The Telegraph
| Sunday, September 18, 2016 |


Man of the world

After winning the Mr World title, Rohit Khandelwal’s life has changed beyond recognition but he’s setting his sights much higher, says Saimi Sattar

First the world and now Bollywood. After becoming the first Asian to capture the Mr World Title, India’s Rohit Khandelwal is setting his sights on Tinsel Town, hoping to follow the same ramp to stardom as models-turned-actors Aishwarya Rai... | Read»

Sailing through time

Sanjeev Sanyal took a sabbatical from his high flying banking career to write a book that looks at Indian history from a different perspective, says Paran Balakrishnan

It’s a huge leap from the world of high finance to the 5,000 or so years of Indian history. But that’s the jump investment banker-turned-historian Sanjeev Sanyal has made for the second time in his career. A year ago, he took a break... | Read»

A grand design

Entrepreneur Shilpa Sethi’s sprawling mansion has been done up in vivid colours and also has a gymnasium, a jacuzzi and a home theatre, says Shilpi Guha

Two  years ago Shilpa Sethi, the woman behind Nine-Men’s Clothing Store in Calcutta, moved into what she calls her dream home. The palatial house on Sarat Bose Road spreads over four levels and a mind-blogging 18,000sqft, with a total... | Read»

A tamarind high

Rasam is the ultimate south Indian comfort food and top chefs are rustling it up using everything from raw mango and drumstick flowers to pineapple and grapefruit, says Rahul Verma

Now that the worst of the summer is behind us, I have begun dreaming of piping hot dishes. And one vision has been tempting me — that of a steel bowl of steaming rasam. Rasam warms you up, whets the appetite, gives you all kinds of nutrients... | Read»

The power of seven

Apple CEO Tim Cook played to the global gallery while launching the iPhone 7, the 7 Plus and the second generation Apple Watch, and TUSHAR KANWAR brings you an on the spot report

After months of anticipation and more leaks than the average kitchen sieve, you’d think Apple’s latest September 7 launch event wouldn’t be particularly impressive. As it turns out, the event that launched the new iPhones and the... | Read»

On a high note

A dream debut with A.R. Rahman set the ball rolling for playback singer Chinmayi Sripada

I  was born in Mumbai but my family moved to Chennai when I was eight years old. As a child, I used to read a lot and was a fairly dedicated student. I come from a family that has a musically rich background and that helped me in seriously... | Read»