the gospel truth, rumour, lack of emotional support from near ones, stress, depression, and fear of facing alone an antagonistic world. Remember, there were male … Continue reading Monica Lewinsky and the Trolls of our Times
Can't one be lovely without being fair? Is beauty only skin deep? The facts, of a CBSE topper becoming the miss world this year and the balanced mix of whites, blacks, and browns in top ten of the Miss World pageant, are more than enough to bust these myths. But one disconcerting question remains. One … Continue reading heights of beauty
Hawa mein udta jae, mora lal dupatta malmal ka ooo... ji... ooo ji Hey girl. Don't let your dupatta fly off your soft hands. Delhi is approaching. You will need it to cover your nose and mouth. The air pollution in Delhi reaching alarming proportions is the top trending news these days. Of course for … Continue reading cities inhabitable
Remembering those notebandi days ( Originally written after a few days of demonetization)
The times are such that, neither are notes so random nor do they have any association or destination other than the bank. The whole nation is in queue for a few ‘tukda’ notes. It is Saturday night and as we finalise our plan to visit Chinchi Falls and Mekedatu as part of our weekend getaway, we are reminded, we have forgotten to factor in legal tender notes to our itinerary. So we rush to the nearby ATM. Though there is still a queue, we manage to get some of those extremely rare pieces of paper and come back home by 11:30 P.M.
It is ‘7’ o clock in the morning when we start our trip. However, people have already left home long back for their ‘Cash’ mission and we notice long queues in front of every ATM or Bank that we pass.
Four days earlier, on my way to…
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