• 'Matter of pride': Dholavira granted 'World Heritage' tag by UNESCO; See all 40 Indian sites

    UNESCO added yet another archeological site to its list of world heritage list when it added Dholavira in Kutch district of Gujarat as one. The Harrapan-era village takes its pride of place as the first site of Indus Valley Civilisation in India to be marked as such. Dholavira earned the distinction at the 44th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee on at Fuzhou, China. Recently, the UN body had also included the Kakatiya Rudreshwara temple in Telangana in the list (News18)

  • Priyanka Goswami, The Race Walker Who Is All Set To Impress Fans At Tokyo Games

    Race walker Priyanka Goswami’s Olympic dreams took a hit last year, but the 24-year-old clocked a record time of 1:28:45s at the race walk nationals in Ranchi to earn a spot at the Tokyo Games. Watch the video to know more. (Script by Geetika Sachdev; Video produced and edited by Dhruv Sharma)

  • Simone Biles: Put Mental Health First Because If You Don’t Then You’re Not Going To Succeed As Much As You Want To

    In today’s thought of the day, we bring to you words by the celebrated gymnast Simone Biles.The US based olympic medalist who made a decision to withdraw from the Tokyo games 2020 owing to mental health issues said, “I have to put my pride aside. I have to do what’s right for me and focus on my mental health and not jeopardize my health and well-being.” (Video by Venkatesh. S)

  • Wildlife Conservation Through The Lens Of A Nikon Influencer

    While Dr Latika Nath was interested in photography from a young age, the nature of her work on animal behavior led her to use it more extensively. What sets apart Dr Latika Nath’s photography from others is the compelling story behind every photograph. Known for her wildlife photography, Dr Nath has photographed all eight species of the larger cats across the world. Her work in wildlife photography has been recognized by institutions like the Discovery channel, National Geographic and BBC. In this video, Dr Latika Nath, a Nikon Expertive takes us through her world of wildlife photography. (Interviewed and video produced by Manasi Phadnis; Video edited by Dhruv Sharma)

  • Man Vs Wild: The Great Indian ‘Jugaad’

    Jugaad. A term that Indians take great pride in, whether it’s a jugaad to find a way around traffic rules or whether it’s to bend a few forest rules. It’s a tussle between the authorities and the Indian citizens, says Dr Latika Nath, a conservationist. In this video, Dr Nath highlights the shift in behavior of an Indian tourist visiting a national park in the West versus visiting an Indian national park. (Interviewed and video produced by Manasi Phadnis; Video edited by Dhruv Sharma)

  • Sherni And Amul: Putting A Spotlight On Women In Wildlife

    When Dr Latika Nath forayed into the space of wildlife conservation, there were just a handful of women in the field . Today, Instagram pages dedicated to ‘women of the wild’ are proof of women’s increasing participation in fieldwork. Sherni, a recent film on Amazon Prime with actress Vidya Balan playing a forest officer, is testimony to the headway that women in wildlife are making. When mainstream media puts a spotlight on women in wildlife, the world sits up and takes notice, says Dr Latika Nath. Watch the video to know more. (Interviewed and video produced by Manasi Phadnis; Video edited by Dhruv Sharma)

  • Wildlife Ecotourism: The Role Of Tourists

    Ecotourism, responsible tourism, sustainable tourism. These are some of the buzzwords in today’s age. And, at the heart of them all is the tourist. Dr Latika Nath’s efforts in ecotourism are well-known and The Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOI) has awarded her for her work in the field. In this video, Dr Latika Nath speaks about the role of tourists and why an aware tourist is key to green tourism. (Interviewed and video produced by Manasi Phadnis; Video edited  by Dhruv Sharma)

  • Latika Nath, The ‘Tiger Princess’ In Chiffon Saris Who Broke Barriers In Wildlife Conservation

