Showing posts with label morals. Show all posts
Showing posts with label morals. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

On negotiating gender warfare

© Amruta Patil 2013 | Femina (26th June issue, on stands)

1-pager was on the hows of negotiating gender warfare (so much war-terminology in every aspect of our lives, do we even notice?) In many ways, this an extension of the Surviving Your Habitat piece in its need for altered eyes. Ps: Colours are more lurid in digital format.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Peculiar Homelessness of India's Odd Daughters

© Amruta Patil 2012 | Compiled for Internazionale Magazine (

Monday, December 05, 2011

Friday, June 06, 2008


An editor acquaintance told us about a librarian from a prominent Delhi school who declared that he would "Never buy a children's book for the library, unless it had a moral." This statement was met with incredulous laughter, with dismay at the future of childrens' book publishing in India - "if such bumbling moral police continued to be responsible for acquiring collections."

I wondered later about whether searching for morals was really so bad. If by 'moral of a tale' one means an undercurrent of ageless insight and truth - then I must be looking for tales with morals too. Just like the librarian who must surely have had his loquacious, uncool head bitten off that afternoon. Maybe all the guy was trying to do was sift out the slickly packaged garbage.