Allen Ginsberg in Varanasi, India, in 1963
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Why Gross National Happiness Matters More
A nation can be thought of as an enduring stage where human beings strive to experience transformation and reach a calm and peaceful state.
THE POWER OF A PADA CLUB
If the BJP set the rules of microtargeting voters during elections—through its much-analysed booth-management strategies and the well-oiled system of appointing panna pramukhs (people in charge of shepherding/ managing voters whose names appear on a single page of the voter list)—the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal is showing some inventiveness in microtargeting government welfare schemes and more.
THE GOLD RUSH
Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra’s dizzying success at Tokyo is only the first stop in his sporting journey. For Spice, the champion athlete retraces his steps through tough times to the present, where he lists shopping indulgences and shares his travel bucket list.
What Makes Me Happy
From long walks on the beach and a good book to the sound of their children’s laughter and hanging out with friends, people from across fields share what happiness means to them
IT'S TIME TO FLY
As countries around the world slowly open borders, Spice offers a fresh bucket list with a plethora of options for both the familiar and novel.
The Science of Happiness
Four experts outline the psychological and physiological dimensions of the happy state of being
More than Entertainment
Having seen three of his films released this month, actor Vijay Sethupathi is putting his faith in the power of cinema
CAN CHANNI DELIVER?
On the morning of September 20, Charanjit Singh Channi, 58, was sworn in as the 17th chief minister of Punjab, in the process making history as the first Dalit to occupy the chair.
WHERE INDIA ISN'T SHINING
Rahul Raina’s fictional ride into Delhi’s underbelly doesn’t always live up to its momentum or promise
HOW TO BUILD A FAMILY HOME
In Dayanita Singh’s photographs of B.V. Doshi and the homes he has designed, architecture is brought alive by a touch both human and humane
THE GAME CHANGER
INSIDE DHD’S RECORD-SETTING DURAMAX
Meet the winners of our first America’s Best Pet Pals contest. Warm fuzzies guaranteed!
Building Community Through Education
KIRAN BIR SETHI is changing the experience of childhood in Indian cities through her education curriculum and initiatives to build healthy relationships between students and their communities. Here she is interviewed by KASHISH KALWANI.
Granny Chic Galore!
A homeowner’s holiday décor is an homage to Christmas at her grandma’s house.
NATURAL FOOD: Sources Of Retinol
Retinol considered the queen in skin care as it increases collagen production, which is a very important aspect in delaying skin aging.
INDIANA NOTIFYING 750K AFTER COVID-19 TRACING DATA ACCESSED
Indiana health officials said they are notifying nearly 750,000 state residents that a cybersecurity company “improperly accessed” their personal data from the state’s online COVID-19 contact tracing survey — a description the company disputed as a “falsehood.”
What is My Stereo's Gender?
Readers will recall, distressingly, that I have tried their patience on just about every topic that marginally relates to audio. LP grooves, CD bumps, flat response, boomy bass, warm recordings, cold binary bits—I have waxed philosophically on all of them. Which bring us to today’s audio topic: gender.
One of my closest friends in my hometown had a love marriage, which many considered to be a rebellious act against our small society.
Contentment - THE ART OF REMOVING AND CREATING HABITS
DAAJI continues his series on refining habits, in the light of Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga and current scientific and yogic principles and practices. Last month, he explored the first Niyama of purity, shaucha. This month he shares his insights on that pivotal human quality – contentment, which is known in Yoga as santosh.
Carlyle's Goyal Brings India Lessons to Infrastructure, Energy Investing
POOJA GOYAL, 41, brings a unique personal insight to Carlyle Group Inc., where she leads the renewable and sustainable energy team and co-heads the infrastructure group.