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Ring Nebula and a Vedic Wedding

When Bakul’s daughter asked her to officiate her Vedic wedding ceremony, many choices came into picture. Bakul Banerjee writes about them.

The Agony of Choice

Suresh Subrahmanyan examines the dubious pleasures of surfing channels on the television, and opines that the multiplicity of choice in today’s home entertainment is more of a curate’s egg, only good in parts.

Mister Toad

All things great and small have a place in this world. A childhood story of arriving at this realization by Chandramohan Nair.

Colour, Colour What Colour Do You Choose?

Kousalya is 38 years old and showing visible signs of ageing. She shares the thoughts that pop up in her mind when she is asked why she is not doing anything about the abundant grey on her head.

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.