Kitsch goes chic

Saturday, 18 Mar 2017 | Ankita Jain

Designer Nida Mahmood, young and quirky, creates an imaginary Begum Butterfly, who celebrates the quirks of Indian colours, finds Ankita Jain A mix of floral elements in sepia washed colour palette to some bright happy hues. From strong indigo and white cutout flowers to old china roses in shades of rich...

Taking the legacy forward

Saturday, 18 Mar 2017 | Unnati Joshi

Unnati Joshi catches up with designer Amit Aggarwal talking about his grand finale at the ongoing fashion week Amit is unbeatable when it comes to path-breaking crafting techniques that he uses to design his futuristic-looking numbers. And this time too, he will be presenting his metallic magic through a line of...

‘I like entrepreneurs with experience’

Saturday, 18 Mar 2017 | Pioneer

Kevin O’Leary, a businessman and reality television star, who rose to fame on Shark Tank, give tips on making a startup successful. Excerpts from the interview: What are your top three pieces of advice for startups? The key to being successful and my top three pieces of advice for startups is get...

The golden route

Friday, 17 Mar 2017 | Pioneer

Nothing connects the textile clusters of India better than the Railways. Designer Samant Chauhan found Assam’s muga silk during his train travels and resurrected it with flamboyance at the Rail Museum It is clearly a throwback era and wearing Indianness comfortably and with panache rather than being a mere assertion of...

‘I have a broader perspective on life now’

Friday, 17 Mar 2017 | Unnati Joshi

Rajkummar Rao talks about Trapped, his fears and the evolution of the Hindi film industry with Unnati Joshi He wasn’t born with a silver spoon but managed to grab a National Film Award within five years of joining the film industry. The talented and versatile Rajkummar Rao is seven years...

Tribal chic

Friday, 17 Mar 2017 | Pioneer

Jharcraft, the global brand of the Jharkhand government, is looking to reposition itself in the high-end market by roping in designers like Rina Dhaka, Shruti Sancheti and Divya and Ambika of Dabiri to reinterpret the finest tussar. And we must say the resulting collection of tribal abandon and...

A lion’s tale

Friday, 17 Mar 2017 | Ankita Jain

Sher-E-Punjab: Maharaja Ranjit Singh follows the journey of an exemplary king who placed service above rule and unity above power. Ankita Jain reports on the latest TV drama Did you know that Maharaja Ranjit Singh, despite being uneducated, was a savvy judge of individuals and opportunities? A religiously tolerant personality, he...

The Malay way

Friday, 17 Mar 2017 | Ankita Jain

From Kuala Lumpur to Penang, Ankita Jain lists the delicacies one should try at Jom Jom Malay, the city’s first Malaysian restaurant apparently Don’t rush past. Take a moment, or you might just miss it. Nestled between restaurants in Ansal Plaza is the cheery-looking Jom Jom Malay. The replica of a...

Hip hippie hangout

Friday, 17 Mar 2017 | Team Viva

If the sand, the hammock, the colourful cushions and the retro walls at Lady Baga don't make you feel like you're a part of the hippie crowd in Goa, the food and drinks sure will. By Team Viva With all the city rush and the fast lives we have, Goa is...

A rich affair

Friday, 17 Mar 2017 | Unnati Joshi

Unnati Joshi tries the desi flavours with a twist at Punjab Grill Tappa, which serves some lip-smacking dishes A steady flow of Punjabi hits blurt out from the speakers, as we settle in a table by the large windows overlooking the courtyard. The menu is elaborate and contains Punjabi cuisine with...


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UPward and forward

19 Mar 2017 | Rajesh Singh

Is the marginalisation of the two caste-based parties in Uttar Pradesh a harbinger of change — from identity politics to the politics of development? If we take the 2014 and 2017 elections together, that does seem to be the suggestion, writes RAJESH SINGH Understanding an election result as monumental as that of Uttar Pradesh is akin to unravelling a deep thriller plot. The why, when, where, how and what — this...

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CM makes surprise inspection of Hazratganj police station

24 Mar 2017 | PNS | Lucknow

Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi made a surprise inspection of the Hazratganj police station in Lucknow sending police officers in a tizzy on Thursday morning. Soon after, the Chief Minister said that there will be rule of law in UP and no one will be spared if found on the wrong side of law and asked police personnel to work with dedication...

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