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  • Retro-cool time capsules from another age Oct 24, 2020 01:29 PM IST

    Retro-cool time capsules from another age

    A new book on vintage watches shines a light on weird, whimsical creations from both established brands as well as outliers.

  • Tippling Point | Sentiment beerish: Wars, cholera, inflation and now Covid, Oktoberfest has seen it all and prevailed Oct 24, 2020 11:05 AM IST

    Tippling Point | Sentiment beerish: Wars, cholera, inflation and now Covid, Oktoberfest has seen it all and prevailed

    The coronavirus outbreak is the latest reason for a string of cancellations that Oktoberfest has had over the years but people of Munich know it is just a blip and plans are already afoot for 2021.

  • Book review | No Rules Rules is a tight, detailed account of the inner workings of Netflix Oct 24, 2020 10:02 AM IST

    Book review | No Rules Rules is a tight, detailed account of the inner workings of Netflix

    This new book on Netflix's unique and sometimes shocking work environmnt is a fresh, new way of looking at corporate culture.

  • Book review: Isher Judge Ahluwalia’s memoir throws light on economic policymaking, gender discrimination at work Oct 24, 2020 09:32 AM IST

    Book review: Isher Judge Ahluwalia’s memoir throws light on economic policymaking, gender discrimination at work

    Writing this memoir helped Isher Judge Ahluwalia revisit each phase of her life and reflect on how all the pieces came together. It is moving to read about the determination and resourcefulness it took to cultivate her intellectual gifts.

  • The joys of reading books about books Oct 24, 2020 09:20 AM IST

    The joys of reading books about books

    Reading books about books will bring back to us what it’s like to be lost in a book. Two new books by Michiko Kakutani and Cathy Rentzenbrink are also not an exception.

  • Loss of Farzad-B field in Iran isn’t a calamity for India, but it should be a wake-up call Oct 24, 2020 09:17 AM IST

    Loss of Farzad-B field in Iran isn’t a calamity for India, but it should be a wake-up call

    To capitalise on the opportunities in a changing world, New Delhi needs to be nimble as never before; the country can no longer afford the sloth and dithering which has too often characterised Indian diplomacy.

  • Risks and decisions—you need to know these lessons Oct 24, 2020 09:14 AM IST

    Risks and decisions—you need to know these lessons

    The ‘risk hai toh ishq hai’ line from the web series Scam 1992-The Harshad Mehta is a reminder—of the power of timely decisions, alertness towards our availability bias and our circle of competence.

  • Environmental awareness, social conscience – Kiran Manral on post-COVID parenting Oct 24, 2020 08:10 AM IST

    Environmental awareness, social conscience – Kiran Manral on post-COVID parenting

    The post-COVID world needs a new parenting paradigm. Author Kiran Manral's new book offers guidance.

  • Pope and passion Oct 24, 2020 08:06 AM IST

    Pope and passion

    Pope Francis’s recent statement in support of the gay community is a step in the right direction for all of humanity, gay or not.

  • Social media led to awareness of women’s rights, which led to backlash, says Pakistani author Bina Shah Oct 24, 2020 08:05 AM IST

    Social media led to awareness of women’s rights, which led to backlash, says Pakistani author Bina Shah

    Pakistani author Bina Shah on women's rights and writing feminist dystopia that is not too far removed from women's reality in South Asia.

  • Book review: Sit Your Self Down is the perfect read for those who haven’t tried Vipassana, and those who have Oct 24, 2020 08:05 AM IST

    Book review: Sit Your Self Down is the perfect read for those who haven’t tried Vipassana, and those who have

    Journalist Gayatri Jayaraman’s new memoir about her vipassana experience 'Sit Your Self Down' accomplishes a rare feat.

  • A dummies guide to choosing the perfect glass for your wine, spirit or cocktail Oct 24, 2020 08:05 AM IST

    A dummies guide to choosing the perfect glass for your wine, spirit or cocktail

    Tall or short? Round or a goblet? Highball or lowball? What does that even mean? If the various glasses which are used to serve your favourite tipple or wine leave you flummoxed, this guide will add swag to your drinking game.

  • Buzz: The new garden fad — carnivorous plants Oct 24, 2020 08:05 AM IST

    Buzz: The new garden fad — carnivorous plants

    Though difficult to grow and sustain, interest in carnivorous plants has seen a spurt lately.

