Dummies Guide To Surviving The #lockdown With ZEE5

The world is going through a massive lockdown due to a pandemic spread by a coronavirus. India, one of the world’s largest democracies, has asked all the citizens to stay at home, sanitize and be safe. Travel has come to a standstill but the mind is not shackled.  Caged with just cooking and cleaning as … More Dummies Guide To Surviving The #lockdown With ZEE5

When Women Travel

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, I celebrate my travels with my own. Yahoo! We are going to Jaipur. But that is cliché. Who cares? It’s going to be fun. Jeans, tees, shorts, lingerie, make-up, sandals, something glittery…. Wait, its going to be the 20th of the month. I will have my periods. Menstruation … More When Women Travel

When Kalinka Came To India

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Moscow-based children’s folk dance group travelled to 50 countries and the last performance of the year is in Moscow. Excerpts from a candid chat with artistic director and choreographer Natalya Levitskaya-Filippova: Words & photographs: Ambica Gulati Back to 1968, what inspired your father Alexander Filippova to start the school? How did … More When Kalinka Came To India

United Eastern Flavours: Amar Sonar Bangla, Baluchi, The LaLit New Delhi

A rare treat for Delhiites, flavours from a long-gone era, when Bangladesh was a part of India, were on the platter by award-winning Chef Madhumita Mohanta The only thing that I knew about Bengali cuisine was machher jhol and rosgulla, until this fest. Popularly known as the ‘kitchen queen of India’, the Chef’s speciality is … More United Eastern Flavours: Amar Sonar Bangla, Baluchi, The LaLit New Delhi

Being A Naturalist

Project Biologist with Wildlife Institute of India, Paridhi Jain answers some pertinent questions about the profession where passion and conservation need to mingle to preserve the Earth’s bounty. 1. How do you define a naturalist? I would say a naturalist is someone who loves nature and finds peace in it. Some practice it professionally and some … More Being A Naturalist