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'Twila's spirit resides in the tree': What the family behind India's tallest Christmas tree has to say
Life

'Twila's spirit resides in the tree': What the family behind India's tallest Christmas tree has to say

“One of my sister’s last wishes was to decorate the Christmas tree such that she could see it from heaven,” says Douglas Saldanha, the proud owner of India’s tallest, fully-decorated, naturally growing Christmas tree.

Boteco's Chef Guto is bringing Brazilian food to Mumbai
Mumbai

Boteco's Chef Guto is bringing Brazilian food to Mumbai

Boteco's Chef Guto is on a mission to bring Brazilian food to Mumbai through his restaurant.

Sushma Swaraj's 'damdaar' comeback after kidney transplant: EAM is back with her no-nonsense attitude and we are loving it
India

Sushma Swaraj's 'damdaar' comeback after kidney transplant: EAM is back with her no-nonsense attitude and we are loving it

Sushma Swaraj is probably the only Union minister who commands certifiable respect among her followers on social media.

Game of Thrones season 7 premiere date revealed; expect White Walkers to get more screen time
Entertainment

Game of Thrones season 7 premiere date revealed; expect White Walkers to get more screen time

Only Game of Thrones fans know how tough the long wait for the next season truly is.

Hidden figures no more: Lego to release new toy set to honour 'women of Nasa'
Life

Hidden figures no more: Lego to release new toy set to honour 'women of Nasa'

Lego is honouring real-life heroines — five women pioneers for the US space agency Nasa.

Rs 500, Rs 1,000 note swap: Retired bankers help out in short-staffed bank branch
Business

Rs 500, Rs 1,000 note swap: Retired bankers help out in short-staffed bank branch

Former employees Pronay Bhuyan and Namita Lahkar had gone to the bank's Narengi Tiniali branch to deposit their old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes and withdraw money. But the huge rush and shortage of staff brought out the banker in them and they readily volunteeered to help for the day.

What would happen if Donald Trump reviewed books? #TrumpBookReport, that's what
World

What would happen if Donald Trump reviewed books? #TrumpBookReport, that's what

People on Twitter told us what it would look like if Donald Trump reviewed or commented on some classic works in literature.

Love in the time of curfew: Kashmiri police officer ties knot with PoK girl amid Kashmir unrest
India

Love in the time of curfew: Kashmiri police officer ties knot with PoK girl amid Kashmir unrest

A police officer from Kashmir has tied the knot with a girl from Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir as cross-Line of Control bonds blossomed at a time when the state Police grappled with pro-Pakistan protests in the Valley.

Kashmir crisis: In a city, where curfew has become way of life, this tea-vendor's stall keeps hope alive
India

Kashmir crisis: In a city, where curfew has become way of life, this tea-vendor's stall keeps hope alive

Kashmir's economy has suffered a tremendous loss of around Rs 6,400 crore due to the curfew which last for almost two months. And even if reports surfaced that the curfew has been lifted from Kashmir, any possibility of life returning to normalcy anytime soon seems like a distant dream.

On Vada Pav Day: A tribute to the inventor of Mumbai’s global snack
Mumbai

On Vada Pav Day: A tribute to the inventor of Mumbai’s global snack

Vada Pav Inc. is the story of the vada pav, told through my foodie eyes. My fervent hope is that it makes you yearn to go out and grab one.

Sports fan fiction: Where fandoms script the lives of their favourite sportspersons
First Cricket News

Sports fan fiction: Where fandoms script the lives of their favourite sportspersons

The sports fandom is fiercely passionate and sometimes draining, and each sport has its set of crazy and loving fans who will stop at nothing to defend their favourite ‘ships’ or fantasy relationships, OTPs (One True Pairing) and teams

MS Subbulakshmi to be honoured at UN by AR Rahman on Independence Day
Entertainment

MS Subbulakshmi to be honoured at UN by AR Rahman on Independence Day

Legendary carnatic vocalist MS Subbulakshmi will be honoured at the United Nations next week on India's 70th Independence Day by a performance by AR Rahman.

When a boy forced MP govt to withdraw acquisition of buses for PM Modi's rally
Politics

When a boy forced MP govt to withdraw acquisition of buses for PM Modi's rally

Anguished over the prospects of missing classes as his school bus was being acquired for Modi's rally in Alirajpur district on Sunday, a Class 8 student has written an emotional letter to Narendra Modi, which prompted the district administration to withdraw their order requisitioning vehicles for the event.

'Kabali' Rajinikanth stuns fans in Virginia after surprise appearance at film's show
World

'Kabali' Rajinikanth stuns fans in Virginia after surprise appearance at film's show

The Cinemark movie theatre in Fairfax, Virginia, held a special screening of Kabali this week, the Tamil gangster movie that has swept India and the world alike. Those in attendance got a gift before the movie began, as superstar Rajinikanth dressed in a brown formal shirt strode into the theatre with his daughter Aishwaryaa R Dhanush. At one point, a young girl shared her popcorn with the megastar.

In search of peace: How an Israeli soldier discovered the beauty of India
Life

In search of peace: How an Israeli soldier discovered the beauty of India

The timeless connection which an Israeli soldier formed with our country shows that we, the people of India, must also have that connection.

Watch: AIB's hilarious take on adulthood is scarily accurate
Life

Watch: AIB's hilarious take on adulthood is scarily accurate

AIB has come up with a hilarious and scarily accurate answer in a video which describes the typical life of a young adult in today's times.

Isro satellite launch: Success has become a way of life at India’s space agency
India

Isro satellite launch: Success has become a way of life at India’s space agency

Just because the PSLV is being launched again and again, and with success, does not mean that the Isro is doing it mechanically.

Landmark event in IAF history: Meet India's first 3 women fighter pilots
India

Landmark event in IAF history: Meet India's first 3 women fighter pilots

The three women, in their early 20s, created history as India’s first women fighter pilots in the Indian Air Force (IAF), as they were commissioned from the first batch on Saturday.

Ginni Mahi: Meet the young Punjabi Dalit singer spreading Ambedkar's message
Life

Ginni Mahi: Meet the young Punjabi Dalit singer spreading Ambedkar's message

Ginni Mahi is a young Dalit woman powerfully asserting her voice and, moreover, saying that her voice needs to be heard.