On a Thai high

Friday, 24 Mar 2017 | Ankita Jain

Although Dao offers authentic Thai delicacies, it has a certain twist of flavour perhaps to cater to the Indian palate. By Ankita Jain With its low ambient lighting, wood-panelled tapestries, walls dotted with Chinese urns and intricate carvings, the dťcor at Dao throws light on Thailand’s traditional craftsmanship in wood. It...

‚ÄėThe summit is in your mind‚Äô

Thursday, 23 Mar 2017 | Ankita Jain

Leading an all-woman expedition to Mt Everest base camp, Bachendri Pal tells us how mountaineering is all about team-building and self-confidence. By Ankita Jain When she climbed Mount Everest, she was a relatively unknown mountaineer but as soon as Bachendri Pal became India’s first woman to reach the summit of the...

‚ÄėI want to be Shah Rukh Khan‚Äô

Thursday, 23 Mar 2017 | Unnati Joshi

Actress Swara Bhaskar tries to make sense of the so-called feminine wave in Bollywood. By Unnati Joshi Swara Bhaskar has made her presence felt in the industry and can now comfortably push boundaries, her latest completely turning the image of the legendary songstress Anarkali on her head. As Anaarkali of Aarah,...

All is well?

Thursday, 23 Mar 2017 | Pioneer

The confusion over The Kapil Sharma Show refuses to end. In what has emerged as television’s biggest spat in recent times, Sunil Grover has strongly hinted that he has quit the show while the show’s host, Kapil, is still trying to get the ace comedian back in the fold. Kapil...

‚ÄėDream of Har Ghar Jal by 2030‚Äô

Thursday, 23 Mar 2017 | Pioneer

Government allocates Rs 25,000 crore to tackle problems of arsenic and fluoride in drinking water in four years The government recently launched a national water quality plan on arsenic and fluoride to provide safe drinking water to about 28,000 affected habitations in the country by March 2021 with an outlay of...

NHPC declares interim dividend

Thursday, 23 Mar 2017 | Pioneer

NHPC Limited, India’s premier hydro power company and a ‘Mini Ratna’ category-I enterprise of the Government of India has paid an interim dividend of Rs 1402.21 crore to Government of India for the financial year 2016-17. The dividend payout bank advice for an amount of Rs 1402.21 crore was presented...

EPCH declared winner in grade show category

Thursday, 23 Mar 2017 | Pioneer

A new feather is added in cap of Rakesh Kumar, executive director — EPCH when he was awarded “The Iron Man” of the exhibition industry for 2016 during exhibition excellence awards held at India Expo Centre and Mart. To provide the recognition to true champions of the exhibition industry,...

Robot to clean NTPC Dadri solar panels

Thursday, 23 Mar 2017 | Pioneer

The robotic dry cleaning of solar panels (Modules) has been implemented at NTPC Dadri in association with NETRA, the Centre for R&D in NTPC for the first time in India which enables saving water and manpower” said SK Sinha, group general manager, NTPC Dadri . Sinha further said that the integrated...

‚ÄėI paint my dishes‚Äô

Tuesday, 21 Mar 2017 | Unnati Joshi

Michelin-starred chef Akrame Benallal shares the key to his success post his masterclass at French embassy and feels global cuisine is safe in the hands of the young. By Unnati Joshi While we are sitting at the lawn of the French embassy, our chef is posing for the camera. He winks,...

Be human: Ranbir

Tuesday, 21 Mar 2017 | Pioneer

Actor Ranbir Kapoor doesn’t mind putting on weight to seek perfection in his character, in this case that of Sanjay Dutt in a Hindi biopic directed by Rajkumar Hirani. “It has been an inspiring journey for me to be playing Sanjay Dutt for the silver screen. I have never...



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Cutting the cord

26 Mar 2017 | Kushan Mitra

The advent of online streaming services that can stream content directly to your television screen is making the argument for cutting the cable connection more and more convincing, believes Kushan Mitra Is it time to cut the cable? In the past year and a half, online television streaming services Hotstar Premium, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video have launched their services in India. There is also Voot from Viacom18 and Sony LIV...

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Adiyanath asks party workers not to opt contractual work

27 Mar 2017 | PNS | Lucknow

Asking party workers not to opt for contractual work in government sector Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi said that UP’s face will change in next two months as people have reposed faith on us and it is workers’ responsibility to ensure BJP fulfills all poll promises. “I appeal to the party workers and family members of law makers not to seek contract of government department...

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