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  • I'm yet to travel to a country that bowled me over: Rajesh Magow

    I'm yet to travel to a country that bowled me over: Rajesh Magow

    Rajesh Magow, CEO-India and co-founder of MakeMyTrip.com, talks about his childhood in Punjab, the time his team was advised to shut down MakeMyTrip and his favourite destinations

  • Bound by a common spell

    Bound by a common spell

    One woman wakes up with a ‘purplered fleshblob’ for a tongue, while another tiptoes around her husband’s somnambulism. Arun Kale’s online magazine, Helter Skelter, marks its first foray into print, and Kareena Gianani finds unfettered imagination between its pages

  • An ode to the man of love

    An ode to the man of love

    Alyque Padamsee tells Ananya Ghosh that his adaptation of Jesus Christ Superstar is as relevant as ever

  • Restaurateur Rahul Akerkar's culinary journey

    Restaurateur Rahul Akerkar's culinary journey

    From overcoming his speech impediment to being promoted from a dishwasher to a chef, restaurateur and avid diver, Rahul Akerkar spills the beans on living life on his own terms

  • The Independents

    The Independents

    Anand Bhaskar Collective’s debut album Samsara is one of the bestselling albums on Ok Listen!. The Mumbai-based band speaks about the album, fusion music and the indie music scene

  • 'We're older and wiser'

    'We're older and wiser'

    Carcass, the British extreme metal band, who will perform at the upcoming rock festival Big69, is looking forward to its India debut

  • The curious case of a detective

    The curious case of a detective

    Author Nilanjan Choudhury’s second book, The Case Of The Secretive Sister, hopes to breathe a new life into the mystery-humour genre. He speaks to Kareena Gianani about moving on from mythology, and why this book is an ode to Bangalore

  • Tina Tahiliani Parekh on life and fashion

    Tina Tahiliani Parekh on life and fashion

    Executive Director of Ensemble, Tina Tahiliani Parikh, tells Deepali Dhingra how she began looking at herself and style trends differently after the switch and why she is, at heart, a mother first

  • Interpreters of maladies

    Interpreters of maladies

    Arabic translators have a huge role in keeping the medical tourism industry, which is expected to be worth $6 billion by 2018, afloat. And Mumbai, like other Indian metros, is home to such translators. Anu Prabhakar speaks to such professionals about their transition from a municipal school or madrassa graduate to someone who bandies medical terms about, effortlessly

  • BQC, now just a click away

    BQC, now just a click away

    Popular quiz show Bournvita Quiz Contest has now moved online. Anu Prabhakar talks to the team about the show’s digital avatar and how the audience can participate in the new format

  • Wine and dine, with Sula Vineyard's Rajeev Samant

    Wine and dine, with Sula Vineyard's Rajeev Samant

    The successful entrepreneur and bachelor, who believes in looking ahead, tells Deepali Dhingra that maybe it’s now time for him to finally tie the knot and settle down

  • 'Conversion has no basis in Hindu scriptures'

    'Conversion has no basis in Hindu scriptures'

    Worli resident Pandit Gulam Dastagir, one of the few scholars with a strong foundation in both Sanskrit and Islam, has spent his life propagating one of the world’s oldest languages

  • 'I write about what I know best'

    'I write about what I know best'

    Kareena Gianani speaks to author-filmmaker Fahad Samar, whose second book, Flash Point, zeroes in on Mumbai’s underbelly as seen by its paparazzi who capture the rich and glamourous

  • Who's afraid of women loitering?

    Who's afraid of women loitering?

    Amid the ongoing debate on gender issues and cases of sexual assault, how accustomed are you to the idea of a woman, dressed the way she wants, out on the streets at a time she chooses, unapologetic about ‘loitering’? A new campaign, #WhyLoiter, urges women across the country to loiter in the places they like and document themselves while doing so, writes Kareena Gianani

  • 'BMC will provide an alternate playground'

    'BMC will provide an alternate playground'

    Amid protests by the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena that the Dr Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum will usurp a playground from the area for its new wing, Municipal Commissioner Sitaram Kunte’s assurance of an alternate space comes as good news for all concerned

  • Meet Ritu Kumar, the doyen of Indian haute couture

    Meet Ritu Kumar, the doyen of Indian haute couture

    The veteran designer tells Nikshubha Garg about her successful journey, her pillars of strength and a fervent desire to overhaul Indian handlooms

  • Learning redefined

    Learning redefined

    Professor Sugata Mitra’s TED prize-winning School in the Cloud has been introduced in Phaltan, a small town near Pune. The children at Pragat Shikshan Sanstha are given access to computers and encouraged to self-learn more than they would in a traditional classroom

  • For a better future

    For a better future

    Ayaz Basrai, the man responsible for giving Indian spaces a global touch, talks about his current project, Future Cities, which critiques the prevalent idea of smart cities and looks at people-centred solutions for a better future

  • How SBI chief Arundhati Bhattacharya banks on breakthroughs

    How SBI chief Arundhati Bhattacharya banks on breakthroughs

    Arundhati Bhattacharya, chairman of State Bank of India, talks to Shreyanka Mazumdar about becoming a banker by chance, her love for all things antique and introducing digital breakthroughs

  • I'm drawn to emotional music: David Guetta

    I'm drawn to emotional music: David Guetta

    David Guetta, who performs at the Enchanted Valley Carnival this weekend, explains why Indian fans will love to groove to his new album, Listen, which is also his most personal and challenging work till date