South Asia


I forgot the art of showering in cold water

When Deepak Singh was growing up in India, he always bathed in cold water. Quickly. Now that he lives in the US, he's come to appreciate a hot shower. And luxuriate. When he went home for a visit to India recently, he realized that he'd gone soft.


Remembering the man who reinvented an ancient Indian musical style

Carnatic music is an ancient Indian style that relies on compositions hundreds of years old. But Uppalapu "Mandolin" Srinivas was the first man in history to introduce a Western instrument to the genre, earning him adoration from artists and fans. Srinivas died earlier this month after a liver transplant.