Freelance Writing Workshop with Anubhuti Krishna

A lot of us love to write and want to take our writing to the next level. Daily many young writers seek help on how to convert their passion into their profession. It may seem daunting to take the first step but it is not that hard. This freelance writing workshop will help you understand …

Calcutta: A 330-year-old love story

A monochrome view of the city of Kolkata ©ABIR ROY BARMAN/Shutterstock.com It is impossible to date Calcutta, and yet, in its modern avatar, Calcutta has a date of birth, all thanks to the British and their record keeping. Its official birthday makes Calcutta exactly 330 years old this year.  Memorial of Job Charnock, the man …

Travelling with Books

Books can take us to faraway places even when we cannot travel. ©Ivan Kruk/Shutterstock.com ‘If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.’ One of the most quoted lines from …

Fascinating legends and tales from India

Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Kerala ©Shutterstock India is home to the most fascinating stories and myths and some of them come in forms of architectural wonders, monuments, even temples and schools. Imagine a 6th century temple in the heart of South India, with half a dozen secret vaults hidden in its basements, hundreds and thousands of kilos …

The rise of niche and curated travel in India in times of COVID-19

Dunes of Thar Desert present a scenic getaway for the locked Down soul ©Anubhuti Krishna There is nothing we have missed more than travel in the past few months. Whether it is the weekend trip to the town next door or the long leisurely vacation to foreign shores, this summer of being locked down has …

Changing face of the Indian chocolate

Until a few years ago. if you wanted to buy chocolate in India, all you would have found was mass produced, sugar laden, multinational brands. Apart from a few local names like Campco and Amul, there was no Indian chocolate in the market. Chocolate, in fact, was hardly considered an Indian product. Today, however if …

There is (always) light at the end of the tunnel.

Depression doesn't mean you cannot lead a normal life. “The signs were all too familiar. I could not sleep at night and would be tired and groggy through the day. I felt angry, sad, distressed, and dejected all the time. I shouted or sobbed; ate too much or nothing at all. I did not want …

Lessons in life from Gulzar.

I had bought the cassette from a posh music store on Birhana Road in Kanpur on my 13th birthday. I had heard one of its songs on TV and had fallen in love with the poetry. Lucky for me, my birthday was close and I could arm-twist my uncle into buying it for me as …