Author : Rajeshwari Kalyanam


Cooking his way into the hearts

Cooking his way into the hearts

Jun 24,2017 , 11:19 PM IST | Hans
Dhaba by Claridges has long since moved away from being a specialty restaurant within a hotel in the national capital to being a brand on its own, and has now spread out into other cities. 
It’s Braaaziiilll and more

It’s Braaaziiilll and more

Jun 22,2017 , 11:46 PM IST | Hyderabad Tab
The rooftop of Radisson Blu comes alive during the evening, with the blue of the pool, the bar on one side, the buzz of the live kitchen throwing up the appetizing aromas of freshly baked cakes and the aromas of the grills and the ambient lighting creating a beautiful mood.
Demystifying the mystical

Demystifying the mystical

Jun 18,2017 , 01:57 AM IST | Hans
‘Devlok With Devdutt’ looms his voice as it announces this television programme that can, in a way, be defined as a worldly take on the epics and scriptures, where the prolific physician-turned-mythologist and author Devdutt Pattanaik explains the rituals, the Hindu belief system and Gods and Goddesses in his matter of fact, simple and conversational narrative; a style which readers of his books a
Why should boys have all the fun?

Why should boys have all the fun?

Jun 09,2017 , 11:47 PM IST | Cinema
Anupama Manna is an Engineering Graduate, who has been acting in short videos made by Chai Bisket. She has also acted in a Telugu film, ‘Majnu’.
Are we failing our teenagers?

Are we failing our teenagers?

May 28,2017 , 12:25 AM IST | Hans
It was in the 1980s, a science teacher was trying to teach 10th class children the process of reproduction in human beings; as the teacher was struggling to explain the concept, the kids began giggling, whispering and creating such ruckus that the teacher, who was struggling to keep a straight face, ordered quite a few of them to get out of the class in a bid to restore some semblance, and continu
Sexist remarks at audio functions, a cheap publicity gimmick ?

Sexist remarks at audio functions, a cheap publicity gimmick ?

May 24,2017 , 01:14 AM IST | Cinema
Actor Chalapathi Rao's statement that 'Women are useful in bed' is as shocking as it comes. He said these words during an audio release function of Naga Chaitanya's film 'Rarandoyi Veduka Chooddam' with a tagline 'ammayilu arogyaniki haanikaram' (girls are dangerous to health).
Indulge in ‘Kiraak’ness

Indulge in ‘Kiraak’ness

May 18,2017 , 11:52 PM IST | Hyderabad Tab
ITC Kakatiya’s Sunday Brunch at Deccan Pavilion has turned ‘Kiraak’ with it ample dose of Hyderabadi cuisine and unlimited spirits to give the already spirited food some good company. The well-conceptualised menu has covered most of the popular dishes.
A Dream Fulfilled

A Dream Fulfilled

May 14,2017 , 01:35 AM IST | Hans
Ruchi Narain is a screenwriter, director, who had gained critical acclaim in India and at the film festivals across the world for writing a film ‘Hazaaron Khwaishen Aisi’ – a story of three youngsters during the time of emergency that released in 2005, and also for her directorial venture, ‘KAL – Yesterday and Tomorrow’. 
In love with Benarsi

In love with Benarsi

May 07,2017 , 02:06 AM IST | Hans
Everyone, who has watched ‘Baahubali – The Conclusion’ cannot but rave about Anushka the lead actress, her acting and costumes in the film. For a film as monumental as this one, where Anushka portrays a royal princess, the promotional events held a lot of prominence. 
Mixing it right!

Mixing it right!

