A German girl living in India

Usually I rant about my German experiences on the Blog, and recently (quite accidentally so), I connected with the folks at Ghoomakad because of the excellent work they were doing with sustainable waste management in the hills of Himachal. I met a German girl living in India (who also works in this same village) quite by…

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The Saree Man of India: Himanshu Verma

In 2010, I wrote about Himanshu Verma‘s saree act after I saw a powerful image in local news. It was ABSOLUTELY most amazing for me to find him randomly (through common friends) on Facebook. It took me exactly 30 seconds afterwards to send him a fan-girl message. Himanshu was kind enough to readily respond and…

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the stories behind fancy pictures

Sometimes I feel slightly uncomfortable sharing pictures with many people. They jump to these fancy conclusions that things are perfect, because the pictures are so (thanks to Tonk, of course). And while a strange sort of peace and a strong emotion fills me when I see this picture. I do also remember that at the…

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Feminist Approach Towards Technology

Unfortunately I lost the post where I had interviewed my mom’s house maid Meena on her telephone usage (I think I still have notes, perhaps to show it up again). I enjoy being curious about how technology impacts people. Once you take the product glitter out, what do they see? A professor was told me…

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