Author: Mira Pawar

Arg-e- Bam: The Oldest and Largest Mud House in the World

The mud house, Arg-e Bam, is built on about 44 acres of land. The origin of the UNESCO World Heritage site, on the strategic Silk Route, might be traced back to the Achaemenid period, 6th to 4th century BC. The earthquake in 2003 killed about 26,000 people, the Bam city was adversely affected. Its restoration has been on […]

Earth Day: Genesis & Celebrations

Mira tells us about the beginning of the Earth Day, tracing its genesis. Now, 192 countries celebrate the event. Rather than paying lip service to the degradation of the Earth, it’s necessary to be proactive and aware. Here’s Different Truths’ special feature on Earth Day. Earth Day is an event celebrated across the globe to spread awareness […]

How to overcome fear in Yogic Terms

Fears are our creations. Though a figment of imagination, it’s real. Fear torments and breaks us. Mira, cites the way of the renowned mystic, Sadhguru Yogi, to help us understand how we can overcome and win over fear. The way to being fearless is possible. It’s real too. Most of us harbor fear in our mind of […]

The Majestic Zafrani Biryani

Mira tells us about traditional Zafrani Birayani and shares the recipe. Enjoy preparing, serving and eating a delicacy from Hyderabad at home. Every country, state or region has its own distinctive gastronomic uniqueness. Some emerge due to the requirement, others due to the available ingredients and some due to their historical background. Hyderabad has had a very interesting […]

A Love Story that Bloomed into a City

Mira reviews the play, Quli: Dilon Ka Shahjada, unraveling the love story that led to the foundation of Hyderabad. A poet-king’s love for a Devadasi is a part of our cultural heritage and history. It is essential to appreciate the past if we want to be familiar with the present. History is important to accomplish the required objectives […]

Manali: A Switzerland in Himachal Pradesh

Surrounded by snow capped mountains, amidst lush greenery, is Manali. Its beauty is enchanting, majestic and breathtaking. Mira profiles the jewel of the Himalayas. Her useful travel tips are boon for the backpackers and other tourists. Imagine a place that has cold weather throughout the year, making it the most suitable holiday destination. Surrounded by snow capped mountains […]

Omar Sharif: A Multi-faceted Personality

Mira talks about the life and times of Omar Sharif in a tribute to the great actor. A heartthrob of millions, he was a linguist, excellent Bridge player, author and a person after whom cigarettes and perfumes were named. Praised to the skies for the spellbinding entry in Lawrence of Arabia, Omar Sharif – heartthrob of millions of […]

The Fervor and Gaiety at Pushkaram Festival

Pushkaram festival is an auspicious fair-festival celebrated in Andhra Pradesh and Telengana states, every twelve years. During the Pushkaram festival devotees brave various difficulties. They rush to observe the holy tradition. This year it was a mega celebration. It is believed that Maha Pushkaram, which commences once in 144 years. The next Maha Pushkaram would be in 2159.  The […]