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Leading from within

The application of 2010 RTE Act leaves much to be desired. But the initiatives at the primary school in Bada Lewa village, Uttar Pradesh, inspires optimism. »
Selvaraj (extreme left) handcrafting a Nadaswaram, with the help of his assistants. Photo: Aparna Karthikeyan

Narasingapettai’s nadaswaram makers

For generations, these artisans have handcrafted the complex wind instrument. But with the new generation switching to more lucrative professions, the craft is dying. »
Taking orders personally at his iconic restaurant Britannia & Co.

Living it full

Meet Aqa Boman Kohinoor, India’s legendary pioneer of Persian cuisine and founder of the iconic Britannia restaurant in Mumbai. »
Writing directly for readers.

A fistful of journalism

The members of Deca, a global journalism cooperative, share the reason for starting it, and the future of web publishing. »
The London Royal College of Art’s famous anonymous postcard exhibition in Dubai.
April 11, 2015

Desert canvas

At the ninth edition of Art Dubai — one of the biggest art fairs for the region of South Asia, West Asia and Africa — there was so much to take stock of. The works spanned the range from contrasti... »
We are, at different times, right, left, theistic, atheist, traditional, modern, liberal and conservative. All we need to do is be aware of this multiplicity.
April 11, 2015
As I See It

Who am I?

During a recent conversation, I was asked: Is T.M. Krishna a rebel, a revolutionary or a communist? Around the same time an individual tweeted: ‘(T.M. Krishna) would be my favourite singer if he wa... »
Amir Banubhai and Sheru Banubhai. Photo: Nidhi Dugar
April 11, 2015

Drumbeats of yore

One evening last September, I found myself eating chocolate cheese sandwich in a giant outdoor food court complete with benches, vendor booths and hundreds of famished devourers. Fencing us in were... »
Choose the one that suits you.
April 11, 2015

#Healthtrack

We all have a million excuses for not going to the gym. But, as most gym fanatics will explain in scandalised tones, we need to have a personal trainer overseeing our amateur huffing and puf... »
Manage your exercise schedule when away from home.
April 11, 2015
Fitness Mantra

Workouts for the frequent traveller

Frequent travel makes if difficult to keep up with your workout routine. Here are some tips to manage your exercise schedule when away from home.Short duration circuit: If you don’t h... »
Women are more prone to pelvic floor disorders as their pelvic floor undergoes stress during childbirth. Photo: Arunangsu Roy Chowdhury
April 11, 2015

Relax... it’s easy

Pelvic floor disorder occurs when the muscles and tissues supporting the pelvic organs are weakened or damaged. This could lead to problems like urinary incontinence (involuntary leakage of urine),... »
A woman reads messages for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner MH370 on the walls of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
April 4, 2015

Are we in safe hands?

Sudden death in sports is a penalty shoot-out but the expression seems to have taken an alarming turn where some pilots opt to take their own lives and several hundred along with them. Starting wit... »
Illustration: Satwik Gade
April 4, 2015
Experience

A gift from Kashmir

Last summer, on a trip to Dal Lake, Kashmir, the shikarawala nudged us, “Would you like to see some carved walnut furniture?”Walnut wood was expensive, not for us. What we learn as ch... »
Illustration: Keshav
April 4, 2015
In passing

No woman, no cry

I feel sorry for our men. They are terribly put upon. Just look at the bad time we are giving the cricketers. Those brave boys in blue, and they are indeed brave to take up cricket in this country... »
The British Council HQ in Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi, designed by Charles Correa, showing the front mural facade by Howard Hodgkin. Completed in 1992, it evokes the shadows cast by a tree and is executed in black stone and white marble tiles.
April 4, 2015
Art

Artist of memory

Rain. The large painting has swathes of black, framed by grey; a bolt of cobalt and a sly showing of a gentle yellow as a growing orange stretches over greens. I am completely mesmerised. Memories... »

In Bruges

Pasta perfect

Shakespeare (plus Bollywood) Wallah

Ceaseless pursuit

No place to hide

Staging revivals

Look the best for your age

Get a sunshine fix

Illustration: Satwik Gade
April 11, 2015
Flip Side

Yes, I slept well

“Hi Paddy: over here!” my friend Balwant Sinha cried from across the room. “I’ve been dying to talk to you.” I was touched by his greeting. I didn’t realise how much my company meant to h... »
Big Brother is watching you. Photo: V. Ganesan
April 11, 2015
The Other Half

Someone is watching you

Should we be worried or is this just paranoia? The recent uproar caused by Union Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani »
Sheoraj Singh Bechain
April 11, 2015

‘What a long long way…’

Sheoraj Singh ‘Bechain’ lives with his wife and two children in one of Delhi’s satellite-towns. This couple, both teachers at Delhi University, places an unmistakeable premium on the value of educa... »
My Little Epiphanies; Aisha Chaudhary,
April 11, 2015

Wellness Read

My Little Epiphanies is about an 18-year-old’s hard look at her own feelings, and what it was that gave her a sense of hope and control. The author, Aisha Chaudhary, was born with SCI... »
Master Xiao and his team member administering paida elbow to a Parkinson's patient at the TAG clinical research workshop.
April 11, 2015

Slapping illness away

Master Hongchi Xiao is a man with a mission. And that is to popularise Paida Lajin, a universal concept of self-healing based on ancient Taoist and Buddhist techniques that he has distilled and si... »
April 11, 2015

The Hindu Crossword No. 2836

Across1 Real beano arranged, to include daughter, if back (4,4)5 Heartbreaking seeing soldier trapped in overturned vehicle (6)9 Unfashionable drink, we hear, non-member... »
Equipping themselves....
April 4, 2015
Society

Progressing, stitch by stitch

Saroj Namdev, 36, of Satlapur village, Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh, is a housewife and mother of three. She struggled to provide her children food and education on her husband’s small income.... »
Protesting against the massacre...
April 4, 2015
Barefoot

Betrayed once more

Uzma was born the terrifying night that her father was dragged from his home by men in khaki, packed into a truck and driven to the banks of a canal, shot at point-blank range and thrown into the c... »
The latest version.
April 4, 2015
Cinema

Byomkesh again?

There may be, in the years to come for readers and critics alike, room for some debate as to whether or not Byomkesh Bakshi is the most read detective character from the Bengali fictional detective... »
Quietly luxurious.
April 4, 2015
Creative Space

Design in her DNA

The nuances of Andrew Martin’s wallpaper go well with the unfussy flooring and seamless floor plan. Sheer white curtains and delicate chandeliers complement the robust chests and sturdy leather fur... »

Thrill of the grill

What an idea!

The end of reel time

Thank you, Sharad Yadav…

Dharavi’s artistic face

Rediscovering India

Beat it

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