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  • Book review | 'South vs North': Are north and south India frenemies? Dec 04, 2022 09:13 PM IST

    Book review | 'South vs North': Are north and south India frenemies?

    South India’s resentment for northern states comes from losing control over resources due to population divergence and centralised government, as evinced in Nilakantan RS' new book 'South vs North: India’s Great Divide'.

  • Twitter keeps missing its advertising targets as woes mount Dec 03, 2022 11:24 AM IST

    Twitter keeps missing its advertising targets as woes mount

    Elon Musk has repeatedly warned that his company faces dire financial straits. Interviews with 7 former employees and internal documents seen by The New York Times paint a fuller picture of Twitter’s financial woes

  • Proud, scared and conflicted. What the China protesters told me. Nov 30, 2022 12:06 PM IST

    Proud, scared and conflicted. What the China protesters told me.

    Young Chinese are protesting the country’s harsh “zero-Covid” policy and even urging its top leader, Xi Jinping, to step down. It’s something China hasn’t seen since 1989

  • Chinese unrest over lockdowns upends global economic outlook Nov 29, 2022 11:49 AM IST

    Chinese unrest over lockdowns upends global economic outlook

    Millions of China’s citizens have chafed under a tight lockdown for months and anger turned to widespread protests after an apartment fire killed 10 last week, leading to questions over whether the lockdown had prevented the victim’s escape

  • Qatar World Cup 2022 | For Mexico, an Unlucky Seven Nov 26, 2022 02:19 PM IST

    Qatar World Cup 2022 | For Mexico, an Unlucky Seven

    Having made its way into the knockout round of every World Cup since 1994, Brazil has won two World Cup Finals and played in a third. Mexico? Each time it reached the round of 16, it promptly lost the next game and went home

  • Kherson evacuates hospitals under relentless Russian shelling Nov 26, 2022 02:07 PM IST

    Kherson evacuates hospitals under relentless Russian shelling

    Russian forces shelled the city and surrounding area 49 times Thursday and Friday, the head of the Kherson regional military administration, Yaroslav Yanushevych, said. Thursday was one of the deadliest days since the Kremlin ordered its forces to retreat

  • Ukraine plans evacuations in two stricken cities as temperatures plunge Nov 21, 2022 02:12 PM IST

    Ukraine plans evacuations in two stricken cities as temperatures plunge

    But even as planning for the evacuations from the southern cities of Kherson and Mykolaiv was beginning, Ukraine braced for a difficult winter ahead. And both in cities on the front line and across the country, the true toll of the last eight months of fighting became still clearer

  • FIFA World Cup 2022: Qatar World Cup faces new edict: Hide the beer Nov 15, 2022 01:18 PM IST

    FIFA World Cup 2022: Qatar World Cup faces new edict: Hide the beer

    The decision to move beer stations appeared to be rooted in concern that prominent presence of alcohol at stadiums would unsettle locals and represent a potential security problem. But it also highlighted an issue that has stalked the build-up to the first World Cup in the Arab world

  • The collapse of FTX — Is this crypto’s Lehman moment? Nov 10, 2022 12:33 PM IST

    The collapse of FTX — Is this crypto’s Lehman moment?

    To non-crypto watchers, FTX’s collapse might sound boring or esoteric, the kind of story you’d happily scroll past on your way to reading about Elon Musk’s latest Twitter tempest. But within the crypto world, it is already being referred to as the industry’s “Lehman moment”

  • On Twitter, Elon Musk details his plans for Twitter’s business Nov 10, 2022 10:23 AM IST

    On Twitter, Elon Musk details his plans for Twitter’s business

    Musk said Twitter would make money from content creators, delve deeper into video, and discussed a vision for Twitter to process payments. He has said the ultimate hope is to transform Twitter into an “everything app”, modelled after China’s WeChat

  • Neil Bhoopalam: The rehearsal process is like cooking a biryani; you can't rush it Oct 30, 2022 05:59 PM IST

    Neil Bhoopalam: The rehearsal process is like cooking a biryani; you can't rush it

    The Masaba Masaba actor is gearing up for NCPA’s production of playwright Tom Stoppard’s play Every Good Boy Deserves Favour.

  • Funnycontrol | An open letter to British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak Oct 29, 2022 06:11 PM IST

    Funnycontrol | An open letter to British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak

    Rishi Sunak’s Halloween costume and the UK's cost of living in these times.

