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Losing a piece of Bengaluru: This 40-year-old city library is shutting down

After entertaining several generations of book addicts, Mecca Book House will shut shop in December.

Abid Hasan Safrani: The Hyderabad man who coined the rousing ‘Jai Hind!'

The rousing phrase came into existence simply because Bose wanted a uniform way to greet his soldiers. But 'Jai Hind!' came to mean so much more.

Video: Meet the Hyderabad artist making beautiful paintings on his nails

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Everyday abuse was normal for us: Growing up with an alcoholic parent

As far back as Ramya* can recall, drinking was a daily affair for her father, followed by beatings or shouting at her, her brother or their mother.

When 150 artistes come together for children with special needs, you get one amazing song

From actors like Upendra to singers like SP Balasubramaniam to classical icons like Pandit Jasraj, a galaxy of stars appear on this song.

7 natural ways to treat cracked heels

Dropping temperature in winter adds to the problem and can also lead to cracked heels that cause pain and discomfort.

4 decades after Billie Jean King’s triumph, women still fight for equal billing in sports

There have been gains, but attitudes still haven’t changed enough to make sport a welcome place for women.

A guide to meteor showers – what to look out for and when

We can see meteors in the night sky all year round, but at certain times of the year we get spectacular shows.

In black and white, this photo series lays bare the hard truths of manual scavenging

What he saw and heard as the cinematographer for the documentary ‘Kakkoos’ drove Kumar to build a rich chronicle of manual scavengers’ lives.

How much time should your child spend studying, including school hours?

Indian children are spending anything between 4 and 10 hours in school. Is there an ideal number of hours your child should be spending there?