The Telegraph
| Sunday, September 20, 2015 |


The king of cash

Vijay Shekhar Sharma’s Paytm has a bulging e-wallet that could turn it into one of India’s biggest e-commerce winners, says Sarbani Sen

It’s the splashiest way to announce you’ve hit the big time in India’s corporate world. Earlier this  year, mobile payments company Paytm struck a four-year deal to be  title-sponsor of the Indian cricket team’s... | Read»

Constructing dreams

Ace architect Akshat Bhatt is making a splash with his winning designs and smart construction techniques, says Susmita Saha

It was a damning verdict that nearly scotched architect Akshat Bhatt’s career before it even started. He was taking drawing lessons before the entrance examinations for the different architecture schools and his teacher declared sharply:... | Read»

A sweeter claim

Odisha may or may not be the original home of the rasgulla, but has a rich sweet culture of its own, says Rahul Verma

If you think rasgullas are as Bengali as Bappi Lahiri, think again. Odiyas will have you know that it comes from Odisha. | Read»

Hollywood by the beach

Planet Hollywood’s new hotel in south Goa is a great place to take a break beneath the gaze of the world’s top movie stars, says Treena Mukherjee

It was Marilyn Monroe who greeted me at the movie-themed Planet Hollywood Beach Resort in Goa — well actually a picture of Marilyn looking pouty alongside other big-screen stars like Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise at the reception. Situated on the... | Read»

Hi-tech bonanza

Berlin’s IFA tech fair showcased a sparkling array of new offerings for the year ahead, says Tushar Kanwar

The Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin, or IFA as it’s more commonly known, has grown from its Europe-centric roots to an international, can’t-miss consumer tech extravaganza, and this year, IFA packed 25 halls worth of the latest... | Read»

A cool comeback

Actor Saurabh Shukla has bounced back into the limelight after his performance in the film Barfi!

The first turning point in my life happened when I was in the sixth or seventh standard. Since I came from a family of artists — my late father was a Hindusthani classical musician and my mother, the country’s first... | Read»