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Lakshminarayan’s debut novel The Ten Percent Thief has been shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, an honour she shares with seminal author Amitav Ghosh
Indian author Lavanya Lakshminarayan shortlisted for one of the most prestigious awards in scienc...
Lakshminarayan’s debut novel The Ten Percent Thief has been shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, an honour she shares with seminal author Amitav Ghosh
People pleasers demonstrate a pattern of self-sacrifice and self-effacement that is, in the end, unhealthy and utterly defeating
As a people pleaser, I was constantly deprioritising myself. Here’s how I finally stopped
People pleasers demonstrate a pattern of self-sacrifice and self-effacement that is, in the end, unhealthy and utterly defeating
We put a soundtrack to disappointments, we accept when we are heartbroken and we point the finger at those who are to blame
How to get over a breakup? There are new terms like ‘loud breakups’ and ‘cobwebbing’ to help
We put a soundtrack to disappointments, we accept when we are heartbroken and we point the finger at those who are to blame
She chugs spicy drinks in pubs, stumbles upon magical trees in parks and falls over in bowling alleys. Twinkle Khanna shows us the new life she’s been building in London and shares stories from her favourite haunts in the city
Twinkle Khanna shows us around her top spots in London like a bona fide local
She chugs spicy drinks in pubs, stumbles upon magical trees in parks and falls over in bowling alleys. Twinkle Khanna shows us the new life she’s been building in London and shares stories from her favourite haunts in the city
Gentle reader, I have thoughts
Bridgerton season 3: Has the show gone from groundbreaking to repetitive?
Gentle reader, I have thoughts
What happens when artificial intelligence designed to help your romantic life develops a romantic life of its own?
Would your Bumble AI like to go out with my Bumble AI?
What happens when artificial intelligence designed to help your romantic life develops a romantic life of its own?
This time not only supports our dreams and goals but also helps us realise what we are truly capable of
The Jupiter-Sun conjunction is the luckiest day of 2024. Here’s what you should and shouldn’t do
This time not only supports our dreams and goals but also helps us realise what we are truly capable of
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Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck divorce rumours have begun
What about the greatest love story never told?
Julia Quinn, the author of the original book series, spilled the beans
The Bridgerton season 4 love story has already been picked
Julia Quinn, the author of the original book series, spilled the beans
According to the actor, there’s still a lot of pressure to make the female protagonist sweet and likeable in a romcom
Ambika Mod knows you cried a lot while watching One Day. And it makes her very happy
According to the actor, there’s still a lot of pressure to make the female protagonist sweet and likeable in a romcom
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“For some weird reason, I don’t think it’s the end. The realistic part of me says it is, but the idealistic part of me will never lose hope”
Amita Suman has faith that it’s not the end of the road for Shadow and Bone
“For some weird reason, I don’t think it’s the end. The realistic part of me says it is, but the idealistic part of me will never lose hope”
The Umbrella Academy actor believes that being badass in the modern world is about being courageous and authentic
Ritu Arya’s characters provide a cinematic outlet for women’s pent-up rage in the real world
The Umbrella Academy actor believes that being badass in the modern world is about being courageous and authentic
She calls them “minor keys in a major-key world, like the black keys on a piano”
Why Anjana Vasan has always been drawn to underdog characters
She calls them “minor keys in a major-key world, like the black keys on a piano”
These questions are the answer to your doubts...
80 important questions for couples that can help them decide if they’re soulmates
These questions are the answer to your doubts...
Some cities help you grow, but then there are those where you grow your roots. Pune was the one for this Delhi-Mumbai girl
Mumbai vs Pune: Mumbai healed my heart, but Pune saved my soul
Some cities help you grow, but then there are those where you grow your roots. Pune was the one for this Delhi-Mumbai girl
From fresh and flavourful summer menus to fine dining vegetarian cuisine, breezy bars and a quaint sandwich shop, there is lots in store this month
24 new restaurants in India to dine at this May—across Mumbai, Delhi-NCR, Jaipur, Goa and Bengaluru
From fresh and flavourful summer menus to fine dining vegetarian cuisine, breezy bars and a quaint sandwich shop, there is lots in store this month
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Latest OTT releases this week: 8 new movies and TV shows to watch on Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar, Pr...
