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| Sunday, November 22, 2015 |
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Sipping on success

Winemakers C. Krishna Prasad and his wife Uma Chigurupati are going global with their premium Krsma Wines, says Aarti Dua

It started more as a hobby than as a business that would bring in the big bucks for C. Krishna Prasad and his wife Uma Chigurupati. But now the Hyderabad-based couple who made their millions in the pharmaceutical industry are going global... | Read»

The suitable writer

Vikram Seth’s hard at work on his next magnum opus, A Suitable Girl, but he firmly believes that literary works can’t be rushed, says Saimi Sattar

It’s a question of mood and inspiration for author and poet Vikram Seth. “I don’t divide my time between poetry and prose. It just depends on what I have been inspired by at that moment,” says the celebrity author who... | Read»

Teatime treats

Indian snacks and street-side nibbles are adding a spicier edge to high tea at five-star hotels, says Rahul Verma

We are what we read. Devouring Enid Blytons as a child, I thought high teas were all about hot scones dripping with butter and large legs of pink ham, carved out by a rosy-cheeked cook. | Read»

The capital of cool

Berlin, the fast-moving German capital, is now one of Europe’s most hip and happening cities, says Arundhati Basu

On a Thursday night, I was in a gas-tronomic fix. In the hipster district of Kreuzberg in Berlin, otherwise known for its annual May Day riots, tucked into the alleys is a massive hall called Markthalle Neun. This is where the movers and shakers... | Read»

A musical makeover

Sitarist Purbayan Chatterjee has broken new ground by giving the sitar a new look and creating a super-cool instrument called the See-Tar, says Sushmita Biswas

Sitarist Purbayan Chatterjee has always been one step ahead of other musicians. He loved playing the sitar but he felt its looks didn’t match the wonderful sounds it made. So, he decided to reinvent it as a transparent electric... | Read»

i candy

The Apple Watch will up your cool quotient hugely, but it might be worth waiting for version two or three, says Tushar Kanwar

For all its category-defining, watch-reimagining hype, the Apple Watch is late to the smartwatch game. I mean, we’ve had Samsung take seven stabs at it, Sony, LG and Moto a couple each. Does the Watch move the needle for the category, as... | Read»

Dress sense

Designer Debarun Mukherjee was fascinated by fashion even as a child and he’s now weaving different dreams with his own label

As a child I was fascinated with the fashion world and loved to observe the way people dressed. I would make a note of the outfits that people wore for formal get-togethers, evening gatherings and parties. So much so, that when I was... | Read»