Category Archives: Diversity

Turning Oppresion Into Opportunitiy: The Half The Sky Movement


How many of you have heard of Half the Sky, the book? The movement? Before I get into the book and the movement, I just want to plant this thought in your mind. What kind of reaction or thought do … Continue reading

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2011: Women Leading The World With Peace


The other day my car broke down in the parking lot of a strip mall. Basically the battery died and I had to call roadside assistance (RA) to jump-start my car. While I sipped on some hot taro milk at … Continue reading

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An Unusual Friendship


I recently came across a Nat Geo video about an unusual friendship between an Orangutan and a hound. You have got to check out the video. I promise you, no matter who you are, you will love it! Only if … Continue reading

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Mumbai Meri Jaan: The City Where I Grew Up


Literal translation of the title: Mumbai my life. Not-so-literal translation: Mumbai my love Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay is the city I call home. I grew up in Mumbai and have seen the city change, grow and go through different … Continue reading

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The Power Of Social Media


All day today, on the radio & on TV, one line that kept coming up again and again in the news coverage of Egypt’s freedom from Mubarak was the impact of social media such as Facebook and Twitter. This got … Continue reading

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You & I


My attempt at poetry 🙂 : Ink splattered on white paper Words scattered everywhere An entire life story’s worth Fit in five hundred back to back Described in vivid words Painted in colorful glory Dipped in dull misery Dead in … Continue reading

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Barefoot Grandmothers – Solar Engineers


Read this inspiring & innovative article on the CNN website a few days ago. Who would have thought that illiterate women can actually become solar engineers!? Sanjit Roy did! BTW, I checked out and Barefoot College website. It is astounding. … Continue reading

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