All stories by Amrita Singh
There are 4,450 edtech companies in India!Rediff.com17 Sep 2020
The mind block against online education is crumbling and the demand may be led not just by parents but also teachers.
'My fashion label is an extension of my personality'Rediff.com26 Jun 2020
'I am just an artist trying to establish my own voice and be my own person,' the unconventional designer tells Amrita Singh.
INSIDE! How salons will look post lockdownRediff.com9 Jun 2020
Beauty technicians and hairstylists in PPEs. Constant disinfection of instruments such as scissors and combs, Disposable neck-wraps and fresh towels. That's what beauty may look like now, reports Amrita Singh.
A simple story can change your life. Here's howRediff.com19 May 2020
Complicated times can be helped by simple measures.
No gyms is no excuse: Online shows get you movingRediff.com13 Apr 2020
Bogged down by social distancing? Lethargy is no excuse. Get up, turn to the Internet and exercise those muscles.
Have you heard Suryakant Sawhney sing?Rediff.com11 Mar 2020
Hindi lyrics are no bar to the global appeal of his music.
Drooling at Tiffany'sRediff.com21 Feb 2020
The Chanakya, a plush mall in central Delhi, is the city's latest magnet for luxury-lovers. Oozing with opulence, it is now also home to one of America's oldest luxury brands, one that helped make New York's Fifth Avenue an iconic thoroughfare. Tiffany and Co, the American jewellery giant that has been around since 1837, made its India debut here.
Munna Master: Muslim bhajan singer, Padma ShriRediff.com17 Feb 2020
Munna Master, who has been singing bhajans for 30 years, earnestly believes the Padma Shri is a result of his devotion to gau mata.
Oil from cannabis seed is the new elixirRediff.com25 Jan 2020
CBD oil, found in marijuana, is gaining popularity for its pain-relieving properties. It's now legally available in India
These smart devices will make you healthier!Rediff.com30 Dec 2019
Amrita Singh scours the market for the smartest health devices going.
Personalised gifts are the rageRediff.com18 Dec 2019
Customised, personalised products -- objects that are quirky, fun and completely unique -- are the current rage in gifting.
Delhi's first boutique is 50Rediff.com26 Nov 2019
From being a single store in Delhi, The Shop is now in Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kolkata, Coonoor and Noida.
How spyware Pegasus used WhatsApp servers to infect phones and steal dataRediff.com14 Nov 2019
Pegasus, which is capable of attacking both Android and iOS, has been around for three years and is considered one of the most sophisticated spyware in the market.
Why we must take sleeplessness seriouslyRediff.com5 Nov 2019
Sleeplessness is increasingly becoming a lifestyle disorder, says Amrita Singh.
Are you game for a surprise holiday?Rediff.com1 Nov 2019
All you need to do is pack your bags and reach the airport, bus terminal or train station, as the case may be, on the day of departure.
Arctic to the Andes: A 15,000-km bicycle rideRediff.com25 Sep 2019
Riding solo from the Arctic to the Andes exposed him to a variety of people and cultures while allowing him to connect with himself, Dhruv Bogra tells Amrita Singh.
Indian podcasts have something for everyoneRediff.com19 Sep 2019
For podcasters -- those who create podcasts -- the medium's appeal also owes to the fact that its content remains unregulated. Uncomfortable conversations, taboo subjects, stigmatised issues, are all encouraged.
The 21 year old who designs IAF's patches of honourRediff.com31 May 2019
Saurav Chordia's morale patches celebrate bravery and glorify events that are significant for different IAF units or squadrons.
Drive-in theatres are back!Rediff.com2 May 2019
'It's a warm evening, but people don't seem to be bothered by the heat as they watch the critically acclaimed film out in the open, where they can drink, smoke and talk, if they feel like.'
Why Abhishek Jaiswal likes trainspottingRediff.com30 Mar 2019
He often spends nights camping on the platforms of obscure stations, sometimes without food or water, anticipating the entry of a train -- either on camera or simply as a memory.
Wow! Traditional textiles get sexy modern twistRediff.com27 Mar 2019
Traditional textile and art forms are being adapted into modern-day garments, ranging from the super-luxurious to the casual.
'Will you marry me?'Rediff.com22 Feb 2019
Google really wanted to know why people kept asking the Assistant to marry them, says Amrita Singh.
Remembering the BeetlesRediff.com7 Oct 2018
It was in the 1960s that the Beetle attained its cult status, when it became almost synonymous with the hippie movement -- and succeeded in shaking off the grim history of its origins. As Volkswagen announces the end of the Bug's journey, Amrita Singh goes down a nostalgic road.
Aladdin: Indian theatre comes of ageRediff.com19 Jul 2018
The camaraderie between the Genie and Aladdin is expressed in Hindi, a language that only the two of them can use to communicate with each other. The rest of the cast speaks in English, making Hindi the indigenous aspect of a globally loved tale.
'Indians have a problem with love'Rediff.com24 Feb 2018
'More so, if it is their daughters wanting to marry someone of their own choosing.' 'Children are seen as property. That's why the problem is so messy.' For young Indians wanting to marry outside their religion, expressing their right to love and live as they choose is becoming increasingly hazardous.
Why can't our children cope with anger?Rediff.com7 Feb 2018
Anger problems, however, don't crop up overnight. The signs are usually present at least two years before a major outburst comes to light.
How Ikea plans to woo IndiansRediff.com18 Jan 2018
Pricing isn't at the heart of Ikea's strategy. It is understanding how Indians live.