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A still from the song Let The Light In by Tarun Balani featuring KAVYA directed by Parizad D

The anime effect in music videos

Hindustan Times | By Karishma Kuenzang
PUBLISHED ON OCT 04, 2020 07:29 AM IST
With social distancing becoming a norm and musicians still writing new songs, we predict a rise in animated music videos

The Shashi Tharoor Book Review: A chef with a camera

Hindustan Times | By Shashi Tharoor
PUBLISHED ON MAY 17, 2020 12:58 AM IST
Michelin-star chef Suvir Saran’s new photo book, Instamatic, shows how he has a way with the camera as well as words!
Our attention span is not only limited to social media but across various domains including books, web searches, movie popularity, and more, says a new study.(Unsplash)
Our attention span is not only limited to social media but across various domains including books, web searches, movie popularity, and more, says a new study.(Unsplash)

Does plenty of information narrow our collective attention span?

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c. [usa]
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 09:33 AM IST
Sociologists, psychologists, and teachers have warned of an emerging crisis stemming from a ‘fear of missing out,’ keeping up to date on social media, and breaking news coming to us round the clock.
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FOMO, 24/7 online updates and social media addiction is reducing our attention span

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, Berlin
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2019 05:00 PM IST
The negative effects of social media and a hectic news cycle on our attention span has been an on-going discussion in recent years -- but there has been a lack of empirical data supporting claims of a ‘social acceleration’.
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How to recognize the signs of ADHD in your child

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Malvika Samnani
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2019 04:24 PM IST
Hyperactive behaviour, or an inability to stay focused or pay attention, can be signs of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It’s important to address ADHD as soon as possible. Read how to identify this through behavioural patterns.
Anita Nair is the author of Ladies Coupe, Alphabet Soup for Lovers and Chain of Custody. She won the Kerala Sahithya Akademi Award in 2012
Anita Nair is the author of Ladies Coupe, Alphabet Soup for Lovers and Chain of Custody. She won the Kerala Sahithya Akademi Award in 2012

Tags like feminist pigeonhole a writer’s identity: Eating Wasps author Anita Nair

Hindustan Times | By Prannay, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2018 03:35 PM IST
Anita Nair, author of books such as The Better Man, Mistress, Ladies Coupe, and the noir Inspector Gowda series, says that she is a writer of the human condition.
(From L)Bharat Shah, Lorenzo Angeloni, Shobhaa De, Rahul Karad inaugurate PILF 2018, on Friday(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
(From L)Bharat Shah, Lorenzo Angeloni, Shobhaa De, Rahul Karad inaugurate PILF 2018, on Friday(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)

Shobha De underlines importance of reading habit at Pune International Literary Festival (PILF)

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Prachi Bari
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2018 02:34 PM IST
The 70-year-old columnist-author complimented Pilf for its sixth year while pointing out that there are 150 literary festivals in the country and it is a very competitive field.
Our this week’s cover stars share an undying passion for books. Clockwise from left: Kapil and Priya Kapoor, Ajay Mago, Anuj Bahri and Rajni Malhotra, and Priti Paul; Location Courtesy: The Library at Bikaner House, New Delhi; Make-up and hair: Kangna Kochhar(Dolly Haorambam)
Our this week’s cover stars share an undying passion for books. Clockwise from left: Kapil and Priya Kapoor, Ajay Mago, Anuj Bahri and Rajni Malhotra, and Priti Paul; Location Courtesy: The Library at Bikaner House, New Delhi; Make-up and hair: Kangna Kochhar(Dolly Haorambam)

Books Special! Why bookstores will never die…#BrunchBookChallenge

Hindustan Times | By Drishti Vij
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2018 11:46 PM IST
Six owners of four iconic Indian bookstores hold forth on reading, e-books and ‘woke’ millennials with short attention spans who still believe in long reads!
Jayachadran Palazhy, artistic director, Attakkalari Dance Company.(HT PHOTO)
Jayachadran Palazhy, artistic director, Attakkalari Dance Company.(HT PHOTO)

Meet this dancer who is fighting for the art form’s social esteem, one move at a time

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Anjali Shetty
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2018 04:23 PM IST
Jayachadran Palazhy, artistic director, Attakkalari Dance Company, has helped many young dancers coming from humble backgrounds become successful dancers, choreographers and teachers. Palazhy adds, “There were a few institutions set up for classical dance forms to protect it from disappearance, which was also a political project of sorts. However, there was no institutional or financial support for contemporary expressions in dance and it was not part of the vision for dance in India for the government. The development as well as social esteem of dance suffered as a result.”
Meditation reduces anxiety, risk of depression and even boosts heart health.(Shutterstock)
Meditation reduces anxiety, risk of depression and even boosts heart health.(Shutterstock)

Keep calm and meditate. It improves focus and attention span

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Manali Shah
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2018 04:54 PM IST
Grandmothers, therapists, doctors, everyone advocates the many benefits of meditation. Now, research is backing them.
Social media have become an added platform to promote books.(Shutterstock)
Social media have become an added platform to promote books.(Shutterstock)

World Book Day: Books in the times of social media

Hindustan Times | By Medha Shri Dahiya, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2018 01:25 PM IST
On World Book Day (23 April), we find out if social media can kill books. By the looks of it, no! In fact, social media is helping sell more books.
This study is the first to offer evidence that intensive and continued meditation practice is associated with enduring improvements in sustained attention.(Shutterstock)
This study is the first to offer evidence that intensive and continued meditation practice is associated with enduring improvements in sustained attention.(Shutterstock)

Stay calm and meditate. It will improve attention span in old age

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2018 02:10 PM IST
If you wish to remain attentive and focused in your old age, regular meditation is the key, according to a study.
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