Author : Rajeshwari Kalyanam


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. 
The Cool Ones Are Here!

The Cool Ones Are Here!

Nov 20,2016 , 02:20 AM IST | Hans
The episode opens with a scene in the bedroom when a pretty looking girl and a handsome boy are getting ready to make love before the doorbell rings, and all hell breaks loose. 
Simple recipes, rich flavours!

Simple recipes, rich flavours!

Nov 16,2016 , 12:53 AM IST | Hans
Chef Tariq Ahamad Parry, the Kashmiri chef, who comes from the family of Master Wazas is not new to Taj Group of Hotels in Hyderabad. 
Stories legends are made of

Stories legends are made of

Nov 13,2016 , 01:57 AM IST | Hans
Love is the funeral pyre, where the heart must lay its body – the words of a sufi poet Hafiz hold truth – be it any love – the beloved’s affection for his lover, a doting father’s love for his daughter, the love for the land one has cherished and the love for duty. 
Culinary face of good old Odisha

Culinary face of good old Odisha

Sep 15,2016 , 11:54 PM IST | Hans
It is Chef Bibhu Prasad Bhatta an expert in Odia food, passionate foodie and Executive Chef Mandaar Sukhtankar and food critic and blogger Swati Sucharita, who guided in curating the fare, that are the force behind the unusual cruise through the eastern state of Odisha – Odia Bhoj at The Park Hotel.     
Taking Punjabi a notch above the usual

Taking Punjabi a notch above the usual

Sep 03,2016 , 10:50 PM IST | Hans
The richness of ingredients, and that slight twist to the traditional format, which adds just a wee bit novelty yet retains the authentic Punjabi flavours in ample measure, mark the elaborate vegetarian and non-vegetarian menu at Punjab Grill.  
Rediscovering Bhongir Fort 

Rediscovering Bhongir Fort 

Sep 03,2016 , 10:42 PM IST | Hans
This fort is not unknown to us. We have seen it many times on our way to Warangal, and during our many trips to Yadagiri gutta, recently renamed Yadadri.
Know thy neighbour!

Know thy neighbour!

Aug 28,2016 , 12:44 AM IST | Hans
Actor-turned-politician Ramya after attending a conference organised by SAARC in Islamabad made a random comment – “Pakistan is not a ‘hell’ and people there are just like us. They treated us very well,” and in her words – ‘all hell broke loose’. She was not just a butt of ridicule on social media, but a case was also filed against her for sedition. 
All the way from Pondicherry

All the way from Pondicherry

Aug 26,2016 , 11:52 PM IST | Hans
The union territory known for its rich confluence of cultures, the Franco-Pondicherry menu at South Indian specialty restaurant in ITC Kakatiya was indeed a treat to the palate. With its heady coastal abundance, and mild French influence that just plays peek-a-boo, this regional cuisine shares much in common with the other South coastal Indian menus. So you an increased use of coconut milk, sea fo
History in epic proportions

History in epic proportions

Aug 20,2016 , 11:36 PM IST | Hans
Master storyteller, spinner of yarns...says the book jacket review of Ashwin Sanghi's 'The Sialkot Saga'. And what an amazing weave it is with the past and present forming the warp and weft of the finest fabric embellished with the most momentous to trailblazing events of Indian history post-independence
Tales from the banks of River Krishna

Tales from the banks of River Krishna

Aug 14,2016 , 12:34 AM IST | Hans
Krishna thath par Amaravati Nagar; Jahan bambham bham bhole, Amarlingeshwar; Jhimir jhimir nadi bahe katha kahe re…’ - son of the soil, award-winning director Shyam Benegal’s 15-episode television series of short stories ‘Amaravati Ke Kahaniyan’ begins with this catchy and earthy song that more or less defines the stories that are set on the banks of Krishna, in and around the famous Amaralingeswa
The Mylapore magic

The Mylapore magic

Jul 30,2016 , 01:07 AM IST | Hans
Mylapore in addition to being one of the oldest residential areas and cultural hubs known for its ancient temples is also famous for its food walks and Brahmin vegetarian food joints. 
The other side of history

The other side of history

Apr 17,2016 , 12:46 AM IST | Hans
It was the year 1919 when complete independence to India was still a farfetched thought, and the 1857 war was tucked away into the pages of history and was reduced to a mere rebellion that was promptly quelled by  the British, who only grew to be more powerful. 
Highway, my way

Highway, my way

Apr 16,2016 , 12:33 AM IST | Hans
From the habit of eating while travelling, food lovers now-a-days, travel to eat food. And that includes the food joints that are waiting to be explored on the highway. One such highway that is nothing short of a foodie paradise is NH1 passing through Haryana, Punjab and Delhi, touching upon a portion of Kashmir too.