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Unclothed man displays more than art in Moscow gallery stroll: RIA

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – A man stripped down to skimpy underwear and took a stroll through Moscow’s State Tretyakov Gallery on Wednesday evening in what it called an “unsanctioned performance,” the RIA news agency reported. This was the third incident involving a visitor to one of Russia’s leading art galleries in ...

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Music special! Multiple Grammy-winning Sharon Isbin dabbles with Indian classical, draws up differences | brunch | feature

Music special! Multiple Grammy-winning Sharon Isbin dabbles with Indian classical, draws up differences | brunch | feature

If you ever meet Sharon Isbin, classical guitarist, multiple Grammy-winning musician, and founder and director of the guitar department at New York City’s The Juilliard School, here’s a tip. Never shake her hand. “I’m so sorry, but I have to take care of my hands,” says the 62-year-old guitar legend. ...

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Theatre: The timeless appeal of Death and the Maiden | brunch | feature

Theatre: The timeless appeal of Death and the Maiden | brunch | feature

What happens when a play written over 35 years ago is staged in contemporary times? How does it manage to remain relevant and appeal to modern audiences? These are a few questions I wanted to ask Vidushi Mehra, who is making her directorial debut with the play Death and the ...

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Oh hello summer: How to wear white right | brunch | feature

Oh hello summer: How to wear white right | brunch | feature

Brighten up your style with a non-colourBy Rishi Raj Celebrity stylist Slimmer body types can layer white dresses with fun colours to add visual fullness. Dress, Sunaina Khera; jacket, Rahul Mishra; shoes; Mango ( Shivamm Paathak ) Attention ladies and gentlemen – Break the monotony of white in these three ...

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Packing diversity for tiffin | brunch | feature

Packing diversity for tiffin | brunch | feature

A member of a family of self-certified food nerds, Sonal Ved’s reading list unapologetically traverses from ‘What does eating pineapple do to your tongue?’ to ‘How to make your own kombucha at home’. And on any given day, her family spends more time “discussing meal preparations than the national budget.” ...

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Earthy charm in a metal house

Earthy charm in a metal house

It is certainly hard to visualise a warm, cheerful residence in metal. It is harder still to envisage a farmhouse which is customarily expected to host earthy materials that resonate with contextual sensibilities. A metal structure ensconced in glass is more associated with commercial spaces or hilly terrains where the ...

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Hip hop best bet for a cheese that will please: Swiss study

Hip hop best bet for a cheese that will please: Swiss study

BURGDORF, Switzerland (Reuters) – Exposing cheese to round-the-clock music could give it more flavour and hip hop might be better than Mozart, Swiss researchers said on Thursday. Cheese makers carry the nine wheels of cheese for a tasting in the K3 cellar after the experiment to “insonify” cheese with different ...

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Our wild best friends – The Hindu

Our wild best friends - The Hindu

They are everywhere — running up and down trees and walls and scolding all and sundry with that distinctive chik, chik sound. Squirrels are the most common urban wildlife (that is an oxymoron right there). Though squirrels are super cute, the fact that they belong to the rodent family is ...

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Hit by an arrow, mobile phone dies saving Australian man

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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – An Australian man had a lucky escape while confronting a man armed with a bow outside his home, as a loosed arrow pierced the mobile telephone he was holding to take a photograph of the incident, Australian police said on Thursday. The 43-year old man had returned ...

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Lion on the lam locked-up in South African jail

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CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – A young lion captured after being on the run for almost a month spent the night in a South African police cell before being moved back to its national park home. The juvenile male apparently escaped from the Karoo National Park through a hole in a ...

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