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'I feel sick the day I am not painting'
'That secularism in India is at risk is alarming for someone like me. I'm born secular,' Anjolie Ela Menon, the well-known painter, tells Pavan Lall. Illustrations: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com There......
'Photography is to capture the times we live in'
'If journalism is the first draft of history, then photojournalism is the first draft of its evidence,' Raghu Rai, arguably India's finest living photojournalist, tells Pavan Lall. IMAGE: Indira......
Ban on private labs in Mumbai may hit COVID-19 battle
The testing rate is likely to slow down, report Pavan Lall and Sohini Das. IMAGE: A man reacts as a doctor takes a swab from his nose to test at Mukund Nagar in Mumbai's Dharavi area.......
BMW X4 lords over other cars on the road
The X4 offers an imposing presence that you cannot miss even in a crowd of other cars, says Pavan Lall. All photographs: Kind courtesy BMW Crossovers sit in a strange no man's land when it comes......
Jeep's comeback vehicle Meridian lacks the bite
The Meridian feels comfortable and upright with the quality of gadgetry, interiors and plastics expected from an international brand car. However, it lacks the overall premium-ness that may come......
Volkswagen's Virtus bets big on the sedan segment
The Virtus is indeed designed to look, act and behave like a well-built European sedan that swims in the segment between the compact sedan VW Vento and the larger Passat, says Pavan Lall. All......
Slavia is Skoda's big bet on the sedan segment
While the Slavia comes in eight different variants, it's the base model that starts at around Rs 10.7 lakh that is most likely to take a bite out of the market share of its competitors, says......
Maruti bets big on Nexa in quest for premium market dominance
Seven years after it announced Nexa, there's no mistaking the seriousness with which Maruti wants the segment to grow, says Pavan Lall. Photograph: Kind courtesy Nexa/Facebook Maruti, India's......
'2020 is a washout for movie business'
'There will be two to three months of containment, and when there is normalcy, the risk is a relapse and a return to lockdowns.'Pavan Lall reports on the crisis confronting the movie business.......
The One and Only Mary Kom
'I am actually quicker now than before,' Boxing legend Mary Kom tells Pavan Lall. IMAGE: Mary Kom in action against Ukraine's Hanna Okhota during the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships 48kg......
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