Thursday, December 13, 2018
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09 Dec 2018

Land of tea, and tahr

09 Dec 2018 | 1:05 AM

As our vehicle plodded up the hills to Munnar, the road was jampacked with vehicles ferrying tourists and nature enthusiasts heading to Rajamalai, the tourism zone of Eravikulam National Park.

The star loses sparkle

09 Dec 2018 | 1:05 AM

Who would have thought Thugs of Hindostan (TOH) would be a dud. Call it disappointment of the year, massive let-down or one of the worst films of super dependable Aamir Khan, it fell like a thud at the boxoffice. Last records show it collected a mere Rs 150 crore.

Of birds, bees, and beasts

09 Dec 2018 | 1:05 AM

One early morning when Arshdeep and his father were at their usual hangout — the Kanjli wetland in Kapurthala — Arshdeep spotted pipe owls disappearing into an old waste-pipe.

The sailors’ diaries

09 Dec 2018 | 1:05 AM

“…details to reach Ceylon from Bhatkal, sail in the direction of Dhruv or Agasat, towards the eastern rising direction.

Discovering the ‘readymade’

09 Dec 2018 | 1:05 AM

Opaque Emblems is a group show by six artists — Atul Dodiya, Subodh Gupta, Louise Lawler, Isamu Noguchi, Dayanita Singh and Hiroshi Sugimoto — all of whom have deployed “pre-existing objects” or “found articles” in their myriad creations.

House of horrors

09 Dec 2018 | 1:05 AM

Almost everyone in Rajasthan knows that the Bhangarh Fort in the Rajgarh tehsil of Alwar district is haunted.

Garden of threads

09 Dec 2018 | 1:05 AM

The Thread Garden located at North Lake Road, opposite Boat House in Ooty is an innovative, aesthetic garden that has been fabricated entirely from thread.

A revolution & a wedding

09 Dec 2018 | 1:05 AM

“My son does not look nice alone. He looks handsome only amid comrades,” Bhagat Singh’s mother, Vidyawati, had said when the government proposed to install the martyr’s statue in Ludhiana in the early 1970s. She always treated his comrades as an extended family, treasuring their memories — not just intangible, but tangible ones too — till she breathed her last.

Pirates of Bollywood

09 Dec 2018 | 1:05 AM

These are some of the country’s top critics whose shortsighted film reviews have partially presented us Thugs of Hindostan.

When censors make no sense

09 Dec 2018 | 1:05 AM

Ashvin Kumar, the only Indian filmmaker to be nominated for an Oscar in the short fiction category (for Little Terrorist in 2005), has had several bruising run-ins with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

Hot foods for mushy evenings

09 Dec 2018 | 1:05 AM

Ayurveda categorises all foods and ingredients in two — those that soup up our metabolism and warm us up pleasantly; and others that are useful to chill out.

Not delivering happiness? Not done

09 Dec 2018 | 1:05 AM

My wife and I live in two different cities on account of our jobs and I could not visit her on her birthday, So, I bought her a watch costing Rs 39,000 and sent it through courier.

Awaiting the last straw

09 Dec 2018 | 1:05 AM

Too small in size to be recycled, the only way to deal with the straw pollution is banning their use altogether.

02 Dec 2018

British storyteller’s Indian tale

02 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

He’s an African living in England, but can beat many an Indian hollow with his knowledge of Indian mythology and folktales.

A veggie delight in the Alps

02 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

Take a wild guess as to where the oldest vegetarian restaurant in the world is located.

Beyond the Great Wall of China

02 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

Boys in ethnic attire playing traditional musical instruments.

Myth meets lore meets reality

02 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

The stage opens with a priest-like man named Tathagat, sporting a symbolic choti and a small pitcher wrapped in a chunri in his hand.

Curating a happy dream

02 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

A sprawling banquet inside a palatial palace done up in hues of gold and adorned with massive chandeliers, birds fluttering all around, an elephant, a zebra and a gazelle drinking from a pool of water with swans floating about, a stallion galloping on the sidelines and a cheetah studying its reflection in a mirror.

India’s turn to go slow

02 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

In 1986, a man named Carlo Petrini saw the opening of a McDonald’s outlet near the Spanish Steps in Rome as a threat to local food, resulting in a mass protest and birth of the Slow Food movement a few years later.

Fraudulent credit, real harm

02 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

Last week, I got a text message on my cell phone from my bank saying that Rs 90,000 had been credited to my account.

Man who made bitter better

02 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

Record books will tell us that Amit Saroha won a single medal, a gold in the club throw event, at the Jakarta Para Asian Games in October this year.

The puck stops here

02 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

In the dead of winter nights, a few school girls would venture out of their cosy houses to construct their dream.