Nikita Puri

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Why he wants to track humankind's journey around the world

Why he wants to track humankind's journey around the world

Rediff.com6 Jun 2020

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Salopek is on an intercontinental journey of 24,000 miles, tracing humankind's movement out of Africa right down to South America.

16 shows to watch during the lockdown

16 shows to watch during the lockdown

Rediff.com19 Apr 2020

Nikita Puri lists the best shows and films to watch online as you ace social distancing.

Where's the party tonight?

Where's the party tonight?

Rediff.com11 Apr 2020

Nikita Puri lists ways to keep yourself entertained during the lockdown.

Bengaluru gets back its bakery from 1888

Bengaluru gets back its bakery from 1888

Rediff.com9 Mar 2020

Bangalore Connection 1888 tries to reclaim a piece of the city's past.

Why I want to be flown by Captain Mateti

Why I want to be flown by Captain Mateti

Rediff.com10 Feb 2020

'There are many among us who will feel content and proud if occasion rises for us to hear his name on a flight announcement,' says Nikita Puri.

The magic of the Gili Islands

The magic of the Gili Islands

Rediff.com11 Jan 2020

Much of what Gili offers are experiences not strongly defined by geographical coordinates. It's found in the warmth of the locals who love their land, who welcome strangers and find ways to make them feel at home, reveals Nikita Puri.

Have you met Bengaluru's buskers?

Have you met Bengaluru's buskers?

Rediff.com3 Dec 2019

Busking is traditionally defined as the act of putting up a street performance for voluntary donations.

The Magic of Khichdi

The Magic of Khichdi

Rediff.com29 Nov 2019

Every home across India makes khichdi and it still isn't as celebrated as it should be.

New York's Magnolia Bakery comes to India

New York's Magnolia Bakery comes to India

Rediff.com28 Nov 2019

The bakery was made famous by scenes from Sex and the City.

No one holidays anymore, they have 'experiences'

No one holidays anymore, they have 'experiences'

Rediff.com6 Nov 2019

Tailored luxury experiences with the most minute of details charted out for discerning travellers is the way forward, says Nikita Puri.

A year after #MeToo: What has changed?

A year after #MeToo: What has changed?

Rediff.com1 Nov 2019

A year ago, India's #MeToo movement witnessed women across India speak up against sexual harassment. Nikita Puri assesses what, if anything, has changed.

SHOCKING! Oxford Dictionary's synonyms for women

SHOCKING! Oxford Dictionary's synonyms for women

Rediff.com1 Nov 2019

In the current versions of the Oxford English Dictionary, the synonyms for "woman" include some eye-poppingly sexist words: b***h, besom, piece, bit, mare, baggage, wench, petticoat, frail, bird, biddy, filly.

A year after #MeToo: What has changed?

A year after #MeToo: What has changed?

Rediff.com31 Oct 2019

A year ago, India's #MeToo movement witnessed women across India speak up against sexual harassment. Nikita Puri assesses what, if anything, has changed.

Wild Karnataka, India's first natural history film

Wild Karnataka, India's first natural history film

Rediff.com16 Oct 2019

After four years in the making, a band of 20 film-makers were left with 400 hours of footage for what is now India's first blue chip natural history film.

Good Omens to Leila, series to watch

Good Omens to Leila, series to watch

Rediff.com3 Jul 2019

From a dystopian world set in 2047 to one of the most publicised crime trials in America, Nikita Puri brings you top 5 binge-worthy series.

Have you seen a car collection like this?!

Have you seen a car collection like this?!

Rediff.com4 May 2019

Dr Ravi Prakash's 250 vintage car collection includes J R D Tata's 1940 Buick Limousine and a Sunbeam-Talbot used by Lord Mountbatten.

Tauba! Tauba! The state of TV news!

Tauba! Tauba! The state of TV news!

Rediff.com21 Mar 2019

'Chest-thumping on-air theatrics on television are no consolation for families who've been forced to embrace the price of war,' notes Nikita Puri.

'Can a film's villain become a real-life hero?'

'Can a film's villain become a real-life hero?'

Rediff.com20 Feb 2019

The 'Shatrughan Sinha of the South' plunges into politics.

Do you know 5,000 Chinese live in India?

Do you know 5,000 Chinese live in India?

Rediff.com7 Jan 2019

The new entrants are young, enterprising Chinese men and women who want to tap into the promising Indian market.

Beware of the TikTok app

Beware of the TikTok app

Rediff.com25 Nov 2018

When it comes to embracing newer technology, youngsters are usually much faster than adults. It's this quick rate of adoption that also makes them susceptible to danger.

