Talking about and discussing important matters with our friends, acquaintances, social networks etc. has the potential to widen our understanding. But a recent online interaction once again made me ask a question I have often wondered about, why are so many of us so quick to take things personally in a discussion? Even if the discussion is about, say, a national level… Continue reading The Art of Discussion
I have nothing to write today. Actually, it has been days since I have written anything. I mean anything that means something. I mean, that which really means something to me, first of all. Yes I have written a few things on the net here and there, a comment on someone’s blog… Continue reading And So I Wait…
I almost missed my blog’s birthday. It was quite late in the evening that I remembered that my blog completed three years yesterday. Not only that, I remembered this morning that earlier this month Matriwords our research blog also had its first birthday. How to mark this special occasion of two birthdays in a month? Well, simply by… Continue reading Did I miss a birthday?
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
She definitely has a way with words. Regular readers of Dagny know what an inspiring and inspired writer she is. But there is also another side to the nature of her inspiration which I have recently experienced. Her words have the ability to quieten me down, making me ready to discover that deep and calm… Continue reading Flowers, Home, Saris and More
That’s the title of my new e-book, to be shortly released. With this e-book, we commence our self-publishing work at matriwords. The full title reads: THE THINKING INDIAN Essays on Indian Socio-Cultural Matters in the Light of Sri Aurobindo When you read the Prelude and Introduction to the book, you will know why this title makes… Continue reading The Thinking Indian – What is it About?
For readers’ comments, click HERE to see the previous version of this blog. Baisakhi, April 14, 2013 was when it started. On this day that marks the beginning of the New Year in the traditional Hindu Solar Calendar, celebrated under different names in different parts of India, this blog took its form with a simple beginning.… Continue reading Being Two, and in Other News
For readers’ comments, click HERE for the blog’s previous version. Photo by Narayan Dravid On a lazy morning last week I felt this deep urge to listen to some music of the legendary Ustad Amir Khan. After quickly going through a small list, I zeroed in on two pieces — one Rāg Malkauns and one Rāg… Continue reading Two Lazy Mornings and A Way to Be More Conscious
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