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  • It is a curio city

    It is a curio city

    Since a decade, Kareena Gianani has been covertly peeking into a home visible from the JJ flyover. Beyond its window sill are walls displaying Chinese and British-patterned ceramic plates. She finally pops in, and finds a mini museum inside

  • Why rural is cool for Zarina Screwvala

    Why rural is cool for Zarina Screwvala

    From not knowing what her purpose in life is to helping empower hundreds of people, Zarina Screwvala has come a long way. Her need to constantly challenge herself, belief in Vipassana and philanthropy, are philosophies she lives by

  • Where the wild things are

    Where the wild things are

    The Vanvadi collective, a group of about 20 like-minded city folk, is helping nurture a large 65-acre tract by farming organically as well as regenerating the forest cover, which holds a sizeable number of uncultivated foods

  • What's on your shirt, dear?

    What's on your shirt, dear?

    Hindi-Urdu translator Grant Davis ambles along Delhi’s streets and archives people wearing quirky T-shirts on his blog, Nice Shirt Dear. He tells Kareena Gianani that he loves the street philosophy he unearths in the unlikeliest of places while at it

  • A candid chat with the members of the heavy metal band The Down Troddence

    A candid chat with the members of the heavy metal band The Down Troddence

    In a tete-a-tete with Anu Prabhakar, award-winning Bangalore-based six-member band, The Down Troddence, talks about how they fuse Kerala folk elements in their music and why their work represents the common man’s angst

  • Building a language bridge

    Building a language bridge

    Nashik-based linguistic enabler Sunil Khandbahale has created 22 Indian regional language digital dictionaries and developed the first-ever dictionary on SMS. The INK Fellow, recently back from a trip to the US, tells Moeena Halim about how his necessity became the mother of invention

  • Love, peace and dope

    Love, peace and dope

    They rap against corrupt cops and want marijuana consumption to be legal. Tony Sebastian, Agnel Avinash Benson and Rajesh Radhakrishnan are the Dopeadelicz. They tell Deepali Dhingra that their songs are about real people

  • Vikram Puri, a man of simple tastes

    Vikram Puri, a man of simple tastes

    He is credited with setting up Plush Lounge & Bar, a posh night spot, and heading the popular Astor Hotel, in Kolkata. But Vikram Puri insists that rather than partying hard, he likes to spend time with his six dogs and guitar after a long day at work

  • I don't have time to regret anything: Joe King

    I don't have time to regret anything: Joe King

    He might be an outsider for many, but Joe King, an Australian at heart, has made India home. He talks to Nikshubha Garg about acclimatising to a foreign land and moving forward, one step at a time

  • Diabetic and raring to go

    Diabetic and raring to go

    Teenager Eshaan Shevate is the youngest member of an international team of trekkers. They all have Type 1 diabetes, and will attempt the Sanofi and World Diabetes Tour’s ‘Type 1 Diabetes Challenge’ to Machu Picchu

  • Sweet madness

    Sweet madness

    What happens when a singer-songwriter like Benny Dayal joins forces with a bass heavy artist such as Nucleya? A whacky track that will have you dancing your heart out, finds Deepali Dhingra 

  • The serious comic

    The serious comic

    Radio jockey, video jockey and newly-turned author Jose Covaco reveals that his book is all about what men want to tell women, and that its title stems from frustration 

  • Sound trek

    Sound trek

    The Travelling Archive is an online repository of rich and varied folk music from undivided Bengal created by singer-writer Moushumi Bhowmick and audiographer Sukanta Mazumdar stemming from their field visits to the hinterland

  • Staying alive with a beat

    Staying alive with a beat

    A new album launched by a Dubai-based couple aims to keep the rich musical heritage of the quickly disappearing  Thathai Bhatia community alive

  • I'm just a kid in the sandbox: Ranjit Barot

    I'm just a kid in the sandbox: Ranjit Barot

    After more than three decades of being in the music industry, arranger-composer and drummer Ranjit Barot is making his debut as a singer. He tells Deepali Dhingra, how this is one journey that he’s thoroughly enjoying

  • Nirav Modi is the bedazzler

    Nirav Modi is the bedazzler

    An unbridled passion for the finest gemstones, coupled with boundless creativity, has catapulted jeweller Nirav Modi into the top echelons of the international world of jewels and gemstones, says Fareeda Kanga

  • Mumbai monsoon special: Reign in the rains

    Mumbai monsoon special: Reign in the rains

    Our special feature will help you reign supreme this monsoon — be it through the food you eat, places you travel, the songs you listen to or even the clothes you wear

  • I have developed a phobia of monsoon: Mahesh Narvekar

    I have developed a phobia of monsoon: Mahesh Narvekar

    Mahesh Narvekar, Chief Officer, Disaster Management Cell, BMC, talks about why every citizen's life is precious to him and how he dreams of making Mumbai a disaster-resilient city and more in a candid chat

  • Getting radio ready for the rains

    Getting radio ready for the rains

    Radio Monsoon uses mobile technology, the Internet and the loudspeaker to disseminate information about the weather, to help fishers in Kerala’s Vizhinjam stay safe on the seas. The station also encourages them to call in with their observations

  • Your monsoon planner

    Your monsoon planner

    Wondering what to during the rains? Well, here are a few activities that you can indulge in...

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