New Delhi: A magnificently elegant interior dotted with all things artistic -- surreal paintings, graffiti and moving quotations etched on its walls -- houses, to the wonder of many, young and enthusiastic children happily learning tidbits of art. And from whom? No, not amateur teachers but top professional artists. Enter the recently opened, "The Art Hub" in the Greater Kailash area of south Delhi. It is an ocean of bliss and charm amidst our mundane day-to-day lives, signifying every aspect of art in its totality.

New Delhi: Marketing is all about storytelling, says London-based writer of Indian origin Vish Dhamija, who once aspired to be a doctor and then a lawyer and who today successfully combines the career of a digital marketer with that of a bestselling author, having churned out five works of crime fiction, with another on the way later this year.

 ಬಾಲ್ಯ ವಿವಾಹ ವಿರುದ್ಧ ತಿರುಗಿ ಬಿದ್ದ ಪುಟ್ಟ ತುಳಸಿಯ ನಿಜ ಕಥೆಯಿದು...    ಈ ಪುಟ್ಟ ಗೌರಿ ಇನ್ನೇನು ಹಸಮಣೆಗೆ ಏರಬೇಕಿತ್ತು! ಆ ಘಟನೆ ಮಾತ್ರ ಅವಳ ಜೀವನದಲ್ಲಿ ಎಷ್ಟು ಪರಿಮಾಣ ಬೀರಿತೆಂದರೆ ಆಕೆ ಆ ಸಮಾಜಿಕ ಪಿಡುಗಿನ ವಿರುದ್ಧ ಹೋರಾಟದ ಮುಂಚೂಣಿಗೆ ಬರುವುದಷ್ಟೇ ಅಲ್ಲ! ತಾನೇ ಬಾಲ್ಯ ವಿವಾಹವನ್ನು ಧಿಕ್ಕರಿಸಿ ಮತ್ತೆ ಶಾಲೆಯತ್ತ ಹೆಜ್ಜೆ ಬೆಳೆಸಿದಳು !!  ಈಗ ಬಾಲ್ಯ ವಿವಾಹ ವಿರುದ್ಧದ 'ಬೀದಿ ನಾಟಕಗಳಲ್ಲೂ' ತನ್ನ ಗೆಳತಿಯರ ಜತೆ ಸಂದೇಶ ನೀಡಹೊರಟಿದ್ದಾಳೆ.!

I ran at Olympic speed for a bus but missed it, so I had to pretend that I always go jogging in a business suit and I ended up a sweaty mess a kilometre from the transport hub. I hate travel. Once at an airport I was chased by R2-D2, and he had a gun. This is not a joke. Terminal three of the international airport at Shenzhen in southern China has a face-recognising robot wandering around. It looks like the robot in "Star Wars", but rather than making cute, bird-like warbles, it has face-recognition cameras and a Taser gun to zap you with.

Book: Gods Own Kitchen; Auhtor: Rashmi Bansal; Publisher: Westland; Pages: 263; Price: Rs 350 Rajiv Gandhi, as a newly-elected MP, often spoke extempore at conferences and seminar. At one such event, an international conference on tourism and mountaineering in the Himalayas, he had this, perhaps apocryphal story to tell (in what context, I can't recollect):

Basar (Arunachal Pradesh): Starting with the locally-famous "achin pinam" (spiced rice) to smoked beef platters, or the "amin" made out of rice cake and chicken, every dish cooked in Arunachal Pradesh's Basar town gives out a flavour of the hills and wilderness that surrounds the place.

New Delhi: Shahid Kapoor's wife Mira's "puppy" comment regarding motherhood courted controversy. But it doesn't take away from the fact that young mothers are always in a dilemma over how to manage work-life balance. Experts suggest they shouldn't worry much. Mira earlier this month at an event said she is fine with being a stay-at-home mother for daughter Misha.

New Delhi: Music is all about rhythmic collaboration, and no music -- even fusion -- is bad if justice is done to the symphonic pieces by the performers, Tabla maestro Tanmoy Bose believes. "Good music in any form will serve its purpose of preserving our heritage. Fusion music is a melange of sounds from different genres as it exposes the audience to different forms of music which they are not aware of," Bose told in an interview. Bose, who lives in Kolkata, was recently in the national capital to perform at the HCL Concerts.

Bhadrakali temple Warangal

Warangal, which is under a list of tentative sites submitted to UNESCO for declaration as a World Heritage Site, is surprisingly not on the map of an average Indian tourist. It is merely 150 kms from Hyderabad. Its Kazipet Railway Station is in the trunk rail route (the towns Kazipet, Hanumakonda and Warangal together are counted as Warangal Urban area). The stone Gate of Warangal Fort is a part of the State Emblem of Telengana.

Men are more likely than women to have comprehensive knowledge about HIV/AIDS; yet the disease is more prevalent among men, an analysis of government data shows. The National Family Health Survey 2015-16 (NFHS-4) takes comprehensive knowledge to mean knowledge regarding consistent use of a condom during every sexual intercourse. Nationwide, 21 per cent of women and 32 per cent of men have comprehensive knowledge of HIV/AIDS, the survey showed.

Dakhla (Morocco): This quiet town, situated at the tip of a narrow peninsula abutting the Atlantic Ocean and part of the Western Sahara, is buzzing with sudden activity with over 1,000 delegates from across the world descending on it for a forum to deliberate on development in Africa and South-South cooperation.

New York: Do you have the habit of constantly checking Facebook or other social media sites while driving, in a work meeting, or at other times? Beware, it could lead to a deficiency in the balance between two systems in the brain, researchers warn. The findings showed that when there is an imbalance between two cognitive-behavioural systems in the human brain, there is a higher rate of problematic use of social networking sites. 

New Delhi: When you do six shows a year, there's not enough time for creative enterprise, an industry expert had once said. The Indian fashion industry is also undergoing the same concern as the growing demand has boosted fast fashion -- resulting, as many designers say, in mindless consumerism and environmental hazards. The fashion industry was estimated to be worth over Rs 720 crore ($110,000) in 2015.

New Delhi: Over 90 per cent of India's millennial -- those born between 1980-2000 -- working women believe that they get equal opportunities regardless of gender, a survey has revealed. Workplace gender equality is achieved when people are able to access and enjoy the same rewards, resources and opportunities regardless of gender.

New Delhi: Reassess how you live your life on a day-to-day basis by knowing about genetic research, flick through an engaging and inspiring bildungsroman of Lord Ramas faithful Hanuman, and read about key issues in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 1. Book: The Telomere Effect; Authors: Elizabeth Blackburn and Elissa Blackburn; Publisher: Hachette; Pages: 398; Price: Rs 499


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