Garden of People

Garden of People

“Daddy, is native a bad word?” I say softly, half hoping the urge to ask would go away. My father leans his tall frame over the balustrade. He is inspecting his garden to make sure that plants needing protection have been tended to; each one has a small dried...
Wisdom of Fearless Feet

Wisdom of Fearless Feet

Maybe it is the political climate or maybe it is our enhanced expectations around safety and security but these days, I meet more people who handle unfamiliar situations with a great degree of trepidation if not downright fear. The old adage about what we don’t know...
An American Holiday

An American Holiday

The first day came with the expected nervousness. Sruthi and Sidhanth arrived at a school where the building had no doors so classrooms had no privacy. Chalkboards were falling apart, desks were rickety and floors uneven. It was also noisy: horns blared, busses...
2015: Year of Girl Geek?

2015: Year of Girl Geek?

At the start of a new year is when pundits predict, futurists forecast and change-makers challenge. It is also when we trend watch, retrospect and resolve. 2015 is no different; except for one thing. This year, I cannot help but notice how my long term personal cause,...