Category Society

Why do we need memory?

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

Mother tongue or English? What should be the medium of education?

Studies have proved that children who have little or no exposure to English can understand basic concepts better in their own mother tongue.

Water woes

My maids have the biggest complaint against me – I ‘control’ them. Controlling what, you ask? The flow of water, of course! Yes, I am a control freak that way. So much so that I try to be in the kitchen when they wash the vessels. But it is of no use. The tap gushes […]

Where are the ‘Family Doctors?’

The friendly neighbourhood Family Doctor is a fast vanishing breed in times of specialisation and five-star hospital care.

An evening with a ‘Culture Vulture’

I had forgotten that being upper class snobs also makes them rude, as they consider themselves above such civilities.

Auspicious…inauspicious…good omen…Evil eye

I think the use of a mirror at the entrance of the house is a brilliant idea. When one looks at oneself in the mirror, what emotions can one have except positive ones? What an idea, sirjee!

The naming game

The way giants from various fields have been ignored in favour of the Gandhi family while naming national assets makes one wonder if they should have changed their last names to be counted!

Summer Camp with a Difference

Chockful of talent at the lively summer camp for underprivileged children.

Keep that spark alive, girls!

When there is a spark inside you, it will burst forth into a flame one day, no matter your social standing or circumstances. The idea is to light that spark, stoke it and not let it get extinguished.

She is always a woman to me

A Women’s Day photo feature celebrating the indomitable spirit and dignity of our sisters from rural India.

Old Customs, New Names – 2

When fitness enthusiasts go through their exercise routines, they often forget or are even unaware that our ancestors of various faiths did them too, only as part of religious rituals.

Old customs, new names – 1

If only we didn’t sneer at everything traditional as being regressive and patriarchal!, we would find much wisdom – especially pertaining to health – in many customs, if not all of them, .

The Changing Face of Parenthood

Nuclear families and changing lifestyles have made parenting more challenging than ever. How is the present generation faring in comparison to the older generations?