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The plot of ‘Rising Heat’ is drawn from Perumal Murugan’s life. (Priyanka Parashar/Mint)
Neil Young performing at Hyde Park, London, on 12 July 2019. (Getty Images)
Neil Young performing at Hyde Park, London, on 12 July 2019. (Getty Images)

Opinion | A refreshing blast from Mister Young’s past

Neil Young releases an album he recorded in the mid-70s but never published. ‘Homegrown’ is a bittersweet and intimate record that should delight his fans

Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne scores the opening goal against Liverpool. Getty Images
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Courtesy ketlee.in

Opinion | Zen and tasting time with aged tea

Smoked in bamboo barrels or pressed and fermented, these teas qualify for a mid-morning meditation ritual

Bitter vegetables, like bitter gourd, are considered liver cleansers. (Alamy )
The digital mode could turn fashion’s insular bubble on its head, introducing an inclusive, level playing field. (Istockphoto)
The digital mode could turn fashion’s insular bubble on its head, introducing an inclusive, level playing field. (Istockphoto)

What is ‘Phygital’ fashion?

A portmanteau of ‘physical’ and ‘digital’, this new buzzword may forever alter our experience of fashion

Judith Light in 'The Politician'
Judith Light in 'The Politician'

Opinion | 'The Politician' finally delivers on its promise

With this smarter, more brisk second season, 'The Politician' appears to have a clearer manifesto

We endlessly weigh the pros and cons of an urban life versus one with access to more space. (Istockphoto)
We endlessly weigh the pros and cons of an urban life versus one with access to more space. (Istockphoto)

Opinion | Do butterflies bite?

With the pandemic changing the fabric of our lives, we wait for normalcy to return, unsure what normal will mean in the future

A boy uses solar filter glasses to view a rare ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse at a school in Mumbai on 26 December 2019. getty images
The South Pole is warming faster than the global average. (Getty Images)
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Actor Chhabi Biswas reclining on a 'paash baalish' in a scene from Satyajit Ray's movie 'Jalsaghar'.
Actor Chhabi Biswas reclining on a 'paash baalish' in a scene from Satyajit Ray's movie 'Jalsaghar'.

Opinion | Why the ‘paash baalish’ will outlast the pandemic

Mamata Banerjee’s invocation of the Bengalis’ beloved ‘side pillow’ is an example of a cultural metaphor well chosen for political ends

Software developer and model Seema Hari says she wanted to become invisible as a child. Credit: Mario Browne (Mario Browne)
Software developer and model Seema Hari says she wanted to become invisible as a child. Credit: Mario Browne (Mario Browne)

'Lovely & Dark' in fairness-obsessed India

Even as Fair & Lovely rebrands itself, a software developer, an artist and a writer share their experiences as dark-skinned women in a country where fairness is social capital

Children use a makeshift boat to cross a flood-affected area of Mayong village in Morigaon District of Assam (PTI)
'Defence Of Kozelsk' on left is a 16th century miniature depicting a Mongol attack on Russia; and another painting from the period portraying the capture of a Russian city by the Mongols. Photographs from Wikimedia Commons
'Defence Of Kozelsk' on left is a 16th century miniature depicting a Mongol attack on Russia; and another painting from the period portraying the capture of a Russian city by the Mongols. Photographs from Wikimedia Commons

Opinion | What the Mongol invasion and coronavirus have in common

The Mongol invasion of Europe produced fake news and widespread denial—somewhat like the current pandemic

A robust Environment Impact Assessment is needed to prevent environmental catastrophes like the Baghjan gas leak in Assam. Getty Images
Patanjali has been selling drugs for ailments such as dengue and chikungunya. Photo: Hindustan Times
Scuderia Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc on track during the F1 winter testing in February. Photo from Getty Images
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