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Posts from ‘August, 2011’

An open letter about beauty and ugliness

Shirin Juwaley is an acid attack survivor who founded the NGO Palash to help burn and acid survivors.  She speaks to young people about her experience.  She was recently denied entry to a Mumbai college by a principal who didn’t want her students to get scared by Shirin’s experience. You can read Shirin’s blog about [...]

Gandhian fast as emotional blackmail

In the current battle between the growing populism of the fasting Anna Hazare and the Government of India, I’m finding myself taking a standpoint I never thought I would.  For what could well be the first time in many many years, I’m finding myself siding with the government on this one.
Even a jaded cynic like [...]