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In the sweet tradition – The Hindu

In the sweet tradition - The Hindu

Come festival season in India and the sweet shops go into a palagaram-making frenzy offering sweets of all kinds. While it is exciting to see the array of new sweets,we often crave for the kind that were made at home in earlier times. Away from the bustle of the city’s ...

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Devotion under natural light – The Hindu

Devotion under natural light - The Hindu

The Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir dominates the skyline at the entrance of Chandni Chowk in Shahjahanabad, or Old Delhi. The red spires can be seen opposite the Red Fort’s Lahori Darwaza from afar. This temple has its origins in the tent of one of Emperor Shah Jahan’s Jain soldiers, ...

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An ode to khichdi – The Hindu

An ode to khichdi - The Hindu

In a day or two, you will see Bengalis sporting not just their best clothes, but a gleam in their eyes. The Pujas are just a day or two away, and this is the time for, well, some puja, of course, but equally of what the easterners call pet puja ...

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Hanut Singh’s royal escape – The Hindu

Hanut Singh’s royal escape - The Hindu

Hanut Singh’s creations are no stranger to the red carpet — they have regularly been sported by Hollywood and Bollywood elite, from Meryl Streep to Amy Adams and Shweta Bachchan Nanda to Malaika Arora. And at the 2018 Met Gala, Christian Louboutin sported his prayer bead ‘Mala’ necklace, made of ...

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A touch of irony – The Hindu

A touch of irony - The Hindu

Sohaila Kapur is one of our multi-faceted theatre artists who is devoted to the stage as a director, actor and designer. The range of her themes and presentation techniques is quite impressive. Her latest directorial offering is William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” in Hindi as “Albeli Naar” which ...

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Brand dame: Shahnaz Husain – The Hindu

Brand dame: Shahnaz Husain - The Hindu

Shahnaz Husain’s press kit weighs 12.3 kilos, and contains press clippings from around the world. But then everything about her is over the top, and it’s not just her red hair threaded through with gold ribbons. Of her 58 homes, one is in Delhi’s tony Greater Kailash. There is a ...

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Between clouds and comedy – The Hindu

Between clouds and comedy - The Hindu

Ten-odd shows after opening at last year’s NCPA Centrestage — which might have well been the final edition of the festival of premiering plays — Story Circus’ I, Cloud will return to the alternative spaces circuit this weekend. Directed by Ulka Mayur, the play’s starting point was Kalidasa’s Meghadūta, in ...

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How to savage materials – The Hindu

How to savage materials - The Hindu

Observing the situation in our cities today, it is safe to assume that most buildings constructed before the 1980’s will soon be brought down and most likely re-built using new materials. This will lead to the extensive dismantling and demolition of the structures and disposal of the demolished materials into ...

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Strangers on a train – The Hindu

Strangers on a train - The Hindu

This week, a freshly minted theatre outfit will embark on its journey with a mature romance set on a Paris to Frankfurt express. It’s a trip that usually takes four hours, costing about €39, which is ostensibly time and money enough for a whirlwind romance. But Yasmina Reza’s The Unexpected ...

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The beauty of Brutalism – The Hindu

The beauty of Brutalism - The Hindu

Earlier this year, Balkrishna V Doshi made history by becoming the first Indian to be awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the Nobel equivalent for the field. Although he is known for his housing projects, influences from mentor Le Corbusier manifest in works like the Tagore Memorial Theatre in Ahmedabad — ...

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