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  • The use and abuse of the thesaurus Feb 27, 2021 09:33 AM IST

    The use and abuse of the thesaurus

    The compendium of words that Peter Mark Roget compiled over 150 years ago has many fans, and quite a few critics, too.

  • Pocket square for dummies: How to sport one, where does it originate and other questions answered Feb 27, 2021 09:32 AM IST

    Pocket square for dummies: How to sport one, where does it originate and other questions answered

    Why was the pocket square once called a ‘handkerchief’, when did it become a ‘cool’ accessory and how to complement a suit or a blazer with a pocket square in the right fabric and pattern.

  • Global inequality narratives all tied to gender inequality, says researcher-activist Kirthi Jayakumar Feb 27, 2021 09:06 AM IST

    Global inequality narratives all tied to gender inequality, says researcher-activist Kirthi Jayakumar

    Feminist researcher and peace activist Kirthi Jayakumar is using stories, advocacy and technology to nudge India towards gender equality and social justice.

  • Chalk of Shame: Pune youth are pushing the cause of cigarette butt disposal Feb 27, 2021 08:31 AM IST

    Chalk of Shame: Pune youth are pushing the cause of cigarette butt disposal

    A group of Pune youth called Pune Ploggers has launched a campaign named ‘Chalk of Shame’ to make smokers aware of the repercussions of improper disposal of cigarette butts.

  • The Good Girls: Sonia Faleiro’s chilling chronicle of the 2014 hanging of two teens in Uttar Pradesh Feb 27, 2021 08:28 AM IST

    The Good Girls: Sonia Faleiro’s chilling chronicle of the 2014 hanging of two teens in Uttar Pradesh

    Award-winning author Sonia Faleiro's latest work of nonfiction follows the mysterious death of two teen girls found hanging from a tree in Badaun, Uttar Pradesh, in 2014.

  • This Kerala NGO has developed low-cost, eco-friendly cloth pads for rural women Feb 27, 2021 08:21 AM IST

    This Kerala NGO has developed low-cost, eco-friendly cloth pads for rural women

    A Kerala-based social enterprise built on spiritual and humanitarian values is out to provide rural women access to low-cost, eco-friendly cloth pads.

  • Meet the Tibetan poet who wants India to repeal its ‘One China’ policy Feb 27, 2021 08:10 AM IST

    Meet the Tibetan poet who wants India to repeal its ‘One China’ policy

    Tenzin Tsundue is at the forefront of public advocacy against Chinese occupation.

  • Moral Intelligence—a trait of a remarkable leader Feb 27, 2021 08:08 AM IST

    Moral Intelligence—a trait of a remarkable leader

    Right and wrong taught as values remain the compass for decisions that define moral intelligence. Like in life, in business, too, a moral intelligence lapse leaves a hole in the company’s trust and value systems.

  • Everything you need to know about the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Feb 27, 2021 08:00 AM IST

    Everything you need to know about the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class

    Segment leader. Bestseller. This C-Class is the baby S-Class you always wanted.

  • Why men love bitches and other relationship quirks Feb 27, 2021 07:57 AM IST

    Why men love bitches and other relationship quirks

    Needy, clingy women, who drape themselves like a vine around men, catering to their every need and whim go unappreciated.

  • To fuel your marathon dream, eat right and hydrate well Feb 27, 2021 07:50 AM IST

    To fuel your marathon dream, eat right and hydrate well

    Nutrition choices can make or break an endurance runner. Much like fingerprints, each athlete is unique with varying nutrition needs. Here are some tips to strike the right balance

  • Author Vishaka George on her book that takes the lid off the stigma around HIV in India Feb 27, 2021 07:25 AM IST

    Author Vishaka George on her book that takes the lid off the stigma around HIV in India

    Published by Karadi Tales in partnership with the People’s Archive of Rural India, House of Uncommons is a fictionalised narrative based on real-life stories of children living with HIV.

  • Hindi Poetry: Out of paperback and into melodious audio CDs Feb 27, 2021 07:19 AM IST

    Hindi Poetry: Out of paperback and into melodious audio CDs

    Shankar Kumar Jha worked 33 years in ONGC but oil exploration is not what he will be remembered for. He has pulled Hindi poetry out of paperbacks and set them in melodious tunes. Sung by renowned singers, Jha’s audio CDs have become a singular bridge between classical music and Hindi poetry.

