United Nations has declared 2023 as the ‘International Year of the Millet’. This year is dedicated to promoting the consumption and cultivation of millets to improve food security, mitigate the effects of climate change, and promote sustainable agriculture. Millets are … Continue reading Folklore and Millets: A Cultural Connection
Yesterday I came across a video on social media where a daughter in law was seen thrashing a fragile older woman in a village in Haryana. We all have heard similar stories of ill-treatment and neglect by the family members … Continue reading No one wants an older woman!
I have chosen Turkish folktale, ‘Stone Patience and Knife Patience’ from the book,’ Wise Women: Folk and Fairy Tales from Around the World’, Retold and Edited by Suzanne I. Barchers as it highlights how women have been conditioned by the … Continue reading Tales of Women who were Forbearing (Turkish & Indian) – A Perspective
We all saw the moon blushing when it was paired with Mars a week ago. The moon turned red during the lunar eclipse. But do you know why do eclipse happen? Stories and myths surrounding eclipse can be found across … Continue reading What Makes the Eclipse- A Khasi folktale through my eyes
I have selected the story of Bopoluchi, a folktale from Indian region of Punjab. The story is from a collection of folktales from Tales of Punjab: Folklore of India by Flora Annie Webster Steel. You can read the story here. … Continue reading Bopoluchi- The Brave Women (Folktale through my eyes)
Storytellers ought not to be too tame. They ought to be wild creatures who function adequately in society. They are best in disguise. If they lose all their wildness, they cannot give us the truest joys. Ben Okri I was … Continue reading Folktales and Women