“…wild cherry blossoms Glowing in the morning sun.” Motoori Norinaga was a Japanese physician born in 1730. Norinaga composed thousands of poems, many of which were dedicated to wild cherry blossoms. This scholar, in love with the ethereal ‘colour and perfume’ of the delicate flowers that blossom so briefly, gave words to the emotion of… Read More Timeless Raindrops on the Rocks from the Basement of Time
I am on a journey this year to travel in the footsteps of Sita. Literally, I shall be visiting the modern-day places associated with her. Metaphorically, I am reading various translations and versions of Ramayana in a bid to explore Sita’s tale. I would love it if you came along for the journey. Do help… Read More A Daughter is Born
I am on a journey this year to travel in the footsteps of Sita. Literally, I shall be visiting the modern-day places associated with her. Metaphorically, I am reading various translations and versions of Ramayana in a bid to explore Sita’s tale. I would love it if you came along for the journey. Do help… Read More Ahalya | The Lady of Stone
My dad’s dad was a patriot with the firm belief that each year the Republic Day Parade got bigger and better. Consequently, every grandchild of his had to watch every moment of the parade every year, from start to finish. We needed to be showered and seated in front of the telly long before even… Read More We, the People of India
If you are Indian, there is a 99.9999% probability that you have seen the wedding pictures of Virat (the captain of our cricket team) and Anushka (a famous Bollywood actor). Our country has two obsessions – cricket and OTT musicals. Add to this, a really inspired wedding trousseau designer, an exotic wedding destination, and the… Read More #toocool for #socialmedia
Pico Iyer asks a poignant question, in his TED Talk of ‘Where is Home?‘ Unlike him, I have not lived and grown up across several countries; but like him, I find it challenging when other Indians ask me, ‘where are you from?’ My parents are from Rajasthan, but no one in several generations of our… Read More The Magic of Christmas in Kolkata
I have been deeply puzzled by what keeps my women-friends so very busy all the time. Irrespective of whether it’s a Wednesday afternoon, a Friday morning, or a Sunday evening, IF she is a mom, she doesn’t have time to go for a movie, have that drink or catch up for coffee. Having a rather… Read More What drives Mother?