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Explained: Why Tom Cruise returned his three Golden Globe awards 

May 12, 2021 11:58 am

The Golden Globes seem to have lost their sheen and appeal due to a recent controversy over its lack of diversity and complete absence of black members. How has the industry reacted?

Explained: The controversy over 'woke culture' that 'linked' Jane Austen's tea-drinking to slavery

April 27, 2021 9:50 am

The Jane Austen museum's plans to re-examine the connections of the author's family with the slave trade led to quite a storm in a teacup, with plenty of pride and prejudice on display.

Explained: What Frances McDormand's Oscars triumph reveals — and conceals — about older women characters in Hollywood

April 27, 2021 9:52 am

Ageism persists in Hollywood. Visibility of prominent actors like McDormand may skew perceptions of other women and female characters over 40

Explained: Why April 18 is celebrated as International Day for Monuments and Sites

April 20, 2021 7:51 am

India is home to 38 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, out of the 1121 such spots identified around the world. So far, only China, Italy, Spain, Germany, and France have more locations on the list than India.

Priceless and stolen: The greatest art heists of this century

April 20, 2021 7:53 am

As the Netflix docuseries ‘This is a Robbery’ returns focus to the infamous Boston art theft of 1990, here is a list of some of the other sensational crimes of this kind.

Shigmo: Goa's harvest festival, hit by Covid-19 this year

April 03, 2021 2:28 pm

Shigmo, as it is called in Konkani, is a vibrant celebration full of colour, song and dance rooted in Goan culture and traditions.

Explained: Why is Britney Spears at the centre of a debate around conservatorship?

March 24, 2021 9:14 am

Britney Spears conservatorship: Since 2008, the singer has been under the conservatorship of her father, Jamie Spears. In this period, she has been a high-performing individual, creating albums, doing back-to-back tours and judging a reality show.

Explained: The legacy of Tomar king Anangpal II and his connection with Delhi

March 22, 2021 9:20 am

Anangpal II was instrumental in populating Indraprastha and giving it its present name, Delhi. The region was in ruins when he ascended the throne in the 11th century, it was he who built Lal Kot fort and Anangtal Baoli.

Explained: Ripped jeans — and everything about them

March 21, 2021 10:32 am

Ripped jeans have been around since the 70s. We look at their origin, popularity and modern adaptation.

Explained: How St. Patrick's Day became a global celebration

March 18, 2021 7:47 am

Originally a religious holiday, it has now become a secular celebration internationally, with parades, dancing, drinking and special foods, as well as wearing the color green.