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People  /  Published 06.07.20

'Everyone does everything here'

This is what he said: “No one here does only one job. That’s why you do not see any slums or poverty. We’re a hard-working people.” That was Suresh Bhaskar, a tourist guide in ...
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Arts  /  Published 06.07.20

DJ Spryk on curating Red Bull Premieres

Fubu by Tienas: I found his band FTS on YouTube a couple of years ago while searching for new material for my radio show. He went on to drop a mixtape on Azadi Records that cemented the fact that he i...
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Culture  /  Published 06.07.20

The mood and making of a lockdown wedding

He had “never seen such a full-speed wedding”. She was happy that everything wrapped up in two weeks. Pandemic bride and groom Sudhir Ahuja and Renuka Govindwani. When we had connected wit...
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Arts  /  Published 06.07.20

The future of the music industry? Play it by the ear

Things seem to have fallen in place for Aswekeepsearching as well. They had worked on an instrumental album which was set to launch in February but eventually launched on April 17, which is also drumm...
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Style  /  Published 06.07.20

The quintessential kurta gets a makeover

What were your first thoughts when this collaboration offer came about? I feel that UNIQLO introducing this product around the time of their India launch last year was an intelligent understanding of...
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Culture  /  Published 06.07.20

Spruce up your workstations with some green tips

Keep the plant in natural indirect light. Keep it well-drained. Keep the soil fertile and do not overwater. Poke your fingers 2/3 inches in the soil to check moisture. It’s love that they ...
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Arts  /  Published 06.07.20

LGBTQIA+: Madame Gandhi's message

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Arts  /  Published 06.07.20

Music video for trying times

Culture enthusiast Sundeep Bhutoria’s recital with daughter Aavya christened Once Upon a Time in 2020 has been much appreciated on social media as it touches upon the existentialist crisis loomi...
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Books  /  Published 05.07.20

Pulitzer: win for Andrew Greer

You chose to write a comic novel about a gay author with a happy ending — both radical choices hardly experienced before in fiction. Were there any trepidations on your mind? Ha ha! No, none! B...
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Style  /  Published 04.07.20

Ritu Kumar: Voice of fashion

Being almost like a parent figure in the fraternity, what is your suggestion for all the designers? If you really ask me and it might come across as a bit of a shock, the Indian fashion industry jus...
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