Hate comes easy. Hope much less so. One wonders if love is the answer or just another ingredient in a zero-sum game that starts with defining who is the outsider. Continue reading Hate and Hope
Florence de Changy’s upcoming book casts serious doubts on the official narrative that places MH370’s end in the Southern Indian Ocean. Will it provide the impetus for more searching questions and a fresh investigation? Continue reading MH370: ‘Credible new evidence’?
The daily walk that energised me ever so often, led me to a grim reckoning. Infected or not, Covid-19 affected all. Continue reading The Last Walk, 2020
Cyclone Nivar has been a good time to stay indoors, pass around cups of hot chai and share stories. Here are some of mine. Continue reading Monsoon Stories, Monsoon Lessons
Words mean different things to different people. Who we are and the context we live in shapes meanings we give to them. ‘Honour’ and ‘peace’ too are no exception. Continue reading Honour and Peace
Deepavali as I knew it, Deepavali as I now live it. Continue reading Deepavali, Then and Now
Manual scavenging is a dehumanising practice and is an instance where the law prohibiting it is becoming more stringent, but the will to implement it remains weak. Continue reading Down in the Dumps
The ‘living will’ is an idea whose time has come. Perhaps out of love for our family, we ought to frame one so that those in whose care we may find ourselves do not find themselves tossed by emotional storms, caught between duty, compassion, constraints and love. Continue reading Is a Living Will the Answer?
The missing flight MH370 is now a fading memory. Will the search ever be resumed? I hope so. But not in my name or for my sake – that is, as a family member of a passenger on that flight. I say this to all who get in touch with the MH families with information connected to the search: let the families be, or at … Continue reading Searching for MH370: Not in My Name
After many months of no travel, I just completed a short trip to Bengaluru. I travelled by air on the return journey. Much has been done by the government and airlines to bring back flyers. But my advice would be to undertake air travel only if unavoidable. Pre-boarding Take Bengaluru airport: From the point of entry, till lining up at the departure gates, it has … Continue reading Flying Just Doesn’t Feel the Same