COMPETITORS TURNED FRIENDS Emelia Jackson and Renae Smith Photo: Sudhakara Jain
March 5, 2015

Of rasgullas and chicken tikka

A few months ago, they were battling it out on prime-time TV on MasterChef Australia Season 6, as most of India too cheered on, and this week, contestants Emelia Jackson and Renae Smith were... »
March 4, 2015

A vivid re-telling

The boundaries of theatre are being stretched everyday to explore alternative ways of telling contemporary stories. Two Women Talking, ever so relevant in these times when women’s voices are... »
March 4, 2015

Moving people, one story at a time

A streetlight on during the day, an unexpected disquiet at the breakfast table, a rainy day, growing older – these everyday happenings evoke a memory. Taking the ordinary and making it s... »
Some try to keep themselves away from it during Lent
March 3, 2015

Tech takes a Lenten break

It is a ritual Novel Nathan has been observing for some years now. Every day after coming back from school, he logs on to Facebook to stay connected with his friends and relatives. Since the Ash We... »
Humour scene has to get vibrant.
March 3, 2015

Comics unleashed

With the internet and the rise of the social media, comedy and stand up comics especially in India got a fresh lease of life. Making fun of bollywood and political personalities, spoofing them, pro... »
Artist Manjunath V Kalledevar Photo: Sudhakara Jain.
March 3, 2015

When the artist took the plunge

Two years ago, scores of pilgrims from across the country made their way towards Allahabad for the Mahakumbh Mela, an event of mammoth proportions that takes place once in 144 years. The objective... »
Pooja Kumar with Kamal Hassan.
March 2, 2015

Getting her moves right

It was a Skype call that drew U.S.-based Pooja Kumar to the studios of Kodambakkam. She was in the U.S. a few years ago and actor Kamal Haasan, having seen some of her work online, called her. “He... »
The people behind the numbers Is what Swati set out to detail.
Bengaluru, March 2, 2015

A journey of life

Swati Chanda’s first novel Drowning Fish (Hachette India) spans three generations. The novels follows women from East Bengal after the 1950s, to a humble home in Triangular Park in Calcutta... »
The lush green countryside of Coorg offered a great backdrop for the story.
March 2, 2015

When location is character

A love story set in the lush coffee plantations of Coorg, where love blooms when the coffee flowers bloom! And you have a Kodava protagonist in a Hindi movie! Co-written by Mumbaikar from Kerala, M... »
Make it an integral part of your life. Photo: Jean Henrique Wichinoski
March 1, 2015
Urban yoga

How to make yoga a habit

The first few months of yoga practice are the most fun. It’s all new and exciting. Last week, you couldn’t touch your toes and today you can. Last week, you could only balance for a few seconds be... »
March 4, 2015

Life in a city

The term ‘Bangalored’ made its way into the English language as a verb, to describe Americans and Europeans losing their jobs to feisty startups and call centres that heralded the growth of the IT... »
The typical mix of black and white, together with the grey checks will always be a favourite but fashion experts say the colour palette for gingham prints will be in sync with what one would ideally expect during the warmer months.
March 4, 2015

It’s Gingham style

More often than not, we take fashion cues from celebrities. And if we go by what Kim Kardashian, Blake Lively and Jessica Alba, among others, were spotted wearing not too long ago, we could tell yo... »
Music directors Laxmikant (left) and Pyarelal (middle) with singer Mohammed
March 3, 2015

Words are easy, friends are hard to find

This is how most fairy tales are – they start with ordinariness, but end in palaces. Much of the early story of Lakshmikant-Pyarelal, music directors who ruled the Hindi film industry for over fou... »
This SwiftpointGT mouse comes with natural touch gestures
March 3, 2015

Alternative to touchpads

The Swiftpoint mouse has been created for those who have to work on their laptops for long hours and detest using the touch pad. It is a small, wireless mouse that can be used directly on the surf... »
The Magic Threads store.
Bengaluru, March 3, 2015

The magic of her threads

Vimla Crasta has absolutely no training in dress designing. But, today she has a large number of clientele that flocks to her store, on 100 Feet Road, Koramangala, to pick up party wear. Wait! Don’... »
Only music can bridge differences, believe Mukhtiyar and Mathias.
March 2, 2015

On a musical adventure

For composers, musicians and collaborator duo Mukhtiyar Ali and Mathias Duplessy, nothing means more than connecting with people through their message of love in their music. The popular duo... »
A bold statement Ashavari Photo: Sudhakara Jain
March 2, 2015

A terrible beauty

Dressed in black, stylish cropped hair and a face devoid of make up, Ashavari Majumdar strikes you as a very unconventional classical dancer. Even during the interview she talks sans the hand gestu... »
Editing apps add sparkle to moments captured on the go.
March 2, 2015

Click, edit, share

‘Every monkey with a camera thinks he is a photographer,’ goes a joke on Facebook. As long as you have a phone with a camera of decent resolution, you don’t really need an SLR to show off your phot... »
Nana Patekar
March 1, 2015

A man of conviction

Industry people say that if you are in Nana Patekar’s firing line, beware of his mood. Over the years the actor has mellowed down but his wry humour is still intact. When one praises his performanc... »

The world of automobiles has borrowed metaphors from other spheres of life and returned the favour »

I like visiting Calcutta. I enjoy the hustle and bustle of the streets, the crowds, the talkative taxi drivers – and the food. Every time I go there, I find that a new restaurant has opened up some... »

Nitin Bal Chauhan’s women’s collection is inspired by an iconic British ship »