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From pazham pori to kothu barotta, the tantalizing street foods popular in South India

Have you tried punugulu or gobi manchurian?

This Bengaluru artist's series on mental health is taking down taboos one alphabet at a time

It’s time to learn the ABCs of mental health.

When a school raises a Lion King: How the 'magic' of theatre helps autistic children

Theatre could help the children learn, get perspective, break boundaries, and expand their possibilities.

Don’t jump to judge: Why calling suicide a cowardly and selfish act is of no help to anyone

“One of my clients once told me, ‘Depression is such a tepid word for the agony which I am going through’.”

From MF Husain to Amrita Sher-Gil, this art exhibition has the best of India's modern artists

The exhibition will travel to Hyderabad on April 7.

'You won't get married, do you have thyroid?' What it's like growing up a fat kid in India

It might seem like a casual joke to you, but body-shaming is never fun for a kid.

Chocolate is an experience and it's healthy if you do it right, say these choco inventors

You've eaten chocolate but have you really eaten chocolate?

The rare breed of teenager not living on social media: Meet the kids who are breaking the norm

From avoiding distraction to taking a stand against cyber bullying, these teens have many reasons to keep away.

Mind the gap: Taking a break year post school is ‘legit’, and teens are embracing the trend

What comes after school? College, for many, but not these youngsters.

The search to extend lifespan is gaining ground, but can we truly reverse the biology of ageing?

Ageing research is often promoted as the key to the “eternal fountain of youth”, or an “elixir of immortality”.

The world's first glow-in-the-dark frog found in Argentina

A team of herpetologists made the headline-grabbing discovery in the outskirts of the city of Santa Fe, Argentina, while collecting frogs to research the biochemical cloricia in amphibians.

How tap and order food apps could be destroying our diet and health

Ask yourself before you tap – are you ordering smart, how much do you need and why do you order so frequently.

The science of gossip: four ways to make it less toxic

If we follow some simple steps we can take part in gossip without it ending in tears.

Of slings and wraps: These kangaroo mammas can't rave enough about babywearing

New moms say babywearing helps babies sleep better and has given them greater freedom to step outside.

How the choice of bacteria in your food can keep you healthy

Gut microbiota, the collection of symbiotic micro-organisms in our digestive tract, is known to play a crucial role in our digestive health.

Summer is coming: Time to get your pickle and pappadam fix

These are traditional foods that evolved as a way to preserve produce.

Everyone believes the myth of promiscuous males and coy females, but does the data hold?

Victorian attitudes influenced what scientists thought they were observing about sexual behaviors in the animal world. But modern techniques reveal the myth for what it is.

Meet the Kerala Collective trying to make sustainable menstruation a reality

Non-biodegradable, toxin-filled, disposable sanitary pads are a problem - but what’s the solution?

Do you look like your name?

This study shows that others’ perceptions of our first name is reflected in our faces.

What's behind phantom cellphone buzzes?

Have you ever experienced a phantom phone call or text?

Seven awesome trips from Chennai that you can make in just one day

Beautiful caves and rare birds.