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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... »
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... »
Karan Kundra
New Delhi, July 24, 2014

New facets

Karan Kundra, the angry young man of television who rose to fame with “Kitani Mohabbat Hai” and “Gumrah”, is all set to explore a new dimension in MTV’s new show “Fanaah”, a love story set in a su... »
Some works from Vidhan Kumar’s ongoing solo
New Delhi, July 24, 2014

Vegetable colours

Symbols occupy prime space in artist Vidhan Kumar’s canvases. Urbanisation, politics and power provide the young artist with content for his art which is for everyone to see at the Magnolias in Gur... »
Laxman Krishnarao Pandit Photo: Shanker Chakravarty
New Delhi, July 24, 2014

On a sound platform

Meeta Pandit, noted young Hindustani vocalist of the Gwalior gharana, has been busy over the past few years with a project of archiving living maestros representing different genres and gharanas of... »
Padmavathy Ananthagopalan at her
residence in Chennai. Photo: K. Pichumani
New Delhi, July 24, 2014

A life with chords...

On a cloudy Sunday morning, I head to Anna Nagar in Chennai, to meet the veena vidushi Padmavathy Ananthagopalan. She is sitting on a chair, a huge portrait of Goddess Kamakshi adorning the wall b... »
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... »
July 24, 2014

Of maths and motorcycle maintenance

Everyone has his or her own take on how to achieve happiness. That notwithstanding, there is something interesting about Arthur Brooks’ theory on how to get happiness. Author of several books on t... »
A poster of the film Alaap
New Delhi, July 24, 2014
Blast From the Past

Alaap (1977)

The father-son discord has been treated so poignantly in this story conjured by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, strung together with some compelling performances. Music forms the background that dominates t... »
A still from
New Delhi, July 24, 2014

People watching

Filmmakers and viewers share an abiding weakness for life-stories. Over the years, lives of public figures have come to us in the form of biopics, and tapped into our innate need to know their pri... »
Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who is fast emerging as the alternative to stars, is making heads turn.
New Delhi, July 24, 2014

The shape shifter

Salman Khan returning to the turnstiles every Eid is no longer news but the fact that this week he will be accompanied by Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who is fast emerging as the alternative to stars, is m... »
A scene from Yamlok Ki Chahal Pahal
New Delhi, July 24, 2014

Rising from the dead

In recent years, we have witnessed plays on the Delhi stage depicting the last journey of mortals to confront messengers of Yama to confess their sins committed by them on the earth. This device is... »
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