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Monday, August 10, 2020

Surbhi Gupta


How three Mumbai teenagers designed a game for the visually-challenged
Sun, Aug 09, 2020

Vision Beyond is based on Kaun Banega Crorepati and took two years to build

How Indian app makers are filling in the gap for TikTok
Tue, Aug 04, 2020

From idea rooms to regional language engagement, these short-video platforms are transforming our consumption of news, views and talent.

‘Insensitive’: Rakhi gifts with adoption jokes trigger protests
Mon, Aug 03, 2020

Many of them have shared on social media screenshots of these products available on a major e-commerce platform and said such products perpetrate the stigma about adoption.

‘Lockdown forced us to look at ourselves in the mirror and finally meet who we truly are’
Tue, Jul 28, 2020

Writer-producer Gayatri Gill on weaving tales set during the lockdown in her debut fiction and what it exposed about our homes and families.

Meet Noor Inayat Khan, the Indian-origin British spy who may soon be on coins in UK
Wed, Jul 29, 2020

If the proposal is passed, it will be the first time that non-white people will be featured on British coins or notes.

How the pandemic has shrunk the Big, Fat Indian wedding
Sun, Jul 26, 2020

People are spending less on weddings that now feature masks, hand sanitisers and social distancing.

From dip in formal wear to surge in home decor, how Covid-19 has altered shopping trends
Thu, Jul 23, 2020

Korikart, an India-based online store for Korean food and lifestyle products, has witnessed an increase in sales by around 300 to 400 per cent, mainly due to a surge in demand for Jin Ramen instant noodles, said Seo Young-doo, CEO and founder

Citizen-led plasma initiatives gaining ground in Delhi’s Covid-19 fight
Wed, Jul 22, 2020

While the Delhi government launched its first plasma bank at Vasant Kunj’s ILBS Hospital Thursday, several such citizen-led initiatives were already gone live in Delhi-NCR, in the last one month, which matched plasma donors with patients.

Explained: What is the row over Pakistani film Zindagi Tamasha?
Sun, Jul 26, 2020

Despite being cleared by the Pakistani censors and a top body of the country’s Senate, the film is stalled by a case in court. What is the film about, and why are protesters including the Islamist Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan party upset?

Behind the Scenes: Illustrating a Sudha Murthy book
Tue, Jul 21, 2020

Visual artist Priyanka Pachpande researched a variety of Indian fabrics to illustrate How the Onion Got Its Layers.

Explained: Everything you need to know about livestreaming e-commerce
Tue, Jul 21, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with the limited access to brick-and-mortar stores, has given a big boost to what is called livestreaming e-commerce. It is an amalgamation of several tech trends —— streaming, influencers, social media and e-commerce.

Explained: How the Covid-19 pandemic has changed consumer behaviour
Sun, Jul 19, 2020

Falling incomes coupled with low optimism about the economy is making Indian consumers spend more on essentials, such as grocery and household supplies, and cutting back on categories like apparel, footwear, and travel.

Kitchen to Table: From exotic breads to classics like biryani, home cooks in Delhi are delivering delicious meals
Tue, Jul 07, 2020

There’s no stopping enterprising foodies as they offer multi-cuisine choices to their neighbours, from mutton korma to home-made gelatos

IIC chief librarian, who formed poetry society, dies of Covid-19
Thu, Jul 02, 2020

Dr Hari Krishen Kaul was known for forming DELNET, a network of over 1,500 libraries in South Asia, in 1988, and was the founder-member and president of the Poetry Society (India), which he set up in 1984, along with poets Keshav Malik, J P Das and Lakshmi Kannan.

Fan base gone, TikTok stars hit but ready for options: ‘App is banned, not talent’
Wed, Jul 01, 2020

Big brands such as Pepsi, Puma, Clean and Clear, Flipkart and Myntra, among others, also run their campaigns on the app through hashtag promotion, influencer outreach and home screen ads.

Unfair & Lovely, Unilever admits, will change cream name
Fri, Jun 26, 2020

The move comes in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, and protests in the US after the death of George Floyd, which has compelled companies, globally, to reassess their businesses and marketing strategies for signs of racism, colourism and discrimination.

It is very difficult to stay positive in Kashmir: Singer-songwriter Ali Saffudin
Fri, Jun 19, 2020

One of the most popular artistes in Kashmir, Ali Saffudin talks about his latest single, his journey as a musician and protest art in the Valley.

Oxygen cylinders to isolation wards: As cases rise in Delhi, some RWAs take matters into their own hands
Sun, Jun 14, 2020

In S block of Greater Kailash-1, residents have tied up with a local hospital 10 minutes away to help with oxygen cylinders.

Zoya brings out the emotional side of a wildlife conservationist working in the heart of India
Mon, May 25, 2020

It was in a trip as part of his college’s nature club in 2007 when filmmaker Sahirr Sethhi, 32, first visited Kanha and Bandhavgarh tiger reserves. “Not only did I learn more about tiger conservation, but also those who dedicate their lives to save the tiger,” he says.

How citizens are helping migrants stranded by the coronavirus lockdown
Tue, May 19, 2020

By pitching into the crisis, the volunteers have felt the scale of deprivation acutely.

Designing book covers with tigers, nail paints and all things green
Tue, May 12, 2020

When Philadelphia-based Thom Stead is not designing streets, he’s re-designing book covers and in turn, living many lives.

The literary community is offering talks and storytelling sessions online
Wed, Apr 29, 2020

Find out what the roundup looks like.

No Old Delhi treats, Ramzan a muted affair this year
Mon, Apr 27, 2020

The Ramzan treats at Old Delhi's Jama Masjid area are popular across India, says Akram Qureshi, owner of Al Jawahar and president of Matia Mahal Shopkeepers’ Association. “Par woh raunak toh ab nahi hai... ek khalipan hai,” he says.

Why the lockdown has heightened our anxieties
Sun, Apr 26, 2020

The walled-in life to prevent the spread of COVID-19 has led to a spike in mental-health issues. From patients regressing in their treatment to people with no prior history finding themselves unable to cope with the uncertainty, notes from a world at unease

How home delivery companies & e-commerce business are working out insurance funds, healthcare benefits for riders
Fri, Apr 24, 2020

Online grocer Grofers is “extending fixed payouts & medical benefits” for delivery and warehouse personnel, in case they test positive.