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The 'missing women' of India

Amartya Sen introduced the term ‘missing women’, in the early 1990s, as a highly effective way of talking about the impact of gender discrimination in societies. 668 more words

Public Health

New Year's resolutions for 'frustrated' Indians

India currently is in a weird situation with citizens going after citizens to ostensibly protect politicians and the nation. Hardly have we seen such a state of affairs before, where concerned and worried Indians are labeled anti-national and every blunder of the government is vehemently defended by a section of educated citizens. 220 more words

Culture & Life

The 'Nirman' Initiative: The Happy Pursuit of Meaningfulness

This was published in The Wire on Sept 2, 2017. Here is the link, and below is an extract.

“Our conventional education system… is mainly geared towards filling job vacancies, not sociopolitical vacuums. 131 more words

Culture & Life

We need to teach kids to feel responsible, not proud, to be Indian

This piece was published in The Wire on Independence Day 2017. Here is the link, and below is an extract:

“While some may argue that it is possible to be ‘proud and responsible at the same time’, pride is too personal and egoistical to allow for the nuance that responsible citizenship entails. 138 more words


A Black Woman Looking For Her Man

The last 10 years flew by with me still single.  Now I’m ready to find a mate but not so easy for this black woman.   I live in NH.   193 more words

Culture & Life


Dear Readers,

     Flowers are wonderful. You know what’s not wonderful, dead flowers. We’re all guilty of killing the occasional flower, accidentally. However, some of us are more prone than others to let flowers die. 568 more words

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