If the future of science is almost certainly known, what remains for science fiction to speculate about?
Sampling different pleasures in Oudekerksplein, Amsterdam’s hot spot of tolerance.
As the first woman curator of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Anita Dube hopes to focus on contemporary crises and marginalised communities.
A weekly dedicated to the cow, run by an RSS member, believes its time has come.
Phobjikha valley in Bhutan is a home away from home.
The ‘last solace’ of the British in India was ice. But how did it get here in the first place?
The story of ice cream in India is not about big brands, but smaller, intimate shops, which draw you back like nostalgia and surprise you with a dollop of the new flavours.
The blackbuck is, perhaps, the only bovine to have mastered swag and grace together.
The craft behind Lucknow’s cuisine shows how food has always been serious business here.
Matitli Kushti, a National Award-winning film, brings to light the sport of mud wrestling in Maharashtra.
Before you accept a fun app into your digital ecosystem, prepare yourself for the data you will be giving away.
Jonathan Scott has lived, smelled and breathed Africa for close to two decades. The adventurer on his autobiography, his (mis)adventures with the big cats and learning a thing or two from the Maasais.
The voices of Champaran’s peasants have been drowned in the white noise of history since 1917. Their testimonies are now being transcribed at the Sabarmati ashram.
Adil Hussain’s performance in Mukti Bhawan has won him a special mention at this year’s National Awards. The actor on the multiple identities he has had to embrace through life and how acting gives him the chance to bring them all together.
Vidya Balan looks back in (some) anger – at days of being fat-shamed, at struggling to find her feet in Hindi cinema, and channeling that fury in her art.
Summer offers a short window for the bottlebrush tree to come alive in all its seasonal glory.
In Gujarat, a search for the state’s traditional non-vegetarian cuisine leads us to run-down dhabas, royal kitchens and many memories.
Urban millennials have a shot at experiencing community living, thanks to a new cooperative housing project.
What does it take to date a black man in India? A thick skin and a growing awareness of how insidious racism can be.
Yankunytjatjara writer and poet Ali Cobby Eckermann, winner of this year’s Windham-Campbell Prize for poetry, on anchoring her writing to her Aboriginal identity, her next novel set in India and why indigenous communities across the world continue to be under threat.
Why one should cultivate the art of listening.
In Ara, Bihar, a naach is nothing if it doesn’t have women dancers, lewd lyrics and aggressive men. Once the show is over, the Anaarkalis go back to their hardscrabble lives.
Five writers weave a fine web of magic realism and try to catch the future of the real-world archive in it.
In Meghalaya’s less-explored nooks and crannies, it’s the shortcuts that bring you closer to the region’s heart, and, sometimes, memories.
Two friends in Canada became co-parents to a boy, without being romantically involved. They talk about making legal history and what shaped their modern family.
Writer Amish Tripathi on his new book featuring Sita as a warrior, Hindutva, elitism and plastic surgery in ancient India.
Because the recent decisions of the censor board have left many stumped, we came up with a guide to making inoffensive films in India.
In the remote salt marshes of the Little Rann of Kutch in Gujarat, wi-fi powered laptops are bringing children back to school.
The Portuguese cannot do without their daily sugar fix, and it’s not limited to their famous custard tarts.
The truth about discount coupons and vouchers.
Now, more than ever, we need love jihad. For, isn’t that how societies and the world change, one heart at a time?
In the unorganised sector, where labour is cheap and which employs 90 per cent of the female workforce, pregnant workers are often fired on flimsy grounds. Sadly, the Maternity Benefits (Amendment) Bill 2016, has done nothing to change status quo.
Badshah, who Bollywood cannot have enough of, has a new single out. The rapper speaks on the last two years of dizzying success and what Haryana Roadways buses have to do with it.
Aadhaar is not something you define and opt into, it is something that defines you.
Shakespeare’s hero was not a would-be molester. His (and Juliet’s) was a consensual love foiled by a communally polarised society. Are Uttar Pradesh’s anti-Romeo squads doomed to repeat the conditions that make the Shakespearean play a tragedy?
Bigger is viewed as badder in the wild. But, more often, the smaller ones prove deadlier.