Foreign immigration offices have been confused with the picture of our Prime Minister’s face on our vaccine certificates. Much though it reflects on the lack of knowledge amongst the officers despite the explanations given by the Indian travellers; what is amusing to note is that the face is no longer…


Five miles meandering with a mazy motion

Through wood and dale, the sacred river ran,

Then reached the caverns measureless to man,

And sank in tumult to a lifeless ocean;

And ’mid this tumult Kubla heard from far

Ancestral voices prophesying war!

Read the lines from Kubla Khan, one of…


Peacocks and Pearls …..

Recollecting Marco Polo’s observations in his book, ‘Travels in the Land of Serpents and Pearls’, wherein he details his observations during his visit to the southern part of the country. Malabar or ‘Maabar’ as he calls it in the 13th century documents his observation of the…


Dr. Vidya Shankar Shetty has a through and through career experience in Academics and Education ranging from K12 to Higher Education. Her career map has had her play diverse roles right from establishment to governance, ranging from setting up new schools in India and abroad, colleges, compliance, and project handling…


Dr. Vidya Shankar Shetty has a through and through career experience in Academics and Education ranging from K12 to Higher Education. Her career map has had her play diverse roles right from establishment to governance, ranging from setting up new schools in India and abroad, colleges, compliance, and project handling…


A prayer that stayed from the early chapel visit days in the mind and that when uttered brought a lot of solaces:

Angel of God, who ought to be my guardian……

In these days of the pandemic as fear strikes the heart, the peering eyes look to the angel amongst…


Enabling a new perspective…

Strange coincidence during these times of the pandemic, that I am offered the book “Where the Crawdads Sing’ by Delia Owens as a part of my reading list by my daughter.

I call it a coincidence, considering the situation that we are living in and the emotions that all of…


There is no time like Spring,

When life’s alive in everything,

Before new nestlings sing,

Before cleft swallows speed their journey back

Along the trackless track –

God guides their wing,

— Christina Rossetti

Welcoming the harvest and the new season is done during the ‘Bisu parbha’ of the Bunt…


A day of despair indeed for those schools, parents, teachers, and children who took excruciating pains to ensure that classes went on as planned, despite the pandemic. And the Government proclaims this day that there will be no exams or assessments and promotions are granted without assessing the learning outcomes…


A weekend drive to Chikmagalur is the best for me whenever I choose to unwind and de-stress. While Saturdays are for strolling through M G Road in Chikmagalur or a lazy afternoon at the club, Sunday mornings are for the long walks ending at a canteen for ‘benne dosa’ and…

Vidya Shankar Shetty

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