Thinking aloud!

Dinosaurs of 2020

What a crazy year 2020 was! While it zipped past for those who wanted it to go slow, it almost stood still for those who wanted it to quickly pass by. But all this pain and suffering did not happen without a reason. I think I know what that reason is – Dinosaurs!

Is homeschooling legal?

The question about legality of homeschooling is matter of concern for many parents. This issue was not relevant until the RTE Act was enacted in 2009. Let us explore the provisions of the bill to understand the legality of the matter.

The Buddha of Langza

We visited Langza many years ago. And it still feels like yesterday. So many years have passed by but I am still clearly see the Buddha of Langza, sitting cross legged, watching over one of the most amazing villages of the world.

Homeschooling with an unwilling spouse

The choice to homeschool your child is not an easy one. Forget the perception of society, even the near and dear ones find it hard to acknowledge this rather ‘unconventional’ choice. But nothing can be worse than an unwilling spouse.

Justice is your responsibility, Sirs!

When the actions of the topmost court come across as partisan and fruits of justice do not seem to be equally available to all then it is time to tell the courts that they have failed to deliver. It high time our courts ‘own’ the justice system.

Hill Jatara of masks

Hill Jatara is an ancient folk theatre festival of Uttarakhand. Actors wear vividly coloured masks of different forms & shapes to perform and celebrate. This is an attempt to represent these fascinating masks graphically.

The business of faith

Faith is many things to many people. Faith is the elixir that keeps the ball of humanity in motion. Faith is God. Faith can move mountains. Faith can split the sea. Faith is belief. Faith is also a notion.

Experiments with Ghingaru

An evergreen shrub, Ghingaru is commonly found in the hills of Uttarakhand. Its wood has been used as walking sticks since ages. The experiments with this strong but highly fibrous wood threw up interesting results.

Making of Himalayan Village Sonapani

As I bid my final goodbye, I fondly remember an association of over one and a half decade with a venture which, in terms of scale and involvement, was one of the most challenging, exciting and fulfilling project for me.