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Harnaaz Sandhu, after meeting Priyanka Chopra, announces period campaign: Watch

Published on Sep 26, 2022 10:23 AM IST

After meeting with Priyanka Chopra for the first time at Global Citizen Festival 2022, Harnaaz Sandhu dropped another video from the event. It shows her talking about period poverty and announcing a new period campaign.

Harnaaz Sandhu met Priyanka Chopra at Global Citizen Festival. (Instagram)
Harnaaz Sandhu met Priyanka Chopra at Global Citizen Festival. (Instagram)

Women in Meghalaya village strive to revive 200 years old embroidery form

A group of women in the border village of Mustoh in Meghalaya is collectively reviving a 200-year-old embroidery art - Khneng, adding value to traditional silk shawls, wraparounds and mufflers.

Women in Meghalaya village strive to revive 200 years old embroidery form
Women in Meghalaya village strive to revive 200 years old embroidery form
Published on Sep 25, 2022 07:09 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal, Mustoh

Secret CIA museum for spies' eyes only

The museum is closed to the public, but the spy agency revealed some declassified artefacts in time for the agency's 75th anniversary.

A gun found near Osama bin Laden's body is now in display at the CIA's museum. (Kevin Wolf/AP Photo/picture alliance)
A gun found near Osama bin Laden's body is now in display at the CIA's museum. (Kevin Wolf/AP Photo/picture alliance)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 11:49 AM IST
By, Delhi

Das Minsk: New art museum opens in Potsdam

After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the building that housed the popular Minsk restaurant fell into disrepair. Decades later, it is now an art museum and a cafe.

The Minsk restaurant and event venue in Potsdam in 1980(Heidemarie-Milkert)
The Minsk restaurant and event venue in Potsdam in 1980(Heidemarie-Milkert)
Published on Sep 24, 2022 08:23 PM IST

J-K government takes steps to revive pottery industry

The Central and Union Territory governments of Jammu and Kashmir have taken a number of actions to revive the pottery culture, which was on the verge of extinction.

The J-K government takes action to revive the pottery industry(gettyimages)
The J-K government takes action to revive the pottery industry(gettyimages)
Published on Sep 24, 2022 07:27 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Srinagar (jammu And Kashmir) [india]

Are you making this up?: The Wknd Puzzle by Dilip D’Souza

This week, a a variation on the classic liar / truth-teller conundrum, inspired by the great logician and polymath Raymond Smullyan.

 (Shutterstock)
(Shutterstock)
Updated on Sep 24, 2022 06:57 PM IST
ByDilip D’Souza

Blade runner: Pick your next kitchen knife with tips from Swetha Sivakumar

A knife is all about the anatomy. Learn the parts, see why they matter, and get a list of what to look for when picking replicants next. In this week’s Sound Bites.

Kitchen knives at Ikea.
Kitchen knives at Ikea.
Updated on Sep 24, 2022 06:52 PM IST
BySwetha Sivakumar

Dancing in the dark: Mallika Sarabhai on beating bulimia,finding dance amid loss

Sarabhai is usually described as beautiful and accomplished. For large parts of her life, she says, she felt like neither. Her new book, In Free Fall, traces how that changed.

As Draupadi in Peter Brook’s epic, nine-hour theatrical retelling, The Mahabharata (1985). (Gilles Abegg)
As Draupadi in Peter Brook’s epic, nine-hour theatrical retelling, The Mahabharata (1985). (Gilles Abegg)
Updated on Sep 24, 2022 06:44 PM IST

Critic’s choice: Anupama Chopra lists her favourite responses to bad reviews

Online, there are anonymous threats and accusations. Offline, there are implications of bias. But every now and then, a filmmaker or actor will take it in their stride in amusing ways. One such instance was literally a scream.

When Anupama Chopra bumped into Ram Gopal Verma after giving his film, Agyaat, a bad review, he didn’t say hello. He just “looked at me, screamed, and ran in the opposite direction. It was hilarious,” she says.
When Anupama Chopra bumped into Ram Gopal Verma after giving his film, Agyaat, a bad review, he didn’t say hello. He just “looked at me, screamed, and ran in the opposite direction. It was hilarious,” she says.
Updated on Sep 24, 2022 06:24 PM IST

Track changes: How Sumit Gupta went from a failed exam to a new world record

The 32-year-old bank clerk from Delhi travelled relentlessly for 12 weeks to break the Guinness record for longest domestic journey by public transport. He began his quest after a failed civil service test, when he found himself asking, what am I doing with my life?

To set his new world record, Gupta travelled a total of 61,445 km across India, by bus and train. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)
To set his new world record, Gupta travelled a total of 61,445 km across India, by bus and train. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 24, 2022 06:00 PM IST

Life Hacks: When is it time to choose between the things one loves?

