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Devdutt Pattanaik is India’s leading mythologist and a writer with quite a few bestsellers under his belt. What he is best known for is his unique outlook as he dissects Indian mythology and its relevance to us today. We talk to him about hopelessness and the stories around it, which is what his latest book is about...

Scientists and philosophers have spent centuries trying to understand the other side of life – but Sadhguru says, the secret lies right before us, if only, we are open to seeing it. Here are 5 incredible quotes from the master himself on what happens after death –  Heaven is not a geographical place. Those who have...

“The value of a man was reduced to his immediate identity and nearest possibility. To a vote. To a number. To a thing. Never was a man treated as a mind.” Rohit Vemula was a Dalit student leader, a PhD scholar at the University of Hyderabad.  His suicide, triggered by a suspension led by ABVP students in his...

We all seek happiness and contentment – and the lockdown has forced us to think upon this more deeply. Who better to advise you on the quest of happiness than the Dalai Lama himself? Do good to feel good Love and compassion are the greatest promoters of happiness. We all seek the purpose of life and while one may...

The last year may have been a new phase in working styles with more and more companies deciding to go online completely, but it has wreaked havoc upon our health, as our work and home life collided. Rujuta Diwekar shows 5 ways we can take care of ourselves during the pandemic –  Stay at home, eat at home  The...

Srishti Chaudhary is one of the few writers who can claim to have published 2 books and multiple short stories before turning 30! She writes about Indian girls and women and their struggle with their dreams, like in her short story ‘I Want to Be Miss India’ that tells the story of a young girl and a seemingly...

Rana Safvi is a well known writer, historian and chronicler of Delhi. Having written for The Times of India and the Hindu, she also leads heritage walks across Old and New Delhi, bringing history alive for people. She discusses the meaning of Ramzan:   Q. What is the origin of Ramzan? RS. Fasting in the month of...

Burma is once again in flames. Thant Myint U is the country’s best-known chronicler – whose many books have brilliantly mapped the contemporary history of the country.  He sat down with us and explained what the current crisis is about, and what lies ahead- Q.Why do you think Myanmar has been struggling so long to...

Investing money can be an overwhelming task. We have all been surrounded by complicated conversations about market fluctuations and asterisk conditions that we block out after the first sentence. But as we slog for hours to earn enough to sustain ourselves, investments give us a chance to make sure our money is doing...

While all of us come to terms with the fact that we are going to be spending our first Holi indoors, standing by the window, staring out with melancholy expressions – imagining all those times we took gulaal and bhaang for granted, Aastha Atray has been at work, trying to spice up our holiday! Her latest short story,...