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An Oral History of the COVID-19 Crisis: 'I felt I was going home; little did I know what that would mean'
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An Oral History of the COVID-19 Crisis: 'I felt I was going home; little did I know what that would mean'

This account is part of Firstpost’s Oral History Project of the COVID-19 Crisis in India. The Oral History Project aims to be an ongoing compendium of individual experiences of the pandemic, with a focus on one significant day in our respondents’ lives during this time.

Oprah Winfrey chooses Pulitzer-winner Marilynne Robinson's 'Gilead' novel series for her book club
Arts & Culture

Oprah Winfrey chooses Pulitzer-winner Marilynne Robinson's 'Gilead' novel series for her book club

Marilynne Robinson won the Pulitzer Prize in 2005 for Gilead, the first of her books set in the fictional Iowa town of Gilead, and she has followed with Home, Lila and Jack.

Premier League confirms neutral contingency but 'home and away' venues remains wish
Sports

Premier League confirms neutral contingency but 'home and away' venues remains wish

The Premier League, which will resume on 17 June, says its aim is for the remaining games to be played on the usual home and away basis but that they have a contingency plan for neutral venues.

Rebuilding a home: A prolonged lockdown allowed my family to grieve what is lost, find solace in what remains
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Rebuilding a home: A prolonged lockdown allowed my family to grieve what is lost, find solace in what remains

A solemn coming-together for a few days to mark the death of a parent with whom I shared a troubled relationship metamorphosed into a month-long family visit, courtesy the nationwide lockdown. I realised that my mother, brother and I needed to be together and process our anger, pain, regret and grief collectively, as we held each other close. Previously, home was the last place I wanted to be; now, it is safe and we are carefully carving it so

A trip down memory lane: Asian Paints’ iconic ‘Har Ghar Chup Chap Se Kehta Hai’ is back, urging people to stay at home
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A trip down memory lane: Asian Paints’ iconic ‘Har Ghar Chup Chap Se Kehta Hai’ is back, urging people to stay at home

Asian Paints’ revival of its iconic ‘Har Ghar Chup Chap Se Kehta Hai’ campaign is apt, during these times of social distancing as our homes and our families are the biggest support we can get.

In Translated from the Gibberish, writer Anosh Irani questions the idea of home, experienced through longing
Life

In Translated from the Gibberish, writer Anosh Irani questions the idea of home, experienced through longing

Anosh Irani in his short story collection titled Translated from the Gibberish, explores the function of short stories and the significance of single moments that are pivotal to them. In an interview with Firstpost, he also talks about how his concept of home has developed since writing this collection.

RBI monetary policy: Central bank announces incentive for lending to MSME, home, auto sectors
Business

RBI monetary policy: Central bank announces incentive for lending to MSME, home, auto sectors

In a bid to increase lending to MSME as well as to auto and home segment, Reserve Bank on Thursday tweaked maintenance of cash reserve ratio (CRR) norms by providing relaxation in calculation of total deposits

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to meet CEOs of PSU banks today; to review fund flow to NBFC, MSME sectors
Business

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to meet CEOs of PSU banks today; to review fund flow to NBFC, MSME sectors

NBFCs, including housing finance companies (HFCs), came under stress following a series of defaults by the group companies of IL&FS in September last year

We asked Mumbaikars what they want in their dream home and the answers will astonish you!
Life

We asked Mumbaikars what they want in their dream home and the answers will astonish you!

My dream home will be a spacious space where my family and I can comfortably live and also occasionally entertain our friends.

The Queer Take: Move aside Marie Kondo; the objects in my life serve as milestones along a wayward path
Life

The Queer Take: Move aside Marie Kondo; the objects in my life serve as milestones along a wayward path

The objects that populate my house have become like milestones to trace the wayward path of my life so far. In all my queer friends' houses, you can lift up any object and they will be able to tell you the story behind it. And they will even tell the tale with style. It is because these materials are invested with meaning for them, for me, for each of us.

5 simple ways to take your home to lux-level
Life

5 simple ways to take your home to lux-level

You don’t have to spend big bucks to overhaul your home’s interiors.

GST Council to consider 5% tax on under-construction homes in its meeting next month
Business

GST Council to consider 5% tax on under-construction homes in its meeting next month

The GST Council is likely to consider lowering GST on under-construction flats and houses to 5 percent in its meeting next month

Big Little Book Award winner Nina Sabnani on inclusivity and the role of illustrations in children’s stories
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Big Little Book Award winner Nina Sabnani on inclusivity and the role of illustrations in children’s stories

At the third annual Big Little Book Awards, Nina Sabnani won the award for illustrator across all languages.

Smriti Irani shares video of visiting childhood residence, extends support to ALTBalaji's web show Home
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Smriti Irani shares video of visiting childhood residence, extends support to ALTBalaji's web show Home

Smriti Irani took out a day from her busy schedule in order to travel to her childhood home near Gurugram as a part of Ekta Kapoor's #MyHome campaign.

Divyanka Tripathi to make web series debut as lead in Ekta Kapoor's upcoming ALTBalaji show
Entertainment

Divyanka Tripathi to make web series debut as lead in Ekta Kapoor's upcoming ALTBalaji show

Divyanka Tripathi has previously worked in Yeh Hai Mohabbatein and Banoo Main teri Dulhann

Home review: Habib Faisal deviates from the family drama template to tell a simple, pragmatic story
Entertainment

Home review: Habib Faisal deviates from the family drama template to tell a simple, pragmatic story

While Home highlights the indispensability of emotions, it does not shy away from mirroring the reality that roti, kapda aur makaan are as much a necessity.

Jeetendra, Ekta Kapoor, Rakesh Roshan attend special screening of AltBalaji's web show Home
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Jeetendra, Ekta Kapoor, Rakesh Roshan attend special screening of AltBalaji's web show Home

Home dwells upon the story of a family struggling to fight for their home stuck in the corrupt hands of the builders and features Annu Kapoor, Supriya Pilgaonkar, Amol Parashar and Parikshit Sahani

Ekta Kapoor on ALTBalaji's upcoming web series Home: 'It's a simple story, but also an important one'
Entertainment

Ekta Kapoor on ALTBalaji's upcoming web series Home: 'It's a simple story, but also an important one'

Ekta Kapoor's Home has been inspired by real-life events and depicts incidents in the lives of families who are given a house eviction notice.

Ekta Kapoor, Habib Faizal, Amol Parashar attend AltBalaji web show Home's trailer launch
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Ekta Kapoor, Habib Faizal, Amol Parashar attend AltBalaji web show Home's trailer launch

ALTBalaji's upcoming series Home dwells upon the story of a family struggling to fight for their home stuck into the corrupt hands of the builders