In May, Anjali Chandrashekar and I worked on an art fundraiser campaign to collect funds for India while raising awareness about the COVID catastrophe. Here’s an excerpt from one of the interviews that we were approached to do. Through this initiative, we collected and donated ~$4000 to Mission Oxygen.

What made you take up this fundraiser? Do you have any friends and family in India right now, whom you are in regular touch?

Both…

Emotionally Triggering: This article contains mentions of acts of violence and represents a group discussion that explored the relationship between anger, grief, and forgiveness. It is a convergence of collective streams of consciousness and strives to be respectful of the reader and Aekya’s March Roundtable participants. …

In the Jain tradition, forgiveness (kṣamā) is placed at the highest level of altruism. The value of forgiveness is considered vital to one’s ability to traverse the path of spiritual progression. In fact, the most eminent Jain festival, paryuṣaṇā, is entirely dedicated to the practice of reflection and forgiveness.

According…

With Aekya Roundtables happening every month, we have started to document our discussions more religiously. We believe in complexity and organic conversations, hence we go into depths of each word and expression of things we see around us –– for better or for worse, our conversations are too rich to…

A while back my colleagues and I were talking about how free we felt as kids but surprisingly never treasured the abundance of self-esteem we had. I remember myself as an outrageous child, but somehow I grew up to be an adult full of insecurities and self-doubt. While my self-esteem…

When I was 14-years-old I became friends with this amazing human who wanted to be an environmentalist. Before that I used to be aware and conscious about my consumption, but after that I started putting thought in my actions. …

Every culture has a different understanding and signifiers for colours, the spectrum of colours increase with the evolution of the culture itself.

As the instance of “pume orenge” in a 13th-century Anglo-Norman manuscript indicates, orange was in fact first used as an adjective. Yet, the Persian word from which “orange”…

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