Peacocks, Palaces and Pavements

Hello Bengaluru

I’m currently on a six month Idex Fellowship in Bengaluru, India . I will be writing this blog as I go along and then periodically post my progress. This is my first trip to India,

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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

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Mapping migrants

We usually notice them at construction sites of private or commercial buildings or public infrastructure projects. They often speak different dialects of Telugu, Oriya, Hindi or a mix of these or other languages. And their

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It takes a child…

…to question why she needs permission to answer nature …to wonder aloud why ‘adults’ often discuss kids’ issues without consulting them …to inform ‘leaders’ that their needs are critical too …to remind elders that they

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Women of this World

  Women with courage, strength and patience. Supporting their children and each other. Speaking out against violence at home and outside. Despite the pain of abuse and the threat of ostracization and backlash. In India,