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“Not In My Backyard”

The defining moment in Satyamev Jayate’s episode (16 March ’14), in my mind, was the interview with waste-picker Saru Bai, and the respect and gratitude conveyed by Aamir Khan to her and to other waste-pickers like her. This is a huge … Continue reading

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The Economics of Happiness

I watched a documentary last week called “The Economics of Happiness[1]”. A very thought-provoking film which talks about how the current global economic model is killing the planet, and the need for an alternative. An interesting discussion followed, and a … Continue reading

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Connecting the Dots….

Ship of Theseus reminded me of Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski’s masterpiece, The Decalogue, each episode of which dealt with one of the ten commandments from a moral perspective and brought it into everyday life. Similarly, this film too delved into … Continue reading

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Boner pakhi

Why the name, you ask? What does it mean? Which language is it? How is it pronounced? So I thought a brief explanation might be appropriate. “Boner pakhi” is Bengali for “bird of the forest”, and is pronounced Bow-nay-r Paa-khee. … Continue reading

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Confessions of a bird nazi

It has been an eventful year for me in terms of birding. This was the year in which I went from being an occassional birder to an obsessive one, the year in which birding started as an enjoyable and exciting … Continue reading

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