Friday, 18 January, 2019

Culture

Paryaya Shri Vidyadheesha Theertha Swami trying on Virtual Reality headset

Techies may have answer to Sabarimala, Ayodhya rows — but are temples or mosques ready?

VR or virtual reality is a technological breakthrough that is allowing devotees to experience Kumbh Mela away from Prayagraj.
Iranian women watch as a girl clicks selfie at the Chehel Sotun palace in Isfahan, Iran

Hijab not simply about religion, Muslim women wear it for several reasons

While Muslim religious texts are not entirely clear on the question of veiling, Muslim women embrace Hijab as a part of their ethnic identity.
Taimur Ali Khan

India forgives Taimur Ali Khan’s Muslim heritage because he’s fair, famous & has a fortune

Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi, India's biggest little star, turned two in December.
Funeral ceremony of Major Nair | By special arrangement

The tragic love story of Indian Army Major Shashidharan and Trupti Nair

Major Shashidharan Nair, who was killed in J&K Friday, had married Trupti against the advice of some of his friends and family.
File photo of Kylie Jenner | @KylieJenner/ Twitter

Meet the egg that dethroned Kylie Jenner on Instagram

The picture of a regular egg has got over 25 million likes on Instagram to become the platform’s most liked post, beating Kylie Jenner’s baby announcement post.
Nita Ambani at Dhirubai Ambani International School

India’s elite schools are good enough for the rich and famous, but our colleges aren’t

There’s a whole new universe of elite Indian schools where the rich and illustrious educate their children.

We respect Sita and hate Draupadi for all the wrong reasons

People don't often take into account that Draupadi didn't want five husbands; she was forced into this arrangement by Kunti's declaration.
Shiv Kumar Sharma

How Shiv Kumar Sharma, who turns 81 today, rocked Hindustani classical with ‘alien’ sant...

Santoor virtuoso Shiv Kumar Sharma, born on 13 January 1938 in Jammu, is revered for his unparalleled prowess of the complex instrument.
Exercise

Here’s a guide to smart workouts and good health

You can't beat ageing, but you can beat bad health.
Hardik Pandya, Karan Johar and KL Rahul on 'Koffee with Karan' | @hardikpandya93 / Instagram

KL Rahul is being punished for these ‘controversial’ remarks along with Hardik Pandya

ThePrint looks at what the two cricketers said on Koffee with Karan, and what might have led to Rahul getting the same punishment as his teammate
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint.in

Rahul Gandhi’s pitch that Modi is the worst doesn’t mean Congress is the best

Which constituency is Rahul Gandhi addressing? How exactly does he define his base? Or, does he even know what his base is?