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Starry, starry knight: The Wknd Dev Anand tribute

He was a superstar, social commentator, even – briefly – a politician. Dev Anand would have been 100 this year. How has his legacy unfolded? Take a look.

 (HT Illustration: Mohit Suneja)
Updated on Sep 29, 2023 09:49 PM IST

How mangoes in a tent led London chef Asma Khan to set up Darjeeling Express

Khan, 54, just received an honorary doctorate from SOAS, for unique efforts that use food to promote women entrepreneurs, unite strangers.

“A diner once left me a note that said: ‘The food left me yearning for a place I’d forgotten existed. And now in my heart, I need to go back.’ I think everybody relates to food cooked with patience and love, because the one time many people got that, was their childhood. ” Khan says. (Photo: Michael Donald)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 01:49 PM IST
BySukanya Datta

Project Almirah: Documenting stories of gender, sexuality, acceptance in India

How do young Indians navigate their LGBTQIA+ identity? Tackle the fear of rejection? Artist Avril Stormy Unger’s video project gathers first-person narratives.

The portal features videos and transcripts of young people sharing their stories. Their anonymity is protected by rainbow-themed art.
Updated on Sep 23, 2023 05:16 PM IST
ByShireen Quadri

The way we were: Poonam Saxena looks back on the magic of Star Trek

The Original Series sparked such a frenzy when it was aired on Doordarshan in 1984, that crowds gathered before public TV sets on Sunday mornings.

There was a sense of people being the best they could be, on board the USS Enterprise. As Captain Kirk (William Shatner), Spock (Leonard Nimoy) and the others travelled through space, there were a number of firsts on board too, including the interracial kiss between Kirk and communications officer Uhura (Nichelle Nichols) in 1968.
Updated on Sep 23, 2023 04:54 PM IST

I’m keen to see how the tussle for revenue plays out: Author of book on Reddit

Journalist Christine Lagorio-Chafkin’s We Are the Nerds tracks the rise and evolution, mistakes and pitfalls of Reddit.

Lagorio-Chafkin’s book was published in 2018. (Image: Weston Wells)
Updated on Sep 22, 2023 07:06 PM IST
BySukanya Datta

The forward slash: Amid the reinvention of X, could this be Reddit’s moment?

It is a rare space on the internet where a simple question can find a simple, true answer. Can Reddit retain its identity while adapting to a changing market?

 (HT Imaging: Puneet Kumar)
Updated on Sep 22, 2023 06:39 PM IST
ByK Narayanan

Way off track: When will our athletes get the support they deserve?

If Indian athletes are making news – Neeraj Chopra, the men’s relay team – it is still despite, rather than because of, the system meant to support them.

Rajesh Ramesh (centre) and the US’s Justin Robinson (right) during the men’s 4X400m relay final at the World Athletics Championships. (Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 02, 2023 04:44 PM IST
ByRudraneil Sengupta

Coming of page: Web browsers are changing to make room for the future

New companies are breaking the mould — to make room for more, add AI functionality, enhance efficiency. Not just for phones but for fridges, TVs, smart cars too

The Browser Company’s Arc has moved the address bar and tabs to the left of the screen, making more room for the vertical scroll. Zoho’s Ulaa puts privacy first, generating a randomised browser ID each time the app is used. Vivaldi takes a clutter-free approach, to create browsers with an optimal interface for smaller and smaller devices. (Adobe stock)
Updated on Aug 26, 2023 06:33 PM IST

Insults, redefined: How the geek inherited the earth

How does a term go from insulting to aspirational — or, for that matter, the other way around? Adam Jacot de Boinod traces the tale of ‘geek’ and ‘jock’.

‘Geek chic’ in fashion is a look that features oversized spectacles, brogues and a side-part. Above, one such ensemble from the Gucci 2016 Spring / Summer collection. (Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 26, 2023 05:31 PM IST
ByAdam Jacot de Boinod

Casting a spell: A Wknd interview with author Nazneen Ahmed Pathak

How does one explain colonialism to a child? A Bangladeshi-British writer's new work of fiction has magic, djinns, Englishmen and a broad history of her people.

