Blog Archive:  June 2024
posted on Monday, June 24th, 2024
by Vandana Shah
Dignity In Receiving

Penned By Board Member Alo Pal Our joint family lived a few blocks down the road from the Ashram and School main buildings here in Pondicherry. In those days, a cycle rickshaw stand stood just opposite the Ashram’s main gate. My sister, my cousin, and I used to walk up to the stand, and one… Read more »

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Posted on Monday, June 24th, 2024
by Vandana Shah
posted on Wednesday, June 19th, 2024
by Vandana Shah
Against All Odds

Penned By Board Member Alo Pal A child loses her father at a tender age A woman is urged to abort her third child by her own husband’s mistress A widowed mother operates a snack cart opposite an arrack shop, gets a drinking habit, and abuses her child violently at the drop of a hat… Read more »

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Posted on Wednesday, June 19th, 2024
by Vandana Shah
posted on Tuesday, June 4th, 2024
by Vandana Shah
But then, the fact is that children are back!

  [Image 1: children participating in fun activity] Penned by Board Member Alo Pal  “So, how do the children come to Sharana?” I asked Manuel while taking notes for the 2023 Sharana Summer Camp. “Most of the children come on their own.” And I had concluded my piece last year with a heartening thought about… Read more »

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Posted on Tuesday, June 4th, 2024
by Vandana Shah
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