Monthly Archives: August 1999

Has My Empathy Dried Up?

I am scared…. Disasters on a big scale just don’t seem to affect me anymore. I couldn’t care less about Kosovo, Kargil, Afghanistan or Turkey. Seeing pictures of devastated people and destroyed places on television or in the Times of India or in Time magazine, reading about the decimation of entire populations….nothing seems to really […]

The Art of Spitting (A PhD Thesis Proposal)

A friend of mine showed me this PhD thesis proposal. Background: Spitting is an act of expulsion of the contents of one’s mouth into one’s surroundings. It is an act which allows the person indulging in it, to get rid of unwanted fluid, food particles, phlegm, sputum or extraneous material such as “paan-juice”. The uniqueness […]