After Krishna’s death, Pandavas along with Draupadi started climbing the Himalayas to reach heaven. Draupadi was one of the first to drop dead while climbing and reached heaven before the others. As she roamed there, she was surprised to see an Indian version of Champs-Élysées sprawled in one of the by-lanes. She spotted Costa Coffee, Barista, Café Coffee Day and Starbucks doing great business side by side.
What is it about consumerism that transcends culture and class, and what aspects are exclusive to our own experiences?
Although I didn't grow up in a wealthy family, my parents worked hard and chose to live beyond their means. They provided their only daughter with luxuries unheard of in former USSR: the best private schools, vacations twice a year and countless extra-curricular activities.
The bicycle is the noblest invention of mankind.
- William Saroyan
It would not be at all strange if history came to the conclusion that the
perfection of the bicycle was the greatest event of the nineteenth century.
The first real grip I ever got on things
Was when I learned the art of pedaling…
Food is our common ground, a universal experience.
- James Beard
Food is a central activity of mankind and one of the
single most significant trademarks of a culture.
- Mark Kurlansky
What is food to one man may be fierce poison to others.
- Lucretius, Roman Poet and Philosopher
The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water,
It was a privilege to go to the Omo Valley in Ethiopia with my friend, John Rowe, to photograph
the work he is doing with Lale Labuko in their work to end the practice of mingi and to house
and shelter the mingi children who have already been rescued.
I met John in Burma a few years ago. He is a photographer and…
So the thing is that I died and stood somewhere between the gates of heaven and hell, with Chitragupta looking at me and opening up his magical books in which he keeps tab of all your sins down to the last cockroach you flushed down the commode for fun.
“Creature, you have to go to hell,” he said giving me a go-on-and-don’t-waste-my-time look.
Dear Indian Film Industry (IFI),
I am writing this letter with a heavy heart. There was a time when I loved you like crazy. Now all I feel is apathy. There are times when you still overwhelm me, but such times are like those solar eclipses. Rare.
Consider this scenario – The city is taken over by zombies. They are killing humans and terrifying them.
It's not vaguely under cover; how Indian politics shackles down progress. The budgets get weaker, the closer comes the elections. And a woman makes it her own right to change news and history to suit her taste.
I am a voter, but where is my choice? Or is it about living with a mistake? ...One that I made last elections.
I don't get people who always complain about being too busy. They are always running from here to there and back again.
It seems that in the end it only seems to cause some kind of resentment. These people are over tired and over worked.
I say do less, not more.
You really need to take time for yourself first.