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May 4, 2015

Let’s tell the young ones a story

Grandparents make for some of the best storytellers. In a society that boasts of strong oral tradition, elders at home have played a crucial role in narrating stories from mythology and folklore to... »
A still from 'Uttara Villain'. Photo: Special Arrangement
May 4, 2015

Ordinary film from extraordinary star

Be it narcissism, be it ambition or a last desire, Manoranjan wants to come up with one great performance that will make him immortal...he wants a film that will be remembered for posterity. Now th... »
May 3, 2015

Chair that exercises with you

Many people want to exercise, but are just unable to conjure up enough energy to hit the gym. The TAO Chair is exactly what they need. This chair has been designed to provide a dynamic workout for... »
Anjuli Bhattacharyya, Prithviraj Ramaswamy and Jade Naidu at a show Photo: G.Ramakrishna
May 1, 2015

Fusion is the way forward

Celebrations for the International Dance Day are on at Ravindra Bharathi. As the team of six dancers rehearses under neon lights to the chants of ‘Om Namah Shivaya’, Prithviraj Ramaswamy, the artis... »
A screenshot from Silambarasan's dubsmash video, where he lipsyncs to Rajinikanth's dialogue from Padaiyappa
HYDERABAD, May 1, 2015

Dub for fun

A break in her shooting schedule and actress Lavanya Tripathi posts a dubsmash video on instagram, lip-syncing to ‘Darling I’m a nightmare dressed like a daydream’ from Taylor’s Swift’s ‘Blank Spac... »
April 30, 2015

In a happy space

Lavanya Tripathi is in a happy space. The girl, who shot to fame with Andala Rakshasi and played a cameo role in Manam, has her hands full with three Telugu films and offers from the... »
Sanjay Thumma prepares kallu chicken.
April 29, 2015

Here come the vloggers

Visiting a new city and want to know what street food it has to offer? Or are you on the lookout for inspiring stories of people who made it big in their own small way? Enter the world of vloggers... »
Mataam Al Turki at  Moosarambagh Photo: G.Ramakrishna
April 28, 2015

An Arabian aroma

Think of Arabian food in Hyderabad and one conjures up images of mutton mandi, mutton khabsa, chicken mandi and batair fry with mandi rice. From the food joints in Tolic... »
A MORSEL IN GOLD: Bangaru kodi pulao. Photo: Special Arrangement
May 4, 2015

All that glitters is ‘pulao’

Legend has it that one of the Nizams of Hyderabad used to eat gold-laced paan as an aphrodisiac and that’s how he could keep his several wives happy. With the end of the Nizam era, gold leaf... »
Actor Ranbir Kapoor.
May 4, 2015

Ranbir Kapoor’s special gesture

Ranbir Kapoor, nephew of Shashi Kapoor, narrated the journey of the veteran actor-producer in the showbiz through a special video screened at the 62nd National Film Awards ceremony when his uncle... »
A painting by K. Nageswara Rao
May 3, 2015

Artists’ labour of love

The colours, canvases and photographs speak of the passion and pain of being a part of the working class. At Ailamma Art Gallery, 14 artists honour the nameless, faceless men and women who do diffe... »
Lakshmi Prabhala
HYDERABAD, May 1, 2015

A kaleidoscope called Hyderabad

There is a surprise waiting at every other turn in the gullies of Old City, for a keen observer. The area is a treasure trove if you are a photographer. Navigating through the streets, it’s common... »
A candle light rally at the Osmania University for Nepal quake victims
April 30, 2015

A pledge to help

It happened over six days ago but the memory is fresh in Lekhnath Pathak’s mind. He was in the lab around 12 noon when his Nepali friend from Delhi called. Busy at work, Lekhnath cut the call and h... »
Sania Mirza is riding a wave of success of late. Photo: V.V. Subrahmanyam
April 29, 2015

Looking back in satisfaction

The 28-year-old Sania is to tennis what Viswanathan Anand is to chess, Sachin Tendulkar to cricket — a true phenomenon. Everything is so natural about her game. Women’s Tennis Ass... »
Krish Jagarlamudi. Photo: K. Ramesh Babu
April 29, 2015

Line between right and wrong

“A script, studio and a star… everything was given to me on a platter. I am lucky and should thank Sanjay Leela Bhansali for this,” says director Krish Jagarlamudi, making his debut in Hindi with t... »
April 28, 2015

Chair that exercises with you

Many people want to exercise, but are just unable to conjure up enough energy to hit the gym. The TAO Chair is exactly what they need. This chair has been designed to provide a dynamic workout for... »