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Love, leaves and Kashmir in the 1990s

Mirza Waheed

The Jhelum, Srinagar, a sufi saint’s shrine and a Shia-Sunni couple’s relationship, papier-mâché all are a part of this book, which is Waheed’s second novel

‘Operatic singing can be popular in India’

Anando Mukerjee

Mukerjee is keen to promote opera in India so that it gets an Indian face and eventually an operatic season, much like Western nations and many countries in Far East. The concerts will be the first steps to make a concerted effort to popularise opera in India.

Men are part of problem, must be part of solution too

Women have been struggling for equal rights in a mostly patriarchal world and ideally the effectiveness of their long struggle would have a better impact if men too were co-opted in the struggle.

6 in 10 Indian men admit violence on wives: UN study

Six out of 10 Indian men, especially those experiencing economic stress or those who faced discrimination as children, have admitted acting violently against their wives or partners at some point of t

Making adventure sport safe and accessible

Wing Commander (Retd) Amit Chowdhury is presented the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award from President Pranab Mukherjee.

An avid adventurer, mountaineer, parachutist, rock climber, trekker, skydiver, paraglider, paramotoring pilot and skier, retired IAF Wing Commander Amit Chowdhury has been lobbying the Central government to pass legislations on safety norms for adventure activities in India

UK supermarkets ease wonky vegetables rules

British supermarkets have eased their rules to allow farmers to sell imperfectly shaped vegetables and fruits after heavy rains and bad weather badly affected the farming produce.

Valentino: 50 years of couture

Fall-Winter HC black velvet evening dress

Valentino has dominated haute couture, the Italian style, for five decades. And, London honours him with a retrospective of his dresses, coveted by princesses, actresses and socialites.

I travelled to Hampi recently and was blown away by the palace and temple ruins, and the fascinating landscape it was set in. To make it even more interesting, I stayed in a wildlife resort nearby.

President Barack Obama’s visit to India as the chief guest for our 66th Republic Day was a first since, surprisingly, no other US President had come in this capacity before.