Voices

Singing For My Pizza

Singing For My Pizza

Last summer, while traveling with my wife through the Canadian Rockies, I sang for my pizza at Gus’ Pizza in Hinton, Alberta. This is how it happened. Looking for dinner on our last night in Hinton, a tourist town servicing Jasper National Park, we settled on pizza at...
#MeToo – Not

#MeToo – Not

At the age of eleven, I discovered nature, when, for the first time in my life, I was taken on a summer vacation.  My aunt worked as a nurse at the Tuberculosis Hospital outside of Pune, and there I roamed the windswept landscape, wading into the confluence of the...
Designer Babies Are Here — Ready or Not

Designer Babies Are Here — Ready or Not

A Chinese scientist from a university in Shenzhen claims he has succeeded in creating the world’s first genetically edited babies. He told the Associated Press that twin girls were born earlier this month after he edited their embryos using CRISPR technology to remove...
Mumbai’s Jeeves

Mumbai’s Jeeves

Mumbai — a curtain of rain flutters and falls. It’s nice watching the rain from the shelter of a 12th floor flat. Not in the jhopudputti, the slum where my father’s attendant lives. There the water seeps in so high that he is afraid his young children will...
Turkey Day Or Not? Our Choice

Turkey Day Or Not? Our Choice

Much about the earliest Thanksgiving celebrations is up for debate, but if there is anything that historians concur on, it is that the early celebrations were not a heartwarming harvest feast between Native Americans and European settlers as is widely portrayed, but...
A Patchwork Elephant And Life Lessons

A Patchwork Elephant And Life Lessons

I’m always looking for creative ways to sensitize my children to issues of diversity and tolerance. As a transplant, who made the brave move from India to America over a decade ago, bringing up a culturally sensitive brood is important to me. As I floundered trying to...