What if…

What if?… is such a powerful question, the answer to which can’t be found most of the times. What if I had done things differently? What if I had said this to her/him? What if I had reacted to the situation differently? What if… Even when one finds an answer to this question, there is […]

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Sarees, Chapatis and Nandini the cow.

We always tend to crave for things that we don’t have or do things that we aren’t supposed to do irrespective of age. And in childhood, the fascination is in doing what is termed as ‘grown up’ stuff. During our summer holidays in Madikeri, us children used to make sure that we did all those things that […]

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This is my story…

I am sure that all of us have our own stories of love, triumph, heartbreak and failure. This series is an attempt to bring forth to light the fact that nobody’s life is perfect, but that’s what makes this world so perfect. When we are in love, we shout it to the world, but when […]

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Don’t be like Bhallaladeva!!!

‘Are you excited?’ asked my roommate/ bestie Sahana as we were getting ready for the Hospital that cold wintry morning in December.  It was my 1st day of OBG (Obstetrics and Gynaecology) posting and she was to begin her minor postings that day. She knew that though OBG was one of my least favourite subjects, […]

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In need of sunshine…

Thunder and lightening were playing hide and seek with the dark clouds. To a person with a critical eye, it looked like it was raining cats and dogs. But to a nature enthusiast, it looked as if the clouds were filling themselves up with rain just like a baby would scrunch up its face before […]

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Women Empowerment Workshops

Ever since Project Jatropha was started in 2007, environmental protection, sustainability and preventive health care have been the primary objectives. This year, we decided to expand our outreach programs by adding ‘Women empowerment’ to our core objectives. Women, especially rural women, are in need of more than ever a support system where they could feel […]

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Monsoon Playlist…

The monsoon season has finally started in India (Thank God!!!) So, along with using our Umbrellas (which also doubled up as our Sun protectors in Summer), raincoats,  wearing the shoes reserved for ‘Only’ rainy season as per Amma’s strict orders, enjoying the weather by having roasted corn at the roadside stalls, sipping Masala Chai & […]

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Just a day in our summer holidays…

“We are gonna leave you behind if you don’t hurry up Sukruth” Hithu shouted. The very next moment a shrill cry of a child pierced through the air, wailing & complaining to his mother about the injustice in the world where he was not only the only boy cousin but also the youngest one. Though […]

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A visit to R.K. Narayan’s house.

“What do you know about the Indian climate?”   “It is hot in summer and cold in winter”   “Stand up on the bench!” roared the teacher.    “Father, will you tell me if the mangoes were ripe?”…..Swaminathan felt strongly that the answer to this question contained the key to the whole problem. It would be scandalous […]

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WEEK 2…

  Welcome to the 2nd week of ‘Music Bonanza!!!’. Listed below are some of my all time favourite songs for you guys, what are you waiting for? Put on your headphones & let’s get lost in the music.   1. AYE SINAMIKA Music- AR RAHMAN Singer- KARTHIK Movie- OK KANMANI As we all know ARR […]

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