The Telegraph
| Sunday, February 3, 2013 |


The Modernist Master

Every afternoon, Syed Haider Raza manoeuvres his wheelchair into the studio of his new home in Delhi's Safdarjang Development Area. Uttering a prayer, the country's foremost living Modernist painter then clambers onto a chair on a raised platform and sets up his tools in front of his easel. Then, for the next three to four hours — and sometimes longer — the nearly 91-year-old artist shuts out the world and loses himself in his painting. | Read»

Gearing up for adventure

It was a vacation that Mumbai-based couple Baljeet and Poornima Gujral will never forget. In 2009, a year after they got married, the couple rode — on their Bullet — to Ladakh, travelling through the Nubra Valley and Pangong Lake. | Read»

Super soups

When I am not cooking or eating, I often find myself reading about food with my nose stuck in a cookery book. Just the other day, I was going through one of my well-thumbed books — Madhur Jaffrey's... | Read»

A turf choice

It's that time of the year when fashionistas and male peacocks are stepping out in style and heading straight for the racecourses. The horses may be the cynosure of all eyes, but when Derby Day comes cantering around, a different kind of battle is being fought — that of making the best style statement of the season. | Read»

Turning up the volume

Reasonably priced. That's not a phrase I'd associate too often with a product from Bose, but of late the audio major has been pulling a few tricks out of its hat. Does the trend continue with the Solo TV sound system and the SoundLink Air digital music system, as the pricing seems to suggest? Let's find out. | Read»

One true love

There have been many turning points in my life. One of the earliest was watching Michael Jackson's Thriller video when I was about 17. That's when I realised that dance was going to be an inseparable part of my life's plans. Subsequently joining Mansur Khan as assistant director for Joh Jeeta Wohi Sikander (JJWS) was a defining moment for my career. I actually came into the film industry to be a director. | Read»