What Does Being Patriotic Mean To You?

Are We Showing Our Love For Our Country Or Showing Off? Today, we celebrate the 72nd Republic Day of India. This year the celebrations and the paraphernalia related to it are low-key due to the COVID situation. Many of us become ‘very patriotic’ around two events every year – Republic Day & Independence Day. Of course, this patriotism is at its peak when India plays international cricket (or any other sport which is fast gaining …

A Page From My Diary – 2020 Experiences

A Page From My 2020 DiaryExperiences Of Teaching Kannada Online Shall We Learn To Speak Kannada? Kannaḍa Mātanāḍalu Kaliyōṇave? The year 2020 can be called the mother of learning. Most of us have learnt something new – be it a skill, hobby, craft, language or even adapting to a new way of life. From the numerous courses offered online, I have upgraded my skills and knowledge. I freelance as a guest faculty at a college …

THE INSPIRING STORY OF KARIYA – A COMMUNITY PET WHO TAUGHT ME RESILIENCE

Many of us would have come across a common fixture in our locality – that of the Indian Mongrel. Sometimes referred to as “Strays” because they don’t belong to any one home, they are taken care of by a few animal-loving members of the neighborhood. We too had a community dog called Kariya, who we buried a year ago.  When I moved into the apartment complex in 2013, Kariya and his sister were prominent members …

The Pandemic Pet Baby Boom!

First Time Pet Parents Are On The Rise – Is It A Good Thing Or A Cause For Concern? As someone who has actively advocated the joys and benefits of having a dog or a cat, it is strange that I am now skeptical about people getting a pet. In the last 4-5 months, many people I know have become pet parents for the first time. Even in the apartment complex that I live in, …

Are we unnecessarily spreading the fear of Coronavirus on Social Media?

Social Media in the times of the Coronavirus crisis There will be very few people in the world currently who are not aware of the words “Novel Coronavirus” or COVID-19. The world is currently reeling under the COVID-19 threat. India too is now seeing cases on the rise. It has reached such a stage that a simple act of sneezing or coughing can instill fear and suspicion amongst people. What is COVID-19 As World Health …