Category Society

Has Deepavali/Diwali become too ‘globalized’?

In our efforts to ‘globalize the festival, have we taken away from its heritage and cultural roots?

Mind over body?

While the mind can make the body do its bidding, there are times when the body needs to be heard and heeded.

Give a person a good name…

There is no motivation for the bad dogs to reform, for no matter what they do, they will be demonized and vilified and might even end up turning into criminals.

Give some space!

For any relationship to thrive, the most important thing needed is space – not necessarily physical.

Of Beauty, Barbie and Granny Hair

Being confident about oneself means not finding the need to make proclamations about loving one’s body or such! Where is the need to justify anything? The confidence should be speaking for itself.

Give – out of compassion and love!

Annadanam is distinct from poor feeding, as it is about feeding the hungry, regardless of whether it is a human or other living beings, even an ant!

Information Overload could be creating clueless mini-adults

Information overload can adversely affect children in more ways than one, mainly robbing them of their innocence.

Why do we need memory?

What if a society has citizens who have their memories wiped clean?

Mother tongue or English? What should be the medium of education?

Studies have proved that children who have little or no exposure to English can understand basic concepts better in their own mother tongue.

Water woes

My maids have the biggest complaint against me – I ‘control’ them. Controlling what, you ask? The flow of water, of course! Yes, I am a control freak that way. So much so that I try to be in the kitchen when they wash the vessels. But it is of no use. The tap gushes […]

Where are the ‘Family Doctors?’

The friendly neighbourhood Family Doctor is a fast vanishing breed in times of specialisation and five-star hospital care.

An evening with a ‘Culture Vulture’

I had forgotten that being upper class snobs also makes them rude, as they consider themselves above such civilities.

Auspicious…inauspicious…good omen…Evil eye

I think the use of a mirror at the entrance of the house is a brilliant idea. When one looks at oneself in the mirror, what emotions can one have except positive ones? What an idea, sirjee!