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Why a hawai chappal and instant noodles are exhibited in a Thai museum

February 29, 2020 12:15:20 pm

The many oddities of Museum Siam in Bangkok include the controversial 'tuk-tuk' dress of Miss Thailand 2015 and Thai propaganda material.

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Bean-to-cup coffee making in a Coorg plantation

February 29, 2020 6:00:23 am

Visitors are encouraged to make their own blends, including weighing, mixing, roasting and grinding.

Discovering the Serengeti’s natural wonders through the slow life

February 29, 2020 3:00:18 am

Tanzanians confess to living life “pole pole”, which means “slowly slowly”.

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Families in Business: An eatery in Delhi serves chhole bhature with a secret spice mix

February 28, 2020 6:11:43 pm

Chache Di Hatti in G-block market, close to Kirori Mal College, has been a favourite haunt for several generations of students.

Jelili Atiku: “I use my body to make the audience feel pain”

February 28, 2020 5:30:53 pm

The pioneering Nigerian performance artiste on drawing upon contemporary politics for his art.

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Why governments like to use the sedition law

February 28, 2020 7:44:58 pm

Sedition is the secular descendant of the European tradition of persecuting people who oppose some element of the social order.

WhatsApp Uncle realises that hatred only breeds hatred

February 28, 2020 5:00:07 pm

“When sleepless in siasat PM Modi received agni kesh President Trump, why were ppl of Dilli doing bad things?”

Down in Jungleland: A look into Monarch butterflies’s survival tactics

February 28, 2020 4:19:10 pm

The annual migration of the Monarch butterfly in the US is one of Mother Nature’s technological triumphs. And their fight against predators, parasites and habitat degradation a triumph of their will.

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Richa Chadha: ‘I think awareness is sexy’

February 23, 2020 10:00:40 am

Actor Richa Chadha talks about finding her feet in the film industry, tackling trolls with humour and being called a filmi Naxal.

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Cues Indians can take from a Bangladeshi architect

February 23, 2020 9:00:55 am

Marina Tabassum on working with the local, centrality of the central space in buildings, and creating a seed fund to help women build

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Taapsee Pannu: ‘We are wary of upsetting the order’

February 23, 2020 9:00:11 am

Actor Taapsee Pannu on fighting Bollywood’s gender bias and why she won’t take a sick day

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Wendell’s Goa: How a sleepy village fell in love with a gay ‘ladies tailor’

February 24, 2020 6:32:59 pm

Rodricks’s generosity and memories of his humility now seam a village. His benevolence speaks across the village, in the local gym, and the village schools where toppers receive a scholarships in the name of his parents, Felix and Greta.

When Hauz Khas ruins, kund steps and gopuram gateways inspired BV Doshi to design NIFT Delhi

February 22, 2020 6:40:54 pm

Fashion doesn’t conform to space and time, has no limits, and is constantly about change, says the Ahmedabad-based Padma Bhushan-recipient architect

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A country that allows its craftsmen to die, is going to die soon: Architect Miki Desai

February 22, 2020 3:52:26 pm

The Ahmedabad-based architect talks about 'vernacular' architecture, keeping in mind the country's limitations and people's plight instead of building symbols of falsehood, and his new book on the wooden architecture of Kerala

Painting the Rainbow: The gift cousins nurture for each other

February 22, 2020 11:43:37 am

Despite the passage of time, the gift that cousins nurture for each other is one of shared memories and unbridled joy.

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For her debut novel, Deepa Anappara takes on the task of writing about poverty in a child’s voice

February 23, 2020 10:08:03 am

The UK-based debutante writer, who trains the lens on poverty in her refusal to explain India to her Western readers, rues that the only Indian writers people in the UK have read are Booker Prize winners, and how it's still difficult for writers of colour to get published

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Finding a language to talk about mental health

February 22, 2020 3:53:41 pm

Conversations around mental health are often stymied by the lack of appropriate vocabulary in vernacular languages

What to keep in mind when personalising a digital image

February 21, 2020 5:30:56 pm

If we are okay with the idea that social media feeds curate and show us a friendscape that an algorithm decides, why is it difficult to imagine that it can also customise borders, divisions, and maps to the location of the user?

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Part II: The Art of Living

February 21, 2020 5:30:40 pm

There is much to learn from our feathered friends and neighbours.