Hightlight

A new study from the University of Oxford has found menstrual cycles don’t actually link up, even if women live or work together. In actual fact, the research showed the opposite seemed to be true and cycles between women living in close proximity actually diverged over time. Partnering with fertility app Clue, researchers took 1,500 responses before narrowing the field to 360 pairs of women who lived together, monitoring data of three cycles in a row. The results indicated 273 of the pairings...
On May 28, 2013, artist Bharti Kher sent an email to a select group from the Indian art fraternity. It went something like this: “As I sit these mornings and look at my mailbox, something about where I’m from, and at, bothers me as the news from Venice Biennale filters in: pavilions from Angola (population 19.6 million, civil wars 1975 to 2002), Azerbaijan (9.173 million), Tuvalu (population 9,847)… yes, smaller than Lajpat Nagar! Bangladesh, Iraq, Kuwait, Maldives, Montenegro, special par...
It came as little surprise that The Crown lead the way in the nomination stakes this morning, receiving five nods – including one for leading actress Claire Foy, who is hotly tipped to take home the prize. However, there were a few omissions that have raised questions – such as Tom Hiddleston missing out on a leading actor nomination for his performance in The Night Manager. From the expected to the near misses, see the full list of nominees for this year’s BAFTA TV Awards belo...
The late Zaha Hadid’s influence on fashion and design is unparalleled. To celebrate her legacy, Bulgari is unveiling the new B.zero1 Design Legend by Zaha Hadid. We trace the many versions of this ring. 1/9   ...
Her statuesque frame, perfectly sculpted jawline and we-ought-to-hit-the-gym-right-now abs aside, it is cover girl Kriti Sanon’s laid-back chic style that is hard to miss. Effortless and fuss-free, she has mastered the art of striking a balance with her just right but never too much vibe. Vogue breaks down the style lessons worth picking up from her repertoire. 1/20 ...
Melbourne is known as one of the top cities in the world for street art. Dean Sunshine has been documenting the aerosol art movement for over a decade now and has seen it rise from it’s origins as a graffiti subculture to being widely accepted by local authorities, businesses and the general public, especially international tourists. Here are some of his favourite pieces which are all still available for anyone to see and enjoy. ...
While we already rounded up all the best smoothening hair products you should use, there’s nothing like a pampering salon visit every once in a while. Using an anti-frizz or softening shampoo and conditioner is essential, however, your hair needs an extra shot of nutrients every two-three weeks. We rounded up the best anti-frizz hair spas for you to choose from. You won’t be disappointed. Queen-O-Wow This treatment makes use of the benefits of quinoa, it’s a natural source of iron, calcium...
“If you must blink, blink now.” And thus starts one of the most poetic, touching films that you’ve not heard of (even if it won a BAFTA award and received an Academy Award nomination). Kubo (Art Parkinson) is a storyteller who can make origami fly by strumming his little lute. But he never gets to the end of his stories because he’s been warned by his mom to always make his way home before nightfall, lest his grandfather, the Moon King, and his evil aunts find him and steal his one remai...
May in Ayemenem is a  hot, brooding month. The days are long and humid. The river shrinks and black crows gorge on bright mangoes in still, dust-green trees. Red bananas ripen. Jackfruits burst. Dissolute bluebottles hum vacuously in the fruity air. Then they stun themselves against clear windowpanes and die, fatly baffled by the sun. The nights are clear, but suffused with sloth and sullen expectation.” — The God Of Small Things While Arundhati Roy’s picture of summer is unnerving, f...
Blues singer and songwriter Beth Hart is just returning from a show in Detroit, playing with the Jimi Hendrix Experience band when we settle in for a telephone interview. Just so you know, Hart is a 45-year-old, Grammy-nominated heart-on-her-sleeve singer who’s performed with everyone from Buddy Guy to Jeff Beck to Slash and Joe Bonamassa. She’s seen tough times where she spent an entire year at home, waning off drug addiction and slowly getting back to songwriting, one that led her to the p...
Colson Whitehead has won this year’s Pulitzer Prize for fiction for his book The Underground Railroad. The book about slaves escaping via a railroad beat contenders like Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett and The Sport of Kings by CE Morgan. (Barry Jenkins, whose Moonlight won Best Picture at this year’s Oscars, is reportedly adapting Whitehead’s book into a limited series.) The awards were announced at Columbia University in New York on Wednesday. “Giddy-up, motherf**ker!” was how the a...
Ready to flaunt your favourite labels? Logos are king this season, and whether they’re updated vintage monograms or bold names in capitals, it’s the trend taking over the fashion radar. 1/11   ...