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Whose side am I on, anyway?

I’m not a Congress supporter, BJP supporter, Hazare, Ramdev or anyone else supporter. I am a citizen of India, and I am unhappy with the status quo. I am angry that the resources of the country have been looted. Looted consistently. I believe that without this kind of loot, India would have had far fewer …

An Artist till his last breath

Note: A shorter version of this had appeared in print in Sunday’s “The Free Press ePaper” This morning was abuzz with the news our celebrated controversial painter M F Hussain was no more. Social media exploded with opinions. What stood out to my mind was that everyone had something to say. His depictions of our …

Working with differences

Learning to see the big picture is all about making that shift from seeing differences to seeing diversity. Essentially the words are the same, but diversity brings in an awareness of belonging to a larger whole. It is also enriching rather than diminishing. The first time I was able to make this shift, it was …

From differences to diversity

This post ties up with one on tolerance that I wish to write. Where we have people, we have individuality. This is what makes each one of us special. However, various aspects of life have converged to create a world where this is also a threat. Through our education, through polarized politics, and other ways …