A Quest for Identity : The Last Act

Rama Shankar grew up in a family where hardships defined his life. His parents had a hand to mouth existence. In an age when he would have been better off at school, he would often escort his mother to the next door aunty’s house where she was the maid. For a good half an hour each day this would be his sneak – peek into … Continue reading A Quest for Identity : The Last Act

A day when Yamraaj is the go to god for every sister

Bhai Dooj is an occasion when sisters pray to Yamraaj for a long and prosperous life of their brothers. Celebrated two days after Diwali, it is an occasion that is held very dear by the women of the country. This year, Bhai Dooj was celebrated on November 9. Known by different names like Bhau Beej, Bhai Teeka or Bhai Phota it has similarities with Raksha … Continue reading A day when Yamraaj is the go to god for every sister

Steeped in mythology India’s Dussehra a special affair

In a country where the epic Ramayana has been part of Indian folklore for ages, Dussehra is important for a connection between Durga and Rama. About a secret that made Rama’s job of killing Ravana easier courtesy Ma Durga as per Hindu mythology. Each year the end of Shardiya Navratri in India is marked by Dussehra. It is one festival that signifies the victory of … Continue reading Steeped in mythology India’s Dussehra a special affair

एक ऐसी शाही प्रेम कथा जिसने लिख दी करवा चौथ की इबारत

आपने अक्सर लोगों को ताना मारते सुना होगा की बड़ी सती सावित्री बनती है, कभी आपने सोचा की क्यूँ सावित्री को एक आदर्श नारी माना जाता है और हर साल करवा चौथ लोग मनाते हैं. चलिए जानते हैं. सावित्री मद्रा देस के राजा अस्वपति की बेटी थी. जब उनकी शादी करने की उम्र हुई तो उन्होने सत्यवान से शादी करने की ठानी. राजा ड्यूमतसेन के … Continue reading एक ऐसी शाही प्रेम कथा जिसने लिख दी करवा चौथ की इबारत

News, drama & the subtle art of faking

Mimesis, the Dramatics Society of Amity School of Languages staged a magnificent street theatre act titled ‘Afwaah’ to underscore drawbacks of pedalling misinformation. The play was performed under the mentorship of Director, ASL, Prof ( Dr ) Kum Kum Ray. The play brought out effectively the manner in which rumours are turned into news pieces which are eventually passed on to the public having rather … Continue reading News, drama & the subtle art of faking

Lucknow’s pristine Ramlila traditions foster Hindu Muslim amity

Varied customs and rituals in Lucknow have proven to be healers when it comes to the wide gap that exists between different religious sects/ communities. Over the years, people from varied communities have thrived peacefully only reaffirming our faith in the philosophy of Unity in Diversity. Lucknow’s Aishbagh is one such place where a Ravana is many a times created by the nimble fingers of … Continue reading Lucknow’s pristine Ramlila traditions foster Hindu Muslim amity

A loyal Modi lookalike turned turncoat takes on BJP

From Bhakt to rival: Modi’s Lakshmana like lookalike sharpening swords ahead of 2019 Any person watching him from a short distance, sporting a close cropped grey beard, rimless spectacles, a half sleeve kurta and a Nehru jacket will consider him the man occupying 7 Lok Kalyan Marg. Such is his aura that one sight of him is enough to elicit a request for autographs and … Continue reading A loyal Modi lookalike turned turncoat takes on BJP

हंसते हुए चाँद को क्यूँ देखना गणेश चतुर्थी पे पढ़ता है भारी?

गणेश को लोग विगनहर्ता के रूप में जानते हैं. लोग उन्हे सबसे पहले पूजते हैं पर उनका एक विकराल रूप भी है. कहानी उस गणेश की जिसने खुद चंद्रमा को श्राप दे दिया था की वो कभी दिखेंगे ही नही. तो क्या है किस्सा आइए जानते हैं. खानेके बेहद शौकीन और लड्डू और मोदक पे जान छिड़कने वाले गणेश को एक बार एक भोज पे … Continue reading हंसते हुए चाँद को क्यूँ देखना गणेश चतुर्थी पे पढ़ता है भारी?

Only hope keeps these women going

  Life is never that easy for women who have faced the rough and tumble of life. Both NazneenBano, 35 and Ganga Devi, 45+ have faced bitter experiences in marriage. While Nazneen Bano at each step has been told that she will not get a big pay because she is illiterate, Ganga Devi has faced the wrath of her husband who broke her sewing machine, … Continue reading Only hope keeps these women going

Frush aiming to give India its biggest food truck business

It is nothing short of a Bollywood movie. Karan Sharma was a passout from Lovely Professional University, Abhinav Chanda and Himanshu Sharma were passouts of Amity University, Jaipur. While Abhinav was a hardcore foodie who was of the 2016 batch, Himanshu was a B. Tech Mechanical student of Amity Jaipur who was an entrepreneur in the making. The duo of Karan and Himanshu has finally … Continue reading Frush aiming to give India its biggest food truck business