The Telegraph
| Sunday, March 6, 2016 |

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Playing to win

Actor Arjun Kapoor’s on the frontlines of the action both in Khatron Ke Khiladi and on the big screen, says Sarbani Sen

For R. Balki, the director of the soon-to-be-released film, Ki&Ka, it was a no-brainer. Balki’s very clear that he had actor Arjun Kapoor in his mind’s eye when he created the “house husband” who’s a key character... | Read»


Glad rags for hire

Online stores are offering designer outfits on rent for those who don’t want to splurge on buying, says Sarbani Sen

So, you want to wear a designer dress to turn heads at a wedding or a fancy do but without burning a huge hole in your pocket? How about renting a super-expensive outfit? Just place the order for the dress you love on an online fashion portal that... | Read»


Flying high Down Under

After tasting the best that buzzing Sydney had to offer, Samita Bhatia sets off down the scenic Pacific Highway that runs along Australia’s east coast

The 12-seater seaplane whirred, bounced off the glassy waters of Rose Bay a couple of times and then we were up and away. Sydney, from some 7,000ft above, looked spectacularly panoramic and happening. We flew past powerboats, sailboats and super... | Read»


Beautiful in black

Unpolished black rice is becoming a hot favourite with chefs who are using it in everything from Italian risottos to Asian and Cajun-Creole dishes, says Rahul Verma

I am not much of a rice eater, having grown up in what’s called the wheat bowl of India. I like the occasional helping of rice, of course, especially when I have it with soft potato fries and dal. But now I find that when I do have... | Read»


Stepping out

Dancer Dona Ganguly can’t resist good saris, fine jewellery and fancy pairs of specs

Style according to you is... My style is all about being simple. Since my dance shows require heavy make-up and bright costumes, I try to keep my everyday look minimal. | Read»


Upwardly mobile

It was all about virtual reality, smarter cameras and fast-charging batteries at Barcelona's giant Mobile World Congress, says Tushar Kanwar

If you love all things mobile, the halls of the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona is where the action’s at every February, where the world comes together to see the latest and greatest in mobile tech at the Mobile World Congress (MWC). | Read»


Pulling no punches

Boxer Mary Kom has always triumphed against the odds

As a child, I never enjoyed playing with dolls. My father, a farmer, would ask me to help my mother with the household chores, but I preferred to watch the neighbourhood boys play football or hockey. I was a good athlete and I participated in all... | Read»