  • A Suitable Boy review: Netflix brings in fabulous supporting cast, but is it enough? Oct 23, 2020 10:30 AM IST

    A Suitable Boy review: Netflix brings in fabulous supporting cast, but is it enough?

    The fabulous ensemble cast of A Suitable Boy saves the show and makes you forgive the wholly unsuitable language related slight.

  • Rare watches surface at auctions as luxury spending kick-starts; Check out these 6 watches Oct 22, 2020 10:26 AM IST

    Rare watches surface at auctions as luxury spending kick-starts; Check out these 6 watches

    Experts monitor the health of the luxury spending by tracking the watch industry sales and auctions. Watches are one of the most sought-after luxury accessories and as the segment picks up, rare watches are coming back at auctions. Our pickings from auctions in India and abroad. 

  • From Malabar with love: Endearing portraits of human spirit of 'Sudani From Nigeria' director Zakariya Mohammed Oct 17, 2020 12:09 PM IST

    From Malabar with love: Endearing portraits of human spirit of 'Sudani From Nigeria' director Zakariya Mohammed

    Zakariya Mohammed’s Halal Love Story, released on Amazon on October 15, tells the story of Malabar's home-cinema movement that started nearly two decades ago.

  • Rare watches up for auction as luxury spending kick-starts across the world Oct 17, 2020 10:45 AM IST

    Rare watches up for auction as luxury spending kick-starts across the world

    Experts monitor the health of the luxury spending by tracking the watch industry sales and auctions. Watches are one of the most sought-after luxury accessories and as the segment picks up, here are our picks from auctions in India and abroad 

  • The Aligned Mind | Ajay Piramal’s faith in balance Oct 17, 2020 09:30 AM IST

    The Aligned Mind | Ajay Piramal’s faith in balance

    We’re all bound to hit turbulence sometime or the other, says philanthropist and chairperson of the Piramal Group of Industries, Ajay Piramal. Here’s how to stay balanced in the midst of turmoil.

  • The gin makers of Goa Oct 17, 2020 09:29 AM IST

    The gin makers of Goa

    The last few months have seen a burst of new craft gins—Terai, Samsara, Jin Jiji, Pumori, Tickle, and GinGin—and most of them are distilled in Goa.

  • Special offer on the grand gesture—your free superpower Oct 17, 2020 09:08 AM IST

    Special offer on the grand gesture—your free superpower

    As our life seems more static than growing, designing joy purposefully will bring in energy. Designing joy in small things is nice but grand activities will stimulate mind and body.

  • Two Delhi women are driving the message of fat acceptance one podcast at a time Oct 17, 2020 08:07 AM IST

    Two Delhi women are driving the message of fat acceptance one podcast at a time

    Fat.So? is back with the second season and it will discuss the mental and emotional struggles of living in a fatphobic world on alternate Sundays.

  • Where do you go to (my lovely)? Oct 17, 2020 08:01 AM IST

    Where do you go to (my lovely)?

    So next time you are busy lambasting your face in the mirror for being less than perfect, do think about what a burden it would have been if you were a beauty queen.

  • Addictions and anxiety: Navigating the murky world of today’s teenagers Oct 17, 2020 07:59 AM IST

    Addictions and anxiety: Navigating the murky world of today’s teenagers

    Jyotsna Mohan Bhargava's new book shows how addiction to gadgets and the internet, coupled with emotional disorders and drug abuse, have led to a vicious cycle.

  • Isolation appears ideal for writing but it isn’t so, you feed off the world, says writer Anuradha Roy Oct 17, 2020 07:57 AM IST

    Isolation appears ideal for writing but it isn’t so, you feed off the world, says writer Anuradha Roy

    Anuradha Roy, whose latest novel is shortlisted for the prestigious International Dublin Literary Award 2020, talks to us about women's choices, writing and life during lockdown.

  • 'It serves governments to keep the people of India and Pakistan apart' – Karuna Ezara Parikh Oct 17, 2020 07:55 AM IST

    'It serves governments to keep the people of India and Pakistan apart' – Karuna Ezara Parikh

    Television personality and social-media influencer Karuna Ezara Parikh’s debut novel revolves around an Indian-Pakistani romance.

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