The Telegraph
| Sunday, April 17, 2016 |


There is something about PeeCee

Priyanka Chopra is going great guns — literally and figuratively. The actor, who is an FBI agent in the American series Quantico and stars in the Hollywood film Baywatch, tells Smitha Verma that the year has just begun

Shooting for the American television series Quantico was stopped for two days earlier this week in Montreal. Priyanka Chopra, who plays a sassy, gun-toting federal agent in the show, needed to go home. The President of India was to confer the... | Read»

Out of the dabba

English lessons, computer courses, women entrants and side businesses — Mumbai’s dabbawalas are looking at change. The old business of delivering food to Mumbai’s office-goers is reinventing itself, finds Moumita Chaudhuri 

Septuagenarian Raghunath Medge is a worried man. The third generation dabbawala is not sure what to make of the frenetic change that is afoot in what used to be a very humdrum, traditional business... | Read»

Bin there, doing that

Faced with mountains of waste and political apathy on the issue, residents in some pockets of Mumbai and Pune have taken upon themselves the task of turning garbage into compost, reports Reena Martins  

In a quiet corner of a Zen-like housing society garden in Thane, near Mumbai, sit pits of black gold encrusted in fine dust and dried leaves. A few yards away, two blue cylindrical drums, or... | Read»

A tech-tonic shift

Self-lacing shoes, an app helping singletons house hunt, self-driving cars and a shower-head to rap the husband when he wastes water. And this is not fiction, says Manjula Sen

The future is here and tech is driving it. Till not so long ago, eye-in-the-sky (surveillance satellites), drones and nifty taxi aggregators were the stuff of science fiction, warfare and wishful... | Read»

The book thief

Gulzar has an old connect with Rabindranath Tagore. The poet-filmmaker — and now Tagore translator — tells Upala Sen that it all started with a book that he stole from a library in Delhi

''Bengalis have been too possessive about Tagore," says Gulzar, with a bit of steel in his otherwise velvety baritone. "They have not let his works flourish outside Bengal. My ambition is that... | Read»