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The Lonely City – A Must Read Book About Loneliness by Olivia Laing

Olivia Laing delicately describes the haunting loneliness afflicting over 100 million citizens across the world, in her latest book – The Lonely City. If you’re a lover of art and you’ve experienced engulfing loneliness and heartbreak, this book is definitely for you! Laing, a native of UK and works as a journalist in New York City, categorizes this loneliness uniquely experienced by those of us living in … Continue reading The Lonely City – A Must Read Book About Loneliness by Olivia Laing

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Don’t Stop – Do More! From Women’s March to Immigrant Protests – The Power of Activism

“What does p***y mean?” asked my curious, cold and tired 9-year old surrounded in a sea of pink p***y hats outside the ornate gold & grey Civic Center in San Francisco. I skirted around the definition – wondering how comfortable we’ve gotten with the word in the current political context. Two older ladies in their 60s smiled generously at my little boy. “Your daughters and … Continue reading Don’t Stop – Do More! From Women’s March to Immigrant Protests – The Power of Activism

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What is it about New Years that we all want it to be a fresh start?

Read: 8 mins “New Year’s Day … now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.” ~ Mark Twain ~ New Year’s resolutions are a bit like babies, fun to make but extremely difficult to maintain (No pun indented). January is a good time to re-evaluate, re-prioritize and re-set new ambitious goals … Continue reading What is it about New Years that we all want it to be a fresh start?

Sorry, but India isn’t shining….

Many years ago I was fantastically flummoxed at the idea of participating in the Oxford Essay writing competition. Those were the early genesis days of the world wide web and correspondence such as the 1500 word essay had to take place via postal mails. However, the source of my anxiety wasn’t the fact that 1500 word for a 14-year-old was a herculean task or even the … Continue reading Sorry, but India isn’t shining….