Tag Archives: India

Politics and Religion- where should the two intersect?

Politics and religion have always had a complex relationship. Remember the sages and kings in India? The church and state in the west? Understanding this equation was never going to be easy. In India religion and politics seem to be … Continue reading

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The National Anthem- Do you know what you sing?

  Wishing all my fellow Indians a very Happy Independence day. It’s a day that arouses patriotism and love for the country like no other. Thousands gather on the streets of every city, town, and village echoing patriotic songs like Mere Desh … Continue reading

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Which music style is the most spiritual?

  Music has always played an important role in drawing people to God. It’s also been a bone of contention. Strange but true! Over the years there’s been a lot of talk about Christian music. The big question: what style of … Continue reading

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That Poverty Line

There’s been a lot of talk about the poverty line in India. Some economists have come up with the figure of Rs 32, saying that if you earn below that amount per day, you are bracketed as a person living … Continue reading

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Kids, Technology and Distraction

  Affluence, gadgets, and technology—these have a profound effect on our kids today. Our days were different—very different. We played hide and seek, catch and cook, dog and the bone, seven tiles, cricket, football. And we also climbed trees. With … Continue reading

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Tea and Somosas, anyone?

  Every day we’re faced with choices. We’re bombarded with questions that require simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answers. Do you want your food served? – Is this the right direction to the airport? – Do you agree with this political decision? And our … Continue reading

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Run Milkha Run!

Last week my kids and I watched the Hindi film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, inspired by the life story of The Flying Sikh—Milkha Singh. India has never done well in athletics. But Milkha Singh?—He was an exception. He won 77 out of the 80 … Continue reading

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The City Paradigm

  What I’ve been hearing again and again over the last few years: If we genuinely want to see change in the nation, we need to see the cities influenced first. Three years ago, I moved to Delhi to help start … Continue reading

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Are you White, Black or Brown?

The US is facing another episode of potential racial tension. Just when we think race and colour are no longer issues, they come back to haunt us. Throughout history, the black communities in South Africa, America, and elsewhere, have faced atrocities … Continue reading

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