My earliest memory of a diwali gharonda is from my dadighar (paternal grandparents’ house) where my dadaji (grandfather) had got a permanent gharonda made with concrete. Although I don’t have a picture of the gharonda, it is etched in my memory. As a four-year-old I was totally fascinated by the two-storey structure with a balcony and neat little steps leading up to it from the ground floor. There were windows and doors and the gharonda looked so real. Every year it got a fresh coat of whitewash and looked as good as new.
This Corona-Lockdown has revealed two kinds of people. First, like me, who were satisfied with stocking enough rice, pulses, and aata (flour) to last them the month. Then there were those who took the lockdown by its horns and turned it into art. Now, before I proceed, let me tell you something that most of … Continue reading Lockdown diaries -The Pani-Puri Challenge
"Sardar ji, kithey?" Preeto called out from inside the kitchen. Sardar ji went about tying his turban around the frown lines on his forehead. He wrapped the final end of the cloth and tucked it inside securely. "Main kahya ji, where are you going now?" Preeto emerged from the kitchen, her hands covered with wet … Continue reading The Victims
She wasn't willing to feed more mouths with her family's share. Babies were tender and vulnerable, you see. They tended to pop anything in their mouths - even poisonous berries.
"I don't want gold or silver, Eklavya."
"Then what, Guruji?"
"I want the thumb of your right hand."
An image of him from the papers had got stuck in my mind. I think it was from the Zimbabwe series or somewhere. I clearly recalled this guy, standing with his legs spread wide apart, his hands swinging the bat high above his head as he struck the ball - maybe to the boundary.
This book is a unique mix of romance and suspense. It is fast-paced and gripping. Almost like a thriller. One awesome debut by Kanchana Banerjee!
This one cartoon, however, crossed a line. It was humiliating and disgusting and represented the very bias we women fight against on a daily basis.
Native Americans have practiced this method of farming for centuries until the practice lost its importance in early twentieth century. Now with a new name, Agroforestry is being adopted by countries like USA and Indonesia on a large scale to solve the man-made environmental problems. Find out more about Agroforestry... http://kinooze.com/agroforestry-a-farm-in-the-forest/
Plastic in your trashcan, plastic in landfills, plastic on the roadside, plastic in our oceans. Agreed, the invention of plastic has truly revolutionized our world. Whether to keep our food stored safely or to design cars - plastic is probably the most useful product at our disposable. And yet, it is the most harmful, the … Continue reading Plastic munchers