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Categories Archives: Culture

Dismantling Identities.

by Poonam Desai, Psychologist and Author of Everything Mixed with Gold and The Dismantling The act of dismantling is to take something apart by choice, piece by piece, with the intention of seeing the original form gone, and hopefully rebuilt in a new way ...

10 Stats About World Refugee Day.

1.) As of December 2000, the United Nations recognizes June 20th as ‘World Refugee Day’ as a time to show solidarity and create awareness around refugees. Source: UN.org 2.) In the aftermath of World War II, the 1951 Refugee Convention was formed whic ...

Indian Elections 101.

Remember the ISA elections in college? Imagine that time 100,000. On April 11th, the world’s largest democracy (India) kicked off their election and it is set to end on the 19th of May. With a population of 1.3 billion people, they have set up 1 million ...

That Time I Did Yoga in India.

A few years ago when I was in India, I had the funniest experience in a yoga class. I was sitting there in a hot room (not because it was “hot” yoga--just because it was extremely hot in India) and the instructor, dressed in everyday clothes--not her ...