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April 19, 2015

The Fort at 375

Our ‘Happy Birthday’ to Fort St George is a few days early. But I don’t have a column on Thursdays, so I hope others will do the wishing on April 23 (Miscellany, January 5). Among them I hope will... »
Illustration by Vinay Kumar
April 19, 2015
Down Memory Lane

Keats of the ASI

John Keats died in his twenties; so did Gordon Sanderson, on whom an exhibition at India International Centre ended last week. Like Keats, Sanderson too left a lasting impression, not on poetry but... »
A file photo of Archana Vijaya
April 19, 2015

Presenting the fest

Archana Vijaya, who is anchoring the ongoing IPL Season 8 with Samir Kochchar, is excited about her role. Starting her career as a model she won Get Gorgeous Season 1 a reality show on Chann... »
Poster of Nanak Shah Fakir
April 19, 2015

Safe and sound

Harinder Sikka’s devotional film capturing the life and times of the founder of Sikhism has come at the right time. In these divisive times, Guru Nanak’s teachings are more relevant than ever befor... »
DJ Nic Thompson
April 19, 2015

India connect

It is said that music is the food for the soul. Something like this happened at the b-bar, Select City Walk recently. DJ Nic Thompson from London was the DJ of the Night at the restaurant... »
Saba Karim
April 19, 2015
A single swallow

Of Karim, grit and toil

His first-class debut came at 15, against Assam. His farewell game happened against the same opponent 18 seasons later. He went on his first tour with India in 1989 to the West Indies but waited ei... »
Galina Lyakhova
April 17, 2015

Art far and wide

It was a student scholarship of the Indian Government that brought a young Galina Lyakhova from Russia to New Delhi to pursue Kathak. Trained in Classical Ballet, and having learnt Kathak in Moscow... »
Adarsh Gill
April 17, 2015

Gill goes online

She might be described as the grand old lady of Indian fashion but such high sounding phrases hardly matter to Adarsh Gill, seasoned couturier, who prefers to quietly do her own thing – a full-fl... »
Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwich
April 17, 2015
Chef's corner

Quite a cheese

A grilled cheese sandwich never goes out of fashion. You can use different breads but here the chef uses the egg and butter rich brioche which is really tender. Additions of different kinds of che... »
April 17, 2015

Food Spot: A toast to old favourites

The changing face of this city called Delhi never fails to amaze me. If, like Rip Van Winkle, you’ve been asleep for 20 years – actually even five years will do – you’ll wake up to see a city that... »
Jitish Kallat. Photo: Thulasi Kakkat
April 19, 2015

‘It’s like writing a verse when the alphabets are still shifting shape’

The second edition of Kochi-Muziris Biennale, one of Indian art world’s big-ticket event held in Kochi, ended on March 29. The cosmological inquiry launched by Jitish Kallat, the Biennale’s artist... »
A painting at the exhibition
April 19, 2015

Life in colours

Painting is not just a work of art, it is the mirror to one’s personality. The way a painter feels reflects on his canvas. Like Gunjan Ahlawat, a book designer and visual artist, who took a tri... »
Muzaffar Ali Photo V. V. Krishnan
April 19, 2015

The Awadhi feel

Awadh is a region close to Muzaffar Ali’s heart. And now he has recreated the magic of the much talked about Ganga-Jamuni culture on hand woven fabrics in which the Ganga is represented in gold an... »
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with author Suhel Seth at the launch Photo Sushil Kumar Verma
April 19, 2015

Road map to success

The book launch by Arun Jaitley, Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information and Broadcasting of “Mantras for Success: India’s Greatest CEOs Tell You How To Win” by Suhel Seth wit... »
Eric Vas, President of Motorcycle Business at Bajaj Auto Limited, at the launch of Pulsar RS 200.
April 19, 2015

Twin magic

This past week was special for the biking industry. And, here is what you should know of it. The Phuket Bike Week 2015 kick-started its 21st annual edition, Suzuki Motorcycle India announced its tw... »
The popular Ballet School at New Delhi’s Russian Centre for Science and Culture will turn a new leaf
April 17, 2015

An end and a beginning

Let me begin with a memory. It is rooted not too far back, in 2008. Mothers of over a hundred young children –– mostly girls –– are anxiously filling up a cramped first floor corner and the stairca... »
The Recession Groom
April 17, 2015

Declining fortunes of a groom

Finding inspiration in the real world, Vani chose recession as the subject for her debut novel “The Recession Groom” launched recently. The former business journalist had witnessed first-hand the e... »
April 17, 2015
Hindi Belt

Life down Muanjodaro’s street

When I heard the news that Jansatta editor Om Thanvi had been honoured with the prestigious Bihari Award for 2014 by the K.K. Birla Foundation, I immediately leapt out of my chair to locate my copy... »
Tashan Punjab Da
April 17, 2015
Eating out

Punjab on your platter

When it comes to festivals one of the safest bets in Delhi-NCR is an Awadhi or a Punjabi food festival. Radisson Ghaziabad chose to play it safe with ‘Tashan Punjab Da’, a Punjabi food festival. I... »
April 17, 2015

Mr. X: The X-factor is invisible

Genre: Sci-Fi/ Thriller Director: Vikram Bhatt Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Amyra Dastur, Arunoday Singh Much before Mr. India took shape there was... »