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Penguin will also publish Roald Dahl originals after spat

Published on Feb 25, 2023 11:20 AM IST

After criticism of edits to children's author Roald Dahl's books at home and abroad, publisher Puffin UK said it would also offer the original versions. Salman Rushdie and even PM Rishi Sunak had chimed in.

British children's author Roald Dahl's most successful books were published between 1961 and 1988, shortly before his death in 1990. (Andrew Burton/AP Photo/picture alliance)
By, Delhi

Ghazal festival returns to stage after a gap of eight years to celebrate poetry

On Thursday, Ghazal Festival returned to stage after a gap of eight years. Organised by the Delhi government's art and culture arm, Sahitya Kala Parishad, the festival celebrates one of the oldest forms of poetry.

Ghazal festival returns to the stage after a gap of eight years to celebrate poetry (Representative image)(HT photo)
Published on Feb 24, 2023 07:30 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, New Delhi

What’s cooking?: Swetha Sivakumar on how metal pans evolved

How did metal become a popular choice? Why did ceramics get phased out? Which metals are best-suited and why? Take a look.

 (Shutterstock)
Updated on Feb 24, 2023 07:27 PM IST
BySwetha Sivakumar

Get to know... Sunny Hinduja

The actor talks about his favourite Sunday memories and what he's currently craving

The best part of being an actor? Sunny says, “That I get to explore myself and learn something new with each character I play.” Styling by Victor Robinson & Sohail Mugal; Hair and make-up by Sahil Anand Arora. (Amit Khanna)
Updated on Jul 24, 2023 07:39 PM IST
ByUrvee Modwel

Play with your food: New indie games are serving up slices of culinary culture

Put down the gun, pick up the gunpowder chutney. Videogames are levelling up the gameplay. Idlis, spring rolls, and fish fry are fuelling the stories

Venba, by the Toronto-based Visai Studios, is a narrative cooking game due for release later this year. It puts the spotlight on the everyday challenges of immigrant families, and the richness of Tamil cuisine.
Updated on Aug 12, 2023 04:00 PM IST

What is a genome, anyway? The myths, a timeline and links to the stars

From the simple fruit fly to the Neanderthal and then the human race, see how the genome map evolved, spawning myths and providing missing links along the way.

 (Pixabay)
Updated on Aug 12, 2023 03:58 PM IST

Inner piece: The final secrets of the human genome

The newly mapped sequences can help us learn more about how our ape ancestors fared, what separates us all and connects us all too. See how it all unfolded

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Updated on Aug 12, 2023 03:56 PM IST

Field marshals: Meet the team behind the award-winning agro initiative Kheyti

The Hyderabad-based start-up has been helping small farmers set up low-cost greenhouses won the 1-million-pound Earthshot Prize

Kaushik Kappagantulu, Saumya Sahay, Ayush Sharma and Sathya Raghu V Mokkapati of Kheyti. (HT Illustration: Mohit Suneja)
Updated on Aug 12, 2023 03:52 PM IST

10 creative ideas to give your home a new look on small budget

Whether you're looking to update a single room or your entire home, these budget-friendly home decor ideas can help you give your home a big makeover without breaking the bank.

Simple DIY projects, clever decorating tips, and a few strategic purchases can go a long way in transforming your living space into something fresh and new. (Pexels )
Published on Feb 24, 2023 03:17 PM IST

7 reasons to include gloss in your home decor

Check out seven reasons to consider incorporating gloss into your home decor and how it can help you create a beautiful and functional living space.

 Gloss is a versatile material that can add a touch of elegance, sophistication, and style to any living space. (Pexels )
Published on Feb 23, 2023 07:07 PM IST

Padma Shri awardee, Neihunuo Sorhie, is on a mission to protect indigenous craft

Neihunuo Sorhie, a weaver from Nagaland who received the Padma Shri award and is well-known for her unique works of art, is on a mission to pass on dying art to the next generation.

