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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...
My Name is ‘Tomorrow’

My Name is ‘Tomorrow’

I’ll make a little paper boat, And fill it with a song; A melody so full of Joy, To help it float along. Next I’ll  paint along its sides, Stripes of gleaming red; For Courage it can hold on to, Through storms that lie ahead. For it’s sails I’ll pluck some stars, From...
Why Liberal Arts and The Humanities are as Important as Engineering

Why Liberal Arts and The Humanities are as Important as Engineering

Earlier in my academic career, I used to advise students to focus on science and engineering, believing that they were a prerequisite for success in business. I had largely agreed with Bill Gates’s assertions that America needed to spend its limited education budgets...
Seeing Differently

Seeing Differently

A few weeks back I was strolling the cosmetic aisle at Longs drugstore looking for eye makeup remover. As my eyes searched the shelves, I saw Revlon hypoallergenic eyeliner, Maybelline mascara for extra long eye lashes, eye color pencils in royal blue, smoky green and...
Baggage: The Fine Art of Overpacking!

Baggage: The Fine Art of Overpacking!

With the school year drawing to a close, the overarching concern in my mind is not if I should seek out summer camps or let my kid be a ‘free ranger’ in our backyard. Rather I find I am consumed by a strange manner of anxiety mixed with excitement centered around...