How are my neighbours doing today?
There is a wonderful tradition that was described to us by Sandiya of Storytrails this morning as we walked through the backstreets of Chennai, India. Every house we passed had a chalk-like drawing on the pavement in front. I asked Sandiya “what are these drawings?” (my new shoes are visible in most of the pictures!)…
India is Not Chaotic: Look at its Patterns
Devdutt Pattanaik tells TEDx that if you know the patterns that you are looking for, India’s apparent chaos is actually order. The mythology of the West: kill the chaos-creating dragon, create order The mythology of India: liberate yourself from boundaries A beautiful western garden is ordered. Weeds are weeds, trees are trees and flowers are…