The Telegraph
| Sunday, March 15, 2015 |


The booming bazaars

Farmers’ markets are springing up around the country offering fresh produce and artisanal food, says Susmita Saha

It’s the newest version of the Great Indian Bazaar. Early on a Sunday morning the lawns of the Palika Services Officers’ Institute in Delhi’s Vinay Marg are crammed with people and buzzing with action. Up for grabs on a freezing... | Read»

The star next door

Actor Ritwick Chakraborty has a jampacked calendar and he’s still hungry for more, says Abhijit Mitra

For someone who packs as much into his day as Ritwick Chakraborty, punctuality often comes at a premium. At present, He has three films running simultaneously in the theatres but he hasn’t developed starry bad manners, doesn’t consider... | Read»

Modular magic

How about transforming your necklace into a pretty brooch and wearing it casually or splitting a multi-layered necklace and wearing it as a chic choker? Transformative jewellery from luxury jewellery brands such as Cartier, Ganjam, Mirari and... | Read»

Leading lights

Add drama to your interiors with showstopping chandeliers, says Susmita Saha

It’s the glitziest light accessory for interiors. Statement chandeliers, those elaborately designed light fixtures, are the new showstoppers in chic residences and cutting-edge living spaces. | Read»

Opening up to sesame

Modern-day chefs are experimenting with sesame, which originated in India, to add its unique flavour, texture and taste to their dishes, says Rahul Verma

If you are interested in the origin of food, I would suggest a most illuminating volume called A Historical Dictionary of Indian Food by K.T. Achaya. Whenever I am in between books, so to say, I open a page at random and read it with pleasure. | Read»

Texas getaway

San Antonio in Texas is a fast-growing but charming and laidback city, says Biswa Pratim Bhowmick

My visit to San Antonio started at its most famous attraction in the city centre.  | Read»

Gizmo heaven

Barcelona’s annual jamboree, the Mobile World Congress, had star offerings from Samsung, a classy smart watch from Huawei and much more, says Tushar Kanwar

Ah Barcelona! The city better known for its football club, Gaudi, sangria and paella transforms into the centre of the mobile universe every spring. For one week, the Mobile World Congress event is the place to be for the biggest names in tech to... | Read»

Spunky star

The theatre served as a launchpad for Kalki Koechlin’s career in Bollywood

I grew up in Periamudalia Chavadi, which is a fisherman’s village near Pondicherry. I was sent to a boarding school, Hebron School in Ooty, when I was just seven years old and this became a huge turning point in my life. Since I was away... | Read»