Category Archives: Culture

The Chai Saga

PARIBHA VASHIST First, some food for thought: is there a commodity that unquestionably symbolises the true amalgamation of Indian history, diversity, and popular culture, in all-in-one form? Pat yourself on the back, if your guess is the Indian masala chai [or, simply chai] — a piping hot concoction of aromatic spices and saccharine milk in […]

[Un]equal Equation

PARIBHA VASHIST  There are certain evils, in every society, that exist and perpetuate with time. And, in an effort to radically uproot such evils, a reign of brutal violence and terror is unleashed. In India, the inequalities arising as a result of the caste system is one such abomination. We like to believe that we […]

It Takes Two To Tango

ABHA IYENGAR Relationships need to be nurtured for sustenance and commitment. Care is required to maintain any relationship once the initial exhilaration is over. More than anything else, a deep commitment is required to make the relationship not only work, but also last — to become profound and more meaningful over time. And, this requires […]

The Future Is Bike

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR Picture this — the world’s smallest wheeled rideable bicycle, made a few years ago, was one with wheels of 1.09cm in diameter, and the largest, wheel-wise, 3.5m, and 3.35m high. Now, think of the longest, fastest, foldable, water-friendly, and the bizarre bikes, including the one with just one big wheel, with a seat […]

Greta Vista

VENKATESH GOVINDARAJAN  This is a ‘play’ on the title of one of Leo Tolstoy’s short stories. It continues to be true today. Well, parents must pause and listen to what their daughters have to say; teachers in the developing world — there is a decent degree of equality in the developed world — must learn […]

True Success

ANDRE ZIZI The stream waves of emotions drive us to inspiration and elevation. Reason? Effective life mastery comes from a deep[er] awareness of the stream waves of consciousness that lies within us. This knowledge can only be activated and acted upon when one makes the time for learning and comprehends the neuro-dynamics of their association. […]

Melody’s Vision

NELRESSA MONIQUE-STALLINGS Psychics often bring insightful insights to your success in finance, career, love life, family, health issues, spirituality, and more. When you think of the word, psychic, what comes to your mind? Usually for me it would conjure up thoughts about crystal balls, colourful stones or gypsy-dressed women loosely hanging out in front of […]