Sharell Cook

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Goa to impose heavy fine for drinking alcohol in public from August 15: Manohar Parrikar

<b>Panaji, July 16</b>: Drinking alcohol at public places in Goa will attract heavy fine from August 15, chief minister Manohar Parrikar announced on Monday.<p>…

Alcohol

Exploring a journey from Bengali heritage to electronic invention

Can electronic music tell a story about who we are? Debashis Sinha talks about his LP for Establishment, <i>The White Dog</i>, and how everything from …

Music Production

The best meals to have in Mangalore

Be it vegetarian fare, seafood, chicken, pork or mutton, Mangalore offers plenty of choice and some good kaapi to wash it all down<p>Seafood may …

Ice Cream

A 'book street' that is home to a smorgasbord of legendary culinary institutions .... A food walk down Kolkata's Boi Para AKA College Street

College Street Kolkata, Kolkata Food, where to college students eat, Kolkata heritage restaurants, Indian Coffee House, food legends, Kolkata …

College & University

Life in Terracotta – Tile Craft of Barpali

<b>Our story begins at Gobekli Tepe in Eurasian Turkey. For archaeologists, Gobekli Tepe is a goldmine of information on Late Stone Age life, 12,000</b> …

Archaeology

Inside a Mumbai police station, everyone is a character, and the city a story

Mumbai, through a crime reporter’s diary, is full of anecdotes, of helplessness, and the realisation that we are all on the edge, and we were always …

India

An Indian State Bans Plastic Bags, Straws And More. Will It Work?

From June to September, monsoon rains fall on Mumbai, India's largest city, delivering relief from stifling heat and vital nourishment to surrounding farmland. But they also bring an unwelcome visitor: Tons of garbage wash up on the city's shores.<p>When Mumbai floods, the water flushes waste out of …

Pollution

Rare Natural Phenomenon Creates Rainbow Lake in Australia

The Outback is going technicolor.<p>Australia’s Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, a normally dry desert lake basin north of Adelaide, is experiencing a rare flood …

Salvador Dali

2018 Puri Rath Yatra Festival Essential Guide

The Puri Rath Yatra festival (locally called Ratha Jatra) is based around the worship of Lord Jagannath, a reincarnation of lords Vishnu and Krishna. …

The state government plans to boost tourism in Mumbai

<b>Mumbai -</b><p>The state government has identified various tourist spots in and around Mumbai which will be transformed into tourist destinations. Last …

India

This new restaurant is trying to make Mumbai’s Byculla sexy (again?)

The south Mumbai neighbourhood is the new Lower Parel<p>In the midst of an industrial and dockyard landscape, on a street lined with busy chawl-style …

Restaurants

A river and 200 acres of coffee: this Coorg homestay is perfect for dreamy weekends

School Estate wears its colonial-era charms with pride<p>A 150-year-old bungalow where a school bell rings to announce mealtime, where the mornings …

Cross-stitch

Special itineraries to cultural events: Govt bid to boost tourism

“There are problems and advantages of tourism in Delhi. On the one hand, Delhi has a rich history, monuments, museums and interesting sites. On the …

Tourism

Jagannath Rath Yatra in Puri: Photo Story

Every year as the monsoon season arrives thousands of devotees start their religious journey from all over the country – small villages, mid-sized …

Loneliness

Why Only Hindus, Buddhists, Jains And Sikhs Should Be Allowed Entry Into Puri Jagannath Temple

Snapshot<p>Governments and courts must realise that Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains are allowed entry into Jagannath Temple because culturally and …

Hinduism

Alun Sperring’s recipe for Tamil mussels rasam

Rasam is a fiery broth from Tamil Nadu, south India. It is typical of the region in its in-your-face heat – that’s what I love. This dish brings back memories of eating it at the height of the Indian summer; it had such a wonderful cooling effect as the fans blew and the sweat dripped off the brow. …

Recipes

Top 10 books about self-reinvention

Who among us hasn’t dreamed at times of revolution, of abandoning our routines and starting fresh, shaking our lives like dice in a cup? Even for one whose situation is perfectly satisfactory, imagining a total disruption can beguile. It’s the ultimate rebellion against mortality, for potential is …

Books

What it takes to be a survivor

United States

Aussie doctor’s genius move in Thai rescue

AUSTRALIAN doctor Richard Harris is being credited with a genius medical move that helped save a Thai soccer team trapped in a cave.<p>Dr Harris, an …

Mission Impossible

India replaces France as world’s 6th biggest economy

India, with around 1.34 billion inhabitants, is poised to become the world’s most populous nation. Photo: Mint<p><b>Paris:</b> India has become the world’s …

India

Nagaland is the most diverse state in India, language-wise

A file photo of the Angami tribe members taking part in a traditional stone-pulling ritual on the second day of the Hornbill Festival in Nagaland on …

Language

How old havelis in Delhi are gradually losing their essence

Owners of Delhi's colourful havelis, once a dazzling proof of the city's opulent history, are now struggling to keep the heritage alive.

Delhi

How virtual reality is being used to treat mental health issues | Financial Times

A therapist walks into a virtual pub. I follow, wearing a virtual reality headset, swivelling to take in the scene: flags are draped over the walls …

Mental Health

Parrtjima: Indigenous light festival returns to Alice Springs

The annual Parrtjima – A Festival in Light, is back in Alice Springs (Mparntwe) for its third year in a row!The ten-day festival will run from 28 …

Northern Territory

Ikea unveils its first campaign in India

Swedish brand Ikea has unveiled its first Indian campaign to mark its foray into the Indian market.<p>The campaign titled 'Make Everyday Brighter', …

IKEA

India No Longer Has World's Largest Number Of Poor People: Report

According to a recent report from the Brookings Institution, Nigeria overtook India in May to become the country with the world's highest number of …

Income Inequality

Why Indian women don’t want to work

Equal work sharing at home for a two-income household will not come without a struggle and it is far easier to drop out than fight. Photo: iStockphoto<p>…

Women's News (India)

'As big as your head': giant avocado arrives in Australia

They look like an avocado and taste like an avocado. The only difference from the avocados you know? These ones are about the size of your head.<p>The Avozilla, as it has been dubbed, has arrived in Australia. Weighing an average of 1.2kg, the fruits are about four times the size of regular avocados …

avozilla

Badrinath Temple in Uttarakhand: The Complete Guide

Badrinath temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, is one of the sacred <i>Char Dham</i> in Uttarakhand, in far northern India. These four ancient Hindu temples are …

Hinduism

How to Visit Pangong Lake in Ladakh: The Complete Guide

Looking at pristine Pangong Lake, also known as Pangong Tso, you could be forgiven for thinking it's anywhere but India. At a literally breathtaking …

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