Category Kaleidoscope

Khichdi, did you say?

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?

Has Deepavali/Diwali become too ‘globalized’?

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

Listen! Nature is talking to you!

Ravi Muthuswamy’s pictures often tell a story.

Mind over body?

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

Holiday Homework Blues

When did summer holidays cease to be joy for kids and turn into a pain for both the children and the parents?

Give a person a good name…

There is no motivation for the bad dogs to reform, for no matter what they do, they will be demonized and vilified and might even end up turning into criminals.

Spare me the jargon please!

Don’t ever shy away from using as much jargon as you can, for the more befuddled your words and sentences are, the more intelligent you will deemed to be.

Turn off that chatter, will you?

Not for nothing did our elders say that the mind is like a monkey that can’t stay still.

Give – out of compassion and love!

Annadanam is distinct from poor feeding, as it is about feeding the hungry, regardless of whether it is a human or other living beings, even an ant!

Information Overload could be creating clueless mini-adults

Information overload can adversely affect children in more ways than one, mainly robbing them of their innocence.

The power memories hold over us

If we take away the emotions and feelings associated with memories they would mean nothing to us.

Why do we need memory?

What if a society has citizens who have their memories wiped clean?

Let there be Light!

The tradition of lighting candles and lamps during various festivals around the world, all have behind them the figurative significance of dispelling the darkness of the mind and ushering in wisdom.