On January 25, the weaver (linen loom) from Nagaland, Neihunuo Sorhie was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian award for her contribution to the field of arts.(file photo)
Published on Feb 23, 2023 03:43 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Kohima

A design roulette steeped in aesthetics

The 11th edition of India Design ID has more than 140 Indian and international designers exhibiting their work. Alongside experiential spaces, the visitors can check out design solutions in furniture and lighting. There’s also a ceramics exhibition, curated at the fair.

At the ongoing India Design ID 2023, experiential spaces have been set-up by design brands such as Beyond Designs.
Published on Feb 23, 2023 01:21 PM IST
ByHenna Rakheja, New Delhi

Rural arts, artisans from Rajasthan head to Delhi to showcase their craft

Artisans of Tilonia, a district in Ajmer, are all set to bring the vibrancy of their art of weaving, needlework, leather crafting and much more to Delhi as part of the Tilonia Crafts Bazaar. Alongside the exhibition of their works, there will also be a puppet show to highlight the social concerns of their village, and they overcame these.

Artists from the village of Tilonia in Rajasthan will showcase their crafts in Delhi at Triveni Kala Sangam.
Published on Feb 23, 2023 12:33 PM IST
ByManvi Singh, New Delhi

Collection of rare centuries-old jewellery returns to Cambodia

Cambodia’s Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts announced Monday that 77 pieces of Cambodian jewellery from the Latchford family collection arrived back in their homeland on Friday.

This photo released by the Union Youth Federations of Cambodia (UYFC), shows jewellery on display at a room of Latchford family in London. (AP)
Published on Feb 22, 2023 01:46 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Cambodia

The story of Nazi resistance fighter Sophie Scholl

The Nazi regime was sure it had all young Germans on its side. But Sophie Scholl did not want to yield to the regime. She was executed 80 years ago for daring to defy Hitler's government.

Sophie Scholl refused to yield to the Nazi regime — which cost her her life 80 years ago. (AP/picture alliance)
Published on Feb 21, 2023 03:21 PM IST
By, Delhi

Salman Rushdie, Rishi Sunak condemn Roald Dahl rewrites

Children's author Roald Dahl is known for such famous books as "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "Matilda." But the latest editions have reportedly been changed.

Dahl passed away in 1990. (Everett Collection/IMAGO)
Published on Feb 21, 2023 02:16 PM IST
By, Delhi

Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav to be organised from Feb 25 in Rajasthan's Bikaner

The 14th edition of Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav will be organised from February 25 to March 5 at Karni Singh Stadium in Bikaner by the Union Ministry of Culture.

The amount of scholarship ( <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>50 for Purva Madhyama and <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>60 for Uttar Madhyma) is so small that today it is insufficient to buy even a good register, say Sanskrit teachers and students alike (For Representation)
Published on Feb 20, 2023 05:42 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal, Jaipur

US art fair visitor accidentally smashes $42,000 Koons sculpture

A collector visiting a contemporary art fair accidentally toppled over a small glass sculpture by renowned artist Jeff Koons, shattering it to pieces.

The shiny blue sculpture, one of Koons' famous
Published on Feb 19, 2023 02:34 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

Yakshagana folk art is thriving in coastal Karnataka and reaching wider audience

The Yakshagana Sammelana, which took place recently at the state-level in coastal Karnataka, demonstrated that the traditional folk art is flourishing and evolving towards a new direction for its future.

A “Yakshagana” artist prepares prior to a performance in a theatre in Bangalore.(Manjunath Kiran / AFP)
Published on Feb 18, 2023 03:20 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Mangaluru

Swetha Sivakumar on how to brew your kombucha just right

It’s been a couple of years since kombucha entered our vocabularies and pantries. But brewing a perfect batch involves a biology lesson on bacteria and yeast. Where do its antioxidants come from? When is it probiotic? Find out here

Swetha Sivakumar on how to brew your kombucha just right
Published on Feb 18, 2023 01:33 AM IST
BySwetha Sivakumar

Swetha Sivakumar spills the tea on tannins

Turns out making good chai is all about taming the tannins in the tea. And the swishing action is one of the ways of doing that. Check out the others.

