We Are All Teachers

Eknath Easwaran talks about how every elder plays the role of a life coach in a child’s life All of us, whether we like it or not, are in the role of teacher to those around us every waking hour of the day. This is especially clear in our relationships …

Beautiful bits of INDIA

Susan Philip goes on an artistic journey to cherry pick crafts from the North, East, Centre, West and South of India that make our country unique and exceptional. Some of these are well-known, others not so much, and in danger of dying out. Together we take a look at some …

From MOHANDAS To MAHATMA

Born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar, Gujarat, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi grew up with values that would not only lovingly give him the title of babuji one day but also make him a role model for world leaders across generations. Susan Philip takes a look back at the moments that …

Different strokes of Navaratri

Navaratri is celebrated universally by Hindus, and the events around the festivities are captured to appeal to our senses. Meera J Pillai takes you on a journey through the beauty of the nine-day festival that is celebrated annually in September/October Splashes of colour, sumptuous food, stories that evoke bravery and …

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, …