Archive January 2018

Rupu – our dear parrot

  The other day my Mother was on the phone. She sounded very excited. “Do you know, there is this parrot which flies into our house for the last 2 days, sits on my hand, also on my shoulder and then goes and perches on the curtains……..”. I got really excited……how can an unknown bird be

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Eyes Behind the Hijab

Eyes Behind the Hijab

Bhats are the priest class among the ‘Gauda Saraswat Brahmin’ in Mangalore District in Karnataka. When the second child also turned out to be a girl, Ravindra Bhat has decided to let her follow the dream once her mother had. Ravindra Bhat was a high school teacher in a Govt school, in ‘Kodiyal ‘village in Mangalore.

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Ling and the Emperor of China

Ling and the Emperor of China

There is a parable I came across recently. It goes something like this: “Once an emperor from China who had no children and needed to choose a successor. Thousands of children from across the kingdom came to the palace and were surprised when the Emperor exclaimed that he was going to choose one of them.  He

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