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The Man Who Moved a Mountain: An Inspiring Story Like None Other

The Man Who Moved a Mountain: An Inspiring Story Like None Other

A man moved a mountain – how is that even possible? I flipped the pages of Nancy Churnin’s children’s book, Manjhi Moves a Mountain with a sense of disbelief. Disbelief soon turned to awe as I learnt about Manjhi and his mountain. Dashrath Manjhi, a...
Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day! Ride a bike! Plant a Tree! Honor an environmental activist! Vandana Shiva, Ph.D., an activist and thought leader on the social and environmental impacts of industrial-scale agriculture and globalization, headlined Virginia Commonwealth University’s...
Was your childhood name Chikoo?

Was your childhood name Chikoo?

In truth there is absolutely no need to make sorbet out of sapotes. A sapote is perfectly sorbet-like if you just chop it up and stick it in the freezer and then eat it, ideally with your hands and straight out of the serving dish, a few hours later. Blending,...
Amrita Pritam: She Writes on The Grooves of My Soul

Amrita Pritam: She Writes on The Grooves of My Soul

This article was first published in December 2016 and is being re-published in honor of National Poetry Month. Of late, I have physically embraced the cloak of solitude. Reprimanded often as a dreamer in kindergarten by teachers, now having escaped their vigil I have...
Got Water?

Got Water?

  How much water should you drink in a day? There isn’t a simple answer to this question that applies for everyone. Individual needs vary. You need more water depending on your constitution (people of pitta prakruti tend to feel hotter, sweat more, and feel...
The Red Dress

The Red Dress

You are completely crazy. In the past you have called yourself fat, stupid, lazy, and clumsy—all of which you are, to some extent or the other, but not crazy. Not until now.You are vacating the house, your home of four years. “I think it’s a good idea to take a break...