 (Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 04, 2023 12:07 AM IST
BySwetha Sivakumar

Rhyme, rhythm and Dakhini rap: Meet Bengaluru’s Wanandaf’s cyphers

Rappers from across Bengaluru gather in public spaces for cyphers held by the hip-hop collective Wanandaf. It’s happening in all languages, including Dakhini

A still from the music video for Bengalore Ki Daastan, one of the tracks in Pasha Bhai (above) and Demixx Beats’ Dakhni rap album Bangalore Ka Potta. (Karim Poocha aka Vyshnav)
Updated on Aug 04, 2023 12:11 AM IST
ByNatasha Rego

Fierce, fearless, fun: Poonam Saxena remembers Subhadra Kumari Chauhan

Her stories capture the mood of the early 1900s. But it’s in her lifelong friendship with poet Mahadevi Varma, amid giggles, that her spirit shines.

Google honoured Subhadra Kumari Chauhan on her 117th birth anniversary with a Doodle in 2021.
Updated on Aug 04, 2023 12:13 AM IST

The Sporting Life by Rudraneil Sengupta: A turbo-boost for women’s cricket

From a fresh platform for young talent to more time on the pitch for the stars, WPL promises a new era in the women’s game

Even the stars of the women’s game need the WPL in order to flourish. The talented Jemimah Rodrigues, 22, has had to contend with a lack of game time and being dropped from the Indian team, bouncing back when she got a chance, with a string of superb scores as part of England’s women’s league, The Hundred. (AP)
Updated on Aug 03, 2023 11:42 PM IST
ByRudraneil Sengupta

Colour code: How one diagram influenced Metro maps for 90 years

For 90 years, Harry Beck’s map of the London Tube has brought order to the word’s ever-expanding Metro lines. This single idea chugged on to become a classic

Passengers study Harry Beck’s Underground map in 1948. (Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 04, 2023 12:06 AM IST
ByNatasha Rego

Heritage on the brink: Historic homes, temples are fighting climate change

In India’s arid and semi-arid zones, climate change is wreaking havoc on architecture, threatening cultures and the ways of life associated with them.

The grand mansions of Shekhawati bear unique frescoes (paintings on wet plaster) that still draw tourists. These paintings that showcase local art forms, and also tell of changing times are now flaking because of the new extremes of heat and cold. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 03, 2023 11:38 PM IST
ByRiddhi Doshi

Drawing from life: The Vayeda brothers are taking Warli in a new direction

They painted the giant mural that greeted India Art Fair visitors in Delhi last week. They’re giving the folk art a new spin: tradition fired up by activism.

Mayur Vayeda (standing) with his brother Tushar Vayeda against the backdrop of their show-stopping mural, Forests of the Future, at the India Art Fair in New Delhi. (Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 03, 2023 11:36 PM IST
ByShireen Quadri

Vermeer reinterpreted: Girl with an Amber Earring

Angele Etoundi Essamba’s photo series "Noire Vermeer" takes a fresh look at the Dutch painter Jan Vermeer. The Cameroonian photographer’s project is also a reckoning with the Netherlands' history with the slave trade.

Cameroonian photographer Angèle Etoundi Essamba takes a fresh look at Dutch painter Jan Vermeer. (Angèle Etoundi Essamba)
Published on Feb 17, 2023 02:56 PM IST

When Beethoven's music was considered 'peculiar'

In the DW Festival Concert, violinist Augustin Hadelich performs Beethoven's complex Violin Concerto in D Major.

When Beethoven's music was considered 'peculiar' (Fotolia/ Thorsten Schmitt )
Published on Feb 16, 2023 01:27 PM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

Jan Vermeer in Amsterdam: Sold-out art sensation of the year

A blockbuster exhibition in Amsterdam dedicated to the painter of "Girl with a Pearl Earring" has quickly sold out. It is the biggest retrospective of the Dutch Baroque artist.

Detail of Girl with a Pearl Earring during a press preview of the Vermeer exhibit at Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)(AP)
Published on Feb 15, 2023 06:22 PM IST
By | Posted by Parmita Uniyal
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