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Paramita Ghosh has been working as a journalist for over 20 years and writes socio-political and culture features. She works in the Weekend section as a senior assistant editor and has reported from Vienna, Jaffna and Singapore.

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Living alone in the pandemic? Hacks to help you tackle lockdown loneliness

Unbroken solitude can play tricks on the mind. It helps to record your dreams and fears, make tangible things and, if all else fails, learn to revel in your ability to fight with your back to the wall.

Updated on Oct 11, 2020 04:51 PM IST
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Tour the British Museum’s massive Tantra exhibition in 10 objects

What was the philosophy? What was its impact? Sculptures, posters, paintings, thangkas and manuscripts — some dating to the 11th century — are among the 100 items on display.

Human Be-in, poster, USA, 1967. This poster designed by Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelley (photograph by Casey Sonnabend) advertises the festival of the same name, that was held in San Francisco and heralded the Summer of Love.
Updated on Oct 04, 2020 09:31 AM IST
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Wool without sheep? In Puducherry, a wild shrub offers material gains

Gowri Shankar, a fashion entrepreneur, is using fibre from a giant shrub to make yarn for soft, warm winter wear.

A Weganool cape dress made by a German kidswear brand, Infantium Victoria.(Photo courtesy Gowri Shankar)
Updated on Oct 11, 2020 05:05 PM IST
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The sameness of life in the pandemic could be affecting your neurons

A paper published in the Journal of Neuroscience in September indicates that sameness of stimuli makes certain neurons weary, altering our perception of time.

Updated on Oct 04, 2020 09:48 AM IST
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Check out how the buddy movie is changing

The new Bill and Ted movie is out so catch up on the best of the rest in the genre.

Updated on Sep 27, 2020 09:53 AM IST
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Art Deco surprises where you’d least expect

Heritage lovers are unearthing Deco structures across states like Kerala, West Bengal and Telangana, tracking down elements in mosques, hotels and homes.

Kerala’s Chemnad Juma mosque from the 1950s has curved Deco verandahs.(Photo courtesy @kerala.artdeco)
Updated on Sep 11, 2020 09:21 PM IST
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Covid-19: Are you breathing right for these stressful times?

That mild tightness in your chest that wasn’t such a constant before March, can be a precursor to lifestyle diseases. An oft-overlooked way to ease it is by breathing right.

An oft-overlooked way to ease life is by breathing right.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 23, 2020 02:12 PM IST
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Tweaking the rules of therapy in the lockdown

Covid-19 has made it harder and yet more necessary for patients to connect with counsellors and psychologists. Among the most common problems - missing body language signals, the lack of a safe space.

(Getty Images / iStock)
Published on Aug 13, 2020 06:17 PM IST
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Holding onto faith in the middle of the pandemic

All large gatherings, including for religious purposes, have been barred since March. This has meant most temples, mosques, churches, gurudwaras and other places of worship have either been closed or functioning under very changed circumstances

A priest and a labourer wear personal protective equipment (PPE) at a crematorium, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 22, 2020 02:07 PM IST
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‘Fear all around’: Covid-19 leaves wellness sector in bad health

Hair salons were officially allowed to reopen in the first week of June in Delhi and by end-June in Mumbai. But the potential for infection in enclosed spaces is keeping clients away.

Even during this lockdown, Australia and Japan deemed haircuts an essential service.(AP file photo)
Updated on Jul 05, 2020 10:25 PM IST
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100 days of Covid-19: Cooking up a storm in the lockdown

With more than a billion shuttered indoors and supply chains badly hit, social media and family groups were flooded with people showcasing their culinary skills, and not just casually

During the lockdown, Instagram became an online derby. Men and women were pickling, plating, baking, flipping, slicing eatables with the same flourish with which, at fairs, farmers present prize animals.(HT Photos)
Updated on Jun 22, 2020 07:30 PM IST
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Breakfast: Now the meal of the day

Most families eat egg-and-bread combinations with a glass of milk, tea or coffee. Some are using the lockdown to do more, as a means to buoy spirits and with an eye on practicality — lunch can then be small, simple or even skipped altogether.

Brekker can be sweet or savoury and this means you can use up ingredients close to their expiry dates.
Updated on May 16, 2020 10:29 AM IST
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How children craft their own escapes

If Alice in Wonderland has taught us anything, it’s that children have their own escape routes, and their world of make-believe is its own reality.

In times of crisis, the young can often find their own way.(Unsplash)
Updated on May 09, 2020 04:02 PM IST

Life in the time of Covid-19: Finding new ways to care, and self-care

The most common concern amid the Covid-19 lockdown is running out of medication and not being able to fill up a prescription again, or replace an essential device like a pulse oximeter or glucose monitor.

