Esha Chhabra: Living a disposable life
Published 5/18/2013 at 9:00 p.m. 0 comments
Without giving a lecture on materialism, John Lennon said, “If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.”
Esha Chhabra: Growing food by teamwork despite the odds
Published 5/3/2013 at 2:12 p.m. 0 comments
Farming. It seems like such a foreign concept to us city birds.
Esha Chhabra: Banking the 'unbanked' consumer via cellphone
Published 3/29/2013 at 2:57 p.m. 2 comments
So many people in the world don’t have bank accounts. And many of them don’t want to have one. They find it to be a hassle. Just imagine all the fun that they’re missing out on. No deposit slips, no ...
Esha Chhabra: The ever-shifting meaning of the word 'happiness'
Published 2/15/2013 at 4:08 p.m. 6 comments
After a week full of all things “love,” let’s try to tackle another just as elusive concept — happiness.
Esha Chhabra: Try ditching the frenzy of life in favor of the mundane
Published 1/5/2013 at 8:52 p.m. 0 comments
We live in a world that stresses goals, deadlines, defining points in one's career.
Esha Chhabra: A charitable answer to the annual holiday bulge
Published 12/8/2012 at 11:59 p.m. 0 comments
We are warned every year of the holiday bulge. It's that extra pound that laces your belly each holiday season, creating an unnecessary girth over time. And yet, we still putter around in our kitchens, baking an abundance of cookies, ...
Esha Chhabra: Sanctity of silence becoming rare in a noisy world
Published 9/15/2012 at 3:00 p.m. 6 comments
So many of us revel when it rains so we can enjoy the scent of the earth. So many of us like to rest our soles on wet blades of grass. So many of us enjoy the beauty of the ...
Esha Chhabra: The unmalleable and silly world of 'corporate policy'
Published 9/1/2012 at 3:00 p.m. 2 comments
Everywhere I turn, I hear people using one phrase to justify their stance: "corporate policy." I shall share two stories to illustrate this comedy (without naming the companies, of course).
Esha Chhabra: Olympic coverage missing the mark
Published 8/4/2012 at 11:45 a.m. 4 comments
We are in the midst of the Olympics — a piece of history that envelops us every four years. This year, it happens to take place in an old neighborhood of mine, East London. Before I left the city, I ...
Esha Chhabra: Paying 'too much' for goods, services
Published 7/21/2012 at 3:00 p.m. 3 comments
Everything has a price — literally. A friend had to move her business. She paid the city for the address change. A friend wanted to set up a community event to highlight health services for senior citizens in the county. ...
Esha Chhabra: Putting the soul back in medicine
Published 7/7/2012 at 3:00 p.m. 0 comments
Last year, a book was published that narrated the story of an eye doctor who was performing free surgeries for the poor. The book, "Infinite Vision," had nothing to do with American health care. But this past week, as commentators ...
Esha Chhabra: Too much jargon in today's society
Published 6/23/2012 at 3:00 p.m. 2 comments
These days I often feel stupid. No, really, I do because I don't understand what people are saying. Or, rather, why they're saying it in such an odd way.
Esha Chhabra: Challenges facing higher education
Published 5/26/2012 at 7:04 p.m. 4 comments
A little over a year ago, I got up to work on a dreary, cold, snowy morning in London and ran into some students making a ruckus, blocking the streets and chanting heavily.
Esha Chhabra: Redefining growth in a modern world
Published 4/28/2012 at 7:11 p.m. 3 comments
Stay humble. Stay close to the earth. That's at the core of this existence, I was told.
Esha Chhabra: Balance is basic in a wobbly world
Published 4/14/2012 at 3:00 p.m. 0 comments
Glocal — ever heard of it? I had not 'til I was sitting in an international-relations course in London. We were assigned a hefty pile of reading — all to define one word; that, too, a word concocted by a ...
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