Author Archives: Zephyr
At the most basic level, bells are harbingers of joy and celebration. Go ahead! Ring that bell – small and large!
Romance can be found in the unlikeliest things–even in a warm bhutta!
When Hodge Podge talked of taking his cousins with him back to Canada, there were squeals of delight from his cousins.
Called variously as bharta, gotsu, bajji, choka, begun pora etc., Baingan Bharta is a pan-Indian food.
I would have normally skipped the khichdis, but the cheer and bonhomie that the delegates exuded drew me to them. I am glad that I did, for I would have missed two unusual ‘cousins’ had I not stopped.
You could say that foods have their own ‘taste-alikes’ just as we humans are supposed to have seven lookalikes each in the world.
The efforts to secularize a culturally rich religious festival like Deepavali have taken away much of its civilizational value.
We need a saree revolution that would showcase the SAREE itself, as a great dress, if we have to stop the saree going the kimono way.
The Ashtavinayak temples are not only ancient but are spiritually enriching to the devout yatri.
This book opened my eyes to many things. What I’m most grateful to the author for, is to have shown me that my civilization and culture were being put on a stand for being the most wonderful system of thought there ever was in this cracked world of ours.
I was torn between defending my dharma at school and fighting with my parents about the same thing at home, thinking that the sum-all of Hinduism was its traditions and customs.