Illustrations by Sandhya Prabhat, drawn from the cover art for City of Stolen Magic.
Updated on Aug 25, 2023 07:47 PM IST
ByShireen Quadri

Kingsmen: How Viswanathan Anand is shaping chess’s golden circle

His academy offers training and vital emotional, logistical support. He wants to give young GMs things he wishes he’d had when he first set out, Anand says.

 (HT Illustration: Malay Karmakar)
Updated on Aug 25, 2023 07:31 PM IST

Good Burger 2: Trailer, cast and everything we know about the sequel

Good Burger 2 teaser out now. The '90s are back with this long-awaited sequel, coming to Paramount+ this fall.

Good Burger 2 teaser out now The '90s are back with this long-awaited sequel, coming to Paramount+ this fall. Pic Source: X/@DiscussingFilm
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 03:49 PM IST
ByMd Nobhar

Hertz all over: Swetha Sivakumar, on what goes on in a microwave oven

What exactly do these rays heat, and how? Why are eggs, meat and fish so tricky, but veggies and papad so easy to ace? See what happens after the beep.

In early demonstrations, the microwave oven was used to cook a hamburger in seconds. These models were bulky and cost about $5,000. They were used mainly on ships and in restaurants. (Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 19, 2023 11:32 AM IST
BySwetha Sivakumar

75 years of the LP: For love of the world, should you own or stream?

Streaming generates more emissions than any other format, for an interesting reason: We listen more, when we listen online. See how else the formats stack up.

The PVC pellets used to make vinyl records. The average record contains 135 gm of PVC, and is responsible for the release of about 0.5 kg of carbon dioxide. That’s about the same as driving 2.5 km in a car fuelled by petroleum. (Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 18, 2023 07:43 PM IST

Hearts on our sleeves: Bhanuj Kappal lists his favourite works of LP art

Anti-capitalist creeds, gnomic mantras, cryptic messages and art for art’s sake... tour a Wknd list of Top 10 album covers.

This Picasso-skewed portrait of Kid Ory helped elevate jazz from dance-floor rhythm to prestige art form.
Updated on Aug 18, 2023 07:29 PM IST

The vinyl countdown: 75 years in, see how the LP changed the world

Rather than a few minutes, the disc could hold almost an hour of audio. But what really made vinyl click was a mix of timing, geography and clever engineering.

(Images: Adobe Stock and Getty; HT Imaging: Puneet Kumar)
Updated on Aug 18, 2023 07:17 PM IST

Stayin’ alive: Echoes of you will likely linger in a digital afterlife

Startups are already resurrecting the departed as chatbots. A digital you could end up ‘reading to’ a grandchild you never met.

There is no logging out: A Midjourney rendering of evolving ideas of the digital afterlife.
Updated on Aug 18, 2023 01:18 PM IST

The tell-tale heart: When is a public confessional a good idea?

It can be tempting to shout one’s secrets into the seeming void of the internet. But just the urge can be a sign that your offline life needs attention.

 (HT illustration: Mohit Suneja)
Updated on Aug 12, 2023 04:17 PM IST
BySukanya Datta

India@76: Meet seven Indians fighting brave new fights, this side of freedom

As Wknd celebrates Independence Day, meet Indians who bucked trends to say: This is who I am. This is what I care for. This is what I want my India to look like

 (HT Photos)
Updated on Aug 11, 2023 08:07 PM IST
ByTeam HT Wknd

Iron Man: A Wknd interview with golfer Shubhankar Sharma

He just made it to the Top 10 in the Open, a heady comeback after early wins, then years in the wilderness. He's learnt to ease up on the intensity, Sharma says

 (Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 11, 2023 07:52 PM IST
ByJoy Chakravarty

How do you like your air?: Swetha Sivakumar on the vital, invisible ingredient

It is air that links colas and cappuccinos, idlis and soan papdi. In this week's Sound Bites, Sivakumar tracks how pop and fizz can alter flavour.

