International Day of the Girl child, SNIPPETS

GENDER IS JUST A BIOLOGICAL DIFFERENCE, NOT A WAY OF LIFE

I have a girl and I love her to bits, as I imagine every Mother in the world must do, regardless of the sex of her child. But even though my child is my everything, the centre of my universe, there was still a fraction of a second when I betrayed her and wished she… Continue reading GENDER IS JUST A BIOLOGICAL DIFFERENCE, NOT A WAY OF LIFE

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SNIPPETS, The Age of Adulteration

ADULTERATION IN EDUCATION

'Wait, what?' I hear you say. You must think I'm crazy. How is it possible to adulterate education? It's not milk or masalas. Right? Ever come across any of these situations? Students seeking admission to colleges don't know how to spell the word 'college'. Students from English medium schools don't remember the Hindi alphabet. Students… Continue reading ADULTERATION IN EDUCATION

Pradita Kapahi

HOW MOZART AND JAPANESE ROCK INSPIRE ME

One of my oldest memories is that of putting a giant set of headphones on, as a child, and listening to music. Being born into a musically inclined family meant that from the cradle up, we were exposed to music, and thankfully music from all genres. If my Father was fond of Ghazals and Indian… Continue reading HOW MOZART AND JAPANESE ROCK INSPIRE ME

Relationship Tidbits, SNIPPETS

Sacrifice in Marriage – Give in or Give up?

When I was a young adult, I often asked my mother, who worked only a few years in her otherwise housebound life, why she did not pursue a career as a professor when she was offered the job after she got married to my father. Or I would ask her why she always waited upon… Continue reading Sacrifice in Marriage – Give in or Give up?