Good Timing

 Time is seen and regarded in vastly different ways across cultures. We look at how Indians view the idea of time and timeliness, and deep-seated norms that influence Indians’ behaviour     What factors drive India’s way of life? What are the everyday influences that motivate people’s behaviour and underlie their decisions, actions and …

Single Fathers

Tales of men who become fathers without wives is a recurring theme in Hindu mythology – and they help open our minds about alternate forms of families One day, while wandering through the countryside, Matsyendranath* saw a farmer’s wife crying in front of her house. He divined she was childless. …

Off the Beaten Path

Be it for a weekend road trip or a longer getaway, why not pick a place that is not overrun by tourists? Preeti Verma Lal gives you a pick of some not-so-well-explored places that are worth charting a route to. “And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of …

To Market, to Market…

With Manipuri matriarchs who have created a unique marketplace – set up by and for women traders. The system is a medium of opportunity, and an example of how right thought and effort can lead to long-lasting fame or ‘kirti’. This form of Strength is latent in women (and men, too), but requires effort to find it. Once found, it can be used to build a lasting ‘brand’