• Why Meena dissed Chetan

    Why Meena dissed Chetan

    "I'm excited about getting on the Dylan Thomas long list. I think it a prize that is simply cool because it’s targeted at YOUNG writers from around the world," said Indian poet, author, and outspoken activist Meena Kandasamy, when we congratulated her about her Gypsy Goddess making it the prestigious list

  • Dressing Narendra Modi

    Dressing Narendra Modi

    "It's a matter of interest and intrigue," said our friend the articulate Priya Tanna, Editor Vogue India, choosing her words with care

  • Bend it like Bollywood

    Bend it like Bollywood

    This Sunday saw Bollywood's hunkiest mega stars descend on Sobo's Cooperage ground for a football match in support of TIGA, the charity for animal welfare founded by Ira (Aamir Khan’s daughter) and his nephew, the actor Imran

  • Meeting Clinton

    Meeting Clinton

    "He is still the Man," said ace TV anchor Barkha Dutt about her fireside chat in Jaipur with Bill Clinton that aired on Wednesday night on NDTV

  • Partying-such sweet sorrow

    Partying-such sweet sorrow

    "The players were there as was the Cup and some nice looking WAGs," said the ebullient Suhel Seth who managed to get into the planet's most happening party on Sunday night the winning German team's celebratory party after winning the World Cup

  • Brunch with the Ansaris

    Brunch with the Ansaris

    The swashbuckling Khalid Ansari, columnist, sports enthusiast and the man who thirty five years ago founded the very paper you are reading, epitomises a certain kind of rugged individual, a man of letters and of the outdoors, someone who is as comfortable in a library as on a squash court

  • RIP Jehangir Pocha

    RIP Jehangir Pocha

    In each of our lives, there are times when we question the thinking of the guy up there and the snakes and ladders game he plays with our lives

  • Tiger Tiger dancing bright

    Tiger Tiger dancing bright

    We caught up with our friend Ayesha Shroff about her son, teenage heartthrob Tiger's tribute to Michael Jackson

  • Shooting from the hip

    Shooting from the hip

    Wish more corporate leaders would take a lesson from Yes Bank's Founder, Managing Director & CEO Rana Kapoor

  • Couple on evening out

    Couple on evening out

    Spotted at The Oberoi's coffee shop on Sunday night, a relaxed and looking very much in love, Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif

  • Beautiful bride

    Beautiful bride

    From Borgo Egnazia, the scene of the wedding of Google's Senior Vice-President and Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora and Thapar family scion Ayesha Thapar, comes this delightful picture of the bride with her friends, the Delhi-based designers Rahul Khanna and Rohit Gandhi

  • A Star is born

    A Star is born

    And today witnesses the launch of Raj Kapoor's youngest grandchild, yet to enter the echelons of Bollywood with the release of the Armaan Jain starrer 'Lekar Hum Deewana Dil'

  • Whatever happened to?

    Whatever happened to?

    Perhaps it's a coincidence, but the trio of songstresses who dominated the pop sphere in India has all, more or less, disappeared from the scene

  • People in glass suites

    People in glass suites

    Only a few weeks ago, his cousin and Bollywood colleague, Sonam Kapoor, had chosen to bring in her 30th birthday at this mid-city hotel's penthouse nightclub

  • The Bhabha bidders

    The Bhabha bidders

    Now, it can be told: at the celebrated auction for Bhabha house recently, which was won by Smita Crishna of the Godrej family, whereas the person who stopped just short of the Rs 372-crore winning bid was leading city industrialist Ajay Piramal (with plans of building a residential high-rise on the property, he’d stopped at Rs 371 crore!), the name of the other gentleman (equally high-profile) is known to only a handful of people

  • JLF's dazzling line-up

    JLF's dazzling line-up

    And from the desk of William Dalrymple, self-styled goatherd and celebrated historian, novelist, traveller and possessor of a promising new growth on his chin: the much awaited line-up for the Jaipur Literature Festival to be held from January 21-25, 2015: "My international list for Jaipur Literature Festival '15 is shaping up nicely," he said recently about the festival, which he has founded and nurtured to great success along with writer Namita Gokhale

  • Parting in style

    Parting in style

    Nice to know that even as he has severed ties with the Indian Express group, where he was editor-in-chief and publisher for almost two decades, Shekhar Gupta remains on good terms with the owners

  • When the Big B was on 'standby'

    When the Big B was on 'standby'

    The tension in the air on Saturday evening when we entered the Marriott, to attend the book launch of Additional Commissioner of Police, Brijesh Singh's 'The Quantum Siege', was palpable

  • The low-key Godrej side

    The low-key Godrej side

    In the whole breathless, headline-grabbing, breaking news acquisition of Bhabha house that has staggered the country by the figures involved, the irony has been that the people who have been revealed to be the house’s new owners happen to be pathologically low-profile and media-shy

  • Dressing the Master

    Dressing the Master

    It's not often that we giggle on a London call like a naughty schoolgirl. But talking to celebrated Savile Row's master tailor, Paul Jheeta, we found ourselves doing exactly that