From epic clashes between legendary titans to intimate dramas set in Regency-era London, this week’s digital releases promise to be worthy contenders for your watchlist
In our open relationship, we have one rule: no sleeping with someone else in our bed. So why did I break it?
In an open relationship, is there really such a thing as cheating?
In our open relationship, we have one rule: no sleeping with someone else in our bed. So why did I break it?
The terror of inherited trauma always made me keep my mother at arm’s length. Now, with both of us older and wiser, there’s a new dynamic to our relationship
I used to be terrified of turning into my mother. Now, I’m older and know better
The terror of inherited trauma always made me keep my mother at arm’s length. Now, with both of us older and wiser, there’s a new dynamic to our relationship
The terror of inherited trauma always made me keep my mother at arm’s length. Now, with both of us older and wiser, there’s a new dynamic to our relationship
I used to be terrified of turning into my mother. Now, I’m older and know better
The terror of inherited trauma always made me keep my mother at arm’s length. Now, with both of us older and wiser, there’s a new dynamic to our relationship
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6 books to read while travelling this summer, recommended by novelist Avni Doshi
The Booker Prize-shortlisted novelist sees you off on your travels with reading recommendations personalised to your destination this summer
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This travelling women’s retreat combines sun, sand and spiritualism
In the heart of the Mediterranean, a sisterhood gathers to pray, paint watercolours and pursue peace through spiritualism. An artist reflects on the heaven to be found within The Women Sanctuary
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Hailey Bieber and Justin Bieber are expecting their first child
Alexa play “Baby” by Justin Bieber
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38 craft-forward home decor items that will look great in any corner of your house
Want to spruce up your favourite corner at home? These decor accessories that celebrate India’s craft legacy will double up as conversation starters
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The most powerful zodiac signs
“Power” may mean different things to different people but some zodiac signs are hardwired to succeed at everything they do. Does yours make the cut?
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Pleasure mapping showed me exactly what makes me horny
There is something empowering and meditative about being able to focus on and understand your own body
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Ncuti Gatwa on Doctor Who: “The Doctor twirling in a kilt to EDM is something we need to see”
Will the Sex Education actor succeed in bringing Doctor Who to a new generation of Gen Zers as the Fifteenth Doctor?
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Met Gala 2024: The very best social media reactions to the red-carpet looks
Below, find the very best tweets celebrating all that's bold, beautiful and bizarre from this year's event
Hunter Abrams and Poupay Jutharat capture an inside look of the 2024 Met Gala
An exclusive look inside the 2024 Met Gala
Hunter Abrams and Poupay Jutharat capture an inside look of the 2024 Met Gala
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Latest OTT releases this week: 11 new movies and TV shows to watch on Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar, P...
Crime thrillers, romantic comedies, profound dramas and more, this week’s OTT titles are competing for the top spot on your watch list
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5 emotional dependency signs that will help you determine if you need to work on yourself
Do you believe that your partner completes you? You may have slipped into an emotional dependency without knowing it
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The upcoming Pluto retrograde could actually be good. Here’s what it means for your zodiac sign
Thankfully, Pluto’s retrograde isn’t as extreme as Mercury’s
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The new moon of May 7 is a money-manifesting one. How can you harness its powers?
This new moon in Taurus is particularly potent since it’s the first one after the eclipse window
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I’m a passive pal and find it very hard to hang out with my friends one-on-one
For as long as I can remember, I have only ever hung out with my friends in groups, rarely one-on-one. Finally, I enlist help to excavate my passive pal origin story
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Challengers is turning sweat into this Spring’s sexiest accessory
I never really had crushes on athletes growing up, so I was shocked to find myself all worked up at the sight of Josh O’Connor perspiring in a sauna
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9 new art shows in India to add to your May 2024 calendar
Artist tributes, sculptures, photographs and glimpses of the past…this month’s exhibitions salute the best in the cultural world
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Practising active listening can help you improve your relationships
Getting out of your thoughts, letting go of judgment and being empathetic are all integral facets of learning how to listen to others
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Airbnb announces 11 iconic properties, including Up’s floating house and Janhvi Kapoor’s Chennai ...
