Beauty through the prism

Saturday, 11 Mar 2017 | Ankita Jain

Artist Shakti Maira deconstructs the idea of a widely-used word in his new book, says Ankita Jain Does beauty only have to do with how things look? Is it merely prettiness? Is it entirely subjective? Or does it serve any function? These questions are answered by Shakti Maira in his new...

‘Nothing sounds better than the original’

Saturday, 11 Mar 2017 | Team Viva

One of the youngest voices of Bollywood, Akasa Singh gets candid about her experience with Ricky Martin, her social media beginnings and how music reality shows give a much-needed exposure. By Team Viva As Indian artistes continue taking the international music scene by storm, Mumbai-based singer Akasa Singh was recently roped...

The other colour slide

Friday, 10 Mar 2017 | Pioneer

Yaosang is the Holi of Manipur, a true spring fest and a community festival. By Sushma Wahengbam Children moving door-to-door like carol singers, collecting goodies and wishing you the best, young boys and girls colour-darting each other and the indulgent elders watching over it all.... The Yaosang festival of Manipur is...

‘It’s not looking great for Bran’

Friday, 10 Mar 2017 | Pioneer

Isaac Hempstead Wright talks about filming this season GoT, Bran’s transformation and working for the first season without Hodor by his side Winter is here, but Game of Thrones’ seventh season remains as out-of-reach for fans as the Iron Throne is for hot pie. Still, at least Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright)...

Goa women’s group docks RGV

Friday, 10 Mar 2017 | IANS

A women’s group here on Thursday filed a complaint against filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma with the Goa State Women’s Commission, accusing him of making derogatory statements against women on social media. In the complaint filed against Varma, Prateeksha Korgaonkar, state convenor of Ranaragini, the women’s wing of the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti,...

Trend Blazer

Friday, 10 Mar 2017 | Agencies

‘I’m excited for Begum Jaan’ Vidya Balan says Begum Jaan has been a great experience and she is looking forward to its release. “I am coming back from Kolkata after promoting the film. It was a great experience. Right now, I am feeling very excited about Begum Jaan and loving the...

Michelin Mantras

Friday, 10 Mar 2017 | Ankita Jain

Taj brings its in-house Michelin-starred chefs Sriram Aylur and Srijith Gopinathan to India for a signature gastronomic experience. By Ankita Jain In 1900, brothers Andre and Edouard Michelin published the first Red Guide. It went on to become the world’s most influential food guide. For chefs, the ultimate triumph is...

Well-tailored treat

Friday, 10 Mar 2017 | Team Viva

The new Cafe Yell takes us on a nostalgic ride with soothing interiors and good food. By Team Viva Bang in the middle of the bustling market of Defence Colony, we stood outside Caf Yell, where a man was playing Rawan Hatta, a Rajasthani folk instrument. He welcomed the guest...

Artful bakers

Friday, 10 Mar 2017 | Ankita Jain

Ankita Jain attends a workshop to scent out new trends and tricks Imagine being able to eat a princess castle and sinking your teeth into its turrets and roofs, the pink and lemon eaves melting in your mouth. And feeling royally pampered as the icing, chocolate and nuts whip up a...

Tribal silk route

Thursday, 09 Mar 2017 | Ankita Jain

A collection of tussar silhouettes at Amazon India Fashion Week will flaunt the rich tradition of Indian textiles. By Ankita Jain Tussar silk is the flavour of the season — that’s why craftsmen are having a field day and taking this whisper to a roar is the Fashion Design Council of...


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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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