Going Back to College With My Adult Son

Going Back to College With My Adult Son

[addtoany]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

[addtoany]“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...
Madhubani Magic

Madhubani Magic

[addtoany]It was an exuberant Kannada Koota gathering. The auditorium was packed with members of the S.F Bay Area chapter of the Kannada association. My aunt and I were part of the audience, cheering along as various singers and dancers entertained us. A drama/skit was...
Glue. Paper. Scissors!

Glue. Paper. Scissors!

[addtoany]An Unassuming Woman. Quiet, graceful, gentle. Those were my impressions of Lalitha Ramanarasaiah, when I first met her. It was a casual visit to her daughter Vasudha’s place that culminated in a wonderful revelation. Towards the end of our afternoon together,...
A Life of Melodies and Memories.

A Life of Melodies and Memories.

[addtoany]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

[addtoany]  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, where...