• A look back at some of Thomas Edison's greatest inventions

    A look back at some of Thomas Edison's greatest inventions

    Noted American inventor Thomas Edison passed away on this day, October 18 in 1931. On this occasion, we look back at some of his most famous innovations that went on to shape the future world...

  • Photographer walks from Mumbai to Pune for a cause

    Photographer walks from Mumbai to Pune for a cause

    On October 2, 29-year-old freelance photographer Aanchal Dhara Madan began her seven-day walkathon from Mumbai to Pune. She tells the guide how she was inspired to collect discarded plastic bottles along the way, and why it was the highlight of her walk

  • Ain't nothing like the Blues!: Mick Clarke

    Ain't nothing like the Blues!: Mick Clarke

    Legendary British Blues artistes, The Mick Clarke Band will perform in India for the first time, at Simply the Blues concerts, on October 25 in Mumbai, and followed by a second in Bangalore. The legend Clarke shares notes with Lindsay Pereira in an exclusive email interview

  • Debating films, anyone?

    Debating films, anyone?

    Understand how films are now being shot through digital cameras and if directors of today prefer this new generation of cameras

  • How crowdfunding saved queer mag, The Gaysi Zine

    How crowdfunding saved queer mag, The Gaysi Zine

    The third issue of The Gaysi Zine, a magazine meant primarily for the LGBTQ community, got successfully crowdfunded last month. As the magazine gets ready for release, the team talks about the journal and the many challenges behind bringing it out

  • Google honours R.K. Narayan on his 108th birth anniversary

    Google honours R.K. Narayan on his 108th birth anniversary

    Search engine giant Google paid tribute to the legendary R.K. Narayan, writer of popular short story collection, 'Malgudi Days' among other works with a commemorative doodle

  • Architecture basics 101

    Architecture basics 101

    Acclaimed architect Snehal Shah, whose exposition of works was recently published in the book, titled Snehal Shah Architect, shares his design philosophy and style, the importance of sustainability and what ails Indian architecture

  • A peek into the world of Mumbai's ad jingle singers

    A peek into the world of Mumbai's ad jingle singers

    These voices are familiar, but chances are, you don't know who they belong to. the guide introduces a few popular names from Mumbai's ad jingle circuit as one of its ilk, Caralisa Monteiro, readies to release her music album

  • Once upon a time...

    Once upon a time...

    Six-year-old Shaun Sharma wrote a collection of stories about dinosaurs, aliens, robots and mermaids. Timbuktoo Publishing is now publishing his four fantasy stories, titled Happy Stories

  • Weaving India into her songs

    Weaving India into her songs

    Asha Sing's single, Mercy, debuted at #7 on the Billboard Charts last year. She explores a different path with her second single, Satellite

  • Music for the soul

    Music for the soul

    Salut Salon, a band from Germany, will be performing in Pune on October 5. the guide discovers and traces their musical journey

  • People don't listen to full albums anymore: Jimmy Stafford

    People don't listen to full albums anymore: Jimmy Stafford

    Jimmy Stafford, the lead guitarist of popular American Rock band Train thinks so, as he opens up about the band’s journey so far, and their newest record, Bulletproof Picasso

  • Q&A with author Mahendra Jakhar

    Q&A with author Mahendra Jakhar

    Author Mahendra Jakhar impresses with his debut crime thriller, The Butcher of Benares. the guide caught up with him at the 2nd Pune International Literature Festival

  • Donate your hair  to cancer survivors

    Donate your hair to cancer survivors

    Hair For Hope — India, a campaign launched to offer free wigs for cancer patients, is in Mumbai to inspire citizens to donate hair to help cancer survivors

  • No doubting Thomas

    No doubting Thomas

    Three questions with Paul Thomas, International DJ

  • MasterChef India winner Shipra Khanna on her new book

    MasterChef India winner Shipra Khanna on her new book

    MasterChef India season 2 winner Shipra Khanna, author of the cook book 'The Spice Route' talks about her passion for all things culinary

  • 'True art evolves from imperfection'

    'True art evolves from imperfection'

    One half of Midival Punditz, Gaurav Raina, explores the flawed side of his personality with his solo new project, Grain

  • 'I write for a few, and my books sell poorly'

    'I write for a few, and my books sell poorly'

    Irwin Allan Sealy, author of the recently-released book, The Small Wild Goose Pagoda, tells Raj Kanwar about taking eight years to write it and why living too comfortably might ruin his writing 

  • The singing Dixit

    The singing Dixit

    Musician Raghu Dixit, who is to perform in Pune very soon, talks about why his heart beats for Pune and some exciting projects which are all set to take off this year

  • Hitting the high notes

    Hitting the high notes

    In 2013, Shalmali Kholgade swept all the awards with her song Pareshaan. Now, international shores beckon as she gears up to perform at Times Square, finds Deepali Dhingra