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 …

understanding india

Aarti Kelshikar’s book ‘How India Works’ is aimed at the expatriates as well as the Indian returning to his homeland after a stint abroad. Sonia Hays chats with Kelshikar to understand more about the book and what it offers Can you share what prompted you to write the book ‘How …

Damsel in Shining Armour

The Assam Rifles Women Contingent shot into the limelight when they marched in the Republic Day parade, 2019. Major Khushboo Kanwar, who led the contingent, shares with Meera Srikant the journey that brought her to this point, her pride in the uniform and her work in the insurgency-affected areas of …

What’s In for Spring?

Oh hello, spring! The season of cherry blossoms, warmer sun and comfy flip flops has arrived! March 2019 has a lot of fashion surprises in store to go with the spring breeze. Deepa Kalukuri lists out the top trends that’ll overtake your wardrobes this season The fashion weeks have ended, …

Shakti The Feminine Power

Suzanne McNeill explores the significance and the legends associated with Shakti Shakti means ‘power’ or ‘energy’ and is imagined as female. Shakti is a supreme being, created from the united power of all the gods, and is the energy behind the power of nature, of the wind, the oceans, of …

Good Morning, Vietnam!

Priya Thomas shares with us the sights worth seeing in Vietnam as well as the local life that brings it alive We were served raspberry bavarois as we took off for Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, setting the tone for the delightful trip ahead. As we landed at Tan Son Naht …

Bullish in Brazil

The Late Krishna Kumarsinhji Bhavsinhji, Maharaja of Bhavnagar and first Indian Governor of Madras, was instrumental in changing the fortunes of the Brazilian dairy industry in the 1940s. Susan Philip tells us how… Ten-year-old Krishna travelled all the way from Bhavnagar, India, to Brazil, South America, and founded a dynasty …