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Flash Back: The beats to her feet

Flash Back: The beats to her feet

 Sarukkai recalls when she met Pandit Bhimsen Joshi and Vidwan Lalgudi Jayaraman


LA GRANDE DAME OF WIEN

LA GRANDE DAME OF WIEN

 Its rich ambiance makes Vienna the home to the best of Western culture

Leaving on a hot air balloon

Leaving on a hot air balloon

 Floating 3,000 ft up in the air is no mean feat, especially if you are in a hot air balloon with two 75-kg LPG cylinders for company

Pitch Perfect

Pitch Perfect

 Powered by veteran musicians, a newly-opened school in the city focuses on both creativity and showmanship

Right to ownership

Right to ownership

 A handful of artists and activists in the city is taking up the onus of reclaiming public spaces by means of symbolic and creative action


Shrine a light

Shrine a light

 That a Muslim tomb is the most popular image of India may exasperate some, but the Taj Mahal is emblematic of the many kinds of pilgrimages we undertake

Guest Appearance: No hard feelings

Guest Appearance: No hard feelings

 The feisty rapper may have stepped on a few toes, but she believes in moving on and staying positive

The Ultimate Gaming Mini PC

The Ultimate Gaming Mini PC

 Here’s everything you need to build a compact PC gaming powerhouse

World is shrinking; we’re just 3.5 degrees apart: Facebook

World is shrinking; we’re just 3.5 degrees apart: Facebook

 A study conducted by the social networking giant found that thanks to the rise in its user base, every person in the world is now connected to every other person by an average o...


Physics behind perfect pancake may help save eyesight

Physics behind perfect pancake may help save eyesight

 Understanding how to make perfect pancakes could help improve surgical methods for treating glaucoma — an eye disease, which may result in damage to the optic nerve and vision l...

Twitter users decry reported plan to prioritise tweets

Twitter users decry reported plan to prioritise tweets

 The hashtag #RIPTwitter became the top trending US item on Twitter, after a report from BuzzFeed said the company is planning to change how it displays users’ tweets.

SHYING AWAY?

SHYING AWAY?

 Teaching communication skills and drama might help shy children overcome social anxiety

Health Tips

Health Tips

 Add more cinnamon to your diet as it lowers blood sugar levels and improves heart health


DON’T BE A GYM RAT BE A JUNGLE-GYM CAT

DON’T BE A GYM RAT BE A JUNGLE-GYM CAT

 As soon as you take your workout outside, you’ll start to feel those new muscles build from the inside

Health Tips

Health Tips

 Add ginger to your diet as it tackles digestive issues and other problems like loss of appetite, among others

THEY SWEEP THEY WEEP

THEY SWEEP THEY WEEP

 Six cleaning workers in Mumbai have died since the launch of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in October 2014. Mirror details their plight

DELETING HIS POSTS

DELETING HIS POSTS

 Visting Rohith Vemula’s campus and Facebook page together reveal that the world resisted the change he wanted to effect


Caste Unconscious

Caste Unconscious

 Last year, the Government of India added an important date to our list of annual celebrations. November 26, it declared, will henceforth be observed as Constitution Day.

Through my scanner, sharply

Through my scanner, sharply

 Pablo Bartholomew turned 60 last month. A Mumbai gallery will celebrate this milestone by exhibiting the same number of his portraits, but the photographer says eight of these r...

THE LOCAL GLUTTON

THE LOCAL GLUTTON

 The décor in this new eatery is minimal and clean, with black and white table-and-bench seating (no back rests) in a small outer section of four tables, and an even smaller ind...

Salad Days

Salad Days

 Embarking on a quest for fitter nutrition, Mirror takes to tracking some of the most inventive, fresh, healthy — and sometimes decadent — salads from around the city


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So fondue of cheese!

So fondue of cheese!

 Hold on to the last of the winter chill and revel in it with these excellent, innovative renditions of the classic Swiss cheese fondue around the city