The Telegraph
| Sunday, May 3, 2015 |


Winning ways

Deepika Padukone is Bollywood’s top leading lady after a scintillating run of blockbuster hits, says SUSHMITA BISWAS

It was an unusual dilemma for Bollywood’s glitter girl Deepika Padukone. The A-List movie star was once an ace badminton player who almost took up the game full-time. But for her latest movie Piku, in which she has a very girl-next-door... | Read»

Bitter sweet truths

Doctors have turned the medical wisdom of decades on its head and issued a new list of dietary dos and don’ts, says Anupma Mishra

So you thought you knew all about healthy food? Think again, for it seems that everything that we have known is suddenly being turned on its head. For decades salt had been singled out as the super-villain responsible for hypertension,... | Read»

South American saga

Peruvian food with its mix of influences from around the globe could be a winner with Indian diners, says Rahul Verma

We are what we read. Take this large mass of land called South America. My first interaction with it was through a Tintin comic book, where Captain Haddock had many close encounters with a water-spewing llama in Peru. Since then, Peru has held... | Read»

Precious moves

How about complementing a special ensemble with blingy footwear? Slip into a pair of bejewelled shoes from luxury brands like Jimmy Choo, Fendi, Emporio Armani, Gucci and Louis Vuitton and make heads turn. These shoes are encrusted with crystals... | Read»

An island of contrasts

Sardinia’s highlands were once the home of bandits and its Costa Smeralda is a playground for the international jetset, says Arundhati Basu

The era of vendettas and violence, I was assured, has long vanished from the inland villages of Sardinia. My informant was our vivacious tour guide who was driving us around sharp hairpin bends up a hilly road to Orgosolo, a remote... | Read»

A smaller game plan

The Alienware 13 combines gaming and portability, but there are compromises, says Tushar Kanwar

To a gamer, the name Alienware needs no introduction. A brand which marches to its own beat, Alienware regularly turns out trend-defying products that all serve a single master — no-compromise gaming. With the Alienware 13, the brand has... | Read»

Sketching out success

Designer Kallol Datta’s always looking for new experiences to stimulate his mind and give his creations a new edge

It’s been seven years since I entered the fashion scene. There have been many turning points in my life since then, but it all started when I left home in 2004 to attend design school in London’s Central Saint Martins, where I pursued... | Read»