Earlier today, Airbnb announced a new category of experiences hosted by some of the most phenomenal names in music, film, television, art and sports
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Your May horoscope is here—see where the stars are guiding you
It’s a wrap on chaotic Aries season. This month is all about feeling grounded and letting your inner free spirit out to play
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The upcoming Pluto retrograde could actually be a good thing. Here’s what it means for your zodia...
Thankfully, Pluto’s retrograde isn’t as extreme as Mercury’s
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Bridgerton star Simone Ashley reveals the Indian dishes she can’t get enough of
The actor, who splits her time between London and Los Angeles, has found an alternative way of staying connected to her Tamilian roots: food
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Here’s your May 2024 zodiac self-love message
May speaks of empowerment, success and purification; an opportunity to celebrate life again
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‘Main Hoon Na’ and the beauty of chosen family
20 years ago on this day, Main Hoon Na arrived in theatres and became a template for friendships forged in college, far away from home
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Should I book a trip based on my zodiac sign?
There’s a chance you may enjoy your vacations even more if you make your plans for travel based on your zodiac sign
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Latest OTT releases this week: 9 new movies and TV shows to watch on Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar, Pr...
Dive into a dynamic mix of espionage, comedy, drama, horror and more with this week’s OTT offerings
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Simone Ashley: Representing Indian women has been such a joy
She was catapulted into the stratosphere as Bridgerton’s leading lady in 2022, but Simone Ashley is quite enjoying the descent as the spotlight shifts to a new couple this season. Speaking with Grammy Award nominee and fellow South Asian artiste Anoushka Shankar, she reflects on navigating fame, where she’s headed next and if her path will lead her to India
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187 random questions to ask that double as ice-breakers
There’s a question for every situation
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What if dating apps could be compared to your favourite movie characters?
Of course, Geet, who launches into a train of thought on matters most mundane to Aditya, is Bumble
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Is “Why do you love me?” a safe question to ask your partner?
If someone can’t tell you why they love you, does that mean they do not love you?
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Phool from ‘Laapataa Ladies’ and Bella Baxter from ‘Poor Things’ are my feminist role icons
It may only be April but Phool Kumari and Bella Baxter taking different routes to feminism and still arriving at their destination is pure cinematic magic
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Phool from Laapataa Ladies and Bella Baxter from Poor Things are my feminist icons of the year
It may only be April but Phool Kumari and Bella Baxter taking different routes to feminism and still arriving at their destination is pure cinematic magic
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Benny Blanco was the ‘last to know’ he was in love with Selena Gomez
He doesn’t seem to care what her fans think
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Have low-maintenance friendships gone too far?
Three experts tell us how to deal with friends who don’t show up without overwhelming them and not being a pushover yourself
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How to travel based on your zodiac sign
There’s a chance you may enjoy your vacations even more if you make your plans for travel based on your zodiac sign
three women in black dresses standing next to each other
Practising active listening can help you improve your relationships
Getting out of your thoughts, letting go of judgment and being empathetic are all integral facets of learning how to listen to others
a woman standing in front of a white wall wearing colorful dress and green shoes with her arms crossed
He sees all my Instagram Stories but never says anything. What does it mean?
The first thing you should do to answer this question is to analyse the context of his past, or how you met and why you stopped talking to each other
You don’t have to gaze into a crystal ball or read tarot cards to be psychic. Everyone has a gift; you just don’t know yours yet Khan, Asia Girl, Ali, Beautiful Girl Face
The zodiac signs’ most innate psychic gifts. Where do you stand?
You don’t have to gaze into a crystal ball or read tarot cards to be psychic. Everyone has a gift; you just don’t know yours yet
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This Kolkata bookstore is run by an elderly couple that loves nature and wants you to feel the sa...
Vinita is the eyes and ears of the nature-focused Earthcare Books while Bharat likes to work from his nook under the staircase
Keep these things in mind for a successful first date First Date, One
How to face a first date without expectations (and without nerves)
Keep these things in mind for a successful first date
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Latest OTT releases this week: 11 new movies and TV shows to watch on Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar an...
The brand-new Kung Fu Panda instalment, a live-action manga adaptation and a coming-of-age series—this week features titles spread across multiple genres