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World Environment Day: A festival by the Sanctuary Nature Foundation encouraged sustainable living

World Environment Day was celebrated by the Sanctuary Nature Foundation at National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) on June 5. The Kids for Tigers Festival, themed: ‘Only One Earth’ shone a spotlight on climate action, nature action, and pollution action while encouraging young and old to live sustainably.  The event attracted hundreds of children from all across the city, and was graced by Maharashtra Environment Minister, Aaditya Thackeray.

19 September,2022 04:39 PM IST
In frame: Rifq and Dale Menezes

Goa’s latest hot spot: Here’s a glimpse of VEDRO’s soft launch party

A little slice of Bollywood travelled down to Goa earlier this week to attend the soft launch party of VEDRO bar & kitchen, a new restaurant space designed by Sussanne Khan and owned by Vedant Gupta. Located in the Latin Quarter of Panjim, the restaurant’s eccentric cuisine is a “play on Indian flavours with French and Japanese techniques,” say chefs Maia Laifungbam and Sanchit Behl. A new addition to vacationers’ bucket list, VEDRO Goa is set to open on April 13

19 September,2022 04:31 PM IST
Garbage left on the roadside, between BMC L and N ward intersection at LBS road, Ghatkopar (W) in Mumbai on 21/05/2022. PHOTO BY SATEJ SHINDE

Litter free Mumbai: A Mid-Day initiative for a cleaner and greener city

'Litter Free Mumbai', under the 'Mid-Day for Mumbai' initiative, fixes accountability for the cleanliness of the city. The campaign aims to highlight the menace of littering and fast-track the cleaning work by municipal corporation workers before the monsoon hits different parts of the city. Be a catalyst for change and share pictures or videos with us of a littered area around you. Here are some snapshots from the campaign  

07 September,2022 04:33 PM IST | Heena Khandelwal
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Walls say no to war: See these murals condemning Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Anti-war cries have filled walls across the world as artists paint murals to condemn the Russian state's full-scale invasion of Ukraine which began on February 24. Here are some of the global messages calling for an end to the war

29 July,2022 06:13 PM IST
Ray started his career at a British-run advertising agency, DJ Keyer, in 1943 where he worked as a junior visualiser. His creative mind introduced to several fonts, including Bengali into the world of advertising. Photo/Getty Images

What you don’t know about Satyajit Ray

Renowned filmmaker Satyajit Ray was born on May 2, 1921 in Kolkata. In addition to mastering the act of filmmaking, he was a gifted screenwriter, author, lyricist, graphic designer and calligrapher. Today, on his 101st birth anniversary, we take a close-up look and learn more about the cinematic genius.

02 May,2022 06:05 PM IST
The Pallikaranai marshland in Chennai is one of the many wetlands in India. Photo: istock

Wetlands Watch: Has India been able to protect these important ecosystems?

As the world celebrated Wetlands Day on February 2, India added two more wetlands to its Ramsar list, taking the tally to 49. The unique ecosystem has a very important role and is particularly known to act as a natural sponge to prevent natural calamities. Here are some fascinating facts about wetlands and their status in India today

03 February,2022 04:36 PM IST
November 26 is celebrated as Constitution Day to commemorate the adoption of the Indian Constitution on this date in 1949. It is also celebrated as National Law Day. Photo: AFP

Republic Day: Five times constitutional rights were overlooked in the past year

A number of events in the past two years have challenged Indian democracy and highlighted the ways in which constitutional rights can be infringed upon. On the occasion of Republic Day, we look back on five major instances when fundamental rights were violated in the country

26 January,2022 11:14 AM IST
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Millennials in charge: Who are the world’s youngest state leaders?

After Chile elected Gabriel Boric, the youngest-ever president of the country, with a convincing majority, we take a look at some of the other young leaders currently holding office across the world -- some by popular vote, some by force

21 December,2021 03:12 PM IST
A chunk of ambergris is seen among exhibits during a press preview of the “London: Port City” exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands, on October 21, 2021. Mid-day File pic.

Why is smuggling of ambergris or ‘whale vomit’ on the rise?

Recently, a joint operation conducted by the Mumbai police and the forest department led to the seizing of 26 kg of ambergris and arrests of four persons involved in its trade. Amid rising instances in Maharashtra of illegal sale of ambergris-- also known as ‘whale vomit -- we look at what the substance really is and why perfume makers seek it

13 December,2021 03:09 PM IST
Image for representational purpose only. Photo: AFP

Freddie Mercury: Celebrating the iconic British singer and his Indian roots

Freddie Mercury, the British singer-songwriter and frontman of Queen is one of the most iconic musicians of the 20th century. In his short lifespan, he earned the distinction of having produced some of the best rock ballads of all time and translating them on stage equally well. Here are some interesting facts about the singer on his 30th death anniversary

24 November,2021 06:27 PM IST
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Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse: Fun facts about the Walt Disney toon who turns 93

Everyone's favourite showbiz mouse first appeared on screens on November 18, 1928. Here are some interesting facts about the Disney creation who commands a tremendous following in India too

18 November,2021 10:55 AM IST
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