• Their art beats for Kashmir

    Their art beats for Kashmir

    Design for Kashmir is a unique art collaborative by graphic artists across India to gather funds for the flood-affected paradise. Kareena Gianani speaks to its founder, Prathima Muniyappa, who has many a powerful design on her mind

  • Tommy Hilfiger, on how perfectionism rules his life

    Tommy Hilfiger, on how perfectionism rules his life

    Tommy Hilfiger, the man who made the term 'American Cool' famous, tells Nikshubha Garg how he started off his business with just USD 150, turned it into a billion-dollar affair and why he loves to lead life luxe-size

  • A musical revolution

    A musical revolution

    Music lovers can rejoice as Pakistan’s popular Mekaal Hasan Band’s new line-up, featuring Indian musicians, is recently out with its first album, Andholan. Hasan tells Deepali Dhingra that the band is a microcosm of what both countries can achieve if they choose to work together

  • On the revolutionary road

    On the revolutionary road

    Afghan filmmaker Asad Sikandar tells Kareena Gianani why his film, Madrasa, is a global tale of ambition and the fight for justice

  • 'Touring in India is always special'

    'Touring in India is always special'

    On their third visit to India, this time for the Bass Camp Festival, Berlin-based global bass act Symbiz Sound is on the lookout to collaborate with some interesting Indian musicians

  • The curator of live entertainment

    The curator of live entertainment

    Sanjay Ahire, founder of Artistivity, which has a database of over 2,500 artistes, hopes to reform the live performing arts industry in India

  • 'The screen is our second music sheet'

    'The screen is our second music sheet'

    Setting quirky films to music is a speciality of Le Philharmonique de la Roquette. Members of this French band — Laurent Bernard, Lilian Bencini and Julien Kamoun — talk about the technique behind this audio-visual experience and their maiden visit to India

  • I'm a free spirit: Adhuna Akhtar

    I'm a free spirit: Adhuna Akhtar

    Adhuna Akhtar, tells Rinky Kumar why cutting tresses is therapeutic for her, how she manages home and hearth adeptly and loves to live life on her own terms

  • My book is a form of protest: Arun Ferreira

    My book is a form of protest: Arun Ferreira

    Arun Ferreira's prison diary is an intense account of police atrocity and a corrupt state. He tells Kareena Gianani that injustice has only strengthened his will to fight for political prisoners incriminated by India's draconian laws

  • An ode to a do-gooder

    An ode to a do-gooder

    Director Samruddhi Porey decided to co-produce her upcoming film after renowned producers turned it down. The movie releases this week and highlights Dr Prakash Amte’s work with Gadchiroli’s tribals 

  • Differently-abled man's victory song for Navratri

    Differently-abled man's victory song for Navratri

    Borivli resident Bhavesh Bhayani is hearing impaired and mute, does not rehearse, yet bags the first prize during garba-dandiya dance competitions every year

  • Why Kainaz Messman's Theobroma tastes like heaven

    Why Kainaz Messman's Theobroma tastes like heaven

    Kainaz Messman tells Deepali Dhingra that her greatest joy lies in feeding people and making them smile. What makes her day, however, is an early morning cup of tea lovingly prepared by her husband   

  • Bengali movie bags award at Venice film festival

    Bengali movie bags award at Venice film festival

    With the recession in Kolkata as the backdrop, debutante director Aditya Vikram Sengupta’s Bengali movie,
    Asha Jaoar Majhe, which recently won the Best Director award at Venice Days, focuses on the unrest in the city, while its protagonists find security in mundane tasks

  • Never-say-die spirit

    Never-say-die spirit

     Young contemporary artist Joy Deb displays his recent work in an exhibition titled Spirit

  • A visual treat

    A visual treat

    Painter Jaya Lamba will exhibit her work at Le Pain Quotidien, Colaba. Having lived in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Los Angeles, New York and Mumbai, her paintings reflect a variety of cultures

  • The God of small things

    The God of small things

    What if you had the power to create a new world religion? What tenets and principles would you choose? These are some of the questions that debutant author Satyajit Nair explores in his e-book, The God in the Middle 

  • A walk to remember

    A walk to remember

    From the office romance that blossomed into 19 years of marriage to her teenage twins who keep her grounded, from honing her leadership skills to dreaming of opening a restaurant some day, Abanti Sankaranarayanan shares her life story with Phorum Dalal

  • Setting adrift

    Setting adrift

    Photojournalist Mayank Soni guides you through some of the remotest, most culturally-rich corners of the country through his company, Caribou Drift, which organises exploratory tours, photo walks and culinary trails 

  • Waiting until the cows come home

    Waiting until the cows come home

    One day, Rebecca Hui began stalking a cow. The day after, she followed another. In her exhibition, the Fulbright Scholar reveals the city’s urban issues through human-animal relationships, finds Kareena Gianani  

  • Twinkle Khanna: The shining star

    Twinkle Khanna: The shining star

    Twinkle Khanna likes to live life on her own terms. Bored of waiting on film sets for the next shot as an actor, she quit Bollywood after eight years and found her true passion in designing spaces and candles. She tells Fareeda Kanga about how she ditched greasepaint and gowns for cement dust and grime