Mumbai mom urges Pampers to include fathers on diaper packaging

Inspired by a male friend who felt under-represented as a diaper changing daddy and the diaper-changing woes of women, Mumbai mom Almas Virani started a petition urging Pampers to include fathers in their brand packaging. With Covid-19 adding to the pressures of household chores, new moms have been doing the heavy lifting with cooking, cleaning, […]Read More

Should educational institutions reopen now?

Team L&M With eight teachers and 11 school children found Covid-19 positive in Narwana town of Haryana’s Jind district along with 19 kids tested positive for Covid-19 in Kund village of Rewari district of the state, the debate has once again sparked whether reopening of educational institutions is a safe move or not. And not […]Read More

Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize 2020 Shortlist

Team L&M To recognise and celebrate excellence in non-fiction writings on modern/ contemporary India, the New India Foundation has announced the shortlist for the third edition of  Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize. The six shortlisted books are a testimony to the quality and diversity of non-fiction writing about India. The Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay Book Prize celebrates […]Read More

Don’t discard those groundnut shells…

Team L&M Ever thought that groundnut shells could be used to develop eco-friendly smart screens? Perhaps not. But the same has been made possible by Indian scientists that not only would help preserve privacy but also conserve energy by controlling light and heat passing through it and reducing air conditioning load. A group of researchers […]Read More


Follow your powerful psychic insights. Meditation will provide you valuable deep insights. You will be at peace. You will grow in your relationships seeing stability in every area of your life. COSMIC TIP : Donate some fruits this week. LUCKY COLOUR : Orange Your plans are working out well. Professional and financial success is indicated […]Read More

‘Oil rain’ in Delhi?

Team L&M Just as evening set in Delhi-NCR, dark clouds gathered and started thundering. This was followed by lightning for almost half an hour. Then it started to drizzle. Even as tweet regulars of the National Capital started updating the world about the latest in their city, there arrived a few tweets about “oil rain”. […]Read More

Meet your authentic self in the now

You can find your inspiration in your past, as Sarah Ban does in her book – Something More- excavating your authentic being. To do so, you need to revisit earlier years. The acronym DICE – will be helpful in the following exercise: D – Dig down. I – investigate what you have unearthed. C – […]Read More

The Violet Flame is our coming and we are one

“I demand that you take the violet flame if you desire to continue to have our sponsorship in the many varied activities and schools following the masters of India. The violet flame is our coming, and we are one with the violet flame Masters. “Test me by my vibration!  Ask me and I will come […]Read More


Life has not been a bed of roses for Assamese filmmaker RATAN SIL SARMA. Hailing from Rangapara town in Sonit district of Assam, Sarma has had his share of struggles, before he became a filmmaker and even after choosing to become one. The 38-year-old recently directed Pepper Chicken which has been getting rave review by […]Read More