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How Floyd Cardoz redefined Indian cuisine

A month ago, on March 25, Floyd Cardoz, chef extraordinaire, passed into the ages, a victim of coronavirus.Ranjita Ganesan remembers the culinary genius. Photograph: Kind courtesy Floyd......

Has anyone seen Mumbai as Sudhir Patwardhan has?

It is impossible for Mumbaikars not to glimpse themselves or someone they know in Sudhir Patwardhan's paintings, notes Ranjita Ganesan. In Sudhir Patwardhan's Paying the Bill (2005), a woman......

Sindhis are flourishing, but going isn't always easy

The Sindhis are a lesson in perseverance. Once uprooted, they've started all over, often reinventing themselves.Nikita Puri and Ranjita Ganesan report. IMAGE: When Ranveer Singh, a Sindhi, wed......

Why so many die climbing Everest

Long queues near the top prolonged the wait times this year, causing oxygen tanks and physical endurance to drain on the way down.The 'traffic jams' likely contributed to the death of 11 people......

The politics behind Ajay Singh Bisht's name changes

Changing the names of Uttar Pradesh cities has accelerated into a movement ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha election, notes Ranjita Ganesan.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Who: For Diwali this......

How 'working in office' will never be the same again

Fear of the disease has affected the way employees commute, the number of coffee breaks they take, and even their conversations with colleagues. Does a restricted environment affect the spirit of......

She's taking the fight to the tobacco companies

'Imagine the message it sends to people. They will think tobacco cannot be a killer because LIC is investing in it.''The so-called rakshak (protector) has become a bhakshak (destroyer).'Ranjita......

'The need for a no-fly list is critical'

'The DGCA may require airlines to install CCTV cameras on all flights and retain the footage in case of unruly behaviour.''Else, it would be left to individual interpretation of the involved......

What happens in a Mumbai high-flyers club...

Ranjita Ganesan visits The Indus Club, which is not just another old boys' club. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Groucho Marx, the Hollywood comedian, quipped famously that he did not want......

Indians may spend Rs 250 billion on Diwali shopping

A buoyant economic mood and tempting discounts, both online and offline, are fuelling a shopping frenzy this Diwali, discovers Dhruv Munjal. Rajiv Suri refuses to call himself much of a shopper.......

How KBC is now shot

'We are very protective of him.''People can't go close to him and take pictures like before.'Ranjita Ganesan reports. Youthful elbow bumps have replaced the old hugs and handshakes as the chosen......

Why you want to cheer for this Delhi cop

Despite the Delhi police's tarnished reputation in recent months, viewers find themselves rooting for Inspector Hathiram Chaudhary because he displays both vulnerability and remorse, observes......

For some time you let me into your dreams

It is two weeks today since Irrfan passed away into the ages.'He was capable, concise, calm, sublime, and profound, and perhaps that's also why Irrfan's passing felt 'personal' to many.'Ranjita......

Alice doesn't live in indie cinema anymore

With Hindi Medium and Angrezi Medium, the "English-medium" actor of independent movies shows she can easily fit into mainstream Hindi movies too. IMAGE: Tillotama Shome moved to Mumbai in 2011 to......

How Bollywood's writers are fighting back

'The writer remains the most creative force in the process.''Producers need to be inventive in how they reward good writing.'Ranjita Ganesan reports. IMAGE: Excel Entertainment, producers of Gully......

The 12-year-old goalie who will represent India in Russia

Sujal Kahar is all set to represent India at the Football for Friendship tournament in Russia.Ranjita Ganesan meets the energetic goalie. It is summer holidays at the Educo Saibaba Path Mumbai......

Ravi Shastri, Indian Cricket's Mr Indispensable

'In the merry-go-round of Indian cricket, amid abhorrent match-fixing scandals and incessant politicking, Ravi Shastri is a multifaceted personality who, when called upon, can don any hat with......

End of the race for Mahalaxmi Race Course?

Derby regulars and riding enthusiasts are a worried lot as municipal authorities contemplate replacing the iconic Mahalaxmi Race Course with a public park, says Ranjita Ganesan. In 1984, renowned......

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