Mark of a Leader

What does a person need to take charge and lead effectively? How are some people able to command respect so effortlessly? We look at five Indian movers and shakers from different industries, and the top qualities they bring to the table What makes for a good leader? This question may …

Will. Power.

Dhriti, which can be translated as ‘determination’ is a quality that the Bhagavad Gita holds up as admirable in women. The ability to endure adversity and tenaciously pursue a goal is something that most women seem to be born with. It is a quality that helps them overcome grating, everyday …

A Note for the

Music is often used to convey and reinforce the sentiments of patriotism and nationhood – we explore examples of how the medium was used in India over the ages Sound can uplift and empower, as it can evoke strong emotions. Combined with words, it becomes a huge force. Thus, music …

A Festival Day

There is a joke that, in India, there are 365 days and 366 festivals in a year. For sure, India abounds in festive occasions – on a personal and communal level – and it is these celebrations that act as connecting threads in the subcontinent’s multicultural society Life is one …

Daddy Dearest

Fathers are often seen as guides and mentors who help their children forge their path, and hold a light up for them when starting out. Fathers are often their children’s biggest supporters and stern critics, too. On the occasion of Father’s Day, we look back at some of the legacies created by …

SMS

 Short cultural snippets for an easily digestible India   Art/textile/craft Marionette-style puppets made by the Nat Bhat caste in Rajasthan Puppet shows have existed in Rajasthan for centuries. Called kathputli (kath meaning ‘wood’ and putli meaning ‘doll’), puppet theatre took place at village fairs and religious festivals, relating folk tales …