Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. Musings from someone who sees stories everywhere.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Book review

I recently read and enjoyed Eating Women, Telling tales by Bulbul Sharma, Zubaan books.
My published review is up in Deccan Herald

Saturday, May 29, 2010

violence as a spectator sport

Graphic portrayal of violence in the media is desensitizing people the world over and leading to increased crime and mayhem, say specialists. Are we just sitting ducks at the receiving end of it all, waiting for doomsday? My view in Bangalore Mirror

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

healing herbs

On a recent visit to Aikya Mandala, a green oasis nestled on the outskirts of Bangalore, I learnt a lot about our herbal healthcare traditions and organic farming. We city dwellers tend to think of rural folk as poor and helpless, but there is much to learn from them. Their folk wisdom and remedies form a rich healing tradition. Read my publsihed account in Infochange News and Features

Monday, May 24, 2010

my way or the highway

With traffic growing at an alarming rate, there's hardly a place where one can safely walk without being brushed by a car or two-wheeler. Trees are being cut, and roads widened, but while space for more roads is limited, the growth of traffic seems to be unlimited. Are the 'authorities' solely to blame?

Read my take in Bangalore Mirror