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A while back I was shown an exclusive trailer about an up-and-coming young magician called Niresh Satkunarajah, best known perhaps under his nom de guerre “NIO BELIEVE”. First reaction: a Tamil magician? His parents must be really cool and chilled out people, because I know for a fact that if I or any of my […]

Photos by Helen Fickling & Charles Hopkinson For five days each year, London houses its own little Garden of Eden in the heart of the city. Every May, since 1912, gardeners from all across the world make their way to the Chelsea Flower Show, turning the capital in to a heavenly paradise with their beautiful, […]

The color you see below is no ordinary hue. It’s one of the world’s newest — and perhaps most vivid — shades of blue. It also happens to be the result of a brilliant mistake. A team of chemists discovered YInMn blue during a chemistry experiment at Oregon State University in 2009. “It was serendipity, […]

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s “amma canteens”, which serve cheap meals to hundreds of thousands of people daily, have become immensely popular with the poor and the middle classes. The BBC’s Geeta Pandey samples the treats at a canteen in Chennai (Madras). It’s just a few minutes after noon on a hot summer […]

Meet six-year-old piano prodigy Yaashinii Kalai Vasudavan. She recently shone at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London, where she was invited to perform after receiving a gold medal in the ‘Grand Prize Virtuoso’ international music competition. She is now going to perform at the Carnegie Hall in New York. Young classical musicians of all […]