Biak Rem Sang fled Mynamar in 2009 and arrived in India with his wife, two sons and daughter. Biak works in a clothing factory as a tailor while his wife, Suizi, works in a factory that makes mobile phone chargers. They are waiting to go abroad. Photo: Shivani Dass
New Delhi, July 30, 2014

A forgotten story

The last time photographer Shivani Dass tried to approach the media to help spread awareness about the Chin community in Delhi, she was told, quite frankly, that their story held “no news value”. T... »
Rathore says he supplies fabric to the Sambhali Trust, which gets the fabric worked upon.
New Delhi, July 30, 2014

A designer with a heart

Resuscitating the dying arts and improving the socio-economic conditions of the marginalised communities of Rajasthan is as much a priority for noted Jodhpur-based designer Raghavendra Rathore as i... »
Documentary Film Maker and Visual Artist Amar Kanwar. New Delhi, Tuesday. Photo: Monica Tiwari
NEW DELHI, July 30, 2014

In speech and in deed

GPD Under50 Talks After eminent playwright and intellectual G.P. Deshpande’s passing last year, Sudhanva Deshpande of Jana Natya Manch was struck by the realisation that most of hi... »
Food becomes more interesting when it is cooked with new-age technology and appliances.
New Delhi, July 30, 2014

Hi-tech food

Food becomes more interesting when it is cooked with new-age technology and appliances. The effects were seen recently at the live kitchen of Miele’s experience centre in Jasola, Delhi.The 1... »
Chef Ravi Saxena of Dhaba has come up with a concept of evening teatime with a street food menu
NEW DELHI, July 30, 2014

Pao, tikka, bhaji...

At a time when more and more people are moving towards chic food, Indian cuisine brands such as Dhaba By Claridges hold on to their roots strong enough to present something desi and traditional on... »
Bollywood singer Richa Sharma. Photo: Nagara Gopal
New Delhi, July 27, 2014

Voice of jubilation

Already well known and respected in India, Richa Sharma and her beautifully powerful voice have been gathering fans across the ocean too. Recently, she became the first Indian artist in 34 years to... »
Unlike other Hauz Khas properties, ELF was quite spacious with lots of wooden interiors which gave a nice rustic yet modern feel.
New Delhi, July 27, 2014

Nothing elfin about it

With temperatures going down and chances of rain, terrace restaurants of Delhi are in demand. Some create terrace spaces just for the sake of putting their name in the category of a terrace restaur... »
A make believe dinosaur on display at National Science museum in New Delhi 2014. Photo: Meeta Ahlawat
July 27, 2014
Museum Musings

Fun unlimited

For a school going kid of Delhi, the chances of not having visited the National Science Centre — more commonly known as Science Museum — on Bhairon Road near Pragati Maidan are slim. For city-base... »
Sebnem shares the recipe of an easy and light Turkish dessert for a special occasion.
July 27, 2014

Sweet surrender

Rather like we refer to the Eid that follows Ramzan as “meethi” or sweet Eid, in Turkey, Eid-ul-fitr is called Þeker Bayramı (literally translated as sweet holiday). With good reason, says Dr. Seb... »
PIPES OF JOY Jalebi creme brulee by Chef Kunal Kapur
July 25, 2014

Chef’s Corner: Sinful sweets

Rainy season and jalebis have long been a popular combination. If you are willing to give a twist to the traditional jalebi this monsoon, read on to know how to go about it. The recipe has been sen... »
Bollywood actor Aditya Roy Kapur and Parineeti Chopra at a promotional event for their upcoming film 'Daawat-e-Ishq'
New Delhi, July 30, 2014

Cooking up a romance

Food and films make a good recipe. Recently, we saw it in a scary form in Pizza. Now Yash Raj Films is trying to find a romantic connection between the two through Habib Faisal’s Daawat-... »
A boy works on a mother board circuit, removing all ICs and other components with a small sickle which will form part of e-waste in New Delhi. Photo: Meeta Ahlawat
New Delhi, July 30, 2014
Capital Check

Bulging waste line

Every autumn, vast multitudes offer their love and reverence to Goddess Durga. For days on end, the deity is worshipped by passionate men and women. The prayers go on till the wee hours, as do the... »
Ilika Ranjan has taken a different route, not sticking to a set track.
NEW DELHI, July 30, 2014

Smart takes

At a time when all the budding writers are focusing on romance, Ilika Ranjan has taken a different route, not sticking to a set track. Her new book, “The Secrets of Zynpagua: Return of the Princes... »
Neelesh Misra, Founder Editor of rural newspaper Gaon Connection, at the Shangi La Hotel in New Delhi. Photo: R. V. Moorthy
NEW DELHI, July 30, 2014

Making sense of the roots

When media planners thought storytelling had lost its edge for a generation that had ceased to imagine, Neelesh Misra proved the fault lay with the communicators, as he became a Pied Piper virtual... »
Author Reema Abbasi at IIC in New Delhi. Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar.
New Delhi, July 27, 2014

Monumental effort

For Pakistan-based writer and journalist Reema Abbasi, the last decade has been spent in the pursuit of a “utopia called pluralism.” Like all utopias, hers has also been shaped by a hostile present... »
New Delhi, July 27, 2014
Down Memory Lane

Showering celebrations

The rainy month of Sawan now seems to reinforce the age-old saying, “Na Sawan hare/Na Bhadon sookhe” (neither is this season green nor is the succeeding one actually dry). Delhi has been starved fo... »
Placed among the 50 finest structures of post-Lutyens Delhi, Chakravarty House — designed by ace Delhi architect Romi Khosla in 1975 — can certainly generate in the reader a good level of curiosity. Photo: Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty
New Delhi, July 27, 2014
Community Chronicles

Life like that

In 2008, flipping through a book titled “The Modern Architecture of New Delhi”, I came across a red-bricked single storey house in Delhi named Chakravarty House. Where in Delhi is this Chakravarty... »
Sur Sagar Society of Delhi Gharana is organising a concert, “Tirangee Malhaar”, to pay tribute to this unsung hero of the nationalist movement.
July 27, 2014

Colours of gratitude

Lots of people know who Betsy Ross was. Part of the reason that the woman credited with stitching the first American flag is so well known across the world is that her memory is highly glorified in... »
The fare on offer at Café Torque
New Delhi, July 25, 2014

Food cycle

My recent love for bikes resulted in my buying a Royal Enfield Thunder Bird, the Indian cruiser which has its cult following. However, food is something nobody can take out of my life as it’s my fi... »
Kuldeep Kumar
July 25, 2014
Hindi Belt

Page turners

The week started with news about two stalwarts of the world of Hindustani classical music. Padmavati Shaligram, an outstanding vocalist of the Jaipur-Atrauli gharana, breathed her last at the age... »
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