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Beating a retreat: Five hill stations to discover

Beating a retreat: Five hill stations to discover

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Culture

This excerpt from Shahnaz Habib’s new book explores the history of the ubiquitous travel document.

The surprising history of the passport

Read

Tarini Uppal’s list will transport you to distant shores—without ever leaving home.

Around the world in nine books

Watch

Here’s the splainer team’s recommended list of new releases to binge-watch.

We recommend: The best new movies and TV series

Listen

Here's the splainer fam's soundtrack to blast on your car stereo.

Coz I’m going places…

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Israel vs the ICC: When Mossad played mob boss

The Big Story

A shocking investigation uncovered Israeli intelligence’s secret campaign against the International Criminal Court.

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John Kirby’s illustrations for Terry Pratchett’s 'Discworld' series

Sanity Break

Brilliant artwork from illustrator John Kirby for Terry Pratchett’s 'Discworld' series.

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Smart & Curious

Smart and Curious

A moon hoax from the 1800s, newest ugly shoe on the block, and a spoon to electrify your tongue.

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A heatwave in India: Who pays?

The Big Story

What does it mean to live—or die—in ‘extreme heat’—when you’re poor?

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Fusion this: British artist, Indian themes, Japanese style

Culture

Imagine a colonial artist’s paintings of India transformed into Japanese woodblock art.

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Daddy dearest: A Father’s Day reading list

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A timely list of reads dedicated to fathers and fatherhood—from Sharmishta Jha.

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Good times in Tashkent: A travel guide

Travel

A tour of the Uzbeki capital—where quaint bazaars jostle Brutalist architecture and stunning metro station art.

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Keeping excellent score: Background music of desi cinema

Listen

A lovely list of musical scores from Indian films to sweep you away.

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Tuesday June 18 2024
Travel

Cheetahs’ gotta brand new home!

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Sanity Break

A Pablo Picasso painting from the 1930s aptly titled ‘The Rest’.

‘The Rest’ by Pablo Picasso

Headlines that matter

Here’s all the taaza khabar from around the world today!

Headlines That Matter

Smart and Curious

Say hello to splainer’s weekly quiz. Nope, it isn’t boring!

Smart & Curious

Feel Good Place

Need an immediate pick-me-up? We have all you need to keep you sane.

Feel Good Place

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Bad Language

June 17 2024

Arundhati Roy is being prosecuted for a speech on Kashmir made at a conference 14 years ago.

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No Daddy Required

June 14 2024

The great debate over why animals have ‘virgin births’.

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Exam Fever

June 13 2024

Why is everyone so angry about the medical entrance exam.

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All-Immigrant Hero

June 12 2024

A quick overview of the T20 World Cup and the darkest horse in the race, Team H1-B (aka USA).

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