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26 Mar 2017

Judging my grief? Move on...

26 Mar 2017 | 2:17 AM

Oh, she is fine. She is moving on in life already,” the thinly veiled ''judgment'' pierced through my ears as I heard someone at work talk about a friend''s widow handling her recent bereavement.

Morsels of delight

26 Mar 2017 | 2:17 AM

Awadh is believed to be the home to most refined mouth-watering and finger-licking delicacies.

To their discredit

26 Mar 2017 | 2:17 AM

During a visit to a mall, an agent of a credit card company offered me a credit card free of charge. I accepted it and filled the form, but when the card arrived, I noticed that they were charging me an annual fee.

19 Mar 2017

Weigh before you buy

19 Mar 2017 | 12:57 AM

Yesterday, I bought two packets of tea at a retail store near my house.

Move over Tex-Mex, hail desi

19 Mar 2017 | 12:57 AM

One lives and learns.

12 Mar 2017

The man who loved books

12 Mar 2017 | 2:31 AM

In the 1940s, an event in Punjabi publishing went unnoticed.

Notes of concern

12 Mar 2017 | 2:31 AM

The recent reports of fake notes of Rs 2,000 coming out of some bank ATMs have really got me worried.

Crescent-full of taste

12 Mar 2017 | 2:31 AM

Holi is not only a festival of colours and frolicking with gay abandon but also a day for guilt-free gorging on sweets n savouries — not to forget gulping down tumblers full of that sublimely intoxicating cold drink called thandai.

05 Mar 2017

Sona is not scared

05 Mar 2017 | 1:04 AM

In the selfie-obsessed world, where every celebration and mourning occupies some kilobyte of space in the phone’s memory, you seldom come across a picture that says something more than nothing. We came across one.

From the mother’s treasure trove

05 Mar 2017 | 1:04 AM

Musallam is a quintessentially celebratory dish. While murgh musallam is the commonest avatar, camel musallam is stuff fantasies that are made of. In between falls the now rarely encountered baqra musallam.

Not just TV, buy promise of after-sale service too

05 Mar 2017 | 1:04 AM

My new television set suddenly stopped working last month and I have ever since had a lot of problems in dealing with the company’s service centre and am really disgusted with their unprofessional attitude.

26 Feb 2017

Use newspapers for reading not wrapping

26 Feb 2017 | 1:12 AM

Is it true that the government has prohibited the use of newspapers for wrapping food? But I see a number of small restaurants, roadside eateries that sell samosas and bread pakoras, bhel and chat sellers still using newspaper. Even paranthas are packed in them. Can I complain against such usage? What is the punishment prescribed in such cases?

Popeye’s palak in new avatar

26 Feb 2017 | 1:12 AM

Palak is a wonderful thing! It is healthy, packed with goodness of green leafy vegetables and can be paired with meat, chicken, paneer or even potato.

Trimming the fat out of Big Fat Indian wedding

26 Feb 2017 | 1:12 AM

From fashion to weddings, Bollywood is the only place India looks up to. And it can be single-handedly ‘blamed’ for selling the charms of a Big Fat Wedding to every Indian household.

19 Feb 2017

Mushy mushrooms, tangy tomatoes

19 Feb 2017 | 2:07 AM

Memory is yet green when we were first treated to 'mushrooms on toast' more than half a century back at the IIC in the Capital.

Flights of fancy

19 Feb 2017 | 2:07 AM

A couple of months ago, my husband and I travelled from Delhi to Melbourne via Sydney. Unfortunately, our flight reached Sydney 45 minutes late and there was a further delay of 90 minutes on account of delay in baggage arrival and immigration as a result of which we missed our connecting flight and had to buy fresh tickets to travel from Sydney to Melbourne.

Helping your child interact

19 Feb 2017 | 2:07 AM

Doting grandparents love to attend to the toddler all the time. Moms join different activities, from yoga classes to reading groups, with the baby again. Nuclear families prefer to go for a single child. All of these lead to a clingy baby, who will refuse to be in the company of anyone but grandparents and parents.

12 Feb 2017

Chandigarh’s tryst with roses

12 Feb 2017 | 12:46 AM

Fragrant petals of enchanting flowers in colours that bedazzle the eye — the pull of the roses in bloom is such that it attracts the eye and sets off a spring in the step of the beholder.

Painting with lights

12 Feb 2017 | 12:46 AM

You paint with colour- landscapes, flowers, portraits, and you are called a painter. When you paint with lights, literally, telling stories, drawing images of deities, or displaying figures from a circus or a zoo — what should be your designated title?

Weaving magic in Varanasi

12 Feb 2017 | 12:46 AM

Sitting under the harsh light of a naked blue bulb, the handloom weaver sits in a pit, craning his neck over a loom, manipulating a mass of threads like an expert concert artist perfecting his overture.

Tales of love: Then and now

12 Feb 2017 | 12:46 AM

Suruchi Aulakh set out to create a play with Punjabi music at its heart. What she ended up making was a story of Punjab’s most famous love tales.

On a flight of love

12 Feb 2017 | 12:46 AM

The stores at malls and card dealers across the world show off their overload of red hearts in cardboard, styrofoam and other material in the run up to the Valentine’s Day. At the moment, I am high above the clouds, cradling my four-month-old to sleep.

Cycling away to love

12 Feb 2017 | 12:46 AM

On a cold December evening, a student of the Delhi College of Art is busy making a portrait in Connaught Place. Looking for subjects, he catches the sight of a blonde young woman in the crowd.

A lost delight

12 Feb 2017 | 12:46 AM

Some time back the writer of these lines was associated with a TV food show that strove to retrieve lost recipes of India. It was fun but what was amazing that the production house was quite content to stick this label even to stuff like galauti kebab that is available on almost every street corner.

Stumbling blocks

12 Feb 2017 | 12:46 AM

I have filed a case against a builder for delaying a housing project by four years and causing me financial loss, mental harassment and suffering.

05 Feb 2017

A homemade hamburger

05 Feb 2017 | 2:30 AM

Hamburgers are devoured by tonnes, but are still run down as junk food. Worse still, they are seen as a symbol of multinational companies subverting our culture.

Not just a happy homemaker!

05 Feb 2017 | 2:30 AM

Professionally qualified and perfectly capable, but contented to be a happy homemaker; many of the new generation of career-oriented women are making their families their priority.

Get the wrinkles out

05 Feb 2017 | 2:30 AM

Last month, I bought a shirt with a label describing it as ‘wrinkle resist’. When I asked the shopkeeper what it meant, he said I do not need to iron the fabric after a wash. However, I found this statement to be untrue because the shirt did need ironing after a wash. Can you please explain the true meaning of ‘wrinkle-resistant fabric’? Is it possible to cross-check the claims made by a manufacturer at the time of purchase?