An Inclusive Journey of Music

Between sabhas and matinee halls, Janani Nagarajan catches up with Padma Shri Aruna Sairam and playback singer Haricharan as they prepare for the first-ever Aikya concert in Coimbatore The greatest asset for Indian classical music is that it doesn’t need to have one aesthetic shape. For one, some of the …

Learning, Love, SELF-WORTH & EMPATHY

When you walk into Redwood Montessori, the first thing that will get your attention are the heart-warming and lively artistic works of the students on display. The Montessori was established in 2011 with 11 children and has now become a well-known institution just through word-of-mouth. Hands-on teachers and founders Shankari …

IF WALLS COULD TALK

The Red Fort in New Delhi not only has a historical significance but also is the platform from where the Prime Minister of India addresses the nation on the occasion of the Indian Independence Day on August 15 every year. Susan Philip takes us through the history and memorable moments …

Sculpting Body and Mind

Actor, businesswoman and wellness entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty Kundra talks to Swati Amar about how to sculpt the body and mind, her recently launched yoga app – the ‘Shilpa Shetty’ app (for iOS and Android) – and about her various other endeavours You play many roles such as an actor, a …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Tradition Rocks On

Ranjani-Gayatri, Agam – the band, and Sai Shravanam, the stars of Aikya, in conversation with Janani Nagarajan on the diversity of music Aikya, presented by Global Adjustments Foundation, has in the past 10 years, reinvented the wheel to make Carnatic classical music available in formats that are traditional, yet simple …

BECOMING MORE

A woman of substance, Michelle Obama tells the world through her book Becoming that no hurdle is big enough to stop one determined enough to make it happen A dark-skinned woman who walked in step with her husband… A VIP who didn’t hesitate to take off her shoes and play …