Sanskrit

Initially, the Brahmi script was known as the ‘Pin Man’ script owing to the way its letters looked. Photo: Alamy

How the ‘pin man’ script evolved

5 min read . 27 Oct 2018
A 1925 impression of Prakrit inscriptions on an Ashokan pillar at Lumbini in Nepal. Photo: Alamy

Prakrit: The forgotten ancestor

5 min read . 02 Sep 2018
Artists playing Surpanakha and Lakshman during a Kutiyattam performance. Photo courtesy: Margi Madhu Chakyar, Nepathya

Kutiyattam: A rare spectacle

1 min read . 17 Aug 2018
A common trope associated with the monsoon is that of the ‘abhisarika nayika’—a lovelorn woman on her way to meet her beloved, braving the inclement weather. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

A season of doomed love and longing

5 min read . 29 Jul 2018
Photo: iStockphoto

The Universe of the Mantra

9 min read . 07 May 2017