They are different as different can be. One is a computers and coding junkie who has a thing for Sanskrit philosophy and Hindi literature. The other is part-Bohemian hippie and part-UP ki kanya who is engaged in women’s studies at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences.One spends his time working for NGOs in UP and Madhya Pradesh, handling their backroom operations. The other is into a study of upper-caste, middle class women in Bihar and UP. He likes reading Kabir and Kafka (not necessarily with equal enthusiasm) and installing every open source software on his laptop. She likes Dave Matthews Band and shopping for junk at Colaba Causeway. He is a staunch Hindu. I don’t really know her religious views.
ये दो और इनके दो blogs.
Shakti’s blog, that he only recently started, is in Hindi, written in Devnagri script. It can be some effort to read for those of us who left our हिंदी पठन skills behind in this hypercharged English internet. Ami’s on the other hand is in the staple English. I don’t know if this is deliberate or coincidental, but his is white and hers is black.He speaks of pseudonyms and Baba Ramdev, injecting the occasional religious flavour – all in good humour. TISS has begun to show on her writing. She speaks of empathy, the meaning point of research, deconstruction and identities. Surprisingly, of Baba Ramdev too.