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

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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

Author interview: French graphic novelist Nicolas Wild

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 graphic, too I don't … Continue reading Author interview: French graphic novelist Nicolas Wild

Guest post: Yoga is my only purpose | Vikrant Sawant

[His first guest post was about the healing effects of yoga. In his second guest post for Human Writes, yoga instructor and miracle worker Vikrant Sawant tells the moving story of his self-actualisation through yogic sadhana and teaching. He has switched from a corporate job to devoting all his time to spreading the authentic yogic … Continue reading Guest post: Yoga is my only purpose | Vikrant Sawant

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