Category: Concerns

No pain,no gain. People spend their weekends lining up for a bit of cash. Photo Credit: Kalpanaa Misra 17

No gain without pain

So how are you faring with your lack of cash and the long queues at the ATM’s? I thought I’d check on you. I’ve decided not to try to get cash until the panic...

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Packaging – the bane of the environment

Would you prefer your tomatoes straight from the vendor on a cart who stops by your home or would you prefer them home delivered, slickly wrapped in cellophane and other packaging ? Packaged goods...

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Surrogacy #feminist issue

Scientists make babies Bollywood has embraced surrogacy with a vengeance. First Amir Khan, then Shah Rukh Khan and now Tushaar Kapoor being the latest one. Tushar Kapoor decided to have a baby as a...

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Bloggers and responsibility

Do bloggers have a responsibility? Bloggers have it easy people think. Blogging is a comparatively easy form of expression. Once you’ve set up your blog, you simply hammer away at the computer, write whatever...

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Careful what you buy

Careful of those packages I love a muesli for breakfast. It tastes amazing, fills me up, I don’t crave sweet things and makes me feel virtuous for starting out the day right. As you...

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How safe are disposable diapers?

I’ve been thinking about disposable diapers. A lot. When my children were babies, these ‘conveniences’ were available but, even all those years ago, we were aware of how many hundreds of years it takes...

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What does freedom mean to you?

  A light hearted exercise with a couple of 8 year olds about what freedom means to them threw up some interesting ideas. I steered them away from parroted references to Gandhi-Nehru and all...

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Traveller Decorum

This entire train of thought was set off by fellow blogger Mridula’s blog post – Culturally Sensitive Travel. I’ve been hearing reports of westerners who have added a new dimension to their travel to Cambodia...

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