On growing up in Bihar, knocking on Satyajit Ray’s door, working in TV in Mumbai, the brotherhood of film industry outsiders, and the freedom of OTT
Updated on Jun 24, 2022 05:18 PM IST
Perrier kicked it all off with a massive ad campaign in the 1970s. As the market for bottled water boomed, see how cola companies got into the game, found shortcuts. Could your favourite brand just be purified municipal water? Find out, in this week’s Sound Bites.
Updated on Jun 24, 2022 03:29 PM IST
Messi and Ronaldo may be slowing down, but we are witnessing one of the finest goal-scoring eras in football history. A host of players are aiming for a place among the greats. Two young ones to watch: Darwin Nunez and Erling Haaland.
Updated on Jun 24, 2022 02:34 PM IST
This legendary fabric was so fine, it was translucent. It was worn by royalty around the world for centuries, stamped out during colonial British rule. Now, researchers in Bangladesh are trying to recreate it, with a little help from weavers in India, and they’re finding that it’s even harder than they imagined.
Updated on Jun 29, 2022 03:57 PM IST
The 94-year-old just received Britain’s RIBA Royal Gold Medal for Architecture. With sunlight and greenery, soaring arches, buildings inspired by ancient stepwells, his unique style created a template for independent India, with locally relevant structures moulded to suit our culture and society.
A landmark on Mathura Road
Updated on Jun 24, 2022 12:44 PM IST
, New DelhiMayank Austen Soofi
Last year, the Delhi government banned the entry of all trucks (except those carrying essential commodities) into the capital between November 17 and December 20, as the air quality started deteriorating to become severe (AQI more than 400).
The numbers are the first estimates of how many lives were potentially saved across the world due to vaccines, and how many more could have been had distribution been more equitable.
NEW DELHI: Manoj Kumar, 40, had been waiting for authorities to hand over the remains of the body of his wife Sweety, 32, who was among the 27 people charred to death in a devastating fire in a CCTV assembling unit in north-west Delhi’s Mundka on May 13
The pandemic robbed the youngster of a chance to build on junior success but now he is finally back on track
Updated on Jun 23, 2022 11:57 PM IST
The reason why the Sena decided to dump its pre-poll ally after the 2019 assembly elections was that it wanted the chief ministership for itself. This would have entailed unseating the incumbent BJP chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.
South India's history and politics are complex and intertwined — and this is most evident in its languages. Here, I explore their vibrant and surprising past, including how the linguistic innovations of Southern India often outpaced those of the North.
By barring members from voting or speaking against the party on any issue, it weakened legislatures. And, as the turmoil in Maharashtra shows, it fundamentally altered the relationship between a politician and the party
BRI should not simply be assessed by looking at China’s interests. Recipient countries matter because their geopolitical concerns and domestic interests can intersect to affect how well BRI functions
Updated on Jun 23, 2022 09:54 PM IST
A sapper is promoted as Army commander after having successfully commanded a corps. He reaches that position by dint of ability.
CUET is aimed at ending a system where students have to write multiple tests. For this landmark reform, cautious and vigilant implementation for millions of students will be key.
Published on Jun 23, 2022 09:41 PM IST
The fragility of the unnatural alliance points to larger challenges facing parties in fighting the BJP
Published on Jun 23, 2022 09:37 PM IST
Practising diversity in the classroom is a slow evolution to unlearn and move away from binaries, stigmas, and preconceived constructs to arrive at a common ground of shared realities, where differences are understood, accepted, and then etched into one's understanding of diverse ways of life.
The cheetah introduction plan has sparked a controversy. While eventually, everything may fall in place, there is no harm in answering the project-related questions from scientists and conservationists
"It's been a very long journey for me, but perhaps the most enduring memory will be playing the 2005 World Cup final. It was an epochal moment in India's women's cricket," Dhar said.
Ladakh was carved out as a Union Territory from the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir three years back
The first major academic study of women’s role in the eight-year-long Iran-Iraq war looks at how gender roles were impacted in post-war Iran as a result of their participation
Updated on Jun 23, 2022 05:06 PM IST
Arati Prabhakar earlier served as the director of the Defence Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA), a key innovative hub of new technologies in the US
Glimpsing into a working mother’s life
Updated on Jun 23, 2022 12:43 PM IST
, New DelhiMayank Austen Soofi