Why is Youth is so cherished by poets, revered by men and women alike and fantasized about? Youth is a gift to us. It is to be nurtured because what you can do while you are young, you can probably never do again in life. By this, I mean that the zeal, energy, and vigor… Continue reading The potential of youth
Littering in public spaces is something I grew up seeing people do all around me in my childhood. We came from a modest family living in a trendy part of Mumbai, but we are essentially traders from North India. On family outings on Sundays, I would see people openly throwing plastic wrappers, food items and… Continue reading Why do we litter? What are we really disowning?
Ever wondered who learns the most in a classroom? The teacher. Yes, you read it correctly. Russell Ackoff, in his brilliant lecture on Systems Thinking, says – we learn by teaching, not by being taught. If we really learn by teaching, are we creating the necessary environment for learning at our schools and our homes? I… Continue reading Let’s learn by teaching, not by being taught
What I love most about being your mother is the unconditional companionship you offer me. You want to be with me and your joy equals and exceeds my joy when we are together. Even as you have grown older and needed more time and space to yourself, I can see from one look exchanged between… Continue reading What I love about being your mother
I am a bit overwhelmed with the extent of sanitization I see all around me. Everywhere I go, I am surrounded by buildings and people obsessed with sanitization. Don’t get me wrong – I am not promoting filth. But I see a huge difference between keeping things clean and making them sterile. Clean bodies sustain… Continue reading When did cleanliness stop being good enough for us?
While observing our flock of birds at our farm, I noticed something strange about our male turkey – he was trying hard to intimidate our caretaker’s wife by displaying his big plume of feathers, but when the caretaker approached, he would back off timidly. Hmm..strange. Why would he do that? Then I got thinking about… Continue reading There is something so delightful about male idiocy
Do you know people with whom you associate certain phrases that you often hear them use? I call these their signature phrases. For some people a repeated phrase is simply a passing thing or a habit. I notice this most often in public speakers. From frequent ‘aah, ehhs’ and elongated sounds to words such as… Continue reading What does your signature phrase say about you?