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15 Jun 2019

First date? Here are the no-nos

15 Jun 2019 | 9:28 AM

First dates can be a mixed bag.

Killer heels!

15 Jun 2019 | 9:28 AM

I’m writing this saga of the hai heels as I sit with my feet soaked in ‘phitakariwala’ warm water.

Notes to remember

15 Jun 2019 | 9:28 AM

Sleep Well Beast (2017) was a gigantic moment for The National, winning them their first Grammy.

King of the clay court

15 Jun 2019 | 9:28 AM

The hair is thinning, the knees are crumbling, the ankle has been cut and mended — but at 33, Rafael Nadal’s spirit is stronger than ever before.

08 Jun 2019

Freewheeling, literally

08 Jun 2019 | 12:36 AM

One of the most dangerous moves a driver or mo’bike rider can make is to freewheel downhill, meaning drive with engine switched off.

Superfood surfeit

08 Jun 2019 | 12:36 AM

My friend Sangeeta, who had moved to Sweden after marriage, got in touch with me after 18 years, saying that she was visiting India and wanted to meet up.

Plate up my adventure

08 Jun 2019 | 12:36 AM

Food isn’t something that just fills your stomach but, with its taste and flavours, it is something that can take you places and make you feel on top of the world,” says Shifa Merchant, an avid traveller and photographer.

01 Jun 2019

Baba’s ‘remedy’ for population control

01 Jun 2019 | 11:53 AM

Overheard: A conversation between a kaamwali and her lady employer: Kamla: Namaste ma’am ji. Kya haal hain?

The voice of desi stones and bones

01 Jun 2019 | 11:53 AM

As one of the oldest civilisations in the world, India is a goldmine of archaeological and palaeontological treasures.

Tweaked to taste

01 Jun 2019 | 11:53 AM

During her growing up years in America, Priya Krishna wondered why, like her friends, she didn’t eat spaghetti every night.

It’s vintage flavour on the road

01 Jun 2019 | 11:53 AM

Vintage vehicles have a charm like no other.

04 May 2019

Gohana’s sweet wonder

04 May 2019 | 8:55 AM

In this non-descript town of Gohana in Sonepat, the one thing that defines traditional hospitality is jalebi.

Maid manoeuvres

04 May 2019 | 8:55 AM

The lunch table in the office is a space when I share conversations and food with my colleagues.

A fading love story

04 May 2019 | 8:55 AM

“Agar teer e aalambejombad be jay. Na barradragi, gar nakhwaahadkhodaay (Even if the world shoots all its arrows at you, not even a vein will be pierced if God protects you),” gushes 97-year-old Aqa Boman Kohinoor, digging into mouth-melting baklava at his legendary heritage restaurant, Britannia & Co, established in 1923, the year of his birth.

Go slow...

04 May 2019 | 8:55 AM

If you do not know howto go slow, enrol at the International Instituteof Not Doing Much.

27 Apr 2019

It’s a dog’s life!

27 Apr 2019 | 8:30 AM

Two female dogs, sitting under a tree, were panting and exchanging news.

Prince, once more

27 Apr 2019 | 8:30 AM

Prince’s memoir The Beautiful Ones will be released later this year.

Ditch that car

27 Apr 2019 | 8:30 AM

The Saturday my column ‘Car pooling: Now or never’ was carried in this paper, I was at a party at a friend’s place.

Phrase it better

27 Apr 2019 | 8:30 AM

Security questions have been used for more than a century now.

Quench that thirst

27 Apr 2019 | 8:30 AM

Move away colas and artificially flavoured squashes. Homemade traditional sherbets are here to rejuvenate a drained and dehydrated you this summer.