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Sunday Storytelling: Three young historians tell tales from the past and make bygones fun again | brunch | feature

Sunday Storytelling: Three young historians tell tales from the past and make bygones fun again | brunch | feature

You detested history in school, yet you’re ready to campaign against the censor board to allow the screening of Padmaavat (2018), irrespective of whether it respects history or not? You disliked studying about Shivaji in your textbooks, but enjoyed Bajirao Mastani (2017); you didn’t want to do papers on WW ...

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Losing and finding yourself in Kashmir | brunch | feature

Losing and finding yourself in Kashmir | brunch | feature

“Srinagar. It is stopping at sidewalks and traffic lights when the convoys of rulers and their patrons in armored cars, secured by machine guns, rumble on broken roads. It is staring back or looking away, resigned. Srinagar is never winning and never being defeated”–BASHARAT PEER It is on the drive ...

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Gourmet Secrets: The best of both worlds | brunch | feature

Gourmet Secrets: The best of both worlds | brunch | feature

On a recent trip to Sydney, I was asked which restaurant I would like to go to for dinner. I didn’t hesitate. It had to be Tetsuya’s. Tetsuya Wakuda is widely considered Australia’s finest and most original chef. Arriving in Australia in 1982, with nothing more than a small suitcase ...

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Present perfect – The Hindu

Present perfect - The Hindu

Amrapali Jewels – Necklace: Many believe that wearing an emerald provides will power, mental clarity and eases stress. It is also associated with bringing love and fidelity, wisdom, patience, peace and abundance. The cushion-cut emerald at the centrepiece of this necklace, which also includes uncut diamonds, should cover all of ...

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Light years ahead – The Hindu

Light years ahead - The Hindu

Moooi – Mega Chandelier: The newest launch from the Dutch interior company is a supersized serving of creativity. The “custom-made lighting composition” brings together several of the brand’s iconic lamps to create a grand spectacle. Choose to scale it up or down, depending on your space. From approximately ₹70 lakh, ...

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Rotten shark made you queasy? A vomit bag for every guest at the Disgusting Food Museum

Rotten shark made you queasy? A vomit bag for every guest at the Disgusting Food Museum

MALMO, Sweden (Reuters) – The dead mouse in the Chinese wine sure looks nasty, and the maggots in the cheese tend to put people off. But nothing is more horrible to an unaccustomed palate than the Icelandic fermented shark. It’s the worst. Or so says the expert. A Chinese bull ...

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Anatomy of violence: The Darren Aronofsky interview | brunch | feature

It is not every day that you get to interview someone like Darren Aronofsky, one of the most polarising filmmakers of recent times known for his genre-breaking and disruptive works. He is in town to be part of the Jio MAMI 20th Mumbai Film Festival. As I enter the sprawling ...

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Shane Warne’s transgressions: The maverick cricketer in his most honest interview ever! | brunch | feature

Shane Warne’s transgressions: The maverick cricketer in his most honest interview ever! | brunch | feature

Rewind to the cricket World Cup 1999. Australia blew Pakistan away in the final at Lord’s, winning the trophy in an anticlimax of a match that I watched while spending the summer in England. Shane Warne was Man of the Match in both the semi-final and the final. Yet, stories ...

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“Feminism is not about male bashing but about equality,” says Chitrangda Singh | brunch | feature

“Feminism is not about male bashing but about equality,” says Chitrangda Singh | brunch | feature

Describe yourself in a hashtag. #creativemaverick Three things nobody knows about you…? I have a degree in food and nutrition, phobia of lizards and that my nails don’t grow. What is feminism for you? Feminism is not about male bashing or anti-male, but about equality and a sense of equal ...

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Tallinn for the first-timer | brunch | feature

Tallinn for the first-timer | brunch | feature

If you like harmless ghosts, you should visit Tallinn. It takes about ten minutes to scale up the steep, medieval stairs. Pass through a stooping mini tunnel to reach this flat, cobbled plot — only to be greeted by statues of three faceless monks. They resemble one executed black monk ...

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