Living Truth – The Parsis

Introduction The Parsis are a minuscule community of Persian descent, living mainly in India with a well-knit Diaspora in Pakistan, UK, USA, New Zealand and...

When God’s Own Country Celebrates: Onam

When Chingam, the first month of the Malayalam year (August-September), arrives, God’s Own Country comes alive with a rich intensity of colour, heralding Onam,...

When the Body Transcends its Limits: Mallakhamb

It would be worth beginning this account with an explanation of what the name ‘Mallakhamb’ means. It is a combination of ‘mall’ which is...

Walking in the Wild – Radhanagari Sanctuary

There is nothing to beat the thrill that you can derive out of walking along a pathway in a dense forest while anticipating the...

Sweet Sensations in Strawberry Land

Long before travellers who zigzag their way up the Pasarni Ghat en route to Mahabaleshwar arrive in the British-era hill town, makeshift stalls that...

The Meeting of Worlds: Lonar

At Lonar, in the district of Buldhana, lies a meteor impact crater that is not just visually dramatic but also of ecological and scientific...

Epoch of Glory-The Kushan Dynasty

The origins of the great Kushans can be traced all the way to north-western China where they were a part of the Yueh-Chi, a...

Samudragupta: Maharajadhiraja

It is quite rare that such statements occurring in textual and epigraphic records reflect the true picture of the ruler. The Allahabad pillar inscription...

A Beacon of Hope – The Struggles and Success of Dr....

A tattered patchwork quilt stands quietly in a corner of the textiles gallery of Pune’s impressive Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum. Worn down and faded,...