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  • PM Narendra Modi effect on burgers Down Under

    A little over a month after PM Narendra Modi visited Australia, the Gujarat effect doesn't seem to be wearing off Down Under. At least that's what Adelaide's burger chain, Burger Addiction's (BA) recent inclusion of a vegetarian burger — Jai Jai Gujarat — suggests. The vegetarian entrant, which the...

    Sunday, 21 December 2014 - 6:00am
  • French study explains why some really do like it hot

    In China they do it with chilli, in India they do it with mirchi / The chilli's so hot, I don't know for what? The answer to the first line of that popular limerick seems to have been found. At least if you go by a new paper published by Jordane Boudesseul and his PhD guide Laurent Bègue at France'...

    Friday, 19 December 2014 - 7:10am
  • Raja Ravi Varma painting not a fake: arbitrator

    A first-of-its-kind legal arbitration over an art work- Raja Ravi Varma's ‘Jatayu Vadham' showing Ravan carrying off Sita- has finally concluded that the painting worth Rs. two crore is not a fake. This was decided in a recent ruling by retired Justice R Gururajan, who was appointed by the...

    Wednesday, 17 December 2014 - 5:30am
  • Contra-indication: Examining the issue of reproductive rights in India

    Whether it's corporates incentivising egg freezing or women dying of botched sterilisations in Chhattisgarh, the subtext is control over a woman’s body. Gargi Gupta and Yogesh Pawar examine the issue of reproductive rights in India

    Sunday, 30 November 2014 - 5:15am
  • Invoking the magic of a lost weave: A Baluchari sari exhibition in Mumbai

    Elegant women smoke hookahs, nawabs relax with pet falcons, soldiers stand by cannons, sahibs and memsahibs enjoy the comforts of steam-powered trains and boats… These are neither sepia-toned photographs of yore, nor paintings evoking a bygone era, but intricate motifs of life in 18th and 19th...

    Sunday, 30 November 2014 - 5:45am
  • Ankle bells fall silent as the Sitara Devi of Kathak moves on

    "Tumhara gaana sunke mera naachne ko man karta hai. Tum jahan bhi gaane jao, mujhe saath le jaana (I feel life dancing on hearing your voice, take me along wherever you go to sing)," overwhelmed with emotion, classical vocalist Soma Ghosh's voice quivers as she recounts Kathak queen Sitara Devi, 94...

    Wednesday, 26 November 2014 - 6:10am
  • When Santoor meets the keyboard

    Electronica maestro and Grammy award winner Éric Mouquet, who founded the band Deep Forest, was in Mumbai to jam with santoor exponent Rahul Sharma at the fifth edition of Banyan Tree's Milan-Maestros in Harmony concert. Yogesh Pawar chats with them about their collaboration and the creative...

    Sunday, 23 November 2014 - 5:40am
  • The nudity debate uncovering the truth

    Wrapped in cultural taboos, nudity has mostly been off-kilter with the increasing notion that it is necessarily sexual and therefore immoral. Yogesh Pawar uncovers the many layers of this debate

    Sunday, 23 November 2014 - 5:35am
  • Gunidas Sangeet Sammelan to showcase India's treasury of musicians

    In a fortnight, Mumbai will host some of the country's most distinguished musicians during the 38th Gunidas Sangeet Sammelan (GSS), a prestigious festival held annually in memory of a yesteryear doyen of the Agra Gharana, the late Pandit Jagannath Buwa Purohit alias Gunidas.

    Sunday, 23 November 2014 - 5:25am
  • Ruhaniyat is back to spread peace and love through music

    One of the biggest and most awaited Sufi and mystic music festivals, Ruhaniyat is all set to spread peace, harmony and positivity through its 10 city caravan. In its 14th edition this year, the festival will be presented in Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Raipur, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad,...

    Friday, 21 November 2014 - 7:30am