Articles by Ruth Dsouza Prabhu
Jul 14, 2019
Children’s literature in India undergoes revolution as publishers experiment with regional languages, genresChildren's literature in India has had a long presence, but with liberalisation in the early '90s, a shift occurred. The idea that children should read for pleasure wasn't recognised till parents had more money to spend on books. But publishers and educators are now willing to spend more on children's literature in Indian languages, driving up its demand with each passing day.
May 26, 2019
Jim Murray on the single malt vs blend debate, and why India is at the vanguard of emerging whiskey nationsIndian whiskies are already there as far as international standards of quality go, says Jim Murray. In this conversation with Firstpost, the whisky connoisseur discusses the best way to drink the spirit, the characteristics of a bad whisky, and how he keeps his opinions independent
Mar 15, 2019
In Rajasthan, the Manchaha Initiative is encouraging weavers to make the loom their window to the worldManchaha rugs are taken up of one’s own volition and an increasing number of weavers are opting to do so across several villages in Rajasthan as well as other states. What’s being woven on these looms isn’t just yarn, but also the hopes, dreams and aspirations of these women.
Feb 25, 2019
The Registry of Sarees is generating new interest in the garment through documentation, combining traditionsThe Registry of Sarees in Bengaluru has now opened a Resource and Study Centre, enabling design, curatorial and publishing projects in the area of hand spun, hand-woven and hand-worked Indian textiles
Feb 10, 2019
At Kochi Muziris Biennale, a food project showcases indigenous varieties of rice from across India, presented in unique waysAt the Kochi Muziris Biennale, a very interesting food project showcasing indigenous varieties of rice, many little known and presented in unique ways, is something you should consider stopping by at.
Jan 25, 2019
Irvine Welsh on writing Trainspotting, adaptations of his work, and how Edinburgh has changed over timeIrvine Welsh says that it is sad that Trainspotting continues to resonate with young people. The Internet has destroyed youth culture and ossified things from the past that are quality, he says
Jan 22, 2019
Author Andrew Sean Greer on Pulitzer win for 'Less', writing satire at a low point in his lifeAndrew Sean Greer says that his responsibilities as a writer have changed after winning the Pulitzer Prize. He can no longer stay silent about the injustices in the world — especially those in the literary world
Dec 17, 2018
Claus Meyer, culinary entrepreneur and activist, on elevating cuisines, diversity of Indian foodClaus Meyer has been a culinary force to reckon with internationally. Before his maiden trip to India, he takes some time out to share some insights on his culinary journey
Nov 22, 2018
Chef Garima Arora, India's first woman with a Michelin Star, on her culinary journey and food philosophy“What I want for my guests is for them to enjoy an experience they have never had before and hopefully never will outside my restaurant,” – says Chef Garima Arora, of the dining experience at her one Michelin star restaurant Gaa in Bangkok,
Oct 29, 2018
Bangalore Literature Festival 2018: #MeToo, the rise of Donald Trump dominate conversations on Day 2Day 2 of the Bangalore Literature Festival started off with a bang, as Shashi Tharoor spoke about his latest book