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... »
July 25, 2014

Making kings of pawns

Asked their views on a seemingly low-market sport, four owners of Pro Kabaddi franchises are upbeat about its commercial viability: Why a non-elite sport like kabaddi?Rajesh... »
Well-known sports broadcaster Charu Sharma. Photo: V.V. Subrahmanyam
New Delhi, July 25, 2014

Game theory

Former sports presenter and national diver Charu Sharma has moved to newer pastures. As the Chief Executive Officer of the Pro Kabaddi League, he has been responsible for much of the groundwork of... »
CRISPY, CRUNCHY At Khandani Pakorewalla in Nauroji Nagar in New Delhi. Photo:Sushil Kumar Verma
New Delhi, July 25, 2014
Food Spot

A plateful of pakoras

It rained after what seemed like a long dry spell earlier this week, and my heart began to sing. Just then, quite possibly in reaction to all that singing, my stomach started to growl. I wanted th... »
Arjun Kapoor is shifting gears from popular masala to something niche. Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar
New Delhi, July 23, 2014

Seeking versatility

The promos of Finding Fanny are out and we can see Arjun Kapoor is shifting gears from popular masala to something niche. In fact it happened early this year when he shed his intense gangste... »
Textile expert Jasleen Dhamija at her residence in Delhi. Photo: Monica Tiwari.
New Delhi, July 23, 2014
From the book

Drapes and divinity

Flipping through the recently published “Sacred Textiles of India”, you can’t help thinking that it certainly has the force to propel a reader to look within. Within one’s culture and customs, one... »
Arunoday relies on CrossFit programme and yoga to maintain stamina, agility and endurance. Photo: Sandeep Saxena
New Delhi, July 23, 2014

Eat right, stay fit

With films likes Aisha, Yeh Saali Zindagi and Jism 2, Arunoday Singh has established himself as the new hunk on the block. He might not have got box office success but with Main Te... »
Dr. Raman Kapur
New Delhi, July 23, 2014

Under pressure

Dr. Raman Kapur is a renowned medical acupuncturist, who was awarded the Padma Shri in 2008 for his contribution to the field. Apart from being the president of the Indian Society of Medical... »
MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICES Bejoy Nambiar at 24/7 restaurant in New Delhi’s The Lalit. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt.
New Delhi, July 23, 2014
Table for Two

Fright to order

“No, the audience won’t give up on pizza after watching the film!” Bejoy Nambiar reassures us as he picks a thin crust one at the 24/7 restaurant of The Lalit. The title of the horror flick has bec... »
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... »
TWIST TO THE TALE Manjiri Prabhu
New Delhi, July 25, 2014

A legacy and deep dark secrets

Having written a number of romantic-mystery books, writer Manjiri Prabhu’s latest offering, “In the Shadow of Inheritance”, (Penguin India), holds a special place for her. “My friends gifted me a b... »
New Delhi, July 25, 2014

Native game, global appeal?

There are many reasons for promoting kabaddi. Essentially, it is an Indian sport, truly indigenous, with roots across the country. We realised cricket was very big, football and hockey had support,... »
Kabaddi has its roots in Indian mythology. It has a tradition too of tournaments that date back 100 years
New Delhi, July 25, 2014

Pro Kabaddi League: On a new turf

Driven by a desire to live a decent life, Randhir Singh furiously pursued kabaddi. This was more than three decades ago when the sport was alive and popular in most schools across the country. He... »
SEEKING A FOOTHOLD Shehla Khan Photo: Monica Tiwari.
New Delhi, July 25, 2014

On the high fashion street

Entering the competitive and unpredictable world of fashion was a natural corollary for Mumbai-based designer Shehla Khan. Instead of using her father Sajjid Khan — a sought after name in the fashi... »
Contrary to belief, Aanchal considers herself “lucky” to be able to get a break for two to three months at a stretch.
New Delhi, July 23, 2014

Happy makeover

Tele-actor Aanchal Khurana has made an amazing fifth entry in the serial Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke on Zee TV Essaying Charu’s character, who created trouble in Mayank-Gunjan’s (Ankit Gera-Roo... »
Bollywood actor Alia Bhatt, designer Manish Malhotra and actor Aditya Kapoor at the India Couture Week 2014 in New Delhi.
New Delhi, July 23, 2014

Rich in creativity

Is a fashion extravaganza all about celebration of couture or is there more to it than meets the eye? At the end of the day, do designers want to get good publicity in the media or are they simply... »  
Maintaining proper hygiene of the highest order can prevent UTI. Photo G. Krishnaswamy
New Delhi, July 23, 2014

Don’t let them flourish!

Monsoon is like a festival for all. After the scorching heat, everyone waits for relief in the form of showering water. But this energising season is also the time when many health issues crop up.... »
The cops are not, what one used to call in earlier days, battle ready. Photo: Meeta Ahlawat
New Delhi, July 23, 2014
Capital Check

Weight and watch

It is not often that I am reminded of a cliché but when my eyes fall on cops on the streets, often rotund, usually bulky, trying to man traffic or maintain law and order, only one expression comes... »
The nice cute little coin sized idlis were soft and spicy.
New Delhi, July 23, 2014

Of dosas and décor

Quick Service Restaurants (QSRs) are normally linked to junk food but there are some which rather than offering burgers and pizzas are presenting Indian food in a perfect ambience of a QSR. ... »
The Hindu presents the all-new Young World

A trip through Brazil, soaking in the World Cup fever, the grandeur of the palaces and the patios, the taste of the food and the warmth on the street »

It was many years ago that I met several times an enlightened manager of the State Bank of India who worked out of that building that burst into flames the other day. She was passionate about the... »

Some light delectable recipes, ideal to serve at teatime »

Manish Malhotra on the idea behind ‘Portraits’ and why he loves the new young energy in the fashion industry »