Odissi dancer Kiran Segal pays a tribute to her flamboyant mother Zohra,
who passed away recently.
In his comic novel, Lost for Words, the much shortlisted and awarded Edward St Aubyn draws a profile of a jury that cannot but bring to mind parallels with the Man Booker Prize.
Dalit writer Urmila Pawar’s memoirs and her hard-won freedoms are the focus of a new Marathi play.
The journey of a mango, from orchard to plate, is a story of what’s wrong with India’s most romanticised fruit.
From Salman Khan to Sidharth Malhotra, the man in love in Hindi cinema has come some distance but hasn’t grown up.
What do you do when you meet somebody, whose profile, professional resume and interests are things that you already know?
Harris Irfan’s Heaven’s Bankers (Constable & Robinson) is the first inside job on the rather opaque world of Islamic, Sharia-compliant finance.
It’s astonishing — where the heck did they come from, these great yellow fatsos with their soulful gold-rimmed eyes?
Sohrab Hura, the first Indian nominee at Magnum Photos after Raghu Rai, is a photographer whose lens finds a Macondo in Madhya Pradesh.
Utpal Borpujari’s documentary Soccer Queens of Rani talks about the change football has brought in people’s outlook towards girls in interiors of Assam.
Riteish Deshmukh learns the meaning of misogyny and talks about playing a negative role in Ek Villain.
It’s rather surprising why professional sportsmen of the highest order fail to control their raw emotions from overpowering them.
Giant African land snails have spread to every continent in the world except Antarctica.
Can’t keep a secret? With this app, you don’t need to.
The publishing history of Ulysses reminds us that what makes Joyce’s book difficult is a facet of what makes it liberating.
A look into the underbelly of the Indian art world where fakes are difficult to ascertain and the punishment remains negligible.
Indian culture is the new contraceptive. But condoms have had homegrown ambassadors too.
The Delhi cliches that Bollywood would do well without.
How films like Main Prem ki Diwani Hoon made two boys from Bangalore famous in desi cyberspace.
A look at how the jute industry in Bengal, which once paved the way for industrialisation in the state, has slowly disintegrated into chaos.
What a house on Malabar Hill tells us about the life and work of one of India’s greatest scientists.
All nationalist projects use selective readings of the past to justify current popular prejudices.
Mumbai’s oldest museum, Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum holds its head high thanks to Tasneem Zakaria Mehta.
The Delhi-based stamp designer is also the author of A Stamp is Born, which records his accomplishments in the field, from 1955 to 2008.
With the football alone, you may not be able to fully comprehend the “moments of grace” in the stadiums of Brazil.
If you want to learn how to listen out for bird calls or birdsong — make, or just pretend that you’re making a recording.
Whether it’s the pork and chicken and the myriad edible fungi, or the sticky rice and the various herbs, they are all unspoilt.
Ordinary men and women have been drawn into the centrestage of fashion and glamour, thanks to a bunch of designers.
Sunny Leone talks about her family, career, sexy image and more in an exclusive interview with the Indian Express.
Looking for new beginnings or happy endings? Tinder is here, stay up all night to get lucky.
I’ve carped long and loud about how it’s pointless trying to breed rare wild animals and birds in captivity if there’s going to be no wild to put them back into.
With a fan club, several memorials and induction into the local Hindu pantheon, the legend of John Pennycuick, British engineer and chief architect of the disputed Periyar waterworks, lives on in southern Tamil Nadu.
Nasir Husain whipped up a romantic comedy that dances around love, friendship, and great music
Pune remains an open city for many outsiders, but the murder of a young Muslim has underlined its new side
The woman who used Sanskrit as the key to understanding ancient India rationally and scientifically.
Shekhar Gupta talks to actor-writer-singer-composer Piyush Mishra about missed opportunities, Bhagat Singh, his journey to Mumbai and his songs.