On romanticising "communities"

Where do we start in trying to understand our communities? This is particularly relevant when we have multiple identities and affiliations, being an insider to many communities and at the same time, an outsider to many more. To a personal reflection by a fellow blogger on how the sense of community is different in India …

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The danger of the ‘single story’ – great TED talk

"...the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete..."'Single Stories' exist everywhere - about everyone. via TED - I agree with almost everything in this great talk...Adichie does take her 'room-mate' to task though, giving us almost a 'single story' about her. I know she is using her as an …

Considering IRMA?

Its the season of MBA entrance exams in India once again. Hundreds of thousands of students vying for few thousand MBA seats in the belief that its going to secure their future. I graduated from the Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA) in 2005. I loved my two years there and in this post, I am rehashing an …

Dress to kill

Please do not embarrass us is basically what the Ministry of Health seems to be trying to convey through the Roving Bandit.Those of us who work in the 'sector' are familiar with the liberties some people take in the name of being non-conformist or anti-establishment. In India, the 'kurta and jhola' are standard NGO-wallah symbols. …