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Pompeii: From ashes and memories
Two thousand years ago, the volcanic eruption of the Vesuvius completely destroyed the thriving city of Pompeii, inhabitants included. With a recent discovery, newer facts are coming up and makes Ranjita Biswas remember her visit to the city of Italy frozen in memory
Memories of Tigre, Maradona's chosen home
As the news of Maradona’s death hit the headline and the world mourned, the name Tigre also came up. This is where he breathed his last. Ranjita Biswas remembers her trip to the Tigre island
The Coronavirus pandemic raging across the world could be a watershed event in modern times as was the Black Death pandemic in Europe in the Middle Ages. Many things changed in the European society after it was over, as it surely will after the current pandemic ends in not too far a future. But questions are already being asked how this event will change the way we have been living, writes Ranjita Biswas
As the Coronavirus pandemic ravages the world and people are locked down in houses, they are looking anew at places in houses and buildings long dismissed as being ‘just there’, Ranjita Biswas writes
Pawo Choyning Dorji is a photographer and filmmaker from Bhutan but travels with his camera all across the world. He has published Seeing Sacred: Lights & Shadows Along the Path, a book on photography and Sacred Paths which retraces Master Xuanzang’s journey to India. His directorial debut Lunana – A Yak in the Classroom, was the sole entry from Bhutan at the recently held 25th KIFF in Kolkata. Shoma A. Chatterji in a tete-a-tete with the director
From rare cars to freedom rides, modular houses to microprocessors, the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Michigan offers exhibits that showcase incredible examples of ingenuity and creativity that have had an impact on the modern world as well, finds SPAN writer Jason Chiang