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| Sunday, May 15, 2016 |

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The rise and rise of Ayesha Dharker

The actress is the star of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s mega-production A Midsummer Night’s Dream and she has cornered high-profile roles on TV and radio, says Amit Roy

Some would go so far as to say that in the landmark year when Britain’s Royal Shakespeare Company is marking the 400th death anniversary of William Shakespeare, the Indian actress Ayesha Dharker has won “the equivalent of a Nobel Prize... | Read»


The cool quotient

You don’t have to go off meat and fish during the height of summer if you cook them the right way, says Rahul Verma

Growing up in a region often rudely called the cow belt, I often heard the word taseer in food conversations. Don’t eat this in winter, somebody would say — this is thandi taseer, food meant for the summer. When the mercury dips, you... | Read»


Eat, pray, wrestle

India’s only woman sumo wrestler Hetal Dave’s bulking up to take on the world, 
says Sarbani Sen

Hetal Dave doesn’t stand out amongst the hundreds of other joggers, Yoga practitioners and cricket-playing teenagers who turn up at South Mumbai’s Oval Maidan every morning. | Read»


A regal retreat

Hua Hin’s a beautiful seaside town within striking distance of Bangkok that was a hot favourite with the Thai royals, says Tanushree Podder

It’s a sleepy seaside town barely 200km from the Thai capital. Hua Hin has pristine beaches, blue waters and it has somehow stayed off the map of the madding tourist crowds that flock to Pattaya and Phuket. | Read»


A smart photo-finish

Photo capture and editing apps promise to dramatically up the wow quotient of phone camera pictures, says Tushar Kanwar

Pictures may be worth a thousand words, but a picture with the right edits and effects are worth a lot more — especially if you’re talking social media likes and shares! With all the brilliant smartphone cameras around these days,... | Read»


Jingle all the way

Playback singer KK kickstarted his career by doing jingles and today he’s one of Bollywood’s hottest favourites with hundreds of movies to his credit

I have been passionate about music since my childhood. Born and brought up in Delhi, I used to take part in a lot of singing competitions in school and loved crooning Kishore Kumar’s songs.‎ | Read»


Eat, pray, wrestle

Hetal Dave doesn’t stand out amongst the hundreds of other joggers, Yoga practitioners and cricket-playing teenagers who turn up at South Mumbai’s Oval Maidan every morning. | Read»