Category Kaleidoscope

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.

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.