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7 interior design tips for a cosy home

Updated on Aug 10, 2022 09:05 AM IST
What are the decor and interior design elements that help in creating a home which exhales a feeling of ease and comfort? Here are 7 tips to showcase an interesting balance between aesthetics and functionality
7 interior design tips for a cosy home (Taryn Elliott)
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Meet the pilot who quit flying because of the climate crisis

  • Not many pilots climbing steadily up the ranks retire their wings in the name of environmental activism. But Todd Smith did just that at great expense. He spoke with DW about this life transition.
'To go out and fly passengers was a dream come true' (Privat )
Published on Aug 09, 2022 02:28 PM IST

Tips to nail traditional home decor without your home looking old fashioned

Want to breathe a new life into traditional home decor pieces by playing with their compositions, materials and textures—while underplaying their regularities? This Raksha Bandhan, here are some interior design tips by experts to nail traditional home decor without your house looking old fashioned
Tips to nail traditional home decor this Raksha Bandhan without your house looking old fashioned (Rahul Pandit)
Updated on Aug 08, 2022 01:07 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Lockdown has democratised food: Ranveer Brar

Celebrity chef Ranveer Brar is amazed that males have caught up with their hobby of cooking during the pandemic
Ranveer Brar savouring tea at a prominent joint in Lucknow. (Mohit Saxena)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 01:00 PM IST
ByDeep Saxena

10 home decor ideas that can make any place look better

Whitewashing your house for the festive week ahead of Rakshabandhan and Independence Day? Here are 10 tips to brighten the look of your house with some beautiful home decor
Rakshabandhan 2022 special: 10 home decor ideas that can make any place look better (Photo by 张 嘴 on Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 08, 2022 01:10 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

An artistic celebration of freedom and dignity

The 20th edition of the LalitArpan Festival, is conceptualised by Kathak maestro, Padma Shri Shovana Narayan.
Catch Kathak maestro Shovana Narayan perform Roop-Vidroop, which is based on a true incident, about the self-awareness of an acid attack survivor who decides to live life with her head held high.
Published on Aug 08, 2022 10:04 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Famous traditional dance forms of India you should know about

The beauty of traditional Indian dance forms is unmatchable. India is home to some of the most beautiful and distinct classical dances that are renowned worldwide. Here is all that you need to know about these dance forms.
Art Diaries : Famous traditional dance forms of India you should know about(pinterest )
Updated on Aug 07, 2022 08:38 PM IST
ByAkanksha Agnihotri, Delhi

Wagner for all in Bayreuth

  • The Bayreuth Festival has long been regarded as an elitist classical music festival for the affluent set. That's about to change this year with free outdoor concerts.
Tickets for performances at the Festspielhaus are highly coveted(Daniel Karmann/dpa/picture alliance)
Published on Aug 07, 2022 08:13 PM IST

Is Assam’s NH715 our deadliest highway? Ask the local animals

A study has found that a single 64-km stretch of this highway saw 6,036 deaths in one year. Take a look at the consequences, when a road goes where it has no business going.
Rhinos in the Kaziranga National Park. The NH715 cuts through Kaziranga on one side and the North Karbi-Anglong Wildlife Sanctuary on the other. Small-animal fatalities are not tabulated, but a study has found that hundreds of frogs, snakes, birds and lizards are ending up as roadkill. (Herve Lethier / Unesco)
Updated on Aug 06, 2022 08:51 PM IST

Dhobis, delivery men, chai stall owners: A new Insta series shifts the spotlight

How does a dhobi balance his budget? How do autorickshaw drivers deal with inflation? Content creator Balram Vishwakarma’s latest Instagram series offers tales of little joys, big struggles and missing dreams, all backed by granular data.
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Balram Vishwakarma’s first post was about Mohan Lal Yadav, 45 , from Bhadohi in Uttar Pradesh. Yadav has been an autorickshaw driver for 22 years. He works six days a week, and makes a profit of about 7,150 a month.
Updated on Aug 06, 2022 08:28 PM IST
ByNatasha Rego

