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Humayun's Tomb

Liberalise culture sector to unlock India’s economic potential: NITI Aayog’s Amitabh Kant

Our heritage is valuable. And there’s a reason why one of the world’s most successful conservation stories is the Humayun’s Tomb project in Delhi’s Nizamuddin area.

What Burger King, Dolce & Gabbana got wrong about China — and how they can fix it

Brands will have to work with behavioural researchers to understand the fast-changing aspirations of young Chinese consumers.
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Modi govt plan to make Hindi compulsory averted. But larger message should worry south

Since coming to power in 2014, the BJP and its supporters have systematically embarked on their wanton campaign to privilege uniformity over unity.
Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) workers in protest for Ram temple in Ayodhya | Photo by Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

There are 2.9 million atheists in India and it’s been around in Asia for centuries

Atheism is not a modern concept and is a significant cultural force in India, as well as in other Asian countries influenced by Indian religions.
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We need to treat our body the way responsible dog owners treat their dog

Exercise and activity are important parts of living the lives humans are meant to live from an evolutionary standpoint.
Indian kids

How where you’re born influences the person you become

Although genetics certainly matter, the way you behave isn’t hardwired. Parenting too plays a role.
Amrita Sher-Gil | Commons

Remembering Amrita Sher-Gil, one who loved sex, art and India, and never said sorry for it

One of India’s most respected pioneers of modern art, Sher-Gil’s story has the makings of a classic French film, including a tragically young death.
Zeenat Aman in Hare Rama Hare Krishna | YouTube

Hare Rama Hare Krishna – a deeply conservative film that gave Bollywood its ‘boldest’ actor

Dev Anand’s film Hare Rama Hare Krishna, starring Zeenat Aman, gave India both its Rakhi and hippie anthem.
A chakra on display at the exhibition | Manasi Phadke/ThePrint

Taiwan turns to Mahatma Gandhi to cement cultural ties with India

Besides portraying Gandhi’s life and ideology, the Taiwanese govt has also displayed information on India’s cultural and heritage sites in an exhibition.
Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee | PTI

Asian Academy of Arts to launch award in Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s name

The Atal Bihari Vajpayee National Award will be given for the promotion of art and culture.

On Camera

A pedestrian crosses a nearly empty street in the Times Square neighborhood of New York, US | Bloomberg

We must not return to work for now. Covid’s not over yet, says a virologist in letter to son

If everyone goes back to work as soon as the ‘curve bends downwards’, it's guaranteed you'll get a second wave of infections in Europe.

Is forcing private labs to make Covid-19 tests free the only way to stop spread of infection?

The Supreme Court directed the central government to make Covid-19 testing by private laboratories free of charge Wednesday.

Defence

Col Navjot Singh Bal | special arrangement

Col Navjot Singh Bal, Shaurya Chakra awardee and icon for many, loses battle with cancer

Despite losing an arm to cancer, Col Navjot Singh Bal continued to serve in 2 Para as the commanding officer and even learnt to fire with his left hand.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.