That was the title of a paper by Dr Susumu Sasaki of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, proposing a radical solution for the world's energy needs — space-based solar energy. It's been the stuff of science fiction for years, but as Omair Ahmad explains, the power plants of the future are almost here.

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Money in your pockets and a room of your own
Lora Tomas | 30th Aug

In the early 20th century, just around the time when women in England were given the right to vote, a woman named Mary Beton, in a fictional rendering...

Divya Dugar | 30th Aug
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30th Aug
Raja Natwarlal
Director: Kunal Deshmukh
Starring: Emraan Hashmi,Paresh Rawal, Kay Kay Menon

At its finest, Raja Natwarlal asks us two questions with considerable glee: why does a conman succeed? How does a conman succeed? The answers to these...


March 21 - April 19

Despite the fact that there is quite a bit on your plate, you’ll be able to carry out tasks in your own way and style this week.


POWERFUL NUMBERS: 4th, 6th, 10th, 15th, 19th, 24th, 31st

GEMS: Black pearl: Public relations

COLOURS: Mustard yellow

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Rainbow Remedies
30th Aug

It is overwhelmingly likely that the American journalist James Foley was beheaded by a Bri...

Munish Dhiman

"I got so inclined to designing that it became an abiding passion for me which remains the warp and woof of my psyche."

Dolly Ahluwalia

Costume designer & actor

Acting might have added yet another National Award to her kitty (for assaying the role of Ayushmann ...

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Supersonics’ masterful pop album
30th Aug

Heads Up

The Supersonics
Red Bull

Five years ago, four scruffy boys from Kolkata who called themselves The Supersonics released an album that would take t...

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September 2014
Natya Sandhya

Epicentre, Gurgaon, 7.30 p.m.

Epicentre presents an evening of dance, showcasing three traditional dance forms of the country. Tatini Das will perform an Assamese folk dance, Dhara Gandhi from Mumbai shall perform Odissi, while Draupadi Parveen and Padmini Krishnan will present a Kuchipudi duet.

"Sometimes we enter art to hide within it. It is where we can go to save ourselves, where a third-person voice protects us."

Michael Ondaatje

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