The Healing Power of Sound (interview with Ayi and Michael Mayzel)

[Guest writer Octavia Drughi enlightens us on sound therapy through an interaction with teachers of the craft, Ayi and Michael. Octavia is a wanderer at heart, amateur yogi, and devoted rock climber. For Octavia, climbing and yoga are the dance of life itself.] Octavia Drughi Life is vibration. Everything around us vibrates, from the planets … Continue reading The Healing Power of Sound (interview with Ayi and Michael Mayzel)

Explorer Levison Wood is a modern-day Indiana Jones

By Kasmin Fernandes |  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 … Continue reading Explorer Levison Wood is a modern-day Indiana Jones

Author interview: Dan Goldman | Graphic novelist

By Kasmin Fernandes | 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 … Continue reading Author interview: Dan Goldman | Graphic novelist

Michelin star rockstar masterchef Sergi Arola

By Kasmin Fernandes | 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 … Continue reading Michelin star rockstar masterchef 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

Meet Simona Terron, The Heart Chef

By Kasmin Fernandes | This lifestyle journalist and food enthusiast has worked with magazines like HELLO, Elle Decor, Hotelier India, been publicist for luxury hotel ITC Grand Chola and co-founded non-profit initiative The Bicycle Project India which donates recycled bicycles to tribal school kids to keep them from dropping out. Her latest projects are XChange … Continue reading Meet Simona Terron, The Heart Chef

French graphic novelist Nicolas Wild

By Kasmin Fernandes |  Nicolas Wild did not expect his works to be translated in English for Indian readers. "Being published in India made me very happy. I wasn't sure whether my books would be understood in another culture. Nobody wanted to publish them in the UK where they were seen as too French, too … Continue reading French graphic novelist Nicolas Wild

FitCon bodybuilding champ has fitness advice for you

FitCon 2017 Open Class winner William Isaac went in-depth into nutrition and supplementation in my previous post. William has won 3rd place in UKBFF South Coast 2017 (the United Kingdom branch of the IFBB Bodybuilding federation), and has competed in both, Arnold Classic 2017 and EVLS Prague 2017, the world's greatest display of professional bodybuilding. … Continue reading FitCon bodybuilding champ has fitness advice for you

Bodybuilding champ William Isaac talks nutrition

Londoner William Isaac is the FITCON Classic 2017 Open class Champion. Bodybuilding is a passion for this fund accountant (yup, he holds a day job and does weightlifting almost daily). William has won 3rd place in UKBFF South Coast 2017 (the United Kingdom branch of the IFBB Bodybuilding federation), and has competed in both, Arnold Classic 2017 … Continue reading Bodybuilding champ William Isaac talks nutrition

Part 2: Street beat, non-fiction writing and Auroville book

For my 100th post, I am publishing a fresh follow-up interview with veteran journalist and author Rajendar Menen. Our previous interview was about your book Karma Sutra from HarperCollins India. New readers may not be familiar with the first edition. The first edition of Karma Sutra was published in Canada by Saga Books. It was … Continue reading Part 2: Street beat, non-fiction writing and Auroville book