Art & Culture

Tabla was my first love, says Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan is widely credited for putting Sarod on a global map, but he says his first love was Tabla not Sarod.

Return to sender: This artist is archiving online rape...

Isha Yadav’s new project invites women to send in screenshots of rape and other violent threats they receive online. She plans to...

SpaceX crew member plays ukulele in zero gravity, makes...

Chris Sembroski, a Lockheed Martin employee and US Air Force veteran, strummed a few ukulele chords for home-bound viewers during...

What’s the word for...: An East Indian is using quizzes...

Candida Remedios posts her quizzes on Instagram every weekend. The language overlaps with Konkani, Hindi and Marathi, so even non-East-Indian-speakers...

History on the rocks: Tour the ancient marvels lurking...

The mysteries of the earth’s fantastic past are hidden all around us — in rocks and caves, in stalagmites, even in plain sight. Travel...

Check in with yourself: Monitoring your emotions is good...

An exercise for schoolchildren got me thinking, and logging my emotions, says Simran Mangharam. ‘I find that the practice makes me...

Earth’s been through a lot in its 4.54 billion years. Take...

New discoveries are being made almost every year. Crystals so ancient they go back almost to the start. Fossils no one even knew to...

What it takes to find crystals almost as old as Earth itself

Geologists Rajat Mazumder and Trisrota Chaudhuri followed clues left behind by geologists in the ’80s, about rocks in Champua, Odisha....

Documentary 'Sabaya' shows rescue of 'IS' sex slaves

Hogir Hirori's award-winning documentary portrays the struggles of activists determined to save Yazidi girls and women who were captured...

Laying on the gilt: What’s next for Sanjay Leela Bhansali?

In an industry with less and less room for opulent productions, he seems determined to stay the path. His upcoming movies and a Netflix...

Can you guess the Hollywood film? An East Indian language...

East Indian and trivia buff Candida Remedios from Mumbai posts a quiz every weekend on Instagram. It’s her small effort to try and...

Suiting up like Rocket man: An ode to Elton John’s unforgettable...

The singer-songwriter is on his final tour, capping 60 years in music. We’ll always have the hits. But we might miss his costumes...

The questions raised by India’s cancelled Test

While no one should ever have to justify a fear, it seems odd that a case of Covid prompted such different reactions in the India...

Tunes, steps, melody: A classical arts play book for kids

A new book uses snippets, short stories and anecdotes to explain classical Indian music and dance to children. The effort, by author...

A smiling Kashmiri effort: Preaching unity in words and...

Meanka Handu’s YouTube channel Asvun Koshur is teaching Kashmiri with a dose of satire. She’s also reaching out to Kashmiri children...

Paris' Arc de Triomphe ‘a gift offered to Parisians, French...

The installation of Arc de Triomphe in Paris, by late artist couple Christo and Jeanne-Claude, will open on Saturday. Visitors to...