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I must have been 22 and a half. My life as a Christian social worker had already bombed. ‘Bombed’, yes, that’s the word. And now, after months of parental pressure to go back to college and start right where I left off at 18 – which I was dead...

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When you start watching TV, you stop writing. Period. When you start watching TV, you stop listening to as many audio books as you used to. That’s so bad, right? And when you stop vlogging, you watch even more TV. Bah! Yep, there was tons of Netflix hours in...

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6 months. Yep, that’s about how long it’s been since I last wrote a blog post or recorded a Vlog for my own website. Phew! And a lot has happened. Let me try and give you the gist here… and these are my excuses for not writing / recording...

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When Byond Travel invited me to talk at Lime Diaries (a travel community event) about a road trip I’d done, I spent days trying to figure which one to share. I needed an endearing and honest story. The more I wondered which story, the more I realized the variety...

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A couple of years ago I started nurturing the idea of making documentary films on Indian social enterprises and inclusive pursuits. I could take these films to international platforms and feed them as case studies into our higher education system. Today, I learnt that episodes from my talk show are already being...

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I recently watched ‘O Kadhal Kanmani’ and I couldn’t help but notice the strong personality of the lead female character: she is vivacious, youthful, educated, independent, thinking, realistic, confident, relatable; full of attitude, melodrama, charm, passion, ambition, self-expression; and is unapologetically herself. In an age when most Indian women...

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It’s been nearly four years since I first came across a small team of survivors and families affected by the Carlton Fire Tragedy in Bangalore. The Carlton fire accident had killed 9 people working there and injured many others: some are still recovering today, five years on. When I...

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Some of the Most Magical things in Life Happen when You Least Expect Them to There, I said it. Some of the most magical things in life happen when you least expect them and possibly in a way you never imagined. Then all the great planning you thought you...

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It’s 9pm on a chilly Thursday night. I’m listening to Vieux Farka Toure, and sipping hot water – from a ‘Chai with Lakshmi’ mug – to soothe my very sore throat. I’m all wrapped up in a sweater and sitting with a laptop on the sofa, ready to share...

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