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Life Hacks: In a system designed for infinite growth, there is no room for pause. But we must defiantly buck this trend, if we are to make the most of our brief and fleeting time here.
Two tribes, two traditions, two replies. Your escape route depends on how well you can tell the truthers from the liars. Can you figure it all out with just one question?
See how ancient seawater created salt mines, learn the difference between refined and unrefined, and see why salt - unlike sugar - has no substitutes, in this week’s Sound Bites.
Virtual-reality programs are being used to help those with agoraphobia, acrophobia, aquaphobia, claustrophobia. A new study finds that performing a daunting task in a virtual world can make it seem less daunting in the real world too.
There is no science to film duration. But even a good idea stretched too far will snap, as a new crop of filmmakers is finding out.
Zombies have begun to shuffle across screens in India, with films released in Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu. Gore is a given, but so is humour. Look out!
Formal requests began in the 1960s and were ignored. Nigeria persisted, lobbied the international community, kept the pressure up. Now, countries one by one are returning the treasures.
Instead of big names, contemporary collectives from Africa, Asia and South America take center stage at the international art exhibition held every five years in Kassel, Germany.
Cheers to world-class martinis and raspberry-infused cosmos.
Nations are lobbying hard for the repatriation of items taken illegally, without consent or through force, particularly through the centuries of colonial rule. Take a look at some success stories.
Her new memoir, Chemical Khichdi, offers candid and intimate insight. ‘I realised that living differently and healing differently would be key,’ Raje says.
The play will include live music with 11 original songs and thumris that were composed by Akshay Mishra and star actor Puneet Issar
‘What does mania feel like? To me, (it) is a tornado. It is an illusion. It is misguided energy. It is imagination at its best—and worst. And it is visceral,’ says author Aparna Piramal Raje.
Mainstream Hindi cinema hasn’t had a lot of zombies ambling about, but they have been first movers in India. Check out some of the earliest undead works.
This group workshop will explore what self-care means to queer people and how they can manage their stress, anxiety or other mental health concerns.
As more ancient heritage is repatriated, the country must improve its track record of conservation and display. Currently, researchers say, even they have a hard time accessing the trove.
Globally, the call is getting louder as countries demand the return of ancient artefacts from Western powers. India has managed to wrest 212 treasures back since 1976, most in the last few years. See how the toughest battles have been won, and what it will take for India to up its game.
Laxmi Jadhav was running a food stall, selling bhurji-pav and misal-pav, when she realised that drivers have it better. She learnt to drive a car, then went bigger. Now she’s a pioneer. ‘It’s a great feeling to sit high up in the driver’s seat and look out over my city,’ she says.
Weaving traditional Indian with contemporary motifs has a vocabulary of its own. As people borrow from Indian motifs and art and put it forward in a contemporary format, home interior experts reveal the design trends and contemporary India motifs in decor that are seeing a high-rise in 2022
With the world facing the biggest challenges when it comes to climate change, using new designs and versatile products with the principles of sustainable construction can lead to minimal impact on the ecosystem or the environment. Home interior design experts share tips to do so
Climate change is not just a theory anymore and we are seeing its effects all around us – from erratic weather conditions to increasing natural disasters, and sinking cities
Designing your home? Check out these few points and tips by home interior decor expert that would help you to enjoy this beautiful journey.
Your basic home will be elevated into a lovely home with pastel home décor and if you are looking for some inventive ideas to choose the correct pastel tone for your room, here are some tips by interior experts to breathe fresh life into your house
Former McDonald's restaurants in Russia have been renamed "Vkusno i tochka" ("Delicious. Full Stop"), the new owner said ahead of their grand re-opening.
To celebrate the artistry of the LGBTQ+ community, Pune is set to host a fair called Satrangi Mela
Retailers are focusing on creating more immersive and engaging interior environments for their customers. This includes designing spaces that are both visually appealing and user-friendly. Here's what interior design will look like in 2022 with personalisation, nature and Augmented Reality trending
Anne Frank’s writing, which bears witness to the Holocaust, has been popular among readers from all generations. Now, two Delhi-based theatre artists, Debarati Sikder and Ambalika Raha, have come together to present their directorial debut performances — Udherbunn and Hunger — to remember Frank on her birth anniversary (June 12).
