Tuesday, October 16, 2018
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07 Oct 2018

The box remains idiot

07 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

American comedian Fred Allen had once remarked, “Television is a medium because anything well done is rare.” Producers of Indian television must have taken it to heart because in our context it is even rarer. Other mediums like cinema are reinventing themselves according to changing times.

Small men and their big talk

07 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

Doordarshan, our national public service broadcaster, enters its 60th year in 2018.

It’s women power at LFF

07 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

The 62nd BFI London Film Festival, which begins on October 10, is screening films from 75 countries with a strong presence of women filmmakers.

Shot, killed, conquered, the game that did it all

07 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

In the month of September 2018, PlayerUnknown''s Battlegrounds (PUBG) Mobile, a first-person shooter, set in a Battle-Royale style format crossed an amazing 20-million daily-user mark.

The churning around us

07 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

For years now, many of us have been able to sense a social churning outside our metro towns.

Shopping in the old lanes of Jaipur

07 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

From gems to jewellery, blankets to blue pottery; Jaipur has it all.

Tracking Indian troops to trenches

07 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

For all those who have followed World War I centenary commemorations for the last four years, these images have become a part of the memory. All thanks to one man, HD Girdwood, who started photographing the Indian troops in the battlefield and off it.

Behave yourself for a happy customer

07 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

Can a passenger of a transport corporation file a complaint for compensation before the consumer court for the rude behaviour of the conductor and the driver? The inter-state bus in which I travelled recently, refused to halt at the scheduled bus stop.

Cooking up a storm

07 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

Ever wondered why both chefs and doctors don whites? No doubt there is a more plausible and practical reason ascribed to this sartorial choice, but I’m of the opinion it is because of the commonality the two professions share — a steadfast commitment to health and wellbeing.

Taste of Chettinad

07 Oct 2018 | 2:08 AM

Once in a long while comes your way a dish that sets the little grey cells working overtime.

23 Sep 2018

The fine print of life, as you see it

23 Sep 2018 | 12:45 AM

Her frail and gentle looks almost delude you.

Scratch & win: Error can’t be regretted

23 Sep 2018 | 12:45 AM

Strap: Either the retailer or the manufacturer has to provide what’s promised

Taste matters

23 Sep 2018 | 12:45 AM

They say what is in a name? A rose is a rose is a rose, etc.

The method in his madness

23 Sep 2018 | 12:45 AM

Director Vasan Bala throws light on the zany zone that his long-in-gestation, TIFF award-winning Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota has sprung from

A world of cinematic wonders

23 Sep 2018 | 12:45 AM

The recent Venice Film Festival saw the premiere of many high-profile movies.

First drive on the Roof of the World

23 Sep 2018 | 12:45 AM

There is a great deal of excitement among car rally enthusiasts in India.

A fairytale gone wrong, in parts

23 Sep 2018 | 12:45 AM

The year Nano was launched at the 9th Auto Expo in New Delhi, 2008, is etched in my mind.

Jindan’s pride

23 Sep 2018 | 12:45 AM

The beauty and valour of independent Punjab’s last ruling queen will be invoked in a soon-to-be-held auction expected to attract leading Indian, British and US collectors of treasures of 19th-century Punjab.

Airports that cover an extra mile

23 Sep 2018 | 12:45 AM

The world of airports is an enthralling place for any aviation fan.

50 years, in retrospect

23 Sep 2018 | 12:45 AM

What would a retrospective on five decades of life look like? When it is a life lived in the thick of political consciousness, championing the cause of feminism and the ordeal of surviving Partition, it makes for a surreal, almost dramatic, depiction.

Run to meet the challenges

23 Sep 2018 | 12:45 AM

Morning walkers, runners, cycling enthusiasts are increasingly coming in the harm’s way while pursuing fitness. Day in and day out increasingly there are news reports about how the simple act of pursuing fitness is inviting fatal consequences.

16 Sep 2018

Biking down ancestors’ path

16 Sep 2018 | 1:25 AM

His grey beard gives away his age, but then you see a Harley Davidson parked next to him and want a confirmation of his years in number.

With kaato in Canada

16 Sep 2018 | 1:25 AM

Statistically speaking, being merely four per cent of the total population could drown one’s voice, values or cultural ethos in a distant foreign land.

More taste, less labour

16 Sep 2018 | 1:25 AM

There are days when you feel lazy and don’t want to exert in the kitchen.

When the stitch goes wrong

16 Sep 2018 | 1:25 AM

The boutique is guilty of negligent service on two counts: 1) delayed delivery; and 2) bad stitching. What makes it more distressing is the fact that you had ordered it for a special occasion and even after spending so much, you could not wear it.

