• Sat, Feb 24, 2018
  • Mapping the changing nature of local neighbourhoods

    Updated: Feb, 24, 201807:45 AM

    American artist and educator Laura C Wright uses fibre arts, digital technology, visual media and participatory practices to offer a platform to ‘amplify’ the stories that emerge from changing...
    Mapping the changing nature of local neighbourhoods
    The artist, who was in the city recently, said that art education, especially in schools, should be promoted, as innovation stems from creativity.Wright’s industrial neighbourhood of Georgetown, California, is her muse – one, which throws up tough questions, which the artist raises through her community and individual projects. Point in case, the Camoufleur: Duwamish Bend War Housing, an ongoing site-specific fiber installation, aerial photographs and interactive map, creating a mock-up of the apartments near the formerly camouflaged Boeing Plant. “In World War II, there were worries that the Boeing Plant in Georgetown will be attacked by Japanese bombers. A camouflage village was created atop the plant, hiding it from aerial surveillance and nearby, a group of low-income housing complexes were created for the workers of the facility....
  • Rise of young foodpreneurs Rise of young foodpreneurs
    Updated: Feb, 23, 201808:00 AM

    To start something on your own just after college or while pursuing studies is a daunting prospect for most of us. But many youngsters in the city are pushing the envelope and turning entrepreneurs....

  • Millennials in India will postpone a break-up, but not cancel a trip Millennials in India will postpone a break-up, but not cancel a trip
    Updated: Feb, 23, 201807:15 AM

    A recent survey observing the travel preferences and behaviour of Indians in the last year has revealed that over 85 per cent of them booked travel online, while a considerable section was willing to...

  • Urban breed of new-age professionals are straying off the beaten path Urban breed of new-age professionals are straying off the beaten path
    Updated: Feb, 23, 201807:00 AM

    A decade ago, it was the rise of creative minds—poets and writers, filmmakers and actors, dancers and musicians–who were heralded as the ones who dared to pursue their passion over settling for a...

  • Khaled Hosseini pens 'intensely moving' refugee story Khaled Hosseini pens 'intensely moving' refugee story
    Updated: Feb, 22, 201806:39 PM

    The author of The Kite Runner , A Thousand Splendid Suns , and And the Mountains Echoed is all set to return with a new book later this year. Billed as a lyrical and intensely moving story ...

  • Film on Cauvery asks to save ‘dying mother’ Film on Cauvery asks to save ‘dying mother’
    Updated: Feb, 21, 201808:00 AM

    In the middle of never-ending disputes of how river Cauvery will be shared, a film titled The Story of Kaveri, has been created by Reforest India, which sheds light on the real question: what are we...

  • Science of Parenting: Is boarding school good for your child? Science of Parenting: Is boarding school good for your child?
    Updated: Feb, 21, 201807:00 AM

    ‘If you don’t behave yourself, I will send you to a boarding school!’ This is an oft-repeated refrain by parents who feel pushed to the limit. The child cries at the thought of the separation and...

  • Taking carnatic music to to every nook and corner Taking carnatic music to to every nook and corner
    Updated: Feb, 20, 201808:00 AM

    Apoorva Krishna, the first Indian to bag the prestigious Tarisio scholarship, wishes to propagate Carnatic music across the country, especially among the differently abled and less privileged

  • Kolam gets a French connection Kolam gets a French connection
    Updated: Feb, 19, 201807:30 AM

    An ardent follower of music, dance and culture, Chantal Jumel, who is fascinated by the intricacies of kolam, has included the method of drawing it in her paintings

  • Height of adventure on Himalayas Height of adventure on Himalayas
    Updated: Feb, 18, 201808:30 AM

    For adventure enthusiasts, there is no greater joy than what one experiences after finishing a trek to a peak and staring down into the vast openness. And trekking in a country like ours can be truly...