Articles By Parul

Chef Vicky Ratnani on how his cooking style is global, but his soul remains Indian

Armed with a vast gastronomic experience, courtesy his travels across the globe, Ratnani is known for preparing traditional Indian delicacies with his signature global twists.

Desi Bands tells the story of a disappearing community of folk singers and dancers around Punjab and Rajasthan

Desi Bands narrates how development has impoverished those on the margins.

‘As an actor, I am never satisfied’

Raghubir Yadav on how his 50-year journey through theatre and films, encouraging new talent and how quality not quantity is the need of the hour.

At ISKCON temple in Chandigarh: Feasting and fasting for Lord Krishna

It was both faith and temptation, of the culinary kind that drew us to the ISKCON temple in Sector 36 on Friday afternoon. The temple, abuzz with activity and adorned with fresh flowers and lights, had small sections that depicted Krishna’s life.

Artist Shiva Kumra hopes to promote interaction between art aficionados and artists through a series of events

An economist and financial analyst, Kumra says it was the urge to create that led her to pursue art.

Keep learning, remain humble: Medhavi Gandhi, Founder of The Heritage Lab

An award-winning cultural practitioner, Medhavi Gandhi has been widely recognised for her innovative approach to public engagement with Indian art, especially the youth.

Photography workshops in Chandigarh to bring art closer to people

At a recent exhibition by the Tricity Photo Art Society, four workshops were conducted on different aspects of photography.

Portrait of a Verse

Artist Tarsem Singh is putting Punjab’s poets and songwriters in the spotlight through poetry, films, and sketches.

Of Love, Loss and Longing

Theatre director Neelam Man Singh Chowdhry on her new production, Gumm Hai, loss and how it can change the dynamics within a family and community.

Line of Thought

Artist Bharti Sharma’s new series of drawings is a narrative of moments and memories.

Roll of Honour

Chandigarh-based actor and theatre director Namrata Sharma on winning the Ut Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar for the year 2018.

A step back in time

Loharu Fort, The Great Story Never Told is a documentary film that traces the fort’s magnificent history and draws attention to its state of neglect

Earth to earth

Alankar Theatre’s new production, titled Bhook ka Ilaaj, looks at the plight of farmers

A visual narrative

Two visual artists, recipients of prestigious art fellowships, talk about their creative journeys

The Chandigarh School of Photography strives to bring photographers from across the country on a common platform

The seven-day workshop in Spiti had participants from Jalandhar, Delhi and Australia and focused on the technical aspects, visual language and aesthetics of photography.

Theatre group Abhinet’s latest presentation will focus on human emotions

Theatre director, actor, playwright and founder of Abhinet, Vijay Kapoor describes the group’s work as experimental and explorative.

Seasons on the Stage

Theatre for Theatre welcomes the monsoon with a three-day theatre festival

There are no vanity vans in theatre, it is pure labour: Zubin Mehta

Zubin Mehta looks back at a journey of 20 years of creating a new ground for theatre in Chandigarh

It’s with new eyes that these budding artists from Punjab intend to look at society with their art

It is with wood and bronze that sculptor Deepak Kumar connects the dots, as he initiates conversations about the problems that plague his world, a small village named Abul Khurana in Punjab.

Body Basics

Theatre director Partha Bandyopadhyay attempts to build an emotional connection with the audience through his productions