Tag: Nostalgia

The Significance of Indian State and City Names

States and city names in India reflect the influence of the ruler, culture, as well as their social connotations. Some are born out of colonial history, some under the patronage of kings and nawabs and others are drenched in ancient Indian cultures

Indian Mango Mania – The King of Hearts!

The mango simply becomes the most ubiquitous entity in our markets, homes, dining tables and even conversations during the summer season. It is sown into our childhood memories, in our moments of quiet solitude and in our sneaky after dinner escapades.

The Indian Railways – Much More Than a Mode of Transport!

Railway stations and trains are an integral part of every citizen’s life. It is hard to not have an incident or memory that is related to train travel in India. Travelling with family or friends has its own share of fun when in the train.

Natural History Classics and Popular Science Books of Yester-years! What a Difference They Made!

Books are said to be a person’s best companions and in my case some natural history classics and popular science books proved to be a life line, as I will explain shortly.

Remembering Some Beloved Hrishikesh Mukherjee Classic Comedies

Mukherjee was a champion of “middle of the road”, light- hearted and humorous takes on the everyday struggles of a middle-class man. Here are Some Beloved Hrishikesh Mukherjee Classic Comedies

The Only Thing We Never Get Enough of is Love – A Valentine’s Day Special

Apart from the many debates on how Valentine’s Day may not necessarily adhere to our culture and how a single day is never enough to express love

Imagining Ghosts on Visits to Muffasil Towns

Encountering interesting characters and imagining seeing ghosts— the stuff of childhood memories of visits to small towns in western Uttar Pradesh

Gumnaami : In the Search for Truth

Filmmaker Srijit Mukherji has made his latest film, ‘Gumnaami’ as a contribution to the substantive body of research that challenges the official perspective on Netaji’s death.

Revisiting Ode to the West Wind by Percy Shelley

Shelley's personal belief that bodies are perishable, but thoughts and ideologies live forever. Lastly, he urges the west wind to scatter his thoughts over the universe, just as dead and dry leaves and unborn seeds are scattered over the face of the earth by the west wind.

Single Screen Theatres to Multiplex, Where Our Cinema Culture Stand Today?

When all these single screen theatres are gradually getting converted into multiplexes, a question lingers in our minds, are multiplexes meant for all?

Role of Women in the Independence Movement of India

Men of honor had a significant role to play in the freedom struggle. However, surprisingly women too led from the front and emerged as game changers in the quest for independence.

The Panchatatantra Tales – Stories that Spell Morals

The Panchatantra Tales are one of the oldest tales of India, written in Sanskrit with the aim of imparting lessons on ‘niti’, which means, ‘the wise conduct of life’. 

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