Super edgy

Kristen Stewart was a knockout in Chanel co-ords with black piping and gold buttons. The white suit had flared pants but it was her accessories game that stole the show. A gold layered neckpiece peeped out of her jacket that was held together by just two buttons.
Pramita Ghosh May 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Manjri Agarwal gets the kids to help her out in the kitchen and whip up some herby dips

As I’m sitting by my window and watching the onset of summer, I get a whiff of fresh basil being pounded in the mortar and it immediately transports me to a world where I remember my industrialist father re-iterating — “Manjri, the use of fresh herbs in your food adds the secret touch.” 
May 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Friends unite for a fun food stop

“What happens when women with the same spirit come together? Well, the start of something for sure,” said Sharmistha Roy, co-owner of Le Chef, a cosy 28-seater multi-cuisine eatery inside the compound that houses Spencer’s on Rashbehari Avenue.
May 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Pure ghee and a 3-step process: the secret of Karisma Kapoor’s glow

Glowing and oh-so-glamorous! Compliments that come to mind as you scroll through Karisma Kapoor’s Instagram account. The new face of Pond’s Age Miracle, Karisma shares her beauty secrets with t2.
Saionee Chakraborty May 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Build up the strength

Strength in today’s physical training world can be used in various contexts, and it is perhaps the most important piece of the puzzle for a well-thought-out athletic preparation plan. Strength plays a vital role in many athletic requirements such as endurance, speed, power and skill. Strength, however, is not always one-dimensional in sports, as it is often perceived.
?KAUSHIK TALUKDAR May 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Lock: Love & Loss

Is your hair falling in clumps? Are you scared of shampooing and combing your hair because you know there will be a large number of strands left on the comb? Do you get embarrassed with falling hair clinging to your clothes? Most people never get to the root cause of falling hair and start reacting only when it is too late. Hair fall could be due to dandruff, prolonged illness, improper diet, stress, hereditary factors, lack of a haircare programme, the type of bath water in your area, and the use of shampoo and other products not suited to your hair. Read on to know why exactly you are experiencing hair fall and how to arrest it right away.
Suparna Trikha May 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Lemonade with a fruity-veggie twist

What’s better than a glass of lemonade to beat the sun? A glass of lemonade with fresh fruit juice. The Midsummer Lemony Affair at The Yellow Straw has seven citrusy concoctions with fresh lemonade, fruits, vegetables and spices that can be much-needed thirst-quenchers this summer. 
May 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Summer platters to please the palate

With the temperature soaring, what’s cooking at Ozora in Acropolis mall? A brand new summer menu that boasts of local ingredients and seasonal fruits. “Our focus was to have a menu that is not too heavy or spicy but something nice and light with lots of seasonal fruits like litchi, pumpkin, peaches and greens,” said chef Tania Ghosh as we sat down for a tasting session. The next hour was all about polishing off yum salads, soups and wholesome dishes. 
May 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Bollywood tunes rule the night with Nikhita Gandhi and t2

Who says that a night out only calls for electronic music and a packed dance floor? Mojo, the party pad at Aauris hotel, saw singer Nikhita Gandhi at Bollywood Acoustic Night Live in association with t2 on May 11. Revellers sang along and swayed to Nikhita’s renditions of The humma song, Ittefaq se (Raat baaki) and of course Raabta. “I had a blast! I was really nervous in the beginning because it has been a while since I have done such an intimate show. It is quite challenging because you have to keep the entire audience engaged. But I’d rather give them fun and entertainment than something new,” said the singer. t2 joined in on the live gig.
May 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Sameen Rushdie — sister of Salman Rushdie — returns to bookshelves with her classic Indian cookbook for Americans

When Sameen Rushdie was a child in India in the 1950s, she unpacked a tiffin at school every day. The steel compartments of the traditional lunchbox held home-cooked macaroni and keema bound with melted Cheddar and covered with grilled tomatoes. Smoky kebabs with tender, cold parathas. Moats of mashed potato around ginger-spiked beef and peas.
May 18, 2018 00:00 IST

t2 chomps through chinar park

New Town has slowly and steadily emerged as a buzzing grub hub. The Biswa Bangla Sarani has a line of food stops where you can grab a quick bite or indulge in a hearty meal. t2 went on a trail to check out some of the popular restaurants along the stretch. 
May 18, 2018 00:00 IST


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