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Dec 16

December 12, 2016

Colloquy Over Coffee

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I held a colloquy over coffee for a few ladies to make them aware of their racial biases. We initially began the session with them believing they were not biased at all. However by the end of the session, they realised they were biased and that it was wrong to be biased. We discussed how they would react in certain situations regarding race, colour, gender and sexuality. We spoke about everyone’s personal opinions and biases. We also spent some time taking the Harvard Implicit Association Test, which further proved that there are many biases that exist in our heads. We…

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Nov 16

November 18, 2016

An interview with Mr Jasper Reid

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Mr.Jasper Reid is the founder of International Market Management that has brought Wendy’s and Jamie Oliver restaurant chains to India. He studied English Literature at Oxford and has worked in airlines, consulting and investment banking. A keen cook and gardener, he lives in New Delhi with his wife Megan and twin daughters.Here’s a snippet of an interview with him! Aanya – Are you treated differently because of their race/ethnicity/nationality? Mr Reid – Yes but 95% of the time with great courtesy and hospitality and sometimes curiosity. We travel widely in India and in many places foreigners are not common. Even…

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Nov 16

November 16, 2016

We are as Indian as you are

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I recently got a chance to interview a young girl from Darjeeling, Assam. Seema, works in a beauty parlour in the capital and aspires to open her own beauty parlour back in her village. A little hesitant at first when asked about her experiences with racism, she eventually opened up about the matter as we got talking. “It’s the way people look at me, like we don’t belong here”, she said. Seema feels that she isn’t treated like any other Indian, she and her community are made to feel isolated, inferior. People often ask her whether she’s from China, Nepal,…

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