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Rinku Ghosh

Eat root to tip: How chefs make the everyday exotic
Sun, Jun 26, 2022

The idea of a zero-waste diet may be an answer to climate change but it has been de rigueur in Indian homes for generations

How Meherwan Irani made our chai pani America’s new favourite
Sat, Jun 25, 2022

Indian-origin chef Meherwan Irani on Chai Pani winning America’s outstanding restaurant award, the flavours that made him and serving dishes bursting with memories

Chhavi Mittal: Most cancers are curable but the healing journey depends on you
Mon, Jun 20, 2022

When she hosted a webinar on breast cancer, little did actor-producer Chhavi Mittal know that she would be diagnosed with it a fortnight later. Always used to seeing the brighter side of life, she used that knowledge to focus on getting better. She boldly documented her story on Instagram but for the first time, she opens up about her state of mind and bouncing back.

If you can lean in, you can lean out too
Sun, Jun 19, 2022

Rinku Ghosh writes: While Sheryl Sandberg's predecessors were hailed as change-makers, she was denounced as a mid-life maniac.

Why Chai Pani has been voted the best restaurant in the US
Tue, Jun 14, 2022

The Asheville eatery was named “America’s most Outstanding Restaurant” at the James Beard Foundation Awards in Chicago on Monday, topping nominees such as Brennan’s in New Orleans.

Why we need moms for management lessons
Sat, Jun 11, 2022

The hand that rocks the cradle may not rule the corporate world yet but company policies and campaigns are helping new mothers get their rightful place back, in the boardroom and on office floors

Should I end isolation even if I continue to test positive?
Fri, Jun 03, 2022

With people returning to work, the latest spike in cases and a US revision of post-recovery advisory, three experts tell us what to watch out for. Dr Gagandeep Kang, Professor at Christian Medical College, Vellore, pins it down on the CT value.

House of Ming: Capital’s first Chinese fine-diner all set for new-age royals
Tue, May 31, 2022

The restaurant at Taj Mansingh has been a city outpost that has become relevant all over again

How the sari changed meaning on the Cannes red carpet
Thu, May 19, 2022

Over the years, that “ease of wearing” a sari has given way to the “need for presenting” a sari and a classical culture statement has been turned into an adaptive and fluid global drape that’s open to interpretation

Explained: What FCC and IWPC, served eviction notices by the Govt, mean to their journalist members
Mon, May 09, 2022

Both institutions, along with the Press Club of India, have not only been favourite haunts of journalists in the national capital, they have also been physical signposts of the freedom of the press, hosting vibrant formal and informal exchanges and dialogue and a healthy cross-flow of ideas on a vast range of subjects.

The eyes have it: Fauda star Tsahi Halevi charms Delhi, scouts Bollywood
Sun, May 08, 2022

At a reception in New Delhi on Israel’s 74th Independence Day, attended among others by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, Halevi had the crowd rooting for him, waiting for him to break into song.

Victor Banerjee: ‘We tend to hero worship and are afraid to criticise icons, understand their frailties’
Sun, May 08, 2022

Victor Banerjee returns to the screen as Rabindranath Tagore in Thinking of Him, a film by Argentinian director Pablo Cesar that explores the poet’s soul relationship with critic and writer Victoria Ocampo.

Fauda actor Tsahi Halevi to star in first Indo-Israeli film project
Fri, May 06, 2022

Actor-musician Tsahi Halevi talks about his Bollywood dream, art opening up a space for much-needed conversations, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, yoga and, of course, Indian food

What makes the Badami Cave Temples symbols of shared thought and learning
Fri, Apr 29, 2022

There’s a harmony there, like no other, with Shaivaite, Vaishnavite and Jain sculptures finding their place in cavernous halls tiered above one another

Is there more to Ajay Devgn’s outburst?
Thu, Apr 28, 2022

Could it be that southern films are outdoing their Bollywood counterparts in theme and content?

An iftar walk at Jama Masjid with author-historian Sohail Hashmi
Sun, Apr 24, 2022

As the forecourt fills up with people, carrying floor mats and food to share with one another, writer and historian Sohail Hashmi takes us through the food street, a beehive of restaurants, cart vendors, stalls and squatters.

A photo essay of Paris in the ’70s by Parmanand Dalwadi, who once assisted Henri Cartier Bresson, has contemporary resonance in India
Fri, Apr 22, 2022

Displayed last week at Delhi’s Taj Diplomat, the travelling exhibition is part of Bon Jour India, a cultural confluence of the Indo-French relationship

Saying it right: How India’s corporate sector is slowly waking up to gender sensitivity
Sun, Apr 17, 2022

A nuanced language policy is helping craft a more empathetic and inclusive ecosystem at workplaces

Explained: Who is Olivia Rodrigo, history-maker at the Grammy awards?
Tue, Apr 05, 2022

Grammys 2022: Olivia Rodrigo snapped up three trophies in the categories of Best New Artist, Best Pop Solo Performance (for 'Drivers License') and Best Pop Vocal Album (for her debut album 'Sour').

Fashion takeaways from Grammy 2022
Mon, Apr 04, 2022

Nothing unusual about black, white and hot pink returning to the red carpet as monotones are back. The adventurism was limited to sporadic colour bursts and bling but was more about individual expression than a trend.

Shyam Benegal on recreating the persona of the founding father of Bangladesh for his latest, Mujib: The Making of a Nation
Sat, Apr 02, 2022

Shyam Benegal has seasoned himself with humanising the persona of our national icons through The Making of the Mahatma and Bose: The Forgotten Hero. In his next, he tries to explore the complex facets of Sheikh Rahman’s life.

With his latest translation of Urdu love poetry, Sanjiv Saraf aims to demystify the language for the netizen
Sat, Apr 02, 2022

“English has a crispness and sharp focus because of its syntax. The punch in the finish lends English to prose. Urdu doesn’t have a definitive flourish but a soft-fadeout that captures the delicate layers and indecision between emotions, like yeh hai bhi or nahin bhi,” said chief guest Javed Akhtar

Explained: Women at the 2022 Oscars, a list of significant achievements
Wed, Mar 30, 2022

After two years of increased representation of women, only 28 per cent of individual nominations were for women this year, the lowest in three years.

Empowerment? No thanks
Sun, Mar 27, 2022

Empowerment robs the woman of her agency and seems like a charitable gift bestowed by the man or society at large.

Explained: The Godfather’appeal as it turns 50
Sat, Mar 26, 2022

Francis Ford Coppola’s timelessness lies in the fact that each generation can relate to the narrative, reinterpret it from their perspective and discover a new facet.