Monday, May 29, 2017

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28 May 2017

Time & life cast in stone

28 May 2017 | 1:24 AM

India is attracting specific interest groups from across the world for its historical magnificence. An expert art historian from Europe was on a reconciliation trip to places of Hoysala architecture in South India recently.

A gift for generations to come

28 May 2017 | 1:24 AM

For the last 30 years, Prof Gurinder Singh Mann has been working in the trenches — he has straddled villages, towns and countries to gather Sikh texts.

Exchanging values, culture & education

28 May 2017 | 1:24 AM

Indian food is yum. I gained seven kg. Can you imagine? And aloo ka parantha is irresistible!” says an excited Cyrus Johnson from the USA. “It was not a year in my life, but a life in a year,” is what Loula Burnus, from Belgium, describes her experience here in India as.

21 May 2017

Give us our Koranic rights: Zakia Soman

21 May 2017 | 12:25 AM

As the Supreme Court’s five-judge constitution bench hears the petition challenging triple talaq (oral unilateral divorce), a Muslim woman activist from Ahmedabad, keeps her fingers crossed waiting to see a logical legal outcome of her decade-long campaign.

Mother of all battles

21 May 2017 | 12:25 AM

Settle down. How would a woman do that in Indian society’s parlance? By finding the right match, or getting married, or planning a baby soon after. Or even better, by tending to the newborn.

Chugging on wheels of luxury

21 May 2017 | 12:25 AM

The sheer novelty of waking up in a new city every day without the hassle of packing, unpacking, boarding flights, navigating snaking queues at airports and checking in to different hotels — these seem good enough reasons to opt for luxury train travel this holiday season.

14 May 2017

As you watch the penguins parade...

14 May 2017 | 2:23 AM

Twilight painted a landscape in grey as the sea and the land lost their demarcating lines. There was silence in the air uncannily reminding of the song “Silent Night” although there were hundreds of people sitting, their heads now silhouettes, waiting patiently. Expectation hushed their voices.

Sparrows in our backyard

14 May 2017 | 2:23 AM

Five different species of sparrows are found in India.

The flyway code

14 May 2017 | 2:23 AM

Scientists may have discovered why birds never seem to crash into one another — they appear to always veer to the right. Just like cars drive on the right of the road in France or the US to avoid collisions, budgerigars were found to turn the same way when they find they are on a collision course.

Around the world in 80 plates

14 May 2017 | 2:23 AM

India llives in its streets, it eats there as well. Not long back before the advent of designer street food, available in the ubiquitous mall just around the corner and sometimes outside it, in the summer of your youth, there was the kulcha-chana vendor, peddling down the street, the tikki wallah trudging behind , and the golgappa and the kulfi vendor following suit adding to the temptation to indulge your taste buds.

07 May 2017

Patna: Glow beyond the fog

07 May 2017 | 2:15 AM

Great rivers often make great cities, but sometimes political myopia blurs the image. Returning to Patna, where one of us had been born, we crossed and re-crossed the 7.5 km, Ganga-spanning, Mahatma Gandhi Setu.

Chai in a graveyard

07 May 2017 | 2:15 AM

When you step into Lucky Tea Stall in the old part of the city in Ahmedabad, you may be startled to discover that you are seated next to what looks disconcertingly like a grave.

Let’s do better with bread today!

07 May 2017 | 2:15 AM

Sliced bread is the greatest invention of all lifetimes and toast will forever find a place on the breakfast tables around the world. Its best friends?

Crack the party code

07 May 2017 | 2:15 AM

Summer is here, which means we can finally live those dreams of outdoor barbecues, rooftop bar nights and brunch parties. Enjoy with families, friends and good food at weekend getaways and picnics, take up some summertime grilling and serve the juiciest, tastiest dishes at your next party.

Love that kills

07 May 2017 | 2:15 AM

Move over Heer-Ranjha, Laila-Majnu and Shirin-Farhad. Now is the time for love in the fast lane of WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook et al where reading the lover’s eyes and expressions to feel love has given way to emoticons and phone hacking to know how sincere your partner really is.