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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......

'Delhi is a dream posting for a Pakistani diplomat'

'Kashmir is the main issue between the two countries.''We have not been able to resolve it bilaterally.''As the two major countries in South Asia, we have to go back to the drawing board and start......

'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......

Subsidy on food served in Parliament canteens ends

Food served in Parliament canteens for MPs and others will become costlier as a subsidy given for it has been stopped, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said on Tuesday.   Photograph: Manvender......

He told India about the Himalayan Blunder

Very few today realise that without Brigadier John Dalvi's courage, we would never have known what really happened during those tragic days of October/November 1962, reveals Claude Arpi. IMAGE:......

What Brought Economy to Its Knees

A combination of demonetisation, a poorly and hurriedly implemented GST, and more recently the "botched up" lockdown of the economy to control the spread of Covid has brought the economy to its......

Homestays come to travellers' aid in Covid times

Intimate getaways offered in the form of homestays by hotels are proving to be the flavour of this extraordinary and difficult time. Not far from cities, they offer a pleasant respite from......

India Post calls to say you've got mail

Changing with the times and in compliance with social distancing norms, customers are now picking up their parcels, speed posts and registered letters within the city themselves after they are......

Jaydeep Barman is changing India's restaurant business

'As long as people are eating we will be there,' Rebel Foods CEO Jaydeep Barman tells Viveat Susan Pinto and Niraj Bhatt.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   We are not surprised when......

2019: Year of reality check

From promoters losing their firms to consumers realising there are no free lunches, 2019 was a year of getting real, says Shailesh Dobhal. Photograph: Kind courtesy Pete Linfort/Pixabay There is......

'Soumitra Chatterjee is bigger than a Ray actor'

'He never went to the Bombay industry.' IMAGE: Soumitra Chatterjee and Madhabi Mukherjee in Satyajit Ray's classic Charulata.   There is a story Soumitra Chatterjee likes to tell. In the......

The DDLJ Quiz

On October 20, 1995, a love story called Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge hit the screens and every single thing about it -- from Raj and Simran to palat and phurr became a part of Bollywood lexicon. In......

16 shows to watch during the lockdown

Nikita Puri lists the best shows and films to watch online as you ace social distancing. Be it videos of penguins being taken for walks around the zoo or cats playing games with their humans, the......

The Lady Behind Bollywood's BEAUTIFUL STORIES

Amazing stories about some of our best loved movies from Bhavani Iyer who wrote them. Photograph: Kind courtesy Bhavani Iyer/Instagram "Bollywood is really a land of dreams," Bhavani Iyer tells......

At home with Tillotama Shome

'There is too much pressure on being perfect, so I like the fact that I have an incomplete painting in my home.''That represents the chaos of Mumbai and also represents the fact that I am also a......

Gaza War: Cricket club to rescue of Indian researchers in Israel

IMAGE: Israeli firefighters extinguish a car which caught on fire after a rocket was launched from the Gaza Strip in Ashkelon. Photograph: Nir Elias/Reuters A cricket club in the southern Israeli......

PHOTOS: How Dhawan spends his day off in Sydney

IMAGE: India opener Shikhar Dhawan enjoys a yatch ride as he goes past the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House in the background. Photograph: PMG India opener Shikhar Dhawan had a......

Why Gambhir isn't friendly with Pakistan cricketers...

‘We had a heated exchange on the field some years ago and it made headlines all over the world. While I have moved on in life as I feel these things are part and parcel of the game, Gautam......

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