Criss Cross Connections – A Saga Of Unending Phone Calls

For most of my adult life, I have viewed phone calls as distracting, especially when I’m trying to have a productive work day. I’d put my phone on silent and avoid even possibly necessary work calls if I was in the “zone” (you know the “I’m going to finish 5 days...

“We Are Not In The Same Boat”

“We Are Not In The Same Boat”

I came across this poem a few days ago and there’s no known author that I could find to give credit. But this poem is beautifully reflecting on the present situation or crisis that the whole world is experiencing. Some of us have many privileges. We have to understand...

एवरेज ज़िंदगी

एवरेज ज़िंदगी

“पटेल एक बेनसन” मैंने कहा।पटेल ने मेरी ओर एक नज़र देखा और अपने हाथों के आगे रखी डिबिया में से एक सिगरेट निकाल मेरी ओर सरका दी। मैंने सिगरेट अपने होठों के बीच फँसाई और लाइटर से जलाकर एक लम्बा कश लेते हुए कहा,“एक मिनट मेड पन आपी दो”  निम्बू से बने इस ड्रिंक का मैं...

When Will We Speak Up For Our Home?

When Will We Speak Up For Our Home?

Today, my grandmother brought up the death of George Floyd on the dinner table and everyone spoke about how wrong it was and how police brutality in America is getting worse each day. On May 25th, 2020, the death of George Floyd, an African- American man, took place...

Why I Eat What I Eat!

Why I Eat What I Eat!

“People are fed by the food industry, which pays no attention to health, and are treated by the health industry, which pays no attention to food.”Wendell Berry Since the time I remember, I’ve always been lean. Borrowing from the societal perception, I too believed...

We Make These Memories For Ourselves

“Your social media usage has gone up by 17% this week” my iPad chimes, as I scroll through yet another Instagram post about baking fancy breads and a picnic by the local lake. Between Instagram, Facebook and YouTube, I am constantly bombarded with content about how to...

Terms and Conditions Apply

Terms and Conditions Apply

How often as children have we heard our parents use, “if you get good marks in this subject, we will get you that toy or let you go to your friends birthday party.” I heard it a lot when I was growing up and even now when I’m 22 years old, my parents say similar...

कविताएँ बहुत कुछ कहती हैं

कविताएँ बहुत कुछ कहती हैं

लाज़मी है कि कोविड-19 और उसके कारण हुए लॉकडाउन का यह समय बहुत कठिन है, हम सभी के लिए. परंतु आप और मैं उन खुशकिस्मत लोगों में से हैं जो इस भीषण गर्मी में भी अपने AC या कम से कम पंखों वाले कमरों मे बैठ अपने लैपटॉप या स्मार्टफोन पर ये ब्लॉग पढ़ रहे होंगे। मुझे गलत मत...

गांधी और हिंसा

गुजरात ... मुझे यहां रहते पांच महीने हो चुके हैं| इस बीच तरह तरह के लोगों से मिलना हुआ है जो तरह तरह की दुनियाओं से आते हैं| उनके जीने और रहने के अपने तरीके हैं और वो उन तरीकों को बदलते समय के साथ बदलते हुए देख रहे हैं| मुझे अभी भी ये जगह बेहद अजनबी लगती है| मैं...

13 Reasons Why You Should Consider Giving Your Money To Philanthropy

13 Reasons Why You Should Consider Giving Your Money To Philanthropy

Why should you give your hard earned money for philanthropic activities?  This whole writing will be based on the observation that the world we live in right now has inequality in availability, accessibility, affordability of resources (resource here include the wider...

Calorie Deficit And You

Calorie Deficit And You

The author is really passionate about fitness, so much so that he found and joined a gym in Sukma, Chhattisgarh. Having a basic idea of nutrition and what we are eating, is much needed. Through this blog, he wants to motivate his co-fellows, alumni and all other...

Blog Clog — What To Do When You Just Can’t

Blog Clog — What To Do When You Just Can’t

Stuck with your blog submission?Just can't find the right ideas or words?Everything you write feeling inauthentic? Well, whether you like it or not it's got to be written. So here's some things to consider while trying to get a blog up when you really 'think' you...