Art and Culture]
Candy crush: Swetha Sivakumar on spells cast with sugar and water
Updated on Mar 18, 2023 03:56 PM IST
What makes pure white sugar so versatile, and so unerringly precise? How does it make candy floss and hard candy and entirely see-through edible glass? Find out, in this week’s Sound Bites.
Master filmmaker Yash Chopra and his working girls
He is best known for his sweeping love stories, but even in these, the women had meaty roles. Many had jobs, built their own lives. Perhaps the best example is Chandni.
Updated on Mar 18, 2023 03:54 PM IST
Adventures in a vacant lot: A new magazine is focused on parking
There are reviews of cities’ facilities, essays on how parking shapes the way residents experience a space, and poetry, fiction and photo essays too.
Updated on Mar 18, 2023 03:08 PM IST
Nikhat Zareen is running rings around the rest, says Rudraneil Sengupta
With her effortless blows and death stare, the 26-year-old boxer is aiming for a second world title in two years, and a lot else, in 2023.
Updated on Mar 19, 2023 12:31 AM IST
Bursting at the seams: Indian designers are storming new stages
It took almost five decades for an Indian fashion designer to be invited to fashion’s grandest stage — Paris Haute Couture Week. Since 2020, three designers have shown at this invite-only event. Meanwhile, their designs, and those of others leading a bright new charge, are showing up on Megan Thee Stallion at the Oscars, Cardi B at the Grammys, singers Sam Smith and Harry Styles. They’re works of 3D wonder, aquatic extravagance, shimmer, ruffles and asymmetry. Take a look.
Published on Mar 17, 2023 06:22 PM IST
Cringe is in. Don’t back away from it; embrace that shrinking feeling
Memes, Reels, even the perfectly styled Taylor Swift are urging an Instagram generation to showcase their authentic selves.
Updated on Mar 17, 2023 06:06 PM IST
Just deserts: A Wknd interview with the founders of The Goya Journal
How did recipes travel and change? Where did early food innovations come from? The answer is often women, working unseen in their kitchens. The online publication Goya Journal, launched by Aysha Tanya and Anisha Rachel Oommen, is telling stories of such women, tracing evolutions, micro-cuisines, efforts at conservation today. For its unique work, it has been picked as one of The Guardian’s 30 things to love in the world of food right now.
Updated on Mar 17, 2023 01:00 PM IST
8 most popular artists of all time that captured hearts across the globe
Updated on Mar 16, 2023 10:50 AM IST
Why Lizzo is an icon of body positivity
The singer's music speaks for self-love, women's empowerment and loving your figure, whatever shape or size it might be. Here's how she rose to fame.
Published on Mar 16, 2023 10:43 AM IST
Sold out Jan Vermeer exhibition Amsterdam goes online
An exhibition in Amsterdam dedicated to the painter of "Girl with a Pearl Earring" has been sold out for weeks. Now, there's an online edition.
Published on Mar 15, 2023 07:09 PM IST
Ways to get kids interested in reading books
Published on Mar 15, 2023 03:42 PM IST
How to paint ceramic bowls in 5 easy steps
Updated on Mar 14, 2023 02:58 PM IST
Rome street artist's career took flight by painting pope as superhero
Pallotta, 50, who signs his work Maupal, shot to fame 10 years ago when he painted the pope as a flying superman on a wall in Rome's Borgo neighbourhood across the street from the Vatican.
Published on Mar 13, 2023 07:25 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal, Rome
Japan's Nobel-winning novelist Kenzaburo Oe dies
Japanese pacifist and anti-nuclear novelist Kenzaburo Oe died at the age of 88. He was the second Japanese writer to win a Nobel Prize for literature.
Published on Mar 13, 2023 05:51 PM IST
Deutsche Welle | Posted by Parmita Uniyal
India's big, fat wedding turns green
Weddings in India are often grand affairs. But as awareness grows of the harm they cause the environment, many couples are opting for more low-key and eco-friendly celebrations.
