After designing the costumes for her son Ashvin Kumars Oscar-nominated film,Little Terrorist,the doyenne of Indian fashion,Ritu Kumar is back before the cinematic lens with the release of Ashvins next project,The Forest,which is releasing on May 11 as part of PVR Directors Rare series. Set in an Indian jungle,the eco-thriller is the story of an urban couple,played by Nandana Sen and Ankur Vikal,and the terror of a man-eating leopard. Sen sports T-shirts,khaki pants,jodhpurs,safari jackets and khaki hats. Authentically,the villagers are seen in traditional
Himachali costumes with Kullu headgear.
Coffee and Some Wise Words
The May Day Cafe and Bookstore that,fittingly,opened on May 1 in Shadi Khampur,West Dehi,is the brainchild of theatre group,Jan Natya Manch (Janam). The bookshelves pack in tomes for children (no Harry Potters but Indian authors such as Neena Sabnanis Best Friends and artist Paritosh Sens Tree in my Village) and adults,from the worlds of cinema,art,theatre and politics. Apart from various kinds of coffee and tea,the cafe offers a range of locally made snacks.
Televisions favourite master chef,Vikas Khanna,is in Delhi tomorrow for his first book launch in India. Flavors First takes readers on a culinary journey across India,in an attempt to be a one-stop resource for the ambitious Indian (ordinary) cook. Chapters include a spices and ingredients glossary,recipes and tips about Indian cookery.