Sep 20, 2014 03:48 PM
Four young singers speak out on what it means to be a female musician in India today. Every performer’s career involves a thronging crowd, multiple ways in which one can be exposed and mediated to the world and, thereby, a public image he/she has t
Sep 20, 2014 03:53 PM
Falling sex ratios, dowry, patriarchal mindsets that prefer sons… when will we see a change? LITTA JACOB There was one discourse in the run-up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections that stood out like a sore thumb. It went something like this: “If
Sep 20, 2014 03:56 PM
Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi is a beautiful lesson module on the life of Gandhi. Richard Attenborough’s death brings to mind the fact that we, as a people, and the Indian Government, have failed to appreciate him for making a movie on Gandhi
Sep 20, 2014 04:30 PM
Butet Manurung, winner of the Ramon Magsaysay Award 2014, talks about her work with Indonesia’s indigenous tribes and why she chose to start a school in the jungle. Saur Marlina Manurung, better known as Butet Manurung, is an embodiment of passion,
Sep 20, 2014 04:40 PM
Meena Menon writes about the Murree Brewery in Pakistan, one of the oldest in the sub-continent On April 28, 1869, private Job Shepherd Waterhouse was climbing the Murree hill hoping to get some beer at the end of the six-mile hike. Unfortunately that wa
Sep 20, 2014 04:57 PM
How female artistes are making a statement with their songs as well as style. Remember Madonna in her conical bras (Jean Paul Gaultier) and fishnets? Or Lady Gaga in her shiny leather cutout bodysuits? Over the years, music artistes have been as much in
Sep 20, 2014 04:54 PM
The Nanda Raj Jat in Uttarakhand is worthwhile for both seekers and adventure seekers. It’s a train of faith across the mountains. The Nanda Raj Jat, a once-in-12-years event in Uttarakhand, involves people from all over the region and beyond. Some
Sep 20, 2014 04:51 PM
Solution No. 2808 Across1 Front man whole number precede (10)6 Ornamental case used in piqué tuition (4)10 Get rid of member bringing gun (7)11 Punishment - type man dished out (7)12 Fruit, choice by London station (8,4)15 Endless disease in horses
Sep 20, 2014 04:50 PM
The writer sails down the Irrawaddy and falls in love with Myanmar. The first thing that draws my attention in Myanmar is a substance like sandalwood paste swept in circles across the cheeks of most women and children. “It’s thanaka,” s
Sep 20, 2014 04:48 PM
Like pooris and parathas, waffles can work for dinner as well as breakfast. I have a theory. Breakfast can be eaten anytime. It probably comes from the memory of my mother, arch planner of menus, sometimes giving up and saying, “When in doubt, repe
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