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A crop from Buddhadev Mukherjee's series “Within — Without” (6), 2020; oil on canvas
A crop from Buddhadev Mukherjee's series “Within — Without” (6), 2020; oil on canvas

Opinion | Buddhadev Mukherjee’s elastic people

The Delhi-based artist's standout work in the online show 'In Touch' is a testament to the stillness and deep introspection wrought by the covid-19 lockdown

Clinic clowns Julia Wille (standing, second from left).
Clinic clowns Julia Wille (standing, second from left).

The happy hug of a clinic clown

As dementia rates rise worldwide, clinic clowns are helping to induce positive emotions and create a sense of wellbeing among patients

The protagonist Lovely and her sister Beauty are the obvious casualties of patriarchy in ‘Hellfire’.
Thelonious Monk performing at Minton’s Playhouse jazz club in New York in 1947.
Thelonious Monk performing at Minton’s Playhouse jazz club in New York in 1947.

Opinion | A ‘new’ album by one of jazz’s greatest pianists

An unreleased recording by Thelonious Monk surfaces. And reminds us again of how important a jazz musician he was.

Rising temperatures and hot, humid heatwaves are a growing threat to India as climate change accelerates. (Photo: Getty Images)
Rising temperatures and hot, humid heatwaves are a growing threat to India as climate change accelerates. (Photo: Getty Images)

Is extreme heat making India unlivable?

2020 is on track to becoming one of the hottest years ever recorded globally. But nowhere is extreme heat and humidity as much a threat as in India

Ubriaco at Borough Market, London (Photo: Alamy)
Sports professionals play for the contest, so even stadiums forced by the pandemic to remain empty have not come in the way of riveting games. Getty Images
Sports professionals play for the contest, so even stadiums forced by the pandemic to remain empty have not come in the way of riveting games. Getty Images

Opinion | A stranger, quieter, clearer sporting world

Sport looks lonely with no crowds and athletes now have to find everything from within

A pre-draped ‘lungi’.
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Opinion | No sleep for the tired

In this week’s Mother of Invention, the author tries to turn into a morning person in search of solitude

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A doctor collects the information from a health care worker before taking samples for immunoglobulin (Ig) blood test against coronavirus, at Barzulla Bone and Joint Hospital, in Srinagar, India, on Monday, June 15, 2020. Authorities organised testing health care workers as positive cases and deaths has been increasing in the Jammu and Kashmir. (Photo by Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
A doctor collects the information from a health care worker before taking samples for immunoglobulin (Ig) blood test against coronavirus, at Barzulla Bone and Joint Hospital, in Srinagar, India, on Monday, June 15, 2020. Authorities organised testing health care workers as positive cases and deaths has been increasing in the Jammu and Kashmir. (Photo by Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)

Healing Kashmir on a 2G connection

In the absence of high-speed internet, WhatsApp is helping doctors from Jammu & Kashmir fight covid-19

It is established that dementia rates are rising worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, 50 million people already suffer from dementia, with 10 million new cases being added every year
It is established that dementia rates are rising worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, 50 million people already suffer from dementia, with 10 million new cases being added every year

The happy hug of a clinic clown

As dementia rates rise worldwide, clinic clowns are helping to induce positive emotions and create a sense of well-being among patients

S.P. Balasubrahmanyam was one of the most popular Indian playback singers of all time
Despite all the hysteria over it, CBD oil is legal in India  (Istockphoto)
The shortlisted titles for the JCB Prize of Literature 2020
Photo: Rhea Dalal
Photo: Rhea Dalal

Opinion | The ritual of Parsi ‘choi’

Tea time is an indulgent affair for Parsis. Come evening, a full tea service is laid out complete with snacks and bone china crockery

Zucchini and eggplant in chermoula.
Zucchini and eggplant in chermoula.

Opinion | The challenge of Chermoula

Indians regard their vegetarian cuisines as supreme, but little can match the joys of vegetables grilled with one of the world’s simplest marinades

HandKey’s brass clamp is housed in an ABS plastic case and doesn’t come in direct contact with a user’s skin.
A doctor with a healthcare worker at a Srinagar hospital in June. Hindustan Times
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