Sticks and stones may break your bones, but buses do it better

October 14 2011 – Drove my brand new motorcycle home. Later in the day, took the wife for a spin and crashed. Wife skinned her knees and my ego. Men are weird like that. In the following days I drove almost 300 km including a trip to Palghat with no further incidents. November 1st – […]

P Sainath delivers The Inaugural Maharaj Kaul Memorial Lecture at UC Berkeley

Pay-to-print”: How Media Corruption Undermines Indian Democracy   Was the title of P Sainath’s illuminating speech about the dangerous undermining of the 4th estate of india by corrupt practices. Maharaj Kaul (1940 – 2009), a UC Berkeley alum, was a tireless campaigner against injustice and for peace, founder of groups such as India Relief and […]

Day of Awareness: Dec 17, Int’l Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

December 17th is International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. The day was created by the Sex Workers Outreach Project USA ( to call attention to hate crimes committed against sex workers. This day has empowered workers around the world to come together and organize against discrimination and remember victims of violence. The assault, […]