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Home decor trends that will dominate in 2023

Updated on Feb 03, 2023 11:32 AM IST

When it comes to decorating or enhancing the beauty of homes, focusing on all interior aspects becomes crucial, particularly doors and windows. If you are among them who are searching for ways to renovate your home, here are trends that are going to dominate the home decoration segment this year.

Home decor trends that will dominate in 2023 (Photo by Max Vakhtbovych on Pexels)
Home decor trends that will dominate in 2023 (Photo by Max Vakhtbovych on Pexels)
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Is there anything that Gen Z won't drink?

Alcohol brands are thinking outside the bottle to fuel and gratify a new drinking culture.

Cocktails have always combined kick with craft
Cocktails have always combined kick with craft
Published on Feb 01, 2023 09:13 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

AI and art — are creators about to become redundant?

Can robots make art? Will ChatGPT replace authors? Is artificial intelligence creative? One thing is certain: AI is set to revolutionize the art world, even if authorship issues remain unresolved.

The robot Ai-Da's self portraits(David Parry/PA/empics/picture alliance)
The robot Ai-Da's self portraits(David Parry/PA/empics/picture alliance)
Published on Feb 01, 2023 06:32 PM IST
By | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

A beginner's guide to Tanjore art: Origin, types and everything you need to know

Tanjore art brings the rich history and culture of South India to life. Let's dive into the world of Tanjore art and discover its stunning techniques, materials, and styles.

A beginner's guide to Tanjore art: Origin, types and everything you need to know(Instagram/@tanjorecollective)
A beginner's guide to Tanjore art: Origin, types and everything you need to know(Instagram/@tanjorecollective)
Updated on Jan 31, 2023 06:09 PM IST

7 bedroom design trends that will be out of style in 2023

It's time to give your bedroom a chic makeover. From high gloss finishes to over-the-top drama, here are seven bedroom styles that will be out of style in 2023.

7 bedroom design trends that will be out of style in 2023(Unsplash/@Spacejoy)
7 bedroom design trends that will be out of style in 2023(Unsplash/@Spacejoy)
Published on Jan 29, 2023 02:59 PM IST

Kashmiri artist Masrat Jan keeping the traditional art of paper-mache alive

Masrat Jan, a Kashmiri artist, is breaking stereotypes by preserving and reviving Kashmiri heritage and culture through the disappearing art of paper mache.

Kashmiri artist Masrat Jan is breaking stereotypes by reviving the Kashmiri culture and heritage through the dying art of paper-mache.(ANI photo)
Kashmiri artist Masrat Jan is breaking stereotypes by reviving the Kashmiri culture and heritage through the dying art of paper-mache.(ANI photo)
Published on Jan 29, 2023 11:29 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Srinagar

How to self-publish an e-book

Self-publishing is no longer the taboo it once was. It's a viable and respected way to get your work out there. It's an opportunity to share your work with the world, without the need for a traditional publisher. Here are tips to self-publish your e-book.

Self-publishing an e-book can be a dream come true for many aspiring authors. (Pexels)
Self-publishing an e-book can be a dream come true for many aspiring authors. (Pexels)
Published on Jan 28, 2023 09:09 PM IST
By | Posted by Prapti Upadhayay | Edited by Parmita Uniyal

From Ikigai to Wabi-Sabi: 10 Japanese concepts that can transform your life

From Ikigai to Wabi-Sabi, many Japanese principles have been passed down through generations that can help us navigate the complexities of modern life

Finding your Ikigai can help you discover your passions, values, and talents, and align them with what the world needs.(Pexels)
Finding your Ikigai can help you discover your passions, values, and talents, and align them with what the world needs.(Pexels)
Published on Jan 28, 2023 05:25 PM IST
By | Posted by Prapti Upadhayay | Edited by Parmita Uniyal

Is efficiency the wrong answer?: Life Hacks by Charles Assisi

There’s a growing movement in support of slack, which frees a person from busy-ness. There’s no ‘time to work’ and ‘time to play’. It’s all time in which to engage with the world.

