Break Echo Chambers! An interview with Maya Mirchandani

By Chintan Girish Modi In my work on peace education with school teachers, I have realized that mainstream media coverage plays a big role in how they perceive and interpret the world. Despite the access to multiple sources of news in analog and digital formats, there is a striking absence of critical media literacy among … More Break Echo Chambers! An interview with Maya Mirchandani

Friendship Fortnight: Mickey and I, by Preeta Balia

When I moved to an unfamiliar town because of the man I had married, I realized in some time that all relationships – acquaintances and all – described loosely as ‘friends’ were invariably people we spent time with as a couple over dinners, watching movies in their company but never quite walking below the surface. … More Friendship Fortnight: Mickey and I, by Preeta Balia

Asmita and I: A Friendship Fortnight Post

Asmita and I by Anoushka Zaveri Domestic helpers are a blessing to every household. They bring efficiency to the monotonous task of running a home and a kitchen. They are those family members we forget to include in our families sometimes. They are hard-working, long-term employees who get married to your home, burrow through its … More Asmita and I: A Friendship Fortnight Post

International Friendship Day Reflections

A few weeks ago, I realised that July 30 is International Friendship Day; August 5 is Friendship Day in India; August 12 is International Youth Day, and of course, August 14-15 are when Pakistan and India celebrate their independence–as also, remember the trauma of Partition–a trauma that makes friendship ever so hard for many to … More International Friendship Day Reflections