The Telegraph
| Sunday, December 27, 2015 |


A buzz in the air

Suhel Seth has moved away from Calcutta to greener pastures but he’s regularly lured back to the city that’s still his first love

In my 52 years on this planet I have missed being in Calcutta for New Year’s only twice: and on both those occasions I was lured by some remarkable women: remarkable enough to tear me away from the city I was born in; remarkable enough to... | Read»

Creative counsel

Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla offer tips on how to turn your wardrobe around and put your best and most fashionable foot forward this New Year

As we prepare to bid adieu to 2015 and usher in 2016, it’s time to reinvent, to re-energise and to revamp our sartorial mindsets — and in turn our wardrobes. | Read»

Stars and blockbusters

The movie industry’s hopes are riding, as always, on the big-star, big-budget productions, with the three Khans leading the way, says Komal Nahata

Year 2015 may not have been a great year for the Hindi film industry but that doesn’t diminish the hopes of the film trade for a fantastic New Year. It’s impossible, of course, to make predictions at the beginning of any year about... | Read»

In high gear

The auto industry is revving up and hoping that the Supreme Court’s ruling on large diesel engines won’t spoil the party, says Abhijit Mitra

There’s cautious optimism in the car industry about 2016 with the passenger car and SUV market beginning to look up over the last few months. Says Tata Motors president Mayank Pareek: “The basic triggers are there. Interest rates are... | Read»

Future fare

From ethnic food to strong flavours and a focus on greens, the year ahead promises to be all about gastronomic adventure and excitement, says Rahul Verma

The time has come to ring out the old and ring in the new — and I must say I am looking forward to it. I have a feeling that 2016 will be most exciting, gastronomically speaking. There is something about the New Year that has got our... | Read»

A merry mix

When the festive season comes, can the brainstorming for gifts be far behind? So, if you’ve been on the lookout for some smart gifting ideas then here are some cool picks that’ll make life easier! From feminine shirts and stunning... | Read»

Golfing in the Gulf

Oman’s the rocky, desert country with its own version of the Grand Canyon and great golfing opportunities, says J.J. Chakola

It has never mattered to us whether our roots are Shia or Sunni,” said Sarhan, our tour guide, during the course of dinner one evening. “We’re a nation of peace-loving Muslims who all live together in perfect harmony,” he... | Read»

Playing it cool

Hi-tech toys add a new dimension to the action in the playroom, says Tushar Kanwar

I have a confession to make, and I suspect I won’t be alone in my admission. Ever bought stuff for yourself under the guise of it being “for the kids”? Well, I have —and if you look at this lineup of insanely cool tech... | Read»

Going global

Celebrities talk about what they plan to tick off their bucket lists in 2016

Cyrus Sahukar veejay-anchor | Read»