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  • Calling vagina by its name

    Calling vagina by its name

    Last weekend, Kissa Yoni Ka, The Hindi version of Vagina Monologues made the audience laugh at jokes they did not think they would laugh, at and come out freer and thoughtful

  • History provides textile inspiration

    History provides textile inspiration

    The epic love story of Prithiviraj Chauhan and Samyukta has long-enthralled history buffs

  • Kalamkari: Craft of the matter

    Kalamkari: Craft of the matter

    Handmade in the port town of Machilipatnam, in Andhra Pradesh, Kalamkari printed fabrics, known to the world as chintz, are struggling for survival. Lifestyle store Good Earth, made a short craft film on this art form and has now launched a new collection of Kalamkari to revive it

  • A green welcome for Ganesha

    A green welcome for Ganesha

    While we love pandal-hopping and admiring the mammoth Ganpati idols during Ganeshotsav, we cringe to see the littered city beaches post the days of immersion

  • KK Raina and Ila Arun set to bring 'Norway's next Ibsen' to life

    KK Raina and Ila Arun set to bring 'Norway's next Ibsen' to life

    Ila Arun and KK Raina bring one of Jon Fosse’s acclaimed plays to stage this week for the first time in India

  • He will sing about onions at Rs 100, dal for Rs 80

    He will sing about onions at Rs 100, dal for Rs 80

    Achchhai Pandey's witty songs drag the spotlight on India's social concerns

  • Learning about 'aamchi Mumbai' through historical fiction

    Learning about 'aamchi Mumbai' through historical fiction

    Children’s author and naturalist Deepak Dalal shares unusual facts of Mumbai's history to inspire kids to spin fables

  • Surge for identity

    Surge for identity

    View the works of 14 photographers who aim to capture the relationship between art and identity in Pakistan at the exhibition, Surge

  • Listen to Hyderabadi Qawwali in Mumbai

    Listen to Hyderabadi Qawwali in Mumbai

    Ustad Ateeq Hussain Khan Bandanawazi, a classical sufiana Qawwal of Hyderabad, is all set to perform in the city this weekend. He chats about his gharana and the art of Sufi Qawwali

  • Shaun the Sheep's India connect

    Shaun the Sheep's India connect

    One of India's top animators, Dhimant Vyas recently had the character of a medical consultant, modelled after him, with his original voice in the animated film, 'Shaun The Sheep', currently running. He shares his many firsts in his eventful animation journey so far

  • Peeling layers of mythology

    Peeling layers of mythology

    Learn about the lesser-known versions of the mythological story of Ahalya at an event for book lovers

  • Which classic beauty is your pick?

    Which classic beauty is your pick?

    Bollywood is incomplete without its glamorous divas. In an upcoming weekly auction, StoryLTD.com is offering Bollywood movie enthusiasts a chance to choose from a collection of 57 vintage film posters, lobby cards and publicity stills that are a testament to the grace and power of women who defined Indian cinema.

  • Mumbai for kids: Trampoline Park

    Mumbai for kids: Trampoline Park

    Thousand square feet of jumping space is a child's dream come true. If you walk into Smaaash's Trampoline Park (TP) and look in at the mix of people inside the park you would feel that it could be the dream of many kids as well as many (not-so) grown-ups too

  • Fly solo

    Fly solo

    Happy Travelling Girl is a project by three women that encourages women to travel solo and share their experiences with the aim to make India safe for solo female travellers

  • When cats and monkeys rule

    When cats and monkeys rule

    Portraying a lion as an explorer and a monkey as the king among other cartoons and figures, Bangalore-born multi-disciplinary artist, Raghava KK, has swapped conventional roles to tell a story of evolution and the shift of power, albeit with humour

  • Bring home the best

    Bring home the best

    From art by greats like Husain and Raza to a creation by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, bid for art by some of India’s finest artists

  • India, a hundred years ago

    India, a hundred years ago

    Tasveer Art Gallery brings some of the finest photographs of the 19th century as well as a selection of rare prints sourced from Kolkata’s iconic Bourne & Shepherd studio that give life to history at Dr Bhau Daji Lad City Museum

  • Of ghost stories and goose bumps

    Of ghost stories and goose bumps

    Did you know that writer Ruskin Bond had a supernatural experience? This story, along with many other scary tales, will be a part of author Krishnarjun Bhattarcharya’s storytelling session, this Thursday

  • In sync with heartbreak

    In sync with heartbreak

    After many Bollywood hits and popular World music gigs, versatile singer Hamsika Iyer on the launch of her first single, Bheege Bheege, on July 28

  • A journey across musical traditions

    A journey across musical traditions

    Deepa Nair Rasiya talks about her influences in music and philosophy and performing songs by Indian mystics with western instruments

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