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Book review: Silicon Valley culture may be changing how your brain works

We now depend far too heavily on the binary approach, says Christian Madsbjerg, and that’s part of the reason for the post-truth era.

Sensemaking, Madsbjerg explains, is the opposite of algorithmic thinking. Essentially, it’s the way we learnt about the world and dealt with problems before algorithm took over.
Updated on Apr 16, 2017 10:06 AM IST
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‘I wonder who they voted for’: Indians facing identity crisis in US under Trump

Despite support within neighbourhoods, the sense of being different and standing out from the crowd has heightened for Indian students since Trump assumed office.

People at a vigil in honour of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, an Indian engineer killed in Kansas in a possible hate crime.(Reuters File)
Updated on Jul 19, 2017 03:41 PM IST
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Folk singer Ila Arun brings Ibsen’s play, Ghosts, to Rajasthan

Arun says she is moved by how relevant the Norwegian playwright’s works are in today’s India, particularly his plays on women and their oppression.

The play, set in Rajasthan, is about a struggle between tradition and modernity.
Updated on Apr 01, 2017 07:27 AM IST
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Listen to your chromosomes to fight ageing

The Telomere Effect: Living Younger, Healthier, Longer by Elizabeth Blackburn and Elissa Epel explains the role of telomeres in the aging process

Updated on Mar 25, 2017 10:22 PM IST
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Threats, slurs, insults: It’s a hard life for lawyers defending terror suspects

Your client may be acquitted, but life will likely never be the same. Friends and neighbours shun you, loved ones question your motives.

Updated on Mar 19, 2017 09:34 AM IST
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Innocence Network: After freedom, the fight for justice

The wrongfully incarcerated come forward to demand justice and reparation

(Kunal Patil/ HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 11, 2019 03:20 PM IST
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#Unreserved: Tales from a general compartment

Three Mumbai-based filmmakers have turned their pan-India railway adventure into a film.

Filmmakers Samarth Mahajan, Rajat Bhargava and Omkar Divekar, the team that travelled unreserved.
Updated on Apr 11, 2019 02:53 PM IST
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Catch a flute symphony, jive to different beats at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival

More than 700 dancers from across India and beyond, including countries such as France and Spain, will perform

Schoolchildren perform a folk dance at the Kala Ghoda Festival, 2016.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jan 31, 2017 09:58 AM IST
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One is a Husain; the other’s a fake. Can you spot the difference?

We stop by at an exhibition on cultures of forgery to try and distinguish fake art from real.

The Husain and faux Husain are on display at an exhibition titled Likeness Without Reference, at Mumbai’s Piramal Museum of Art.(Kunal Patil / HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 20, 2017 04:17 PM IST
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The first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays makes its India debut in Mumbai

Published in 1623, it is believed that about 750 copies of the First Folio were printed, of which there are 234 known surviving, according to The British Library, which holds five copies.

It’s William Shakespeare’s First Folio — the first collected edition of his plays — which came out seven years after his death and contains 36 of his 37 recognised plays.(Claire Kendall)
Updated on Jan 19, 2017 01:08 AM IST
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In an era of fake news, check out India’s homegrown Hoax Slayer

It worries me that people don’t fact-check, says Mumbai businessman Pankaj Jain, who runs the page.

Updated on Jan 14, 2017 08:34 AM IST
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