Beware of the TikTok app

Beware of the TikTok app

Rediff.com25 Nov 2018

When it comes to embracing newer technology, youngsters are usually much faster than adults. It's this quick rate of adoption that also makes them susceptible to danger.

Stand with Kerala. Visit!

Stand with Kerala. Visit!

Rediff.com8 Nov 2018

The sun is out. The flood waters have receded. Keralites have spent crores in quickly cleaning up the state and making it visitor ready. Go to Kerala folks!

Want to play games for a living?

Want to play games for a living?

Rediff.com2 Nov 2018

Every day at 9 am, five 20-somethings who live in a 4-bedroom apartment in Bengaluru have a session with their physical trainer. After a workout, they spend the next 8 to 10 hours in their spacious living room, headphones in place and computer screens in front of them. Their salaried job: To play video games for the rest of the day.

How he makes billions selling idlis and dosas

How he makes billions selling idlis and dosas

Rediff.com18 Oct 2018

His rags-to-riches story would make a film. Meet Musthafa P C, the man behind ready-to-use breakfast foods that countless Indians trust.

If you need a LGBT-friendly professional...

If you need a LGBT-friendly professional...

Rediff.com3 Aug 2018

...There is a new queer-friendly locator of health and legal-aid professionals that is now available online.

Inside the thriving world of India's private detectives

Inside the thriving world of India's private detectives

Rediff.com27 Jul 2018

There's a certain amount of drama to the profession. Sample these taglines: 'We can see the unseen'; 'I can plant my detective in your guest bedroom.' One agency has even ensured that all its phone numbers end in '007'.

Prone to allergies? What you must know

Prone to allergies? What you must know

Rediff.com19 Jul 2018

From food to skin, allergies in India are rapidly on the rise, says Nikita Puri.

Chef talk and kitchen yarns

Chef talk and kitchen yarns

Rediff.com28 Jun 2018

The life of a chef in the kitchen, as late Anthony Bourdain saw it, had a glory to it. The kitchen gently moves forward in the culinary world, tightly packed, yes, but with leaders un-despotic.

Meet Bandicoot, the robot

Meet Bandicoot, the robot

Rediff.com22 Jun 2018

How robots may eradicate manual scavenging in India.

A celebration of the versatile ikat

A celebration of the versatile ikat

Rediff.com3 Jun 2018

One of the first things to strike one about Cinnamon, a 19-year-old designer boutique hub, is its architecture and feel.

Why you must eat 'ugly food'

Why you must eat 'ugly food'

Rediff.com6 May 2018

It will change your perception of food forever.

'It's society that teaches children that transgender people are bad'

'It's society that teaches children that transgender people are bad'

Rediff.com16 Apr 2018

But this project is changing that -- one public artwork at a time.

Is jackfruit the new superfood?

Is jackfruit the new superfood?

Rediff.com12 Apr 2018

The long-neglected fruit may finally get the recognition it deserves.

Bouldering: Can it bring home an Olympic gold for India?

Bouldering: Can it bring home an Olympic gold for India?

Rediff.com1 Apr 2018

Bouldering is the new favourite among India's adventure enthusiasts

Only in Coorg! Wine from coffee plantations

Only in Coorg! Wine from coffee plantations

Rediff.com18 Mar 2018

Homemade wines from this coffee county make for surprising experiences.

50 years later: The City of Dawn thrives

50 years later: The City of Dawn thrives

Rediff.com17 Mar 2018

Auroville just turned 50. Aurovilians who grew up in The experimental city speak of how their childhood was marked by a sense of openness and possibility.

Why IBM is in awe of Tanmay Bakshi

Why IBM is in awe of Tanmay Bakshi

Rediff.com27 Feb 2018

Meet the teen tech prodigy, educationist, AI expert and lover of SpongeBob SquarePants.

Sreemoyee, keeper of stories

Sreemoyee, keeper of stories

Rediff.com7 Feb 2018

Sreemoyee Piu Kundu's writing, much like its creator, defies the very idea of labels.

How to get your wedding sponsored without being like Bharti Singh

How to get your wedding sponsored without being like Bharti Singh

Rediff.com19 Jan 2018

One needs to carefully tread the thin but solid line between the sublime & the ridiculous.

The teen who could revolutionise the war against heart attacks

The teen who could revolutionise the war against heart attacks

Rediff.com28 Dec 2017

He invented a skin patch that can detect a silent heart attack 6 hours before it happens!

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