ancient India

Asko Parpola, 78, Indologist

Civilisational Fetish

Nayanjot Lahiri: The Time Keeper

Historian-archaeologist Nayanjot Lahiri takes us through India’s antiquity and values at breakneck speed in her new book

Kerala floods: Forebodings in India’s Ancient Texts

Our ancient sages were so much in tune with Prakriti that they came to predict—and prepare—for the vagaries in nature

A Superpower of the Past

Innovation gave ancient India immense economic advantage

Indebted to Pleasure

We now break more food boundaries for the pure joy of it

Limits of Non-Violence

A pause in the glorious past

Calendar Art and Artifice

The Vikram Samvat mystery

Does Food Have a Religion?

Coming to terms with culinary Hinduism


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