November 27, 2014

Small talk or conversation?

Small talk is a habit with most people especially people who are disturbed by silence. They need to fill the silence with usually inane comments about the weather. Well, in Hyderabad one can only s... »
An abstract work by Akhilesh Varma
November 27, 2014

Of colours, textures and forms

An exhibition showcasing abstract art is not common in Hyderabad, with the market being skewed towards figurative works. The rare few go unnoticed unless they have the ability to arrest the viewer’... »
November 27, 2014

Natural progression

“A photograph shouldn't be just a picture, it should be a philosophy,” goes an adage and true to that, actor Prayaga gives out myriad expressions when asked to pose for the camera. Just 18,... »
A still from 'Way Back Home'
November 25, 2014

A Himalayan experience

This Wednesday, get ready to pack your bags to go on a Himalayan expedition. Way Back Home starting today at 8 p.m. on Pepsi MTV Indies promises an exhilarating experience for viewers. To be... »
A woodcut etching by Soghra Khurasani
HYDERABAD, November 24, 2014

My name is red

Soghra Khurasani belongs to the young breed of artists that believes in using multiple formats and media to give an expression to their thoughts. Now based in Baroda, the Vizag-bred artist has exhi... »
Actor Rana Daggubati. Photo: Nagara Gopal
November 24, 2014

‘Period films are heroic’

Actor Rana Daggubati says he didn’t mind working in two back-to-back Telugu period films Baahubali and Rudhramadevi because he finds them ‘heroic’ and ‘powerful’. “I didn’t... »
Naseeruddin Shah. Photo: K. Bhagya Prakash
November 23, 2014

Their stories, their voices

“Halfway through the production of Mughal-e-Azam, we were not even talking to each other. The classic scene with the feather coming between our lips, which set a million imaginations on fire, wa... »
Shailendra Singh with his new book 'The True Story of Sunburn'
November 21, 2014

Sunburn saga in words

Sunburn festival, one of the largest music festivals is back, this time in the form of a book. Telling its story is none other than Sunburn inceptor and joint MD of Percept, Shailendra Singh. On a... »
Still from movie Happy Ending
November 21, 2014

Happy Ending: A light read

Director duo Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K.are known to play with genres and their light touches work with actors who don’t come with the baggage of stardom. 99 and Shor in the City are examples of... »
Still from the movie Rowdy Fellow
November 21, 2014

Rowdy Fellow impresses

When lyricist Krishna Chaitanya announced that he would be directing a movie, it raised much curiosity to see what he would deliver. Fortunately, the lyricist turned director does not disappoint.... »
Rushda Babukhan
November 27, 2014

Kondapalli toy comes alive

Who would imagine a chess board, a skipping rope and Kondapalli dolls would find place in an Ikebana arrangement? But all these formed a delightful combination at the conclusion of a five-day chil... »
The cd cover of Yeh Mujhe Kya Huwa
November 27, 2014

Song for the youth

Puja Neelam Kapoor is a prodigy in music. Blessed with boundless knowledge of music and certified by 17 world records, she has been honoured by Indian Tele Academy the youngest achiever.With... »
November 27, 2014

It’s raining music

Music lovers in the city have a reason to cheer this season. With several artistes lining up to perform in the twin cities, most music enthusiasts have their diaries blocked. From international art... »
Lad Bazaar against the setting sun. Photo: G.Ramakrishna
HYDERABAD, November 25, 2014

A guided tour into a maze

Space is a scarce commodity in the vicinity of Charminar. Navigating through the maze of roads requires special skill. One needs to be careful to not tread on anyone’s toes and ensure one doesn’t... »
Raghav Modi
November 24, 2014

Between the pages

Every Sunday at 3 p.m., book lovers on twitter discuss authors, genres and publishing trends in a session moderated by The Sunday Book Club (@TSBookClub). The TSBC has crossed 112 weeks and has at... »
November 24, 2014

Sankranti bonanza

The line-up of films expected in Sankranti 2015 is getting longer, leading to speculations of last minute change in dates to avoid clash of the biggies. Producer Suresh Babu had already blocked mid... »
Singer Fatoumata Diawara
November 23, 2014

Freedom of the spirit

In the glitzy world of music where singers hope to walk in the hall of fame as a big star, Fatoumata Diawara is an exception. The soft spoken artiste isn’t interested in fame or boasting about her... »
Still from movie The Equalizer
November 21, 2014

The Equalizer: Singham goes to Hollywood

Denzel Washington is too cool for his own good. Based on a TV show, The Equalizer has shifted the action from New York where the TV show was set, to Boston. The basic premise remains the sa... »
A still from the film
November 21, 2014

Bangaaru Talli: Not for the weak hearted

Week after week, when one gets to watch films that re-churn staid commercial formula, boredom creeps in and one wonders where the truly absorbing stories are. And then, out of the blue comes a Tel... »
November 21, 2014

Mission sports

He is actually a sportsman who dabbles in games and sports. So when playing outdoor isn’t possible, “I have my gaming zone anyways,” laughs Vijayender Tulla, chairman of SVM Gaming and Bowling and... »

Meet Sneha Sharma and Mira Erda, two women racers of India who are undaunted by the challenges of the male dominated field of motor sport »

A friend comes bearing a gift of Persimmon and teaches the author how to use it in a delicious dessert »

As part of Crafts Council of India’s golden jubilee celebrations, efforts are being made to revive the exquisite Parsi Gara embroidery. Apoorva Sripathi meets the people behind the initiative »