The Telegraph
| Sunday, December 20, 2015 |



Atul Kochhar has won two Michelin stars for his UK restaurants and now he’s getting ready to woo Indian diners, says SUSMITA SAHA

It’s one of the funniest things that has ever happened to Chef Atul Kochhar. In 2001, the chef had made a huge leap forward into the big league by winning his first Michelin star and he called his father to proudly tell him about it.... | Read»

Shaken and Stirred

Perfect for: The afternoon, as an aperitif, by the pool or over brunch Mixing skill: Very easy You’ll need: To begin with gin or vodka, wet and/or dry vermouth, olives or lemon peel | Read»

Kiss and make up

So are you planning your Christmas and New Year party looks? Bring on the festive cheer by wearing the colours of Christmas — red, green and gold. Not just in the clothes you slip into but right down to the make-up that you swipe on. Give... | Read»

Hamming it up

The turkeys have all been pardoned this year so it’s time to check out exotic and Indianised Xmas creations using ham, says Rahul Verma

Iwas wondering what to read after having finished the latest Charles McCarry, when I suddenly spotted this big and glossy book by the big and glossy Nigella Lawson. It’s called Nigella Christmas, and I thought since bells were jingling in... | Read»

Jolly jumpers

Trendy sweaters with Christmas motifs ranging from geometric snowflakes to Santa Claus are scoring high with fashion lovers and trendsetters, says Radhika Sen

Is Christmas your favourite time of the year? Then it’s the perfect reason to break into festive fashion mode by stocking up on good old chunky knits in bright colours that offer unmistakable Christmas chic. Novelty knits and quirky woolly... | Read»

Time for an upgrade

Motorola’s Moto 360 was the star of the Android wearables last year but the latest model will have to battle it out in a crowded market, says Tushar Kanwar

Motorola’s Moto 360 made a big entry when it was launched last year, and it fast became the poster-child for Android wearables. It looked great, worked well and appealed to many, mostly because it looked like an actual watch and didn’t... | Read»

A brush with Zen

A tattered copy of a book Zen Flesh Zen Bones became a Bible for painter SATISH GUPTA and his refuge when he wasn’t in front of a canvas

The first turning point in my life — a tragic one — came fairly early when I was four-and-a-half years old. My freedom fighter father, Deshbandhu Gupta, lost his life in a plane crash in 1951 while travelling to Calcutta. We were nine... | Read»