New episode in Bird Podcast

Check it out here. A few years ago, I cold-emailed Jairam Ramesh, then minister of rural development, with one question: how could urban individuals contribute to rural India? He called me from Gumla, Jharkand. “Do you know where Gumla is?” he asked. Sheepishly, I said No. After some small talk—his mother lives in Bangalore— I…

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Women and careers

Like any writer, I enjoy comments about my pieces even if it takes me a while to get to them.  Criticism is healthy and occasionally hurts, but hey, if you cannot stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.  Or in my case, out of the writing game. What irritates me about the comments below…

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