  • What’s in a name? Keralites will tell you Oct 29, 2022 07:20 AM IST

    What’s in a name? Keralites will tell you

    Names here often sound like a random coming together of consonants, but we Mallus have taken it in our stride because, you see, we are cool that way.

  • Offices are better for mingling than for focusing Oct 25, 2022 06:57 PM IST

    Offices are better for mingling than for focusing

    The office will become a place workers return to willingly, if less frequently, if it offers something they can’t get at home: camaraderie.

  • Big, fat Indian weddings back in vogue, of course with a Covid twist Oct 25, 2022 03:32 PM IST

    Big, fat Indian weddings back in vogue, of course with a Covid twist

    While the Covid impact on the Indian wedding industry has subsided, some of its effects remain. From shorter guest lists to opting for more convenient wedding dates, the priorities of those getting married have changed

  • Diwali home décor: Cane, bamboo and earthy hues, go natural this festive season Oct 23, 2022 07:45 PM IST

    Diwali home décor: Cane, bamboo and earthy hues, go natural this festive season

    How to creatively utilise natural elements indoors this Diwali to feel that sense of earthy liberation once again

  • Funnycontrol | Where to invest Rs 1 lakh if you’re not a motivational speaker Oct 23, 2022 07:22 PM IST

    Funnycontrol | Where to invest Rs 1 lakh if you’re not a motivational speaker

    Tip 5: Stay away from crypto till Bitcoin falls lower than the current popularity ratings of Joe Biden. At that level, even an NFT of Kamala Harris saying “We did it Joe” would be a multi-bagger.

  • Shantanu and Nikhil: ‘Fashion is also about an ethical approach towards a better environment while looking chic’ Oct 23, 2022 06:10 PM IST

    Shantanu and Nikhil: ‘Fashion is also about an ethical approach towards a better environment while looking chic’

    The fashion label Shantnu & Nikhil's new collection Nomad, which experiments with prints, silhouettes and textures, goes in a new direction of looking at design as a responsibility and great power

  • Sex education influencer Leeza Mangaldas: 'I lose followers every time I talk about queerness or the reality of orgasm gap' Oct 23, 2022 05:25 PM IST

    Sex education influencer Leeza Mangaldas: 'I lose followers every time I talk about queerness or the reality of orgasm gap'

    The popular sex education content creator-turned-author talks about her just-released book The Sex Book, her experiences with talking about sex in a deeply repressed society as India, and being an educator among influencers

  • 'Lincoln in the Bardo' and other influences on Shehan Karunatilaka’s Booker Prize winning novel Oct 22, 2022 07:52 AM IST

    'Lincoln in the Bardo' and other influences on Shehan Karunatilaka’s Booker Prize winning novel

    The Sri Lankan author’s Booker Prize-winning novel, 'The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida', bears the mark of many other writers, adding up to a distinctive and unique whole.

  • The man who bet on Neymar wants his money Oct 17, 2022 09:58 AM IST

    The man who bet on Neymar wants his money

    A rich man when he made the deal in 2009, Delcir Sonda is seeking at least $35 million. But Sonda doesn’t really need the money, he admitted. All he wants, he said in an interview in his office high above São Paulo, is the truth

  • Diwali party prep: Paul John gin, Glenfiddich 21 YO and 3 more spirits to restock your home bar Oct 16, 2022 11:40 AM IST

    Diwali party prep: Paul John gin, Glenfiddich 21 YO and 3 more spirits to restock your home bar

    A Greek brandy, Paul John’s new gin, and a grand old Glenfiddich — there’s a lot to look forward to this Diwali.

  • Scripting the future of fountain pens Oct 16, 2022 08:27 AM IST

    Scripting the future of fountain pens

    Do people really use ink pens? We asked someone who has been investing in writing instruments.

  • My Family and Other Globalizers | Landlines made us more social; mobile phones, more forgetful Oct 15, 2022 07:53 AM IST

    My Family and Other Globalizers | Landlines made us more social; mobile phones, more forgetful

    It was the family landline that helped me, and countless others, become adept at the artifice that is so much part of social life.

  • Meet the app that helps gig workers know how much they really make Oct 12, 2022 10:46 AM IST

    Meet the app that helps gig workers know how much they really make

    The app offers a tiny form of resistance for drivers — who get paid by the job, and not the hour — against the dominance of the large companies that dispatch millions to deliver pizza, groceries, prescriptions or marijuana at the tap of a button