Tag Archives: culture

Navaratri – Nine nights of Shakti

The Navratri kolu itself is a showcase of the artistic and aesthetic sensibilities of the people and is a combined effort of all the members of the family.celebrated in different ways around the country.

Etiquette? What is that??

An ex-Navy man and blogger, Rahul Bhatia writes on issues that touch us, be it women’s safety or terrorism — in a gentle but forceful manner. He uses both verse and prose to get his point across to the readers. I enjoy his posts for their simplicity and because they often find an echo in […]

Life in a bittersweet dish

The mango pachadi has a dash of neem flowers in it and symbolises life itself — with the good and the bad, the sorrows and the joys, sweetness and bitterness by incorporating the six tastes advocated by Ayurveda for perfect health.

Outsiders or insiders?

It is a defence mechanism to bond with your own in alien climes. It is a sort of ghetto — mental and not physical of course — but a ghetto nevertheless.