    She stormed into the world of wildlife conservation at a time when women in the field were few and far between. The challenges were many, but she persevered. Meet Dr Latika Nath, the first Indian and a woman to do a doctorate on tigers. Even as Dr Latika Nath worked for tiger conservation, her love for the wild led her to go beyond tigers. She has worked with several international organizations on many species including the Asian elephant, snow leopards, the gangetic dolphin, wild buffalos and other high-altitude mammals. Focusing on her love for writing and photography, Dr Latika Nath uses these tools to spread awareness about wildlife conservation. Presently, Dr Latika Nath is working on a new conservation tourism project called ‘Hidden India’, connecting  wilderness with cultures and communities. From being awarded the title of ‘Tiger Princess of India’ by National Geographic to being a Nikon influencer, Dr Latika Nath’s journey has been an inspiration to many. But there’s more to this ‘Tiger Princess’ than just tigers. Watch this video to know more about this incredible ecologist who dons many hats as a scientist, researcher, conservationist, author, wildlife photographer and now an underwater photographer. (Interviewed and produced by Manasi Phadnis; Video edited by Dhruv Sharma)

  • 3 TikTok-viral kitchen gadgets you can get on Amazon

    In The Know Cooking Editor Ellie Conley has been scrolling TikTok all week to bring you the best kitchen gadgets that you can find on Amazon. Shop with Ellie here: Our team is dedicated to finding and telling you more about the products and deals we love. If you love them too and decide to purchase through the links below, we may receive a commission. Pricing and availability are subject to change.

  • Now Streaming: Surrogacy, 14 pheras and online Chutzpah rule the week

    Hello, namaste, adab - a warm welcome to all of you on our show Now Streaming. On today’s episode we have a new binge list and an interview with the cast of the quirky new OTT series, Chutzpah. Other cool interviews to watch: Pratik Gandhi Unplugged 'I was the don in the bedroom' Amit Sial: The world outside is very adult In conversation with Huma Qureshi For more videos subscribe to our YouTube channel

  • Mirabai Chanu: To Be A Big Player Or Achieve Something Big, You Have To Make Sacrifices

    The life of Mirabai Chanu who is the first Indian medalist for the Tokyo Games 2020 has been nothing short of struggles and sacrifices. We celebrate the ace weightlifter’s words in today’s thought of the day. (Video by Venkatesh. S)

  • The Many Facets Of Huma Qureshi

    Starting off as a model in television ads, Huma Qureshi came into the limelight with her supporting act in Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2 in 2012. Watch the video to know about her journey from being an acting powerhouse in Indian cinema to making her Hollywood debut in the Netflix release Army of the Dead (2021). (Script and video edited by Nang Tanvi)

  • Ananya Birla: Making Sound Waves The ‘Hindustani Way

    A global pop sensation. A mental health advocate. An entrepreneur. And presently, the one who is making billions of Indians cheer for the national contingent with the Hindustani Way. Meet Ananya Birla, the first homegrown artist to go Platinum with an English track. From Meant To Be and Livin’ The Life to her lockdown hit single Let There Be Love and Hindustani Way, the official cheer song for the Tokyo Games, Ananya Birla’s quick climb up the charts is testimony to her commitment to her music. When asked whether her last name bogs her down, Birla quipped, “I am very proud to be a Birla and I hope that through my life, I'm able to do certain things and impact people, which only add to the legacy that I'm born into. I don't see it as a competition at all.” And, that is exactly the thought that informs her initiatives, whether it’s MPower that she launched along with her mother, Neerja Birla to eradicate the stigma surrounding mental health or it’s Svatantra Microfin, a microfinance institution to lead underprivileged women in rural India towards economic empowerment. Watch the video to know more about this young gun who aims to make a positive impact in society. (Interviewed and video produced by Manasi Phadnis; Video edited by Venkatesh S)

  • Preity Zinta: If Women Want To Be Treated Equally, They Can't Just Ask For Sops And Whine About Not Being Treated Equally

    Today’s thought of the day is from actor and businesswoman Preity Zinta. She says, “people will always have an opinion, but you have to live life the way you want to. It's very easy to tell others what to do, but difficult to implement it on yourself.” (Video by Venkatesh. S)

  • Kalpana Datta: The Firebrand Revolutionary

    Born in Sripur in 1913, a village in Chittagong district of erstwhile Bengal Province, Kalpana Datta was 18 when she joined the Chittagong revolutionaries and was sentenced to life for seditious acts in 1933. She's one of the foremost women revolutionaries in India who shook the British Raj. Datta is remembered for her efforts to liberate India from the shackles of British colonists and for the upliftment of the downtrodden. Watch the video to learn about her story of resilience, strength and patriotism. (Script and video edited by Nang Tanvi)

  • This DIY candy dispenser is every child's dream come true

    This wonderful candy dispenser was made with some wood, glue, and plastic. 

