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What did the Big Bang sound like? Tour astonishing sonic landscapes of our world

Updated on Apr 12, 2024 04:59 PM IST

A Book of Noises journeys back, and peers into the future. See how sound shaped the era of the dinosaurs, and how it’s altering medicine today.

(HT Illustration: Rahul Krishnan)
ByAnesha George

Read an exclusive excerpt from Why We Die by Nobel laureate Venki Ramakrishnan

In this chapter, the structural biologist takes a look back at the near-eternal quest for immortality; and the problems, and promise, of cryonics.

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Updated on Apr 13, 2024 09:40 PM IST
ByVenki Ramakrishnan

Summer interior trends 2024: 7 tips to infuse coastal vibes into your home décor

This summer bring the refreshing essence of the coast into your home with these seven expert decor tips for infusing coastal vibes into your interior design.

As summer approaches, there's no better time to transform your space into a serene seaside retreat.(Unsplash)
Updated on Apr 12, 2024 04:43 PM IST
By, New Delhi

We're driven by fear of death: Wknd interviews Nobel laureate Venki Ramakrishnan

The biologist’s new book, Why We Die, is on the science of ageing and the quest for immortality. Life would lose meaning without death, he tells Graeme Green.

 (Image: Kate Joyce / Santa Fe Institute)
Updated on Apr 12, 2024 04:45 PM IST
ByGraeme Green

KG Subramanyan retrospective exhibition at Emami Art showcases over 200 works

Retrospective exhibition of KG Subramanyan's works at Emami Art showcases over 200 pieces spanning seven decades, including iconic reverse paintings.

New exhibition 'One Hundred Years and Counting: Re-Scripting KG Subramanyan' celebrates birth centenary(HT File Photo)
Published on Apr 12, 2024 10:27 AM IST
PTI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Kolkata

HT City Delhi Junction: Catch It Live on April 12

The day of April 12 promises to offer loads if you wish to explore Delhi's culture. Check it out here!

Catch It Live on April 12
Published on Apr 12, 2024 06:30 AM IST

HT City Delhi Junction: Catch It Live on April 11

The day of April 11 promises to offer loads if you wish to explore Delhi's culture. Check it out here!

Catch It Live on April 11
Published on Apr 11, 2024 06:30 AM IST

HT City Delhi Junction: Catch It Live on April 10

The day of April 10 promises to offer loads if you wish to explore Delhi's culture. Check it out here!

Catch It Live on April 10
Published on Apr 10, 2024 06:30 AM IST

HT City Delhi Junction: Catch It Live on April 9

The day of April 9 promises to offer loads if you wish to explore Delhi's culture. Check it out here!

Catch It Live on April 9
Updated on Apr 09, 2024 02:55 PM IST

HT City Delhi Junction: Catch It Live on April 8

The day of April 8 promises to offer loads if you wish to explore Delhi's culture. Check it out here!

Catch It Live on April 8
Published on Apr 08, 2024 11:40 AM IST

ABBA: Unexpected success story that started 50 years ago

Nobody thought five strangely dressed Swedes with a song about Napoleon would win the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest.

Start of a brilliant career: ABBA after winning the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest (AP Photo/picture alliance )
Published on Apr 07, 2024 02:27 PM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

HT City Delhi Junction: Catch It Live on April 7

The day of April 7 promises to offer loads if you wish to explore Delhi's culture. Check it out here!

Catch It Live on April 7
Published on Apr 07, 2024 12:54 PM IST

Rwanda's imigongo painting tradition: A symbol of resilience, culture and unity

Amidst the devastating aftermath of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, the ancient art form of imigongo painting faced near extinction.

A 200-year-old Tutsi art form made with cow dung, Rwanda's Imigongo painting tradition has experienced a revival in the Great Lakes nation three decades after the 1994 genocide, becoming a symbol of culture and unity. (Photo by LUIS TATO / AFP)
Published on Apr 06, 2024 05:34 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri

We had no camps, apps or even TV, but we had the best summers,says Poonam Saxena

Train journeys with home-made aloo-poori, afternoons spent lounging with cousins and comic books. Saxena takes a fond look back, in this week’s The Way We Were.

‘I’ll never forget the chaos of refilling our surahi or earthen pot with drinking water at a midway station. I also won’t forget the spicy chana at Tundla Junction.’ (Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 06, 2024 05:19 PM IST

Heading into a dry run: Mridula Ramesh, on water

Dams, protests, siltation, lost trees all play a role as water goes missing. What can we do to prepare for a new reality, amid climate change?

Villagers in Shahapur taluka, Thane, gather around as tankers arrive to empty their contents into an empty well. (HT Archives)
Published on Apr 06, 2024 05:01 PM IST

Top interior design trends for spring 2024: Plush fabrics, fruity tones and more

Let's explore the captivating design trends that will dominate homes this spring, inviting a sense of renewal and creativity into our living environments.

