SANITY BREAK Almost everyone instantly recognises Rene Magritte’s most famous painting, ‘The Son of Man’—featuring that famous bowler hat. But this one—‘The Therapist’—is our favourite. And it speaks to us more powerfully during this time. We don’t know exactly what it means, but that’s the way Magritte would have liked it. As he once , “If one looks at a thing with the intention of trying to discover what it means, one ends up no longer seeing the thing itself, but of thinking of the question that is raised."
SANITY BREAK This gorgeous , MUSA Isla Mujere, has hundreds of life-size statues submerged underwater. They are made of a special marine cement that encourages the growth of corals and marine life. The aim: to divert tourists from Cancun, Mexico’s endangered coral reef by creating an eco-friendly destination in a less endangered location!
SMART & CURIOUS A LIST OF INTRIGUING THINGS * Your chicken manchurian may soon be . The government has given Zomato, Swiggy et al permission to start testing. * Did you know that Princess Di stopped after her divorce because the entwined ‘C’s reminded her of Charles and Camilla? You can thank us later. * Scientists have successfully grown that they’ve transplanted into mice. * A key to losing weight is to convert ‘bad’ white fat cells to ‘good’ brown fat cells through a process (duh!)—i.e. exercising and eating certain foods. * Did you know that it is that determines who is the highest ranking female gorilla? Even apes know that older women rock! * The world’s most luxurious brunch is (used to be) served every Sunday at The Mulia in Nusa Dua, Bali. Now, this is an older pre-pandemic but the pretty pictures still make us happy. A LIST OF GOOD READS * has a must-read on how the pandemic is changing the world’s children. * Travel’s next big thing is going to be contactless travel. For example: using the hotel app to open doors, change the temperature etc. tells you what is real and what is hype. * Ezeugo Nnmadi Lawrence in explains why he is tired of being a black man in India. This is powerful and important. * has a great and timely excerpt from Amitav Ghosh’s latest book ‘The Great Derangement’—and it’s all about Mumbai’s vulnerability to cyclones. * explains why upcycling is the coolest part of ethical fashion. Hey, just look at these Burberry shorts! SAY HELLO TO MONOSUIT! apparently makes the “world’s first high-tech seamless jumpsuit made of recycled yarns.” It uses a technology that allows clothes to be recycled “without losing quality, without using new resources from the planet and without leaving a negative environmental footprint.” Its latest rollout, Second Skin, has a built-in mask and gloves—and looks like it belongs in a Blade Runner movie, which is exactly right.
LIFE ADVISORY GOOD FOOD FOR YOUR GOOD KIDS Our Exec Editor Sunainaa Chadha’s greatest passion is creating healthy, delicious and unique snacks for kids—sparked by her own attempts to coax her daughter to eat right. Want to know more about how diet affects the development of young children? Check out her live conversation with the founder of The Dancing Bond on Insta today at 5:30 pm. Link is . If you’re in Delhi and want to order yummy snacks for your child, check out her handle . THE LINK BETWEEN ALCOHOL AND GENDER A new study shows that estrogen makes drinking alcohol more rewarding to female mice than their male counterparts. Researchers say this may explain why women may spiral more quickly from problematic drinking to severe drinking: “Estrogen has ‘potent effects’ on the dopamine system and increases the vulnerability of females to develop addiction to substances like alcohol.” () A LIST OF HANDY GUIDES * has a series of guides on how to live with your face mask—from making it more comfortable to preventing skin irritation. Just keep scrolling. * As you may know, the government has decided to ban WeTransfer, the file-sharing app. Here are . * tells you everything you need to know about deep-cleaning your fridge. * Love Animal Crossing? Here’s how you during Wedding Season.
THE FEEL GOOD PLACE to Covid-19 marketing phrases. = this travesty. Related time pass: Take ‘Would You Rather’ quiz on Indian food. . All you need is your month of birth and initial of your first name. This Mexican senator kicks ass. The 66-year old forgot to turn off the video on her government meeting on Zoom—while changing her clothes! She was caught topless on screen, and the screen grabs were soon trolled. : > “I am Malu Micher, and I am not ashamed to have shown part of my intimacy by accident, because it is exactly the notion that a > woman is "just her body" that has allowed and fomented the objectification of women against which I have always fought.” A series of good news alerts: * are hatching on Galapagos islands. * Members of the Tollygunge Club in Kolkata have managed to save uprooted by the cyclone. * New Zealand will provide in schools to fight period poverty.
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