I founded Eshkol as a response to food insecurity, discrimination and poverty – Bhagya Wijayawardane

According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), organic farming is a system which avoids or largely excludes the use of synthetic inputs (such as fertilizers, pesticides, hormones, feed, etc.) and to the maximum extent feasible relies upon crop rotations, crop residues, animal manures, off-farm organic waste, mineral grade rock additives and biological system of nutrient…

The Existence of Guilt with Paromita Bardoloi

On November 17th, I was live with spoken word artist and writer Paromita Bardoloi today and we talked about guilt, mourning, how human consistencies or inconsistencies can be generational and ancestral in nature. I have never seen a woman so self-affirmed in her individual capacity as she is and she gave some of it to me too!…

One in every 700 children is born with cleft lip and palate – Sanjana & Nandini

One in every 700 children is born with cleft lip and palate. This condition, however, is more common in countries like India, China, Kenya and Mexico. – Sanjana & Nandini, Co-Founders, Side By Side Smiles The understanding of Cleft lips and palates seems to be very limited, specifically ‘why’ this condition occurs and ‘how’ one can rectify…

It’s true that when you talk to people who have been hurt and people who hurt, you open yourself up to receive some of that pain – Whitney S. Iles

My constructive perception towards ‘Violence’ came to an interesting slant as I tried to dwell into a concept like ‘Prison Psychiatry’. In the words of renowned Harvard psychiatrist and violence expert James Gilligan whose career spans across 25 years of hard work in the American prison system to describe the motivation and causes behind violent behavior –…