Tag Archives: India

India’s one-billion-dollar slum

“I strongly believe that the west has much to learn from societies and places which, while sometimes poorer in material terms, are infinitely richer in how they live and organize themselves as communities” – Prince Charles. Featured in the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire movie, Dharavi is one of the world’s most infamous slums. The film depicts a cliché […]

The thousand and one lives of pajamas

Pajamas, pyjamas, PJs, night suits – whatever we call them, pajamas are part of our everyday wear. Pajamas have been beloved by all for centuries. In winter, fuzzy socks and fluffy pajamas are the perfect outfit to enjoy cozying for a good night’s sleep or for those who like spending their day lounging around the […]

Diwali – India’s Festival of Lights

The Indian Festival of Lights – Diwali in Hindi – is one of the biggest celebrations worldwide. This year, Diwali took place at the beginning of November. We had the chance to interview Khevna Bhatt from India to know more about this majestic celebration.

Victoria and Abdul – a tale of colonial past and decolonial future

Can you imagine Queen Victoria, the head of the British Empire at its heyday and of the Church of England, having classes with a dark-skinned Indian Muslim jail clerk? Can you imagine him becoming a friend and adviser, honored with titles and wealth? Can you imagine him teaching her about the Quran and her writing […]