Reflecting Allowed

Maha Bali’s blog about education

October 6, 2014
by Maha Bali

Chicken/egg reflections on intercultural maturity, criticality, & open-connectedness

Humor is contextual, isn’t it? My dad was an avid reader of Archie comics and MAD magazine. By the time I was 7 I was gobbling them up like candy, and they were my bedtime reading, my go-to reading any … Continue reading

September 9, 2014
by Maha Bali

Uncritical first, or skeptical first?

Simon Ensor’s post “(un)critical mass” prompted me to write this post which is an amalgamation of several posts, some of which were in draft form, some in my head, and some ideas that came to me reading Simon’s post. Simon … Continue reading

February 28, 2014
by balimaha

Breaking the cycle of oppression: hope and hopelessness

I have been thinking for a while now about the different approaches one can take to break the cycle of oppression, once one becomes conscious/aware of it and of the power relations/dynamics taking place. I may be missing something, but … Continue reading

December 25, 2013
by balimaha

What is Empathy?

I am writing this post to begin exploring the notion of empathy, which I have argued previously might be an essential component of a constructive critical citizenship. I am doing this as sort of pre-writing and brainstorming for a book … Continue reading


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