Monthly Archives: August 2018

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Raksha Bandhan – More than a tradition

By | August 25th, 2018|Categories: Celebrations|

Security. Protection. Safety. These are the 3 things every brother, like myself, promises his sister when she ties that thread around his wrist and we accept it as our duty, privilege and responsibility to protect our sisters. That is the true meaning of Raksha Bandhan. For many of us, the ceremony is boring and some of [...]

Lessons to be learnt from Kerala’s floods.

By | August 21st, 2018|Categories: Creative|

Over 190 people dead in just over a week and almost 300,000 people displaced, 444 villages and towns hit. All of this because of a flood that we could have avoided easily; simply by listening to a committee’s report filed years ago. This flood, quite like many other natural disasters, was not “natural”. Natural implies it [...]

Top 10 Lessons learnt from India’s Freedom Struggle

By | August 14th, 2018|Categories: Celebrations, Festival|

India will complete 71 glorious years of independence from British rule. In  its  struggle for independence  from 1857 onwards, India faced numerous hardships and losses. The struggle was challenging and heartbreaking, nevertheless, the country has learnt some significant lessons from this struggle. August is a month which takes us back to the past, to our freedom [...]