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An Intelligent Home
Is there too much sunlight getting in from that west-facing window? Programme your smart blinds to close whenever you want each day. Walk into your home and with the right voice command, switch on everything from the light, to the air conditioner. Pr
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The New Eco Materials
In the Swedish city of Almhult, which hosts the annual Democratic Designs Days by Ikea, the theme of sustainability was splashed all over-in home decor, accessories and food. Reusable coffee sippers and water bottles were handed out to visitors and v
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Ghost Written| Q&A
Q. How different was it writing a long format show rather than a film? Here, I get a lot more time to delve into things which I don't in a feature. It is also a little scary. I really don't know what is right and wrong, as this is the first time. It'
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Changing The Game
Indian School of Hospitality Gurgaon, Haryana www.ish.edu.in Conceptualised and launched by hotelier Dilip Puri-former Managing Director of Starwood Hotels, South Asia-the Indian School of Hospitality (ISH) is set to transform hospitality education i
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Green The Gap
1 THE ILLUMINATI Brighten up your interiors with the Autumn Lamp from Inliving made of mango wood, a known sustainable source of timber. PRICE Rs 9,000 AT www.inliving.com 2, 28 WALK ON THESE These floor covering designed by Carpet Couture are made u
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Pushing the Lifafa| Leisure
It's October of last year; Suryakant Sawhney, aka Lifafa, is playing an intimate gig at Delhi's Bar Cat. This is the city's own playing it up in the backyard. Lifafa takes his time building up the tempo, periodically taking drags on his vaporiser. Th
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Nature's Bounty
What's your carbon footprint? From corporates to think-tanks, everyone is asking this question. Why? Because technological comfort has led to maximum utilisation of energy resources. Therefore it has become critical to adopt design solutions which do
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Master Sarin, the Grandmaster| Sports
A video uploaded by ChessBase India shows Nihal Sarin, then 11, take on a chess puzzle. He runs through the possibilities and in a flash, rattles away the answer, complex and precise. There was no chess board on hand; Nihal had worked it out in his h
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Making Her Own Rules
With a neon sign that urges people to 'Dream Big', vibrant artworks on blue and grey walls and bright couches to unwind in, Camelot CoWorks is a burst of colour and energy in an otherwise glass and concrete sprawling mixed-used township, Aurum Q Parc
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Making Simba Desi| Cinema
The red flower in The Jungle Book becomes rakt phool. Infinity stones from the Avengers films are anant mani. And Wanda in Captain America: Civil War tells Vision, "Ek chutki mirch ki keemat tum kya jaano, Vision Babu." Since 2016, writer and lyricis
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Sustainability Begins At Home
Vernacular architecture has known what modern aesthetes often miss-that eco-sensitive design is easy to incorporate in a home. When we were presented with 16,000 sq ft of space in a leafy, gated community of Bangalore, the plot was dotted with severa
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Even He Comes Untitled| Art
Don't ask me why I never got married," says Himmat Shah, before he enters the lounge area of the Bihar Museum, which is hosting his retrospective, Under the Vastness of the Sky, till August 1. At least 200 of his works are on display. In the exhibiti
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Arrested Development| Books
Enough, Enough my Masters', scribbled F. Scott Fitzgerald in one of his private notebook entries. The plea sat atop a list of names of women he had known. Anyone who has a weakness for l'amour will sympathise with Fitzgerald's plight-provided he or s
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Home Away From Home
AFFORDABLE LUXURY Tribe Pune, Mumbai and Bengaluru www.tribestays.com It's 8 pm and Cafe Mamaliga at Tribe is brimming with activity and good smelling food as students start filtering in for their dinner. An international style hostel, Tribe was star
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What's Fiction Past Is| Books
It is only in the past couple of decades that historical accounts of the Japanese occupation of the Andamans during World War II have begun to emerge. The Japanese were seen as liberators when they arrived in 1942, and soon the islands nominally beca
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The Writer's Endurance Test| Books
From the hazaar f****d slang of English, August through six subsequent novels and a novella, linguistic playfulness has always been a central feature of Upamanyu Chatterjee's style, enamouring many, putting others off. Every hue of his hallmark langu
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Will NBFC's Laugh All the Way to the Bank?| Perspective
The government has finally stepped in to support the battered non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) with a Union budget proposal encouraging public sector banks (PSBs) to buy their pooled assets. It has decided to provide PSBs a one-time, six-month p
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Glasshouse
Dog Days In the spate of transfer orders the Kamal Nath government has recently issued in Madhya Pradesh, none has generated as much interest as the tran­sfer of Duffy, Renu and Sikandar, sniffer dogs from the 23rd Battalion of the Special Armed For
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The Ten Faces Of Amish| Books
I was at an airport once and was rushing to the loo. One guy came running and asked, 'Are you Amish?' I said yes. He said, 'I need a selfie with you.' I said, 'I need to go to the loo.' He said, 'My flight is about to take off.' I said, 'Dude, please
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From the Editor-in-Chief
Every revolution, they say, carries the seed of its own destruction. That seems to apply to India's Grand Old Party too, the Indian National Congress, which once delivered us from colonial rule. I believe the seed was sown when India's legendary prim
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The Politics of Living| Books
A major obstacle to diversity in nation-states is the grossly sweeping historical and political narratives that often underpin them. State power allows those in charge to define the nation and its structures with circular arguments that legitimise th
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Kulbhushan Jadhav Verdict: Finally, a Fair Trial
After two years, two months and 10 days, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has finally decided on the controversial case of Indian national Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav. Pakistan had taken him prisoner in 2016 and put him on death row on charges o
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What Lies Beneath
RAISING THE BAR The major challenge with this home was not just the basement but to work around a 15-year-old structure with minimal changes. This turned into an opportunity for us to try something atypical, says architect Amit Aurora. A great exampl
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Twist On Tradition
No one understood contemporary, everyone was in a Raj or ethnic hangover Before the term India modern was coined, Raseel Gujral Ansal was already creating designs that fit the bill. She started as an interior-architect for her father's firm back in 8
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The Dream Catcher
By Spenta Jassawala and Ananya Srivastava At 23, Tanay Narendra Bothara is unlike most others of his age. He loves to challenge himself and push boundaries. A student of design at Vivekanand Institute of Technology's Padmabhushan Vasatdada Patil Coll
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Flying High
By Harshita Das, Spenta Jassawala and Ananya Srivastava Kartikey Gupta ALLEN Career Institute, Mumbai All India Rank 1, JEE Advanced 2019 Digital detox: Kartikey Gupta was off social media since Class 11. My daily routine included six to seven hours
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The Rule Breaker
With titles such as the Best Women's International Cricketer awarded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and accolades by the International Cricket Council (ICC), Smriti Mandhana, 23, is a force to reckon with. Six years ago, she beca
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In Tune With Technology
We are the beginning of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Developments in genetics, artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology, 3D printing and biotechnology are happening around us. This will lay the foundation for a revolution more comprehen
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Train The Teachers
Few would argue that India's education system is not in a perpetual state of crisis. The statistics have not only inundated us each year, they've numbed us. These are datasets telling us that only 27 per cent of Class 3 students can read a second-gra
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Learn, Think, Create
Engineering graduates are more employable than MBAs according to the India Skill Report 2019. To scale the tough competition for JEE Main (Joint Entrance Examination) demands unwavering focus and dedication from engineering aspirants, and to be emplo
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