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Give your child the best of both worlds

Published on 21-May-2016
My mother-in-law, who was brought up in a small gorgeous town in central Kerala, is nostalgic about a time when rice was an occasional feast and eggs from the family farm was a weekly treat.

Every time I speak to parents of young children, one of the constant societal pressure points is screen time...

Womanhood celebrated

Published on 21-May-2016
enriching legacy Vusat Iqbal Khan's musical production 'Rudaad-e-Shireen' tells   the story of a woman who realises her true identity.

Vusat Iqbal Khan is the daughter of Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan, the Khalifa of Dilli Gharana of Indian classical music...

Life on the streets

Published on 21-May-2016
Streetscapes Photographs by Vivian Maier;

Artiste Vivian Maier followed her heart and secretively took 1,000s of pictures of life around her....

And then there were two...

Published on 21-May-2016
in order The character Lolita was fleshed out before Nabokov's version of her.

What is the mystery of the second Lolita? Because there was, you will be surprised to learn, another Lolita before Vladimir Nabokov invented her....

Set for a comeback?

Published on 21-May-2016
good signs Britney Spears, 8 years after her meltdown,  appears to be thriving.

The life of Britney Spears, which for years has been mentored by guardianship, has taken a turn for the better...

Message in a blossom

Published on 14-May-2016

They came, they performed, they conquered.' This is an apt description of the Singapore-based dance company Apsara Arts...

In fine tune with 100 strings

Published on 14-May-2016
santoor Maestro  Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya Photo by Subhodeep Sardar

One of the celebrated torchbearers of Indian classical music, Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya has brought a new dimension...

Moves for festivities

Published on 14-May-2016
notes from nature 'Sua' dance, performed by women hailing from Maikal Hill, Chhattisgarh, mimics the movement of parrots.

Tribal dances are fun to watch as the costumes, the music and the exuberance make for a jaw-dropping experience. A trip to Chhattisgarh proved this......

The global stitch

Published on 14-May-2016
coloured variety :  A Garasia Jat tunic embroidered with cross-stitch and mirrors

My earliest memory of doing cross-stitch is when I was about 12 years old. A birthday gift-set of fabric...

You can judge a book by its cover

Published on 07-May-2016
Gateways of books Some of the innovative book covers created by graphic designer Chip Kidd.

Book covers are like people's faces," said Orhan Pamuk once, "either they remind us of a lost happiness or they promise...

Photo Gallery
Rishi Nair of Florida bites his metal after winning the 2016 National Geographic Bee...

Rishi Nair of Florida bites his metal after winning the 2016 National Geographic Bee...

Vehicles moving on a road during a dust storm in Bikaner...

Vehicles moving on a road during a dust storm in Bikaner...

Buddhist monks protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Thursday against killing of Tsering Tempa...

Buddhist monks protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Thursday against killing of Tsering Tempa...

College girls dressed in traditional attire perform cultural show during anniversary of NDA govt...

College girls dressed in traditional attire perform cultural show during anniversary of NDA govt...

Models walk on a ramp during fashion show of students of National institute of fashion technology...

Models walk on a ramp during fashion show of students of National institute of fashion technology...

President Pranab Mukherjee garlanding the bust of Tagore at Peking University...

President Pranab Mukherjee garlanding the bust of Tagore at Peking University...

Women of a tribal community take part in pitcher race during a tribal festival in Birbhum district..

Women of a tribal community take part in pitcher race during a tribal festival in Birbhum district..

The stray nilgai calf that was running frenzied near the Parliament House being rescued...

The stray nilgai calf that was running frenzied near the Parliament House being rescued...

A baby monkey continue to suckle as its mother try to quench its thirst from a drinking water tap...

A baby monkey continue to suckle as its mother try to quench its thirst from a drinking water tap...

World leaders at the start of the second working session of the G-7 summit meetings in Shima...

World leaders at the start of the second working session of the G-7 summit meetings in Shima...

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