Category Society

Coming full circle–The turbulent teens III

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.

Coming full circle: The turbulent teens II

I wonder how it is that when someone pulls down something dear to you, even if you have been pulling it down yourself–your hackles are raised enough to defend it tooth and nail.

Coming full circle–The turbulent Teens I

One can learn to tackle hate, but how does one cope with humiliation and the very negation of one’s identity?

This is the most important takeaway for me from Modi 1.0

The message has gone loud and clear that the poor of India, across religion and castes are eligible for the highest awards and offices of the country—our PM is OBC and our President belongs to SC.

Kumbh 2019 – Moving beyond the spectacle of Naga Sadhus

Much like how India was symbolized by elephants and snake charmers, the Kumbh had been reduced to a spectacle of the Naga Sadhus.

Whatever happened to the plastic ban?

While it is a known fact that recycling doesn’t reduce plastic waste, just delays its trash value, reducing and reusing are certainly are lasting solutions.

Ayyappa, here I come!

S was all excited about visiting ‘Shabarimala.’

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?

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.

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!

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?

Mind over body–Does it actually work?

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