Soma is an Assistant Editor for the weekend supplement HT 48 Hours. She writes on lifestyle, art and culture.
Articles by Soma Das
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2018 12:19 PM IST
Art historian Dilnavaz Mehta’s Rare Finds exhibition puts the spotlight on artworks, maps and books that date back to the colonial era.
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2018 05:47 PM IST
Raising Rihaan is a new graphic novel that talks of millennial parenting challenges, be it helicopter parenting or how to raise your child in a hyperactive digital age.
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2018 04:40 PM IST
Emotional vampires exist all around us. They pass negative comments and make us seem worthless. Here’s how experts recommend you deal with them.
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2018 02:38 PM IST
Professor Sarah Kenderdine is visiting 12 countries around the world to create a multimedia atlas that features maritime sites associated with Buddhism. Once completed, she plans to tour the world with the exhibit.
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2018 11:25 AM IST
An exhibition at Akara Art shows how early modern art that emerged from Bengal shaped Indian modernism. It features works by the likes of Rabindranath Tagore and KG Subramanyan, among others.
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2018 04:21 PM IST
Israeli poet, software developer and new media artist Eran Hadas is in Mumbai as a speaker at Tata Literature Live. He speaks about how technology and poetry intersect in his work, getting a machine to compose poetry, and his upcoming book of poems which will be half-text and half-augmented reality.
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2018 02:48 PM IST
Artist and feminist Rekha Rodwittiya’s new solo exhibition celebrates six decades of creativity, and highlight the many influences that shaped her craft and life.
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2018 03:20 PM IST
The stencil art of Sanjhi has its roots in Indian folk culture and is associated with Vaishnav temple traditions. An exhibition in Mumbai throws light on it.
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2018 12:30 PM IST
There may be a ban on bursting firecrackers this Diwali, but you can still indulge in Mumbai-based home baker Sarika Shahu’s firecracker chocolates. The chocolate foil wrappers are inspired by vintage firecracker designs and labelling.
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 01:38 PM IST
An ongoing exhibition celebrates the confluence of Indian art and design between the 1950s to the 80s.
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2018 09:16 AM IST
Relationship advice: How to strike a balance between sharing couple updates on social media and not seeking validation from it or boring your followers.
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2018 08:56 AM IST
100 Thousand Poets for Change is a worldwide movement that brings together poets and performers to highlight issues that affect people globally. This year, the Mumbai chapter will feature events that focus on mental health and women’s empowerment.
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2018 09:18 AM IST
October 1 is celebrated as International Coffee Day. The beverage is not just a great energiser, it also boasts of several health benefits. Here are 5 things you need to know about it.
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2018 09:07 AM IST
September 29 marks World Heart Day. By making certain lifestyle changes, you can boost your heart health and keep cardiovascular disease (CVD) at bay.
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2018 09:26 AM IST
While a previous generation considered milk to be essential to a balanced diet, recent studies are making people question its health benefits. We speak to experts to find out whether milk is good or bad for you, can it help in weight loss, and how much of it should you be consuming daily.
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2018 09:13 AM IST
Travelling with your partner can be fun or end up full of arguments and fights. Here are 5 tips that will make your trip go smoothly.
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2018 04:09 PM IST
National Nutrition Week 2018: If you are on a ‘healthy’ diet but not losing weight, here are 5 things you are not doing right.
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2018 09:00 AM IST
Relationship advice: Experts tell you 10 secrets to making your marriage last for the long haul.
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2018 10:59 AM IST
National Nutrition Week 2018: September 1 to 7 is celebrated as National Nutrition Week. Ahead of the day, we tell you about 5 superfoods that you need to incorporate into your diet now.
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2018 08:55 AM IST
Exercise tips: Sitting in the same position all day can affect your body and lead to diseases like diabetes and cancer. Here are 10 exercises that you can do to protect yourself.
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2018 02:05 PM IST
How to take care of teeth: Your eating habits may be causing you cavities, gum disease and chipped teeth. Here are 5 foods and beverages that you need to avoid overeating.
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2018 02:13 PM IST
Do you suffer from eye fatigue and blurry vision? It could be caused by the constant use of smartphones. Here are 5 exercises that can protect you from eyesight problems and improve your vision.
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2018 09:50 AM IST
Blood type diet: The key to good health and weight loss success may lie in eating as per your blood type and your body’s specific requirements. Find out all about the diet that centres on your blood group.
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2018 09:50 AM IST
World Mosquito Day is a celebration of British doctor Sir Ronald Ross’ discovery that female mosquitoes were responsible for transmitting the malarial parasite. Here are 5 deadly diseases caused by mosquito bites.
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2018 09:36 AM IST
Smartphone addiction can lead to low self-esteem, insomnia and anxiety. Here are 5 practical ways to curb the addiction.
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2018 03:25 PM IST
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder: PMDD is a more severe form of PMS that not many know about. It can affect your mood, and cause extreme sadness, anger, breast tenderness and bloating.
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2018 09:15 AM IST
Acupressure points: If you are struggling with lifestyle diseases, acupressure may offer you some relief. Here are 10 expert-recommended acupressure points that you need to know about.
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2018 09:00 AM IST
Lemons are great for weight loss and detoxification, and can also do wonders for your hair and skin. Here are 5 ways to get the most of it.
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2018 05:19 PM IST
Tips to sleep better: Are you having trouble sleeping? Make simple tweaks to your diet to enjoy sound sleep and wake up refreshed.
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2018 09:45 AM IST
On Book Lovers Day, we offer a checklist of 5 iconic bookshops located across the length and breadth of the country.