Is Women’s Cricket Marketable?

BY BHINESH ANTHONY Women’s cricket in India has one huge advantage over most other countries: Cricket is already our No.1 sport. There are close to 12.4 Crore cricket fans in India which represent 91% of the total sports fans as per a report by Ormax Media But is women’s cricket in India currently marketable? Despite the majority of the population following cricket and the sport … Continue reading Is Women’s Cricket Marketable?

Aloo Ki Tikki

Aloo Ki Tikki is one of the oldest Chaat dishes of India and a famous street food of Uttar Pradesh. This dish is made up of boiled potatoes mashed and mixed with chilies and coriander leaves. The mixture is then shaped like patties and fried. This is served with Tamarind sauce that contains gur (Jaggery), green chili, dhaniya powder (coriander seeds) jeera (cumin) and salt. … Continue reading Aloo Ki Tikki

Universal Prayer

O Adorable Lord of Mercy and Love!Salutations and prostrations unto Thee.Thou art Omnipresent, Omnipotent and Omniscient.Thou art Satchidananda (Existence-Consciousness-Bliss Absolute).Thou art the Indweller of all beings. Grant us an understanding heart,Equal vision, balanced mind,Faith, devotion and wisdom.Grant us inner spiritual strengthTo resist temptations and to control the mind.Free us from egoism, lust, greed, hatred, anger and jealousy.Fill our hearts with divine virtues. Let us behold … Continue reading Universal Prayer

Maintaining Our Sense of Perspective

BY JOE NUTT One of the most significant advances in Western culture took place when a handful of Renaissance artists defined the rules for creating the illusion of linear perspective in their work. When painters learned how to mimic reality by following rules, they unknowingly initiated cultural and intellectual innovation on a vast scale. Perspective gave people vision. Our modern day visionaries have lost this … Continue reading Maintaining Our Sense of Perspective

Raqib Shaw

BY CSMI STAFF WRITER The Artist Raqib Shaw is known for opulent and intricately detailed paintings of fantastical worlds, often with surfaces inlaid with vibrantly coloured jewels and painted in enamel. His works reveal an eclectic fusion of influences—from Persian carpets and Northern Renaissance painting to industrial materials and Japanese lacquerware—and are often developed in series from literary, art historical, and mystical sources. Shaw has … Continue reading Raqib Shaw

Passion Fruit Martini Mocktail

Ingredients 1 passion fruit, plus an extra ½ to garnish 50ml sparkling or cloudy apple juice 15ml passion fruit syrup 15ml lime juice a few drops vanilla extract Method Slice open the passion fruit and scoop out all of the seeds into a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the rest of the ingredients and shake well. Strain into a coupe or martini glass and garnish with the passion fruit halve. Continue reading Passion Fruit Martini Mocktail

Where does ‘Progress’ End?

BY DANIEL JUPP Are there any boundaries that shouldn’t be crossed in the name of a “progressive society”? The progressive offer is a seductive one in one sense: if you accept complete submission and subservience to the progressive ideology, if you accept that the State is all powerful and decides all things, if you normalise the idea that every human being is both flawed and … Continue reading Where does ‘Progress’ End?