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‘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

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Is the success of recent films from the south teaching Bollywood a lesson or two in positioning and storytelling?

May 8, 2022 6:15:48 am

Films, be they big or small in scale, what works across the board finally is attitude, vision and conviction

In the memory of my aunt Asha, who taught me to be comfortable in my own skin

May 8, 2022 6:05:24 am

Hers was a life unfettered, with neither any obligation to another nor pausing to be questioned by the self or others

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When Inder Bhan Madan’s cartoons took on the Indian government and society

May 6, 2022 5:09:06 pm

From unbiased political satires to a dig at scientific temper, a late self-taught cartoonist’s biting and unselfconscious works are on display at a Delhi exhibition


The apes and us

May 4, 2022 12:43:00 pm

The difference in our make and that of our relatives in the wild is only about one per cent

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Sunday Long Reads: Slice of Tibet in Kangra, making new memories in Shillong, how books keep us company in our travels, and more

May 1, 2022 11:54:32 am

In this special issue, we explore the lure of the homegrown holiday...


A touch of the vintage, a taste of the modern: making new memories in familiar old Shillong

May 1, 2022 5:28:23 pm

A writer in search of the nostalgic pineapple soufflé of his childhood in the Meghalayan capital returns with local lore and fresh food memories instead


How books keep us company on armchair travel and physical journeys

May 1, 2022 6:10:56 am

In uncertain times, travelling into the well-worn pages of old favourites can be as rewarding — and unexpected — as sojourns into destinations old and new

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When I had a slice of Tibet with my tea in Kangra Valley

April 30, 2022 2:02:29 pm

In Kangra, where spirituality and culture converge, the scent of apple orchards wafts in the air and the Dhauladhar mountain range awaits seekers

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What makes the Badami Cave Temples symbols of shared thought and learning

April 29, 2022 4:00:14 pm

There’s a harmony there, like no other, with Shaivaite, Vaishnavite and Jain sculptures finding their place in cavernous halls tiered above one another

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How the Aravallis surprised me in Mount Abu

April 29, 2022 1:03:49 pm

From dense forests to plastic-free trails and pockets that preserve history

Imagine a forest: The art of Gond artist Jangarh Singh Shyam and its enduring legacy twenty years after his death

April 24, 2022 6:59:24 am

Jangarh Singh Shyam brought folk art to the forefront of urban consciousness and established the Jangarh Kalam school of Gond art that continues to flourish. In the year that marks his 60th birth anniversary, the artist is at the centre of several celebrations of his talent and immense contribution to indigenous art. The story of his unique journey from a village in Madhya Pradesh to some of the finest art museums around the world

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Why Bridgerton Season 2, despite its many shortcomings, is a satisfying slow burn

April 22, 2022 5:10:45 pm

The period drama is replete with anachronisms, misplaced portrayal of the colonised and confused cultural references, but by casting two dark Dravidian female British-Tamil actors in leading roles, the Netflix show has done a better job than mainstream Tamil cinema

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What Mother Nature missed out on

April 20, 2022 10:12:22 am

When nature’s evolutionary engineering department forgot to invent the wheel

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Gramavrikshathile Kuyil is a remarkable ode to Malayalam renaissance poet Kumaran Asan

April 18, 2022 10:00:13 am

Veteran Malayalam director KP Kumaran’s biopic celebrates the life and work of an exceptional poet and social reformer of the last century


Saying it right: How India’s corporate sector is slowly waking up to gender sensitivity

April 17, 2022 7:26:20 am

A nuanced language policy is helping craft a more empathetic and inclusive ecosystem at workplaces

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Remembering Sabiha Hashmi: The teacher, the mentor

April 17, 2022 6:10:12 am

Mrs Hashmi, who passed away on April 5, lives in the stories of her students' lives, having blessed so many with her peerless grace, dignity, and kindhearted tutelage

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Why Stewart Copeland and the environment matter to two-time Grammy winner Ricky Kej

April 15, 2022 8:07:31 pm

Bengaluru-based musician Ricky Kej on winning his second Grammy alongside his dream collaborator The Police drummer Stewart Copeland and being an environmental cheerleader

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‘Art doesn’t always lie in great subjects’: Atul Dodiya

April 15, 2022 12:12:53 pm

The Mumbai-based artist, 63, on finding courage to paint self-portraits, creating a shrine for actor Rajesh Khanna and his new exhibition in Delhi

What I saw from my hospital window

April 13, 2022 10:30:10 am

In India, pet therapy may yet not be a legit line of treatment, but staring at birds outside a hospital-room window can be therapeutic