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World wild web: A cluster of new species of spiders in India

It’s the season’s most startling discovery — that India is the new hotbed for undiscovered spider species.  We get an insider take on the rise of the arachnid followers

A Chinese Temple at a town square

A street fair called desire: Singapore’s Tiong Bahru

Singapore’s Tiong Bahru neighbourhood was once a Chinese cemetery. Today, artisanal bakeries and cafés share space with kopitiams and temples. 

A still from Sonata

Aparna Sen’s Sonata celebrates women’s singledom

Aparna Sen dons multiple hats in her new venture, which finds women celebrating their singledom

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Music lovers embracing high-resolution audio in India: JBL by Harman

As we shift from records, cassettes, CDs/DVDs and MP3 to live streaming, nuances are lost and the overall experience is mediocre

L Subramaniam

L. Subramaniam enthralls in Indo-Egyptian concert

The concert was held as a part of the fifth edition of India by the Nile cultural festival which ends on April 27.

  It's firing, just crazy: Party Non-Stop with Mohit & Dr Zeus

 EMI Records launches a new party number for the season

A comic book to boost forces' morale in Kashmir

The multi-coloured comic book is one of 12 in the series titled Shaurya Gaathas (Valour Stories)

Angels, demons, the Apocalypse - and the human will

Besides being a classic example of British humour, or in other words having no shortage of irony and understated and subtle sarcasm, it is a parody pageant unrivalled.

The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa

We need an 'innernet' along with the internet: Karmapa

The book shows a way forward to enacting his vision for a global society that truly reflects the interdependence

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