Reflections

"A little less her mother loved her"

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong.-Mahatma GandhiToday has got me thinking a lot about forgiveness, and incidentally, just two weeks ago, I went to the World Wellness Women's Convention where Dr. Janet Wa spoke on the health benefits of forgiveness. She said forgiving someone actually grants you relief, a… Continue reading "A little less her mother loved her"

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Worth a thousand words?

I've picked up a lot of new terms here in India: biodata, visiting card, "good name" (meaning first name), etc.....but if there's one term that I still can't get over it's "felicitation," which in my mind has come to mean "the arbitrary exchange of mementos and shawls at a highly structured ceremony on stage." At… Continue reading Worth a thousand words?

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Scribbled in the margin: juggling the 4 crystal balls of life

Job prospects don't look good for Americans. Surprise, Surprise. As a journalist, I'm extremely concerned about where I'm going to end up next, especially when I keep hearing about newspapers downsizing and the unemployment rate is just at over 10% in 7 states, according to Bloomberg Media.I couldn't help but think today of an address… Continue reading Scribbled in the margin: juggling the 4 crystal balls of life

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Scribbled in the margin: conversation with a Fulbright Fellow

I spoke to four Fulbright Fellows yesterday at a press conference held by the U.S. Consul General announcing the 2010 Fulbright-Nehru Fellowships, aimed a scholarly exchange between India and the U.S. specifically.I was most interested in what Shiva Ayyadurai of M.I.T. had to say, because his personal experience coming back to India for professional reasons… Continue reading Scribbled in the margin: conversation with a Fulbright Fellow

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Can’t make first? Opt for last

"Lucknow, April 3 (IANS) A class 11 student who twice failed in an examination committed suicide here Thursday, making it the third such incident in Lucknow in five days. Abhishek Tiwari, a student of the City Montessori Schools (CMS), hung himself from a ceiling fan in his home. He is believed to have been driven… Continue reading Can’t make first? Opt for last

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The black and white of journalism

I want to preface this post by saying Vel Tech was established 15 years ago and became a deemed technical university in October 2008. As a journalism student at UF, I prided myself in never having made a fact error. Professors would always remind us that fact errors would knock 50 points off of our… Continue reading The black and white of journalism