Day: September 11, 2018

Australian cartoonist under fire for Serena sketch

An Australian cartoonist faced withering criticism on Tuesday for portraying tennis superstar Serena Williams using, what Harry Potter author JK Rowling described as “racist and sexist tropes”. Mark Knight’s caricature, published in Melbourne’s Herald Sun newspaper on Monday, showed a butch and fat-lipped Williams throwing a temper tantrum at the US Open. In the midst […]

Thomas Jacob’s micro art is winning hearts in social media

Carving ink-stained chalks into figurines and shapes was a past time for Thomas Jacob. Over the years, the school student who used to carve the chalks into eye-catching works found that what he enjoyed the most was micro art. From chalks, he moved on to pencils and painstakingly chiselled the soft graphite into pieces of […]

When music is meditation

Stress seems to dog everyone these days — from young children to the elderly. Sangeetha Ramprasad comes to their rescue, bridging the world of Carnatic music with meditation, the art of stilling/calming the mind. Sangeetha had her initial training from her mother, vainika Revathi Srinivasan, an A-Top Grade artiste of AIR Chennai. Tutelage continued under […]

Wind, solar farms could bring rains to Sahara Desert

A massive wind and solar installation in the Sahara Desert would increase precipitation and vegetation in the world’s largest hot desert. The study, published in the journal Science, is among the first to model the climate effects of wind and solar installations while taking into account how vegetation responds to changes in heat and precipitation. […]

Chekutty’ to help weave together flood-ravaged Chendamangalam

Born out of the love for Chendamangalam handloom are dolls made of the soiled textile from the flood-ravaged looms. ‘Chekutty’, as the designers have named it, is ‘Chendamangalam Kutty’ and stands for all that the floods have left behind. “Chekutty has scars, Chekutty has stains. But Chekuty is each one of us who survived the […]

Sonam Kapoor’s Elegant Look Takes Us Back In Time

You can’t deny that Sonam Kapoor is one of Bollywood’s most stylish women and has been for a while now. In fact, Sonam’s fashion quotient puts her into the spotlight as much, or even more than her movie roles. That’s largely because of her incredible ability to shapeshift between looks. From princess gowns at Cannes […]

Starting Your Day With Tulsi Leaves May Do Wonders For Weight Loss

India and our wealth of healing herbs has attracted global interest since time immemorial. One such herb is Tulsi or the holy basil. People often plant tulsi in their backyard and balconies, and make use of the leaves in a number of ways. Tulsi is used extensively in Ayurveda for managing a variety of conditions. […]

‘Koottukarkku oru Kaithangu’; Students in kerala’s state capital writes notes for Flood affected area’s students

Albin Antony, a Class 9 student in Thiruvananthapuram’s coastal area, usually hates taking down notes. But on Sunday, September 9, he wrote notes the entire day. Albin was one of nearly 200 students who gathered at St Joseph’s Higher Secondary School to write notes for students in flood-ravaged Kuttanad. “I am among those known in […]

Girl Get raped in Hyderabad; Treatment expenses to be beared by police

In a shocking incident, a 16-year-old girl from Hyderabad was sexually assaulted and left with injuries. The survivor is currently undergoing treatment at a private hospital. As the 16-year-old hails from a poor family, the Neredmet police in Malkajgiri, Telangana, bore the expenses of the treatment, which cost Rs 20,000. Police have arrested the accused, […]