Pritha Sen and her dishes served at the recently Goalondo Steamer food festival in Gurgaon
September 19, 2014
Food spot

Gaining steam, moving ahead

We live in interesting times. If you are a good cook and want to showcase your food, you don’t have to run or own a restaurant or a catering service. You can do a pop up – which is an excellent way... »
Tender fish enveloped in thin slices of zucchini would make for a dish to relish
September 19, 2014
Chef's corner

The zucchini magic

Nothing can be simpler and healthier than this dish. The flavours of zucchini blend with the fish when grilled and further derive from thyme and pepper and kasundi mustard. This dish looks open to... »
A still from the film
September 19, 2014

Rebels with a cause

Agneya Singh got into filmmaking via the documentary route. Disillusioned by mainstream cinema, and “how escapist it was”, he found in documentaries a form that could hold the charge of ideas he fe... »
Artist Krishen Khanna with his painting. Photo Shiv Kumar Pushpakar
September 19, 2014

Not a pretty picture

Painting has always been a difficult profession. Earlier the method of support was different. The king played the patron. With British Raj everything changed. In Japan, an artist is a national tre... »
A scene from a production at Kingdom of Dreams
September 19, 2014

Just dream on…

It is the power of the theatre to create magic that has lent it an incredible enduring power to survive over the centuries. In India commercial theatre companies with rudimentary devices created mi... »
New Delhi, September 17, 2014

The flame burns bright

In the hustle and bustle of the ‘real’ world, when artists put up performances or exhibitions that take us momentarily out of our mundane existence and onto a different plane, the tendency is to en... »
RIDE WITH PRIDE It is now possible to drive a hired car in the NCR
New Delhi, September 17, 2014

Freedom on wheels

Travelling in the NCR (National Capital Region) is getting easier than ever before. First people had the option of renting luxury cars, now the comfort gets to the common man’s level with the comin... »
HEALTH TIPS A child at the medical check-up organised by Human Child Age Care Educational Society in association with Narain Swasthya Kendra.
New Delhi, September 17, 2014

Lending a helping hand

In a society every effort and project towards the betterment of its members counts. It is more important when the focus is on children who are the future of a nation. Working on this principle, Hu... »
Specially trained monkeys and its
New Delhi, September 17, 2014
Capital Check

Those were the days...

The Delhi I love, as I once wrote for the British Council’s Keeping in Touch project, is all but consigned to the dustbin of history. But, thank God, there is nostalgia, that wonderful walk down me... »
STRUNG TOGETHER Violin Sisters M. Lalitha (left) and M. Nandini at The One restaurant in Le Meridien, New Delhi. Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar
New Delhi, September 17, 2014
Table for Two

Slice of life

The Delhi weather is a bit muggy. It has rained recently but when the sun shines it’s hot. Rather like Chennai, perhaps. So the Chennai-based M. Lalitha and M. Nandini, popularly known as the Violi... »
A dish at The Hiatus at the Qutub Hotel
September 19, 2014

For a meal of life

Delhi restaurateurs are not leaving any stone unturned to present the city as the food capital of India. The Hiatus at the Qutub Hotel serves progressive modern cuisine and I was surprised to find... »
Suraj Ghai Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma
September 19, 2014

Anonymity for a companion

For six decades, Delhi-based artist Suraj Ghai has been depicting the deprivation of the homeless, amputees begging for alms on the streets of Banaras and the widening gap between the creamy layer... »
Students studying in a
Photo A. M. Faruqui
September 19, 2014
Hindi belt

Us, them and we

When the Supreme Court ruled that there was nothing unconstitutional about according Urdu the status of second official language in Uttar Pradesh, I was shocked to learn that the litigant who chal... »
LIMELIGHT President Pranab Mukherjee confers the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award on tabla-maker Qasim Khan Niyazi, whose career was revived due to the intervention of Pandit Durga Lal. Photo: V.V. Krishnan
September 19, 2014

Art of living, science of survival

Eminent classical singer Malti Gilani founded the Bade Ghulam Ali Khan Yadgaar Sabha after the demise of her guru, the great vocalist of the Patiala gharana Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, but on the advice... »
“Liveism” by Sumit Kumar Bera and group was organised recently at the All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society.
New Delhi, September 17, 2014

Different strokes

Art is not easy to define and an artist’s work is just as hard to appreciate. These aspects came to light during a group painting exhibition, “Liveism” by Sumit Kumar Bera and group, which was orga... »
New Delhi, September 17, 2014

Different steps

The biblical Dance of Salome was an inspiration at a birthday in Delhi last weekend. The day was dedicated to a girl nicknamed Tiny and the dance gestures enacted were not those of ancient times bu... »
New Delhi, September 17, 2014

Every breath you take...

INHALE EXHALE: Right breathing for good health. Breath is our initiator, our propeller and our oxygenator. The main job of our respiratory system is to take oxygen from atmosphere through nostril into our air sacs, the alveolar system. The air... »
LEARNING ABOUT MONEY: Robert Kiyosaki, writer of “Rich Dad Poor Dad
New Delhi, September 17, 2014

Of rich and poor

Robert Kiyosaki, writer of “Rich Dad Poor Dad” is emphatic that there is lack of financial education in the system prevalent in the schools world over. “There is no financial education in the insti... »
FILMY FARE Vegetarian burger at Mumbai Matinee. Located in Noida’s Sector 18 market, this Bollywood café is the brainchild of husband-wife duo Prateek and Seep Gambhir
New Delhi, September 17, 2014

House full

I grew up in a family where dinner was discussed at the breakfast table and Bollywood songs were the background music all day long. I still remember that my uncle, with whom I shared my room, used... »
Painter and author Bulbul Sharma. Photo: S. Subramanium
New Delhi, September 17, 2014

On the wings of words

While the city grapples with crowds and exhaust fumes, work stress and household errands, Bulbul Sharma’s new book takes flight, carrying its reader away to another city. “Grey Hornbills at Dusk” (... »

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