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File photo: Brazilian composer Joao Gilberto performs at Carnegie Hall, New York (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

'Go in peace, maestro': Brazilian bossa nova pioneer Joao Gilberto dies at 88

Joao Gilberto, a Brazilian singer, guitarist and songwriter considered one of the fathers of the bossa nova genre died on Saturday, his son said. He was 88.

Published on 7th July 2019
Nemat Sedat (Photo: Elliott O'Donovan)

'Kite Runner meets Brokeback Mountain': Is Carpet Weaver the catalyst for a gay-friendly planet?

Debut author Nemat Sadat’s The Carpet Weaver has been making waves and gathering rave reviews across the board.

Published on 4th November 2019
Poorna Swami

'Poetry is staking claim to public space, kicking up ruckus we need'

In conversation with Poorna Swami at the Poetry with Prakriti festival. 

Published on 25th December 2017
Climate Change: The Facts

‘We’re just two degrees away from a climate catastrophe’: Andrew Cohen on Climate Change, The Facts

Have you ever wondered, could mankind go extinct in our lifetime, or perhaps, in this millennium? 

Published on 6th March 2020
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 Ikea shuts Hyderabad store temporarily in the wake of Covid-19

Co-workers who will continue to support online fulfillment have been asked to maintain stringent hygiene practices and work at a safe social distance.

Published on 21st March 2020

 Leap India brings the best of Make-up and Photography in India

Leap India is now set to launch world’s leading make-up institute Make-up Designory (MUD) in India. 

Published on 19th February 2018
Kyle Giersdorf wins the Fortnite World Cup solo finals in New York (Epic Games via AP)

16-year-old video gamer bags USD 30 million fortune as Fortnite world champion

Kyle Giersdorf, of Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, won $3 million as the first Fortnite World Cup solo champion.

Published on 30th July 2019
The 1944 painting Cain or Hitler in Hell by George Grosz (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

1944 painting 'Cain or Hitler in Hell' by German artist George Grosz goes on show in Berlin

A 1944 painting by German artist George Grosz that depicts Adolf Hitler as the Bible's fratricidal Cain is on display at the German Historical Museum in Berlin as part of a new permanent exhibition.

Published on 7th February 2020

2017 Auroville Film Festival highlights the best of humanity

The picks for the fifth edition of the Auroville Film Festival touch on everything from violent conflicts to whimsical shadow puppets

Published on 15th December 2017
Marguerite Humeau. Photo courtesy: PinchukArtCentre

21 young artists go on show for 5th Future Generation Prize at 58th La Biennale di Venezia 

The PinchukArtCentre and Victor Pinchuk Foundation present the works of 21 young artists across 17 countries, shortlisted for the 5th edition of the Future Generation Art Prize.

Published on 12th May 2019
No Time to Die

25th James Bond movie gets a title: No Time to Die, set to release in April 2020

The 25th James Bond movie has a title: No Time to Die.

Published on 20th August 2019
Alberto Barbera and Paolo Baratta at the Venice Lido

76th Venice Film Festival to embrace Netflix productions

The 76th Venice Film Festival will feature three Netflix productions alongside Hollywood titles, embracing the streaming giant after the Cannes Film Festival excluded it for a second year in a row.

Published on 25th July 2019

9 things you need to know about the US Open

While any tennis fan is fairly certain to have a great time during a visit to the Open, we've put together nine tips to help you get the most out of your visit to the Billie Jean King National Tennis

Published on 8th August 2017
Sujatha Gidla

A Dalit in the US: Sujatha Gidla's memoir, Ants Among Elephants

After creating waves in US literary circles, the provocative memoir of Sujatha Gidla which details her memories of growing up as an "untouchable" in India, is all set to hit bookstores in India.

Published on 2nd September 2017

A Tamil campaign breaking barriers

Chennai-based Angi Clothing is bringing out a fresh perspective to fashion with their new cross-culture campaign

Published on 20th October 2017

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