Tuesday, 25 January, 2022
TopicCulture

Topic: Culture

Gurugram is finally getting what it lacked. A culture Renaissance of sorts

You wouldn't associate Gurugram with William Dalrymple evenings or museum visits. Millennium City is moving beyond pubs.

Do-piyaza, blood-spitting paan, camels — The ‘bizarre’ food of Mughals in Western travelogues

In 'Tasting Difference', Gitanjali Shahani writes about the Mughal foods and traditions that early Western travellers considered 'ugly' and disturbing.

Enfant terrible of Indian art, F.N. Souza was not just a painter but also a brilliant writer

Not a painting, but Souza’s essay ‘Nirvana of a Maggot’ was what first got him acclaim before he became one of India’s most successful artists.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

On Camera

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Representative image of Army | ANI

Central Vista, old army uniforms—why this year’s Republic Day parade is a source of pride

Days of Mughal or British glory are over. Central Vista is Indian govt's modern structure, and uniforms are sources of pride.
A Chinese flag being raised in the Lujiazui Financial District of Shanghai | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

India among Asian destinations for investors fleeing Chinese real estate debt crisis

Both Goldman Sachs & CreditSights consider Indian companies attractive. While the first recommends high-yield renewables, the latter considers financial firms to well shielded here.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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