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A health scare sees Modern Family musing on death (in a fun way!)

There’s a lot of potential in “Dear Beloved Family,” an episode that, early on, sees Phil Dunphy rushed to the hospital with inexplicable and sudden stomach pain. After the episode gets past its rather silly, paint-by-numbers cold open—Phil has weird ideas for family traditions

Bharatendu Harishchandra: The man behind modern Hindi

In 1757, on the eve of the historic Battle of Plassey, a merchant called Amir Chand threw in an alarming demand at Robert Clive’s table. “Omichund”, as the English knew him, had served the East India Company, assisting in their shaky relationship with the nawab of

Draft Bill Allows Ayurveda, Homeopathy to Switch to Modern Medicine After ‘Bridge Course’

The draft bill was introduced by Union Health Minister JP Nadda to replace and subsume the Medical Council of India (MCI). The National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, 2017, which was approved by the Union Cabinet on December 18, is to set up a new

Love Calls, and So Does the Priesthood

I met the priest, or rather the man hoping to become one, in a stationery shop in SoHo where I worked. After a few flirtatious interactions over pencils, he gave me a handwritten letter asking if I would like to go for a walk.

Dave Gorman confirms the end of Modern Life is Goodish

We have some baddish (well actually very bad) news. Dave Gorman has called time on his stand-up comedy show Modern Life is Goodish. But in a blog announcing his decision, Gorman has explained there’s no hard feelings – the workload was just too crazily intense

Tate Modern unveils artworks tackling migration and sexual brutality

 has unveiled two immersive and highly political artworks about forced migration and sexual brutality in its subterranean Tanks space. The large installations by the Nigerian artist Emeka Ogboh and India’s Amar Kanwar were opened to the public on Monday and both will enter Tate’s

Alpine Modern cafes could be first in Boulder to turn down hard dollars and cents

Alpine Modern doesn’t want your money. Well, not your cash money. After the New Year, you’ll no longer be able to buy a breve latte with your wrinkled ones, nor will a handful of change get you a chai tea. The cafes are going

Decorating team helps homeowners find design style

In the Louisiana decorating world, Myron Griffing and his team at Space Interiors are well known for creating stunning rooms that are unique to the homeowner’s tastes. The before and after work is worthy of any national magazine, with pops of rich color catching

Which of these top 10 styles is your favourite?

Every home has a distinctive décor style. Here are top ten décor styles that are popular around the world. Does your home have one décor style or a mix or two or more? Read on and decide. Modern: A house that is all clean, sleek

How Bengaluru’s National Gallery of Modern Art has become a cultural hotspot

National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), the expansive white structure located on Palace Road, exudes a certain kind of warmth that not many government-owned cultural spaces do. It extends an invitation to a passer-by to come and discover its treasure trove of modern art.