Pragati Nayak

Hunting for hoopoes in a lush golf course

The cool early morning air met us as we stepped out into the garden.

3 hours ago

What WhatsApp can’t compete with

At the age of 17, our eldest sister left our home in Kolkata to pursue a pre-medical course in Bhopal.

29 Dec 2018

The mystery of the missing diamonds

I  am sure most people have lost an umbrella at least once in their lives. But my cousin, Roopa, once lost something far more valuable—a pair of diamond studs.

06 Dec 2018

My mom’s dream and a miraculous escape

The whistle of the train blew but father lingered on the railway platform, smoking and chatting with his friends and colleagues who had come to see him off.

06 Nov 2018

Booking gas cylinder in digital India

In order to book a gas cylinder in the old days, you simply called the agency and spoke to a real person.

03 Sep 2018

Corpse pose, the only asana I can perfect

The other day, I discovered that I could no longer sit cross-legged on the floor.

08 Jun 2018

When granny jumped off a running train

My mother-in-law was an amazing lady. She lived life to the utmost, enjoying new experiences, finding happiness in making new friends, learning new things and generally living life to the fullest.

12 Apr 2018

A handbag that will be handy in a jungle

Where’s your luggage?” I asked my young friend. She had come running to the bus stop and caught the bus as soon as it started.

14 Mar 2018

When birds in my backyard play Holi

Spring is here! The air is filled with bird songs all day. All the avian denizens of our backyard and front garden are busy courting, laying claim to territory and nesting.

02 Mar 2018