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The 1975 won the British Album of the Year Award at the BRIT Awards, 2019.  (Photo: Getty Images)
The 1975 won the British Album of the Year Award at the BRIT Awards, 2019. (Photo: Getty Images)

The music of The 1975 seems to define 2020

The 1975 is a constantly evolving maverick band. Their latest album is a sprawling but brilliant assembly of genre-defying songs

A still from an Indian SIM Racing League race.
The DogTV channel reaches over 250 million households worldwide.
Children’s birthdays, at least until they are old enough to complain, should be entirely for the benefit of their hard-working parents
Children’s birthdays, at least until they are old enough to complain, should be entirely for the benefit of their hard-working parents

Turning 3 during a lockdown

Covid-19 has led us to realize that children’s birthdays should be entirely for the benefit of their hard-working parents

Lounge love issue covers from February 2012 and 2018, both featuring Floh.
Lounge love issue covers from February 2012 and 2018, both featuring Floh.

Opinion | Floh, and the end of love

Popular singles platform, the Bengaluru-based startup Floh has always been ahead of the curve in the business of love. What does it mean if their next venture teaches people how to be happily single?

Wuhan was the first city to go into a lockdown
Wuhan was the first city to go into a lockdown

Diary of a Wuhan lockdown survivor

Six months after the virus outbreak in Wuhan sparked off the covid-19 pandemic, a noted Chinese writer is out with a book that chronicles her life under lockdown. Lounge presents exclusive excerpts

Amit Gupta, founder and CEO, Yulu
Sumit Rathi is the youngest player to win the Emerging player award of the Indian Super League.
As people work from home, they are buying essentials such as non-wired bras and basic knicker packs.  (Photo: Marks & Spencer)
A software company got pizza home-delivered to a team of 15 for a virtual pizza party (Photo: iStock)
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Belgaum-style spicy coconut chicken. (Photo: Samar Halarnkar)
Belgaum-style spicy coconut chicken. (Photo: Samar Halarnkar)

Sylvan Belgaum and a chicken recipe of its Marathi people

In a once-sylvan, quiet corner of India, memories of people, generosity and food are rekindled during a journey that links to an era now 45 years gone

IWTK launched on YouTube in late 2019
Over 500 species, like the Sumatran Rhino, will go extinct soon. (Photo: Getty Images)
A Thums Up ad from 1989. alamy
A Thums Up ad from 1989. alamy

Is India headed back to the 1970s?

How did the story of India’s liberalization go from triumphant breakout to risky disengagement? The answer is complicated, but the China factor dominates it

Saiyami Kher in a still from ‘Choked’, directed by Anurag Kashyap.
Saiyami Kher in a still from ‘Choked’, directed by Anurag Kashyap.

'Choked' Review: A smart and sly Anurag Kashyap ride

This Netflix original by Anurag Kashyap is about a no-nonsense bank teller who finds wads of cash turning up through the kitchen drainpipe

Harriet Dyer’s Say No To Plastic: 101 Easy Ways To Use Less Plastic
Blue Planet II can be watched on Amazon Prime Video
Most people want to travel, including author Samit Basu, who has Tokyo on his list. (Reuters)
Most people want to travel, including author Samit Basu, who has Tokyo on his list. (Reuters)

The first thing I will do after lockdown

Return home to family. Start a cycling club for meetings. Head to the salon. Meet teammates. Leaders from different walks of life share what’s on their to-do list once restrictions are lifted

Pune’s RESQ Charitable Trust had to reduce their staff to 15 from 45 as a precautionary measure.
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