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Arshia Sattar has a Ph.D. in classical Indian literature from the University of Chicago. She works with the Sanskrit epics and storytelling traditions of India. Her abridged translation of Valmiki’s Ramayana, published in Penguin Classics, is regarded as one of the definitive presentations of the epic in English....

  The Big Thoughts of Little Luv narrates the story of the twins Luv and Kusha. Karan Johar brings into focus the challenges faced by parents and the differences imposed between boys and girls by the parents while raising them. Here is his take on how to raise gender sensitive kids –  Hi, my name is Karan Johar, and I...

  This is an excerpt from Mahatma Gandhi’s autobiography covering his life from early childhood through 1921. Gandhi wrote it at the behest of his co-workers, who encouraged him to explain the background to his public campaigns.   CHILD MARRIAGE Much as I wish that I had not to write this chapter, I know that I shall...

  Good food+Reading = Absolute heaven! And What’s In Your Dabba? does just that. We are super thrilled to launch the Tweak Book imprint in collaboration with Twinkle Khanna’s Tweak India with this delicious book of recipes from your favourite celebrities, chefs, and home cooks. This collection of delectable, easy...

“हैप्पी हिन्दी डे ” (व्यंग्य ) हे कूल डूड ऑफ़ हिंदी ,टुडे इज द बर्थडे ऑफ़ हिंदी ,ईट्स आवर मदर टँग एन प्राइड आलसो ,सो लेटस सेलेब्रेट...

  The nationwide lockdown began with almost everyone vowing to give more time to their health and fitness regimes. We all started with watching our diet and doing those numbing burpees every day. But how many of us have been able to actually keep up? Our guess is that most of us fell out of it with the same speed as we...

Although most civilizations refer to death with some sort of heaviness, Sadhguru believes that – “Death is a cosmic joke. If you get the joke, falling on the other side will be wonderful.”  When we think of death, we experience an overwhelming feeling of fear. But let’s look at it this way – what if dying...

It’s been 73 years since India achieved independence after around 200 years of British rule. Yet, most of us know quite little about the complexities of such a big freedom movement that lasted for decades. This Independence Day weekend, travel back in time to understand how our country achieved such an incredible feat....

While we still debate the details of Anarkali’s story as being fact or fiction, there is no doubt she is perhaps the most interesting character in Bollywood’s history. Moupia Basu’s retelling of the cult-classic has versions of Akbar, Salim, and Anarkali, but mostly focuses on why Anarkali did what she did. She...

If you are like us and millions of other people across the world, you’re still ‘working remotely’. Do you have a carefully curated workstation? Or are you just being comfy and working from your bed sipping on those multiple mugs of coffee? Do you have a fab view or a needy cat that won’t leave your lap? The...