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Journey of music: Dilli gharana keeping up with changing times

Even today, the custodians of the centuries-old Dilli Gharana of music, known for its Khayal gayaki, live and practice their art in the old, romantically named Mausiqi Manzil in the Walled City. But with changing times and commercialisation, they are experimenting with their craft to stay relevant Danish Raza It will be too much to expect Aalif Iqbal Khan to ... Read More »

The clean meat movement is here

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi A long time ago I realised what McDonald’s and KFC had understood quite a while back; that, for an average person, the gratification of his tastebuds was more important than saving the world, being compassionate, stopping global warming or even looking after his own health. So I mentally gave up on trying to make everyone vegetarian – ... Read More »

Huawei sees 300 per cent YoY growth this year

Prajyot Mainkar Huawei’s Honor brand has announced that it has sold over 1 million smartphones during the Diwali festive season sale on Amazon, Flipkart and Honor stores. Huawei phones like Honor 9N, Honor 9i, Honor 9 Lite, Honor 8X,  Honor 7A, Honor 7S and Honor 10 were clubbed with offers that caught people’s eyes. Of the list, Honor 9 was ... Read More »

In a state of trance

Sonali Mujumdar Acid is a tempestuous and turbulent trip: hallucinogenic and haywire, imbued with a melancholia that is hard to shake off. Originally written in Malayalam, Sangeetha Sreenivasan’s English translation of her own work is masterfully accomplished. A strange volatility grips the unusual household of same-sex couple, Kamala and Shaly and Kamala’s teenaged twin sons Aadi and Shiva. The women ... Read More »

A poor loser

Fredrick Noronha Last week, a friend and I were having a long chat. After wandering through diverse issues, expectedly disagreeing and having different perspectives, we agreed on one thing. We in Goa are simply not competitive today. This is especially true of those who are not returned emigrants, or not recent migrants. While these two categories have to work harder ... Read More »

I believe Dark Circles is a powerful read

Karan Thapar Mine is an unusual column this week. I’m going to do something I’ve never done before. My intention is to reintroduce someone you know as an occasional columnist or, previously, as a business channel market anchor – as a new and talented author whose first book, Dark Circles, has just been published. It’s a remarkable debut. I’m talking ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy J4+: Not a Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 killer

Kul Bhushan Even as Xiaomi has gained big chunk of phone market share in India, Samsung is on a course correction to make a big comeback. The Korean giant has already revamped its premium segment lineup with phones like Galaxy A7 and Galaxy A9. The company has also refreshed its budget Galaxy J-series. The latest offering from Samsung is Galaxy ... Read More »

Once Congress had lawyers like Gandhi

Ramachandra Guha On an April evening in 1917, a lawyer named Vallabhbhai Patel was playing bridge at the Gujarat Club in Ahmedabad. This was, for him, a routine affair; every day, after his work at the Bar ended, he headed straight for the card table. This evening in April 1917 was different. Earlier in the day, in distant Bihar, another ... Read More »

The psychopathology of hate

Luis Dias “They’re all like that!” Are we all guilty of, at some point in our lives, having made such a sweeping generalisation? It could be something somewhat playful and seemingly harmless, like the endless memes on social media about gender differences. “Men are like this, women are like that.” It gets much more sinister when opinions get entrenched about ... Read More »

Fighting pancreatic cancer

Nandkumar Kamat Having lost two uncles aged 60 and 67 to carcinoma of stomach or gastric cancer, I have always dreaded cancer. In both cases from detection, treatment and death everything was over within three years. But there is lot of hope ahead with better surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Immune therapy is advancing fast. It has many challenges in ... Read More »