Sujatha Bagal

Stories and essays on food, travel, culture.

Art and Life Lessons

A thought-provoking post in the Washington Post today listing the ‘top 10 skills children learn from the arts’. While it’s true that the arts do help hone these skills – … Continue reading

January 29, 2013

Paterno’s Statue: Once a Monument to a Man, Now a Reminder of a Society’s Failing

A brilliant column by Ta-Nehisi Coates in the New York Times today argues for not removing Paterno’s statue from the prominent place it now occupies at Penn State: ArguingĀ  for … Continue reading

July 1, 2012

Children and The Hunger Games

If you have been even the slightest bit plugged into the news these past few days, it is a safe bet that you’ve heard of The Hunger Games, the ticket … Continue reading

March 29, 2012

Budapest: No Rest in the Pest – Mint Lounge

Ajay Devgn. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. His stark white suit. Her lusciously rich red sari. The earthy tones of the concrete and metal of Chain Bridge. A maudlin song wailing in … Continue reading

March 5, 2011

Book Review: Karadi Tales’ Will You Read With Me? Series

Hathaman is an accomplished yogi. Before the sun reaches the mid-way point in its journey across the sky each day, he’s finished up a hundred and fifty Surya Namaskaras, the … Continue reading

December 16, 2009

Aksharaabhyaasa (or Vidhyaarambham) – A prayer for a milestone

Growing up in India, it is very easy to feel like you’re drowning in the frequency and number of rituals in any given year. There are the numerous festivals, there … Continue reading

October 22, 2009

Prague: A Little City with a Big Heart

The taxi sped past nondescript buildings and wide expanses of green grass on either side of the highway from Ruznye Aiport to the City of Prague. N and I spent … Continue reading

March 25, 2009