Daring to easy, Utah’s trails are a hiker’s paradise

The US desert state’s unique geological diversity lends every surface to hiking and trekking There is just one legal lottery in Utah. The reward is the chance to explore The Wave, a gorgeous sandstone rock formation on the Utah-Arizona border, revered for its streaks of vermillion and warm colours. It’s …

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How Mohun Bagan SG won the ISL Shield

An absorbing and high quality match between Mohun Bagan SG and Mumbai City FC gave hope for the blossoming of Indian talent The last time Mumbai City FC and Mohun Bagan Super Giant competed for the Indian Super League shield, in 2020-21, the match was in a Covid-19 bubble, sheltered …

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IPL 2024: Six stunning moments that have lit up the season

The Indian Premier League season’s first 30 games have already produced some breathtaking displays with the bat and ball Every season we experience moments that are both stunning and inspirational in the Indian Premier League (IPL), franchise cricket’s biggest annual event. The first 30 games of IPL 2024 have already …

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Watch out, your social media posts might cost you a job

A refresher on social media best practices as your posts may go against company views, especially during election season For Anant Pujari, a marketing professional with a multinational in Mumbai, getting a job was a struggle, but not because he didn’t fit the desired role. It was because of his …

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The Jallianwala Bagh Journals review: The small voices of history

Sarmistha Dutta Gupta’s powerful new book, ‘The Jallianwala Bagh Journals’, grapples with the question of erecting memorials versus memory On this day, exactly 105 years ago, a peaceful crowd gathered at Amritsar’s Jallianwala Bagh during the annual Vaisakhi fair to protest against the draconian Rowlatt Act. Formally known as the …

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A note on the issue: Box-office exit poll

Films have always been a vehicle for parties to get their agenda across to existing and potential supporters Little else has dominated conversations as have the elections over the past few weeks. By next weekend, we’ll be in the thick of it with the first of the states going to …

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Bollywood votes: Cinema in the shadow of elections

Real world politics has been spilling into Bollywood over the past few months. With elections about to begin, Hindi cinema is also poll-bound Nothing is as powerful as an idea whose time has come, except when everyone has the same idea. Over a five-week stretch starting 25 January, I saw …

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Sanjay Sharma of Orkla India: Convenience Creator

On a balmy Saturday morning in March, a team of 75 chefs and students of the MS Ramaiah College of Hotel Management stood in front of a customised induction stove at MTR Foods’ factory in Bommasandra, Bengaluru. As chef Regi Mathew, head of MTR’s Centre of Excellence (an in-house set-up …

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Google Podcasts gets ready to hit the stop button

Google Podcasts has been shut down in the US – with users asked to move their subscriptions to YouTube Music – and it may not be long before India follows suit Google Podcasts is hitting the stop button. The announcement on the winding up of the podcast app came in …

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In Amman, life moves in slow motion

In Jordan, which shares a border with Israel and the West Bank, a heavy atmosphere has prevailed since October On a Tuesday evening outside the al-Kalouti mosque in Amman, Jordan, a crowd of men, women and children has gathered. They carry Palestinian flags and hold placards that read: “Food, Water …

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IPL 2024: How impact subs are changing batting

Impact subs and power hitting are making the IPL more risk-taking. We analyse why strike rates are now more important than centuries Virat Kohli has the orange cap for being the top run-scorer in IPL 2024 so far. But the metric that matters much more for team results is the …

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