Five artists talk about how the idea of money has shaped some of their works and vision
Literature asks questions of the nature of money and reminds us that it is not the only human transaction.
The physics Nobel goes to Ligo, but science fiction is the real star
Once, bad guys had all the cash. But like the audience, contemporary Hindi cinema has learnt to listen respectfully when money does the talking.
Cranes, geese, ducks – the waders of the world are a marvel of avian discipline.
A customary part of the groom’s trousseau in several communities in north India, the money garlands this year have been tucked away in the back out of “fear”, say the shopkeepers.
Tradition dates this temple to 3100 BC, but historic evidence dates it to at least the 5th century AD, based on references in the works of great Vaishnava saints.
More money and more things to buy with it must mean a country is doing well. But have we forgotten in the celebrations of excess that wealth is, in essence, dignity?
Diwali is an ode to happiness, hope and homecoming, but it’s also a prayer for wealth and well-being. In this special issue, we look at the centrality of finance in our lives. But, first, a brief history of money.
If we control her access to the money, we control her. So whether she’s the wife of a music baron or an MBA executive or a clerk, the rationale remains the same
In search of a sweet ending in the Austrian capital.
Skagen, in the northernmost tip of Denmark, is an oasis of calm, filled with pretty yellow houses and rugged seascapes that seem straight out of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales.
Avtar Singh Sandhu, the poet better known as Pash was assassinated in 1988 because he spoke up against Khalistani militants. Sab Ton Khattarnak one of his most powerful poems is an integral part of “resistance” politics.
From Memni Kebab to Palanpuri Jain cuisine, explore the beautiful world of Indian cuisine through these cookbooks.
With tips on cooking over a height of 6,500 ft to how to rustle up a ‘never fail cake’, The Landour Cookbook conjures a charmed world of marzipans and meringues.
Why the earth is still our best shot at living a full life.
Annamma Kochamma's cookbooks on Kerala cuisine are, like a family heirloom, passed down generations.
Some cookbooks you don’t just read; you inherit them. They take you back to your grandma’s kitchens in Margaon or Kottayam or Kolkata, and serve up a taste of home. Here, a woman of the Tagore household, who spent her life perfecting recipes, tells you how to make bhapa ilish.
Through his latest exhibition, Pablo Bartholomew captures the shared intangibles of life and art between him and his father Richard.
Iconic Parsi community cookbooks and my experiments in the kitchen.
Two essential Goan cookbooks give you confidence to make your own repast.
Lila Majumdar’s Rannar Boi was a cookbook for the modern woman in search of recipes — and shortcuts.
A plantation owner in Sindhudurg, Maharashtra, has made it his mission to rescue people from treacherous terrain and their own recklessness.
Reading is a radical, life-altering act. Perhaps, that is why when readers do what they know best, they threaten the higher order.
This show is all about rootedness, of being deeply and irretrievably committed to one’s place, of being enmeshed in one’s vocation and beliefs, and always assertively celebrating life, here and now.
Two decades after Shaktimaan became a cult show on Indian television, a look back at desi superheroes who struck a chord with their audience. Will their time come again?
In this world of garbage and diseases — cancer, asthma and stomach illnesses are common — the children know that the games they play are deadly.
The music exponent talks about how he won’t let age erode his music.
The combative dragonfly is the lord commander of the skies.
The importance of reading historical texts and why revisionists attempt to change history.
Or how I oscillate between freedom to be and validation on social media.
In how many ways do we worship thee? With food, revelry, and, not least of all, freedom to be.
With Urdu gradually freeing itself from its “Muslim” tag and reclaiming its rightful place as a people’s language, perhaps, it is time to revisit these manzum Ramayanas and, perchance, stage a Ramlila on Ufuq’s Ram Natak.
Anurupa Roy’s rendition of the Mahabharata, an award-winning play that has tored the world involves puppets and the narrative of an old hunting community from Karnataka’s Hassan and Mandya regions.
Durga puja and pet puja are BFFs. All good grub, whether meat or mishti, is sacred at the street food carnival it inspires.
The pujo sankhya (puja issue) or puja barshiki (puja annual) forms part of the mental universe of every educated middle-class Bengali, especially those who call, or once called, Kolkata home.