From invigorating colours to sustainable materials, the trends for spring 2024 offer a blend of modern aesthetics and timeless charm. (Unsplash)
Published on Apr 06, 2024 04:49 PM IST
By, New Delhi

A space of our own?: Where anti-cafés fit into urban-planning theory

They charge by the hour or minute, and not the food you eat. In cities with shrinking or inaccessible public spaces, what does their presence signal?

At GVQ, an anti-café in Kochi.
Updated on Apr 06, 2024 04:41 PM IST
BySukanya Datta

Venti minutes to chill: Inside India’s anti-cafés

Time is on the menu here. Patrons pay by the hour or minute, and are welcome to sit, read, chat, nap. Beverages and light snacks are free. Take a look.

 (Adobe Stock)
Updated on Apr 06, 2024 05:18 PM IST
BySukanya Datta

How Cologne's Jewish community rebuilt after World War II

Seventy-five years ago, Cologne's Jewish community took a step towards returning to normal life after the Holocaust.

After World War II, Jewish life in Cologne restarted in a small synagogue. Today, Cologne has one of the largest Jewish communities in Germany (Geisler-Fotopress/picture-alliance )
Published on Apr 06, 2024 04:15 PM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

Training day: A long wait is ended, says Rudraneil Sengupta

Two years after Odisha decided it wants to be a sporting hub, its Kalinga Stadium complex is India’s finest multi-sports facility.

The Kalinga Stadium complex is also a remarkable feat of public-private partnership. Many of its state-of-the-art training and recovery facilities have been set up in association with Indian mega-corporations. (Odisha Sports)
Updated on Apr 07, 2024 12:21 PM IST
ByRudraneil Sengupta

Sake finds a new audience in the evolved wine drinker

Sake, a cornerstone of Japanese culture, is crafted from rice, water, and koji, a unique mold that develops on rice husks, imparting distinct flavours.

While sake consumption in Japan has been in a freefall, with the younger generation showing a marked disinterest in the beverage, exports have grown(Freepik)
Published on Apr 06, 2024 10:40 AM IST

HT City Delhi Junction: Catch It Live on April 6

The day of April 6 promises to offer loads if you wish to explore Delhi's culture. Check it out here!

Catch It Live on April 6
Updated on Apr 07, 2024 12:56 PM IST

Corporate interior decor tips: How to design workplaces for employee well-being

Corporate interior decor experts reveal a bulk of tips on how to design workplaces for employee well-being

Corporate interior decor tips: Here's how to design workplaces for employee well-being (Photo by The BG)
Updated on Apr 06, 2024 06:50 AM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

It’s alive! The making and remaking of ‘monster’

Why does a 200-year-old tale continue to draw storytellers? See how modern retellings of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein are taking on patriarchy, migration, AI.

Emma Stone as Bella Baxter in Poor Things, the Oscar-winning 2023 feminist retelling.
Updated on Apr 05, 2024 08:25 PM IST

Interior design, decor tips: Ways to add warmth and dimensionality to your home

Home decor and interior design experts reveal tips for crafting a home that imbues warmth and dimensionality with aesthetics and a snug ambience.

Interior design, decor tips: Ways to add warmth and dimensionality to your home (Photo by Royal Ambience)
Published on Apr 05, 2024 07:17 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

1984-letter words: Ripple effects in music, videogames, books and films

Artists have found creative ways, over 75 years, to bring Oceania and its dystopia into their works. Reimaginings have included parodies and spoofs too.

Muse performs songs from their 1984-inspired album The Resistance (2009), in Birmingham.
Updated on Apr 05, 2024 06:19 PM IST

Book, line and sinker: Are we living in the world George Orwell predicted?

His classic, 1984, turns 75 this year. Where did the idea come from? Who was the man? Dhamini Ratnam takes a look at his life and complex legacy.

Orwell and his first wife, Eileen O’Shaughnessy, a poet and Oxford graduate. A year before she met Orwell, she wrote a poem titled End of the Century, 1984. Themes from it would echo years later, in Orwell’s classic. (Photo imaging by Puneet Kumar)
Updated on Apr 05, 2024 05:13 PM IST
ByDhamini Ratnam

What does it take to change the world? A chat with eco policy consultant S Faizi

He has spent his life pushing for international treaties to be fairer. Perseverance is the only certainty, and failing is a big part of the job, says Faizi, 63.

Faizi recently won a Planet Earth Award, instituted by the Alliance of World Scientists (AWS) to recognise individuals who “demonstrate exceptional creativity or contributions in their work in science-based advocacy with the public”. (Photo by P Unmesh)
Updated on Apr 05, 2024 06:10 PM IST
ByNatasha Rego

HT City Delhi Junction: Catch It Live on April 5

The day of April 5 promises to offer loads if you wish to explore Delhi's culture. Check it out here!

Catch It Live on April 5
Published on Apr 05, 2024 06:30 AM IST
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