Work hard, pedal harder

16 Sep 2018 | 1:25 AM

From Jaito to Hoshiarpur, Punjabis are taking out their bicycles and pushing the pedal like never before.

The woman behind Manto

16 Sep 2018 | 1:25 AM

Writing about wives of famous authors is always tricky.

Manto: The maverick

16 Sep 2018 | 1:25 AM

More prophetic words could not have been uttered by none other than the man himself. Saadat Hasan Manto, a towering figure in Urdu literature who had the nerve to write his own epitaph in glowing terms, still lives in his writings today like only a few can.

09 Sep 2018

A life-lesson in concrete

09 Sep 2018 | 1:45 AM

Seventeen years ago, the terrorist attack that shook America’s core has a befitting museum to keep alive the memory of the victims and the events of the day.

Tangy tales

09 Sep 2018 | 1:45 AM

Just when one thought that the monsoon was receding, it has started pouring again. The roads in the NCR are reminding us of canals in Venice; the only difference being there are no romantic gondolas to negotiate the waterways.

Stay steady on moving turf

09 Sep 2018 | 1:45 AM

I am mother to a nine-month baby. Recently, I went shopping at a mall with a few friends and took my child along.

Owning the sun

09 Sep 2018 | 1:45 AM

Those living in the Capital hate the sun during summer, but not residents of Milan Vihar Apartments, IP Extension.

She wrote their destiny

09 Sep 2018 | 1:45 AM

Jotting down about his life on the highways, a young Punjabi truck driver from Kolkata posted a dispatch to #K-25 Hauz Khas, New Delhi-6.

26 Aug 2018

A tribute to wedding bands

26 Aug 2018 | 1:25 AM

The accordion is a reed instrument.The accordion is a reed instrument. It belongs to the family of the organ, the piano, the harmonium, and so on.

The journey to freedom

26 Aug 2018 | 1:25 AM

It cannot be easy making Tibetan films.

Space in a dome

26 Aug 2018 | 1:25 AM

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS: Each baby step towards space exploration must be celebrated.

The experiment of Olympiads

26 Aug 2018 | 1:25 AM

Stephen Hawking, the most seriously taken physicist of the world, was the inspiration to the tremendously humourous character Sheldon Cooper of The Big Bang Theory.

En route self-discovery

26 Aug 2018 | 1:25 AM

Everyday, I take a thousand forms as a single parent to two children. To recognise and understand all these forms, I decided to take a solo camping trip from Las Vegas to Denver.

In the orangutan land

26 Aug 2018 | 1:25 AM

In the calm of the rainforest in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, a distinct voice keeps calling ‘Seduku’. Nearly 20 minutes later, the leaves rustle, and there is movement between the trees.

Beasts of the beautiful valley

26 Aug 2018 | 1:25 AM

Spiti is one of the most beautiful places in the country.

Fascinating world of felines

26 Aug 2018 | 1:25 AM

Lynx, servals, savannah cats, bobcats, lions, tigers and more. These are just some of the animals you can expect to see at the Big Cat Rescue Sanctuary in Tampa, Florida.

The glamour of black and white

26 Aug 2018 | 1:25 AM

For a man who paved the way for glamour photography in India, his advice to his sons was surprisingly no-frills: Keep it simple; find the right angle and distance from the subject; appreciate the play of light, and avoid using flash.

In search of Jaun Elia

26 Aug 2018 | 1:25 AM

This is Jaun Elia (1931-2002), forever upfront and sarcastic. The Delhi audience had its first-ever rendezvous with the poet-philosopher and scholar of Arabic, Urdu, English and Hebrew recently, via the play, Jannat Se Jaun Elia, courtesy Harfkaar, a theatre group founded by poet Azhar Iqbal.

Poetry on canvas

26 Aug 2018 | 1:25 AM

The Instituto Cervantes in Delhi wore a somewhat deserted look, save for a few students hanging about in the coffee shop and a lone receptionist sitting at his desk, perfectly in sync with Delhi’s laidback Sunday vibe.

Shortcut to being a masterchef

26 Aug 2018 | 1:25 AM

To be honest, this one started as a leftovers’ delight that can be improvised in many ways that strike your fancy.

Security at ATM is your right

26 Aug 2018 | 1:25 AM

Last month, I went to withdraw Rs 7000 from my bank’s Automated Teller Machine (ATM).

Displacement & cultural death

26 Aug 2018 | 1:25 AM

As the incidence of cancer cases increase, there is a proportionate need for awareness about various kinds of therapies and treatments and their various side-effects.