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Speakeasy: Charlie Chaplin to Vande Bharat Express, a history of the sped up video

On speed, velocity, acceleration and other superpowers.

Forwarded as Received: Crazy Kind of Love

What Valentine’s Day? Love the national way, like our very own Kamadeva, says WhatsApp Uncle.

In Munich and Berlin, recall the dark past while learning to live in the present

Paradoxes abound in the German cities of Berlin and Munich, where the past and the future juxtapose.

Travelling Suitcase: Rediscovering mead, the ‘nectar of the gods’

Getting a taste of the drink fit for the gods, world’s oldest alcoholic beverage, at Ireland’s new meadery.

‘Exploitable divides, racial in America or religious in India, will never vanish’

Amit Majmudar’s latest book, a retelling of the Ramayana, seeks new answers from ancient wisdom.

Made of clay and a monitor lizard’s skin, this Goan drum could get heritage status

As the ghumot gets set to receive a state heritage status, Goans are only too happy to be beating the drum.

Local ingredients, global dishes: A chef embraces his roots to create masterpieces

Chef Thomas Zacharias on the secret behind his award-winning restaurant.

In Prague, following in the footsteps of Franz Kafka

In search of one of the most influential postmodernists in the Czech capital.

Families in Food: South Delhi’s 70-year-old sweet shop with a view of Qutub Minar

In Mehrauli, a bite of mithai and a slice of Delhi’s past.

Asha Puthli: Lady sings the blues

She was feted in the West for her golden voice, and entirely forgotten in India. But singer Asha Puthli has more songs to sing and stories to tell — if you care to listen.

On Mumbai’s Worli promenade, there’s a story behind every bench

The benches at Mumbai’s Worli walkway tell many stories. As the BMC plans to take over the promenade, a look at some of them.