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  • Jitish Kallat speaks about Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014

    Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014 opens in December. Curator Jitish Kallat talks to Gargi Gupta about his role as a purveyor of ideas and concepts

    Sunday, 24 August 2014 - 6:50am
  • French military regimen Parkour finds an unlikely home in Rampur

    The rigorous discipline of Parkour, the global fitness craze, has found many fans in Rampur. It is also opening myriad doors for the 'Rampuris', says Gargi Gupta after talking to practitioners of the military training regimen

    Sunday, 24 August 2014 - 6:30am
  • Book Review: Know Your Heart; The Hidden Links Between Your Body And The Politics Of The State

    Rise of heart diseases in India is not just about unhealthy choices, but also due to government's failure to provide a healthy lifestyle, says Gargi Gupta after reading Dinesh C. Sharma's latest

    Sunday, 24 August 2014 - 6:05am
  • Natwar Singh's Book 'One Life'... flies off the shelves

    Controversy is a bestseller. Barely a week since its launch on August 7, K Natwar Singh's 'One Life Is Not Enough' has sold nearly 65,000 copies, while Sanjaya Baru's 'The Accidental Prime Minister', which too generated a lot of heat when it was published in early April, has sold 75,000 copies....

    Thursday, 14 August 2014 - 5:20am
  • As PM, Pranab Mukherjee would've saved Congress: Artist Jogen Chowdhary

    "If Pranab Mukherjee had stayed in the Congress and become prime minister, he would have saved the party." The comment came from eminent painter Jogen Chowdhary, the first recipient to be invited to stay in Rashtrapati Bhavan under the new artist-in-residence scheme, and also a Trinamool Party-...

    Tuesday, 12 August 2014 - 7:30am
  • Ex-PM Manmohan Singh's philosophy: What cannot be cured must be endured

    He's been called "ghatiya insaan" and "spineless", and books penned by former colleagues have cast unflattering light on his tenure as prime minister and questioned his role in various scams — Manmohan Singh has had a hard time of it these last few months. But did the vilification ever get to him?...

    Sunday, 10 August 2014 - 7:25am
  • Meet the man who brought champagne to India

    Gargi Gupta meets Rajiv Singhal, the man instrumental in getting Indians to drink champagne and bringing the first sommeliers to the country

    Sunday, 10 August 2014 - 6:45am
  • Meet the medal winning Phogat sisters

    In a state steeped in patriarchy, the Phogat sisters are a beacon of hope. Gargi Gupta visits Haryana's Balali village to meet the medal-winning wrestler sisters and the family that made the impossible possible

    Sunday, 10 August 2014 - 6:20am
  • Museums in India wasting away due to lack of funds

    Some magnificent museums are wasting away for lack of funds and out-of-the-box thinking. Gargi Gupta surveys the scene and talks to experts on the way forward

    Sunday, 3 August 2014 - 7:50am
  • Chhotelal Bharany's passion for rare art and artefacts has benefited museums worldwide

    Eighty-eight year old Chhotelal Bharany is a relic of the past, as rare and precious today as the antique paintings, sculptures and textiles from his collection that the National Museum in Delhi is showcasing in a month-long exhibition. Bharany had donated these to the museum in 1976 but it's only...

    Sunday, 3 August 2014 - 5:25am