How much power do the nine planets hold over our lives? Can they really make or break our destiny as is proclaimed? A visit to the temples that are dedicated to them might hold some answers
A marriage of Indian and western music is exemplified by homegrown bands and musicians who create a veritable jugalbandi of both genres
Short cultural snippets for an easily digestible India Art/textile/craft: Wooden Combs From ancient times, Indian women have used wooden combs to comb and detangle their long hair, and to massage the scalp, which was believed to enhance growth. They used them to apply traditional clay-based hair masks, and to comb …
It’s only in South India that I realised the possibilities of cultural conservation
Short cultural snippets for an easily digestible India Word: Khichdi The word khichdi derives from the Sanskrit khiccā, a dish of rice and lentils. Mixed with spices and vegetables, khichdi is still a staple, comfort food across all regions of India; and as a meal that is high in protein, …
A primer on the colours that are special to India and Indians
Meet Danny Carroll, a British national who has lived and worked in India for over 20 years.
An exciting interview with cosmonaut Michail Kornieko, who is among the only two people from Earth to have spent over one year in space
Short cultural snippets for an easily digestible India
Rivers have always been the bedrock of our civilisation and the lifelines of India. But in just one generation, most of our rivers have suffered dangerous levels of depletion.