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The Bright Continent

I am immersed in my 4 month-long World Fellows program at Yale University. This program invites multidisciplinary thinkers and doers from around the world to Yale for four months – people who the university recognizes as positive change-makers capable of generating exponential future impact. It is an incredible act of generosity. The university hosts us, […]

Posted on: 16-10-2014
In: Columns
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Bol Bunker

I have mixed feelings on our country’s 68th birthday. Certainly, there’s relief at having made it so far in a world going madder day by day. All around us, as airplanes fall from the skies, missiles fly into children’s playgroups unabated, and the cycle of rape and violence chugs on, at least we’re in some […]

Posted on: 02-08-2014
In: Columns
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The Melbourne Identity

I am seated on a stool in Melbourne’s Art House, on the last day of the city’s Next Wave Festival. I have just eaten dried mango, and looked at a table-top exhibition of gory wounds, guns and blood packets – props from a play that will soon be performed on stage as the final act […]

Posted on: 10-06-2014
In: Columns
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Go Goa Gone!

I am writing this in Goa, in the midst of my friend Radhika Gupta (Moonriver, Zambar on the Moon) and Naveen Sharma’s beautiful wedding celebrations; a whirlwind blast of intimate luxury. The past two days have flown by in a blur. Champagne, divine steamed lemon grass snapper and coconut and jackfruit panna cotta at Indian’s […]

Posted on: 11-05-2014
In: Columns
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‘Make’-ing A Better India

Entering Ahmedabad’s National Institute of Design (NID) on a crisp winter afternoon, I walked over a path of New Year resolutions written by a student in chalk. Over the day, after hundreds of footfalls, the words got erased slowly, suggesting the ephemeral nature of even one’s best intentions. It was poignant participatory art – and […]

Posted on: 10-02-2014
In: Columns
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Gandhigiri, Re-Discovered!

In Elizabeth Gilbert’s sparkling new novel, The Signature of All Things, the protagonist Alma Whittaker, a botanist in the 19th century, ponders over the nature of altruism and self-sacrifice. After studying the nature of mosses for many decades, Alma has written a definitive theory of evolution, that she calls “competitive alteration”, but hesitates to publish […]

Posted on: 14-11-2013
In: Columns
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