From the Window Seeing a Riot

“…२० मिनट के लिए ही दूकान खुली रहेगी! जो लेना है जल्दी ले लो और फिर पुरे दिन दरवाज़ा बंद रखना!” (The shop will be open for just 20 minutes. Take everything you need and keep your doors closed for the entire day) Supriya* heard from the police officer as she stood in the already…

The Power Of Culture To Create A Better Future

  India is most probably the most diverse nation in the world. Its geographical limits stretch from the great Himalayas in the north to the tropical peninsular south, and there is a dizzying variety of languages, ethnic groups, beliefs,and lifestyles that a few countries possess. The most fascinating part is the combination of a young…

How Much Do You Know About Personal Hygiene?

  “The simple practice of washing hands is the most important scientific and medical development of all time.” – Tarzie Vittachi. Have you ever celebrated Global Hand Washing Day in your school days? Do 100% city people know the steps followed for Hand-washing and how can we be so sure that they are clean and hygienic?…

The Butterfly Effect

A butterfly flutters its wings on one side of the world and causes a hurricane on the other side. This concept knows as ‘The butterfly effect’, which was initially used with weather predictions (Lorenz’s Chaos Theory), gradually gained popularity among theorists to explain events not limited to science. In weather prediction, the butterfly effect denotes…

On Caste: Prevelance and Severity

“Dwibedi … toh Brahmin ho?” “Umm… Haan” “ Achha. Kahan ke Brahmin ho?” “ Umm… humlog Kolkata mein rahte hain” “Achha. Toh Diwali ke time ghar nahi ja rahe ho?” “Nahin. Aap ticket dekh lijiye.” “Rahane do bitiyan. Sambhal ke jana” This is a snippet of the conversation I had with the ticket checker while…

Why Change Is So Difficult?

The journey I am on is a constant reminder that change does not come that easy. Change does not happen overnight. It may take months, years or maybe even more. Why it almost seems impossible to me to change mindsets of people around? Why is it so hard to even make the smallest change within…

Here Comes The Story Teller!!!

I am a story teller, I am a story teller I can tell a tale, I can tell it well – By a famous African lady story teller Life’s such a mixed bag of stories. Some are happy, some are sad, some are funny, some are mad! But nevertheless, storytelling has always been part of tradition.…