Meet Rahul Maini, the new GM of the Westin Kolkata Rajarhat

A fitness enthusiast who loves eating fish and always wears a wide smile on his face — that’s Rahul Maini. t2 sat down for a chat with the 41-year-old Dharamshala-born...
Nandini Ganguly Jun 25, 2018 00:00 IST

Tots have a fun day with toon heroes

Kicko, the new toon star of Sony Yay! and the popular jodi of Guru and Bhole kept around 2,000 children entertained at Kids Carnival, presented by Telekids and Sony Yay!, at City Centre Salt Lake on June 9 and 10. 
Jun 25, 2018 00:00 IST

It was football Friday at Whats In D Name with CR7 stealing the thunder

High spirits, loud cheers, and guests with their eyes glued to a giant screen — the Friday night scene  at Whats In D Name on June 15 was quite different from regular party nights. The reason? The much-awaited FIFA World Cup match between Portugal vs Spain. Some donned their fave team’s jersey while others just clapped and cheered. Although support for the teams was divided, the loudest shrieks were heard when Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo (picture right) got a hat-trick! Snapshots...
Jun 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Royal bites from Rampur roll into the city 

The first word we thought of when we heard “Rampur” is the Rampuri chaku! What was laid out before us at The Westin was, of course, something equally sharp, but in taste and flavour.
Jun 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Look out YouTube, here comes Instagram’s IGTV!

Instagram took aim at Snapchat last year. Snapchat took a beating. Instagram is now taking aim at YouTube. Results awaited.
Jun 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Rituparna Sengupta glams up the gamchha for t2

He found his calling in the gamchha right when the humble piece of cloth was climbing the fashion charts in Bengal. Young designer Wrick (inset) launched his label Thread Baba through just a Facebook page in 2014. His vibrant line of saris and outfits, all fashioned out of the gamchha, soon became popular in exhibitions across the city. On Sunday, June 24, Wrick will open his flagship store in Rajarhat, which will stock clothes, accessories, bags and home decor items made with, what else, but the gamchha.
Jun 22, 2018 00:00 IST

She wears a sharp suit

Burlingtons has been a Calcutta landmark famous for its bespoke suits for men, from long before “bespoke” became a trendy. Since 1963, when it started, it has meant luxury and elegance. A family-owned company, now run by its second generation, Burlingtons/Sood is a modern day design house that manufactures each of its garments in its own factory. 
Jun 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Right nude shade for lips

A nude lipstick is good for summer. It is that natural shade that highlights your lips without making it look extra in any way. As it should be when the mercury is rising, and you don’t need anything else in excess!
Jun 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Fugly is the new beautiful 

  “We are entering the age of fugly.”
Jun 21, 2018 00:00 IST


This sea-green number by Catherine Walker was called “My Mermaid Dress” by its wearer. She was one of the world’s most glamorous women. She wore the dress several times in her brief life. The deep neckline and the  side slit made it famous on her, encasing her beautiful frame softly and seductively.
Jun 21, 2018 00:00 IST


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