Editor’s Note – June 2019
“Never doubt that a group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” No matter how often I read this quote by American cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead, it never fails to give me goosebumps. What a powerful, inspiring thought that is. That we are enough, maybe one person to start with and a group, however small, as the inspiration spreads and takes root. In despair, it gives us hope to know that we can indeed take thoughtful, consistent steps and rewrite the future.
In this issue, let’s meet a few individuals who are doing just that. Individuals who stepped out of their comfort zones, some who gave up cushy jobs, some who toil for their passion alongside their jobs, individuals who have not given up or fallen into the trap of thinking, ‘What can one person achieve?’ A lot, as these stories will tell you. May they inspire you to better, fulfilling lives filled with the joy of contributing goodness to the world. We also feature an excellent institute this time, the Asian Cancer Institute in Mumbai, which is a change maker in itself, striving to make the best of cancer care affordable to the masses. And we have a story on a cancer survivor who inspired many groups of women in the US to take up knitting, in order to make soft Knitted Knockers for breast cancer survivors.
Our Travel section features the romantic land of France, with its delightful sounding names for places and food. And our Lifestyle pages will transport you to some of the most eclectic restaurants across the globe.
Have a great read!
Dr Ulhas Ganu