Book Review: Lammy finalist Melissa Febos’ ‘Girlhood’ makes a case for listening to one’s body
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Book Review: Lammy finalist Melissa Febos’ ‘Girlhood’ makes a case for listening to one’s body

This unique collection of essays is a tour de force, a primer for women of all age groups to understand how their past experiences are continuing to shape their lives

Meet 10-year-old Anahita Bajaj, a JK Rowling fan and now an author
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Meet 10-year-old Anahita Bajaj, a JK Rowling fan and now an author

Anahita Bajaj, a 10-year-old girl from Gurugram, is the new writer on the block having written an interesting fictional story about her adventures during her nine-month stay in her mom’s womb

SH Raza's centenary: Kiran Nadar talks about his immeasurable impact on the world of art
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SH Raza's centenary: Kiran Nadar talks about his immeasurable impact on the world of art

Raza’s impact on the world of art was immense and immeasurable, says Kiran Nadar. The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art is currently exhibiting works that explore the acclaimed painter’s evolution as an artist

Book review: Rajiv Vijayakar's Music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal delves deep into the musical accomplishments of the duo
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Book review: Rajiv Vijayakar's Music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal delves deep into the musical accomplishments of the duo

For readers who grew up listening to Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s music, this book will be a trip down memory lane.

Brazilian dance star's Bolshoi exodus brings him home
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Brazilian dance star's Bolshoi exodus brings him home

Brazilian dancer David Motta, who left Moscow's Bolshoi Ballet two months ago due to the war in #Ukraine, stars in the Swan Lake ballet at Rio de Janeiro's Municipal Theatre before joining the Staatsballett in Berlin.

Milind Soman: 'Challenges always make you rethink your life and reinvent yourself'
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Milind Soman: 'Challenges always make you rethink your life and reinvent yourself'

In conversation with Firstpost, Milind Soman talks about Made In India, 90s Pop Culture and fitness in his 50s

Six yards of magic: Meet drape artist Dolly Jain, and her quest to make saree an everyday style statement
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Six yards of magic: Meet drape artist Dolly Jain, and her quest to make saree an everyday style statement

'Artists do their best when they are given a blank canvas, so for me, my models are my canvas and sarees are the paint and brush', says Dolly Jain

Transcending boundaries of art: Spanish painter Joan Miró's works come to India for the first time
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Transcending boundaries of art: Spanish painter Joan Miró's works come to India for the first time

The exhibition, Miró’s Universe, organised by the Fundació Joan Miró and the Fundación Abertis at the Spanish embassy features four paintings and a sculpture by the legendary artist

Sri Lanka needs your love and support to bounce back: Chef Dharshan Munidasa
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Sri Lanka needs your love and support to bounce back: Chef Dharshan Munidasa

The celebrated chef-restaurateur with Japanese-Sri Lankan roots wants to get the best of export back onto home plates. He chats on new hopes for his country, his passion for crustaceans and creating a crab biryani, at the anniversary of his Mumbai restaurant, Ministry of Crab

Book Review: The Games India Plays
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Book Review: The Games India Plays

While the authors of The Games India Plays highlight the positive aspects of games, they do not mention how games often tend to exclude queer and trans children as well as children with physical and psycho-social disabilities.

These Indian museums are working to spread the message of climate change
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These Indian museums are working to spread the message of climate change

A new initiative called Indian Museums Against Climate Change (IMACC), is spearheading this movement in our country. Launched by Bengaluru-based non-profit organisation ReReeti, it brings together eight museums around the country to work for this common cause.

Style check: How sustainable is the sustainable business for designers in today's fast fashion?
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Style check: How sustainable is the sustainable business for designers in today's fast fashion?

While sustainable practices are catching up like never before in the fashion industry, fashion designers weigh in on what is its impact on the brands

PM Narendra Modi wanted it to be engaging for the younger generation: Saurav Bhaik, the designer of the PM Museum
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PM Narendra Modi wanted it to be engaging for the younger generation: Saurav Bhaik, the designer of the PM Museum

One of the suggestions of PM Modi was to make it engaging for the younger generation and highlight how different Prime Ministers have risen despite being from humble and regular backgrounds.

Makarand Deshpande on his play Balatkar Please Stop It: 'It will serve as a litmus test for my audience'
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Makarand Deshpande on his play Balatkar Please Stop It: 'It will serve as a litmus test for my audience'

Makarand Deshpande's new play Balatkar Please Stop It talks about the unabated atrocities on women’s right through the use of dark humour.

In conversation with Dr Aniruddha (Anu) Hazra on his initiative to make medical education 'trans-affirmative and inclusive'
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In conversation with Dr Aniruddha (Anu) Hazra on his initiative to make medical education 'trans-affirmative and inclusive'

Dr Aniruddha (Anu) Hazra says trans-affirmative medical care will help the trans community to 'access competent, compassionate care without judgement or prejudice, and build a trusting therapeutic relationship with their physician'

Out of the Corner book review: Jennifer Grey's memoir is an honest introspection of her life
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Out of the Corner book review: Jennifer Grey's memoir is an honest introspection of her life

For fans of Dirty Dancing, the popular 1987 movie, actress Jennifer Grey's memoir Out of the Corner is a fascinating account of her life, littered with references to and memories of making the movie itself. 

Music maestro Pandit Shivkumar Sharma passes away; Narendra Modi tweets condolences
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Music maestro Pandit Shivkumar Sharma passes away; Narendra Modi tweets condolences

A recipient of Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan, Pandit Shivkumar Sharma had also composed music for films such as Silsila, Faasle, Chandni and Lamhe among others

Gulzar, theatre veteran Salim Arif on bringing forth children's play Boski Ke Kaptan Chacha
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Gulzar, theatre veteran Salim Arif on bringing forth children's play Boski Ke Kaptan Chacha

Salim Arif shares that the play will sensitise the audience to a few things which "might surprise them also"

Why the India Art Fair was memorable on many counts
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Why the India Art Fair was memorable on many counts

The India Art Fair was organised after two years and was a huge success. Read more.

The pull of the eternal: How Jagannath and Odisha had a profound impact on Guru Nanak
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The pull of the eternal: How Jagannath and Odisha had a profound impact on Guru Nanak

A smiling Mahaprabhu asks him why Shah Fakir is not going inside for the darshan? Guru Nanak replies, ‘I have already seen the Lord’