The Healing Power of Sound (guest post)

(Today's guest writer Octavia Drughi enlightens us on sound therapy through an interaction with teachers of the craft, Ayi and Michael) Life is vibration. Everything around us vibrates, from the planets in the universe up to the last sub-atomic particles of you and me, each moving in its own pace, dancing to its own rhythm. … Continue reading The Healing Power of Sound (guest post)

Modern day explorer Levison Wood has miles to go

Explorer is a strange term to use in the 21st century. However, it would be the best way to describe Levison Wood (who looks like he has walked straight out of an Indiana Jones movie, by the way). Rugged, charming and debonair, the best selling British author and photographer has covered stories and events around … Continue reading Modern day explorer Levison Wood has miles to go

How the world’s best cliff diver conquers his fear of heights

Overcoming fear is part of the job description for all the men and women who leap from up to 28 metres and reach speeds of 85km/h in the three seconds it takes to hit the water. For Gary Hunt, the sensation is even more acute, as the 31-year-old Briton admits to a deep-seated fear of … Continue reading How the world’s best cliff diver conquers his fear of heights

Stream of consciousness with Shantanu Moitra | music composer, author

I am working on conserving certain bird species in the Northeast You have to understand that music is just one part of my life. There are other things — mountaineering, climbing, birding, photography, astronomy. This is why I left my corporate life. I had started with a multi-national bank, then moved to advertising. I was … Continue reading Stream of consciousness with Shantanu Moitra | music composer, author

Interview: The many jobs of author Mridula Koshy

Mridula Koshy is the author of Bicycle Dreaming (Speaking Tiger), Not Only the Things That Have Happened (Harper Collins India) and of the short story collection, If It Is Sweet (Tranquebar Press and Brass Monkey Australia). The latter won the 2009 Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize and was shortlisted for the 2009 Vodafone Crossword Book Award … Continue reading Interview: The many jobs of author Mridula Koshy

Lifestyle Design Hero: Photographer Maul Gohel, MBA dropout to Fashion TV award winner

This week's Lifestyle Design Hero is award-winning fashion photographer Maul Gohel. He was chosen among 25 international fashion and advertising photographers to win top honours at the Cannes Film Festival back in 2013. Maul's story isn't very different from that of Farhan Qureshi (R Madhavan) in the film 3 Idiots, who leaves a prestigious engineering … Continue reading Lifestyle Design Hero: Photographer Maul Gohel, MBA dropout to Fashion TV award winner

Author interview: Dan Goldman | Graphic novelist

Next in my series of interviews with authors (read Kabul Disco creator Nicolas Wild) is famous American graphic novelist Dan Goldman. Coming to prominence as the co-creator of the dystopian graphic novel Shooting War, Dan's first notable work was nominated for an Eisner award for Best Digital Comic. Shortly afterwards he created 08: A Graphic … Continue reading Author interview: Dan Goldman | Graphic novelist

Author interview: Two Michelin star chef Sergi Arola

He speaks simply but directly in an irresistible Spanish accent; his athletic, heavily tattooed frame displaying all the emotions of a man doubly possessed... by music and food. Two Michelin star chef Sergi Arola started out with dreams of becoming a rock musician but eventually pulled on chef's whites and went on to conquer the … Continue reading Author interview: Two Michelin star chef Sergi Arola

Cooking tips from Masterchef Australia contestant

Rishi Desai made news in 2013 when he became the first Indian to make it to the Top 5 of acclaimed food show Masterchef Australia. Since then, he has published cookbook Modern Indian and led a food tour through the most fascinating food destinations in India, with Masterchef Travels. Here are Rishi's top tips for cooking like … Continue reading Cooking tips from Masterchef Australia contestant

Lifestyle Design Hero: Simona Terron, The Heart Chef

This month's Lifestyle Design Hero has been a guest columnist on Human Writes: Simona Terron. Remember the heartfelt series of letters to her kitten Laurie and more recently, her delicious cold soup recipes? This lifestyle journalist has worked with magazines like HELLO, Elle Decor, Hotelier India, been publicist for luxury hotel ITC Grand Chola and … Continue reading Lifestyle Design Hero: Simona Terron, The Heart Chef