Volunteer Diary

Mining the earth away

Goa. The name evokes images of beaches, Konkani and Portugese heritage and the good life. And perhaps of drug peddling, sex trafficking and other vices. However, over the last few years, the state has been

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Environment

PuRa forever?

We wanted a home mate But could not confine dogs, birds or fish to the indoors So we consoled ourselves Observing neigbours’ pets Watching stray creatures And recalling childhood companions Until Ms. Columbidae came visiting

Economy

A ration(ed) card?

When we were children, the term ration card (or family card) meant something crucial for survival. From our family’s short stint in Mumbai, I recall that it was mandatory for school admissions too. Well, it