Calculate life in weeks and the numbers drop to alarming lows. Are we wasting too much time, then, on things we enjoy that don’t enrich us, asks Charles Assisi.

 (Shutterstock)
(Shutterstock)
Updated on Sep 23, 2022 07:58 PM IST

Trying to spot a liar? Give them something to do as they fib, a new study finds

Since lying taxes the brain more than telling the truth does, an added task — a sort of cognitive load; numbers to remember or a list to memorise — could make it harder for a smooth talker to lie convincingly, a new study out of Portsmouth suggests.

A still from the series Lie to Me (2009), about a psychologist who uses his skill at reading faces to help the police with criminal investigations.
A still from the series Lie to Me (2009), about a psychologist who uses his skill at reading faces to help the police with criminal investigations.
Updated on Sep 23, 2022 07:41 PM IST

Material gains: The return of the scrunchie

The ponytail accessory is trendy again, luxurious, and all over Instagram. And it’s helping small businesses stretch out.

Today’s scrunchies use up to a metre of fabric each, in a vast range of colours and prints. The simple one-tone variety is on view in retro shows such as Stranger Things.
Today’s scrunchies use up to a metre of fabric each, in a vast range of colours and prints. The simple one-tone variety is on view in retro shows such as Stranger Things.
Updated on Sep 23, 2022 07:30 PM IST

Surface tension: Take a tour of ruins revealed by drought

Think of it as Earth’s past and future colliding. As the climate crisis intensifies, rivers and lakes around the world are receding to all-new lows. Emerging in their wake are fossils, shipwrecks, statues, bridges, entire villages. What does this mean for our future? What are the new hopes and goals as temperatures climb? Take a look.

The abandoned village of Aceredo emerges, ghost-like, at the bottom of the Alto Lindoso reservoir in Spain. In the distance, a bridge spans waters that are now down to 15% of reservoir capacity. (Shutterstock)
The abandoned village of Aceredo emerges, ghost-like, at the bottom of the Alto Lindoso reservoir in Spain. In the distance, a bridge spans waters that are now down to 15% of reservoir capacity. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Sep 23, 2022 07:59 PM IST
ByNatasha Rego

Living on the edge: A guide to knife anatomy with Swetha Sivakumar

What makes a good knife? What makes a good user? There are some things one should never do with a blade. There are clues to heft tucked into the handle. Take a look.

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Updated on Sep 23, 2022 07:07 PM IST
BySwetha Sivakumar

Booker Prize-winning author Hilary Mantel dies at 70

Hilary Mantel, the British author of the best-selling Wolf Hall trilogy and the first woman to win the prestigious Booker Prize twice, has died.

Hilary Mantel, the Booker Prize-winning author of the acclaimed “Wolf Hall” saga, has died. She was 70. (AP Photo/ Alastair Grant, File)(AP)
Hilary Mantel, the Booker Prize-winning author of the acclaimed “Wolf Hall” saga, has died. She was 70. (AP Photo/ Alastair Grant, File)(AP)
Published on Sep 23, 2022 06:05 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal, London

Exhibition organised in Singapore to celebrate 75 years of Indian art

An exhibition featuring 85 artists and over 170 artworks from different parts of India has been organised in Singapore to showcase the evolution of the Indian art styles as part of celebrations to mark the 75 years of independence.

Exhibition organised in Singapore to celebrate 75 years of Indian art(pexels)
Exhibition organised in Singapore to celebrate 75 years of Indian art(pexels)
Published on Sep 21, 2022 05:53 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Singapore

Bestselling author Stephen King turns 75

He is known as the grandmaster of horror: Stephen King has been tapping into our fears like no other for more than 40 years. His latest book promises a startling departure.

Stephen King came from humble beginnings.(picture-alliance/dpa/M.Hitij)
Stephen King came from humble beginnings.(picture-alliance/dpa/M.Hitij)
Published on Sep 21, 2022 05:10 PM IST

Navratri 2022: 9 mehendi designs for each day of the festival

Navratri Mehendi designs 2022: With Navratri just on the doorstep, here are Indo-Arabic mehendi designs, Moroccan ones, Pakistani patterns, Rajasthani floral mayor mehendi ideas and other styles.

Navratri Mehendi designs 2022: 9 mehendi designs for each day of the festival(Alena Darmel)
Navratri Mehendi designs 2022: 9 mehendi designs for each day of the festival(Alena Darmel)
Updated on Sep 21, 2022 02:29 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

German Book Prize short list announced

In addition to the €25,000 prize, the honor usually gives a big boost to the winner's book sales.

