Tuesday, August 21, 2018
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19 Aug 2018

A lighter take

19 Aug 2018 | 12:52 AM

Chicken in any form and spicing continues to be the favourite of the young and old.

There’s a lot in the fine print

19 Aug 2018 | 12:52 AM

Last year, I bought an air conditioner with an overall warranty of a year and an additional warranty of five years for the compressor.

‘Not’ a good life

19 Aug 2018 | 12:52 AM

Go through their social media feed and it is glimpses of a snazzy and luxurious life that greet you.

12 Aug 2018

Poached to perfection

12 Aug 2018 | 12:59 AM

The ‘Eggs to Order’ counter is the busiest at breakfast buffets, but, interestingly, the person manning it is seldom put under pressure by the guests.

T&C can’t be insurance co’s whim

12 Aug 2018 | 12:59 AM

I need urgent help in an insurance matter. When my husband took a home loan, the bank had insisted on an insurance policy that gave a cover of Rs 35 lakh against personal accident as well as house fire.

When Duleep Singh said ‘no’ to the Queen

12 Aug 2018 | 12:59 AM

Maharaja Duleep Singh rejected Queen Victoria’s offer to make his sons hereditary peers of the British aristocracy in exchange for the loss of the Koh-i-noor and other famous jewels looted from the Punjab treasury.

05 Aug 2018

Carnatic runs in his blood

05 Aug 2018 | 1:55 AM

Abhishek Raghuram’s earliest memories are of his grandfather, Palghat Raghu, giving music lessons to his students.

The untold story of the Sarabhais

05 Aug 2018 | 1:55 AM

Not long ago, at the launch of a book that Aparna Basu — untiring historian — had written on the Sarabhai family of Ahmedabad, Ramachandra Guha was in conversation with her, and he opened, a bit provocatively, by asking how is it that of all the distinguished Indian families who, in the last century or more contributed substantively to Indian culture and cultural institutions, it was the Tagores who always come to mind, or are spoken of? What about the Sarabhais of Ahmedabad, or the Tyebjis of Mumbai? Much of course could, and was, said about the question.

An officer & an Ironman

05 Aug 2018 | 1:55 AM

A 3.8 kilometre swim, 180 kilometre cycling, 42.2 kilometres of running and a 17-hour timeline to reach the finish line — that’s what the Ironman Triathlon, widely regarded as one of the most challenging one-day sporting events in the world, entails.

A bloody countdown to freedom

05 Aug 2018 | 1:55 AM

When General Dyer ordered the troops to fire on an unarmed peaceful crowd in Jallianwala Bagh, in Amritsar, thinking he was ‘saving’ the British Empire, he actually changed the course of history in a way he could not ever imagine.

10 minutes that shook the nation

05 Aug 2018 | 1:55 AM

The First World War had just ended.

The man who dared to give bad news

05 Aug 2018 | 1:55 AM

The British had killed and starved millions of Indians while they ruled us, finally leaving us with a parting gift of a million or two dead and 15 million homeless.

29 Jul 2018

The golden rule

29 Jul 2018 | 2:03 AM

Haldi, originally called haridra aka turmeric, is an amazing rhizome.

All’s not fair in trade

29 Jul 2018 | 2:03 AM

Last year, I bought six synthetic fibre filled pillows.

Unlucky in love? Using Android?

29 Jul 2018 | 2:03 AM

There are an immeasurable number of factors that can determine whether someone finds you attractive or not, such as your political bias or your preference for cats or dogs.

Super 26

29 Jul 2018 | 2:03 AM

As his father would go around the village collecting scrap, Amarjit would sit dreaming at home.

22 Jul 2018

The Young Turks

22 Jul 2018 | 2:00 AM

Skilling the youth to be employable, productive and job ready is the flavour of the times.

A school for transgenders

22 Jul 2018 | 2:00 AM

Pakistan’s first-ever school for the transgender opened with great media fanfare in April this year.

To swipe left or right

22 Jul 2018 | 2:00 AM

If you want to browse through the richest and most eclectic catalogue of humankind, look no further than your nearest dating app.

Rain plays havoc, insurance co games

22 Jul 2018 | 2:00 AM

It was raining heavily and the roads were flooded while I was returning from work.

A monsoon day treat

22 Jul 2018 | 2:00 AM

There was a time when the kebab was king and the melt-in-the-mouth galouti ruled the roost.

The true-blue social cinema

22 Jul 2018 | 2:00 AM

In the metro film screenings or film festivals, there are certain kinds of boundaries,” says documentary filmmaker Saba Dewan.

Traced on the timeline

22 Jul 2018 | 2:00 AM

Saroj Dutta and His Times is a documentary by two social activists who were not even born when Saroj Dutta went missing in 1971.

Making the right moves

22 Jul 2018 | 2:00 AM

Praggnanandhaa. Can you mouth that? Practice. Practice hard for in years to come, the 12-year-old named R. Praggnanandhaa is likely to force you to remember him. Get used to that name’s mantric roll off the palate, its pranayamic timbre in the throat. After all, it’s a name that’s forcing itself on the consciousness of the some of the most cerebral people in the world.

15 Jul 2018

Maximum City, maximum art

15 Jul 2018 | 3:13 AM

The denizens of Mumbai have always been in the forefront of heritage conservation in their own myriad ways.

A garden hanging on in time

15 Jul 2018 | 3:13 AM

A casual drive on Delhi roads will make you catch a glimpse of the many tombs, serais, baolis and monuments that the Capital boasts of.

The summer of content

15 Jul 2018 | 3:13 AM

Sacred Games on Netflix India, has shown beyond doubt that the streaming giant means business and plans to have a huge impact on the way that Indian viewers choose and view content.

School that ran from a cave

15 Jul 2018 | 3:13 AM

Seventy years after independence, people from Shaakti village in the Great Himalayan National Park in Kullu finally saw their homes lighted last month.

Down and out, online

15 Jul 2018 | 3:13 AM

It is a truth universally acknowledged that break-ups are no picnic for dumper nor dumpee, but today, the politics of ending a relationship have never been more complex.

Schools responsible for obesity too

15 Jul 2018 | 3:13 AM

The canteen at my daughter’s school sells only junk food.

It’s the season for stem

15 Jul 2018 | 3:13 AM

Kamal kakadi aka bhain is enjoyed in a range of delicacies in Kashmir, Punjab and UP.

08 Jul 2018

Faith in the forest

08 Jul 2018 | 1:23 AM

Mata Karni Devi Temple near Bikaner is famous for thousands of rats that scurry around, milling with devotees.

Being minimalist with chicken

08 Jul 2018 | 1:23 AM

Choti si baat na mirch masala — this line from an old Hindi film song reminds one of the magic that simplicity can work.

Love games & picky women

08 Jul 2018 | 1:23 AM

Online dating has saturated us with choice, enabling them to actively seek out those who correspond with even our most niche desires.

Construct lies, pay up for them

08 Jul 2018 | 1:23 AM

Two years ago, I bought a flat from a builder.

On a football field in Leh

08 Jul 2018 | 1:23 AM

One life, live it up, because we got one life. From morning till night, the FIFA song plays in the bars and restaurants of Leh town.

On paper, these are towns

08 Jul 2018 | 1:23 AM

JOHN Green’s novel, Paper Towns, was adapted into a movie in 2015, starring Cara Delevingne and Nathaniel Wolff.