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The slice of India

In a world of speed and luxury, I had forgotten the charming sloce of India – long distance travel in Sleeper Class on Indian Railways. This time, I was attending the HID Forum’s Group Relations conference on Leadership in a Gendered World in Bangalore which was based on the Tavistock model of sensing unconscious group …

Healing a filly injured by a bear – flashback

This is a memory from a long time ago. Way before I figured out the internet beyond checking mail. This is a time when I was a nomadic horsewoman in the Himalaya. I was living in the high pastures of the Kullu valley with my herd of horses. We were in the pastures below the …

Basic Mountaineering Course

The camps were soon over, and the Mumbai gang was gone, leaving me behind in this new place of my choosing. I planned to do my basic mountaineering course. The girls batch is in June, so it kind of connected in terms of timing as well. I left most of my luggage with the local …

TATA port threatens sea turtles, charge conservationists

Construction must stop to save endangered sea turtles April 05, 2008 Gahirmatha’s seas are one of the world’s largest breeding areas for the Olive Ridley Turtle. The Dhamra port could signal the end of this habitat forever. Delhi, India — A coalition of Indian conservationists, comprising Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI), the Wildlife Society …

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 …