August 15, 1947: How Portuguese Goa marked India’s Independence Day
The Portuguese government had permitted the hoisting of the Indian flag as long as the Portuguese flag was also full mast.
Travel: 75th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing
This August 6 marks the 75th anniversary of Hiroshima’s bombing.
Lockdown Lust: 65% surge in sale of adult sex products
India’s appetite for sex toys spiked significantly during the coronavirus lockdown, according to the fourth edition of India Uncovered: Insightful Analysis of Sex Products’ Trends in India.
Q&A: Speed Cuber Feliks Zemdegs on breaking 100 world records, success mantras and more
Netflix documentary The Speed Cubers featuring Feliks Zemdegs will premiere on July 29, 2020
Turning insects into energy bars: Biblical protein and the man who owns the world’s first grasshopper farm
Within three months of its launch, Hargol’s Biblical Protein locust-bars are swarming in Israel and the United States, the first importing country.
Nelson Mandela Day: A virtual footprint of Madiba in South Africa
July 18 is International Nelson Mandela Day. On this day, let’s find his footprints virtually.
Interview: Techstars Bangalore boss speaks on handpicking 10 start-ups for $120,000 investment each
Founded in 2006 in Colorado, the parent Techstars has so far invested in 2,200 companies including 50 Indian firms. Last year, more than 750 start-ups from 33 countries applied for Techstars Bangalore’s 10 coveted front row seats.
Six chefs on Goa’s favourite monsoon must-haves
Digging mud for eels, marshes for fungi, rummaging earthen pots for cured fish and walking in the woods for wild leafy greens — during monsoon, Goa acquires a distinct tang.
This Bangalore-based flower-delivery start-up is enjoying the fragrance of success
RoseBazaar’s business module found an angel investor in Techstars Bangalore that has invested $120,000 in Yeshoda and Rhea’s flower dreams.
Experience a virtual wildlife safari from the comfort of your couch
For months now, no one is wandering. The thrill of a midnight safari seems like forgotten dreams. Thankfully, technology has stepped in as our travel partner.
Lest we forget: Movies and music that keep the memories of 1962 India-China war heroes alive
While the soldiers braved the guns, poets wrote anthems of resistance and filmmakers drafted stories of courage on their writing desks.
Six tourist hubs that are almost paying you to travel
The travel future looks bleak and cities and countries are aggressively announcing sops for the return of footfalls.
Devil or dinner? Let’s hear it from the locust chef
No one serves the two-gram insect better than Chef Moshe Basson, owner of The Eucalyptus restaurant in Jerusalem.
120 years of psychoanalysis: On Freud’s footsteps in Vienna
It was in Vienna that Freud saw the famous dream that prompted his seminal work 'Interpretation of Dreams' and altered the understanding of the human mind, its unconscious abyss and its sexual proclivities.
Beat lockdown blues: Set 8 pm reminder for RekhtaLive music and poetry
A virtual mehfil that is broadcast live across Rekhta’s social media channels helps viewers across five continents beat their quarantine blues.
From astronomy to Maypole dance -- why May 1 is not all about International Workers’ Day
For the romantics, May 1 was the day of expressing love; for beekeepers, the day they moved bees; for farmers, the day they planted turnips. May 1 is International Workers’ Day - an official holiday in 66 countries and unofficially celebrated in many more.
Coronavirus effect: A look at the joys and creativity of being isolated
Isolation is the new life mood and solitude the new social expression.
The doctor who started the ‘Wash Your Hands’ revolution
Hand-wash is the new chorus but did you know that the theory of hand hygiene arose in Vienna?
Bhutan: Finding happiness in a happy country
In this age of despair, let’s find happiness in Bhutan, the only country that measures its Gross Domestic Product in Gross National Happiness.
Coronavirus concerns: What to know if you're planning to travel
If your trip is unavoidable, pay heed to risk-rating advisories, check with your insurance company and airlines, and find out about visa restrictions.
Travel: Jerusalem’s Holocaust History Museum — a peek into a dark past
Yad Vashem’s Archives, the largest and most comprehensive repository of its kind, contain 179 million pages of Holocaust documentation.
Women’s T20 World Cup: A walk through the International Cricket Hall of Fame in Australia
There is no better place to know all about cricket than the Bradman Museum and International Cricket Hall of Fame housed in the rural town of Bowral in New South Wales.