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In That Moment

In That Moment

As I stood there, and watched him walk those last steps of high school, time just froze and our journey together flashed in front of my eyes. It was a bittersweet moment as he proudly walked up to receive his high school diploma. He was a little less than three, full...
Much Ado About A Mango

Much Ado About A Mango

Much about a Mango My friend bought a giant mango from Berkeley Bowl and gave it to me. I squeezed it to see if it was  ripe; the way I saw my mother test them when the fruit seller came to the door of our flat in Mumbai many years ago. The mango felt soft to the...
Going Back to College With My Adult Son

Going Back to College With My Adult Son

A settled life in India, almost thirty years of teaching behind me – with this background, I decided to apply to a University in the US to study again – yes!I decided to do a Master’s degree all over again after a gap of thirty  years. I decided to pursue a...
We Did Not Agree to Sell Our Souls to Facebook and Google

We Did Not Agree to Sell Our Souls to Facebook and Google

“Cars will soon have the Internet on the dashboard. I worry that this will distract me from my texting,” joked the satirist Andy Borowitz in a biting takedown of humankind being overrun by technology. Technology entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa talks to Chidanand Rajghatta...
From the Land of the Mindful

From the Land of the Mindful

Recently at my local grocery store I was juggling a cartful of groceries, while my toddler who was sitting in the cart was screaming and throwing protein bars from the nearby shelf onto the floor. Ugh! I apologised to every passing shopper for the noisy mess, and was...
Monsoon Special – Newsprint Peanuts!

Monsoon Special – Newsprint Peanuts!

“Pitter patter, sprinkle and pour Flash and dazzle, rumble and roar!” That sums up Monsoons in India.  As I prepare for my annual visit this summer, I find myself sharing monsoon stories with my child. No other rainy day experience has quite the charm or the nostalgia...