Small Wonders

Monsoon: A Blessing And A Curse

MONSOON. For some that word means fleeing to drier, sunnier lands for the summer. For others, it inspires happiness as it means cooler weather and plentiful rain.  80% of India’s total rainfall takes place between June and September as the southwest monsoon moves across the country.  India is lucky to have such a season as…

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Kerala Needs Your Help Now

The rains that began in Kerala during early June rose to a devastating high by August. For the first time in the history of the state, 35 out of 42 dams had to be opened. The floods and landslides that have ensued have been cruel and left us all wondering what we can do to…

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Change Your Mind

Ordinary people, extraordinary power

By ANSHU GUPTA —- THERE’S a recent image that will remain etched in our collective memory for a long time: 40,000 farmers from Nashik marching towards Mumbai in scorching heat to demand their rights. The reason it makes for a compelling image is because the farmers joined hands across caste, religion and class lines to…

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