Category Kaleidoscope

Why do our brains not run out of memory?

How does the brain ensure that there is sufficient space to store only the more important memories?

How important are memories to humans?

Memories are the basis of our history, culture, heritage — the very civilisation.

Let’s not take life for granted. We have only one

Why put off things for another day, which might never dawn?

May the Lights burn bright in 2021!

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.

‘I badly need a change!’ Do I? Really?

People often find themselves inadequate in coping with both change and the lack of it, depending upon their temperament and attitude towards life.

Why temples should not be made into tourist spots

Call me old-fashioned, but I am one of those who don’t like to see our temples becoming ‘must-see’ spots in the itinerary of a tourist.

A cook and her cleaver do never part

Soon, I became a knife-fiend, making a beeline for the knife-counter in any department store I happened to pass by.

Our elders had the best Corona-compliant routines!

Social distancing, washing one’s hands and feet after coming from outside, washing one’s hands every time one came into the kitchen to do something or take anything, quarantine – they did it all. Believe me, they would have set the best examples for Corona-compliance!

A meet-up of food-cousins, twins, triplets and more-4

When Hodge Podge talked of taking his cousins with him back to Canada, there were squeals of delight from his cousins.

How did Deepavali/Diwali become so ‘secularized’?

The efforts to secularize a culturally rich religious festival like Deepavali have taken away much of its civilizational value.

Eat your way into the record books!

But at what cost? The obscene quantities of food being demolished can feed hundreds of hungry people, besides playing havoc with the competitor’s health.

Idli-dosas and Me!

The humble idli has gone places and is even celebrating a World Idli Day! #WorldIdliDay

A rose called Happiness

In the rose patches were tiny tight buds and bits of bright colour trying to burst through the green leaves holding them prisoners.