Sita was not just a daughter or wife, princess or queen – she embodied multiple roles, with each role representing a different facet of nature
It is May, which means one thing: The onset of mango season across India, and the usual debate on which variety is the best of them all. Read on for a brief history of this much-loved fruit, and the many ways it can be relished.
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 …
There is plenty in India to charm and seduce – Diana Banks recounts the little and big things that caught her attention and gained her love.
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’
Short cultural snippets for an easily digestible India
Iranian Artist Saleh Kazemi came to India in search of the spiritual haven depicted in a novel. He found rich and iconic beauty when he travelled through Goa – which he has captured in his drawings. Something else comes to the fore as well – a deep resonance with the ancient tenets of India’s spiritual tradition, which he has never heard of before.
From the flag to its flora and fauna, India’s national emblems represent the many facets of the country, and invoke a sense of unity and respect
The death of a Nawab in 1819 made way for the rule of the first of four Begums over Bhopal – the only princely state ruled by women. For over 150 years, the Nawab Begums of Bhopal ruled over their people with vision and benevolence – for that, Bhopal is indebted to them
India traditionally values some visual symbols as means of conveying tenets of wisdom. Even if the deeper meaning is often not fully understood, collective wisdom has ensured that they are understood on some level by everyone.