  • Yadav, Kishan, Tewatia’s fascinating but strikingly different journey to Team India Feb 21, 2021 05:40 PM IST

    Yadav, Kishan, Tewatia’s fascinating but strikingly different journey to Team India

    Suryakumar Yadav had to wait for five years, if not more, to get the call, Ishan Kishan played 44 first-class games but Rahul Tewatia appeared in just seven before making the cut.

  • Azhar, Kohli and their contrasting transformation Feb 21, 2021 10:18 AM IST

    Azhar, Kohli and their contrasting transformation

    Mohammad Azharuddin went from being above reproach to serving a match-fixing ban. Virat Kohli, on the other hand, has evolved from being a brat to a sorted elder statesman, not afraid to confront opposition or speak about his mental struggles. 

  • The best symbols of Atmanirbhar Bharat     Feb 21, 2021 09:32 AM IST

    The best symbols of Atmanirbhar Bharat   

    Defining self-reliance in an intricately interlinked world can be a tricky business since there is virtually nothing we use that is completely and wholly made locally.

  • A beginner’s guide to Russian watches Feb 20, 2021 04:29 PM IST

    A beginner’s guide to Russian watches

    Sturmanskie, Vostok, Raketa or Poljot? The world of Russian watches is quirky and bewildering, two collectors help us negotiate the time travel.

  • Eeb Allay Ooo!: An absurd but poignant tale of a monkey chaser that hits home Feb 20, 2021 11:36 AM IST

    Eeb Allay Ooo!: An absurd but poignant tale of a monkey chaser that hits home

    Shardul Bhardwaj's Anjani dresses up as langur to protect the high and mighty from troublesome monkeys in a film that shines light on the gig economy, migrant workers and the class divide.

  • Interview | There needs to be much more support for and recognition of translators as co-creators: Jayasree Kalathil Feb 20, 2021 09:39 AM IST

    Interview | There needs to be much more support for and recognition of translators as co-creators: Jayasree Kalathil

    Kalathil, the translator of Malayalam writer S Hareesh's 2020 JCB Prize for Literature-winning Moustache speaks about the process of translating a literary work.

  • Existential threats are everywhere nowadays Feb 20, 2021 09:31 AM IST

    Existential threats are everywhere nowadays

    The word 'existential' once referred to a school of philosophy. How did it come to stand for things that threaten our way of life?

  • What one needs to know: Reading from the American script on troop preparedness Feb 20, 2021 09:26 AM IST

    What one needs to know: Reading from the American script on troop preparedness

    Morale is a crucial element for the Indian Army, fighting a three-decade-long battle in crowded civilian locations and icy Himalayan heights, where most of the country’s contested borders lie.

  • How a youth-led team is using virtual reality to help partition veterans find closure Feb 20, 2021 09:22 AM IST

    How a youth-led team is using virtual reality to help partition veterans find closure

    Saadia Gardezi and her teammates at Project Dastaan use technology to help the Partition generation revisit the land of their birth.

  • Democracy is learnt behaviour but we are unlearning democracy every day, says Conflictorium Museum founder Avni Sethi Feb 20, 2021 09:16 AM IST

    Democracy is learnt behaviour but we are unlearning democracy every day, says Conflictorium Museum founder Avni Sethi

    Through art, dance and her Conflictorium Museum, Avni Sethi has created a space to bring up difficult subjects of conflict, violence and democracy.

  • Are you a choice architect? Feb 20, 2021 09:02 AM IST

    Are you a choice architect?

    Informed choices are important in life and in business. In the second of a two-part series on behavioural economics, we look at choice architecture, the practice of influencing choices.

  • Reena Saini Kallat on art that challenges borders and notions of nationhood Feb 20, 2021 07:56 AM IST

    Reena Saini Kallat on art that challenges borders and notions of nationhood

    Artist Reena Saini Kallat’s work looks at social and political borders by bringing the focus on manmade barriers and symbols of nationality.

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