Friday, Aug 29, 2014

Full Coverage : EYE 2014

I do things only if my heart is in it: Fawad Khan
August 24, 2014

Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan on his experiments with acting and growing up on Bachchan movies.

Top 4: Apps to watch out for

A browser that accelerates browsing speed and a cool lock screen application: four apps that you should download right now.

After a flight, a landing: Why Dipa Karmakar’s medal in Commonwealth Games is its bravest bronze

Dipa is now a sensation on the gymternet — as gymnastics’ close-knit but vocal online community is known.

A case for Mr and Mrs Dungbeetle who keep us safe from parasites and flies

While the adult beetles suck up the smelly soupy part, their larvae prefer the dry bits which are full of undigested foodstuff.

Silence of the Lion: Will the reliable star-actor Ajay Devgn please stand up?

Have you seen a star vehicle that renders its lead attraction invisible? Singham Returns manages to do exactly that.

Prime Number: Women mathematicians speak about surviving in a man’s world

The mathematical tradition in India has been robust since the time of Aryabhata and contemporary women mathematicians occupy central positions in it.

Down In Jungleland: Why it’s not fine to sell seashells on the seashore
August 17, 2014

It’s not so much the shells we find washed up on the beach, it’s the commercial collection of living molluscs that are taken from the sea bed that causes the problem.

Down to Earth: Working and learning in India’s villages

Three young professionals chose to work in villages under the PM’s rural development fellow scheme. What they learnt on the job

Flights and Fancy: The Formula 1 of the skies

The RBAR is a sort of Formula 1 of the skies. I am a guest of Breitling watches, the official timekeeper and backer of veteran pilot Nigel Lamb.

Labour Pains: The debate around workers and their rights in India

It is like India’s clock stopped in the 1960s, and even liberalisation was the echo of a chime from long ago.

Rashid Jahan: A Spark That Lit the Fire
May 18, 2014

A biography brings to life the forgotten Progressive Urdu writer, Rashid Jahan, whose stories opened the doors to the zenana

Saurabh Shukla: For six years after Satya, I was without work

Actor-writer Saurabh Shukla on his National Award, his days in Bollywood wilderness, and how Barfi brought him back to life

A Train Stops at Naharlagun

Days before the first passenger train to Arunachal Pradesh was suspended, we took a ride from Tezpur to naharlagun to find excitement and curiosity, and conflicted feelings about the railway line — and the outsiders it would bring.

Down in jungleland: A Hiss in the Dark

We fear snakes, and yet worship them, defang them and even wear their skins.

Shoot and Score

With its 20.7MP camera, the Xperia Z2 is undoubtedly among the best flagship phones in the market

The Boy on the Rubbish Heap

How do you pull off the tricky job of portraying poverty in Hindi films?.

Why we Indians should just stop munching endlessely

Whether it’s at the movies, malls or airports, Indians love to eat out.

Top of the mind: Whose Beautiful Game?

This summer in Brazil, keep an eye out for the message from beyond the field of play, in the stands and on the streets.

Amsterdam: What’s picture perfect, and what’s not

From picturesque canals, contemporary dining to a bustling art scene, Amsterdam has something for everyone

Meet the Matuas

Who is the Bengal community that Narendra Modi wanted to bestow citizenship rights on?

Food innovations that will surprise you

Indian chefs are taking something old and something borrowed to create something new.

Care for a pair of eco-friendly jeans?

With designers experimenting with fabrics and brands toeing the eco-sensitive line, your favourite blue denims are set to get an organic makeover.

King Kong and Us
May 11, 2014

The chimpanzees, with whom we seem to identify the most and are most closely related to, are always volatile and bipolar, they are scandalously promiscuous, and are prone to sudden violence.

Unsound Deal

A user can preset a tap sequence on a 2×2 grid and use it to unlock the screensaver.

Speaking for myself: Us and Them

We all exist in two states — one rational, and one given to lazy stereotypes.

Where tigers don’t roar

My mind and heart were in constant debate… Were they sedated? Were they suppressed to be this calm? How did a few small stray cubs grow into such a large family of over a 100?

Brides, Grooms and Prejudice

Two people, from two states, fall madly in love. Wedding bells ring, and mothers-in-law meet. And then begins a clash of cultures, from cuisine to wardrobes and festivals. Here are a few who survived a cross-cultural marriage, and lived to tell the tale.

In Their Own Write

Early Left leaders from the indigenous community supported the use of the Bengali script for Kokborok.

Still Life, Unstill Waters

Raghu Rai’s new book on the rivers of India carries on his engagement with nature.

I don’t want to leave boxing, says Vijender Singh

Vijender Singh talks about his career choices, why boxing is still important to him and what he plans to do next.

We are like that only: Getting Inked

A family that votes together is bound to debate endlessly.

The Big League

The lesson from Manipal Institute of Technology and its super alumni: exams and grades aren’t the only road to success.

Know Your Actor

They spark up the screen with their effortless performances as the hero’s maama, jigri dost, or the villain’s sidekick. Their performances stay with us, but we don’t know the people behind these memorable characters. Meet some of the finest actors in the Hindi film industry who will make you go, ‘Oh that one!’

Once Upon a Monsoon

Remembering Marguerite Duras, a filmmaker who made poetry visible.

Down in Jungleland: Mind Your Language
May 4, 2014

What the ways we refer to nature and animals in our conversations tell about us.

Tech: High Five

Is the Samsung Galaxy S5 worth the hype? The Korean tech giant pulls out all the stops for the latest version in the Galaxy series.


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