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Excerpt from ‘The Hype Machine’ by Sinan Aral: on fitness, friends, and social media

On August 6, 2016, Greg Van Avermaet rode for his life in Rio de Janeiro. Beginning in Copacabana, he raced his bicycle 150 miles through the Ipanema, Barra, and Reserva…

PV Sindhu: ‘Winning the Olympic gold is the ultimate aim’

Two words: “I Retire”. On November 2, a social media post bearing this message on its cover went online and did what it was expected to: make people sit up…

Race, raft and camp in the open Himalayas at Wild Warrior Ventures’ adventure challenge

Up by the Himalayas, in the town of Devprayag, rivers Alaknanda, Saraswati and Bhagirathi mix their own shades of blue to become the Ganges. It is here on a cool…

Even as we are afraid for our own health, let us help each other grow

COVID-19, its impact on each of us, the sadness many of us are experiencing as we know and hear of people passing on or afflicted by illness, reminds me of…

Easy workout at home using wheel power

The power wheel, similar in the way it looks to its more common cousin the ab wheel that has narrower handles and no pedals, helps work on the core muscles…

A porter’s journey to Muay Thai glory

“A true fighter does not attack; he/she only defends,” says IV Sadiq, a porter at the Palayam market in Kozhikode, who represented India at the Muay Thai Pro Fight World…

10 life hacks that will make your journey to wellness easier

1. The market isn’t your only source of veggies; try foraging If you want a greater variety of vegetables in your diet, you may not find everything you need at…

Race to the ceiling with a rock-climbing wall in your home by Fit Rock Arena

A rock-climbing wall inside a Chennai home, installed by Fit Rock Arena For those who have spent the lockdown figuratively climbing the walls, there is now a fun alternative: installing…

How the Wheelchair Basketball Federation of India is working to help differently-abled athletes in COVID times

This year has not been kind to sportspeople. With COVID-19 and the ensuing lockdown, teams had to bid sports facilities and group training, an abrupt adieu. Differently-abled athletes have got…

A week of health, fitness, diet, and nutrition with The Hindu MetroPlus

To set you up for the rest of the year, The Hindu MetroPlus, brings you a week of Instagram chats. With the festive season around the corner and mobility still…

Major Modigliani show sheds new light on how artist worked

Written by Hannah McGivern This article was originally published by The Art Newspaper, an editorial partner of CNN Style. More than a century after the death of Amedeo Modigliani, a…

Iran allows detained New Zealand social media influencers to leave

Two New Zealanders detained in Iran for the last few months have been allowed to leave the country, New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said on Wednesday. New…