Nitya Menen with Sharwanand in a still from the movie
January 27, 2015

‘I am not intellectually choosy’

Nitya is a director’s delight. She is one of the few actresses to whom a director can narrate a story and tell her that she is not the heroine of the film and just a character, even after she has... »
No Double Take: Karl Antao
January 27, 2015

Make art, king size

Karl Antao’s works are not just sculptures; he calls them “mammoth creations”. Naturally the artist/sculptor doesn’t believe in duplicating a piece or making miniatures of any of his work. ... »
Rundavoo is an ios app
January 27, 2015

Plan on the go

With people having busy schedules, it becomes extremely difficult to plan events with your friends, especially when you are on the go. Rundavoo is an iOS app that invites your contacts and asks the... »
Suniti Namjoshi. Photo: K. Ramesh Babu
HYDERABAD, January 26, 2015

‘Children should be fed the best’

She might be in her 70s but she’s just as feisty as any other youngster on the block. She has a sparkle in her eye and a strong opinion on what makes for a good book. Conversations with... »
January 25, 2015

Stress management for dogs

Stress can be defined as a state of emotional strain resulting from demanding circumstances (stressors) or a threat. Not all stress is harmful, certain stressors allow dogs to learn how to cope wi... »
Malini Chib. Photo: V. Sudershan
HYDERABAD, January 23, 2015

‘I am my own person’

Last Sunday, among hundreds of Mumbaikars who participated in the Mumbai marathon was a woman on a wheelchair. Malini Chib was smiling as she was being helped by Kalki Koechlin. Kalki and Malini h... »
Ayushmann Khurana. Photo: Nagara Gopal
HYDERABAD, January 23, 2015

Wings to fly high

There’s a college friend who has dropped by to say hello and a little fan who wants an autograph. Ayushmann Khurrana obliges both and orders an ice cream for the young fan. The actor is relaxed and... »
The Mughlai Food Fest has on offer some unusual royal delicacies. Photo: special arrangement
January 22, 2015

Dine like the royals

Think Mughlai and rich gravies, succulent kebabs and flavourful biryanis come to mind. Innovated by the Mughals using whatever ingredients were easily available to them as they moved across India,... »
Anu Hasan Photo: Shaju John
January 21, 2015

Absolutely unique just like everyone else

“I’ve led a colourful life and experienced ups and downs which I felt would not be unique to me. I wanted to put that out and see if people could relate to and perhaps benefit from it,” says actres... »
A long way to go: Snehit is taking careful steps. Photo: special arrangement
January 21, 2015

Waiting in the wings

The young, talented paddler S. Fidel R. Snehit has entered a decisive phase in pursuit of excellence and he needs support from all fronts – more so on the financial side if he is to take part in mo... »
Mani Rao and Srinivas Reddy. Photo: Sangeetha Devi Dundoo
January 27, 2015

Kalidasa for today’s readers

Classical works of literature in Sanskrit like that of Kalidasa have been translated to other languages for ages. What then necessitates contemporary translations, a young reader at the Hyderabad L... »
January 27, 2015

Versatility captured

There have been times in all our lives when we have encountered beauty so magical that we have wanted to capture it in all its glory and store for posterity. But, our cameras have stymied us, for t... »
Ashok Banker interacts with his fans at the Hyderabad Literary Festival. Photo: K. Ramesh Babu
HYDERABAD, January 26, 2015

‘Authors shouldn’t be salesmen’

Easy Library, the little corner library near Shaikpet Dargah has a special visitor for its first anniversary celebrations. Shelves stacked with literary classics, pulp fiction, novels and children... »
L. Subramani
January 25, 2015

‘I am prone to mistakes too’

Differently-abled people don’t always look for sympathy. Some amount of empathy apart, they like to be treated as equals. Take the case of Bangalore-based journalist L. Subramani for instance. “I a... »
Avani Rao Gandra
January 23, 2015

Artfully speaking, at the Lit Fest

The city, as she sees it Since 2006, Lakshmi Prabhala has been photographing different facets of Hyderabad. “These are not regular touristy images. I’ve tried to capture li... »
January 23, 2015

Pataas: A safe bet that pays off

Kalyan Ram’s latest offering has come after nearly a year and a half and this time it is a cop drama. Though the story is not fresh the director, who is a newcomer, has played it safe and used a p... »
Models showcase collections by AZA, Monisha Jaising and Tarun Tahiliani. Photo: special arrangement
January 22, 2015

Knotty tales

It’s an ever changing world out there. Every season bridal trends change, indicating the fashion wave brides can look forward to. It is not just about dressing up for the wedding day, even the fun... »
January 22, 2015
Santha Says

2015 or 1995??

If the 60s are the 40s then we are celebrating India’s 47th Republic Day and we can still plan the next 50 years and more. In 1995 there was no Cyberabad and the farthest point that side was maybe... »
Nani’s look in the movie; a working still. Photo: special arrangement
January 21, 2015

Out of the comfort zone

Many artistes hit a purple patch in their careers, but what separates the good from the great is the ability to make the most of it while learning from their mistakes. Nani was virtually absent fo... »
January 21, 2015

Case for seniority

Capt P.V.K. Mohan, president of International Billiards and Snooker Federation and also president of the National Federation of cue sports, wonders whether one could get a positive response from t... »

For men who belong to Chennai’s off-roading community, having their modified SUVs, jeeps and Gypsys gawked at is no new phenomenon. »

Rasovara, an upgraded version of the Rajdhani restaurant offers culinary delights from Rajasthan and Gujarat »

Inspired by India Andree Pouliot at the Soma store, at the opening of the city’s first Soma boutique, Andree Pouliot, the brand’s chief designer, talks about its journey »