The Telegraph
| Sunday, May 1, 2016 |


Dressing the world

New York-based fashion designer Bibhu Mohapatra’s a global star with celebrity fans on every continent, says Aarti Dua

Bibhu Mohapatra can’t ever forget the big moment when the First Lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama, touched down in India wearing a colourful poppy-print dress and matching coat that he’d designed in his studio back... | Read»

Real life fighter

Actor Emraan Hashmi shot to fame as Bollywood’s serial kisser but it’s a different person who emerges in his book about his son’s battle with cancer, says Sarbani Sen

When actor Emraan Hashmi was asked to suggest a few titles for his debut book, he went into overdrive and prepared a long list. Don The Cape and Batman Defeated Cancer were a couple among his favourites. But the last on the list, The Kiss of Life,... | Read»

A smarter space

Open, airy spaces and a central double-height atrium give designer Rimzim Dadu’s home a very different feel, says Saimi Sattar

Its clean-cut façade and raw sleeper-wood gate makes it stand out amongst the row of double-storeyed houses in the lane. This upscale sector in Noida just outside Delhi is tree-lined with wide roads. | Read»

Seafood on the menu

Unlike its neighbour Kerala, Tamil Nadu’s piscine offerings aren’t famous but they’re still innovative and delicious, says Rahul Verma

The letter Z stands for a great many things. For my friend, Arun Kumar T.R., it usually has something to do with food. He was the executive chef of the southern Indian restaurant chain called Zambar. And now he prepares south cuisines as part of... | Read»

Singapore surprises

Singapore’s adding to its cultural heritage, with new museums and galleries, in a bid to be more than just a great place to do business, says Sushmita Biswas

It was a multicoloured, pop art piano in the lobby of The Arts House in Singapore. It looked slightly incongruous in the setting — a Neo-Palladian building that was once the city’s Parliament Building. The sign beside it said:... | Read»

A software play

Bangalore-based Creo’s first smartphone separates itself from the herd with its promise of offering monthly software upgrades, says Tushar Kanwar

A new phone every month” that’s marketing-speak for monthly software upgrades, but it is, nevertheless, a bold promise to launch the Mark 1 smartphone. Made by Creo, the Bangalore-based firm behind the Teewe media streaming dongle, the... | Read»

Destiny’s child

A mock audition changed the course of actress Bhumi Pednekar’s life forever

I was born and brought up in Mumbai and like a lot of children growing up in the ’90s, I too lived on a staple of Bollywood movies. When I was three or four years old, I used to sit obediently while my cousins used to dress me up and put... | Read»