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Paris’ Arc de Triomphe is being wrapped in fabric for art installation envisioned half a century ago
World

Paris’ Arc de Triomphe is being wrapped in fabric for art installation envisioned half a century ago

The installation by late artist couple Christo and Jeanne-Claude, who conceived of the project in 1961, will open on Saturday. France’s Culture Minister Roselyne Bachelot called it 'a formidable gift' to Parisians, the French and all art lovers

Narendra Modi reviews Ayodhya's development plan, wants future generation to visit temple town 'at least once'
India

Narendra Modi reviews Ayodhya's development plan, wants future generation to visit temple town 'at least once'

PM reviewed the Rs 20,000 crore- Ayodhya development plan on Saturday and asserted that the temple town in Uttar Pradesh should manifest the 'the finest of our traditions' and the 'best of our developmental transformations'

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, restorers in Florence's Medici Chapel unleash grime-eating bacteria to clean Michelangelo's sculptures
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Amid COVID-19 pandemic, restorers in Florence's Medici Chapel unleash grime-eating bacteria to clean Michelangelo's sculptures

Last fall, with the chapel operating on reduced hours because of COVID-19, scientists and restorers completed a secret experiment: They unleashed grime-eating bacteria on the artist’s masterpiece marbles.

Paris: Out-of-work French culture and tourism workers occupy Odeon theatre to demand govt support
Arts & Culture

Paris: Out-of-work French culture and tourism workers occupy Odeon theatre to demand govt support

About 50 people occupied the theater starting on 4 March and unfurled union banners from atop its columned facade reading Culture Sacrificed and Six unemployed workers out of 10 not compensated – Scandal!

India becomes first country to culture the new UK COVID-19 variant strain
India

India becomes first country to culture the new UK COVID-19 variant strain

The UK had recently announced that the newly identified strain of the virus found in their population was up to 70 percent more infectious.

US elections: Donald Trump has normalised selfishness, made it America's national credo
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US elections: Donald Trump has normalised selfishness, made it America's national credo

When a once-in-a-century pandemic strikes, public health experts ask all to wear masks, but the US president tells Americans that mask-wearing is one of those rules not to be followed (like paying taxes, like the emoluments clause, like campaign finance laws, like obstructing justice)

#TheWeekThatWas | Weed in Indian Culture
India

#TheWeekThatWas | Weed in Indian Culture

With actor Rhea Chakraborty's arrest over 'procuring' weed for late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, the conversation has been hyped by overzealous media houses in a quest for skyrocketing TRPs.

The Filter Koffee Podcast: Expert Hypnotist, Santosh Babu, talks about his experience with the craft and other psycho-analytical discoveries
Lifestyle

The Filter Koffee Podcast: Expert Hypnotist, Santosh Babu, talks about his experience with the craft and other psycho-analytical discoveries

In this episode of The Filter Koffee Podcast, Santosh Babu talks about psycho-analysis, hypnosis and understanding the subconscious mind.

India bans 59 chinese apps: TikTok's runaway success in India is a story best understood through the rise of the platform's many stars
Lifestyle

India bans 59 chinese apps: TikTok's runaway success in India is a story best understood through the rise of the platform's many stars

To study the popularity of TikTok in India is to study an emergent Indian class, a group of individuals for whom the platform is a space inclusive of all kinds of sensibilities and contradictions.

Survey of high court advocates exposes fault lines between bar, bench; greater transparency in judicial appointments need of the hour
India

Survey of high court advocates exposes fault lines between bar, bench; greater transparency in judicial appointments need of the hour

The way in which the system of appointments is currently functioning needs rethinking with a majority of the surveyed advocates demanding greater transparency in its operation

A more democratic art? How the digital sphere is shaping culture and counter-culture in India
Life

A more democratic art? How the digital sphere is shaping culture and counter-culture in India

In blurring the divides between mainstream culture, alternative subcultures, and the grassroots counterculture, the internet is reducing elitism that comes with homogenous cultural consumption and moulding India’s cultural sensibility in a decidedly democratic way.

Indian way of conflict avoidance is by dialogue, not by brute force, says Narendra Modi in video message at IIM-Kozhikode seminar
India

Indian way of conflict avoidance is by dialogue, not by brute force, says Narendra Modi in video message at IIM-Kozhikode seminar

In a world that is seeking to break free from mindless hate, violence, conflict and terrorism, the Indian way of life offers a ray of hope, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday

The clampdown on counter-culture: How limited dissent is reducing movements to might-have-beens
India

The clampdown on counter-culture: How limited dissent is reducing movements to might-have-beens

What began as a decade of restoration of democratic values with stand up comedy and Dalit rap at the forefront is now a controlled space for dissent.

Collectively find solutions to problems such as climate change, says Ram Nath Kovind
science

Collectively find solutions to problems such as climate change, says Ram Nath Kovind

Kovind said, 'We need to nurture our youth to become leaders in whatever vocation they may choose and in their social lives.'

NORMAL, Gaysi Family's latest zine, meditates on queer horror steeped in Indian-ness
Life

NORMAL, Gaysi Family's latest zine, meditates on queer horror steeped in Indian-ness

Gaysi Family's quarterly magazine, Gaysi Zine, brings together NORMAL, a collection of 18 literary pieces that meditate on horror from a queer perspective.

Fostering change through impact-driven innovations benefits India's economy immensely
science

Fostering change through impact-driven innovations benefits India's economy immensely

The benefits of economic growth need to percolate down to the grassroots level to reduce inequities in all levels.

Hundreds of archaeologists exiled from Syria mourn the war's effects on artifacts
science

Hundreds of archaeologists exiled from Syria mourn the war's effects on artifacts

Syrians in exile participate in initiatives to protect artifacts, keep the culture alive in the diaspora.

What a 70-deer-tooth necklace tells us about the lives of our Ice Age ancestors
science

What a 70-deer-tooth necklace tells us about the lives of our Ice Age ancestors

Around 19,000 years ago in France, an adult woman was buried with a necklace made of 70 red-deer teeth.

Sports betting is wrong morally, culturally
World

Sports betting is wrong morally, culturally

Morality condemns dilution of household income in a game of chance

Kolis, Mumbai's aboriginal fishing community, gets a retrospective look with a pop-up museum in Thane
Life

Kolis, Mumbai's aboriginal fishing community, gets a retrospective look with a pop-up museum in Thane

The exhibition was put up by the Tandel Fund of Archives — a public art project and a pool of archives which aims to gather and document information of the Son Koli communities in and around Mumbai