‘Making Friends with the Crocodile’ by Mick Canning

By Somali K Chakrabarti   Prejudices, biases and gender inequalities have always existed in our society, and from time to time these come to the fore front. But, when such points are raised by foreigners, there is always a risk that the writer may succumb to temptation of stereotypical or caricaturish portrayal of the characters or… Read More ‘Making Friends with the Crocodile’ by Mick Canning

Camel Bus – Social Innovation for desert transportation

By Somali K Chakrabarti   “Innovation opens up new vistas of knowledge and new dimensions to our imagination to make everyday life more meaningful and richer in depth and content.” ~ Dr APJ Abdul Kalam While most people know about camel rides in the deserts of Rajasthan, not many would have heard about a bus that it… Read More Camel Bus – Social Innovation for desert transportation

Mathematics and Poetry – What’s the connection?

By Somali K Chakrabarti   “The mathematician destroyed all the poetry of the rainbow by reducing it to its prismatic colours.” is how Newton was once referred to by noted poets of his time. Poet William Blake had once said, “God is not a Mathematical Diagram“. But a flower surely is! Mathematics defines the shape of spirals and curves… Read More Mathematics and Poetry – What’s the connection?

How to develop self discipline: Lessons from young Indian athletes at Rio

  In a country where official apathy towards sports-persons has sparked an outcry (at least on social media), the efforts of PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik and Dipa Karmakar have been lauded by one and all. Each of these gifted athletes have one thing in common – a dogged sense of self discipline. Their passion has… Read More How to develop self discipline: Lessons from young Indian athletes at Rio

‘Budhia Singh: Born to Run’ – The story of a child prodigy

By Somali K Chakrabarti What happens when a child is bestowed with incredible talent that tremendously surpasses the ability of others? Chances are that such a child is declared as a prodigy. According to wikipedia, child prodigy refers to a child, who under the age of ten produces meaningful output in some domain to the… Read More ‘Budhia Singh: Born to Run’ – The story of a child prodigy