Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again!

The ABBA makes feet tap and bodies sway even today, says Susan Philip as she reminisces about this ever-popular music band It was in June 1966 that Benny Andersson met Björn Ulvaeus. Benny, who had taught himself to play the piano at the age of 10, was a keyboard player, …

We Are All Teachers

Eknath Easwaran talks about how every elder plays the role of a life coach in a child’s life All of us, whether we like it or not, are in the role of teacher to those around us every waking hour of the day. This is especially clear in our relationships …

Beautiful bits of INDIA

Susan Philip goes on an artistic journey to cherry pick crafts from the North, East, Centre, West and South of India that make our country unique and exceptional. Some of these are well-known, others not so much, and in danger of dying out. Together we take a look at some …

A Nobel path for INDIA

It was a proud moment for Indians all over the world when Abhijit Banerjee’s name was announced for the Nobel Prize. Jeremy D’Cruz has a tête-à-tête with Dr. Owenita Piarita about the research work that won Abhijit Banerjee the prestigious honour Sociological research has created a wealth of knowledge on …

A magical JOURNEY

Hong Kong, in literal translation, means fragrant harbour, and it is the perfect getaway, age regardless. Meera J Pillai travels through the city, learning about and revelling in the best the city has to offer I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing; that it was all …

LEARNING THE INDIAN WAYS

For Sebastien Hug, the Indian connection came in the form of love. His wife Sulini Sarugaser’s mother was originally from Karnataka. He would delightedly go on to recall their wedding in Swaziland, Southern Africa (where she grew up), for which they had a multicultural-Indian-inspired theme. But it was not until …

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 …

TO THE MOON

Space exploration has and will be a continuous learning process. Jeremy D’Cruz speaks to ex-ISRO scientist and Ted X speaker Dr. S. M. Ahmed about the highs and lows of India’s journey into the space If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still …

A DAY IN DUBLIN

Dublin or Dubh Linn is derived from the Old Irish Gaelic, which has its literal meaning ‘Black Pool’. Preeti Verma Lal explores the literary paradise The truth is that I am in love with Dublin. I think it is the most beautiful town that I have ever seen, mountains at …

CHILDREN mirror their ELDERS

Children learn to make good decisions when they are given the opportunity to make them and not just follow the footsteps of their parents. Antara Kothari tells us how different beliefs impact upbringing One of the most overpowering urges we have as parents is to control. We operate with the …