Happy Teachers’ Day

In another lifetime, there was a poster in my Doctor's clinic that said "Give a man a fish, he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, he will eat for life." This quote attributed to Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher sums up the role of teachers in our lives perfectly. So Happy Teachers'... Continue Reading →

The Tirangi Barfi of Banaras

On #IndependenceDay I write about Varanasi's famous mithai - the Tirangi Barfi of #Banaras which played a small part in India's freedom struggle. https://poojasodhi.com/the-tirangi-barfi-of-banaras/

Amish Tripathi Stories – A Review

We, the readers, are constantly on lookout for new authors. With the Bookstagrammers or the book Instagrammers, Kindle recommendations and Twitter, the task has become very easy with plethora of options in the last few years. Earlier we had to rely on few book reviews in newspapers or magazines, recommendations from friends and one's own... Continue Reading →

The Story of Ramayana

On Ramanavami, how the story of Rama pervades through the fabric of life in India? The story of Ramayana is not just about a scripture but the narrative encompasses the social fabric beyond religious thought in India, it has become omnipresent in different ways across the length and breadth of the country and presents itself in... Continue Reading →

Kanjak Puja

We are a country where girl child is worshipped every Navratri. And so are innumerable Goddesses. But as the girl becomes a woman she is not granted her independence to choose her way of life, it is mandated by the family or society at large. What is the point of celebrations such as these? My... Continue Reading →

Apple tells a story …

Yesterday I watched the Apple Event through my Samsung phone tele casting on the Sony TV - smart generation of technology with its seamless integration. We have come a long way since the 1st Apple Phone and the 1st Apple Live New Launch broadcast. Apple reiterated the point that engaging content and stories is essential... Continue Reading →

Khele mashane mein Holi

Banaras starts celebrating Holi 6 days before on Rangbhari Ekadashi when Shiva is supposed to come home first time with his consort Parvati post marriage and his followers welcomed them by playing colours with them. And next day Shiva's followers play Holi with ashes at famous cremation grounds of Banaras and this Pandit Channulal Mishra... Continue Reading →

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