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Sleep cycles: Are you a lion, dolphin, wolf or bear?

India, Jan. 15 -- One of the upsides of sleep-wake cycles being disrupted in the pandemic - by anxiety, stress, the loss of routine - is that the individual can finally try and create a routine that w... Read More


A retelling of Jungle Book without the colonial baggage

India, Jan. 8 -- There have been many retellings of Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book - from Disney to Doordarshan to Robert Heinlein's Hugo Award-winning Stranger in a Strange Land, where a boy named Val... Read More


Twist in the tale: Pandemic-era fan fiction is a rather wild ride

India, Jan. 8 -- The world's best-loved heroes and superheroes have been busy in the pandemic, and it hasn't been in trying to save the world. Instead, Harry Potter, holed up with Draco Malfoy, has b... Read More


The Enfield journey: A new book explores a bumpy ride into history

India, Jan. 8 -- "She has mood swings. There's drama on a daily basis," says Bobbee Singh. He's talking about the motorcycles he fixes up, vintage Royal Enfields that he scours the country to find par... Read More


Art on a chopping board: An Insta series celebrates unsung heroes of the kitchen

India, Jan. 1 -- "It had to begin with the potato," says Devi Menon, 40, of her Instagram food art series. "My mother, who lives in Kerala, cooks amazing dishes with potatoes that I have sorely missed... Read More


For the record: Gen Z is taking to oral history

India, Jan. 1 -- To the digital recorder, Vincent Stone talked about his father, John Stone, the army intelligence man. Vincent, a businessman in his 50s, had stopped at a cafe in Shillong in 2017, to... Read More


Balcony makeovers: Creating room with a view

India, Jan. 1 -- It's 11 am and Sonali Khullar is still on the balcony of her 17th-floor flat in Gurugram. "Every chance I get, I'm out here," she says. "My husband Vikas and I have always been house-... Read More


How an essential worker experienced a pandemic

India, Dec. 29 -- Long hours of work in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and erratic sleep rhythms have caused the under eyes of Dr Naman Jain, 35, to turn puffy. Other marks have faded. "While wearing t... Read More


Sidekick story: Robin spreads his wings

India, Dec. 11 -- Eighty years old and still as sprightly as ever. Robin was created in 1940 by Bob Kane, Bill Finger and Jerry Robinson, the team behind Batman, to appeal to younger readers. He's the... Read More


Spies, crime, profit: Poet Arjun Rajendran's new work is inspired by diaries from the 18th century

India, Dec. 4 -- One evening about a year ago in Puducherry, a moustached man stared down from a painting at poet Arjun Rajendran. This was Ananda Ranga Pillai, the right-hand man of Joseph Francois D... Read More