Family Fables helps document family histories, recipes, biographies

Seven years ago, Samrata Salwan Diwan started working on a passion project: putting together her family’s history in a book for her maternal grandmother. “Growing up, my grandparents would recount captivating tales about their lives, spanning their childhood, the ancestral home, friends, cousins, and the challenges of forced migration during Partition. My paternal great-grandfather and […]

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Designer Viraj Khanna crafts an ari, zardosi embroidered jacket for Puma

The bomber jacket designed for Puma | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement Sportswear brand Puma’s logo gets an Indian makeover with varied embroidered textile cut-outs, courtesy a collaboration with artist-designer Viraj Khanna, son of noted Indian designer Anamika Khanna and brand AK-OK The brand’s bomber jacket — designed exclusively for its Gen Z brand ambassador, Shanaya […]

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Pixels meet Gond art at ID 2024

India Design ID 2024, currently underway in Delhi, is an immersive experience indeed. Among the over 130 homegrown and international luxury interior brands, there are unusual examples like Ankon Mitra’s ‘On Paper Of Paper’. In collaboration with Apparao Galleries, this exhibition features the most impressive paper works from over 70 artists across India, from sculptors […]

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Mandi and other Arabian foods top Kerala’s taste preferences

The chicken for kuzhimandi being taken out of the pit in which it is cooked at Al Reem, Thammanam, Kochi | Photo Credit: THULASI KAKKAT Biryani vs mandi is a legit debate in Kerala today. Over the past decade, the subtly flavoured yet satisfying Yemeni dish has crept into the Malayali food scene and has now […]

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Adding muscle to Bharatanatyam | How classical dancers are taking up strength training to improve their performance

For nearly a year leading up to her performance at The Music Academy’s Dance Festival last month, Medha Hari split her time between the dance studio, learning with her guru, and strength training with Adarsh Gopalakrishnan. All the practice — footwork, abhinaya (art of expression), and building muscle, flexibility and control — helped her win […]

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Kochi’s Rasa Theatre Collective to stage Guards at the Taj, a play by Rajiv Joseph

(Left) Rahul Thomas and (right), Sidharth Varma | Photo Credit: Abhiram KB The stage is set for the unveiling of one of the world’s most beautiful monuments, the Taj Mahal. Its construction was shrouded in secrecy as the emperor Shah Jahan did not want the world to see it before its formal unveiling. And through […]

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This Pizza ATM in Chandigarh is up for renewal

The machine was installed at the Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh in January 2021 | Photo Credit: Amarjot Kaur Like any foreigner in Paris, Rohit Shekhar Sharma, the founder and CEO at iMatrix Group of Companies, was fascinated with the art and architecture. While attending an exhibition, he chanced upon the pizza-dispensing machine and wondered if […]

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In Chandigarh, a popular three-year-old Pizza ATM is up for renewal

The Pizza ATM at Chandigarh’s Sukhna Lake | Photo Credit: Amarjot Kaur Like any foreigner in Paris, Rohit Shekhar Sharma, the founder and CEO at iMatrix Group of Companies, was fascinated with the art and architecture. While attending an exhibition, he chanced upon the pizza-dispensing machine and wondered if he could replicate the idea back […]

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