From pigeons to the internet

Agency Havas, the precursor of the international news agency AFP (Agence France-Presse), was started in 1835.

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Sharanya Manivannan

Changes, just like the weather

Sometimes I think of what that learned one told me as I moved through the city’s avenues, sound-sieged and sun-bleached but for intervallic canopies of leaves.

17 hours ago

George N Netto

Many a slip ‘twixt the cup and the lip

To the Rev. William Spooner, we are told, goes the dubious distinction of introducing and spawning spoonerisms —the amusing mix-up of words that exemplifies the adage, “There’s many a slip ‘twixt the

17 hours ago

Padmaja Shaw

Padmaja Shaw

The demise of democracy?

With promulgation of public security acts in many states, AFSPA and UAPA, the executive has empowered itself disproportionately

17 hours ago

Rajeev Tamhankar

Crowdfunding tips to fuel your dream

Last Thursday, we discussed why you should consider crowdfunding as your first fundraising activity. Today, we will discuss how you should plan your campaign.

17 hours ago

Birth of a star?

In July 1054, Chinese astronomers recorded a ‘guest star’ in the constellation of Taurus. A ‘star’ never seen before had suddenly became brighter than all other stars in the sky

22 Mar 2017

Swaran Singh

Swaran Singh

Is Donald China’s Trump card?

The US president’s flip-flops have allowed Beijing to spread its tentacles worldwide

22 Mar 2017

Saumya Chawla

Maintain that perfect mani and blown-out hair as is

Today I’m going to talk about two of my favourite things — manicures and blowouts… and the tragedy that they only last so long.

22 Mar 2017

Archanaa Seker

The male-female divide even in art

A large expanse of red, models made from the local coir, a mirrored spinning cylinder that raises questions of normal vs abnormal, a library card cabinet telling the untold stories of Sri Lanka, every

22 Mar 2017

Suman G Pai

Why I love the jack of all fruits

The recent trend of people trying to find the goodness in all our local vegetables and fruits has helped the simple and delicious jackfruit as also curry leaves to get their due at last.

22 Mar 2017