WHAT'S IN A NAME?
You may have noticed a change on the site.
After much soul searching, I decided to close the door to The Citrine Room.
Fear not. It's only in name.
I realised that while what I have been trying to create is a reflection of me, I needed to own that. Fully.
I needed to put my name to it and not hide behind a label.
Content from around the world that deserves a repost.
Each with the goal to inspire, engage, and connect.
Photo: Ritika Shah
Photo: Humphrey Muleba
Photo: Adrian Smith
Water water everywhere but what’s the best to drink? Enter the rise of the water sommelier, a person whose palate is trained to pick the best liquid gold for a specific dish. Lakshitaa Khanna is India's first water sommelier whose love of the clear nectar began at a young age--not from drinking it but by admiring its vastness & power.
The pressure to be a good parent is high. With increased challenges facing kids and parents today, the desire to get it right has never been stronger. But instead of striving for perfection perhaps, as this piece and new book suggests, being simply “good enough” is, well, enough? On a side note, it was nice to see this in a men's journal.
After 9/11 amidst the rubble of the Twin Towers , debate grew over the safety of skyscrapers. 20 years on, construction of skyscrapers worldwide has quadrupled with companies vying for the tallest accolade. The legacy from a design perspective is more about innovation when it comes to safety because height still equates power.
In 2018, a semi-trailer truck crashed into a school bus carrying members of a junior hockey team. 16 people died most of whom were still in high school. The driver of the truck wasn't intoxicated or even on the phone. He was just inexperienced. Today, the parents of the teenagers killed are facing one of the hardest questions--how to forgive and what does that even mean?
They are the band that gave a voice to a generation of British Asians growing up having to define and defend themselves amidst a country that chose to label and stereotype them. For almost 30 years Asian Dub Foundation represented a sound and facet of society that chose to be seen their way and in doing so gained the respect & recognition they deserved.