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The Birthday Party Juggernaut

Birthdays are no longer what they used to be. They are now big celebrations involving a whole lot of planning and coordinating, events that sometimes do seem obligatory. Parth Pandya shares his experience.

Embracing the New – Celebrating Poila Boisakh in Kolkata

Poila Baisakh is a celebration of great significance among the people of Bengal. ARTOHUS explores the historical and cultural backdrop to this festival and also recounts his experience of witnessing the first ever Mangal Shobhajatra organised in India on Poila Baisakh this year.

My Sartorial Journey

Chandramohan Nair takes a light-hearted look at his sartorial journey of sixty years and offers his mantra for navigating the world of fashion.

Sharing is Caring

Hand-me-downs and “swapping” clothes were a quintessential part of growing up in the 80s and 90s, and of college life. Vani recollects instances of sharing clothes and why she thinks it brings people closer.

The Changing Face of My Wardrobe

From frocks stitched by her mother to owning beautiful Chettinad Cotton sarees, Anupama Krishnakumar traces the journey of her tryst with fabric and that of her ever-growing wardrobe.

Weaving Traditions: The Patola Weavers of Patan

India is a land of rich culture and heritage. This piece brings you the story of one such striking heritage from the western part of the country as experienced by the author, ARTOHUS.

A Kite Fight in Kathmandu

Chandramohan Nair writes about the excitement of learning to fly a kite and then moving on to his first kite fight in distant Kathmandu almost half a century ago.

Culinary Temptations – in Words and Pictures

Kalpanaa Misra goes on a culinary journey through Instagram, novels and poetry, citing her favourites.

 “If Music be the Food of Love…”

Suresh Subrahmanyan pairs food with music and comes up with a pretty saucy and delicious repast!      

Tomorrow is Another Day

Hope sustains all our endeavors however trivial or grave they may be, writes Sudha Ratnam. In its myriad manifestations, Hope keeps the stream of life ebullient.

Closet Heartthrobs

Sudha Ratnam shares her experience of growing up with films and what it was like to be among parents, aunts, uncles and cousins whose hearts melted over their favourite actors and actresses.