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Why ‘Gali Guleiyan’ isn’t yet another cute Old Delhi movie: ‘It’s not about nostalgia but fear’

Dipesh Jain’s Manoj Bajpayee-starrer depicts a section of the neighbourhood as a prison from which its residents can never flee.<p>Dipesh Jain’s feature …

Los Angeles

Is the upcoming Char Dham highway speeding towards environmental disaster?

• <i>The Indian government is pursuing a 900 km-long Char Dham highway project in the ecologically sensitive area of Uttarakhand connecting four major</i> …

India

Kerala’s climate refugees increase as the sea eats into the coast

• <i>Hundreds of families in Kerala’s coastal villages have lost their houses because of coastline erosion over the last five years.</i>• <i><br>Constructing sea walls</i> …

Coastlines

What Data Scientists Really Do, According to 35 Data Scientists

Modern data science emerged in tech, from optimizing Google search rankings and LinkedIn recommendations to influencing the headlines Buzzfeed editors run. But it’s poised to transform all sectors, from retail, telecommunications, and agriculture to health, trucking, and the penal system. Yet the …

Machine Learning

This morning routine will make you a millionaire

Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it’s even harder.<p>How do you move forward?<p>If …

Self-improvement

Opinion: It Was Not Nehru Who Cut Jinnah's Chances Of Being PM

<i>"A little knowledge is a dang'rous thing;<br>Drink deep, or taste not of the Pierian spring"</i><p>- Alexander Pope<p>For those who, like me, who would wish to be …

India

How Can We Understand India's Fractured Independence?

<i>Wherever you find free soul–</i> <i><br>that’s my home.</i><p>∼ Amrita Pritam<p>August 15 – my childhood memories take me to those moments which, it seems, I have lost. A …

India

Opinion | English, an original idea for India

English helped mould India as we know it—with flaws, strengths and endless other contradictions, cemented, however, by a boisterous, singular sense …

India

Want Instant Motivation? Read This Book Now.

Recently, I started reading it again. Immediately, my workouts got more intense. I began thinking bigger about my goals and my vision for my future.<p>I've read hundreds (potentially thousands) of self-help and business books over the past decade. Very few have the <i>it-factor</i>. Some of them do, though. …

Motivation

The 15 Most Popular Re-Read Books, According To Goodreads

Re-reading can be a bit of a controversial topic among book-lovers. Some people seem to think that you haven't <i>really</i> read a book at all until you've …

Books

Take a Mental Vacation With These Enchanting Magical Realism Books

Magical realism is one of the most unique forms of narrative fiction. It also happens to be one of the easiest genres to fall in love with. Weaving …

Books

Like a conjuring trick, Michael Ondaatje's Warlight leaves you in awe of the magician

In those long lazy summers B C (before children), I made a habit of reading the winner of the Booker Prize and much of the shortlist. Part of the pleasure was the sense of righteous indignation when my favourite was beaten by what I considered to be a less good novel.<p>Wasn’t Penelope Fitzgerald’s …

Man Booker Prize

21 Best Places to Learn New Skills Every Day

Life long earning has incredible benefits, both personal and professional, say researchers.<p>It makes communities more productive and innovative, and …

Learning

Transcending Worlds: How Travel Can Benefit Writers

One of the hardest elements of writing fiction, in my opinion, is setting (apart from characterization, plot, endings, voice etc. In other words, it’s all hard). The goal, of course, is to make sure your readers know where your characters are in space and time, but also to make this information …

Travel

8 Books That Celebrate the Way Words Shape Our Lives

Patrisse Khan-Cullors<p>The introduction to Patrisse Khan-Cullors compelling memoir <i>When They Call You a Terrorist</i> begins with a quote from the prolific Sonia Sanchez: “I write to keep in contact with our ancestors and to spread truth to people.” A befitting preface to Khan-Cullors’ truth-filled …

Books

The 8 Most Compelling Contemporary Russian Novels

Russia has always been a stalwart of literary prowess, and contemporary authors are continuing this legacy. Mining the nation’s many epochs and its …

Books

9 Books Of Letters By Famous Authors That Will Inspire You To Correspond More With The People In Your Life

You already know that your favorite authors know how to wield a pen when it comes to writing fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and criticism, but were you …

Literature

Google Tracks You Even If Location History's Off. Here's How to Stop It

If, like most people, you thought Google stopped tracking your location once you turned off Location History in your account settings, you were …

Privacy

Bangalore, before the dystopia: The birth, life, and death of India’s most liveable city

An old friend and I met up one afternoon this May.<p>She had changed. Many times over. For good or for bad, I am not to judge, but I didn’t like what I saw.<p>We have known each other since 1980, the year I was born. So, despite long periods of separation, I perk up every time she is mentioned. …

India

How to Write a Book: A Step-by-Step Guide

Dust off your writing chops and get to it! You can write the book you’ve been dreaming about when you break it down into manageable steps.<p>The first …

Writing

How to keep your brain sharp as you get older

Alzheimer’s-related brain changes start as early as your 30s or 40s — but research has unlocked four key strategies that boost your brain power, …

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

Consciousness

15 of the Best Books for Long Flights That Make the Time Fly By

Call me old fashioned, but I cannot travel without bringing a book along. Sometimes this book is literally old—I brought a vintage edition of <i>The</i> …

Books

The Shattering Double Vision of V. S. Naipaul

Over the years, I have kept coming back to an image: a young writer, a twenty-six-year-old Indian man, sits at a desk in a small flat in Streatham Hill, a modest area of South London. It is 1958, and he is working on a long book that will become, in time, one of the great novels of the twentieth …

Literature

The 28 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>Betsy Lerner<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates …

Writing

What Does Immersing Yourself in a Book Do To Your Brain?

Only connect.<i>–E.M. Forster</i>The act of taking on the perspective and feelings of others is one of the most profound, insufficiently heralded …

Literature

India's Strategic Roadmap

<i>Today or tomorrow, China will likely turn against India. New Delhi must be ready for when the time comes</i><p><b>by T V Paul</b><p>In recent years, India has …

The 6 classics from The College Board: 101 Great Books list you should read right now

We know <i>The College Board: 101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers</i> can seem like an endless list of dusty tomes written by authors who …

Books

17 verbs that cut fat from your writing

Verbs are the powerhouse of your sentences; choose them wisely.<p>Another issue that I see frequently in the work that I edit is weak verbs coupled with …

Creative Writing

S-400: The geopolitical missile

SOURCE: INDIA TODAY In an off-the-record conversation, a senior air force commander uses the word ‘game-changer’ three times to refer to the Russian …

Military