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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

Megha chic

A young designer Daniel Syiem has taken Meghalaya’s ethnic apparel to global fashion hubs as he strives to preserve the dying art of weaving and the natural fabrics, says Prantick Majumder

Jumping heights

Daredevil Archana Sardana took to adventure sports by chance. The 40-year-old, who normally plunges 12,000 feet from bridges, is India’s first woman civilian Building Aerial Span Earth jumper

Disentangling kids

Now that Maggi and a few other brands of noodles are found to be unhealthy for consumption, how do we make children who grew up relishing Maggi eat something else? Nishant Arora has some tips

Heroines on top

The macho man is losing his grip in Bollywood, where women now rule the roost, says Surekha Kadapa-Bose, capturing the latest trend in which heroine-oriented movies make the box office ring

Weigh and pay

It is a fast food outlet that sells a range of Indian cuisine. But Hello Curry in Hyderabad is also different in other ways as you can taste and then pay by the weight, says Mohammed Shafeeq

Shining past

Not many know of or have visited the Marble Palace in Kolkata as entry is restricted to the art treasure trove. Somrita Ghosh had a peek into the Victorian era splendour to give the details

Truth behind

How was Aamir Khan’s Satyamev Jayate a hit on primetime television? An excerpt from Nalin Mehta’s book, ‘Behind A Billion Screens: What Television Tells Us About Modern India’, explains it

Organic growth

Much before the crack down on processed foods like Maggi began, many restaurants in India had gone out of their way to use organic produce. Bhavana Akella captures the flavour of the new trend

Sweetening sweat

Sweating it out in Punjab is turned into a sweet moment at the Chhabeels that dot highways. Jaideep Sarin tells us about the charitable activity of providing a free cool drink to passers by

Women on top

The Nirbhaya rape was an inspiration behind the bringing out of the book, "30 Women in Power: Their Voices, Their Stories", its editor and top banker, Naina Lal Kidwai, tells Aparajita Gupta

True action

Taking a break from meditation and kung fu classes, the nuns of Druk Amitabha Mountain nunnery are using their skills to rebuild the lives of Nepal’s earthquake survivors, says Vishal Gulati

Looking good

A slimmer, fitter, Sunidhi   Chauhan says losing weight was not intentional and credits her new look to a healthy diet. The singer will be seen in a new avatar in a singing based reality show

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