Published on Mar 13, 2023 10:58 AM IST
Bhutan's VAST hosts White Canvas Bhutan Art competition, youngest artist just 5
VAST is organising an art competition in collaboration with White Canvas Thailand, Eastern Culture Foundation Japan, and Bhutan Acorn Tours and Travel. Close to 60 artists are participating in the White Canvas Bhutan Art competition. The youngest artist is just five.
Updated on Mar 12, 2023 05:34 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Thimphu [bhutan]
Tips to make a macrame dreamcatcher
21 painters showcase art pieces at 'Mizhi' exhibition in Kannur
21 painters from Kannur showcased their art pieces at 'Mizhi' exhibition. The week-long exhibition has around 40 films with different themes.
Published on Mar 12, 2023 02:53 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal, Kannur
Kandima Maldives expands KULA Art Initiative globally to celebrate World Art Day
As part of the resort's ongoing support of the arts worldwide, Kandima has teamed up with two game-changing international artists, Momo and Angelo Milano, to mark World Art Day (15 April 2023) in the coolest way imaginable.
Published on Mar 11, 2023 04:03 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, New Delhi
5 tips to make learning guitar fun for kids
Switching from fight mode: Life Hacks by Charles Assisi
Too many of us set out viewing each day as a fresh challenge, when the real battle is within. Can we find the strength to stay vulnerable?
Updated on Mar 11, 2023 03:23 PM IST
Is body positivity making you feel bad?
Studies are finding that the pressure to be body-positive can feel as stressful as the pressure to be beautiful by adhering to a narrow standard. The answer? Body neutrality.
Updated on Mar 11, 2023 03:16 PM IST
Why do spouses cheat? New research holds some unexpected answers
A study conducted in Germany finds the aftermath of infidelity divided along lines of gender, and not in the ways one would think. How far back did the couple’s problems go? The answer is a surprising one there too.
Updated on Mar 11, 2023 03:16 PM IST
The joy paradox: Why does happiness seem so elusive?
A global project by an Indian researcher invites people to see the joy hidden in their photo folders. It’s there, he promises. So why does it seem so elusive? ‘We’ve made it really complicated, when what we need to do is keep it simple,’ Rajesh Pillania says.
Updated on Mar 14, 2023 06:52 PM IST
A rebel storms the screen again: Anupama Chopra on Gulmohar
Sharmila Tagore plays Kusum, an elegant, wise, defiant matriarch, in the new film. It’s the ideal role for an actress who has always, inspiringly, done things her way.
Updated on Mar 11, 2023 02:02 PM IST
The hidden agenda: A masked trail from Zorro to Watchmen
Hollywood has shown us how masks can consume a man, eventually revealing as much as they conceal. Amid talk of a Zorro reboot, a look at heroes, villains, and iconic cover-ups.
Updated on Mar 11, 2023 01:23 PM IST
Scene stealers: Tour the iconic cinemas of a hidden genius, WM Namjoshi
One man designed a set of 33 single-screen cinemas across India between the 1930s and 1970s, including Golcha in Delhi, and Liberty and Maratha Mandir in Mumbai. Then he quietly dropped off the map. Take a journey with cinematographer-turned-photographer Hemant Chaturvedi as he unravels the tale of Namjoshi, who left a largely unsigned legacy in these opulent worlds of wooden chandeliers, glass sculptures, frozen fountains and Art Deco motifs.
Updated on Mar 10, 2023 07:44 PM IST
Fanning an old flame: Chef Gaggan Anand on his India dreams
The chef best known for his chart-topping Bangkok restaurant Gaggan is in India for a residency, serving up 25-course meals at ₹50,000 per head. The event is sold out and wait-listed. Does that mean it’s time to finally drop anchor here too, with his first restaurant in India? The diners are ready, but he wonders if the industry is.
Updated on Mar 10, 2023 07:08 PM IST
Peeling back the layers: Swetha Sivakumar on the science of onions
What’s the best way to cook an onion? That depends on what you want from it. It’s a versatile but temperamental vegetable. See what makes it so, in this week’s Sound Bites.
Updated on Mar 10, 2023 06:56 PM IST
Get more out of your onions, with 5 tips from Swetha Sivakumar
Why sautee? Why for so long? Check out the science of patience as it plays out with the versatile but temperamental onion.
Updated on Mar 10, 2023 06:11 PM IST