A couple of weeks ago I watched a Marathi film (with English subtitles as I don’t know Marathi) titled, Katyar Kaljat Ghusali (translated, A dagger through the heart). Before watching the film, I didn’t know much about the plot nor had I read any reviews (as per my normal habit), except that I had seen some youtube clips… Continue reading Of Artist’s Ego, Art for Art’s Sake, Consciousness and More (a non-review of Katyar Kaljat Ghusali)
As a general rule, I don’t do rants, vents, day-to-day mundane, routine stuff. Not on this blog, nor on my other blog. Just my preference. But once in a while I do a few reflections on my writing practice, some personal observations on blogging, blog anniversary posts, or other updates of blog related news. The last behind-the-blog news update I did… Continue reading Behind the Blog News
“Donate for a good cause.” “Your ten rupees a day can pay for a poor girl’s school fee for a year.” “Buy these gorgeous handicrafts and help build a rural health center.” “If not for generous donors like you, this village would have no clean water.” Sound familiar? Yes, we have all seen such notifications, such solicitations for donations and… Continue reading Why Give? Or Not Give?
The Divine Teacher Today on the auspicious day of Gita Jayanti, I got an important lesson in detachment. For more than two years now I have been writing this blog. After almost a year of writing, I discovered that I was beginning to get a small but almost-regular set of readers, many of whom would… Continue reading A Blog Update and a Lesson in Detachment
My first post for this month of February 2015 was about two author interviews I did regarding my book on Indian National Education. It gives me a good feeling to see that the last post for this month is also about my book. About some good news about the book, including some positive endorsements and… Continue reading Good News: In Different Languages
Source Some months ago my husband got an idea to write a scholarly paper. In his professional career as an engineer-scientist-researcher he had obviously written many papers. But this time he wanted to write a paper in an entirely different area. In Social Sciences. Somewhere bordering the fields of Management and Organizational Studies. That’s not… Continue reading Family Project: Being the Second Fiddle
To see readers’ comments, click HERE for the blog’s previous version. It is always a humbling and learning experience when we are asked to talk about ourselves and our work. Last couple of weeks saw me answering some interesting questions about myself, my book, some pesky issues related to Indian Education, my writing and some… Continue reading BLEW: On Blogging, Learning, Education & Writing (and a bit about NRIs & ex-NRIs too)
To see readers’ comments, please click HERE for the blog’s previous version. She is I. Or I am she. Whatever. No, it’s not a post about any deep philosophical question like Who Am I? This post is however still about me. And about a little book I wrote. ****** But first, let me tell you… Continue reading Book She Wrote
To see readers’ comments on this post, click here for its previous version. A new post in the series – Satyam Shivam Sundaram A series featuring inspiring words from various sources, words that speak of timeless truths, words that remind me of the deeper and hidden truth behind surface events and phenomena, words that shine… Continue reading The Questions of Why and When
Readers’ comments on this post can be read by clicking HERE to see the blog’s previous version. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recently completed visit to the United States created a great deal of excitement among Indian-Americans, as well as among many other sections of both the Indian and American establishments including government, business, media and… Continue reading Raising the Discourse
The other day some random questions came to me. To start with, why does Facebook call it “Update Status”? What is a Status? What is an Update? And of course, what does it really mean when one ‘updates’ one’s ‘status’? Not on Facebook, I mean. But in the real world. This needs some serious pondering.… Continue reading My Update and I
For readers’ comments, click HERE for the blog’s previous version. “Hello Miracle, my old friend. So good to see you! Long time, where had you been hiding?” “Hello there! I suppose I could say I was just hibernating, taking it easy, you know! How have you been? I see you look quite hale and hearty,… Continue reading Hello, It’s a Miracle!