‘Look for the bare necessities, the simple bare necessities... That’s why a bear can rest at ease’: Baloo’s song from the 1967 Disney version of The Jungle Book is also about slack.
‘Look for the bare necessities, the simple bare necessities... That’s why a bear can rest at ease’: Baloo’s song from the 1967 Disney version of The Jungle Book is also about slack.
Updated on Jan 28, 2023 04:53 PM IST

Leavened bread: Raw agents that rise and shine

What makes the appam soak up mutton curry and the naan cling to the flavour of the saag? It’s the air bubbles created by a leavening agent, and a hearty dose of gluten. Explore the physics of fluffiness, in this week’s Sound Bites with Swetha Sivakumar.

Whether it’s an airy focaccia or a pillowy appam, it’s the gluten making all the difference. (Shutterstock)
Whether it’s an airy focaccia or a pillowy appam, it’s the gluten making all the difference. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Jan 28, 2023 04:37 PM IST
BySwetha Sivakumar

It’s not you, it’s not them: The benefits of having friends across the aisle

The path to any change begins with a disagreement. No one has all the answers. In our troubled times of anger and distrust, here’s why you should work to preserve friendships with those you don’t always agree with.

(Shutterstock)
(Shutterstock)
Published on Jan 28, 2023 04:32 PM IST

The shape shifter: A Wknd interview with Rajshri Deshpande of Trial by Fire

In a stunning turn, the actor immerses herself in the true story of a woman who lost both her children to the Uphaar cinema blaze in 1997. Deshpande gained weight, changed her gait, stepped into Neelam Krishnamoorthy’s darkened world. She previously made waves as a gangster’s wife in Sacred Games, as Ismat Chughtai in Manto. ‘I like to start, each time, from zero,’ she says.

Rajshri Deshpande as herself (centre) and, clockwise from left, in Trial by Fire, Manto and Sacred Games.
Rajshri Deshpande as herself (centre) and, clockwise from left, in Trial by Fire, Manto and Sacred Games.
Updated on Jan 28, 2023 04:24 PM IST
ByDeepa Gahlot

Every season gets the blues: A denim timeline

It’s been 150 years since the first blue jeans rolled out of a Levi’s factory. Then came the experiments, and errors — glitter and bling, balloony waists, skinny bottoms. Take a look.

Kelly Rowland, Beyonce Knowles and Michelle Williams of the band Destiny’s Child in the bling and bubblegum palettes of the Aughts. (Getty Images)
Kelly Rowland, Beyonce Knowles and Michelle Williams of the band Destiny’s Child in the bling and bubblegum palettes of the Aughts. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 27, 2023 08:34 PM IST

Journey to the twilight zone: Hear from a scientist who descended to 1,000 m

Sendhil Kumar spent 10 days aboard the research vessel Odyssey, and dove in a glass-bubble submersible to spend a few hours in the twilight zone.

Kumar in the submersible; his voyage was part of the Nekton Maldives Mission, led by the Maldives government and the UK-based research foundation Nekton. (Centre for Marine Living Resources and Ecology)
Kumar in the submersible; his voyage was part of the Nekton Maldives Mission, led by the Maldives government and the UK-based research foundation Nekton. (Centre for Marine Living Resources and Ecology)
Updated on Jan 28, 2023 06:41 PM IST
ByNatasha Rego

Water you doing here?: Take a tour of new species uncovered in the deep seas

Batfish with earnest eyes; flatfish with both eyes on one side; a sponge that looks exactly like a tulip and a plant that covers several miles — as submersibles get sleeker and easier to manoeuvre, they’re uncovering more of the mysterious life of the deeps. It’s not all fun and photos. Researchers are also looking for impacts of the climate crisis, and a sense of where future mines and commercial explorations must not go.

