Mallika Iyer

Stories By Mallika Iyer

Victim or Vamp? Amidst MeToo campaign, questions of women protection laws and alleged misuse are on the rise

Victim or Vamp? Amidst MeToo campaign, questions of women protection laws and alleged misuse are on the rise

Amidst the MeToo India campaign, questions about the abuse of women, laws for their protection and their alleged misuse are back in circu...Read More

Pride Month 2018: Getting LGBTQ into the mainstream

Pride Month 2018: Getting LGBTQ into the mainstream

Pride Month is celebrated in June to commemorate the Stonewall riots of 1969, which served as a turning point in the LGBTQ movement. Whil...Read More

Alluring history and legacy of artifacts of Tamil Nadu

Alluring history and legacy of artifacts of Tamil Nadu

Three of the four UNESCO World Heritage sites in Tamil Nadu, are located in the central heart of the state – all three, a lasting legacy ...Read More

The installation Moving Constant is a contemporary take on Tanjore style painting; also the most engaging selfie/photography point

The Jaya He Art Museum in Mumbai is an artistic marvel

Almost 100 artists and 1000 crafts-persons including architects, designers, engineers, technicians and workers took more than six years t...Read More

The trend of women in the driver’s seat is a welcome one

The trend of women in the driver’s seat is a welcome one

Until a few decades ago, ladies driving cars was an uncommon phenomenon. Even then, women driving taxis was unheard of. That trend is soo...Read More

The Stepwells of Gujarat tell the tales of women, water and life

The Stepwells of Gujarat tell the tales of women, water and life

Most often, historical monuments tell us the stories of men, power and war. The Stepwells of Gujarat offer a refreshing alternative to th...Read More

Bihu dancers from the Northeast

Persuasive Tones, Compulsive Rhythms: Tuning in to Adivasi Music

Adivasi Music is often considered unsophisticated and crude. When a musician trained in classical music begins to study tribal music, the...Read More

Meet Kabir Café, the music band that seeks inspiration from India’s legendary poet

Meet Kabir Café, the music band that seeks inspiration from India’s legendary poet

Kabir Café, a unique music band with five young talented musicians, brings the simple and eternal wisdom of one of India’s most loved poe...Read More

Why the demand for adult colouring books is on the rise

Why the demand for adult colouring books is on the rise

The demand for adult colouring books has been on the rise for the last few months. Mallika Iyer looks at factors that might help in expla...Read More

Breast removal: Busting the myths around it

Breast removal: Busting the myths around it

Breast removal is a defining moment for a woman who has undergone mastectomy. From identity to sexuality, from womanhood to motherhood, s...Read More

Discovering the green side of New Delhi

Discovering the green side of New Delhi

Open space comes at a premium in Mumbai. With parks and maidans fast shrinking to give way to real estate in the city, one experiences a ...Read More

Meet the people who clean the lungs of choked-up Mumbai

Meet the people who clean the lungs of choked-up Mumbai

Mallika Iyer gets in touch with people who have made it their mission to clean the lungs of choked-up city

Why people of every faith are drawn to Hazrat Nizam-ud-Din Auliya

Why people of every faith are drawn to Hazrat Nizam-ud-Din Auliya

As Mallika Iyer drowns into the ocean of love that Hazrat Nizam-ud-Din Auliya is, she wonders what draws people from every religion, sect...Read More

Even with changing times, faith remains a great healer

Even with changing times, faith remains a great healer

Man has always turned to the Supreme Being for strength to fight his strongest rivals – illness and death being amongst the most feared. ...Read More

Welcoming Lord Ganesha with the scent of spirituality

Welcoming Lord Ganesha with the scent of spirituality

The sense of smell has a strong association with spirituality across cultures. As we welcome Lord Ganesha into our homes, Mallika Iyer sh...Read More

Kalarippayattu From martial art to fitness regime

Kalarippayattu From martial art to fitness regime

Mallika Iyer is amazed at how modern day health enthusiasts are turning ancient martial art form Kalarippayattu into a fitness regime

Lessons from Hawaii: Polynesian Paradise of the Pacific

Lessons from Hawaii: Polynesian Paradise of the Pacific

Mallika Iyer is both puzzled and fascinated by the dramatic change in the surroundings from tropical to dessert-like to temperate within ...Read More

Taking religion out of mythology

Taking religion out of mythology

Mallika Iyer discovers mythological stories free from colours of religion and shades of politics

Breaking gender barriers

Breaking gender barriers

It was by chance that Mallika Iyer took this auto rickshaw driven by a lady driver Sheila Gaekwad. Her story touched her so much that the...Read More

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