Life On Batteries

The Japanese rarely need to look outside for sustenance and existence. Yes, their agriculture industry was diagnosed as ‘sick’, but it is still feeding its people, healing gradually. They have ample resources to fish their staple diet and enough equipment to help them enhance its flavours. For a smooth survival on this planet, they have…

The Man In Woman

It used to be a gentleman’s game till Mary, the Queen of Scots broke all rules to swing it on the turf in 1567. And it was after that that the menfolk tuned their minds to the idea of spotting les femmes on their punctured lawns. It actually took them centuries to fit this image…

Style Street

The entire city is spun in stylish threads, as if Antwerp were pivoted on the very idea of fashion. Every corner I turned, quirky, elegant, funky, hip bodies sashayed about in busy bustles. It was hard to imagine that this Belgian city was once just a trade hub for merchants, middlemen and labourers. Except for…

Caste, All Bar

When unmarried children in India reach ‘that’ age and the family is worried sick about getting them marriage, most are still averse to the idea of even considering someone from outside their community for their child. This absurdity continues in modern India where marriage is still the end-all of everything and caste is deemed an important…

Chocolates In Your Chai

The phenylethylamine (PEA) found in chocolates lures the emotions into feeling ecstatic intoxication. This is the same substance that the brain releases when one human amorously fancies another. With this sexy fact known to many, suddenly chocolates seem more suitable for adults. Anniversaries often see couples indulging in the treat as bakers very often push…

The Man in The Mirror

Believing that he is his own competition, Rajkummar Rao is living his dream. The National award-winning actor, who garnered critical acclaim for Shahid and Queen, is brimming with celluloid aspirations. In a freewheeling chat, he brushes away the struggle, and stresses over the surrealism of it all

The Other Side Of Tokyo

They don’t speak English or they don’t want to, we will never know. Finding a place on foot, in this metropolis, can be a task as opposed to hopping into a taxi with the address scribbled in Japanese. Nonetheless, we were determined to walk it to Alcatraz E.R in the city’s Shibuya district. Believe it…