Ishita Sinha Roy

A Recipe for Compassion

Recipes have cultural and historical roots. Each ingredient plays its own special part in infusing the dish with flavor. Many believe that even the mood of the cook can alter the outcome of the cooking. Let’s consider the ways in which food — for the stomach and the soul — can nourish us and help … Continued

New Beginnings

Words on how we can look at the New Year with fresh ideas, and combat swollen heads with swelling hearts.

Fables for Our Times

How do we reconcile what’s happening around us with our idea of the best we can be as individuals, and as an inclusive and just society? Let’s look at some of the fables that provide us with useful ways of wrapping our hearts and minds around the issues troubling us the most.

Advice from a Caterpillar: Sharing Thoughts About Growth and Transformation

“‘Who are YOU?’ said the Caterpillar. This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, ‘I–I hardly know, sir, just at present– at least I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then’.” These lines from the … Continued

Coming Home

What does “home” mean to us, or the idea of making people feel “at home”? In times of uncertainty, the idea of home has become even more contested, as has the debate over whether we should keep our doors open to the winds of change, or shut them out of fear. This is an exploration, … Continued