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A view at a Delhi bookstore. Photo: Meeta Ahlawat
December 19, 2014

I know what you read this year

Shankar displays his books in Connaught Place’s inner circle in just the right order. His books — laid out spine to spine on the ground — are flanked by twin high rise stacks of Chetan Bhagat’s “Ha... »
A reader at the Full Circle Book Shop in Khan market, New Delhi. Photo: Meeta Ahlawat
December 19, 2014

High on the Hindi list

That the ratio is skewed is no secret. Hindi books today find few takers, and little space. In bookstores, home libraries, literary publications, they make do with fewer reviews and diminishing cor... »
To mummy with love: Pranav with his mother Priya Gupta. Photo: Special arrangement
December 19, 2014

Between a fan and a friend

It is commonly believed that children are the human form of god. If that is the case, then god has a great sense of humour, many friends and an all-rounder tag. At least that is what, a 12-year-ol... »
Delicacies from the food festival at Ssence in Hotel Suryaa which ends this Sunday. Photo: special arrangement
December 19, 2014

Food spot: soaked in flavours

When M. Venkaiah Nadu said he longed for a change in the name of Delhi – thankfully, the minister clarified that it was just a personal wish – I don’t quite think he had Shahjahanabad in mind. I am... »
Still from the film 'PK'. Photo: special arrangement
December 19, 2014

PK: One for the believer

Coming at a time when faith has becomes a deadly business, Rajkumar Hirani shows mirror to the times we live in. Looking at the world we have created for ourselves through a stranger’s eyes, he ex... »
Actress Ileana D'Cruz
December 19, 2014

During the break…

Even before 2014 draws to a close ushering in New Year along with its customary celebrations, Delhiites are witnessing matinee idols descending on the city to endorse shoes, watches and cosmetics. »
The collection was unveiled at the launch of Campari’s much sought after international calendar in New Delhi.
December 17, 2014

Italian hues

With their exotic beaches and restaurants serving gastronomic delights and saccharine pastries, the picturesque Italian islands are romantic destinations for tourists and inspiring for creative min... »
Hands and feet need adequate lubrication during winter to prevent cracks and cuts.
December 17, 2014
WELLNESS

Combating the winter

Winter months pose unique challenges. The weather changes so rapidly that the body faces various health problems, if not taken proper care. As winters are turning colder, windier and drier, skin n... »
The recent JK Tyre Racing Championship at the Buddh International Circuit in the NCR offered some thrilling moments to the spectators
December 17, 2014
Capital Check

Zip, zap zoom…

Life has its ways of throwing surprises. For a man for whom the oft preferred mode of transport is the ubiquitous “11 number ki gadi”, life took me in its fond embrace and transported me to the Bud... »
Film Producer Rana Daggubati Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma
December 17, 2014
TABLE for TWO

The strong man

“Trust me I eat a lot. I am a big guy.” Rana Daggubati states the obvious as he shake hands. It is tea time and the Telugu star, who is now making his presence felt in Hindi films, is in no mood t... »
Author Ravi Subramanium. Photo: special arrangement
December 19, 2014

The game changer

For the last few years, no bestseller list has been complete without Ravi Subramanian. This year is no different with his “God Is A Gamer” (Penguin) striking a chord with the readers. Known for his... »
Cover of Tinkle Star. Photo: special arrangement
December 19, 2014

Shining bright

Sustaining the interest of readers is difficult. More so, if they happen to be children. That Tinkle — the monthly magazine launched on November 14, 1980, by Anant Pai, the founding editor (... »
Book jacket of “The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism” by Deborah Baker
December 19, 2014
Write Angle

Leap of faith, twice over

In this winter of discontent there is so much discussion on conversion and reconversion, ghar vapasi (coming home) and shuddhi (purification). At one level my mind goes back to Dayana... »
Pork with fresh bamboo shoots. Photo: special arrangement
December 19, 2014

Chef's corner: in good company

Bamboo shoots, commonly found in the Northeast region, is used in abundance for its distinct aroma, by the inhabitants as an accompaniment to the main ingredient in several dishes. Here it finds a... »
Shafqat Ali Khan. Photo: special arrangement
December 19, 2014

Song from the heart

The highlight of Shafqat Ali Khan’s recent performance at a club in Noida was his rendition of “Tera ishq nachaya kar thaya thaya”. The rendition seemed straight from his heart as he sang to a pack... »
When Haleema Hashim started to photograph her family and a few others in the neighbourhood of Yasmin Manzil in Kochi, little did she know that one day her work would be read as documentation of the community of Kutchi Memons settled in Kochi.
December 17, 2014

Zooming in on a community

In 1950 when Haleema Hashim started to photograph her family and a few others in the neighbourhood of Yasmin Manzil in Kochi, little did she know that one day her work would be read as documentati... »
Ritu Kumar working with craftsmen
December 17, 2014

This time for the weavers

Decades in the fashion and textile industry have seen Ritu Kumar work tirelessly and passionately for a cause that attracts little sympathy. In a recent statement, Kumar emphasised the fa... »
Zee TV recently honoured actors from other TV shows apart from its own
December 17, 2014

Acknowledging TV stars

The year end is usually the time for looking back and applauding all the talented people we have come across. This is also the time for presenting awards to the best in different mediums of enter... »
Smeeta Mishra
December 17, 2014

Going online and how…

The book, “Online Communication Strategies For Managers” by Smeeta Mishra and Mathukutty M. Monippally, despite the title, is bound to interest general readers too and not without reasons. The new... »
British born writer-journalist Aatish Taseer. Photo: Prashant Nakwe
December 14, 2014

A tale of the times

If a good writer’s work is to be a witness to what is unfolding in the real world and deal with it creatively to hold it up for his readers as it were, are, then young Indian writer Aatish Taseer h... »

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