Why we shouldn’t shut up about #METOO

Has everybody forgiven, forgotten, and got on...

Books by the Rooftop App Teach Traditional Indian Folk Arts

With numerous cultural art forms unique to...

Skin longevity: A core aspect of beauty through the ages

Skin longevity, the ability of skin to...

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Diamond merchants knew Nirav, Mehul were bankrupt

“Hirawala to janta hata Mehul ane Nirav devaliya che. Pan aa fraud ni rit amara mate pan navi che (Diamond merchants knew Mehul Choksi...

Telangana mulls arrest for harsh words on social media

Any use of hash words, threats or intimidation on Facebook postings will soon become “cognisable offence” in Telangana. The K. Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) led...

Nirav Modi’s Hyderabad jewellery SEZ Overvalued

A gems and jewellery SEZ owned by fugitive diamond businessman Nirav Modi in Hyderabad has been found to be overvalued in the books of...

SMHS escape: NIA takes custody of five accused

The NIA has taken over the custody of five accused persons arrested by the Jammu and Kashmir police in connection with the escape of...

Darjeeling tea losing race to cheap Nepal variety

Bhole Bhaley Lalua Khayeja Roti BaasiBara Hokey Banega Sahib Ka Chaprasi(Gullible boy eat stale breadGrow up to be the master’s servant)More than three quarters...

Book Excerpt: Modern hindutva is based on India’s constitution: Subramanian Swamy

The Ideology of India’s Modern RightBy Subramanian SwamyPublisher: Har-Anand Publications Pvt LtdPrice: Rs 495Pages:128The structure of our Constitution is consistent with the Hindu tradition, a...

Turn your house into a ‘smart home’ with these upgrades

A home that isn’t “smart” isn’t worth living in. In our golden age of high technology, good houses are those that closely resemble some fully...

Exploring Udaipur: The City of Lakes becomes an island of world music

It’s always a good time to visit Udaipur and experience the rich culture of this beautiful city known for its picturesque lakes and architectural...

A tragic tale of loss from the world’s ‘happiest’ country

After my last piece in the Sunday Guardian about state-sponsored child snatching in Denmark and other Scandinavian countries, I was contacted by many people...

Paintings that use wings and hair as metaphors on canvas

In her solo show, the Delhi-based artist Ritu  Kamath  will be presenting 40  of her recent works. The artworks created by her include three-dimensional canvases,...

Change is the only constant: Images that symbolise contemporary experience

If there is one exhibition you must see this month, let that be Mutations. Being hosted at Delhi’s 24, Jor Bagh gallery, the photography exhibition is on...

Sidharth Malhotra: A new star has risen

After making your acting debut with Karan Johar’s Student Of The Year (SOTY) in 2012, you have played a variety of roles—in films like Ek Villain (2014),...

I&B Ministry gears up to advertise PM Modi’s good work to the masses

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting under Smriti Irani is overhauling and strengthening the entire system so that the work undertaken by the Central...

South Kashmir simmers as villagers continue to support militants

South Kashmir is still simmering with anger and fresh shutdowns were witnessed in the region, especially in Shopian and Pulwama, after the recent killing...

CM Mehbooba faces ire over deaths due to Pak shelling

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday faced an angry Opposition, which accused it on the floor of the state’s Assembly of not doing...

Home ministry, agencies ask J&K to review security grid in prisons

The Union Home Ministry and different intelligence agencies have asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to review the security grid of all the prisons...

TDP, YSR Congress compete with each other in stalling Parliament

Both Telugu Desam Party, the ruling party in Andhra Pradesh, and its nearest rival in the state, YSR Congress are trying to outdo each...

‘Parents, teachers also responsible for school students acting violently’

While teachers’ aggressive attitude towards students led to the ban of corporal punishment in Indian schools in 2010, violence in schools continues as students’...

Your smartphone calendar for the month of February

For all those anxiously waiting for new smartphone models to hit the shelves,  there’s excellent news. This month, some of the most anticipated handsets,...

No-buffering playback with new UC Browser

The Alibaba Mobile Business Group company has announced a new version of its popular browser. The UC Browser 12.0, is now the flagship product...

‘All programmes at the WUD are inspired by our approach to creativity as the greatest human asset’

Dr Sanjay Gupta, Director General, World University of Design (WUD), speaks to Guardian 20 about how the WUD, India’s first and only university dedicated...

Samvidhan LIVE: Practical lessons on becoming an aware, responsible citizen

ComMutiny—the Youth Collective (CYC), recently hosted an event to celebrate “Samvidhan LIVE, The Jagrik Project” in the national capital. The initiative aims to take...

It is only through my grace that the formless can appear with form: On Ardhanarishwara

The Rudrasainhita portion of the Shiva Purana has a very interesting and enlightening tale to tell. The narrator is Lord Brahma, and the listener...