We invest in people who build cool stuff: Umakant Soni,CEO of robotics incubator

A robot nurse, a pilot-less air ambulance, solutions in mobility, healthcare and education are being developed at the not-for-profit technology incubator ARTPark in Bengaluru.
Asha is a robot nurse being developed by Avtaar Robotics, one of the startups being incubated at ARTPark. The aim is for Asha to eventually administer medication and perform basic medical interventions.
Updated on Aug 06, 2022 06:14 PM IST
ByNatasha Rego

Proving their metal: Meet India’s newest robots

A robotic arm that paints wood, a bot that helps the physically challenged walk again, a sneaky little spy that looks like a pair of binoculars — the newest robots wheeling about in the country are cutting-edge. The next frontiers: improved communication skills, homegrown hardware.
(Images: Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 06, 2022 05:57 PM IST
ByNatasha Rego

Moulding impressions into creative artworks

A total of 18 ceramic artists have their work being showcased at an exhibition in the city. There are 72 sculptures on show with each one of it reflecting a different perspective of the artist’s vision.
An ongoing exhibition in the Capital, titled Mati features works of 18 ceramic artists, with over 72 sculptures on display.
Published on Aug 06, 2022 12:40 PM IST
ByKaran Sethi, New Delhi

Banksy's long-lost painting sprayed in West Bank resurfaces in Tel Aviv

The painting initially appeared near Israel’s separation barrier in the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem and was one of several works created in secret around 2007. They employed Banksy’s trademark absurdist and dystopian imagery to protest Israel’s occupation of Palestine
Koby Abergel, an Israeli art dealer, reveals a painting by the secretive British graffiti artist Banksy that was mysteriously transferred from the occupied West Bank to the Urban Gallery in Tel Aviv, Israel. The painting of a slingshot-toting rat once stood near Israel's separation barrier and was one of several works created in 2007 that protest Israel's decades-long occupation of territories the Palestinians want for a future state.   (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
Updated on Aug 05, 2022 07:10 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Tel Aviv, Israel

Bored with your office design? Check trends to give your workplace a wow touch

Workplaces or offices are one of those places where an interior designer can play with decor. It has a lot of possibilities to showcase creativity. Here are a few tips and trends that will make your office gloriously different from others
Office blues: Bored with your office design? Here are a few interior decor trends to give your workplace a wow touch (Photo by Ant Rozetsky on Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 05, 2022 06:46 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Come out of your shell: Why washing eggs is a bad idea

Washing erases the protein-rich coating around the shell, and accelerates the process of the egg getting spoiled. What about refrigeration? Find out via Swetha Sivakumar, in this week’s edition of Sound Bites.
(Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 05, 2022 06:43 PM IST
BySwetha Sivakumar

When writing wears down the sole: A tale of Premchand’s torn shoes

The great Hindi writer was always short of money. He sometimes couldn’t afford shoes. As his grandson puts it, it seems scarcely credible now, that he should have leaned into the wind as he did.
The picture of Premchand (torn shoes and all) with his wife Shivrani Devi, that was published with Harishankar Parsai’s essay.
Updated on Aug 05, 2022 06:35 PM IST

It’s love-all for India at CWG, says Rudraneil Sengupta

The medals are thrilling; the prospect of athletes sailing into Paris 2024 is too. But almost the best part is watching Indian sportspeople, self-assured and warm, have fun amid their hard-won victories.
Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu and a little British fan do the splits together after Chanu’s win.
Updated on Aug 05, 2022 06:17 PM IST
ByRudraneil Sengupta

Shots fired: A Wknd interview with Ma Anand Sheela

She’s been a key aide to spiritual guru Osho, a convict doing time for attempted murder, a viral sensation, now a philanthropic caregiver. How should others see her? Any way they want; it’s not my problem, it’s theirs, says Sheela, 72, who was in Mumbai recently to promote her latest book.
Ma Anand Sheela at the Royal Opera House in Mumbai. Her new book is titled By My Own Rules. (Satish Bate / HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 05, 2022 06:38 PM IST

