Lifestyle, Travel, Fashion and Food

Should I kill spiders in my home? An entomologist explains why not to

If you can stomach it, it’s OK to have spiders in your home. In fact, it’s normal.

From giving back to earning credits, why these students are doing a rural internship

Under the Swachh Bharat internship, students will spend 100 hours between May 1 and July 31 conducting sanitation activities in rural areas.

‘People refused to believe in my talent since I am a woman’: Sculptor Kanaka Murthy

One of the most celebrated sculptors in India, Kanaka has won several awards, including the Karnataka Jakanachari Award and the Rajyotsava Award.

Yanny or Laurel? It’s your brain not your ears that decides

Where you come down on the latest internet hullabaloo depends on how your brain fills in gaps in the sounds you hear.

Infertility through the ages – and how IVF changed the way we think about it

It's 40 years since the birth of Louise Brown, the world's first test tube baby. But this long read explains how infertility has a much longer history.

Montblanc opens two new boutiques in Chennai, launches new line in writing instruments

While Montblanc started as a writing instrument company, they’ve expanded into leather goods as well.

The Subramania Bharati copyright conundrum: Who gains from this celebrated author’s works?

An excerpt from the new book ‘Who Owns that Song?’ that looks at how the state gained control of the poet’s work and put it out in the public domain.

Channapatna toys to Bastar art, this Bengaluru store sells only GI tagged products

The newly-opened store currently sells 40 GI tagged products and hopes to add 10 more to its inventory by the end of this month.

Chugging through TN’s Integral Coach Factory, India’s oldest train-making facility

What makes this coach manufacturing factory in Perambur so special? “Everyone travels by the coaches we’ve made, no?” points out an employee.

Why women should not ignore increasing body weight and constant mood swings

An estimated 20-25% of Indian women of reproductive age suffer from PCOS.