Young Indians are using technology and crowd-sourcing to create online archives of old family photos, traditional cuisines, architecture, music and even jewellery.
Increasingly wealthy urban senior citizens creating a growing market for customised goods and services. They are retiring with vitality, energy, health and wealth and looking for products and services that are meaningful to them. Humaira Ansari reports.
Paying it forward: Socially conscious weddings are catching on, with couples distributing saplings and charity donation receipts as return gifts and asking guests to give to charity instead of buying them gifts. Humaira Ansari reports.
Have you ever wondered where all those quirky lamps, plant-holders and furniture designs come from? Amid an increasingly experimentative, young consumer base, independent product designers are flourishing. Humaira Ansari writes.
Young entrepreneurs, driven home by the global economic downturn and encouraged by increased funding for developing areas, are launching for-profit ventures in rural India, transforming towns and villages and changing lives. Humaira Ansari writes.
The exhibition , titled Sanchayan, was initiated last year, to give Mumbaiites an opportunity to view the museum’s freshest acquisitions.
A group of designers, with an open-source initiative inviting professional and amateur designers are trying to create India-specific icons to symbolise everything from chaat stalls and vada pav to snake- charmers and farmers.
Public relations executive Radhika Bhuptani was doing research on the internet for her maiden trip to Italy when she inadvertently clicked on an ad. Humaira Ansari
E-tours: From living in strangers' homes to joining new friends on impromptu adventures, young, urban Indians are using online travel-based networks to get off the beaten track.
With his graying mustache, hennaed hair and jolly smile, Raghunathan Zagde resembles a happy gnome as he troops about the hilltop Bhandarwada reservoir in Mazgaon.
Looking to refresh their weekends, young Mumbaiites are turning to new entertainment offerings such as tending bar for a day, composing songs. Humaira Ansari writes.
If you're looking for some intellectual stimulation, make your way to the Godrej India Culture Lab in Vikhroli (East) on Friday for a first-of-its-kind popup INK talk.
Marine Drive resident Raoul Nanavati bought an extra bottle of water after having lunch at Bandra restaurant The Yoga House on Friday. On his way home, he handed it to a worker repairing potholes.It was not something he would normally do, but a crane had told him to do it.
Singles meet-up groups in cities are now organising brunches and informal dos specifically for single parents. Living in with life partners, youngsters moving out within the same changing. And at the heart of the change is the urban individual. Humaira Ansari and Shalini Singh report.
Ray Kroc was 52 when he joined McDonald’s and transformed it into America’s most popular fast food brand. He is also Wadala resident Bela Gupta’s inspiration.
Craving some home-cooked Goan sorpotel, chocolate-chip cookies or shortbread? You can now order them online, directly from home chefs in Mumbai.
Young entrepreneurs, driven home by the global economic downturn and encouraged by increased funding for developing areas, are launching for-profit ventures in rural India, transforming towns and villages and changing lives. Humaira Ansari reports.
Farukh Ahmed Khan, 23, crawls reluctantly off a flimsy mattress. It’s 7 am. His four roommates are still sleeping, on mattresses scattered across the 100-sq-ft room. But it’s Khan’s turn to cook today, and he must get started early if he is to get to work on time. Humaira Ansari writes.
Have you ever wondered how those bubbles get on to online maps, showing you exactly where you find your newest local eatery or ATM? A look at the online community of students, professionals and businessmen mapping India in real time, writes Humaira Ansari
Shil Phata was a barren highway stop until 2005. Then came the illegal buildings, one of which claimed 74 lives this month. Now, the area is all set to be transformed again. Humaira Ansari writes.