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 …

Riding on Reputation

Zia Mody, one of the founding members and managing partner, AZB & Partners, is considered among the top corporate lawyers in the country. Daughter of former attorney general Soli Sorabjee, her meteoric rise has been despite glass ceilings in a primarily male-dominated world. Mody shares with Meera Srikant some of …

Home away from Home

The Wellers moved to India in 2014. When Paul Weller, working for Mylan, a pharmaceutical company, told his wife Erin, she thought he was teasing her. Five years down the line, she feels India is as much home as Chicago   On Hearing about the MoveOn Hearing about the MoveIt …

The Night of Shiva

Mahashivarathri is a time for fasting, praying, introspection and meditation. Suzanne McNeill finds out the significance of this night and how it is observed across India Legend has it that a hunter on his way home from an unsuccessful hunt was attacked by wild beasts. To escape, he climbed a …

Say Yes Please

Marriages may be made in heaven, but couples have the Herculean task of translating their love for each other into a remarkable marriage on earth. This Valentine’s Day, let’s go love’s way with Anurima Das, revisiting immemorial romances, champion proposals and fairytale weddings What starts as ‘love at first sight’ …

Waltzing to Vienna

Preeti Verma Lal takes us on a guided tour of Vienna – the most ‘livable city’ in the world There he was. A man tenderly leaning over a woman. His left hand cradling her nape, the right raising her face for a kiss. I noticed the curly mop on his head, …

Weaving Handloom Tales

Designer Sanjay Garg, who hails from a small village called Mubarikpur in Rajasthan, found his calling in traditional aesthetics. Unlike many of his contemporaries, he draws inspiration from India and identifies visual references from Indian artistic traditions. Raw Mango, his designer brand, is unique and rightfully represents India in her …