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Mumbai, Jan. 19 -- One of my most prized possessions is a bumper book of illustrations by Mario Miranda. A sumptuous tome of his works depicting Goa, Europe, and Mumbai. And try as I might, I've never... Read More


Mumbaiwale: Two illustrators share the secret to capturing the essence of the city

Mumbai, Jan. 19 -- One of my most prized possessions is a bumper book of illustrations by Mario Miranda. A sumptuous tome of his works depicting Goa, Europe, and Mumbai. And try as I might, I've never... Read More


Helping read ancient Indian art a tad better

Mumbai, Jan. 18 -- In the three years since it was instituted, the Jehangir Nicholson Memorial Lecture, named after the art collector who died in 2001, has had some distinguished speakers. Harvard pro... Read More


Helping read ancient Indian art a tad better

Mumbai, Jan. 18 -- In the three years since it was instituted, the Jehangir Nicholson Memorial Lecture, named after the art collector who died in 2001, has had some distinguished speakers. Harvard pro... Read More


What's biting you, Mumbai?

Mumbai, Jan. 12 -- If you've lived in Mumbai long enough you'll know that there's more than one way to solve a problem. I've boarded a Churchgate-bound train at Marine Lines to be assured of a seat w... Read More


Mumbaiwale: Making sense of life in a metro

India, Jan. 12 -- If you've lived in Mumbai long enough you'll know that there's more than one way to solve a problem. I've boarded a Churchgate-bound train at Marine Lines to be assured of a seat whe... Read More


Mumbaiwale: How much do you know about your city?

India, Jan. 5 -- In Madagascar, they call it Posy. In parts of Indonesia they call it Bentor. The Sudanese call it Raksha and the Chinese call it san lun che or du du che. What do we call it? One spot... Read More


But you promised! Tech from the world of sci-fi that we're still waiting for

India, Dec. 29 -- To see the future, just look at the past. Films and TV shows have been imagining mankind's tomorrow since 1927, when Fritz Lang directed Metropolis, set 100 years ahead of his time. ... Read More


New arrivals: Glass that bends, spray-on clothes, building materials for Mars

India, Dec. 29 -- What are we to make of the gifts of civilisation? The modern world has given us life-saving drugs (thank you), infant incubators (thank you) and synchronised traffic lights (ditto). ... Read More


What's the good word?

Mumbai, Dec. 28 -- Dictionary-making has never been easy. When lexicographers started compiling what eventually became the Oxford English Dictionary in 1879, they estimated that alphabetically putting... Read More