Music The Great Healer

Shailaja Khanna explores the healing properties of music In terms of aural experience, music is unmatched. According to scholar musician Prof TS Sathyavati, our ancient texts say that music has a threefold holistic effect — ‘druti’ (liquefying), ‘deepti’ (energising, enthusing) and ‘shanti’ (bringing calm and peace). In addition, music is …

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 …

Drinking Right

Water is the ultimate superhero, Vaishnavi Kumaresan explains as she explores the need for hydration when exercising Have you had enough water today? Are you counting the number of glasses of water you actually drank? Well, you are not the only one. Many of us take this important liquid for …

The Hot Spot of Tourism

Sonia Hays shares her joy on visiting Sri Lanka, which has something for everyone Not far from the southeast coast of India sits the beautiful island of Sri Lanka—so close that the two thin peninsulas seem to want to reach out to each other. Our journey began from Mumbai, and after …

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 …