Friday, November 24, 2017

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19 Nov 2017

A home for design

19 Nov 2017 | 1:11 AM

If design had to find a permanent office, it would certainly pick Helsinki, a city that was tagged World Design Capital in 2012. The Finnish capital is so much into design that it actually has an official Design District.

To police dogs, with love

19 Nov 2017 | 1:11 AM

If your travel plans are taking you to Chicago, known for its architecture and skyscrapers, you will also be greeted by more than 100 fibreglass dog statues, painted in different colours and designs on several streets in the downtown.

Indian motifs on Singapore’s canvas

19 Nov 2017 | 1:11 AM

Located in the tourist enclave of Singapore’s Little India, colourful paintings have immortalised the lifestyle of Indian immigrants who have made Singapore their home for over 200 years.

Being unfair to Apu

19 Nov 2017 | 1:11 AM

Ihate Apu,” the actor Kal Penn says in a new documentary about the penny-pinching, squishee-slinging, thickly accented convenience store owner on one of the most celebrated TV shows in history.

Chak De! all over again

19 Nov 2017 | 1:11 AM

Whenever the Indian women’s hockey team tastes success, references to Chak De! India are inevitable. The story of an underdog team that goes on to win the World Cup despite facing discrimination and apathy resonated with the audiences.

29 Oct 2017

Dogged millennials

29 Oct 2017 | 1:27 AM

Not long ago, the unusualness of unmarried at 30 was second only to 30 and having no kids. Over time, such quintessential expectations of society, to a slight extent, have lowered.

English, the Indian language

29 Oct 2017 | 1:27 AM

Thomas Babington Macaulay’s Minute of 1835 spoke of spending ‘a lakh of rupees’ for the introduction of English literature and teaching of English language to Indians.

15 Oct 2017

Some Bollywood in Kashmir

15 Oct 2017 | 2:44 AM

The year remained bleak for Kashmir tourism. The footfalls were on the lower side in the summer months even as efforts were made to woo back tourists.

Groundnuts to appease the Lord

15 Oct 2017 | 2:44 AM

As the euphoria, lights and colours of Diwali settle down, the silicon city of India aka Bangalore, gets set for yet another celebration, albeit of a different kind. It is the annual Kadlekai Parshe that happens on the city’s well-known bull temple road in Basavanagudi located in South Bangalore.

Girls of steel

15 Oct 2017 | 2:44 AM

Two women with a different past and a strikingly distinct present! A common thread runs between them which is also their identity — bodybuilding.

Let me and my body be

15 Oct 2017 | 2:44 AM

We grow up fat or slim or somewhere in between. We grow up tall or short, or again, somewhere in between. Complexion, too, is a plus-minus of fair and dark.

The Festival of Chinese Lights ?

15 Oct 2017 | 2:44 AM

Weeks ahead of Diwali, Simran Kapur (name changed) enters a prominent home decor showroom in Chandigarh to buy curtains, fancy lamps, mattresses, bed-sheets, doormats etc.