Perspectives

A Life of Melodies and Memories.

A Life of Melodies and Memories.

Every so often, you come across individuals who leave a lasting impact on you. They hold within them the wisdom of life experience – which cannot compare with academic laurels or material worth. Their stories can be likened to a well aged wine of a full-bodied...
A Life Crafted with Grit and Grace

A Life Crafted with Grit and Grace

  One of my earliest memories of my mother, outside of the home, is on a badminton court. My father’s job as a doctor with the Indian Railways allowed us the use of the Officer’s Club. It was the norm for us to troop down to the club every evening,...
The Changing Woman: Women’s History Month

The Changing Woman: Women’s History Month

International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month has been on my mind.  There are a lot of empowering stories that buzz about. We read, share, and celebrate these messages. While we applaud these “others”– we often miss the ones that are...
letters to the editor

letters to the editor

Remedy for Vowel Woes This is in response to the essay by Ashwin Krishnan (Extreme Vetting-Desi Shtyle, October 2017). Deat Ashwin, I have a partial remedy for your vowel woes, especially the one involving proper nouns; simply listen to some English county cricket...
No Pride and Full of Prejudice

No Pride and Full of Prejudice

It was April 1978. The results of the 10th standard exam were out. I went to my school, worked my way around the groups of girls excitedly milling around the notice board, and scanned the list. I was relieved to find that I had made it into the “First Class” group. I...