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Starry, starry knight: The Wknd Dev Anand tribute

(HT Illustration: Mohit Suneja)
Updated on Sep 29, 2023 09:49 PM IST

How mangoes in a tent led London chef Asma Khan to set up Darjeeling Express

“A diner once left me a note that said: ‘The food left me yearning for a place I’d forgotten existed. And now in my heart, I need to go back.’ I think everybody relates to food cooked with patience and love, because the one time many people got that, was their childhood. ” Khan says. (Photo: Michael Donald)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 01:49 PM IST

Project Almirah: Documenting stories of gender, sexuality, acceptance in India

The portal features videos and transcripts of young people sharing their stories. Their anonymity is protected by rainbow-themed art.
Updated on Sep 23, 2023 05:16 PM IST

The way we were: Poonam Saxena looks back on the magic of Star Trek

There was a sense of people being the best they could be, on board the USS Enterprise. As Captain Kirk (William Shatner), Spock (Leonard Nimoy) and the others travelled through space, there were a number of firsts on board too, including the interracial kiss between Kirk and communications officer Uhura (Nichelle Nichols) in 1968.
Updated on Sep 23, 2023 04:54 PM IST

I’m keen to see how the tussle for revenue plays out: Author of book on Reddit

Lagorio-Chafkin’s book was published in 2018. (Image: Weston Wells)
Updated on Sep 22, 2023 07:06 PM IST

The forward slash: Amid the reinvention of X, could this be Reddit’s moment?

(HT Imaging: Puneet Kumar)
Updated on Sep 22, 2023 06:39 PM IST

Way off track: When will our athletes get the support they deserve?

Rajesh Ramesh (centre) and the US’s Justin Robinson (right) during the men’s 4X400m relay final at the World Athletics Championships. (Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 02, 2023 04:44 PM IST

Coming of page: Web browsers are changing to make room for the future

The Browser Company’s Arc has moved the address bar and tabs to the left of the screen, making more room for the vertical scroll. Zoho’s Ulaa puts privacy first, generating a randomised browser ID each time the app is used. Vivaldi takes a clutter-free approach, to create browsers with an optimal interface for smaller and smaller devices. (Adobe stock)
Updated on Aug 26, 2023 06:33 PM IST

Insults, redefined: How the geek inherited the earth

‘Geek chic’ in fashion is a look that features oversized spectacles, brogues and a side-part. Above, one such ensemble from the Gucci 2016 Spring / Summer collection. (Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 26, 2023 05:31 PM IST

Casting a spell: A Wknd interview with author Nazneen Ahmed Pathak

Illustrations by Sandhya Prabhat, drawn from the cover art for City of Stolen Magic.
Updated on Aug 25, 2023 07:47 PM IST

Kingsmen: How Viswanathan Anand is shaping chess’s golden circle

(HT Illustration: Malay Karmakar)
Updated on Aug 29, 2023 09:07 PM IST

Good Burger 2: Trailer, cast and everything we know about the sequel

Good Burger 2 teaser out now The '90s are back with this long-awaited sequel, coming to Paramount+ this fall. Pic Source: X/@DiscussingFilm
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 03:49 PM IST

Hertz all over: Swetha Sivakumar, on what goes on in a microwave oven

In early demonstrations, the microwave oven was used to cook a hamburger in seconds. These models were bulky and cost about $5,000. They were used mainly on ships and in restaurants. (Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 19, 2023 11:32 AM IST

75 years of the LP: For love of the world, should you own or stream?

The PVC pellets used to make vinyl records. The average record contains 135 gm of PVC, and is responsible for the release of about 0.5 kg of carbon dioxide. That’s about the same as driving 2.5 km in a car fuelled by petroleum. (Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 18, 2023 07:43 PM IST

Hearts on our sleeves: Bhanuj Kappal lists his favourite works of LP art

This Picasso-skewed portrait of Kid Ory helped elevate jazz from dance-floor rhythm to prestige art form.
Updated on Aug 18, 2023 07:29 PM IST

The vinyl countdown: 75 years in, see how the LP changed the world

(Images: Adobe Stock and Getty; HT Imaging: Puneet Kumar)
Updated on Aug 18, 2023 07:27 PM IST

Stayin’ alive: Echoes of you will likely linger in a digital afterlife

There is no logging out: A Midjourney rendering of evolving ideas of the digital afterlife.
Updated on Aug 18, 2023 01:18 PM IST

The tell-tale heart: When is a public confessional a good idea?

(HT illustration: Mohit Suneja)
Updated on Aug 12, 2023 04:17 PM IST

India@76: Meet seven Indians fighting brave new fights, this side of freedom

(HT Photos)
Updated on Aug 11, 2023 08:07 PM IST

Iron Man: A Wknd interview with golfer Shubhankar Sharma

(Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 11, 2023 07:53 PM IST

How do you like your air?: Swetha Sivakumar on the vital, invisible ingredient

Cappuccino foam, appams, breads and ice-cream are all defined by the bubbles of air that give them their texture and their ability to soak up flavour. (Adobe Stock)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 01:00 PM IST

Bright spots and shadow lines: Meet an artist who paints with sunlight

Vignesh’s most intricate work so far is a replica of the 900-year-old elephant-and-bull optical illusion carved in stone at the Airavatesvara temple in Kumbakonam.
Updated on Aug 05, 2023 08:36 PM IST

Mommy issues: Meet the unique new voice in stand-up, Zarna Garg

In her comedy, Garg questions why brown women must laugh in secret. Why the archetypal mother-in-law is so awful. She jokes about her kids, her two cultures (Indian and American), her inability to not parent. ‘I don’t think I’m funny. I’m just honest,’ she says.
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 10:37 AM IST

Hindi film’s Cupid: Poonam Saxena on the bhawara, or bumblebee

Preity Zinta in Bumbro from Mission Kashmir (2000). The song is based on a Kashmiri composition written in the 1950s by the poet Nadim.
Updated on Aug 03, 2023 05:53 PM IST

Wake me up!: The a-zzz of sleep streaming

The inflatable toy, strobe lights and bubble machine, all of which can be activated remotely, in creator Jakey Boehm’s room. (@JakeyBoehm on Instagram)
Updated on Jul 27, 2023 04:58 PM IST

Prompt engineering: The dawn of the AI whisperer

Updated on Jul 28, 2023 01:02 PM IST

Walk, to remember: Heritage tours in Indian cities are gaining new purpose

Residents of heritage villas in Chandor, which was once the capital of Goa, show visitors around their homes, on Soul Travelling walks.
Updated on Aug 03, 2023 01:36 PM IST

Always on location: Anupama Chopra on filmmaker Mani Ratnam

From the 1987 gangster classic Nayakan to last year’s Ponniyin Selvan 1, Ratnam’s filmography brims with brilliance, courage and vitality.
Updated on Aug 04, 2023 09:14 PM IST

The key ingredient: A Wknd interview with Madhur Jaffrey

(HT Archives)
Updated on Aug 04, 2023 09:07 PM IST

Celebrating 50 years of hip-hop: Check out original voices from young India

Rappers Menime from Kashmir and Saniya MQ from Mumbai.
Updated on Aug 04, 2023 09:13 PM IST
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