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K-Pop India: Get set to groove again in Gangnam Style

If you live in Delhi or any other metropolis and are still unaware of the burgeoning popularity of K-Pop in India, you must be living under a rock. The Korean pop culture made its way to India a few years back, mainly through PSY’s Gangnam Style, and is now receiving a shot in the arm […]

This 3D art display at Times Square brings climate change to life

Manhattan’s Times Square was “flooded” on Wednesday in a multimedia art display aiming to show how climate change could lead to sea levels rising over low-lying sections of New York City. Using smartphones, visitors to Times Square could see 3D holograms of ships and marine life floating above them in the flooded square in an […]

‘Hipster’ cafes, vegan restaurant brew change in Qatar

Doha’s Tawar Mall looks much like any of the other unremarkable shopping centres dotted around Qatar, but tucked away in one of its corners, a tiny cultural revolution is taking place. There you will find Flat White, Qatar’s first attempt at a hipster cafe. Customers can buy drinks such as a V60, Aeropress or Ginger […]

Unique child trafficking campaign sees wall art, tech join forces

#ChokeTheDemand, a city-wide project against commercial sexual exploitation of children driven by a widespread demand for them in the sex industry, highlights the glaring issue through a creative blend of wall art and technology. Life-sized murals, on commercial sexual exploitation of children, in three locations – Connaught Place, Malviya Nagar metro station and Vasant Kunj […]

In between cases, he played the violin…

Sherlock Holmes. Why are we taken by the persona of a man who never existed? Why do we form fan clubs, travel to Reichenbach Falls to spend solemn quiet moments, paying homage to the memory of a man who never lived and therefore could never have died? Was he a reflection of our fantasies of […]

Now, a female Watson

Forget Sherlock or even House. The most polarising Sherlock Holmes adaptation is probably Elementary. Not the least because Dr Watson is a woman. She’s hardly the first woman Watson. The 1971 film They Might Be Giants had Joanne Woodward in the role of the psychiatrist Mildred Watson, treating a man who thinks he’s Sherlock Holmes. […]

For Sherlock Holmes, Irene Adler was always ‘the woman’

The entire body of work featuring Sherlock Holmes written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is (rather grandiosely) known to Holmes addicts worldwide as “The Canon”. There are 4 novels. There are 56 short stories. Irene Adler only featured in one (though she is mentioned in 3 others). Is that a problem? The readers want more. […]