India’s Cricketing Carnival – IPL

Summer threatens with several forms of fevers. But the one Indians look forward to with eagerness is the Indian Premier League – IPL – fever, says Janani Nagarajan The exhilarating, edge-of-seat action of the format, allied with the glamour of Bollywood celebrities, global cricketing talent, the interest of business tycoons …

A-Z of Buddhism

Around 2,500 years ago, a young prince walked out of his palace to try and find the meaning of life. Leaving a life of luxury, he embarked on one of starvation, but failed to find enlightenment. He then decided to follow the Middle Path between the two extremes, and after …

The Met Gala: Couture and Beyond

Sruthi Ravinder tells you all you need to know about the world’s most fashionable event The Met Gala — the Oscar of fashion, the most historic and iconic night — has earned several credentials over its years of existence. Celebrities arrive wearing the most fabulous designer wear and unbelievable looks …

Music The Great Healer

Shailaja Khanna explores the healing properties of music In terms of aural experience, music is unmatched. According to scholar musician Prof TS Sathyavati, our ancient texts say that music has a threefold holistic effect — ‘druti’ (liquefying), ‘deepti’ (energising, enthusing) and ‘shanti’ (bringing calm and peace). In addition, music is …

I Am Enough

In her latest English album that actor, playback singer and musician Shruti Haasan recently wrapped up in London, she has debuted as a songwriter too. In a tête-à-tête with Swati Amar, Shruti speaks freely about her journey as an Indian woman artiste in the global stage Is the world ready …

Drinking Right

Water is the ultimate superhero, Vaishnavi Kumaresan explains as she explores the need for hydration when exercising Have you had enough water today? Are you counting the number of glasses of water you actually drank? Well, you are not the only one. Many of us take this important liquid for …

The Hot Spot of Tourism

Sonia Hays shares her joy on visiting Sri Lanka, which has something for everyone Not far from the southeast coast of India sits the beautiful island of Sri Lanka—so close that the two thin peninsulas seem to want to reach out to each other. Our journey began from Mumbai, and after …

Behind THE VEIL

The body is just a cloth for the soul and not an identity. Refusing to be cowed down by her transgender identity, Bharatanatyam dancer Narthaki Natraj reveals to Meera Srikant how you can achieve anything – even a Padma Shri – with hard work and dedication, regardless of the hurdles …

Earth Calling!

Shailaja Khanna explores the role of Earth Day Network in raising awareness about conservation through a network of influencers What is common between Khwaja Salim Chishti of the Ajmer Dargah in Rajasthan, Dr Bombay Jayashri Ramnath, Carnatic singer and composer in Chennai, Dr Roop Singh, Chief Secretary SGPC at Harmandar …