Pre-Activism

Fact: Five people in India die daily by falling into open pits/manholes. *Source: NCRB Dear Pedestrians, Remember me, that open manhole you walked past by, only a few days ago? Let me jog your memory. Remember you were walking along and almost fell into me? Remember...

Dear kids, They say that some lessons can be only learnt on a playground. I will be the first one to agree - I mean look at all the lessons I am teaching the kids. So kids, here goes nothing: You will learn to adjust. You need to understand that I'm not always ready...

Many of us have either been a witness to, or perhaps have even participated in road rage, resulting from a variety of factors. One of them being traffic jam. It can get abusive and violent - sometimes verbal, sometimes physical. Nonetheless, we carry on with our daily commute knowing f...

When we think of Olympics, do we think of the disappointment that was 2016, or do we think of the opportunities that lie waiting for us in 2020? Sadly, a quick online search will reveal the sheer number of negative responses to sports. All that commotion and furore over sporting facili...

Are harsher laws the only way to ensure a safer society? If that's the case, we're missing the larger picture. Meet Nagasimha G. Rao, a one-man-army who believes that the only way to make our society is safe, is to raise our children the right way. Rao been on the ground cr...

Meet Shanmugham P, international hockey player who’s been coaching hockey to underprivileged children since 2001. “I wanted to challenge the stereotypes surrounding the pursuit of sports that are ‘not so popular’”: Shanmugham P. There’s a wid...

India has seen more than 3 lakh farmer suicides since 1995, which means more than one farmer committed suicide every hour*. While media coverage has brought national attention to the condition of farmers in India, majority of us wait helplessly, expressing our angst on social media yea...

Making Our Cities Liveable, Safer and Child-Friendly After nearly seven decades of nationhood, we need a reality check. Our cities and towns are crumbling and villages are altogether ignored. It takes a flyover collapse or a massive fire for us to wake up to our failing infrastruct...

posted on 13 February, 2017

Open Letter From A High Voltage Wire

Dear Human, Ever felt like you've hung around somewhere for so long that you begin slipping into the woodworks? I've been feeling that way for a while now. You only notice me during the monsoons. If I suddenly have some amount of voltage, it's of a major concern. I ...

posted on 13 February, 2017

An open letter from a dumpyard

Dear civilians, Here's the deal. I know I am a garbage dump, but COME ON. You honestly need to stop dumping EVERYTHING into me, even when, clearly, I cannot take any more. It's like you see, but you choose to not acknowledge the fact that I.have.no.space.anymore. And th...