The Telegraph
| Sunday, October 4, 2015 |


Rap rage

Indian rappers are talking up a storm with their sparky lyrics both in Bollywood and at high-voltage live events, says Anupma Mishra

He drives an Audi, has homes in Delhi and Mumbai, and had recently put on his dancing shoes for Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 8, the popular celebrity dance reality show on Colors. “I also composed the rap for the show’s title... | Read»

Coming out punching

India’s Olympic star Vijender Singh is about to make his debut in the super-competitive world of professional boxing, says Sarbani Sen

It’ll be a first for star boxer Vijender Singh. India’s former Olympic fighter has never entered a boxing ring without the padded headgear that all amateur boxers must wear for a fight. But come October 10, the handsome Haryanvi... | Read»

A cliffhanger holiday

It’s a tough hike up to Pulpit Rock, high above Western Norway’s scenic Lysefjord, but the amazing views make the trip worth it, says Arundhati Basu

Ut på tur, aldri sur is a Norwegian phrase that translates roughly into ‘Out on a hike, never gripe’. In sync with the Norwegian spirit of being adventurous, we were scaling steep boulders and craggy rocks. We paused frequently... | Read»

The latest scoop

Ice cream frozen with liquid nitrogen emerges almost magically from clouds of smoke and scores high on both taste and freshness, says Susmita Saha

It all starts with milk and cream, like all ice creams do. But once the milk and cream base is poured into a mixing bowl along with flavours and colours, things happen fast. The mixer is turned on and the ingredients are tossed around. | Read»

Burmese days 

Chef Bawmra’s contemporary cuisine with Burmese influences offers eastern flavours with a modern twist, says Rahul Verma

On my last visit to Goa, I had looked forward to a meal at a restaurant that I had been hearing a lot about. Bomra’s — headed by a chef of Burmese origin called Bawmra Jap — served an interesting kind of contemporary cuisine. But... | Read»

Smart all-rounder

The Ricoh Theta m15 uses huge super-wide lenses to take 360-degree photos at one click, says Tushar Kanwar

The world is not flat, so why should your photos be? That’s the premise behind the Ricoh Theta m15 camera, which captures full 360-degree spherical stills and video at the press of a button — none of that panning, spinning and... | Read»

Spreading the word

Prasoon Joshi’s doing a constant balancing act between his high-profile advertising career and writing for the movies

As a child, I wrote a lot of poetry, primarily in Hindi and Urdu. I consider something as small as reciting my poetry for the first time before my father’s friend as a big milestone. To get a nod from a senior person when I was just in... | Read»