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InSeason Fish’s fish calendar for September
InSeason Fish’s fish calendar for September

Monsoon catch

  • Know Your Fish and InSeason Fish, two India-based initiatives, are spreading awareness about seasonal and sustainable seafood
  • They publish monthly calendars of which fish should be eaten and which should be avoided

The SMS inbox, however, can get messy, with the numerous alerts, offers and services from different sources you have subscribed to for updates
The SMS inbox, however, can get messy, with the numerous alerts, offers and services from different sources you have subscribed to for updates

An app to put your text messages in order

  • This Android app from Microsoft helps users organize their SMSes and sort them into categories
  • A product from the Microsoft Garage project, the app was developed by an eight-member team from Hyderabad

Tourists in Rainbow Village (Photo: iStock)
Tourists in Rainbow Village (Photo: iStock)

The many surprises of Taipei and Taichung

  • Taiwan’s second largest city embraces design with themed cafes, a painted village, and ultra-modern national theater
  • From glittering skyscraper to a temple that holds the answers to all questions, essentials for a Taipei itinerary

Artist Pallavi Paul at her residence in Delhi (Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint)
Artist Pallavi Paul at her residence in Delhi (Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint)

Mrs Gandhi’s double and other stories

  • Pallavi Paul, a Delhi-based video artist is working on a documentary film that explores the experiences of policewomen during the Emergency
  • She chose the topic because she wanted to initiate a dialogue about the power of the police and “their role as psycho-geographers”

‘Representative From Hell’, oil on canvas, 1965
‘Representative From Hell’, oil on canvas, 1965

Drawn from the theatre of life

  • A new exhibition, curated by Ranjit Hoskote, will look at the play of texture and form in Jogen Chowdhury’s pictorial universe
  • In the clusters of nearly 150 works on display, one will get to see the range and depth of the artist’s oeuvre

Smog at Mahim in Mumbai in January (Photo: Hindustan Times)
Zarina (centre) and Ronnie Screwvala interacting with the Gokulwada village community, which received drinking water at their homes for the first time with the support of the Swades Foundation.courtesy swades foundation
Zarina (centre) and Ronnie Screwvala interacting with the Gokulwada village community, which received drinking water at their homes for the first time with the support of the Swades Foundation.courtesy swades foundation

The 360-degree sweep of philanthropy

How lessons from being a first-generation entrepreneur have helped Ronnie Screwvala transform rural life in Raigad through his Swades Foundation

(from left) Marlene Dietrich, Anna May Wong and Leni Riefenstahl in Berlin in 1928.
(from left) Marlene Dietrich, Anna May Wong and Leni Riefenstahl in Berlin in 1928.

Twentieth century women

Marlene Dietrich, Leni Riefenstahl and Anna May Wong come alive in this sparkling novel

Shetty has been working with objects collected from Mumbai’s flea markets since his student days
Shetty has been working with objects collected from Mumbai’s flea markets since his student days

Carving out fragments OF MEMORY

  • Sudarshan Shetty’s ongoing show at GALLERYSKE allows the viewer to make personal connections with the carved objects on display
  • These are replicas of objects collected by the artist over the years from flea markets in Mumbai

A Kashmiri family in Srinagar talks to relatives on a landline phone on 17 August.
A Kashmiri family in Srinagar talks to relatives on a landline phone on 17 August.

When Kashmir speaks: The other side of a lockdown

Amidst conflicting reports and a breakdown in communication, Kashmiris outside the valley are raising their voices on social media, helping each other and letting the world know what it is being unable to access—their own truth

Polished wood and leather dominate Punkah House’s décor
Polished wood and leather dominate Punkah House’s décor

A different kind of fandom

  • A new Bengaluru restaurant carves out a food-led identity instead of taking the microbrewery route
  • The food identity of the restaurant isn’t beholden to one chef’s vision—the entire team of chefs at the F&B company worked for months to curate an experimental menu

Kiran Nagarkar at his residence in Worli, Mumbai, in May. (Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)
Kiran Nagarkar at his residence in Worli, Mumbai, in May. (Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)

Opinion | How #MeToo changed mourning

The needle of suspicion cannot simply be wished away or ignored—it has to be confronted. The events of last year force us to reckon with the harder question of #WhatNext?

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The tea bag is one of those things that we can only view in black or white. (iStock)
‘Dholl puri’ is a ubiquitous item of Mauritian street food.  (Nandita Iyer)
The shopfront of the Sienna store and café.  (Photo: Ankit Datta/Mint)
The shopfront of the Sienna store and café. (Photo: Ankit Datta/Mint)

How to make a boutique ‘paara’

  • Hindustan Park in Kolkata has transitioned from a middle class neighborhood to a buzzy area full of hipster cafes and boutiques
  • The transformation, though similar to that of Hauz Khas Village in Delhi, has its own charm and peculiarities

Maya is an Indian women’s health tracker owned (ironically enough) by women-only jobs and community platform Sheroes
Annie Zaidi’s book draws a portrait of the country’s fractious present. Photo: Hindustan Times
Annie Zaidi’s book draws a portrait of the country’s fractious present. Photo: Hindustan Times

The beginning of an end foretold

  • Annie Zaidi’s new novel portrays the changing dynamics of an Indian town poisoned by communal tensions
  • Zaidi shows that the tragedy is precipitated as much by years of misinformation as by petty envies and avarice

Visitors at the press preview of the Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ exhibition in Paris in February. Photo: Getty
Visitors at the press preview of the Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ exhibition in Paris in February. Photo: Getty

Now take a walk through Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’

  • Augmented and mixed reality is being used by museums, galleries and entrepreneurs to change the way we experience art
  • Online art galleries and advisories like Eikowa now have visualisation tools that enable you to see how a particular work will look on the walls of your home

Teams from the US, France, Britain, Japan, Australia and China compete in the Cowes leg of the SailGP. Courtesy SailGP
Teams from the US, France, Britain, Japan, Australia and China compete in the Cowes leg of the SailGP. Courtesy SailGP

SailGP: Five sailors in a catamaran

  • A competition touted as the Formula One of sailing promises viewers high speeds and immersive access
  • The first season of the championship culminates in a grand final in Marseille, France next weekend