Interview with Vignesh D: A Queer Medical Student from Tamil Nadu

Vignesh D. is a second-year queer non-binary medical student pursuing an MBBS degree at a medical college in Tamil Nadu. I met them at the Second National Symposium on LGBTQI+ Health in Delhi from December 9 to 11, 2021. They spoke about their experience as a queer medical student concerned about queerphobia in the curriculum. They are … More Interview with Vignesh D: A Queer Medical Student from Tamil Nadu

Prayers for Peace

September 21 is observed as the International Day of Peace. On this occasion, I share my prayers with you. May I prioritise ethical conduct in all interactions. May I bring hope to people in despair. May I engage in mindful use of time, water, food, money, and other resources. May I stop seeing people as … More Prayers for Peace

Leading with Feeling

Leading with Feeling How to nurture emotional intelligence in children  by Pavithra Jaivant Emotional Intelligence at Home When I was in business school nearly two decades ago, one of the books that was compulsory reading and constituted a few lessons in our ‘Human Behaviour in Organisations’ course was Daniel Goleman’s ‘Emotional Intelligence’ (EI). At the … More Leading with Feeling

Friendship Fortnight 2020: This Could Be Enough

We close our Friendship Fortnight poetry festival with this poem by Arundhathi Subramaniam.     This Could Be Enough by Arundhathi Subramaniam   We are warm with Mojitos and your stories of Poland and your verities about men who fear intimacy. This sisterhood could be enough and still it isn’t, we know. And those men … More Friendship Fortnight 2020: This Could Be Enough

Friendship Fortnight 2020: When sisters gather

Swarna Rajagopalan wrote this after a 2017 gathering of feminists and women human rights defenders in Antigua, Guatemala to discuss common issues. She shares it here to honour all her friends from peace networks and processes everywhere.   When sisters gather by Swarna Rajagopalan Sisters gather, sisters who are strangers, in the hope of finding themselves in each … More Friendship Fortnight 2020: When sisters gather

Friendship Fortnight 2020: A Friend is a Ship

Priyanka Sacheti is a PeaceVerse contributor and combines poetry and photography in her work.      A Friend is a Ship by Priyanka Sacheti An ode to precious long distance friendships in my life that have shaped and strengthened me over the years. A silver ribbon threads through lands, seeking the sea: the water knows … More Friendship Fortnight 2020: A Friend is a Ship