THE GOOD SAMARITANS

Last post was about the dreams I once harboured and the new midget-like goals planned for 2020. In this post, I want to talk of a word, which as an adjective and a verb, is powerful- like the holy grail of treasure hunting. Kindness. We live in stranger times, I know. Where asking for help…

By Pratima Mehta April 5, 2020 3

A LIFE OF LAYERED DREAMS

YEAR 1995 An airy and luminous room. Light poured through the windows, but sunlight failed to reach where I sat, on the first bench in the middle of the classroom (in the later years I translocated to the back benches, for better education as they say). I was of an age when I could easily…

By Pratima Mehta March 23, 2020 12

CROWDFUNDING: A SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGN & THE INDIAN SCENARIO

Homo sapiens, that is us, the self-proclaimed powerful species has a thirst for constancy- outlive the dangers to its survivability factor. Dangers created as ancillaries to the species’ greed for progression. This need for survival is the mainspring for alternatives. Since ages unknown we’ve had alternative medicine – to treat and cure seemingly difficult diseases…

By Pratima Mehta May 18, 2019 2

‘GOD HAS BEEN KIND’

The grass was green, the sky was blue and life was nice… It was the summer of 2011. I was posted in Kolkata. Life was coasting along rather satisfactorily for me. I was in my 30th year of service in the Indian Army and had seen reasonable success by way of being bestowed with the…

By Pratima Mehta March 3, 2019 3