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Category: Perspectives

Empathy or the Lack Thereof

Stop blaming the victim, build the compassion muscle, and other exhortations by Manikya Veena.

Anxieties About English

Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan reflects on the English language’s vexed history and status as a medium for the representation of South Asia.

Not Just Another Jute Bag

On a trip to West Bengal,  the author gets a close-up view of the human story of her jute bag.

I Am India’s Daughter Too

Sarita Sarvate on why she cried when she watched India’s Daughter.

Waiting for 2050

Politics and aging

Guilty of Walking While Brown

"Are you sure 'they' know who you are when you take a walk around your neighborhood?" 

Am I a Goddess or a Crone?

Looking back on my life, I wonder if I have ever felt like a goddess. 

Cutting the Umbilical Cord

A friend once told me that the hardest thing about sending her young daughter to daycare was realizing that she, the child, was having a wide range of independent experiences—eating, playing, sleeping, crying, laughing—that she, the mother, would never know about, never see, and never share. The child ...

Sheesh! So Much Bakshish!

bakshish [bak-sheesh]: noun 1. money given as a tip, a present, or almsverb 2. to give such money to (a person) Origin: from Persian bakhshish, from bakhshidan to give; related to Sanskrit bhaksati he enjoys

Remembering India’s First Woman Photojournalist

In today’s world with selfies and instagrams, where everyone is snapping pictures on their iPhones, it was illuminating to see the black and white photos of Homai Vyarawalla, belonging to another era when photography was black and white, and cameras were bulky and most professional photographers were male ...
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