SPEAKING UP

Vibha Bakshi, Honorary Doctorate and National Award- winning director and producer, speaks to Sonia Hays about her movie Son Rise and breaking the silence on gender violence across the world From business journalism to documentaries on gender issues — how did this journey happen? I was a business anchor and …

Breathing Life into Clay

The now much-touted environment-friendly mantra Reduce – Reuse – Recycle was simply a way of life in ancient India. It was taken for granted that one used only as much as one needed, one conserved natural resources and made responsible use of whatever was handy so that man’s footprint, carbon …

Men in Trend

Gone are the days when runways and fashion weeks were mostly about women’s couture. Since 2010, the emphasis on men’s wear has rocketed! Deepa Kalukuri writes about what’s hot and happening in men’s couture line this season From Jaquemus in the West to Pero in India, many new designers have …

Getting WISER

Eknath Easwaran points out that the only thing you are permitted to take on your final journey is who you are The Nilgiris or Blue Mountain in South India is home to several famous hill stations, picturesque towns far above sea level where in colonial days the British could retreat …

A Date with History

Sunitha Vardhan, a photographer and traveller, takes a leisurely holiday in the culturally rich country of Greece Idyllic beaches, whitewashed villages and bays of azure blue — these are the instantly recognisable images evoked by a Greek holiday. My ten-day Greek vacation was all of that and much more. With …

Cool, But Uncool

Antara Kothari examines how bullying may seem cool but is really dangerous if left unchecked Mean Girls Part 1 used to be one of my favourite movies from the time it released. I remember watching it three times in the theatre itself followed by numerous viewings on TV. Till today, …

Protecting Innocence

Eknath Easwaran’s insights on parenting in the age of technology In the nearly forty years I have spent in this country (the United States), I have seen children losing their innocence fast. In our compulsive fascination with technology and material possessions, we are depriving our children of their childhood, and …

COLOUR ME INDIA

Colours have different meanings in India’s culture India is a land of vibrant colours. The sheer variety of the palette is eye-popping for the first-time visitor to the country. But there’s more to it than meets the eye, literally. Colours in India are deeply symbolic. They usually have a religious …

From Darkness into ENLIGHTENMENT

Learning has always been central to the Indian ethos. Susan Philip traces the approach to education in India over the centuries ‘Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats beauty and youth,’ so said Chanakya, teacher and advisor to ancient Indian nobility. That’s the kind …

Get Inspired, Get Jack’d

Jack Daly has a 30-plus-year track record in sales and executive and entrepreneurial positions and has been called the best professional sales trainer in the United States. Rohini Manian chats with this avid speaker, award-winning author and 15-time Ironman competitor, who believes in living life to the fullest You are …