Author Archives: Zephyr

Navadurga – the nine aspects of Durga

Did you know that Navadurgas are but the conceptual life phases of Devi Parvati, which begins with Siddhidaatri, whom we worship on the last day?

Ayyappa, here I come!

S was all excited about visiting ‘Shabarimala.’

To Sir, with Love, 50 years on!

He laid the foundation for my craft and so lives on, in every sentence I write.

Are Indians the most colour-discriminating?

If you were to go by the Google search results, it would certainly appear so. But is it the true picture?

Where Are The Fun Games We Played?

If one were to go to any upmarket locality in a metro with its high-rises, one can’t hear the full-throated cries and laughter of children as they played random games. It makes me wonder, what has happened to all the games that children played with gay abandon and loads of fun – as recently as […]

My father, the wonderful storyteller

Father was a man of many parts, but as a storyteller, he was nonpareil.

‘Touching’ across continents

We have come a long way from fiddling helplessly with keyboard as we Skype with our granddaughter. But the excitement and joy are still the same as we ‘enter’ each other’s homes!

Cool tips for summer and a drink of Panagam

Beat the heat this summer with some cool tips and drinks!

Traditional stoves – sigri, kumutti and more….

The three-stone-wood-stove goes as far back in time as the discovery of fire and astonishingly still being used, much like the other invention – the wheel.

Mango and neem flower chutney – ‘It’s Different’!

Try this ‘ cool’ recipe this summer. It tastes great!

Stars in their eyes and dreams in their hearts….

Most youngsters from the underprivileged sections of urban India dream of a career in the glamour world, as they fanatically follow the lives of their favourite stars.

What makes for ‘authentic’ food?

Is there anything as the ‘only authentic version of a dish’?

Are coaching classes choking our children?

Children are being pressured into joining coaching classes in the hope of getting into one of the prestigious engineering colleges – preferably IIT!