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The Royal affair

The Royal affair

Oct 14,2017 , 11:54 PM IST | Sunday Hans
It was a night of poetry, a full moon shining over the scorpion shaped Falaknuma Palace, that now under the aegis of Taj Group of Hotels has all the modern comforts and luxury coupled with the royal opulence of the Nizams of Hyderabad of the 19th century.
Uber luxury in the lap of history

Uber luxury in the lap of history

Oct 08,2017 , 12:11 AM IST | Sunday Hans
the seat of the great Vijayanagara Empire that is steeped in history has several legends, and stories attached to it. Add to it the grandeur of Vijayanaga king Krishnadevaraya, the Ashta Diggajas and the literary splendour, season it with the architectural marvel of the ruins and the magnificence of the monuments that continue to entice despite the plunder of the erstwhile Sultans and the negligen
In the glory of Nava Durga

In the glory of Nava Durga

Sep 24,2017 , 12:47 AM IST | Sunday Hans
Senior Kuchipudi dancer, Guru Anuradha Jonnalagadda, at a workshop said that Kuchipudi being a 'Lokadharmi' form puts emphasis on the audience, making it a far more vibrant dance form in comparison to other classical forms.
Chalo Jamva

Chalo Jamva

Sep 21,2017 , 09:15 PM IST | Hyderabad Tab
The elaborate cooking procedures, the special masala mixes like the cinnamon and sesame seeds powder, dry coconut, the use of ajwain, saunf with a dash of sweetness either from jaggery or sugar make for the profusion of flavours in the Gujarati food.
Hoping for healthy India

Hoping for healthy India

Sep 17,2017 , 01:17 AM IST | Sunday Hans
Twelve years ago, Satish Kumar Burra was riding high on a successful career travelling across the world while working with Cap Gemini, just a few steps away from getting on to the directorial board when a personal tragedy brought him back home. His brother, just a few years elder to him working with an IT firm, died of cancer just like that.
Chinese cuisine, the Indian way

Chinese cuisine, the Indian way

Sep 16,2017 , 11:39 PM IST | Sunday Hans
Noodles and Manchurian prepared using soya sauce and corn flour in generous portions is an all-India, all-time favourite food that for long was considered truly Chinese, until almost the beginning of the 21st century. As the exposure to authentic Chinese food increased, people began to realise that Manchurian is as Indian as it can get.
Zen of Doing Nothing

Zen of Doing Nothing

Sep 09,2017 , 11:59 PM IST | Sunday Hans
It was in July 2017, Stanford in one its many studies, so many of which lead to no tangible outcome, found Indians to be among the world's laziest – India ranks 39 among the 46 nations where people were found to be taking just around 4,297 steps a day. One should look at the positive side.
Sec’bad’s Hyderabadi daughter-in-law

Sec’bad’s Hyderabadi daughter-in-law

Sep 01,2017 , 02:56 AM IST | Telangana
My soul is in Hyderabad, but somewhere along the way I began to fall in love with Secunderabad,” shares senior journalist and activist Akhileshwari Ramagoud
Women in the corridors of power

Women in the corridors of power

Aug 20,2017 , 02:30 AM IST | Hans
Pakistan’s former prime minister Rani Shah is assassinated and fingers point to her servant and secretary Nazo – the story of a women leader whose father was an assassinated Prime Minister, the country under a president who tries to convert it into an Islamic nation to which she returns to be like her father, and her close confidante Nazneen who comes from a totally different background but is sin
Varq entices fine diners

Varq entices fine diners

Aug 18,2017 , 04:13 AM IST | Hyderabad Tab
Chef Hemant Oberoi of Taj Group of Hotels helmed the conceptualisation of the fine dining restaurant ‘Varq’ at Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi, a few years ago.
The world of  Peri  Peri

The world of Peri Peri

Aug 18,2017 , 04:06 AM IST | Hyderabad Tab
Marrying traditional concepts with the fast food trend, the global brand Barcelos with a menu that is loosely based on Portuguese recipes, that originated in South Africa has travelled across the world, to India and now, to Hyderabad.
We love the things we love for what they are

We love the things we love for what they are

Aug 13,2017 , 03:22 AM IST | Telangana
Kavi Sammelanas and Mushairas – the creative spaces that are supposed to foster Hindi and Urdu poetry continue to happen in Hyderabad. A few dedicated enthusiasts and a group of poets, who await their turn to walk up to the stage and recite their poem, a stage full of people and the sparse audience is what mostly defines these events. The art of poetry, especially listening to poems is believed to
Rana is awesome to work with: Kajal

Rana is awesome to work with: Kajal

Aug 09,2017 , 01:29 AM IST | Cinema
The Radha of Jogendra, Kajal Aggarwal playing the pivotal role in the Rana’s political drama ‘Nene Raju Nene Mantri’ is juggling between promotions and shooting for her other upcoming films that include the much-awaited ‘Vivegam’ with superstar Ajith in the lead.
Simple, safe and satiating

Simple, safe and satiating

Aug 05,2017 , 01:26 AM IST | Hyderabad Tab
Jivati Organic Veg restaurant, Road No 36, Jubilee Hills, began with small steps. It started with limited menu, a thali and Indian dishes on the menu, went on to introduce buffets, and since the time it was launched (a few months ago) has been slowly and surely finding its identity in the melee of dining spaces in Hyderabad. 
Music to promote oneness

Music to promote oneness

Aug 03,2017 , 11:46 PM IST | Hyderabad Tab
Carnatic singer Pantula Rama founded a music movement along with her husband, an eminent Tabla artiste MSN Murthy.
The Veg Tatva

The Veg Tatva

Aug 03,2017 , 11:36 PM IST | Hyderabad Tab
A vegetarian place with an extensive spread on the menu that boasts of several cuisines, Indian, Chinese, Mexican, American, Italian – soul food that appeals to the taste buds, soothing and tastefully done interiors, a mocktail bar with amazing fusion and innovation happening over food – in short sums up ‘Tatva’ restaurant.
A shot of caffeine & more...

A shot of caffeine & more...

Aug 03,2017 , 11:21 PM IST | Hyderabad Tab
Link Café tucked away in the corner of the bustling lobby of Sheraton Hyderabad hotel has a new menu. Created to appeal to the tastes of late night eaters, and for after party bites and evening over drinks and friends, the menu boasts of popular eats with a twist here and there for adding an edge to the dish.
The Fiery Pot of Rice

The Fiery Pot of Rice

Jul 14,2017 , 12:34 AM IST | Hyderabad Tab
Fiery flavours are the trademark of Pulaos from Telugu speaking States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. And by recreating the authenticity of the much-loved rice dish, the fine dining restaurant United Kitchen of India has spiced up the menu, quite literally.
Magic of Monsoon at Lonavala

Magic of Monsoon at Lonavala

Jul 08,2017 , 11:03 PM IST | Hans
Twin hill stations of Lonavala and Khandala have been the getaways that people from Mumbai have chosen, in order to spend a couple of days away from the grind of the city; so much so that pretty much every well-to-do Mumbaikar, and for that matter many from across India, own a guest house in Lonavala. 
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

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