The US report on UFOs is out and, predictably, adds little of substance to the argument. But our long-standing obsession with ETs has yielded a rich imagined universe anyway. In it are tales of destruction, conquest, love, horror and, ultimately, our greatest hopes, fears and flaws.
Updated on Jul 03, 2021 03:09 PM IST
I was reminded of an oft-forgotten truth, during a recent conversation: What we do for fun should free us, not become another chore.
Updated on Jul 03, 2021 03:11 PM IST
Can you spot the lies masquerading as clues in this otherworldly tale? And can you untangle the twist at the end?
Updated on Jul 03, 2021 03:12 PM IST
Smish Designs displayed her feminist art at a Mumbai gallery in March and is now posting on Instagram too. ‘Talking about the disadvantages of being an Indian married woman should be normalised. It’s a lived experience for a good fraction of the population,’ she says.
Updated on Jul 03, 2021 03:13 PM IST
The pressure to stay in the race, meet ever-larger goals, ultimately takes its toll. Unless you break the cycle early.
Updated on Jul 03, 2021 03:13 PM IST
12 records in athletics have fallen this year due to talent, shoes and… Covid-19. Karsten Warholm broke the 400m hurdles world record by clocking 46.70 seconds at the Bislett Games in front of his home crowd in Oslo on Thursday.
Updated on Jul 02, 2021 10:30 PM IST
England have some incredible attacking talent in the squad but in none of the four games has flair been their strongest suit. Four goals scored and zero conceded rightly sums up England’s style of football: drab but effective
Updated on Jul 02, 2021 07:05 PM IST
, GuwahatiBhargab Sarmah
At the workplace, the grocery store or in conversation, here’s how to accommodate those who have lost someone, without being grating, insensitive or awkward.
Updated on Jul 02, 2021 07:37 PM IST
The audio-only, invitation-only app could be the antidote to the film world’s PR-managed and airbrushed publicity content.
Updated on Jul 02, 2021 07:36 PM IST
National Award-winning filmmaker Samarth Mahajan’s new work traces how India’s borders with Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar affect those living along them.
Updated on Jul 02, 2021 07:33 PM IST
New releases in this format include music by sound artists, indie stars and icons like Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga and Dua Lipa.
Updated on Jul 03, 2021 02:45 PM IST
He didn’t want to be an actor. Reed thin and gangly, it wasn’t hard to see why. But what Dhanush has done, over two decades and 40 films, is carve out a niche in an industry with little room for unusual men.
Updated on Jul 02, 2021 07:38 PM IST
Wealth is the monetisation of value created by the working class with their toil. Respect these value creators first
Updated on Jul 02, 2021 04:40 PM IST
The lack of digital access is closely linked with structural issues of regional disparity, class divide, caste, and gender. It will also deepen these divisions
Updated on Jul 02, 2021 03:44 PM IST
As a ruling party, the BJP’s win in UP local polls isn’t surprising, and reflects the distortions in local politics.
Updated on Jul 04, 2021 09:12 PM IST
That Delhi is experiencing a heatwave when it should have been raining is yet another example of unusual turn in Delhi’s weather. This newspaper has also, earlier, reported that Delhi climate created a new record every month since August 2020
Updated on Jul 02, 2021 03:30 PM IST
Swimmers Sajan Prakash and Srihari Nataraj set a marker for India by making the A cut for the Tokyo Olympic Games
Updated on Jul 02, 2021 02:49 PM IST
, New DelhiAvishek Roy
Romelu Lukaku’s 24 goals in the Serie A in the last season earned Inter Milan their first title in 11 years and was the Belgian’s first trophy as an adult.
Updated on Jul 01, 2021 11:21 PM IST
, New DelhiAditya Iyer (chief cricket writer)
The Indian-American boy from New Jersey achieved the feat at the age of 12 years, four months and 25 days breaking Sergey Karjakin’s record which stood for 19 years
Updated on Jul 01, 2021 11:23 PM IST
Abhishek Paul, New Delhi
Local administrations in both regions had to overcome stiff challenges, particularly the remote location of many villages and a high level of vaccine hesitancy
Updated on Jul 01, 2021 05:13 PM IST
According to the Party’s, and indeed Xi Jinping’s, historical narrative, the People’s Republic of China entered a new era after the 19th Party Congress in 2017. If earlier periods were marked by efforts to “stand up” and then “grow rich”, the new era is marked by the country “becoming strong”
Updated on Jul 01, 2021 04:15 PM IST
In his recent book, VP Singh, Chandrashekhar, Sonia Gandhi Aur Mein, former MP Santosh Bhartiya, known for his proximity to the two former PMs named in the title, gives a graphic account of how Singh played a key role in the run-up to the formation of the UPA government
Updated on Jul 01, 2021 04:29 PM IST
In Paris and online around the world, as activists and leaders come together again, it is time to start delivering on the promises made a generation ago in Beijing
Published on Jul 01, 2021 03:57 PM IST
The politburo is seizing on the patriotic celebrations to commence operation of the first unit of the Baihetan hydropower on the Jinsha river (upper Yangtse), the world’s second largest after the Three Gorges Dam
Updated on Jul 01, 2021 03:56 PM IST
Its architects will have to deal with internal contradictions, the role of Congress, and the question of leadership
Updated on Jul 01, 2021 04:01 PM IST
The slowing down of monsoon could lead to a dip in agriculture production at a time when economic indicators are weak and the pandemic is yet to be controlled. This will clearly have livelihood implications
Updated on Jul 01, 2021 12:57 PM IST
The decision sent ripples through the community of online users as TikTok, a fast-growing short-video streaming application, was on the list. TikTok, according to Bloomberg data, had nearly 200 million users in India last year
Updated on Jul 01, 2021 12:15 PM IST
Two back-to-back mid-match injury withdrawals on Centre Court on the second day of the tournament have raised questions about the conditions at Wimbledon
Updated on Jun 30, 2021 09:11 PM IST
, MumbaiRutvick Mehta
India are expected to send their biggest contingent ever for the July 23-August 8 Games in Japan once a few remaining qualifying berths are known
Updated on Jun 30, 2021 08:46 PM IST
, New DelhiAvishek Roy
The Manchester City star scored a goal and set up another to help seal his national team’s first entry into the quarters of the European Championship with a win over Sweden
Updated on Jun 30, 2021 04:50 PM IST
Dhiman Sarkar, Kolkata