ISABS Mumbai Chapter

I’ve been busy with other things and not done much fiddling with things these days. Just yesterday, I started a new blog for the Mumbai Chapter of ISABS to enable local members to coordinate their activities and stay in touch. For those who don’t know, ISABS is the only organization in India to certify T-Group trainers or facilitators as they are called. I am an active member of their community and I believe deeply in…

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Dalits, Humanism and Human Sacrifice

A Day Charged with Humanism The Leadership Training Camp for Dalits that was being organised in Suryapet town (14 and 15 July ’07, Andhra Pradesh, India) through the International Humanist and Ethical Union’s support was going on full-speed. Mr. Veeraswami the leader of Spoorthi, the local implementing organization, and Mr. V.B. Rawat, Director of the Social Development Foundation, the event’s sponsor were participating as resource persons along with Hyderabad-based Dalit women’s rights campaigner, the sociologist Sujatha. There were a…

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Memories of the mountains

Doing it finally. The book that everyone pestered me for and gave up. Only, its a series of blog posts. For how long they will go on…. who knows? The memories are endless… but will the words last? For as long as I remember, I have been rather footloose. Traveling to new places experiencing new lifestyles and going through a lot of difficulties in the process seems to come naturally. Good or bad, I cannot…

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Feminism and society

Call me old fashioned or ignorant, but I am well aware that I am not entirely cues in to this feminism thing. I am female. I am a housewife, a mountaineer, a professional in multiple areas at my whim. They are all aspects of me. Why should it be that my being a housewife is wrong or makes me weaker in anyway? For that matter, why is there a need to have an exclusive label,…

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Warning: If you're different, you could lose your job

I read an article where Amrit Lalji was sacked for wearing a nose stud by Eurest. This is ridiculous! What in the world is offensive about a nose stud? Or are employees not supposed to have any individuality at all? Are people fired about earrings? Or high heels? Or folding their kerchiefs in a certain way? I can understand how a person could be offensive if she was supposed to be part of the service…

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Jealousy – the engrossing occupation

Whoever said that nice people aren’t jealous was lying. Everyone is jealous. So am I. Each time I see someone have something I’d like to have…… there I go. Do you have a perfect nose? Loads of money? Are a computer whizz? A whacky, funny creature? The perfect figure? I want it all. And more. This blog is me being candid and you guys can read and polish your halos and say how you are…

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