Beej Stories

Why I turned Vegan (And so did my family)

Why I turned Vegan (And so did my family)

“Veganism brought a far more compassionate, aware and disciplined approach to life. I started relooking at my food not just from a nutritional point of view but also at its carbon footprint. I realised the importance of seasonal, local and organic food.”

An Urban Oasis: Sunder Nursery

An Urban Oasis: Sunder Nursery

I have lived the past month shrouded in the swirls of dust that have enveloped Delhi. The smog never seemed to disperse. So, the opportunity to visit a manicured oasis in the heart of the city, a palpably green wonderland, was naturally a draw for […]

The Feminine Gaze

The Feminine Gaze

How do we find our calling? In a two-part series, we look at pioneering women from the Indian subcontinent who went against the grain to follow their heart, defying odds and setbacks. Occupying centerstage at the first Marriott TED Fellows Salon to be hosted in […]

Chef Floyd Cardoz’s Goa on a Platter

Chef Floyd Cardoz’s Goa on a Platter

Searching for authenticity is as simple as going back to your roots and staying there. Sharing memories of Goa, Chef Cardoz tells us about the power of food in building connections and shares three of his favourite recipes “The first day was always a blur,” […]

Memories of Summer

Memories of Summer

Looking back at Indian summers in the simpler decades I moved to Delhi when I was four. Plucked from the gentrified confines of South Mumbai, I was deposited gently in the wild north, Delhi with its thick swathe of greens and blazing summers. June was […]

Helping the Haathis

Helping the Haathis

Working with modern communication systems and animal behaviourists, Ruth Ganesh, Trustee of the NGO Elephant Family, tells us how we can protect the beloved pachyderm from decimation in Asia Whenever I left for a long journey across the seven seas, my grandmother insisted I ate […]