• Learning redefined

    Learning redefined

    Professor Sugata Mitra’s TED prize-winning School in the Cloud has been introduced in Phaltan, a small town near Pune. The children at Pragat Shikshan Sanstha are given access to computers and encouraged to self-learn more than they would in a traditional classroom

  • For a better future

    For a better future

    Ayaz Basrai, the man responsible for giving Indian spaces a global touch, talks about his current project, Future Cities, which critiques the prevalent idea of smart cities and looks at people-centred solutions for a better future

  • How SBI chief Arundhati Bhattacharya banks on breakthroughs

    How SBI chief Arundhati Bhattacharya banks on breakthroughs

    Arundhati Bhattacharya, chairman of State Bank of India, talks to Shreyanka Mazumdar about becoming a banker by chance, her love for all things antique and introducing digital breakthroughs

  • I'm drawn to emotional music: David Guetta

    I'm drawn to emotional music: David Guetta

    David Guetta, who performs at the Enchanted Valley Carnival this weekend, explains why Indian fans will love to groove to his new album, Listen, which is also his most personal and challenging work till date

  • Happily unmarried

    Happily unmarried

    What happens when two happily married strangers meet and have a whirlwind romance? Rohit Roy and Mona Singh are all set with their new play, Unfaithfully Yours, which shows how love isn’t only about matrimony

  • Word's worth

    Word's worth

    Shabd, a recently launched Gujarati e-magazine, aims to promote Indian and international literature. Each edition is a mix of short stories, poems, articles and translations

  • Get set to run a virtual marathon

    Get set to run a virtual marathon

    Awarathon, a mobile phone app which aims to spread social awareness through gaming, will run its first lap from December 17-24. Phorum Dalal speaks to co-founder Harshal Shah

  • The Swamy of entertainment

    The Swamy of entertainment

    Aditya Swamy, the head of MTV, MTV Indies and EVP Viacom 18, talks about ‘screenagers’ and attending live music concerts for a living

  • Meet the musical dinosaur

    Meet the musical dinosaur

    Major Lazer’s co-founder, Diplo — short for his favourite extinct animal — says they’re happy to be underground

  • Muslims, Brahmins and 48 hours

    Muslims, Brahmins and 48 hours

    The team behind short film Javed Brahman Hai, winner of the best film award at the Mumbai edition of the 48-hour film project in October, is gearing up for screenings at film festivals this month. Anu Prabhakar speaks to them about religious sentiments and Hindu-Muslim unity in Lucknow

  • A battle against plastic

    A battle against plastic

    Siblings Yash and Sachi Maniar offer products made out of sugarcane fibre as an alternative to plastic through their project, Shunya Alternatives

  • Remembering Begum Akhtar

    Remembering Begum Akhtar

    A concert in honour of Begum Akhtar’s 100th birth anniversary aims to recall some of the iconic singer’s finest tunes

  • Riding high on faith

    Riding high on faith

    Music composers Sachin and Jigar, the pair behind the chartbusting music of movies such as Happy Ending and Go Goa Gone, talk about their journey from relative obscurity to popularity

  • For the girls who mess with boundaries

    For the girls who mess with boundaries

    Anarkali walks through walls. A girl time-travels after being chosen for the MasterChef contest, and another sells her kidney to fund a beauty treatment. Kareena Gianani flips through Eat The Sky, Drink The Ocean, a young adult anthology of feminist speculative fiction for which 10 Indians collaborated with 10 Australian writers and artists

  • The spirit of Christmas

    The spirit of Christmas

    Pop and rock band, The Other People, is all set to release their first single, Christmas is here on November 28. Vocalist Zarir Warden talks about the single and the band’s upcoming album

  • Parmesh Shahani on the lessons of life

    Parmesh Shahani on the lessons of life

    The maverick, who managed to turn Vikhroli into a cultural hub within just three years, tells Rinky Kumar why he derives great joy from connecting dots...

  • Rajasthan, on canvas

    Rajasthan, on canvas

    Epica, an art exhibition by Shail Choyal and his father, late PN Choyal, will be exhibited in the city from November 24 to 29

  • High on music

    High on music

    A decade in Bollywood and a National Award later, composer Shantanu Moitra still considers music his hobby. The artiste, whose next offering is Aamir Khan’s film PK, tells Deepali Dhingra why most of his compositions come to him when he’s in the mountains

  • Food for thought with Riyaaz Amlani

    Food for thought with Riyaaz Amlani

    Riyaaz Amlani, who owns some of Mumbai’s most upmarket, creative spaces and restaurants today tells Kareena Gianani about being painfully shy as a kid, and perceptive, and how the mix got him where he is today

  • The lowdown on Bacardi NH7 Weekender

    The lowdown on Bacardi NH7 Weekender

    The fifth edition of the Bacardi NH7 Weekender at Pune this weekend promises to pack in music, shopping, food and much more. We give you the lowdown of what’s in store at the event