Glorious years of TATA

“Well, let me dive into the depths of time, And bring from out the ages that have rolled A few small fragments of those wrecks sublime, Which human eyes may never behold.” The year 1839 saw the birth of an eminent personality when the eagle pinion of India was chained by the shackles of British…

Assimilation and not Destruction

India is a land of ancient cultural heritage. From time immemorial India has taught and preached the lesson of peace and harmony to the world. “Help and not fight, assimilation and not destruction. Harmony and Peace and not dissension”, these famous words were spoken by Swami Vivekananda. The appeal of his words was so great…

Conserving the magic of Tribal Art

Indian artists are widely recognised and appreciated for their art. Not just the likes of M.F Hussain and Tagore but also the humble tribal artisans that give the western world a peek into the world of outsider art of the east. The tribal art typically carries the cultures, stories and struggles of rural and indigenous…

One step at a time

It was 10 pm on the 1st of April. I was walking towards my hostel alone. Suddenly, I heard a woman screaming. For a few moments, I froze and was scared to death. But then, soon I realized it was my phone ringing and there on the screen flashed ‘Bhootni’ calling. Somewhere at the back…

Silver Lining

It was shortly before midnight, on a chilly January evening, in the mist obscured parts of the tree-lined roads, when Ria met with ‘the’ accident that turned her life upside down. On one of its darkest stretches the road turned and what she remembers thereafter is quite a blur. Apparently, she was found later in…