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Saturday, January 29, 2022

Shweta Sharma


‘I don’t think any of my dishes are offbeat or outlandish’: Chef Heston Blumenthal
Thu, Jan 27, 2022

"As I was the first chef doing this kind of cooking, the challenge initially was getting hold of the equipment. The things I wanted were not in your usual restaurant catalogue. I had to go to scientific ones and was ordering equipment that had not been designed for the kitchen," he said.

‘I was a child when I fell in love with music, and it only keeps growing’: Shilpa Rao
Wed, Jan 19, 2022

"I have found all my answers in life in my music, and I don't think there is anything that music cannot answer," the Grammy-nominated singer said.

‘Aditya and I are extremely simple, private individuals for whom family matters the most’: Yami Gautam
Wed, Jan 12, 2022

"I feel your wedding day should reflect you as a person. So, Aditya and I always envisioned having a wedding with our immediate family. Our love for traditions and rituals supersedes anything else," the Uri actor added.

‘NFTs are the future; a way to secure our legacy on blockchain’: Fashion designer Raghavendra Rathore
Wed, Jan 05, 2022

The ace designer, who has converted his personal art into NFTs, talks about his venture, the future of fashion, and how the pandemic has caused a shift in the way people engage with lifestyle products.

‘Never say no, have the courage to do what you want’: Dolly Thakore’s advice to young women
Wed, Dec 29, 2021

"I wish that women would accept that no matter what pitfall you have in life, it's all part of growing up," she said

‘Was challenging to get the exact curls Kapil sir sported in 83’: Ranveer Singh’s hair stylist Darshan Yewalekar
Fri, Dec 24, 2021

"We had to make sure Ranveer’s on-screen look was a complete replica of what Kapil sir looked like during that time," the celebrity hair designer said

‘It’s a good sign that people are adapting to slow, sustainable fashion’: Designer Suneet Varma
Wed, Dec 15, 2021

Suneet Varma, who has showcased his exquisite creations all over the world, talks about his latest collection, designing for an online audience, sustainability, and working with fashion icons

‘Physical shows shall remain intimate and personal, digital is a great supporting tool’: Designer Rahul Mishra
Wed, Dec 08, 2021

"I used to be a purist about my love for physical shows and felt that physical shows with their multi-sensory experience and immersive set-ups are the ideal way of presenting the collection. But I must say, it was an unique experience to showcase digitally," he said.

‘There are many wonderful dancers in Bollywood, but my favourite is Madhuri Dixit’: Pandit Birju Maharaj
Tue, Nov 30, 2021

"I have loved every aspect of my journey as a student, performer and teacher. Passing on your art form to passionate students is one of the most satisfying experiences for me as an artiste," the kathak maestro said.

‘One should never butcher a song to the extent that its sanctity is destroyed’: Hariharan
Mon, Nov 22, 2021

"Some songs deal with sensitive topics, so any remix or mashup should be mindful of that," the singer said.

‘The Indian performing arts industry is largely unsupported financially’: Mallika Sarabhai
Tue, Nov 16, 2021

"The pandemic has broken the back of many [artistes] who were managing to survive. A new funding body needs to be set up to fund the arts," she added.

‘The Indian food culture is really a never-ending discovery’: Chef Marco Stabile
Fri, Nov 12, 2021

"Indian cuisine should be known more than it is nowadays. The biggest part of Indian cuisine is yet to be discovered by the world," the Michelin-star chef said.

‘Its important to maintain originality while promoting our cuisine’: Chef Davinder Kumar
Sat, Nov 06, 2021

"There is still a long way to go before Indian cuisine makes a mark on the world platform. We have to make more efforts in promoting regional cuisine," he said.

‘Any industry that doesn’t take sustainability into account is obsolete’: Fashion designer Rajesh Pratap Singh
Wed, Oct 27, 2021

"Fashion has had a problematic relationship with the environment in the past, and it’s time to address this," he said.

From obsession with Pilates to dislike for shoulder pads, Kriti Kharbanda on fashion, fitness and more
Wed, Oct 20, 2021

"It’s important to understand the concept and need of space in relationships. Space is necessary not just between a boyfriend and a girlfriend, but even between your parents or siblings," she said

‘Pandemic absolutely affected my personal style’: Jim Sarbh
Sun, Oct 17, 2021

"My style became a lot more lounge wear, sweatpants, sweat-shorts, and more of just comfortable lounging clothes instead of formals. I didn’t have many of those; I wore the same two shorts through the entire first lockdown," the actor says

‘Post-pandemic fashion will be more inclusive and accessible’: Designer Gaurav Gupta
Wed, Oct 06, 2021

"With sustainability and vocal for local being buzzwords, the entire fashion community -- including designers, influencers -- would have to steer the wheel and adapt, thus doing their bit towards creating a better tomorrow.," he said.

‘Never thought I would become a global icon’: Khali
Wed, Sep 29, 2021

"I used to feel a huge pressure to perform my best when I started... I used to sweat initially, but I slowly got used to it," he says

‘Would love to dress up Rekha’: Designer Leena Singh
Wed, Sep 22, 2021

"Our creations are best carried off by women who portray timeless beauty and elegance, like Sharmila Tagore, Rekha and Shabana Azmi," she says

‘Our music was never meant to be played on TV or telephone screen’: Ustad Shujaat Khan on virtual shows
Wed, Sep 15, 2021

"Concerts are a spiritual contact between musician and listeners, and that can only be felt live," he said

‘Photography is essentially an artistic practice that feeds your soul’: Poulomi Basu
Thu, Sep 09, 2021

"Photography is magic... it's is only going to get more and more exciting, and the power of photography will continue to evolve as the new generation comes forward," she said

‘Deepika likes to keep it comfortable, but there are days when she’ll want to go crazy’: Stylist Shaleena Nathani
Fri, Sep 03, 2021

"I really have to say I've learned a lot from Deepika -- how she gives 100 per cent to everything that she does. And I think that's really pushed me to be better at what I do," she said

‘I have missed the freedom to be curious, free and without fear’: Aditi Rao Hydari
Tue, Aug 24, 2021

"Lockdown and the lack of access to my entire wardrobe in Mumbai made me realise how little we actually need. Happiness, health, good food, love, that's what beauty is all about," she said

‘My heritage is my creative foundation’: Bibhu Mohapatra
Wed, Aug 18, 2021

"Since I have moved to the west, I have built my aesthetic structure on that solid foundation of my heritage. I design for a global audience, but the influences of my Odia heritage is always present as a guiding line," the fashion designer said

‘My ultimate dream is to keep doing what I’ve started on MasterChef’: Kishwar Chowdhury
Wed, Aug 11, 2021

"Bengali cuisine hasn’t been explored, by and large, worldwide. I definitely think there's a talking point and key interest in a rich, heritage cuisine that 200 million people eat, but is quite untapped," she said