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There’s more to love than love alone, says Simran Mangharam

Updated on Jun 10, 2023 06:04 PM IST
Carl and Ellie in the opening sequence of the Pixar film Up (2009). Battles and sorrows are inevitable; it takes vigilance and sustained effort to make a life-partnership work.

Sticky situation: Swetha Sivakumar on how gavar got into the oil business

A large expanse of hydraulic fracturing or fracking wells in Colorado. Guar gum from gavar (inset) is pumped into such wells to keep each gash open, while oil and natural gas are extracted from beneath the bedrock. (Photos: Adobe Stock; Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 10, 2023 05:55 PM IST

Pieces of a whole: These women turn memories of loved ones into quilts

The memorial quilt made from Narasimha Kini’s blue shirts.
Updated on Jun 10, 2023 05:58 PM IST

Shubman Gill has earned his spot, says Rudraneil Sengupta

Gill celebrates a century, playing for the Gujarat Titans in the Indian Premier League. He emerged as the season’s highest scorer. (AFP)
Updated on Jun 10, 2023 04:32 PM IST

Himanshu Saini talks to Vir Sanghvi about chance, Tresind and two Michelin stars

‘I wanted Tresind Studio to be a personal effort, where I didn’t have to worry about cooking what would be popular,’ Saini says. Rather than caviar or truffles, therefore, diners are offered locally sourced prawns, and twists such as khaman-dhokla ice-cream. (Photo: Shresth Maloo)
Updated on Jun 10, 2023 04:23 PM IST

'Museum of the Moon' to be featured at Kerala's Global Science Festival

The Global Science Festival Kerala (GSFK) 2023 will feature the wonders of science, technology and art including the renowned “Museum of the Moon”.
Published on Jun 10, 2023 04:28 PM IST

Giant inflatable ducks make a splash in Hong Kong as pop-art project returns

An art installation called "Double Ducks" by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman at Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong.
Updated on Jun 10, 2023 12:11 PM IST

Why does music exist? What gives it its power? Science offers gripping answers

(HT illustration: Mohit Suneja)
Updated on Jun 09, 2023 08:16 PM IST

Could a 4-day workweek help the climate?

Studies show workers are less likely to fall sick and suffer from stress when they have more free time
Published on Jun 09, 2023 08:07 PM IST

A brief history of how music came to be

A lyre depicted on a 3rd millennium BCE Sumerian artifact - essentially an engraved box - called the Standard of Ur. (Wikimedia Commons)
Updated on Jun 10, 2023 05:45 PM IST

Active hooter alert: An urban owl project takes off

A volunteer from the NGO Wildlife Welfare Association, with an owl injured in a storm, in Thane in 2021. (HT Archives)
Updated on Jun 09, 2023 07:32 PM IST

Young Kashmiri artist finds comfort in calligraphy, empowering economic growth

With a master's degree in English literature, Shazia's journey into the world of calligraphy began during the challenging times of the pandemic.
Published on Jun 09, 2023 05:34 PM IST

A savage Winnie the Pooh; a killer Bambi: The rise of anti-nostalgia in cinema

Stills from Greta Gerwig’s Barbie and Rhys Frake-Waterfield's Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey. Also coming soon, Tinker Bell as a recovering addict battling obesity, and a Barney the dinosaur in two minds about his love-all philosophy.
Updated on Jun 09, 2023 06:07 PM IST

What’s that racket? The curious case of noise music

Album art for Retribution By All Other Creatures (2022), by American noise band Bastard Noise and Japan’s Merzbow.
Updated on Jun 09, 2023 05:04 PM IST

Mix-and-match wedding décor inspiration to elevate your big day

Mix-and-match décor, a trend picking popularity in the recent past in weddings, allows couples to create a unique and personalised look for their big day.
Published on Jun 08, 2023 03:45 PM IST

Raja Bilal: Preserving and promoting the rich heritage of Kashmiri folk music

Equipped with an unyielding passion for his craft, Raja Bilal embarked on a musical journey that spans two decades.
Published on Jun 08, 2023 03:07 PM IST

Home decor, interior design tips for decorating in eclectic style

Home decor, interior design tips for decorating in eclectic style
Published on Jun 08, 2023 01:20 PM IST

Artistic exploration: Tips for cultivating an appreciation for art in children

Instilling a love for art in children is a wonderful way to encourage their creativity and foster their imagination.
Published on Jun 07, 2023 07:10 PM IST

Draped in heritage: Exploring the diverse weaving styles of handloom sarees

From the vibrant Kanjeevarams of South India to the delicate Banarasis of the North, handloom sarees are a testament to the artistry and diversity of India.
Published on Jun 07, 2023 02:22 PM IST

Artist Françoise Gilot who loved and later left Picasso, is dead at 101

French painter Francoise Gilot poses at her atelier, in Paris, on April 6, 2004. She was Pablo Picasso's partner from 1946 to 1953, then pursued a career as a renowned artist after leaving him, has died aged 101,
Published on Jun 07, 2023 12:22 PM IST

'World's best restaurant' to be transformed into a captivating museum in Spain

Spanish chef Ferran Adria poses next to sculptures he calls "Bullinanos" outside the elBulli restaurant which is set to reopen as a museum.
Published on Jun 07, 2023 11:22 AM IST

Picasso's Buste de Femme fetches €3.4 million in Germany

Pablo Picasso's 'Buste de Femme' was painted in 1971.
Published on Jun 06, 2023 05:23 PM IST

Why The Laugh of the Medusa remains influential today

A depiction of the Medusa myth by Caravaggio, 1571-1610
Published on Jun 05, 2023 08:47 PM IST

Picasso's 'Buste de Femme' on auction in Germany

Pablo Picasso's 'Buste de femme' from 1971
Published on Jun 05, 2023 08:29 PM IST

Demolition row: IIM-Ahmedabad tries to get all on board

On whether the iconic red-brick campus needs to be redeveloped
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 08:29 PM IST

World Environment Day: Flight of feathers cut short by plastic trap

Bird watcher Avadesh Malik’s photograph of a Steppe Eagle sitting on garbage, captured on the outskirts of Ranikhet in Uttarakhand, narrates the ill-effects of plastic pollution on avian life.
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 12:37 PM IST

5 modern and innovative wedding decor ideas to wow your guests

With sleek lines, bold color palettes, and innovative design elements, modern weddings have become a captivating visual journey that captures the essence of contemporary romance.
Published on Jun 05, 2023 10:06 AM IST

World Environment Day: 5 sustainable design ideas for eco-friendly workspaces

Creating a sustainable workspace is not only beneficial for the environment but also for the well-being and productivity of employees.
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 07:14 AM IST

Venice Architecture Biennale focuses on Africa

The first ever Architecture Biennale curated by an African, it features many works by Africans and the African diaspora.
Updated on Jun 04, 2023 04:42 PM IST

Traditional art of 'Calico printing' finds new life in Samba, Jammu and Kashmir

Samba is famous for 'Calico printing' and is also known as the 'City of Sheets'. It is known for its textile industry.
Published on Jun 04, 2023 06:32 PM IST
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