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Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi

Champions League: The sign of four

  • After much drama and great football, Liverpool, Barcelona, Tottenham and Ajax make it to the semi-finals
  • Barcelona and Liverpool, the two favourites, play each other, while dark horses Tottenham and Ajax face off in the other game

Many of us would have called 'Game Of Thrones' one of the best and most compelling shows, but now television has left it behind, and the last few seasons wouldn’t make most top-20 lists
Many of us would have called 'Game Of Thrones' one of the best and most compelling shows, but now television has left it behind, and the last few seasons wouldn’t make most top-20 lists

Opinion: We watch 'Game Of Thrones' to talk about 'Game Of Thrones'

  • The eighth and final season of Game Of Thrones began this week on Hotstar Premium
  • Some believe Game Of Thrones will be the last show the world watches together like this, all of us bitten by the same bug, obsessively fearful of spoiler

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Priyanshi Poddar, the salary advance helped while shifting cities
Gayatri Dowarah took the help of PepsiCo University when she got the chance to handle a team during her first sales experience. (Ramesh Pathania/Mint)
The entrance to the Apartheid Museum has signs dating from the time segregation was the norm in South Africa.  (Photo: Alamy)
The entrance to the Apartheid Museum has signs dating from the time segregation was the norm in South Africa. (Photo: Alamy)

Dark chapters of mankind: The Apartheid Museum

  • The museum in Johannesburg provides insight into the turbulent history of South Africa
  • Photographs and other exhibits tell stories of the atrocities committed against the non-white population

On a longboat on Inle Lake (Photo: Kalpana Sunder)
On a longboat on Inle Lake (Photo: Kalpana Sunder)

Love, work and religion on Inle Lake

  • The residents of the villages surrounding this lake in Myanmar have adapted to a unique way of life on the water
  • Inle Lake has 17 villages built on stilts and almost 200,000 people living out their lives on the water

The start of the Bahrain Grand Prix on 31 March.  (Photo: Reuters)
The start of the Bahrain Grand Prix on 31 March. (Photo: Reuters)

Formula One’s 1,000th race

  • F1 celebrates it’s 1,000th world championship race this weekend at the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai
  • The number is controversial because of F1’s convoluted history

Mayr has training sessions on how to chew right. (iStockphoto)
Mayr has training sessions on how to chew right. (iStockphoto)

Something to chew on

  • Vedary, a holistic wellness centre, finds a good fit with Austria’s famed Mayr method of natural healing
  • The wellness programme assesses various personal parameters to give an insight into a person’s emotional and mental state

Self-development workshops promise to unlock conflicts and help participants come to terms with unresolved emotions. (iStockphoto)
Self-development workshops promise to unlock conflicts and help participants come to terms with unresolved emotions. (iStockphoto)

Is the power within you?

  • Serbian dance, group huddles, emotional eating— self-development workshops are getting increasingly creative
  • HYL, which has millions of followers around the world, has transformed entrepreneurs, sportspersons, artists and survivors of life-threatening diseases

Just Herbs’ micellar water variants (Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Just Herbs’ micellar water variants (Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

A crowdsourced micellar water for India

  • Homegrown beauty rand Just Herbs is launching a crowdsourced micellar water with feedback from users and experts across India
  • The micellar water slated to launch this month is infused with Ayurvedic ingredients

Saurav Ghosal at the Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow, Scotland, in 2014. Getty Images
Saurav Ghosal at the Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow, Scotland, in 2014. Getty Images

The method behind the madness

  • Squash player Saurav Ghoshal, for the first time in his career has made the world top 10
  • Ghoshal had set his eyes on cracking the top 10 in 2014 after the team gold at the Asian Games in Incheon

Siva Baskaran aka Native Indian
Siva Baskaran aka Native Indian

Jazz, hip hop as a storytelling tool

  • The debut album by rapper-producer Siva Baskaran entails music production with a penchant for science-fiction storytelling
  • Baskaran’s Native Indian’s project was conceived four years ago

Illustration: Jayachandran/Mint
Illustration: Jayachandran/Mint

Calling on a cancer coach

  • Cancer coaches in the country are helping patients find their inner strength to battle the dreaded disease
  • Cancer is often described as a 'deadly' disease, along with terms such as 'amputate' and 'excision'. How to change that conversation?

The pumpkin cheesecake at Masque uses elements from the entire vegetable
Hainanese Chicken Rice. Photo: Samar Halarnkar
Hainanese Chicken Rice. Photo: Samar Halarnkar

In Singapore, the science of simplicity

  • Like so many things in the world’s most advanced city state, the national dish is an epitome of restraint and efficiency
  • But behind the simplicity of Hainanese chicken rice—as with so many things—is nuance, detail and perfect execution

Masaba Gupta; a campaign image from Gupta’s collaboration with Ekaya
Masaba Gupta; a campaign image from Gupta’s collaboration with Ekaya

Masaba celebrates 10 years in fashion

  • Masaba Gupta is an active collaborator - her recent collaborations include those for Tribe by Amrapali, Ekaya and her upcoming line of products for Game of Thrones line
  • Marking 10 years of her label, Gupta is expanding her label with plans for over 50 stores in India and overseas

Jallianwala Bagh—Literary Responses In Prose & Poetry: Edited by Rakhshanda Jalil, Niyogi Books, 232 pages,  ₹495.
Jallianwala Bagh—Literary Responses In Prose & Poetry: Edited by Rakhshanda Jalil, Niyogi Books, 232 pages, 495.

Voices from Jallianwala Bagh

  • This anthology collects literary responses to the mass killing of Indians at Jallianwallah Bagh in 1919
  • From Mulk Raj Anand to Sadat Hasan Manto, several important names from the subcontinent appear in it

The memorial garden in Jallianwala Bagh.
The memorial garden in Jallianwala Bagh.

Opinion | The villain of Jallianwala Bagh

  • On this day in 1919, Colonel Reginald Dyer ordered British troops to open fire on a gathering of Indians at Jallianwallah Bagh in Amritsar
  • Hundreds were killed and scores injured in one of the most brutal acts during British rule in India