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 …

Over the MOON

On July 22, 2019, India launched Chandrayaan-2, its second lunar exploration mission, creating yet another landmark moment in Indian space history Chandrayaan-2, an Indian lunar mission, is the first of its kind to explore the Moon’s southern polar region. This will improve our understanding of the Moon and change the …

THE SOLITARY BLOOM

Driven by her love for nature and plants, Dr Janaki Ammal dedicated her life to research in botany. Jeremy D’Cruz traces her journey from Kerala to the United Kingdom to Chennai Clad in a delicate yellow sari, purchased at the Bangalore emporium, her eyes peered into the lens of a …

SWEET NOTHINGS

The one and true love of Indians Sweets hold a place of immense importance in Indians’ lives. So much so that when there is good news, we reach for something sweet, mithai, first. If there is no sweet around, at least a small bite of sugar is proffered. That is …

Protecting Innocence

Eknath Easwaran’s insights on parenting in the age of technology In the nearly forty years I have spent in this country (the United States), I have seen children losing their innocence fast. In our compulsive fascination with technology and material possessions, we are depriving our children of their childhood, and …

COLOUR ME INDIA

Colours have different meanings in India’s culture India is a land of vibrant colours. The sheer variety of the palette is eye-popping for the first-time visitor to the country. But there’s more to it than meets the eye, literally. Colours in India are deeply symbolic. They usually have a religious …

From Darkness into ENLIGHTENMENT

Learning has always been central to the Indian ethos. Susan Philip traces the approach to education in India over the centuries ‘Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats beauty and youth,’ so said Chanakya, teacher and advisor to ancient Indian nobility. That’s the kind …

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 …

Choosing the Temple of Learning

Antara Kothari points out how the school should be the right fit for the child as it is not just about academics, but learning life skills as well Friday, June 7, was the first day of the new academic year for my five-year-old son Dev. He had graduated to UKG, …

(Wo)Men Who Matter

On May 23, 2019, India voted for continuity, and for change, and the re-elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi was sworn in on May 29. His cabinet had some new faces, and some old faces in new portfolios. Jeremy D’Cruz introduces a few of the policy makers, their portfolios and their …