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Need of the Hour

Peace is the need of the hour. Pictures by Maheswaran Sathiamoorthy.

India – A Timeless Kaleidoscope

It’s the Mother who does the talking here, about her own children and those who came to her and became her own. She tells you she is a Kaleidoscope, one with colourful little pieces that come together to form beautiful patterns. P.R.Viswanathan mixes prose and poetry to talk about the greatness of his motherland, India, tracing her journey over centuries.

Learning about India

Vani Viswanathan talks about how living abroad enabled her to learn more about her home country.

The Many Facets of India

The many facets of India explored through poetry by Anupama Krishnakumar.

Pulse of India

The wide range of pulses in India. This poem by Varsha Sreenivasan talks about just that!

On Social Development and the Role of Media

Aarti Mohan is the editor of The Alternative, an online platform that strives to chronicle and support social development in India.

An Incredible Trip

Think Singapore, think clean roads, efficiency, and… fines. So when a Singaporean visited India, what happened? Eugenia Koh, who recently visited Delhi, Agra, Udaipur and Jaipur, shares more about her trip – in typical Singapore style! Text and pictures by Eugenia Koh.

The Craze called Cricket

Cricket and India – Need we say more? Inseparable, that’s the word. Anupama Krishnakumar shares some thoughts on the cricket craze in India – what she finds interesting about this phenomenon, inspite of not being a fan of the game.

On Indian Cinema – An Interview with Hariharan Krishnan

Hariharan Krishnan is Director, L.V. Prasad Film & TV Academy, Chennai, where he also heads the department of direction. Hariharan, who is a graduate from FTII Pune, is the director of the National Award winning Tamil film, ‘Ezhavadhu Manidhan’. He also has many documentaries, children’s films and short features to his credit. Hariharan is a visiting faculty member at the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai and at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

On Encouraging Signs in Indian Sport

Hamsini Ravi works for the news desk of The New Indian Express in Chennai. Reading, writing and sports are a few of her interests. She has a thing for chocolate, her own and other people’s. She dreams of a utopian world, where there is no poverty or gender discrimination and where chocolate has no calories.

India – a Tibetan’s Perspective

What does India mean to her and other Tibetans who live in India? Tenzin Pema shares her thoughts and experiences.

The Journey of Television in India

It has indeed been a phenomenal journey for Television in India right from the days of The Ramayana and The Mahabaratha to the reality shows of today. Swetha Ramachandran takes us on a walk down the memory lane, touching upon the milestone programmes that have defined the remarkable growth of Television in India.

On Political Reform in India: Shantanu Bhagwat

Shantanu Bhagwat is the author of the popular blog Satyameva Jayate where he discusses Indian politics, history and religion. He is a graduate in Computer Engineering and also holds an MBA from London Business School where he was a Chevening Scholar. He has also been a part of the Indian Foreign Service. A political activist by choice, Shantanu now divides his time between India and the U.K. He is now working with early stage companies and on ideas to improve political systems and governance in India. And he has a message: “Get Interested. Get Informed. Get Involved.”, he says, “Contribute, support and spread the word; Contribute with your skills and your ideas. Join us in reclaiming India!”