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 …

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, …

Good Timing

 Time is seen and regarded in vastly different ways across cultures. We look at how Indians view the idea of time and timeliness, and deep-seated norms that influence Indians’ behaviour     What factors drive India’s way of life? What are the everyday influences that motivate people’s behaviour and underlie their decisions, actions and …

Off the Beaten Path

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 …

Full of Character

Ralph and Sonia Hays moved to Mumbai with their children in August 2017. Ralph talks about first impressions, travel plans and the family’s secret to adjusting well in a new country.