Rukmini Ammamma

Those nights when I’ve lain awake struck by insomnia and dreading the darkness, I’ve worried mostly about the “irrationality” and “evil” in human nature. The two qualities or aspects that seem to cause most of the misery and perplexity in human lives. While wallowing in this nocturnal anxiety and fear, I’ve also wondered why some…

Anti Black Money Day

Today is the first anniversary of the Demonetisation in India, announced on Nov 8 last year. Had posted many articles a year ago supporting the move, and am pasting one of the more “liked” ones below. Still continue to believe that it was a great and necessary first step to curb corruption and root out…

Visit to Jhansi, Madhya Pradesh

It was a great experience to visit Jhansi and remember the story of the great queen who fought against the British. Her real name was “Manukarnika” and she was renamed “Laxmi Bai” when she got married to the king of Jhansi – Gangadhar Rao, when she was only 13. Manu was supposed to be very valiant…

Valley of Fire, Las Vegas, Nevada

  Photographs of the ‘Valley of Fire’ state park in the US state of Nevada, an hour from Las Vegas. The park was named thus because it has beautiful red sandstone formations, that often appear to be on fire when reflecting the sun’s rays. This park is very popular for photography and film shooting. Many…

A Gender-Equal society

A gender-equal society would be one where the word “gender” does not exist: where everyone can be themselves. – Gloria Steinem Love this one because I’ve often been accused of not behaving like a girl (ha ha). However, there should be no different rules and expectations from girls, we should treat everyone equally. Indian men…

Selfies!

Everyone takes a bad selfie – the first thing is to know that. – Sabrina Carpenter Posting three selfies describing my recent activities. Lost my sunglasses few days back and had to urgently buy a new pair, so went shopping yesterday and managed to get one. Was very busy today with some meetings…. PS: Keep losing…

The Principal’s Office

I’m rewinding back to those days when I used to still visit Sarah’s rose garden (Std 4 & 5). While she was my lunch-break best friend, my in-class best friends were Anand and Ganesh. The three of us used to sit on the last bench and get along like a house on fire. Since we…

Vanishing Tribes – Lambadis

As the world is getting more and more globalized, it’s also becoming more homogenized, and it’s believed that many indigenous languages and cultures are disappearing at an alarmingly rapid rate. The Earth’s population of seven billion people speaks roughly 7,000 languages (source: National Geographic), but roughly one language is dying every 14 days!! Along with…

Don’t lose focus

Recently came across this wonderful article that has great tips on how to be more focused in life. Nowadays, we have too many distractions – the cellphone, social media, hobbies…etc. and very often, we end up feeling lost. Felt really happy reading this and summarized the main points, so that I can implement it easily.…

Sugar is the Enemy

Sharing an article on the “toxicity” of sugar, and why we should avoid having too much of it. Now that Diwali is behind us and we’re starting a Brand New Year (some of us, New Year comes several times in India  😉 ), let’s make some “healthy resolutions”. According to latest research, diets high in sugar…

On Batik

This is an earthy looking Khadi (Indian home-spun) Batik silk sari that I purchased in the Khadi store in Hazratgunj, Lucknow. Wore it for the first time today and was very pleased because it’s light and easy to drape (was very affordable too). Had purchased some authentic tribal brass jewelry in the “Museum of Tribal…

Morning Sunrise

Still continuing with my morning walks, and really loving them. For the past few days, saw lots of birds at close quarters while walking. So decided to take my camera along today to click a few bird pics. However, birds seem to have a sixth sense and know when you’re likely to “shoot” them, so…

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