Category Kaleidoscope

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 […]

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.

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!

Listen to my favourite road trip songs as you go #aageseright!

Sing along or play these hand-picked road trip songs on your next trip! Don’t forget to watch them – each one is unique, accompanied by interesting trivia.

When utensils were a source of health

When are you going back to the future in terms of cooking utensils? They are all the rage now.

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.