Long years ago, when I began working in publishing, it was an almost entirely male world. Women were […]
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‘Culture of Peace’, a literary festival celebrating the diverse and vivid cultures of northeast through writing, music, theatre, […]
We like ambition in people. In India, children at a very young age are often asked by doting relatives what they want to become when they grow up: a doctor, an engineer, a lawyer, a scientist, a pilot, or a business executive. Indian parents take great pride in showing off the precociousness of their offsprings when they are able to set an ambition for themselves and rattle it out with an impressive perspicacity in front of their relatives at weddings or dinner parties.