students performing at Kochi Biennale
December 26, 2014

Kashmir, just normal

Tragedies, at times, bring out the extraordinary in us. Look at the Kashmir section in the Students’ Biennale and you will understand how. Fourteen students from the Institute of Music and Fine Ar... »
The jacket of the book
December 26, 2014
Hindi Belt

Of Bharat, raga and reality

Kuldeep Kumar If one were to make a list of 10 most popular Hindi novels, Shrilal Shukla’s “Raag Darbari” will definitely be among the first five. It is one of those books whose popularity and literary status c... »
FOOD TO DIE FOR Shots from some of the eateries which scored with the food lovers Photo: Meeta Ahlawat
New Delhi, December 26, 2014

Many a memorable bite

It’s the season to be jolly – and what could be jollier than a food trip down memory lane? So this week I shall raise a toast to some of the happy food encounters of 2014. It’s been a good year, w... »
LAYERS OF TASTE Roasted king scallop in chilli bean sauce at Le Meridien, New Delhi
December 26, 2014
Chef's corner

Tossed with veggies

This is an easy to make, tasty Chinese non-vegetarian recipe that has the power to provoke the chef in you this weekend. The recipe is sent by Senior Master Chinese Chef, Balkrishan Chouhan of Le... »
Rahul Bhat in
December 26, 2014

Ugly: Masks off

In Hindi there is a deceptively simple proverb, Bagal mein chhora shehar mein dhindora, which carries a deeper meaning. What you are searching for everywhere is right under your nose. Anura... »
Fans looking at the poster of the film.
New Delhi, December 26, 2014

Playing by the image

Like his counterparts up North, Rajinikanth doesn’t seem interested in breaking off his hard-earned image. Here director K.S. Ravikumar is more interested in catering to what fans expect from the s... »
Dipavali Hazra
December 26, 2014

The laws of motion

Physics and philosophy are not so far apart really. If one investigates the physical world, the other teaches us how to relate to it. And physics graduate Dipavali Hazra seems to have found another... »
In aggressive mode: Gautam Rode
December 24, 2014

Mystery man

After playing Saras in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saraswatichandra, Gautam Rode is playing the mighty Rudra in Arvind Babbal’s contemporary mythological thriller, Mahakumbh on Life OK. <... »
One of the performers at the event
December 24, 2014

A blend of the old and the new

It was an interesting mix of the old and the new. Music connoisseurs of the Capital were treated to astounding range of rock music from the 1960s to contemporary times at “Black and White Moments:... »
Partha Pratim Bose
December 24, 2014

Chaotic breathing, cosmic energy

There is an octogenarian lady, a patient of renal disease on frequent dialysis for the past few years, whose health had been deteriorating. She was refusing to eat and swallow, partly be... »
WALL OF LIBERATION Unnikrishnan with his brick wall which he calls his visual diary, displayed at Kochi-Muziris Biennale
December 26, 2014

Brick as a canvas

Amidst a pantheon of stars participating at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB), the youngest of them all, the 23 year-old Unnikrishnan C doesn’t seem to be star-struck. At Whorled Explorations, the s... »
NEW INITIATIVE J.J. Valaya. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty
December 26, 2014

Foraying into the interiors

Normally, any professional be it a businessman, journalist, sportsperson or designer likes to work to his strength and field of expertise. But for Indian couturier JJ Valaya there exist no fixed p... »
FROM MUMBAI WITH LOVE Pav Bhaji at Shiv Sagar
December 26, 2014

The original flavour

With winters in full swing as a matter of policy I make it a point that my every meal should be non-vegetarian. But when an iconic brand like Shiv Sagar makes a debut a cheat meal for a day is wort... »
SUCCULENT PRAWNS A dish available
December 26, 2014

Toast to the New Year

The New Year is all but here and restaurants across the city are getting ready to welcome the revellers. Among them is Benihana which will welcome all for New Year’s eve celebration in a theatrica... »
A scene from
December 26, 2014

Night at the Museum: Let the day break!

Almost a decade back when the museum pieces came alive at night, we had a magical anarchy on display. It was never meant to be an intelligent piece of cinema but when exhibits from different time... »
UNENDING ENJOYMENT Scenes at Dilli Ke Pakwaan Festival which ends on December 30
December 26, 2014

No end to fun on year-end

The National Capital Region’s inhabitants are eager to enjoy themselves though there is a dearth of occasions and places to do so. This is self-evident at Dilli Ke Pakwaan Festival organised by Del... »
'Let the work speak': Anurag Kashyap
December 24, 2014

‘I’ve never been a rebel’

After watching the humane side of an alien, it is time to explore the ugly side of us. Hindi films are not known to provide such a stark contrast within a week. But with Anurag Kashyap deciding to... »
Badrinath Prathi, his runner John Sharp and Race Director, Molly Sheridian
December 24, 2014

Fast and serious

Since my school days, I have keenly followed the achievements of Indian Space Research Organisation. I congratulate ISRO on its successful Mars mission in search of another home planet, on pushing... »
Bollywood Actress Hazel Keech.
December 24, 2014

Fitness her key

The old and oft repeated cliché that appearances are deceptive rings true in the case of actor Hazel Keech, whose claim to fame is Salman Khan blockbuster Bodyguard. Hazel, who looks... »
All for quality over quantity: David Davidar. Photo: S. Subramanium
December 24, 2014

In the world of books

Publishing house Aleph hosted an evening recently to celebrate the publication of its new book “A Clutch of Indian Masterpieces”, and the year’s last. Celebrating the occasion, Aleph founder... »

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