A variety of life, including crinoids, sponges and corals found perched on near coral skeletons in the depths of the Coral Sea Marine Park, Australia. (Schmidt Ocean Institute)
A variety of life, including crinoids, sponges and corals found perched on near coral skeletons in the depths of the Coral Sea Marine Park, Australia. (Schmidt Ocean Institute)
Updated on Jan 27, 2023 08:24 PM IST
ByNatasha Rego

Want a pay raise? Work five days a week in the office

British companies are starting to pay a “five days in the office” premium to lure in staff who have retained bargaining power because workers are in such short supply, the nation’s biggest recruitment agency said.

Pay rates for workers who are required to attend physically the workplace five or more days a week have risen quite significantly,(Pixabay)
Pay rates for workers who are required to attend physically the workplace five or more days a week have risen quite significantly,(Pixabay)
Published on Jan 27, 2023 03:55 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

Maximize your space: Interior designing hacks to create more space in your home

Making the most of the available space in the storage units, not only adds space but also accentuates the purpose of home furniture. Check out some creative interior design hacks to create more space for storage in your home.

In modern homes, storage solutions are integrated into the overall design of the home, rather than being an afterthought.(pexels)
In modern homes, storage solutions are integrated into the overall design of the home, rather than being an afterthought.(pexels)
Published on Jan 27, 2023 01:53 PM IST

Rinse, repeat: See how shampoo is helping decode activity on the Sun

A recent study examined how shampoo moves on a vibrating speaker, and came away with a better understanding of how plasma jets form and drive space weather and solar winds.

Solar material likely a few million km long erupts into space. (NASA / GSFC / SDO)
Solar material likely a few million km long erupts into space. (NASA / GSFC / SDO)
Updated on Jan 27, 2023 01:21 PM IST

Read an excerpt from Arun Maira’s book, Listening for Well-being

The management consultant and former member of the Planning Commission of India draws from his life experience to emphasise the power of deep listening. This excerpt looks at the types of listening one can encounter while engaging with those who have different views.

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Updated on Jan 27, 2023 01:13 PM IST
ByArun Maira

Bringing Holocaust remembrance to TikTok

How Holocaust survivors and concentration camp memorial sites are reaching young users on TikTok in 30 seconds.

Survivors, concentration camp memorial staff and volunteers are taking to TikTok to raise awareness about the Holocaust (Johanna Rüdiger/DW )
Survivors, concentration camp memorial staff and volunteers are taking to TikTok to raise awareness about the Holocaust (Johanna Rüdiger/DW )
Published on Jan 27, 2023 09:28 AM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

Indian designer evokes mysteries of the 'Cosmos' in Paris

For a man with seemingly infinite creative ambitions, it is fitting that Indian designer Rahul Mishra's latest Paris haute couture collection attempts to encapsulate the entire universe.

In this photograph taken on January 13, 2023, Indian fashion designer Rahul Mishra stands beside his new collection at his workshop in Noida. - For a man with seemingly infinite creative ambitions, it is fitting that Indian designer Rahul Mishra's latest Paris haute couture collection attempts to encapsulate the entire universe. (Photo by Money SHARMA / AFP)(AFP)
In this photograph taken on January 13, 2023, Indian fashion designer Rahul Mishra stands beside his new collection at his workshop in Noida. - For a man with seemingly infinite creative ambitions, it is fitting that Indian designer Rahul Mishra's latest Paris haute couture collection attempts to encapsulate the entire universe. (Photo by Money SHARMA / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Jan 25, 2023 04:30 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

How the myth of whiteness in classical sculpture was created

The myth that the statues of ancient Greece and Rome were white was created over time and upheld in part to serve racist ideological purposes. But recent exhibitions have shed new light on the colorful ancient world.

