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Words Are Bridges: This new initiative explores the brilliance of Indian literature in local languages

The sessions will be telecast simultaneously on all official social media handles of Jaipur Literature Festival, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

The first series of eight conversations will showcase eminent writers and noteworthy translators across languages such as Bengali, Assamese, Hindi, Punjabi and Kannada.

Book Review: Stephenie Meyer’s Midnight Sun

Stephenie Meyer’s forthcoming Midnight Sun will be the long-anticipated retelling of Twilight from Edward Cullen’s point of view.

Power play: Role gender plays in society, especially politics

With rumours that Kim Yo-jong might take over the leadership of North Korea after Kim Jong-un, we take a look at the role gender plays in society, especially politics.

On May 2, however, he made his first public appearance in 20 days as he celebrated the completion of a fertiliser factory near Pyongyang, the state media said. (File image)

COVID-19 relief: Virtual international concert to pay tribute to healthcare workers

The concert will spotlight the brave stories of healthcare workers working tirelessly on the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak, through the special live event.

Full information about the concert can be found on www.globalcitizen.org/togetherathome.

CII mobilises industry action towards COVID-19 relief

The relief and rehabilitation interventions include distribution of personal protective equipment, hygiene kits, ration kits and other daily essentials.

Towards this, CII is working in 18 states across the country.

Now, attend a literary festival while in quarantine at home

A part of its #readinstead campaign, the month-long festival is called #Readinstead Online Literature Festival and has been organised in association with news website Scroll.

Curbing climate change: Coronavirus lockdowns can reduce a country’s pollution levels

The outbreak in China has affected every sector of tech manufacturing, leading analysts to reduce production estimates for everything from TVs and smartphones to laptops and videogame consoles.

PMI figures are a key indicator of a county's economic health and can move financial markets.

Bring home the music: Cozy intimate spaces are the new hot venues for musical gigs

From your living room or backyard to a bookshop or art gallery, cozy intimate spaces are the new hot venues for musical gigs. A deep connect with music, zero distractions, a chance to bond with the musician are just some of t

musical gigs, indie pop musician, Aritry Das, musical traditions of India, Awaaz Studio, Space Session, Worker Bee 

A running start: Not just for fitness but also to face life’s challenge

An increasing number of people in the country today are taking up running not just for fitness but also to face life’s challenges.

Siddharth Bhamre , Sangeeta Saikia, Preeti Sharma, Karandeep Singh, Mohit Mukherjee

That’s the spirit: Latest rage in beer market in India is its zero-alcohol variant

The zero-alcohol beer is being tipped as the next big thing in the global market as an increasing number of people are choosing to abandon mainstream lagers in favour of healthier alternatives.

A 330-ml can of Budweiser 0.0 is priced at Rs 80, while that of Heineken 0.0 is available for Rs 70.

Book Review- Black Warrant: Confessions of a Tihar Jailer; Confessions, crimes, worst-kept secrets

A former Tihar jailer writes a no-holds-barred account of the goings-on inside jail

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Senior citizens give love another shot

Letting go of social inhibitions, many senior citizens in the country are embracing love again. Helping them are dedicated matrimonial services and portals which are bringing these lonely hearts together

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Green keys: Responsible, eco-friendly tourism in times of inhospitality

Responsible and ecofriendly tourism is the way forward, and remaining true to biodiversity and bringing local communities into the fold is part of it

Green keys, trip to mountains, eco-friendly tourism, ecotourism, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Thenmala Dam, tourism industry, Madagascar  

Rejuvenation in store: Luxury beauty brand Kama Ayurveda raises the bar

Luxury beauty brand Kama Ayurveda raises the bar with the launch of an experience store that provides hair and skincare treatments.

How a glass-blowing tradition can get elevated from mere bangles into works of art

A similar message emanates from Antic, an installation in glass beads and metal by Manoj Pilli, Vineeta Oswal and Ishtiyak Ali.

It’s time to celebrate food — Here’s what you can try this winter

Winter is a season of celebrating food, and culinary experiences that hinge on the bountiful produce of these months are nothing short of rollicking adventures .

Should you flygskam? An anti-flying movement to reduce carbon emissions gathering momentum

As public awareness of climate change has grown, an increasing number of people are openly talking about flygskam or ‘flight shame’, and ‘flying in secret’.

In Sweden, people are swapping planes for trains as a sense of shame spreads among those concerned about climate change.

This year’s edition of Kathakaar was all about diversity of stories

Above: Qissebazi Harayanvi folktales recited by Rashmi Mann & Ruchita Tahiliani; (left) Vergine Gulbenkian presents European folktales

Kathakaar, diversity of story, storyteller, Grammy Award, Paulong Sherabling Monastery, Dharamsala, UNESCO 

Befitting tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on 150th birth anniversary

Khadi is at the centre of the exhibition, curated by Lavina Baldota of the Adheraj Baldota Foundation who conceived the idea during her chance encounter with famed textile artist Gaurang Shah.

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Heart diseases are now a leading cause of death among Indians

Another study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association has found that women are up to three times more likely to die following a serious heart attack than men as a result of receiving unequal care and treatm

Nostalgia on a plate: Home-cooked recipes from the south-west coast of India

Chef Naren Thimmaiah, who is in Delhi to bring a pop-up at Varg, says they continue to procure ingredients from the original source, like perfectly smoked Kodumpuli from Kerala, toddy vinegar from Goa and Kundapur coconuts fo

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Eight lesser-known haunted places of the world

It is allegedly haunted by peasants that were murdered there centuries ago, whose souls are trapped in the forest.

Want to improve your sleep naturally? Try these plants and herbs

Here are some plants and herbs that would help improve your overall mood and ensure you get a restful sleep so as to have a fulfilling day

Gadgets that cater to your fitness

The fitness gadget craze isn’t going to fade anytime soon. There are now a plethora of devices available in the market that offer multiple means to attain the desired fitness level.

Can vegetarianism flourish in the land of hilsa? Surprisingly yes

The Marwaris and Gujaratis have been dominating trade and business from the days of the British rule, when they served as contractors for the British and eventually took over the businesses after independence.

West Bengal, Peruvian potatoes, hilsa, Marwaris, Gujaratis, vegetarians, vegetarian sushi, Kolkata, Peruvian asparagus

Book Review: Cities and Canopies – Trees in Indian Cities by Harini Nagendra and Seema Mundoli

Trees in Indian Cities, written by Harini Nagendra and Seema Mundoli, the book reveals myriad facts about the trees we’ve grown up watching and also gives us a painful reminder of their importance, given the tree-starved st

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Why comforting culinary classics never go out of fashion

This legendary 24-hour restaurant, still an old haunt of many city veterans, celebrates its two decades with curated flavours from the days of the Raj.

Yellow Brick Road at the Ambassador, the capital’s first SeleQtions hotel
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