Author: Abhilasha Trivedi

The Mumbai Deluge Defeated by the Resilience and Bonding of the People

Reading Time: 4 minutesThere is no city in the world like Mumbai when it comes to human bonding and resilience at the time of crisis. But, how much of resilience tests does Mumbai need to give? Basically, 2005 has taught us nothing? We are still ill equipped to deal with deluges and high tides. Mumbai-based Abhilasha, a photo-journalist, […]

Fluffy Recruits: Petting Dogs at Mumbai Airport, a sure Stress Buster!

Reading Time: 4 minutesPetting a dog for even a few minutes calm us down, said Aakash Lonkar from Animal Angels Foundation, that runs the airport programme and who was with the dogs over there. “The brain releases a hormone called oxytocin, which has a soothing effect on an individual,” he said—just the shot of sunshine that nervous passengers need. The canines […]

Yoga: Unwind into Spirituality

Reading Time: 6 minutesAbhilasha unravels the many secrets of yoga. She explains how it is being repackaged to suit the needs of other religions too. Atheists too find meaning in it. Yoga is not merely religious. It’s spiritual, answering the essential needs of humanity. Yoga is not only what you do on a mat, it’s about how you […]

God Bless us!

Reading Time: 3 minutesShrines and roadside temples mushroom all over the country. Abhilasha takes a view of gods and superstitions in this tongue-in-cheek account. Lord Hanuman is often considered by some as the unofficial god of encroachment. Some just have to place Hanuman statue or idol and within no time a small shop and a cluster of buildings will come […]

A Sweet Tale

Reading Time: 2 minutes  Childhood and adolescence seem to be another country. Our identities are formed then. Simple things like what we ate or wore, the places we visited, become landmarks in our memories. The neighbourhood Desi mithai shop holds many sweet memories. Here, in a personal account, the scribe anguishes the closure (read death) of a mithai […]