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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. 

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Aparna Sen’s Sonata celebrates women’s singledom

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

Dipika Pallikal Karthik

Curtain raiser: The Asian Squash Championship in Chennai 

Players and a top coach share their thoughts ahead of the 19th edition of this international tournament

New York state of mind: Kate Spade arrives in India

The popular American accessories and apparel brand opened their first boutique in India last Friday (April 14th) in partnership with Reliance Brands

Perumal Murugan

Back to life: Perumal Murugan re-emerges days before award

An interaction with Perumal Murugan, days before the Sahitya Akademi award for the English translation of his controversial novel, Maadhorubaagan.

Watch special: Machines impossible

Meet the new smart league of exquisite designs and powerhouse timepieces

Watch special: Chromo chameleon

Radical mechanisms are reinventing conventions of precision timekeeping

Watch special: Retro revival

New designs hark back to the past, in tribute to legacy techniques and styles

Palatial pursuits - the suite life of royals at Mahmudabad Estate

Fireworks and flavour are synonymous in Lucknow, whether you snack off the street or dine with a real life Nawab

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