Apr 28,2017 , 12:25 AM IST | Hyderabad Tab
Sharad Arora - he calls himself the “Lotta guy” after the signature cocktail that he has devised, which uses passion fruit with rum that won him the prize of  the ‘Best Bartender’ at an event by Bacardi, a few years ago. He is currently working as an Operations Manager at the restaurant, United Kitchens of India – and is the hands on guy whom you will, in all probability, see behind the bar, sleev
The Not So Perfect Murder

The Not So Perfect Murder

Apr 09,2017 , 12:52 AM IST | Hans
With Indian fiction turning a new leaf, it is heartening to see how Indian authors are attempting the genre of crime novel, and quite successfully so. Author Arjun Raj Gaind decides jump on to the bandwagon; after a successful debut with a graphic novel decided to take a U turn, get into the past – the British India to be more precise, as a setting for his detective thriller novel, ‘A Very Pukka M
Making the best of both worlds

Making the best of both worlds

Apr 08,2017 , 11:00 PM IST | Hans
A south Indian by origin, Srijith Gopinathan grew up learning the intricacies of Indian cooking and flavours of ingredients in his mother’s kitchen and from his grandmother. 
The taste of Hyderabad

The taste of Hyderabad

Mar 31,2017 , 11:05 PM IST | Hyderabad Tab
An old clock on one wall, a Nizami jharokha on the other accosted by framed old pictures of Hyderabad, the lamp shades, the ceramic plates, Kalamkari design for the roof the old world charm mixes well the contemporary set up at Zaiqa-e-Hyderabad the Hyderabadi specialty restaurant.
Destination for all reasons

Destination for all reasons

Mar 18,2017 , 10:59 PM IST | Hans
As weekend arrives in the city that never sleeps, the Mumbai-Pune highway quickly gets busy as people head out of the city that has kept them busy through the week. Getaway they do; but what about families with kids. While the parents need to find the much needed peace of mind; the boisterous kids have to be kept busy. 
Five times merrier

Five times merrier

Mar 17,2017 , 11:29 PM IST | Hyderabad Tab
Executive Chef Vinay used the cumulative strength of his kitchen to devise an interesting concept of a food promotion. Five gourmet menus, five cuisines devised by five speciality chefs that you could choose for Rs 1200 all inclusive. Now that’s what we call a steal.
Golden Womb

Golden Womb

Mar 05,2017 , 01:00 AM IST | Hans
Celebrated artist Seema Kohli’s body of works ‘Hiranya Garbha – The Golden Womb’ is not just a manifestation of the multi-dimensions and engaging in diversity of art forms, it is also her years of exploration of the self, her creative travel and the constant endeavour to understand the ultimate truth of life and the universe. 
Celebration of art and the artist

Celebration of art and the artist

Feb 19,2017 , 12:02 AM IST | Hans
Telangana, the land which was primarily under the Nizams of Hyderabad through the last century until its integration with the Indian Union, largely contributed to the world of art through the Deccani paintings of yore primarily done for the royalty by court painters – mostly anonymous to the modern world.
Upcycling in Fashion

Upcycling in Fashion

Feb 12,2017 , 02:00 AM IST | Hans
Designer Amit Aggarwal’s AM.IT – the ready-to-wear line has teamed with Lame Salon for the recently held Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 17, to create a collection and together redefine upcycling conversations. For Amit’s designer label, the show was just a step ahead. 
Personalised is the keyword!

Personalised is the keyword!

Feb 05,2017 , 12:18 AM IST | Hans
Madhavi is a homemaker, and is busy with household chores; so much so that she finds it quite a task to make it to a gym regularly, and early morning walks are completely out of question; and this has left her fitness regime in doldrums. 
Working with Snowden Files

Working with Snowden Files

Jan 29,2017 , 01:37 AM IST | Hans
The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man’ by Luke Harding, the Guardian journalist, who was one among the few scribes, who poured over the scores of NSA documents that were leaked by Edward Snowden in 2013, wrote the story of the man and published the book in 2014. 
The rise & fall of Arab Spring

The rise & fall of Arab Spring

Jan 29,2017 , 01:27 AM IST | Hans
Robert F Worth’s book, ‘A Rage for Order: The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS’ published by Pan Macmillan is based on his long writings on the Arab Uprising that he covered for the New York magazine. 
Film adaptation of book excites author

