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Zitar to e-music

Niladri Kumar, who invented the zitar by combining the sitar with guitar, is now taking a plunge into electronic dance music. Ankit Sinha tells us about his new single, ‘Head to the Heart’

Dulcet healing

Music therapy is fast catching up in India with specialists helping patients with a range of ailments from depression to cancer overcome their problems. Nishant Arora tunes in to the trend

New focus

A young crop of photographers in Kashmir is presenting the valley to others through social media, with a new perspective, focusing on the diverse culture, issues and conflict, says Ruwa Shah

Smart hazard

Smartphones have brought in their wake new personality disorders that need medical attention for those suffering from it. Nishant Arora checks out the prevalence of e-mail stress among youth

Patel’s search

What started as a family videography turned out to be a hilarious romantic documentary on arranged marriages, says Arun Kumar, who spoke to the siblings behind the ‘Meet the Patels’ shoot 

New meetings

Radisson Blu hotels have launched a break-out room concept for ‘Experience Meetings’ that gives a funky touch to serious board meetings, ease tension and serve food that is good for thought

Gender balance

A dedicated strategy to increase gender balance in the newsroom and editorial coverage gave Bloomberg News an advantage. The man behind it all, Matt Winkler, explains why and how he did it

Grassroots heroes

Gujarati craftswomen got a standing ovation at the Lakme Fashion Week winter-festive where they were presented by designer Anita Dongre at the launch of her Grassroots brand, says Nivedita 

Chill out

Cones, softies, and other traditional variety of ice creams may have a new challenger in the liquid nitrogen-based ice cream that has arrived in the capital with Niice Cream, says Kishori Sud

Sour and alkali

To preserve Assam’s dying culinary tradition, Chef Atul Lahkar serves authentic dishes at Heritage Khorika. He dug out recipes from grandmothers’ kitchens across the state, says Aditya Sarma

Beautiful model

A government primary school in Motwada village in Chhattisgarh is a model learning institution. Purusottam Singh Thakur tells us how the headmistress Anusuya Jain and two teachers achieved it

Painful exodus

Partition of India saw refugees filling up camps. Ashoka Gupta has captured the mood 69 years ago in the book, ‘A Fighting Spirit’. Here is an excerpt talking about Mana camp in Chhattisgarh

Kids’ addiction

Children are increasingly getting hooked to the screen. Smartphones, tablets, iPads and laptops are not doing good to the mental wellbeing of our children, warn experts, says Nishant Arora

Pain rap

The younger generation of Kashmiris is expressing pain and anger through music, writing and other art. The latest trend, says Ruwa Shah, is an offshoot of the protests over Amarnath land row

Everyday dressing

Fashion, which is no more about occasion wear, has consumed even small towns, says designer Narendra Kumar Ahmed. People want to look trendy at work, party, beach or lunch, he tells Nivedita

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