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What is it about ripped jeans that divides fashionistas and politicians alike?

April 18, 2021 3:59:01 pm

Is it a fashion statement or a faux pas? In a country like India, that has steep economic disparities, ripped clothes carry different implications for different people

How dhamma influenced the dome and design of the Rashtrapati Bhavan

April 18, 2021 9:10:07 am

From statues to murals and pillars, Buddhist imagery breathes life into the ceremonies here.


Why everybody loves jeans

April 18, 2021 7:10:00 am

Since the liberalisation in 1991, the humble denim trouser or 'jeans' has become a marker for style, comfort, independence, class, freedom and choice for many women in India

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When we ignore the brain

April 18, 2021 6:10:59 am

Where we need the most mindful care, we can be quite mindless

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How Sthalpuran gives the child and his world a rare primacy

April 18, 2021 6:00:36 am

Akshay Indikar's Marathi feature, which won two awards at the International Film Festival of Kerala 2021 and was screened at Berlinale 2020, is a delicate evocation of how childhood can be full of pain and pleasure

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How do you nudge a child to a lifelong desire of learning?

April 11, 2021 6:40:50 am

Successful education crosses disciplinary boundaries and helps a student make connections between aspiration and reality

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How Shashikala grew from being a Bollywood star to serving people

April 11, 2021 6:35:52 am

Bollywood’s favourite vamp, actor Shashikala, who passed away on April 4, had led a professional and personal life marked by dramatic ups and downs

Where do salmons go to spawn

April 11, 2021 6:30:06 am

Their inbuilt magnetic compass and remarkable olfactory memory help the fish to navigate freshwater upstream till they reach the place of their birth

Can clothes have a domino effect?

April 11, 2021 6:30:02 am

Fashion designer Ruchika Sachdeva on everyday chic, her love for kantha, and why she believes in slow fashion

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‘My subconscious is always at work’

April 11, 2021 6:20:07 am

Veteran artist Arpita Singh on responding intuitively to the moment, working with textures, and her current exhibition

How Indian classical and Bollywood music in British schools are bettering the grades

April 11, 2021 7:12:29 am

As part of the Model Music Curriculum, Indian classical and Hindi film songs are being taught to students as a way of appreciating diversity and enhancing academic performance

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‘I would feel optimistic if there were expressions of free speech and creation of new ways of thinking about creativity’

April 11, 2021 6:12:23 am

In an expansive conversation, writer Amit Chaudhuri and political theorist Pratap Bhanu Mehta discuss the idiosyncrasies of Indian classical music, how it shaped Chaudhuri’s creative impulse and his idea of home and the world

How the sickle became the tool of expression for artist Shambhavi

April 11, 2021 10:51:07 am

Artist Shambhavi Singh on MoMA’s and KNMA’s acquisitions of her works and welding memories of her homeland Bihar in her art.

Sunday Long Reads: VS Gaitonde’s minimalism in art, Amruta Subhash interview, and more

April 4, 2021 10:55:59 am

Your Sunday reading list is here!

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Why we need to stand in the light

April 4, 2021 6:43:47 am

Whether you celebrate Easter, Passover or Holi, or nothing at all, never forget to celebrate life

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How a zen-like Gaitonde practised minimalism in life and art

April 4, 2021 6:30:25 am

With his 1961 canvas selling for Rs 39.98 crore last month, he set a new record for Indian art worldwide. But, as in art, so in life, for VS Gaitonde, less was always more

Why the Rashtrapati Bhavan photo archive is the nation’s family album

April 4, 2021 6:30:20 am

The Rashtrapati Bhavan photo library provides rare glimpses into the multifaceted personalities of our presidents, and of lost time

‘I’ve made my peace with waiting’

April 4, 2021 6:30:05 am

From Marathi films to the Hindi blockbuster Gully Boy, from Sacred Games 2 to the recent Bombay Begums, actor Amruta Subhash is making the audience sit up and take notice.

The screamers in the sky are lapwings

April 4, 2021 6:24:27 am

Lapwings’ alarms have saved many a bird and game from hunters

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‘Gaitonde’s painting was a spectator of the ups and downs in our lives’

April 4, 2021 6:20:48 am

Dancer Aditi Mangaldas recalls growing up with VS Gaitonde’s 1961 painting, which sold for Rs 39.98 crore last month, setting a new record for Indian art. She and her brother Aditya Mangaldas owned the work


Will you join the ‘Party’?

April 4, 2021 6:12:25 am

Govind Nihalani’s 1984 NFDC-produced film shows how differences and discussions were welcome at gatherings in the ’80s

Biriyaani and Holy Rights, recently given the National Award, show the many wrongs women endure for a right

April 4, 2021 12:15:31 pm

While Farha Khatun faced criticism for her documentary Holy Rights on women qazis, a handful of Kerala theatres refused to screen Sajin Baabu's Kani Kusruti-starrer feature Biriyaani