Marilyn Monroe: More than a sex symbol

  • A new fictional biopic to be screened at the upcoming Venice Film Festival will shed light on the life of the Hollywood legend who died 60 years ago.
Ana de Armas in 'Blonde'(Netflix/picture alliance/dpa )
Updated on Aug 05, 2022 03:33 PM IST
By | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi

Telling tales from the forest via Bharatanatyam

Padma Shri Geeta Chandran’s recital of Simhika: Daughter of the Forest, is a dialogue-oriented choregraphy, conceived and presented in Bharatanatyam. The classical dance exponent and carnatic vocalist will take to the stage to create the fictional character of Simhika, and cast her as a woman, a wife, a nurturer and the daughter of the forest.
Geeta Chandran will give the fictional character of Simhika a voice through her Bharatanatyam recital.
Published on Aug 05, 2022 10:49 AM IST
ByKaran Sethi, New Delhi

Mega metal party begins at Wacken

  • For two years, the world's biggest metal festival took a break due to coronavirus restrictions. Now 75,000 fans from all over the world are ready for a new Wacken experience.
75,000 fans from all over the world are ready for a new Wacken experience after the festival took a break due to COVID.(Frank Molter/dpa/picture alliance)
Published on Aug 04, 2022 08:13 PM IST

Hong Kong mahjong carver among the last of his kind

  • Eyebrows furrowed in careful concentration as he chisels images and Chinese characters onto mahjong tiles, 70-year-old Cheung Shun-king is one of the last craftsmen of his kind in Hong Kong.
Hand carving playing tiles for the popular Chinese game used to be a source of income for many, but the introduction of much cheaper machine-made sets whittled away at their customer base and turned their work into a rarity.(AFP)
Published on Aug 03, 2022 04:42 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

Home interior decor tips on parallel kitchen layout

Parallel kitchen is the best form of modular kitchen layout in terms of design aesthetics as well as functionality. Check out these tips by home interior decor experts on designing a parallel kitchen layout
Home interior decor tips on parallel kitchen layout (Skitterphoto)
Updated on Aug 03, 2022 12:51 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Home interior design tips: Aesthetic couches and vintage décor ideas

Gone are the days when couches were just brown and grey as most individuals nowadays want to use aesthetic décor elements to give their living space a splash of colour, energy and individuality. Here are a few ideas by home interior designers to help you create the living room of your dreams
Home interior design tips: Aesthetic couches and vintage décor ideas (Pixabay)
Updated on Aug 03, 2022 12:33 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

What led to the downfall of the Roman empire?

  • Two thousand years ago, the Roman Empire was at the zenith of its power. How could such a big empire collapse? An exhibition in Trier looks for answers in the turmoil of late antiquity.
The Roman Empire declined over the course of several centuries (Paolo Gallo/Zoonar/picture alliance )
Published on Aug 02, 2022 05:22 PM IST

Gujarat's month-long Megh Malhar Parv promises exciting activities for tourists

  • If you are planning to visit Gujarat anytime soon to enjoy the delightful monsoon season, you must explore the month-long Megh Malhar Parv 2022 which will go on till the end of August.
Megh Malhar festival will have a wide range of cultural events, entertainment activities and traditional festivities to attract national and international tourists to the amazing hilly destination of Gujarat - Saputara.
Updated on Aug 01, 2022 09:13 PM IST
By | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

Renowned author Isabel Allende turns 80

  • One of the world's most widely read Spanish-language authors, Allende continues to fight for women's rights and write novels with strong female characters.
Gaby Reucher (kbm)(Imago/ZUMA Press/O. Gonzales)
Updated on Aug 01, 2022 08:18 PM IST

Frame by frame: Tracing the peak, Kailash and its tales

An ongoing exhibition in Delhi, Kailash-Mansarovar: A photographic journey, features 54 prints, and three panoramas by photographer Milan Moudgill.
Photographer Milan Moudgill’s exhibition shows how he went exploring the sources of the Brahmaputra, Indus and Sutlej rivers in 2007 — a full 100 years after Swedish explorer Sven Hedin; using Hedin’s journals, written accounts and maps. (Photo: Manish Rajput/HT)
Updated on Aug 01, 2022 08:07 PM IST
By, New Delhi
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