Cappuccino foam, appams, breads and ice-cream are all defined by the bubbles of air that give them their texture and their ability to soak up flavour. (Adobe Stock)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 01:00 PM IST
BySwetha Sivakumar

Bright spots and shadow lines: Meet an artist who paints with sunlight

Vignesh uses a magnifying glass to burn intricate patterns into wood. He came to this art form while ‘stuck in a dark tunnel’, he tells Tanisha Saxena.

Vignesh’s most intricate work so far is a replica of the 900-year-old elephant-and-bull optical illusion carved in stone at the Airavatesvara temple in Kumbakonam.
Updated on Aug 05, 2023 08:36 PM IST

Mommy issues: Meet the unique new voice in stand-up, Zarna Garg

Her jokes are brutal, frank, questioning. Why are we like this, is her overarching theme. She toured with Tina Fey, and now has a special out on Amazon Prime.

In her comedy, Garg questions why brown women must laugh in secret. Why the archetypal mother-in-law is so awful. She jokes about her kids, her two cultures (Indian and American), her inability to not parent. ‘I don’t think I’m funny. I’m just honest,’ she says.
Updated on Aug 05, 2023 11:28 PM IST
ByKarishma Upadhyay

Hindi film’s Cupid: Poonam Saxena on the bhawara, or bumblebee

In song after song,the bee marks the birth of love, drawn irresistibly to the flower. It is a symbol of passion, yearning; but of a fast-fading and fickle kind.

Preity Zinta in Bumbro from Mission Kashmir (2000). The song is based on a Kashmiri composition written in the 1950s by the poet Nadim.
Updated on Jul 22, 2023 04:10 PM IST

Wake me up!: The a-zzz of sleep streaming

It started out as a quiet community of insomniacs and worriers tuning in to watch others sleep. See how it became the blaring free-for-all it is today.

The inflatable toy, strobe lights and bubble machine, all of which can be activated remotely, in creator Jakey Boehm’s room. (@JakeyBoehm on Instagram)
Updated on Jul 27, 2023 04:58 PM IST
BySukanya Datta

Prompt engineering: The dawn of the AI whisperer

This is one of the first new jobs created by AI. In addition to crafting conversations, these experts are tackling ethical concerns, customising AI solutions.

Updated on Jul 28, 2023 01:03 PM IST
BySukanya Datta

Walk, to remember: Heritage tours in Indian cities are gaining new purpose

See Kolkata through a row of sweet shops, Mumbai via a segment of skyline, as guides craft experiences that can’t be googled; merge then, now and what’s next.

Residents of heritage villas in Chandor, which was once the capital of Goa, show visitors around their homes, on Soul Travelling walks.
Updated on Aug 03, 2023 01:36 PM IST
BySukanya Datta

Always on location: Anupama Chopra on filmmaker Mani Ratnam

Forty years in, the auteur still tours theatres to check on their sound systems. This dedication to detail is part of what makes his movies unique.

From the 1987 gangster classic Nayakan to last year’s Ponniyin Selvan 1, Ratnam’s filmography brims with brilliance, courage and vitality.
Updated on Aug 04, 2023 09:14 PM IST

The key ingredient: A Wknd interview with Madhur Jaffrey

At 89, the actor and cookbook writer is still cooking, acting, rapping. She just became the first South Asian to win the James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award.

 (HT Archives)
Updated on Aug 04, 2023 09:07 PM IST
ByNatasha Rego

Celebrating 50 years of hip-hop: Check out original voices from young India

Independent artists are rapping in Assamese, Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi, Hindi and more. Their focus: caste, politics, climate, sexuality, identity.

Rappers Menime from Kashmir and Saniya MQ from Mumbai.
Updated on Aug 04, 2023 09:13 PM IST
BySukanya Datta
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