LIFESTYLE

Tik Tok Ban: An Exercise in Futility

Stopping the spread of pornography won’t be attained through the act of banning Tik Tok, or any other act for that matter. When the first camera-enabled phones came out, the Nokia 7650 in fact, a senior journalist mentioned that we

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India needs to increase focus on research

If India’s demographic dividend is to be tapped into, the country must be innovative in its approach and work out policies to boost research. The way forward should be advancing research Research is the cornerstone of great institutions. Without it,

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Festivals of art and more

Vriksh, the theatre, presents Thespis 3: the third season of the National Micro Drama Festival. The event has scheduled around 40 plays on a single day with maximum span of 10 minutes. When: April 21 time: 10 am onwards Where:

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‘Civilisation Seems to Evade our Society’

“Social media has become an online court of listing judgments and blurting out impulsive thoughts.” In an interview with Chahak Mittal, Director Soumitra Ranade said, “we are literally abusing and lynching each other.” He had watched the Naseeruddin Shah and

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A Different Take on the Familiar

According to Chahak Mittal, “Parisian bakery café Brioche Dorée makes one run across the streets of nostalgia. Its croissants, baguettes and quiches hold warm memories of home.” Once in a while one finds something interesting by accident. It happened to

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‘Gender is not a Factor’

Chef Ajay Anand says that the reason he decided to invest more time in refining French cuisine is that he finds it as alluring as Indian cuisine. Do you think a chef’s gender affects the food in any way? How

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Bringing the stone age alive with art

Tales about disparate homes and civilisations come alive in Artist Keshari Nandan’s tall cylindrical pots with small mouths. The Artist has been known for his love of nature and pottery skills, which he has pushed further with his latest stoneware

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A Taste of India at London Craft Week

Five states from India will grace the 5th edition of London Craft Week as it showcases 10 rare crafts and diverse skills  from the territories. The craft sector has gone through many phases of transformation over the years, and many

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Addressing the elephant in the living room

There is a grave need for counselling and pharmacotherapy centres in India to eliminate addictive smoking, says Dr Vikas Maurya Tobacco use, particularly smoking, is widely recognised by the medical community as well as the general public as a major

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Is a universal religion a solution to human sufferings?

What the world needs to end its sufferings is a universal religion that gives everyone happiness, rather than keeping people in line with imaginary notions, says Rajyogi Brahmakumar Nikunj Ji The confrontation between two east Asian countries, the unresolved conflict

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