#DialogueForPeace: Photographing Diversity in Delhi

By Jayshree Shukla Cultural diversity is the most important asset of society. To me, it is the most precious legacy any people can have. When cultures collide, when people of different backgrounds engage with one another, there is a tremendous opportunity for learning and growth. No single culture or people could have achieved what humanity … More #DialogueForPeace: Photographing Diversity in Delhi

#DialogueForPeace: Waking Up to my Caste Privilege

By Adithya Prakash As an upper caste Hindu boy, I was brought up to be ignorant about caste. I went to an English medium school, and later found myself ranting about reservations being caste-based rather than merit based when I could not secure admission to certain colleges. I naively assumed that India was a meritocracy. … More #DialogueForPeace: Waking Up to my Caste Privilege

Champion of Peace: Preah Maha Ghosananda

Preah Maha Ghosananda: The Buddha of the Battlefields More than 10 lakh kilometres walked. And more than 20,000 villagers touched by the message of peace. That is Preah Maha Ghosananda’s legacy. Add to that the fact that Ghosananda’s entire family, including his 16 siblings, was wiped out during the Khmer Rouge regime, and his message … More Champion of Peace: Preah Maha Ghosananda

Dadri as a teaching moment: What would you do in class?

Last week, a man was lynched to death because rumours had it he had eaten beef. The police did not investigate who had attached him but whether it was indeed beef he ate. Outraged commentary has followed as well as soul-searching on the direction India is taking. http://www.ndtv.com/blog/basehara-village-carries-no-shame-1225235?site=full http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/the-party-and-its-poison/ Having just blogged about teaching moments … More Dadri as a teaching moment: What would you do in class?