Light A Fire That Burns Up Hate

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Lets light a fire that burns up hate

Let it burn strong before it’s too late.

Hold onto change even if it’s small,

Keep the flame burning high – it might someday help us all. Continue reading Light A Fire That Burns Up Hate

Letter : A plea for a humane society

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There are many horrifying incidents of cruelty to animals.
I want to talk about the incidents that happen within housing societies.
And I want you to think about how they de-sensitise people to the pain of living beings in general. And how this impacts society.
This post also has a few tips on how societies can get strays to leave, without cruelty. And what people can do to help, as well as what they shouldn’t do.

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Education policy : Why kindergarten children need assessments

Kharghar was already starting to be a location with a large middle class population when we moved here. And I was shocked to see so many middle class families where children had such poor education.
This post is about :

    • The factors that made me think this way.
    • Why language comprehension at age 0 to 5 is crucial.
    • The need for assessments at Kindergarten level.
    • A book review : ‘Mom Dad U R Wonderful’ by Dr Salma Prabhu, a wonderful handbook for parents, as well as for parents to be.

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Kharghar is burning

I wrote the following poem many years ago, when I had 2 years of laryngitis due to the burning of garbage on the roads outside our earlier residence. It was common, so an ENT specialist had her clinic details posted on the society notice board!

Diwali, a festival of new beginnings, is the time I don’t walk down the streets.¬†Firecrackers used to start well in advance of the festival, but this year seems better, and I’m grateful for it.

Still, roads don’t usually get cleaned immediately after Diwali here in Kharghar, and the remains of firecrackers and the strong smell is a health hazard for many. This year seems a little different and people are starting to realise that we need to change and find new, non-polluting ways to enjoy the festival. I hope this trend continues.


 

Kharghar is burning and nobody cares.

There’s often a strong smell of smoke in the air.

Garbage collection is not a routine,

And waste segregation still is a pipe dream. Continue reading Kharghar is burning