For my readers in India, I hope that these articles will give you some escape from the reality of what’s going on in our country at the moment…
50 Reasons to Love the World – 2021 – Travel seems so far away at the moment for many of us, but this gallery highlights just a few of the unique experiences to be enjoyed on our planet, when the time is right.
Now You See Her – With women’s sports getting more popular all over the world in the past few years, this article serves as a timely reminder that women footballers faced, till just a few years ago. It also helps remind us that we have along way to go before truly achieving equality in sports, and all walks of life.
Interstellar space even weirder than expected – ‘In the blackness of space billions of miles from home, NASA’s Voyager 2 marked a milestone of exploration, becoming just the second spacecraft ever to enter interstellar space in November 2018. Now, a day before the anniversary of that celestial exit, scientists have revealed what Voyager 2 saw as it crossed the threshold—and it’s giving humans new insight into some of the big mysteries of our solar system.‘
Efficiency is the Enemy – We have all been conditioned to believe that being constantly busy is a good thing and the ticket to success in the corporate world. This article makes the case that why this might not always be so. ‘you waste years by not being able to waste hours. Those wasted hours are necessary to figure out if you’re headed in the right direction.‘
Wasps: why I love them, and why you should too – I must admit that I had never really given much thought to wasps. But it turns out that many people do not like them, though they play a very important role in the ecosystem. Read this article to find out why.
It is feeling like 2020 all over again, with the rise in COVID-19 cases in India. So as much as I wish it wasn’t the case, today’s list starts with an analysis of the current situation regarding the pandemic in India.
Threats – Moving from India to the United States of America and to Professor Scott Galloway listing some of the biggest threats to the nation (spoiler: none of them are external threats). Very thought-provoking, as is usually the case with the Professor.
The fight to save India’s most elusive cat – India’s most famous cat is undoubtedly the tiger, though few know that many varieties of wild cats, both big and small, exist in our diverse country. This article looks at one of the lesser known wild cats of India.
How the bathroom became the ultimate sanctuary – Many of us would find resonance in the statement that the bathroom has become a place of piece and solitude in today’s age. This article looks at the history and evolution of the humble bathroom.
Why we define ourselves by our jobs – This is a topic that I have pondered about. Why is it that our identities (typically) are so defined by our jobs (and titles). There is no easy answer to this topic, but this article is a good exploration of this topic.
Life Aboard the Longest Train Ride Through India – I recently heard about the Dibrugarh – Kanyakumari Vivek Express, the longest train journey in India. I have loved train journeys since the days we used to travel 36 hours in one from Mumbai to Kerala. Read this article to learn more about what trains mean to India.
Of Reh, Rituals and Rice Beer – Keen readers might have observed a theme emerging from this list. Yes, most of the articles in this list talk about the North East of India. This is a unique part of our diverse country that I have never been to (not even been close). Well, I do hope to be able to do something about it when it’s safe to travel again.