The exhibition 'Gods in Color' has been touring the world with painted replica statues since 2003(Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung/Norbert Miguletz)
The exhibition 'Gods in Color' has been touring the world with painted replica statues since 2003(Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung/Norbert Miguletz)
Published on Jan 24, 2023 06:37 PM IST
By | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

Naatu Naatu, Gangnam Style, Macarena: Hits transcending language

Be it in Telugu, Korean or Spanish, some viral dance hits have won a global fanbase with their catchy tunes and nifty steps reenacted on YouTube and TikTok.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's official residence, Mariinsky Palace, served as a backdrop in 'Naatu Naatu'. (Youtube )
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's official residence, Mariinsky Palace, served as a backdrop in 'Naatu Naatu'. (Youtube )
Published on Jan 23, 2023 02:19 PM IST
By, Delhi

Home, interior decor tips: Design that does not require tubelight till the last

Check out these design ideas by home and interior decor experts to maximise the in-flow of natural light in the house

Home, interior decor tips: Design that does not require tubelight till the last (Max Vakhtbovych)
Home, interior decor tips: Design that does not require tubelight till the last (Max Vakhtbovych)
Updated on Jan 22, 2023 01:04 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Making to-do lists but not completing them? How to make one that works

Using to-do lists can make you more productive, by allowing you to focus on what's most important while keeping an overview of everything that needs to be done

To-do lists are an important tool for staying organised and managing your time effectively(Pexels)
To-do lists are an important tool for staying organised and managing your time effectively(Pexels)
Published on Jan 21, 2023 06:34 PM IST

Too many screens have timed out: Poonam Saxena on cinema halls

What I miss most about the grand old theatres we’ve lost, Saxena says, are the large crowds (they could seat hundreds), rock-bottom prices, and their promise of dreams and fantasy escapes for all.

Then and now: The Odeon cinema hall in Delhi; PVR Icon, Mumbai. (HT Archives)
Then and now: The Odeon cinema hall in Delhi; PVR Icon, Mumbai. (HT Archives)
Updated on Jan 21, 2023 04:37 PM IST

Have you heard the good word? A priest is shattering stereotypes on Instagram

Fr Warner D’Souza aka @pottypadre says he finds the priestly stereotype of a somber, stern man in robes funny. His popular posts touch upon his love of cooking, culture, travel, history and DIY crafts.

A post from a trip to Goa.
A post from a trip to Goa.
Updated on Jan 21, 2023 04:36 PM IST

Are your ears popping? Hard truths about corn, with Swetha Sivakumar

It’s the most widely harvested grain in the world, grown on every continent except Antarctica. It’s in a lot more than your packaged snacks. Trace a 9,000-year tale, in this week’s Sound Bites.

Maize is a fast learner, adapting to varying environmental conditions. Even today, as a result, it looks vastly different in different parts of the world, ears sprouting a range of colours, textures and kernel sizes. (Shutterstock)
Maize is a fast learner, adapting to varying environmental conditions. Even today, as a result, it looks vastly different in different parts of the world, ears sprouting a range of colours, textures and kernel sizes. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Jan 21, 2023 04:17 PM IST
BySwetha Sivakumar

Win chill factor: Behind the scenes at India’s first frozen lake marathon

It’s called The Last Run because, organisers say, the Pangong Tso in Leh may not freeze over as solidly again. 75 runners will make the trek to send a message, and to take a stab at a Guinness World Record.

Pangong Tso sits 4,350 metres above sea level. Air pressure is so low, it will take a week for even experienced runners to acclimatise. (Photo courtesy ASFL)
Pangong Tso sits 4,350 metres above sea level. Air pressure is so low, it will take a week for even experienced runners to acclimatise. (Photo courtesy ASFL)
Updated on Jan 21, 2023 03:55 PM IST
ByNatasha Rego

The Sporting Life: Here’s to a year of resurrections, says Rudraneil Sengupta

What a thrill to see Arsenal and Manchester United stride out of their slumps. It’s a victory of coaches, players and team work.

Marcus Rashford (centre) has sprung to life, as has the rest of Manchester United, under new coach Erik ten Hag. Below, United play the Wolverhampton Wanderers, on December 31. (Reuters)
Marcus Rashford (centre) has sprung to life, as has the rest of Manchester United, under new coach Erik ten Hag. Below, United play the Wolverhampton Wanderers, on December 31. (Reuters)
Updated on Jan 21, 2023 03:44 PM IST
ByRudraneil Sengupta
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