Rajni Aggarwal has been trying to cheer up her mother Karuna, who is bedridden, by organising video calls with her friends. To lift her own mood, she does yoga, draws and keeps in touch with friends.
Updated on May 07, 2020 12:43 AM IST
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Coronavirus survival tips: Do what you can to restore the weekend

The absence of a weekend, and any weekend-like activity, can add to the monotony and stress of lockdown, so here are some ways in which you can restore a sense of downtime and chance of pace to Saturdays and Sundays.

Working from home means that weekends probably involve some work too, so you may not be able to switch off completely.
Updated on Apr 19, 2020 08:43 AM IST
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Coronavirus outbreak: A time to give and get cuddles

The world has never needed its puppies and kittens as much as it does now. No contact with other people or the outdoors has made fur babies the stars of every video conference, no matter how serious the discussion.

It’s that much harder caring for an animal that can’t get its exercise, meet its friends or go for a walk, and doesn’t even know why.(Unsplash)
Updated on Mar 31, 2020 11:11 AM IST
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Hilary Mantel’s third Cromwell book is brilliant

Thomas Cromwell is the anti-hero of all three books of Hilary Mantel’s celebrated Tudor England trilogy

is the final book in Hilary Mantel’s celebrated Tudor England trilogy.
Updated on Mar 19, 2020 04:27 PM IST
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Barry John wins major theatre award

Lifetime Achievement award to be given to Shah Rukh Khan’s theatre guru

Barry John is honoured with The Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (more popularly known as the META), Lifetime Achievement award in 2020.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 19, 2020 05:07 PM IST
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Sonic, a success story

When the first trailer of the film was aired (the film is expected to hit Indian screens on February 28), fans of the original video game even wrote to its producers, protesting its “human teeth”.

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Sonic, voiced by Ben Schwartz, in a scene from
Published on Feb 28, 2020 09:58 PM IST
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Marked for death

Actor Danny Trejo tops a report on most on-screen deaths. His tally: 65

Actor Danny Trejo is star of the Machete movie
Updated on Feb 28, 2020 10:16 PM IST
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William Gibson is out with his new sci-fi novel

In a new book, Agency, Gibson gives the US a woman president. But has she the power?

Writer William Gibson is known for pioneering the sci-fi subgenre, cyberpunk. Cyberpunk fictions, and Gibson novels, are mainly set in dystopias that deal with conflicts among artificial intelligences, hackers and huge corporations.(Getty Images)
Published on Feb 21, 2020 01:26 PM IST
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HT’s pick of end of the world book and films

In pop culture, the end of the world has come through these scenarios- virus attacks, nuclear winters and natural disasters

In 12 Monkeys, Bruce Willis is a time traveller sent to find the source of a virus.
Updated on Feb 15, 2020 12:01 PM IST
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Pack your bags, but take it slow

Indians are opening up to the idea of taking travel slow, swapping packed itineraries for relaxed, immersive trips.

The idea of doing a slow holiday, says Ambika Seth, a Delhi entrepreneur, is to keep all activities low-key.(Photo: Rahul Khanna)
Updated on Jan 17, 2020 01:40 PM IST
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A peek inside Mussoorie’s iconic hotel, the Savoy

An interview with Kshitij Sharma who has made an award-winning documentary

Filmmaker Kshitij Sharma(Photo courtesy: Kshitij Sharma)
Published on Jan 02, 2020 03:53 PM IST
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Meet the next big leading man of Hollywood, Adam Driver

From playing Kylo Ren to theatre director Charlie Barber in Marriage Story, Adam Driver is on a roll

There’s a strong buzz that Adam Driver will be an Oscar contender for best actor for his work in Marriage Story.(Photo: Netflix)
Published on Dec 27, 2019 04:13 PM IST
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Capital City Minstrels: 25 years young

HT Image
Published on Dec 23, 2019 11:00 PM IST

In The Irishman, Joe Pesci bosses over De Niro

First among equals

Joe Pesci in one of his memorable roles, as Joey LaMotta in Raging Bull(Alamy Stock Photo)
Published on Dec 13, 2019 02:06 PM IST
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Recommended: 5 movies on copybook rebellions

In this season of protests – in Hong Kong over the extradition law and in India over the JNU student fee hike – we look at films that have taken up students’ issues with nuance

A still from La Chinoisie (1967), Jean Luc Godard’s film on student politics
Published on Dec 06, 2019 06:12 PM IST
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A new documentary on yoga guru Bikram Choudhury

A Netflix film made by Oscar winner, Eva Orner

Yoga guru, Bikram Choudhury(Photo: Netflix)
Published on Nov 29, 2019 05:20 PM IST
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