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Canadian honours for book on Himalayas

Prolific writer Stephen Alter has won the prestigious Mountain Environment and Natural History Award at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival 2020 in Alberta, Canada, for his book "Wild Himalaya" (Aleph) that brings alive the greatest…

Circus shows on the verge of extinction

The lockdown due to coronavirus affected everyone's livelihood significantly. The lockdown has adversely affected the future of circuses as there is no audience for the shows. Many circus operators don't even have money to recharge their…

Career in Urban Planning

By Ranjan K Baruah People migrate to cities or big towns for better employment and other facilities. In recent times we have seen the growth of cities in many parts of the world. In India, we can see rapid urbanisation. There are positive…

‘Thriving on collaborations’

By Sukant Deepak He feels that nothing comes to life in isolation. That is not just art, everything that is fruitful is all about collaborations, he says. "And it is not that people do not understand the importance of partnering. The…

Ode to Oscar-nominee tabla maestro

By Siddhi Jain In a multi-artiste musical tribute to an artiste extraordinaire Pandit Chatur Lal, who was the first internationally acclaimed Indian percussionist who popularised tabla among the western audiences, a concert in his memory…

Of girls navigating cities…

By Sukant Deepak A trained engineer who went to IIM Calcutta, and after a decade long corporate career decided to pause and gift herself some "me time", not to mention a Creative Writing course in the US later — author Manreet Sodhi…

Virtual pandal-hopping

By Soudhriti Bhabani The Durga Puja festival has always been the greatest crowd-puller in West Bengal. But this year, the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has redefined the lives of millions. The religio-social-cultural phenomenon is known to be…

Low-key Dasara fest in Mysuru

Mysuru has been spruced and decked up even as it will host a subdued 10-day Dasara fest from Saturday amid the Covid pandemic, which has turned the annual carnival into a largely virtual show due to curbs on people gathering in large…