• Frida Kahlo
    Culture and Society

    One Of Her Kind

      “Feet, what do I want them for if I have wings to fly?” She had wings, she did! Her name was Frida Kahlo de Rivera; born on July 6, 1907. She often stated her birth year to be 1910 as well. They say it was to associate her with the Mexican revolution of 1910. They know her as ‘Mexican painter’. Not that she ever intended to be ‘great’ or ‘honorable’. She did what she did because she was destined to do so.   At the age of six, Frida developed Polio and that resulted into her right leg to appear much thinner than her left. It was a permanent…

  • Mrinalini Sarabhai
    Culture and Society

    The Quintessential Lady

      She is a dancer, a writer, an activist, an environmentalist and so on. Wife to the great scientist Dr. Vikram Sarabhai and mother to the dynamic Mallika Sarabhai started at a very early stage of her life and came to realize that she is nothing else but a dancer. Alumni of ‘Shantiniketan’ – Mrinalini Sarabhai says “Rabindranath Tagore was the most wonderful person I’ve ever met. I think he influenced me the most than anyone else in the world.” According to Mrinaliniji “art is movement and life is movement. “ It’s such a beautiful way that the artist compares art and life and lives the idea of ‘change’.  …