“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” (... »
Syed Zafar Mahmood. Photo: K. Murali Kumar
New Delhi, September 14, 2014

Hope floats

A protest against lethargic response to Kashmir floods was organised by Zakat Foundation of India in Jantar Mantar this past week. The participants talked about how thousands of people are still tr... »
Manit Rastogi next to the Green Park nullah Photo: Meeta Ahlawat. Photo: Meeta Ahlawat
New Delhi, September 14, 2014
Metro matrix

Canals can

After a spell of rain, the walk down a few feet from the concrete road becomes a tad tricky. Mud and wet blades of grass are easy to negotiate compared to the stink raised by puddles of human dropp... »
Chief Justice of India, K.G. Balakrishnan seen at an exhibition ''Trail of Bhagat Singh'' at Supreme Court Museum. Photo: S. Subramanium
New Delhi, September 14, 2014
Museum Musings

Regal and supreme

As I near the conclusion of this series, I am beginning to realise that there is no dearth of museums in this country. In Delhi at least there are many more museums than one can imagine. The public... »
Chef Shams Parwez is one of the very few chefs with strong roots in Mughlai cuisine
New Delhi, September 14, 2014

Flattered by a platter

A starter that often becomes the main course whenever served to a carnivore like me, the kabab family has fascinated me since childhood. The aroma of well cooked kababs — best enjoyed right off th... »
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... »
Husna Rahaman has recently come up with Spice Sorcery, yet another cookbook of her community but written in an engaging personalised storybook format.
New Delhi, September 14, 2014

Family and food

Following in her grandmother’s footsteps, whose Hajra’s Recipes of Life for Life, published in 2010, perhaps became the first book in English on Kutchi Memon cooking, Husna Rahaman has recen... »
The panel stressed that 16-year-olds, who come from poverty stricken families, cannot be administered the same quantum of punishment as adults.
New Delhi, September 14, 2014

Justice for Juveniles

With the Juvenile Justice Bill set to be discussed threadbare in Parliament, socially-conscious individuals from different professions articulated their views on why juvenile criminals need to be t... »
New Delhi, September 14, 2014
Down Memory Lane

Vignettes from war days

World War II days often come to mind and don’t seem so distant after all for old-timers. There was Uncle James, Chunu Chacha to the kids, who would go up the narrow staircase of his 1869 house and... »
Delicacies at Jaypee Siddharth’s Paatra restaurant
New Delhi, September 14, 2014

Rich aromas and a whiff of memory

A few years ago, I waited for an actor friend at her residence in New Delhi. She, however, was held up at a function at Jaypee Siddharth where she had gone to light the ceremonial lamp. A couple of... »
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
New Delhi, September 14, 2014

Destination in Arab Spring

The Arab spring has swept across West Asia and North Africa, leaving behind change of governments, disturbed economy and society. Mercifully some places continue to be peaceful and can still be acc... »

Devaraja Mudali Street in George Town packs in a vast variety of merchandise, and some unusual history to boot »

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Designer Gaurang Shah, known for his exquisitely woven saris, opens a store in the city »