The house was spick and span – the beds all made up, the table free of clutter, the kitchen sparkling… The house had never been this clean even when I was around. I was pretty impressed. It all seemed too good to be true.

It is about time for us to find and showcase our treasures, from yoga to khichdi. Why wait for a foreigner to point them out to us or worse, sell them back to us, neatly packaged and labelled?

In our efforts to ‘globalize the festival, have we taken away from its heritage and cultural roots?

Ravi Muthuswamy’s pictures often tell a story.

If Navaratri comes, can sundal  be far behind? For it is that naivedyam that is offered to the Devi and then distributed to everyone who visits your home for kolu and/or  haldi-kumkum. Children get an extra-large packet 🙂 Though sundal is a naivedyam for Ganesh Chaturthi too, its association with Navaratri is unmistakable for the above reason […]

Back in my childhood, Durga Puja brought with it drumbeats and terror. I don’t know why we were so terrified of the drums, but we used to rush blindly in the opposite direction of the drums when we heard the beats.

It is not often that a childhood passion turns into a career option. For the younger one, it has been wheels and roads and Scout My Trip is a logical progression #aageseright!

We all have our own special comfort foods. Among South Indians rasam holds a high rank!

Late Prof. Yash Pal loved children and their incessant questions. His book Random Curiosity is the result of that love.

Cybernag can cook too!

Pico Iyer’s ‘Falling off the Map’ is less a travel book and more a sociological study of the times in the Lonely Places he has talked about.

A teacher might be a Guru, but a Guru is not just a teacher….A Guru Purnima tribute to our great Gurus.

While the mind can make the body do its bidding, there are times when the body needs to be heard and heeded.