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.
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
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
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).
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
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
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.’
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
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.
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.