Author Archives: Zephyr

Do you recall the brands from your childhood? – I

Remember some of the brands of the mid 20th century? Come, walk back in time with me…

It’s fun being a ‘har-topic-wali’ blogger!

Come February, Cybernag would complete nine years, one shy of a decade. And just like that, I began thinking of the beginning…. I had started blogging at a time when blogging was still ‘web logging’ in practice, though the terms ‘blogging’ and ‘blogger’ had already been coined and in use. We bloggers were full of […]

Whatever happened to the plastic ban?

While it is a known fact that recycling doesn’t reduce plastic waste, just delays its trash value, reducing and reusing are certainly are lasting solutions.

With Rama in my heart….

The exploits of Krishna were no doubt interesting, and he was a hero in my little eyes; but at six, it was Rama who appealed to my emotions when I heard his story as a six-year-old.

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.