The six contenders for the German Book Prize 2022(vntr.media )
The six contenders for the German Book Prize 2022(vntr.media )
Published on Sep 21, 2022 12:56 PM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

Dr Varsha Agarwal, the first classical solo Santoor player, captivates audience

Dr. Varsha Agarwal, the first female classical solo santoor player in India, enthralled the crowds at the Jaipur event of the desert storm series. She recalled the glory days of the art and shared her experiences from her early training.

Dr. Varsha Agarwal, the first classical solo Santoor player, captivates audience(Twitter/@DrVershaAgarwal)
Dr. Varsha Agarwal, the first classical solo Santoor player, captivates audience(Twitter/@DrVershaAgarwal)
Published on Sep 20, 2022 08:03 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Jaipur (rajasthan) [india]

Brad Pitt unveils his sculptures at a first art show

In the actor's first-ever public art exhibition, Brad Pitt unveiled his sculptures in a lakeside art museum in Finland, the gallery said on Monday.

Brad Pitt's sculptures were revealed by the actor himself on Saturday as part of a larger exhibition by British artist Thomas Houseago, alongside a ceramic series by Australian alternative rocker Nick Cave.(AFP)
Brad Pitt's sculptures were revealed by the actor himself on Saturday as part of a larger exhibition by British artist Thomas Houseago, alongside a ceramic series by Australian alternative rocker Nick Cave.(AFP)
Published on Sep 20, 2022 04:25 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

Indian author Meena Kandasamy to receive PEN Germany prize

The feminist Indian poet and author, who writes in English, will receive the Hermann Kesten prize of the German chapter of the PEN International writers’ association.

Meena Kandsamy has won the German PEN Center's Hermann Kesten Prize. (Guillem Lopez/Photoshot/picture alliance)
Meena Kandsamy has won the German PEN Center's Hermann Kesten Prize. (Guillem Lopez/Photoshot/picture alliance)
Published on Sep 20, 2022 04:20 PM IST
By, Delhi

Top 10 types of interior designing styles for commercial workspaces

If you are setting up a new workspace or planning to renovate an existing office, here are 10 of the most efficient types of interior designing styles for commercial workplaces

Top 10 types of interior designing styles for commercial workspaces(Image by MagicDesk from Pixabay )
Top 10 types of interior designing styles for commercial workspaces(Image by MagicDesk from Pixabay )
Updated on Sep 20, 2022 04:12 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Priyanka Chopra attends the United Nations General Assembly, shares pics

Priyanka Chopra addressed the United Nations General Assembly (UN GA) in New York on Monday and advocated for the children's rights to an education at the UN Headquarters. The star attended the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Moment at UNGA as the United Nations begins the UN High-Level Week. In her address, she touched upon various topics related to education and the power it holds.(Instagram) 7
Priyanka Chopra addressed the United Nations General Assembly (UN GA) in New York on Monday and advocated for the children's rights to an education at the UN Headquarters. The star attended the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Moment at UNGA as the United Nations begins the UN High-Level Week. In her address, she touched upon various topics related to education and the power it holds.(Instagram)
Published on Sep 20, 2022 10:22 AM IST

Mumbai artiste Aqui Thami on the art form that is zine making

Zines are independently published pieces of literature that were circulated underground back in the day

Mumbai artiste Aqui Thami on the art form that is zine making
Mumbai artiste Aqui Thami on the art form that is zine making
Published on Sep 18, 2022 06:02 PM IST
ByAbigail Banerji

Mentalist Suhani Shah’s multi-city tour will take the audience through her life’s journey

Completing 25 years of performing, this is Shah’s silver jubilee, multi-city tour through Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore and more.

Mentalist Suhani Shah’s multi-city tour will take the audience through her life’s journey
Mentalist Suhani Shah’s multi-city tour will take the audience through her life’s journey
Published on Sep 18, 2022 05:30 PM IST
ByAbigail Banerji

Bamboo and its benefits

Called ‘green gold’, bamboo is known for its versatility and durability. Ahead of World Bamboo Day, we look at the many utilities of the plant

Murgh Bamboo Biryani made by chef Jerson Fernandes, culinary director, Novotel, Mumbai
Murgh Bamboo Biryani made by chef Jerson Fernandes, culinary director, Novotel, Mumbai
Published on Sep 18, 2022 03:09 PM IST
ByShruti Shende

Completed Humboldt Forum opens in Berlin

The last section of the Humboldt Forum museum is inaugurated. Its highlights: the Benin Bronzes, considered looted art.

The Benin Bronzes are highlights of the new section of the Humboldt Forum(Wolfgang Kumm/dpa/picture alliance/dpa )
The Benin Bronzes are highlights of the new section of the Humboldt Forum(Wolfgang Kumm/dpa/picture alliance/dpa )
Published on Sep 18, 2022 08:59 AM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das
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