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Shikha Kumar


Them becomes us: Maria Qamar’s Hatecopy spurs desi sarcasm in hilarious cartoons
Sun, Jul 30, 2017

Canadian-Pakistani artist Maria Qamar’s Hatecopy riffs on south Asian quirks, but underneath the subversive artwork, she is fighting for greater inclusivity.

Steeped in History
Tue, Nov 24, 2015

What began as an architectural tour of India’s ancient stepwells became an obsession for Chicago-based journalist Victoria Lautman, who is now documenting their decaying state.

A Toast to India
Tue, Nov 17, 2015

In The Wines of India, London-based Peter Csizmadia-Honigh chronicles the diverse landscape and history of wine production in the country

Reviving a Legacy: Amitabh Bachchan, Shabana Azmi unveil book on journalist-filmmaker Khwaja Ahmad Abbas
Tue, Nov 17, 2015

Amitabh Bachchan and veteran actress Shabana Azmi today unveiled a book on author-journalist-filmmaker Khwaja Ahmad Abbas in Mumbai.

I’ve always had strong female characters in my films: Pan Nalin
Mon, Nov 16, 2015

Director Pan Nalin, riding high on the international success of Angry Indian Goddesses, on India’s first ‘female buddy film’, how it’s not about male bashing, and the equal pay debate.

M For More
Wed, Nov 11, 2015

Actor and designer Mandira Bedi extends her eponymous store to a multi-designer outlet, showcasing a mix of ethnic and western silhouettes.

I select scripts where fans don’t lose money: Salman Khan
Tue, Nov 03, 2015

As Prem Ratan Dhan Payo gears up for release, Salman Khan talks about his friendship with Sooraj Barjatya, the impact of cinema and acting in mass entertainers.

Food is bad, but music scene is great in Mumbai: Soumyadeep Murshidabadi
Sun, Nov 01, 2015

Soumyadeep Murshidabadi, 23, Musician on moving from Kolkata to Mumbai.

Act to Follow
Tue, Oct 27, 2015

With the second season of 24 set to go on air, Anil Kapoor gears up for his return on television.

To the Unknown Warriors: Honoring the Sikh soldiers from WW-I
Tue, Oct 27, 2015

A first-of-its-kind World War 1 National Sikh Memorial — commemorating Sikh soldiers who fought in the Great War — will come up in the UK next month.

State of Mind: ‘Kodaikanal Won’t’ rapper almost gave up music before the video went viral
Mon, Oct 26, 2015

Rapper Sofia Ashraf, known for her video Kodaikanal won’t, was in Mumbai for her first gig.

Musical ‘Beauty and the Beast’ to enchant Mumbai soon
Mon, Oct 19, 2015

The Indian adaptation of Broadway’s Beauty and the Beast musical will be the biggest ever in the world and a first for India.

Past Impressions
Tue, Oct 06, 2015

In the second session of the “Beyond Contemporary Art” series, art critic, poet and cultural theorist Ranjit Hoskote will examine the future of museums

Kangana Ranaut: Designing was always on my mind
Tue, Oct 06, 2015

In a brief interview before the high-octane fashion show, held in Mumbai, Kangana Ranaut confessed that designing had always been on her mind.

Bibhuti Nayak: A Life of Records
Sat, Sep 26, 2015

In Man on Fire, British author Stephen Kelman chronicles the story of Bibhuti Nayak, who holds a slew of records for extreme endurance activities.

Urbanlore, a new webcomic series traces a changing urban India
Mon, Oct 19, 2015

Bangalore-based Aarthi Parthasarthy and Kaveri Gopalakrishnan conceptualised Urbanlore, a webcomic series that captures life in urban Indian cities, through reflections on their histories, cultures and the people.

Vir Das, the designer, talks about style sensibilities and having an ‘anti-fashion’ show
Wed, Sep 16, 2015

Vir Das, who recently debuted his quirky fashion line at Lakme Fashion Week, on his style sensibilities, having an ‘anti-fashion’ show, and upcoming film projects.

Pitch Perfect
Tue, Sep 15, 2015

Mumbai-based Sairam Iyer is known to perform in male and female voices, on his unique style.

Dine with the Dragon
Sat, Sep 12, 2015

Ming Yang, the oriental restaurant of Taj Land’s End, blends culture and cuisine in its new avatar.

In Baat Niklegi Toh Phir, Sathya Saran traces Jagjit Singh’s prolific journey
Tue, Sep 01, 2015

Sathya Saran’s book on the late Jagjit Singh’s life - Baat Niklegi Toh Phir brings together stories by family and collaborators.

A peek at the Winter/Festive trends from Day Three of Lakme Fashion Week 2015
Mon, Aug 31, 2015

Trend watching on Day Three of Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2015 yielded some interesting results.

Tales from Weavers
Sat, Aug 29, 2015

Indian Handloom and Textile Day at Lakme Fashion Week showcased a rich tapestry of homegrown weaves.

A New Cafe, Irani Style
Sat, Aug 29, 2015

Cafe Irani Chaii hopes to reverse a dying facet of Mumbai’s foodscape.

Bling It On: Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla open Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2015
Thu, Aug 27, 2015

With retro music, yesteryear supermodels, and a collection steeped in drama, veteran designers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla opened Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2015 in Mumbai

Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2015: What to expect
Tue, Aug 25, 2015

With their sights trained on exotic locales, designers are set to bring flavours of different cultures and exotic destinations to Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2015.