Heart Talks

Nalini Deshpande

I first heard her singing at her daughter’s mehendi ceremony. Her voice had that perfect harmony of melody and mood. The listeners had no choice but to shout ‘once more’, again and again. Later, I was surprised to find out […]

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baked brinjal

Meeting Randhir Kashyap, a silver from Gurgaon, was zooming into art and aesthetics which permeates every sphere of his work. When I asked him what makes his work special, he astutely stated, “I think I have a gift for colour. […]

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Randhir Kashyap

Food Art was the main theme of my this interview. Colour plays a pivotal role in his creativity, whether it is at work or wielding the ladle over his stove. As he visualizes the final colour of the dish, he […]

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G. Chandrasekharran

He describes Sirukizhangu (a seasonal root) as having the fragrance of first rain on dry earth. He laughingly informs me that sambar podi is not traditionally used in preparing sambar, but only in kozhumbu. And he gives simple tips such […]

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Mr & Mrs Kalmadi

What happens when a practitioner of Western medicine gets magnetically drawn towards the mystic and mystifying world of Ayurveda and Yoga? In Dr. Prakash Kalmadi’s case, it leads to the evolution of KARE Foundation, a centre for holistic health that […]

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effect versus impact

We are forever looking into EFFECT VERSUS IMPACT: If I study, I shall pass. If I put in many hours of work, I will earn enough. If I love him, he will take care of me. We believe in the […]

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Love Responsibility Manasvi karan

In chatting with a group of youngsters yesterday, one of them said that she wished her parents were as broad-minded as I am. I wish so too. However, when I asked her, “Why do you want freedom?” she had no […]

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Jain monk just before diksha

Right now, we are in the midst of Chaturmas – the four months when our monks and nuns stop their nomadic movements and stay in one place. This gives the lay persons an opportunity as well as an environment to […]

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Forgiveness Michami Dukkadam

On this day of Samvatsari Festival which is the festival of forgiveness and inner cleansing, these thoughts pour from the heart:   Can we trace the history of hurt?   How often have I said – I did not intend […]

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Mother Daughter Picture Quotes 016

The daughter shifted once more, looking around, hoping that the ward nurse would remind that the patient should not exert verbally, or that some visitors would drop by, anything at all, to curtail her mother’s rambling. The mother kept on […]

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