Folk arts and crafts are slowly vanishing from villages and finding their way into TV studios, swank auditoriums and posh living rooms, in their designer avatars. Should we be thankful that they are surviving, at least this way?

vidyasagar Homepage

India needs a Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidya Sagar more than ever, with the plight of the girl child and woman being what it is today. Nothing seems to have changed from his days till now.


Indiblogger meets have been getting faster and too tech-savvy for me. Twitter and FB rule! And everything is quick, quick and quicker please. The old bones do protest, even if the spirit says, ‘Run, fast!’

Mechanic working on a Bullet

There are many jobs and professions in our country that can be practised without a formal degree, licence or even basic education. What is more, they pay well. Is that why education and literacy are not considered important enough?

Three sullen children in back of estate car

An ex-Navy man and blogger, Rahul Bhatia writes on issues that touch us, be it women’s safety or terrorism — in a gentle but forceful manner. He uses both verse and prose to get his point across to the readers. I enjoy his posts for their simplicity and because they often find an echo in […]

Eat sleep and fight

What do couples do when their kids have grown up and flown the coop? Is it all dull and listless living for them? Find out how the L&M and the Long Suffering Lady spend their time.

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A much loved festival marked by devotion and faith, Ganapati has almost lost its spiritual sanctity, and has been reduced to an ostentatious and loud party the way it is celebrated today.


When the Blog Bully goes calling, even the mightiest bloggers quake in their shoes. Have you been struck — yet?


I have no choice in the matter,’ is an oft heard statement uttered in various contexts in varied states of helplessness. But contrary to belief, we all have choices, more than we can ever imagine. It is when and if we make them, that determines how we shape our lives.


Our sisters from rural India are sadly relegated to the periphery of social and economic development despite their vast and untapped potential. And yet they hold on to their dignity and spirit through the struggles of life, fighting to find a toe-hold — if only they could only find one!


In a country where millions are living below the poverty line, it is a cruel joke on them to even show eating contests on TV, which are both insensitive and promote gluttony.


Festivals need not be tension-ridden because they come with a whole lot of rituals attached to them. Why not follow our own rituals and make them enjoyable and meaningful?

Mary Kom homepage

An entire nation held its collective breath for a win in a sport other than cricket when Mary Kom, took on Nicola Adams in the semi-finals of the inaugural event at the London Olympics earlier in the evening. Her loss still earned her the bronze medal and gave the country its biggest haul of medals in an Olympics.


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