  • Family is stunned when newborn baby has a full head of hair

    The beautiful baby was born with a rare condition called hyperinsulinism. 

  • These easy-zip kids gloves make life much easier for parents

    Take away the stress of getting the kids ready in a hurry during the winter. 

  • ‘Mathru Kavacham’: All You Need To Know About Kerala’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program For Pregnant Women

    To keep pregnant women safe from the pandemic, the Kerala government has launched a dedicated vaccination program called “Mathru Kavacham”. Started mid of July, this campaign helps pregnant women to receive COVID vaccine at any time during their pregnancy. Watch the video to know more. (Script and video edited by Apurva P)

  • Oksana Chusovitina: I Am One Of The Pioneers To Let Every Woman Know That You Can Be A Wife, A Mother, And An Olympic Medalist

    In today’s thought of the day, we bring to you the words by the eight-time Olympic gymnast Oksana Chusovitina. The legendary gymnast from Uzbekistan received an emotional farewell at the Tokyo Games 2020. During the occasion, she said “I'm 46 years old! Nothing's going to change.” (Video by Venkatesh. S)

  • Haryana’s Ace Wrestler Guns For A Tokyo Games Win In Wrestling

    Ace wrestler Anshu Malik, who belongs to Haryana’s Jind district, beat Shokhida Akhmedova of Uzbekistan in the semi-finals of the Asian Olympic qualifiers to secure a berth in the Tokyo Games. Watch the video to know more. (Script by Geetika Sachdev; Video produced and edited by Dhruv Sharma)

  • A Queen On And Off The Court: Top Five Sania Mirza Moments

    Marking her fourth Olympic campaign, tennis star Sania Mirza is slated to participate in the Tokyo Games this year.. Partnering with Ankita Raina, hopes are pinned on the veteran player who is establishing her comeback after a “baby break”. Even off court, she has earned the tag of a ‘badass’ who takes no prisoners. Watch the video to revisit some of her renegade moments. (Script by Sherina Poyyail; Produced by Manasi Phadnis; Video edited by Dhruv Sharma)

  • Meet Pranati Nayak, The Only Indian Gymnast To Qualify For Tokyo Games

    Indian gymnast Pranati Nayak secured a berth in the Tokyo Games, after bagging a bronze medal at the 2019 Asian Artistic Gymnastics Championships. Watch the video to know more. (Script by Geetika Sachdev; Video produced and edited by Dhruv Sharma)

  • Harsimrat Kaur Badal, A Distinctive Voice In Indian Politics

    Born in Delhi in 1966, former Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal debuted in the political arena with the 2009 general election. Kaur is a member of the Shiromani Akali Dal. Kaur stormed into the gender advocacy space with the launch of the non-profit ‘Nanhi Chhaan’ in 2008. During her tenure as the Food Processing Industries Minister, Kaur has led several pro-people initiatives such as organic food festivals supporting women entrepreneurs. Watch the video to learn more about the first MP to represent the Bathinda constituency in Parliament for the third time in a row. (Script by Sanhati Banerjee; video edited by Nang Tanvi)

  • Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu Wins Silver, India's First Medal At The Tokyo Games

    Ace weightlifter Mirabai Chanu keeps India’s medal hopes high in the Tokyo Games 2020 by winning silver medal in the women’s 49kg category. This makes her the 17th Indian to win a silver medal at the individual level since 1900. The 26-year-old also becomes the second Indian to win the medal in weightlifting after the legendary Karnam Malleswari’s historic bronze in 2000. Watch the video to know more. (Script by Apurva P; Video produced and edited by Manasi Phadnis)

  • Aditi Ashok, India’s Golfing Star To Contest In The Tokyo Games

    Ace golfer Aditi Ashok, who hails from Bengaluru, has been consistent in her performance. She stood at 28th in the Olympic rankings three years ago, and No 45 in the 60-player field in a list announced by the International Golf Federation. Watch the video to know more. (Script by Geetika Sachdev; Video produced and edited by Dhruv Sharma)