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  • 'Pt Ravi Shankar's spirit flows out of me'

    'Pt Ravi Shankar's spirit flows out of me'

    Western Classical music aficionados have much to cheer at the 17th season of the Symphony Orchestra of India’s concert series. Soma Das spoke with British conductor Duncan Ward, who at 28 is the youngest conductor to perform with SOI

  • Putting up a fight

    Putting up a fight

    A group of young mixed martial arts experts, led by Akhil Kapur and Arjun Meghe, have been conducting ‘Maa-Behen’ campaigns in a bid to equip women with the basics of self-defence

  • On the road, on an impulse

    On the road, on an impulse

    Daniel Sillekens has pushed the limits of adventure — he has been around the world twice in the past five years on a motorcycle. Kareena Gianani bumps into him while he was waiting for his bike to be shipped to Mumbai, and finds out why the man never wants to go back to his home in Germany

  • 'Our generation relates to electronic music'

    'Our generation relates to electronic music'

    Says Sahej Bakshi, or Dualist Inquiry as he is known in the music circles, who is all set to perform at blueFrog on September 12. He talks about his music, experimenting with various genres and the evolving electronic music scene in the country

  • A candid chat with singer Ankit Tiwari

    A candid chat with singer Ankit Tiwari

    With the two love anthems, Sunn raha hai na tu and Galliyan, behind him, singer-composer Ankit Tiwari gears up to prove his mettle to the audience, finds Deepali Dhingra

  • A candid chat with international skydiver Padma Shri Shital Mahajan

    A candid chat with international skydiver Padma Shri Shital Mahajan

    After over 640 jumps, and eight World Records, 31-year-old Padma Shri Shital Mahajan from Pune, remains a name to reckon with in international skydiving.

  • Weaving holy traditions

    Weaving holy traditions

    Edited by textile scholar and revivalist Jasleen Dhamija, the new book Sacred Textiles of India talks about fabrics and crafts that play an important role as a part of various religious and cultural ceremonies

  • I have a responsibility to deliver: Kailash Kher

    I have a responsibility to deliver: Kailash Kher

    Singer and composer Kailash Kher, who’s making his debut as a solo music composer with the forthcoming movie Desi Kattey, says his fans expect nothing but magic from him

  • Interesting facts about the hot air balloon

    Interesting facts about the hot air balloon

    We pay tribute to French inventor Joseph-Michel Montgolfier on his 274th birth anniversary by presenting a collection of interesting facts and trivia about the hot air balloon...

  • Remembering Neil Armstrong: Interesting facts about the first man on the moon

    Remembering Neil Armstrong: Interesting facts about the first man on the moon

    Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first human beings to walk on the moon's surface on July 20, 1969. The legendary Armstrong passed away on this day two years ago. A tribute to the man with a collection of rare facts on his life and career

  • Meet the grid thief of Kanpur

    Meet the grid thief of Kanpur

    Loha Singh, the real-life protagonist of Katiyabaaz, a documentary which has won rave reviews at international film festivals and hit the marquee this week, reveals why he will continue to steal electricity to help the poor

  • Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan shares tips on dealing with dogs

    Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan shares tips on dealing with dogs

    He has trained hundreds of dogs across the United States and now, popular dog behaviourist Cesar Millan tells the guide what makes him connect so deeply with canines

  • <strong>Life</strong>, as they live it: Faces of Jammu & Kashmir

    Life, as they live it: Faces of Jammu & Kashmir

    Photographer Kunal Kelkar's project, Faces of Jammu & Kashmir, aims at capturing diverse expressions of people from the strife-torn state to show that there is more to their lives than just conflict

  • A table for cue

    A table for cue

    The inaugural Billiards Premier League, which began yesterday, has ‘Raja’ playing for the Rakish Kings team. Sans vision in one eye, this polio-afflicted player, who also suffered a heart attack two years ago, says his passion for the game overrides all adversities

  • I wish I could sing, says rapper Badshah

    I wish I could sing, says rapper Badshah

    He raps to the groovy beat, and now, rapper Badshah promises to learn to croon just as well. The artiste talks about his initial misgivings about Bollywood and the social responsibility of music

  • On the road, with a Sherpa

    On the road, with a Sherpa

    Two 23-year-olds started SeekSherpa, an online platform, to connect locals with travel enthusiasts by offering them unique tours and travel experiences. Co-founder Dhruv Gupta talks about the six-month-old venture

  • Meet the Forest Man of India

    Meet the Forest Man of India

    Over the last 35 years, Jadav Payeng has been planting trees on barren landscapes in Assam. His efforts have created a jungle, which he claims, is bigger than the Kaziranga National Park

  • Young India wants to make a difference: Parmesh Shahani

    Young India wants to make a difference: Parmesh Shahani

    Parmesh Shahani, Head of Godrej India Culture Lab, was recently listed as one of the 14 Indians among the 214 Young Global Leaders recognized by the World Economic Forum 2014. On the occasion of International Youth Day (August 12), the guide chatted with Shahani on his vision for the youth. Excerpts from an interview

  • Pop goes Andy Warhol

    Pop goes Andy Warhol

    On the 86th birth anniversary of American artist Andy Warhol, pioneer of the world's Pop art movement, we celebrate some of his iconic works that changed the way we look at art

  • Raghu Dixit sings a new tune

    Raghu Dixit sings a new tune

    Giving voice to his humanitarian side, singer-musician Raghu Dixit has pledged his financial support for education microloans through the NGO Rang De