All your stories revolve around strong women. Who is your inspiration?
My mother was a strong inspiration. She brought us up pretty much on her own and struggled to give us a good education. She was a teacher and believed in the value of learning. She always wanted to be a writer, but the world did not give her an opportunity. Perhaps I am fulfilling that part of her dream.
How did you get introduced to Hindu mythology and what made you retell it?
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The Intelligent Traveller
TIPS AND TRICKS TO HELP YOU TRAVEL SMARTER
THE ROUTE TO PEACE
In a bid to relive his motorbiking days, SAMIR BHATNAGAR saddles up and sets off from Sikkim to Bhutan. On the trip, he discovers a kingdom brimming with quiet joys, untouched natural beauty, and cultural riches.
THE DAWN IS NIGH
Varanasi may be best known for its ethereal ghats and boat rides on the River Ganga, but its svelte lanes are brimming with culinary specialties and unique silk saris. On a fine morning, TARUKA SRIVASTAV samples these and discovers just how much the pandemic has affected the local businesses
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni AUTHOR: PURVEYOR OF A NEW WORLD
She is known for retelling Indian epics from the perspective of their female characters. Currently a resident of Texas, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni talks to ADILA MATRA about the outsider’s gaze, her latest book, feminism in Indian literature, and unique travel experiences.
Avni Doshi AUTHOR AN ODE TO MOTHERS
In her Booker-shortlisted debut novel, Burnt Sugar, Avni Doshi effortlessly weaves together complex narratives of memory loss, motherhood, and trauma. She speaks to SUMEET KESWANI about the book’s inspiration, her connection with Pune, and the evolving idea of home.
Designing a watch for a woman’s wrist needs both skill and artistry. For International Women’s Day, here are five timepieces that are stylish and technically impressive.
From organic coconut oil to wine-infused lip balms, here are the top beauty buys for women on the go.
Goa With A Twist
Innovative dining, well-curated high-teas, offbeat local trails, and unparalleled hospitality—Hilton Goa Resort crafts a world far removed from the Goa to which we are accustomed. By Adila Matra
BUT FIRST, SKINCARE!
This month, ace the beauty game with luxe facial lixirs, buttery foot creams, pearl-infused face masks, and more.
BORN TO PLAY
Water is a gadget’s biggest enemy. Whether it’s a diver’s watch that endures tremendous pressure in the depths of the ocean or a yachting watch that makes complex calculations, a timepiece crafted to deliver in water is a technical feat that should be celebrated.
An Art Essay Expressions - PART 2
In this delightful interview and art essay, BHAMINI SHREE shares her journey of expression through painting with MEGHANA ANAND. Through art, gradually she was able to manage her depression, expand her self expression, and also develop her art as a career. In part 2, Bhamini tells us more about Madhubani Folk Art.
Marred by violence, 76% vote in 4th phase of polls in Bengal
A total of 373 candidates from different parties were in the fray in nine Assembly constituencies in Cooch Behar, five in Alipurduar, nine in Howrah, 11 in South 24 Parganas and 10 in Hooghly
Men and boys in Uttar Pradesh become gender equality champions to tackle rising cases of domestic violence
The Three Gunas
Under the spell of God’s maya man forgets his true nature. He forgets that he is heir to the infinite glories of his Father. This divine maya is made up of three gunas.
DOORS TO AUTOMATIC
THE TECHNOLOGY HELPING TO MAKE THE REGION’S AIRPORTS SAFE
WE ADOPT END-TO-END APPROACH IN INTRODUCING NEW TECHNOLOGY
In response to the distancing requirements enforced by COVID-19, the aviation industry has made great use of technology to ensure passenger safety while also following pandemic safety norms. As a result, the air travel experience has changed dramatically, and the technological transformation is set to continue in 2021. Biometric checkpoints, self service kiosks, distancing-friendly processes and self bag-drop stations will be familiar sights even after COVID-19, says Maneesh Jaikrishna, Vice-President, Indian Subcontinent, Dubai, Eastern and Southern Africa, SITA. In this interview, he also speaks about privacy worries, point solutions vs. common-use solutions, industry standards and stakeholder role. Excerpts:
Stop baseless allegations, 11 oppn parties tell Modi
Repeal Farm Laws: Joint Statement
A hopeful ‘reflection': Her Story's new campaign speaks of light at the end of the tunnel
A campaign that promises better times with a message of hope, Reflections by HER STORY is a beautiful visual saga for the introspecting woman of today.
Oppn attacks Modi govt over handling of farmers' protests
Oppn leaders of eight parties, including Sharad Pawar, Sitaram Yechury, and Manoj Jha among others, described the Centre’s response as ‘akin to waging war against farmers’
CALL ME QUEEN!
Grammy-nominated Indian-American rapper Raja Kumari describes her music as a sonic bridge between the east and the west