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When words are all we have

June 5, 2022 6:33:50 am

They become the salve that heal us and help us live better lives

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What makes Brampton the grooming ground for Punjabi rap-pop stars like Sidhu Moosewala and Deep Jandu

June 5, 2022 10:36:28 pm

Newcomers with the music bug get support in every way from lyrics, music direction and videography to marketing and performance gigs

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Are there single parents in the animal kingdom?

June 1, 2022 3:14:46 pm

Be it watching over their young or claiming the skies, birds and the bears have much to teach us


What happens when green cover depletes in cities

May 30, 2022 10:59:17 pm

Even as Maharashtra's green cover is shrinking, an amateur birdwatcher fears the erasure of his neighbourhood avian population

The changing fortunes of the Faculty of Fine Arts at MSU in Baroda, one of India’s premier art institutions

May 29, 2022 12:05:04 pm

The centre that has produced some of India's most well-known artists, is now stymied by bureaucratic lacunae and a growing environment of cultural intolerance

Meet Usha Jey whose hip-hop Bharatanatyam blend went viral this week

May 28, 2022 6:49:23 pm

As she straddles two cultures, Sri Lankan Bharatanatyam and hip-hop dancer Usha Jey talks about using dance to understand identity


What makes Brasília iconic on the world architecture map

May 28, 2022 6:49:50 pm

The modern capital of Brazil testifies to the architectural acumen and artistry of the country’s greatest designers, making this UNESCO World Heritage Site, a thing of beauty

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Jathedar of Akal Takht wants harmonium replaced from Gurbani sangeet; but is it still a foreign instrument?

May 27, 2022 10:08:00 pm

Despite the recent controversy, the instrument remains one of the most popular in the subcontinent


What our eyes can teach us

May 28, 2022 6:51:11 pm

There’s a lot we can learn by watching animals, be it their acute sense of focus or ability to lie low and hunt prey

The pandemic’s unusual epiphany: it’s only the daily hustle that makes us enjoy our inadequate holidays

May 22, 2022 6:15:56 am

For those wedded to the rat race, the pandemic hasn't changed the way we take a vacation


With great love comes great responsibility

May 22, 2022 6:10:25 am

We must acknowledge the sacrifices others have made and their acts of kindness that make our journey possible

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On a trek through Uttarakhand, a former diplomat muses on the unprecedented scale of developmental activity in the region

May 23, 2022 7:42:43 am

Travelling through the vulnerable landscape brings on the sobering realisation that the snows on the Himalayas may not be eternal after all, writes Shyam Saran

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Cannes 2022: Death is a recurring theme in some of the Indian films at the festival

May 21, 2022 1:15:12 pm

Among a crop of new and young directors meditating on death, in all its manifestations and ramifications, in their films at the Cannes Film Festival, are two classics resurrected from the dead, the freshly restored G Aravindan’s 'Thamp' (1978) and Satyajit Ray’s 'Pratidwandi' (1970)


What makes them the juiciest of all

May 18, 2022 10:00:20 am

Succulents hold their own, in gardens and wastelands, armed to the teeth with spikes and hooks and poisonous fluids

How the first citizen is connected to the temple of democracy

May 17, 2022 10:30:50 am

Putting aside colonial convention, it was the Constitution that forged the most crucial relationship in the Republic – the one between the President and Parliament


‘Architecture can and should be more than the province of the privileged’: Martino Stierli

May 16, 2022 10:00:22 am

Curator Stierli on the latest exhibition at MoMA, the transformative role of modern architecture and why the demolished Hall of Nations is still important for built memory

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Remembering Pandit Shivkumar Sharma: The man who made santoor classical

May 15, 2022 6:10:26 am

His contribution in establishing the santoor as a classical instrument of heft made Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, who passed away this week, a man of prodigious talent and determination, writes Aneesh Pradhan

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When Pasoori dancer Sheema Kermani used sari and dance to defy Zia regime in Pakistan

May 15, 2022 7:14:31 pm

Kermani, trained in Hindustani classical forms in India, brought dance to people against all odds, and fought for women’s rights

‘Conversations With Friends’ feels like a heart-to-heart with BFFs

May 14, 2022 11:34:14 am

A new show, based on Sally Rooney's debut novel, mines the rocky terrain inhabited by close friends


What happens when a tree explodes like a dynamite stick

May 11, 2022 11:30:28 am

It’s how several species prompt their seeds to leave home and germinate