In the UK, forced adoptions are backed by big money

By the time I founded my website on forced adoption in 2003, the snatching of children to feed the highly profitable forced adoption industry...

‘Stockholm is a good city for a crime novel to take place in’

You started your career in writing with a book on philosophy. What got you interested in writing crime fiction?A. Educationally, I am a mathematician and...

‘People pick up a lot more from a story than from a message’

The Bollywood movie Pad Man created quite a buzz in India before even its actual release. Woven around the taboo subject of menstruation and...

Paintings that capture minute nuances of the natural world

Artist Vinod Sharma has been painting landscapes for more than three decades. These majestic paintings exemplify the artist’s talent for capturing the nuances of...

The past of the photographic form and its encounter with Indian history

Portrait of a Nation: A Nation in Portraits, on at Mumbai’s Pundole’s gallery, closely looks at how photography was practiced in 19th-century India. The exhibition features...

SAIL turns around with profit in Q3FY18, Recording seven consecutive operational improvements

Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL) has earned Profit Before Tax (PBT) of Rs 82 Crore in the third quarter of this current financial...

We believe that healthcare is a basic right of an individual: Mohini Daljeet Singh, CEO, Max India Foundation

Max India Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of Max Group, a leading multi-business conglomerate with a presence in Life Insurance, Health and...

Kayakalp Play School: An Initiative towards Social Transformation

From the comfort of air conditioned office in the national capital to the by lanes of Ranchi, the distance may seem too long, but...

Centre’s e-Market makes government’s procurement process transparent

The Central government’s initiative to provide a platform—Government e Market (GeM)—to ministries to buy items online has attracted traders from across the country, with...

Ram Madhav in Jammu, all is not well in BJP’s state unit

The “secret” visit of BJP general secretary Ram Madhav to Jammu has fuelled speculation  about a possible reshuffle of the state BJP ministers and...

Telugu CMs’ sons rise in Davos

The current edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF) held at Davos from January 23 to January 26 witnessed the rise of two sons...

Pawan Kalyan loses appeal as he goes soft on KCR, Naidu

Tollywood hero Pawan Kalyan’s “continuous mass contact tour” in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, which began this week, has evoked mixed response. Although Kalyan, who...

KCR’s cash grant May be in RBI crosshairs

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is unlikely to clear Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao’s (KCR) ambitious scheme of farm subsidy to dole...

Broadband provider Gogo comes to India

Gogo, a global provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation, has announced is entering the Indian market by establishing a technology development...

Industry insiders on the future of the smartphone

In the last few years, India has emerged as one of the world’s most lucrative markets for smartphone manufacturers. It’s for this reason that...

Witness the country’s finest musical festival for free in Udaipur, from 9-11 February

Get ready for one of the biggest musical treats as Udaipur World Music Festival is all set to return with impressive bands and a...

Beat your weekday blues with these relaxing weekend getaways near Delhi

Travel is the best rejuvenation therapy after a long week of work. Delhi, in this way, is blessed, as the city is well connected...

Revolutionising the sanitary napkin market

Each month the menstrual cycle brings mood swings, pain, discomfort, fear of staining, but also relief. After all, it is a sign that all...

They did not succeed in breaking us as a family

Part I of this story was published last week, ending at the moment when Florida CPS arrived unannounced with police officers at the Grahams’...

‘If you want to tell the truth, you must start writing fiction’

Your first two books, part of the trilogy called The Lavender Ladies Detective Agency, were quite successful commercially. Tell us about your next novel...

‘My first world tour is set to begin right here in India’

After dominating Sydney’s club circuit with his dancefloor-ready numbers, including the insanely famous remix of Major Lazer’s “Get Free”, Australian producer What So Not...

Photography exhibition on the meaning and value of travel

Nipun Nayyar will be exhibiting his photo travelogue, Of Miles and Me, at Delhi’s India Habitat Centre, Convention Foyer, from 1-5 of February. The...

Applying the rules of Madhubani to bring order to the chaos of urban life

Avinash Karn’s Madhubani paintings are aimed at changing the dynamics of this folk form that originated in the Mithila region in Bihar. Unlike the...

Water ATMs quenching thirst in rural areas

Water ATMs are gaining popularity as an efficient way to make drinking water available in rural areas. Joining the bandwagon, RBL Bank, as part...

Sister State pact signed between Andhra Pradesh, Zurich

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu had a bilateral meeting in Zurich on Monday with Carmen Walker Späh, Head of Department for Economic Affairs of the...

‘ASEAN’s success has transformed the geopolitics and geo-economics of Southeast Asia’

Regional organisations are increasingly becoming a vital feature of modern international architecture. The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), which has completed its...

AAP getting ready for byelections in Delhi

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has commenced preparations for the byelections to be held in 20 Assembly segments of the national capital later this...

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