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Olympic rings in Tokyo (AP Photo/Jae C Hong)

One year after: Tokyo Olympics will officially open next year in July

The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in July, the same slot scheduled for this year's games.

Published on 30th March 2020

Lockdown diaries: It's kitchen time for Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone also shared that she wants to be a Marie Kondo, a Japanese organising consultant.

Published on 30th March 2020
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Indian ambient and lo-fi music that you can listen to while you work from home

We round-up some acts that play textural, chillwave and synthwave music 

Published on 30th March 2020
Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, File)

Legendary Polish composer, conductor Krzysztof Penderecki dies at his Krakow home at age 86

Krzysztof Penderecki, an award-winning conductor and one of the world’s most popular contemporary classical music composers, died on Sunday. He was 86.

Published on 30th March 2020
Ken Shimura & Joe Diffie (AP Photos)

COVID-19 celeb victims list grows with country singer Joe Diffie, Japanese comedian Ken Shimura, Pakistani squash great Azam Khan 

Country singer Joe Diffie, popular Japanese comedian Ken Shimura and Pakistani squash great Azam Khan are the latest victims of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Published on 30th March 2020
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From wine to chocolate, Global Beauty Secrets’ new range of soaps are so delicious you might want to eat them

The soaps take cues from ancient beauty secrets of Greek, Japanese, French and other cultures

Published on 26th March 2020
Big questions still loom over the Tokyo Olympics postponement (Photo: AFP)

A history of war: When has the last time that the Olympics were cancelled?

The Olympic Games has suffered political boycotts (Moscow 1980) and terrorism (Munich 1972), but it has only ever been cancelled due to outbreaks of war.

Published on 25th March 2020
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Art Basel Hong Kong goes virtual, hosts 2,000 premier works of art in online viewing rooms

Art Basel's Online Viewing Rooms debuted a lineup of 235 galleries from 31 countries and territories, presenting over 2,000 premier artworks intended to be showcased at Art Basel Hong Kong.

Published on 25th March 2020
A flame display ceremony in Iwaki, northern Japan (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

The big question on delayed Tokyo Olympics: Now who pays the bills for another year?

With the Tokyo Olympics postponed until 2021, now comes the multi-billion-dollar question: Who pays the bills for the delay, and how large will they be?

Published on 25th March 2020
HQ of the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne, Canton of Vaud (AFP/Fabrice Coffrini)

Tokyo Olympics postponed to no later than the summer of 2021 over coronavirus pandemic

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed to no later than the summer of 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe, the International Olympic Committee announced Tuesday.

Published on 24th March 2020
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Panasonic India launches 'ICON AC' series as the days get hotter

Buyers can avail an additional discount of Rs 1,500 on Citi Bank Credit Cards during Flipkart Cooling Days from March 27-29

Published on 23rd March 2020
The New National Stadium in Tokyo (AP Photo/Jae C Hong)

Tokyo Olympics seem sure to happen - but in 2021, not 2020

The Tokyo Olympics are going to happen — but almost surely in 2021 rather than in four months as planned.

Published on 23rd March 2020
Tadahiro Nomura and Saori Yoshida light the torch during Olympic Flame Arrival Ceremony (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

As coronavirus pandemic gets bigger, so do the questions: Will Tokyo Olympics 2020 open?

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, Japanese organisers and IOC President Thomas Bach say that the games will open on July 24 at the $1.43 billion national stadium in central Tokyo.

Published on 21st March 2020

Quarantine Life: Use this weekend to whip up some immunity-boosting dishes and beverages

Are you ready to prepare some immunity-boosting dishes and beverages in your kitchen?

Published on 21st March 2020
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From yuzu to watermelon, here’s our pick of flavoured cold brews from across Bengaluru

Cold brewing or cold pressing coffee is a Japanese method in which the grounds are mixed with cool water and steeped overnight

Published on 20th March 2020

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