Film adaptation of book excites author

Jan 22,2017 , 02:00 AM IST | Hans
The Surgeon of Crowthorne’—the intriguing story behind the creation of Oxford English Dictionary (OED)—was written in 1998 by Simon Winchester, British author and journalist. Here’s a story of a professor, who in 1857 was in charge of compiling the OED and the contributor of maximum number of entries (around 10,000). He was William Chester Minor, a doctor by profession. 
The tale of blood and murder

The tale of blood and murder

Jan 22,2017 , 01:51 AM IST | Hans
Authors, and historians William Dalrymple and Anita Anand’s ‘Kohinoor: The Story of the World’s Most Infamous Diamond’ puts many of the myths surrounding one of the prized processions of the British, and the most claimed jewel (while successive governments have spoken about bringing back the jewel to India where it belongs; Pakistan, Afghanistan, and even Taliban say that it is rightfully theirs w
SRK, the first Khan to travel by train enroute Mumbai - Delhi!

SRK, the first Khan to travel by train enroute Mumbai - Delhi!

Jan 21,2017 , 10:46 PM IST | Cinema
News is Shahrukh is all set to visit the capital to promote his next release Raees in the same yet a different manner. Dropping off the regular pattern and schedule of reaching the airport, boarding the flight and landing in the city, makers of Raees along with SRK will ditch the flight travel this time and instead have locked the mode of railways. 
Baahubali at JLF

Baahubali at JLF

Jan 20,2017 , 10:29 PM IST | Cinema
SS Rajamouli, the much celebrated director of the film ‘Baahubali’ announced that he may not want to end the euphoria and excitement surrounding the film, and may actually come up with Baahubali Part 3. 
Jaya was a terrifying force: Author Vasanthi

Jaya was a terrifying force: Author Vasanthi

Jan 20,2017 , 05:50 AM IST | National
I was a journalist who would write scathing edits and was never afraid to be critical of people in power. But Jayalalithaa was such a terrifying force that I must admit that I was frightened to even visit Tamil Nadu,” admits Vasanthi, journalist and author of the book, ‘Amma: Jayalalithaa’s Journey from Movie Star to Political Queen’. 
David Guetta live at Hyderabad

David Guetta live at Hyderabad

Jan 13,2017 , 10:47 PM IST | Telangana
Doubts over world famous EDM artist David Guetta's gig in Hyderabad on Saturday were put to rest when Cyberabad Commissioner tweeted late evening on Friday -  Welcome to #Hyderabad @davidguetta. Look forward to hosting you tomorrow. @cyberabadpolice committed to ensure a glitch free event as always.(sic)
Literarily promising 2017

Literarily promising 2017

Jan 01,2017 , 01:54 AM IST | Hans
2016 has been the year of biographies, and debut authors, a year of non-fiction – especially of the political kind and in India – it has also been a year of historical fiction. 2017 promises to be even more exciting as publishers line up some exciting titles by Indian authors, and foreign publications (best sellers) too, quickly making their way into India thanks to the collaborations. Here are a
The new wine on the shelf - ASAV

The new wine on the shelf - ASAV

Dec 24,2016 , 01:02 AM IST | Hans
The new entrant in the wine market ‘ASAV’ is wooing the wine lovers with its Brut Sparkling, Reserve Chenin Blanc, Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, Reserve Shiraz, Madhura Cab Shiraz and ANGOO red wine varieties. 
The Great Derangement

The Great Derangement

Dec 04,2016 , 02:27 AM IST | Hans
Amitav Ghosh, the maverick fiction writer with some extremely successful titles to speak of that include ‘Calcutta Chromosome’, ‘The Glass Palace’, ‘Ibis Trilogy’, ‘The Hungry Tide’, mostly set against historical background traversing the oceans of the East – especially the Indian Ocean- has always referred to nature in an unconsciously conscious way.