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India's SpaceX is on the horizon

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India's SpaceX is on the horizon

With India's new space policy in the works, we examined the scene for private space start-ups in the country.

Walk like a Fijian: Behind the scenes of Shaheel Shermont Flair's viral 'fashion show'

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Walk like a Fijian: Behind the scenes of Shaheel Shermont Flair's viral 'fashion show'

Even if you don’t spend time on social media, it’s hard not to know when something's really blowing up. A conversation with entertainer and comedian @shermont_22 about his now viral fashion video.

MC Travel Special | 4 Bengaluru getaways to refresh the mind

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MC Travel Special | 4 Bengaluru getaways to refresh the mind

Thukpa for the soul, chicory coffee, a memorial to Chandragupta Maurya, a 1,000-year-old lake and Hoysala temples - four places to explore within driving distance of Bengaluru.

Owner of Chai Pani, 'America's most outstanding restaurant': No other food captures essence of India like street food

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Owner of Chai Pani, 'America's most outstanding restaurant': No other food captures essence of India like street food

Opened by Molly and Meherwan Irani in 2009, Chai Pani Ashville was this year named the most outstanding restaurant in America at the James Beard awards.

Bengaluru: Getting a read on photo books, with photographers from South Asia

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Bengaluru: Getting a read on photo books, with photographers from South Asia

An art object or a ‘niche’ book genre: what is the relevance of photo books in a digital world? We ask a few photographers.

From Vietnam war to Russia-Ukraine conflict: Can a powerful picture change the world?

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From Vietnam war to Russia-Ukraine conflict: Can a powerful picture change the world?

This week was the 50th anniversary of Nick Ut taking the Pulitzer-winning 'Napalm Girl’ photo in Vietnam. We asked conflict photographers about the impact of their work on themselves and the world.

World No-Tobacco Day | Carrots, chocolates and pilgrimages

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World No-Tobacco Day | Carrots, chocolates and pilgrimages

Stuck at home during the pandemic, these smokers tried different ways to quit cigarettes. Some of them worked.

World Bee Day 2022: Are these Rockstars your plan Bee?

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World Bee Day 2022: Are these Rockstars your plan Bee?

Rock bees, one of the five honeybee species that are native to India, are the stars of 'Colonies in Conflict', which will be screened on May 22 at the Bangalore International Centre from 5pm.

What got JRD Tata "hooked on aeroplanes" and other histories to discover at Science Beyond Borders

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What got JRD Tata "hooked on aeroplanes" and other histories to discover at Science Beyond Borders

'Science Beyond Borders', curated by the Institut Francais en Inde and its partners, showcases collaborations in the fields of maths, astronomy, aviation, medicine, culture and space programmes.

Science Beyond Borders: A very unlucky astronomer, Venus in transit and Pondicherry

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Science Beyond Borders: A very unlucky astronomer, Venus in transit and Pondicherry

A travelling exhibition which is now in Bengaluru throws light on a cosmic destiny.

Puliyogre tamarind rice: journey from temple prasad to the main dish at a Bengaluru eatery

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Puliyogre tamarind rice: journey from temple prasad to the main dish at a Bengaluru eatery

A Bengaluru eatery serving puliyogre rice spurred the writer to revisit the traditional dish.

This startup is banking on breathing exercises and focused psychological changes to promote wellness post pandemic

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This startup is banking on breathing exercises and focused psychological changes to promote wellness post pandemic

An Israeli military veteran, who co-founded an India based start-up, has some tips on focused breathing and mental wellbeing.

Ramadan 2022 | Dates: types, health benefits and why they are good for breaking a fast

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Ramadan 2022 | Dates: types, health benefits and why they are good for breaking a fast

Ramazan 2022 is almost over. If you've been breaking your fast with dates for the past several weeks, here are some reasons for it.

An artful collaborator: behind the scenes with Waswo X Waswo

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An artful collaborator: behind the scenes with Waswo X Waswo

American artist Waswo X Waswo and his team of artists create playful works of extraordinary quality. He writes about the behind-the-scenes in his latest book, 'Karkhana – A studio in Rajasthan'.

Pandemic and the artist: Revisiting the 'here', with a touch of humour

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Pandemic and the artist: Revisiting the 'here', with a touch of humour

N.S. Harsha’s solo show is a commentary on the extraordinary time we live in, in grids of funny and reality.

Chef Ranveer Brar takes up the cudgels for dhaniya, hopes it can become the national herb of India

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Chef Ranveer Brar takes up the cudgels for dhaniya, hopes it can become the national herb of India

Dhaniya, kothamali, cilantro or ‘dhanayaka’ (Sanskrit), call it what you like - Chef Ranveer Brar just wants it be crowned the national herb of India.

SH Raza centenary: Unpacking the universal appeal of artist SH Raza's works

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SH Raza centenary: Unpacking the universal appeal of artist SH Raza's works

The first physical exhibition mounted by the Piramal Art Museum celebrates five decades of Raza's work, with some special paintings from its collection.

Sexism in art

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Sexism in art

Women are not being seen nor heard in the art field, which in itself can be a tough place to be in.

Journaling in the time of Covid: Health benefits and self-care

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Journaling in the time of Covid: Health benefits and self-care

Journaling our thoughts and emotions can have some real health benefits, including a surprising one.

Bengaluru's ancient inscriptions: Rock-solid resolve to find, archive, and preserve

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Bengaluru's ancient inscriptions: Rock-solid resolve to find, archive, and preserve

A unique documentation model of ancient epigraphy is underway in Bengaluru.

3 must-read books from the Women Writer's Prize longlist

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3 must-read books from the Women Writer's Prize longlist

Plus, Sarah Joseph's 'Budhini', translated from Malayalam by Sangeetha Srinivasan, and 'Loneliness of Hira Barua', translated from Assamese by Ranjita Biswas.

Jallikattu, through the eyes of two photographers and locals

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Jallikattu, through the eyes of two photographers and locals

Jallikattu, an event probably older than Spanish bullfighting is no stranger to controversy. It is going on till March this year.

Republic Day 2022 | The Indian Constitution is a work of art, its pages illustrated by the best artists of the time

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Republic Day 2022 | The Indian Constitution is a work of art, its pages illustrated by the best artists of the time

The original Constitution of India is also the home to some iconic linear illustrations done by master artist Nandalal Bose, who was one of the pioneers of modern Indian art.

Bengaluru: Two offline art shows worth going to the galleries for

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Bengaluru: Two offline art shows worth going to the galleries for

Bengaluru is bracing against rising Covid cases and weekend curfews. Against all odds, two shows opened to visitors recently; The Unruly Syntax by Ravikumar Kashi and a solo show by Rekha Rao.

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