Old is gold and the new is bold: A roundup of the fashion weeks

By Sujata Assomull

Twice a year, the fashion pack live out of a suitcase for a month — as they travel from New York to London, to Milan, to Paris, to watch the “shows”. It is a fashion tour that sets the trends for the next season, and the Spring/Summer 2018 edition ended earlier this week. We take a look at the top shows of the fashion weeks so you get the low-down in a five minute read. Continue reading Old is gold and the new is bold: A roundup of the fashion weeks

Find the subtle message in this film about a bygone golden age

By Suresh Pattali

Once upon a time, I was Prakasan. You too. We all were. That was not hundreds of years ago. Just a couple of decades back when we lived in hamlets. Rustic and serene. We dived into flowing rivers and placid lakes. A big splash of freshness energised our souls. We bit into the Alphonso mangoes mama plucked from our own backyard. We deep-fried the giant danio dad fished from our own paddy fields. No one visited vegetable shops. We never had one. We ate the eggs that mama’s “Juliets” laid in the laundry basket. Their “Romeos” that dustbathed in the garden lay down their lives to satiate our guests. Life was a drop of nectar. As sweet as the juice that the palmyra trees brewed overnight. Continue reading Find the subtle message in this film about a bygone golden age

About Leh, landslides, cameras and action

By Purva Grover

Each time anyone heads to Leh, Ladakh, it makes almost everyone who is not on their way to the destination envious, and for obvious reasons. A couple of weeks ago, a bunch of UAE-based photographers, did that to us, yet again! With their Ladakh gear in tow, they headed to explore the unknown. “On our road trip, we gave the crowded tourist spots a miss and visited the unheard of places,” shared Subodh Shetty, a full-time travel photographer and photography tutor, who led the trip. Excerpts from a conversation with the photographers, who are now back in the city, but can’t stop talking about their trip of a lifetime. Continue reading About Leh, landslides, cameras and action

Going solo is one thing but have you heard about sologamy?

By Sushmita Bose

Everyone hates a megalomaniac. Or a narcissist. The sort who keeps going on and on about himself/herself. I, me, myself. Everything is about me. Nothing else matters. Every selfie has to be picture perfect, because, hey, I’m so perfect. Or everything I think about has to be tweeted out even if it’s impossibly stupid. There’s a thin line separating megalomania/narcissism and self-love. Megalomania is more about power, and narcissism beauty (which is clearly not skin deep in their case but a joy forever), but somehow they all get entangled into a big, confused heap. Mostly. Continue reading Going solo is one thing but have you heard about sologamy?

It’s nice when schools are fun places that foster curiosity

By Omar Roan

Three weeks ago, I walked my daughter through the gates of her new school for the first time. Nervous, shy, and crippled by the significance of the moment, I quietly squeezed her hand for reassurance. We greeted her teachers, plundered her bag for a hat and water bottle and headed to the playground while we waited for the bell to ring. There she set about playing and making quick-fire friends, while I went for a walk through the corridors of my own school memories. A juvenile heaviness took over as I reflected on the quirks of that abnormally rigid place, a place that bore so little resemblance to life as an adult. Continue reading It’s nice when schools are fun places that foster curiosity

My computer getting hung and other everyday fun stuff

By Bikram Vohra

I was teaching a class the other day and sharing with the students my favourite ‘–isms’ from back home. Like, ‘I am not remembering it.’ Because ‘it is not coming in my mind.’  Maybe because ‘sleep is coming.’ Sleep isn’t coming anywhere, darling, you are feeling sleepy. Yet we still do it. Has Karama arrived? No, it hasn’t moved an inch, we have… arrived, that is. Continue reading My computer getting hung and other everyday fun stuff