Vedavallis day

I am blessed, for I had no change in mothers when I got married. My mother, the one who gave birth to me and nurtured me is named Vedavalli and the mother to whom she handed me over, is also named Vedavalli. The similarities end in the name […]

Borrowing from the future

The two words etched in all our memories from this latest term in Brazil is Sustainable development – it’s about not borrowing from the future, not depleting without replenishing and leaving a better world behind. It’s difficult for the human race, our DNA is hard wired to borrowing […]

Obrigada Brazil – Term 7

A whirlwind lesson in the culture and business environment of Brazil is possibly the best way to describe this term. It was relatively easy paced only because there weren’t tests during or after the term, but easy paced long days as we all tried to grasp as much […]

So Long Don !

I heard about it while I was packing my bags at the hotel in Belo Horizonte and I just sat down to cry for some time… Don, you left without a goodbye. Pam wrote a note letting me know you had passed on nearly 4 months back on […]


Have you felt sometimes that you really are bearing the burden of the earth on your shoulders like Atlas and you can’t shrug ? Felt let down because no one would help, frustrated that you “have” to get it done because no one else will or just plain […]

The Heart time – Kairos

The music was classy and peppy, the little kids adorable, especially the one in the black jacket with curly hair – we enjoyed the food and Indian tea specially made for us. All this happened in the morning at the Kairos Institute. The place reminded me so much […]

Fiat does the Samba !

The day started early with a visit to the Fiat Automotives in Nova Lima, an hour’s drive from FDC. Brazil’s infrastructure and cleanliness is amazing- not a single pothole on the road, the drive is very pleasant anywhere, I am yet to see a single plastic bag, papers […]

To the crazy ones !

Finally it happened in a foreign land … I watched a Brazilian movie in a classroom. I am sure I will look at the classroom very differently. :):) well this too is part of the learning. It was a real life story of two of Brazil’s greatest country […]


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