‘Uncle’ Nehru’s Legacy

Jawaharlal Nehru is better known for his role in the independence movement and as independent India’s first Prime Minister. However, his love for children – which is less known outside the country – is the reason why India celebrates November 14, his birth anniversary, as Children’s Day “I like being …

Mark of a Leader

What does a person need to take charge and lead effectively? How are some people able to command respect so effortlessly? We look at five Indian movers and shakers from different industries, and the top qualities they bring to the table What makes for a good leader? This question may …

The Reel India

India and Indians have been portrayed in various forms in Hollywood films – a few clichéd, a few unusual, others layered and realistic. We take a look at some of the most iconic characters and representations from yesteryear to now   It was an evening ritual. A paunch-ed Bhatiaji would …

Daddy Dearest

Fathers are often seen as guides and mentors who help their children forge their path, and hold a light up for them when starting out. Fathers are often their children’s biggest supporters and stern critics, too. On the occasion of Father’s Day, we look back at some of the legacies created by …

SMS

 Short cultural snippets for an easily digestible India   Art/textile/craft Marionette-style puppets made by the Nat Bhat caste in Rajasthan Puppet shows have existed in Rajasthan for centuries. Called kathputli (kath meaning ‘wood’ and putli meaning ‘doll’), puppet theatre took place at village fairs and religious festivals, relating folk tales …