How does processing affect flavour? What’s the best kind of instant coffee to pick? What about those seemingly handy 3-in-1 sachets? Find out in this week’s Sound Bites.
This masjid is said to have been commissioned by a Chera king in 629 CE. A heritage conservation initiative of the Kerala government has painstakingly restored it to its unusual, original design.
The experimental Hindi short-story writer, poet and playwright was hailed by Premchand, but then slipped into obscurity, vanished and died, impoverished, at just 45. His work deserves to be remembered and revisited, says Poonam Saxena.
The actor was a pioneer, the first openly queer person in mainstream Hindi cinema. Now, while the industry has moved on somewhat, she remains typecast. She has no regrets, but she would like more worthy roles now, she says.
The transgender community is finally becoming visible in the mainstream. As India celebrates Pride Month, meet award-winning actors, directors, cinematographers and screenwriters. See how they view their roles as storytellers, and what they’d like to see happen next.
Wish to spruce up your balcony into a green relaxing corner? No matter how concise the space or budget, check out these tips by home interior decor experts on the right trends and products to design a balcony garden for your house
Die Toten Hosen are one of the most well-known bands in Germany. They emerged from the Düsseldorf punk scene in the late 1970s. A dive into their wild early years.
Whether you pick a Victorian, contemporary, minimalist or any other style, a residential building's lobby should be enticing to welcome residents, guests and prospective home buyers or tenants. Here are some tips by home interior decor experts for designing an inviting residential building lobby
A new book explores unusual life in intertidal pools. It’s a pop-science work for adults, kept relatable and fun. There’s even an anthropomorphic hermit crab as guide.
What will it mean for India if the Olympic gold-medallist hits the 90m mark? A new record could be in the making. Chopra’s trainer suggests it has already been made.
Sabyasachi Mukherjee, director-general of Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj museum, has been elected to the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences. It’s an ideal chance bring East and West closer, he says.
His documentary, about two brothers struggling to keep kites alive amid the devastating pollution of Delhi, just won the L’Oeil d’Or. It’s the kind of story he’s always wanted to tell, says the 34-year-old, but fiction is on the cards too. Perhaps even Bollywood. The thing he’s struggling with most now? ‘The mythical world of networking.’
A home needs to inspire our minds, nourish our souls and be a space that is us and the us we want to be. Here are a few tips by home interior decor experts on designing a space for mindful living
Cement is largely the most essential resource for constructing homes. However, the production of cement contributes to carbon dioxide emissions significantly. This World Environment Day, here's all you need to know about Green Cement which is economical, eco-friendly and reduces carbon footprint
Birds are flocking with birds of different species. Hares are finding themselves more vulnerable as vanishing snows turn their backdrops from white to brown.
Not every organism has been equally quick to respond to changes in habitat. The answer lies in genetics.
Pakistan’s first film to make the official selection at Cannes is a tragic tale of desire, freedom and repression. It deserves a bigger audience than just festival-goers.
A new documentary by the Bengaluru-based filmmaker, about bees that visit the city every winter, views them not as pests but fellow citizens. It’s a vital new voice in understanding their role in the ecosystem
As temperatures rise, hurricanes get fiercer and the seasons start to blur, animals are going to extreme lengths to cope. Some have longer beaks, wider toepads. Others have smaller sizes, changed diets, new postures. Evolution is hitting overdrive, but it might still not be enough to protect every species. On World Environment Day, see how some natural selection is already underway.
Fashion-trend analyst and colour researcher Kaustav Sengupta is on a journey to explore India’s relationship with colours. What makes brands averse to certain hues? How does this differ from country to country?
Conservation biologist Thor Hanson, who studies how species are drastically altering their bodies to cope with the climate crisis, discusses how the planet’s inhabitants are coping and what needs to change.
Two conflicting ideologies have resulted in Pune have two different Pride Parade tomorrow. Read the entire story.
It is going to be a musical Sunday for Punekars as Pt Sanjeev Abhyankar, an acclaimed vocalist and the senior disciple of Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj and vocalist Dhanashree Ghaisas,disciple of Pandita Ashwini Bhide Deshpande will perform at the Swar Vilas.