Vol 4 No 1 | Apr-Jun 2024 Ukai Story by Cordelia B. Francis | Art by Mad Paule   A brief history of cormorant fishing Historically, cormorant fishing has taken place in China and Japan, as well as in Greece, North Macedonia, and briefly, in England and France. In ancient Japan, it was once referred […]


Eating Saraswati’s Bahon

Vol 4 No 1 | Apr-Jun 2024 Eating Saraswati’s Bahon Story and art by Sanjoyana B. Choudhury   Assamese cuisine Assamese cuisine reflects the rich cultural heritage and diverse geography of Assam, a north-eastern state of India. Influenced by its lush valleys and hills, and the mighty Brahmaputra River, Assamese food is known for its […]



Vol 4 No 1 | Apr-Jun 2024 Hunger Story and art by Kavita Singh Kale   India: hunger statistics In the 2023 Global Hunger Index (GHI), out of the 125 countries with sufficient data to calculate GHI scores, India was ranked 111th. With a score of 28.7, it is determined to have a level of […]


Inimitable Wazwaan

Vol 4 No 1 | Apr-Jun 2024 Inimitable Wazwaan Story and art by Suhail Naqshbandi   What is wazwaan? Wazwaan is the Kashmiri name given to a feast prepared by traditional chefs called wazas, laid out for special occasions such as weddings, large clan gatherings, etc. The spread can consist of a large number of […]


The Tell-tale Tails

Vol 4 No 1 | Apr-Jun 2024 The Tell-tale Tails Story and art by Pankaj Saikia   What is siyal/sel roti? Sel roti is a delicacy made during the great Nepali festivals of Dashain and Tihar. You will also find these sweetish-sour doughnuts at big celebrations like weddings and other ceremonies. Although they are native […]


Skin Deep

Vol 3 No 4 | Jan-Mar 2024 Skin Deep Story by Sheela Jaywant | Art by Triparna Maiti   The biology of skin colour There have over time been many different theories as to why different people have different skin colour. Current scientific thought has it that it is due to a process of evolution […]


Emerald Apsara

Vol 3 No 4 | Jan-Mar 2024 Emerald Apsara Story and art by Orijit Sen   This is a wordless fantasy comic, set in a haveli in Rajasthan, that has as its protagonist Professor P.R. Mazoomder, a Bengali inventor in a monkey cap whom the artist Orijit Sen has used in cameo or side roles […]


Kamma Chameleon

Vol 3 No 4 | Jan-Mar 2024 Kamma Chameleon Story by Varud Gupta | Art by Keya Lall   Camouflage in the natural world Chameleons are renowned for their ability to change colours to blend in with their environment. This remarkable natural ability is due to specialised cells called chromatophores which rest beneath their outer […]


True Colours

Vol 3 No 4 | Jan-Mar 2024 True Colours Story by Soham Dey | Art by Haasini Casukhela   A brief history of dye Although hair colouring, especially bright hair colour, may seem like a modern trend popular amongst young people, the tradition of artificially colouring hair stretches back to ancient times. The practice was […]


The Invisible Colour

Vol 3 No 4 | Jan-Mar 2024 The Invisible Colour Story and art by Anupam Arunachalam   Isaac Newton and the science of colours Sir Isaac Newton was a polymath with a scientific output so prolific, a glance at his achievements is more sizeable than the work of many others put together. His work on […]