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To catch a kleptomaniac
Manjula Padmanabhan's collection of stories, "Kleptomania" is ready for release. ANJANA RAJAN exchanges notes with the author on the loot.

In Hindi now...
THERE WAS an ethereal quality to the discussion on "Living by your dreams" at the Brazilian Embassy in New Delhi this past week. And the effect was so not because one could only hear the famous Brazilian author, Paolo Coelho from Monaco over the ...

Some Jat talk
WHEN MOST bureaucrats in Uttar Pradesh, on being shuffled like a pack of cards by the then Chief Minister Mayawati, were ruing the day they joined the state's administrative services, one of them, C.S. Verma, now posted as Officer on Special Duty ...
The word as weapon
ANJANA RAJAN speaks to Dominique Fernandez, whose novel "Porporino" is now available in English in India.
Selling a story, Sunit Tandon style
I DON'T understand why we keep shouting slogans of unity in diversity in India. Is it an advertisement of selling toothpaste or what? It is just not possible given the kind of segmentation we have. See France, Germany, China, they are all great ...

The beauty of business
WITH DESIGNER season at its peak and Lakme India Fashion Week round the corner, the stocks of mannequins in flesh and blood are soaring. But there is more to beauty business than what meets at the T. Finally the face commerce is getting some ...
Spearheading change
THE COMBINED efforts of the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Australian Fashion Innovators and the Ministry of Textiles brought to the Capital, DSYN-04, a three-day event at Pragati Maidan showcasing India's capabilities in the field of ...
Arts & Crafts

Creating dosti, crafting bonds
SWAT CARVED over Saharanpur with Mathura engraved in between, Multan in the background with Karnataka shining at the peripheries, once again Multan attracting from top with Kashmir providing the base. Whiling in cricket bonhomie, visit Dilli Haat ...

Still Pakeezah
This Wednesday was Meena Kumari's 34th death anniversary. Narendra Rajguru's book "Meena Kumari: Dard Ki Khuli Kitab" is a tribute to the legendary actress, says RANA SIDDIQUI.

The real Shruti
HER IDOLS in today's filmdom are Kajol, Tabu and Rani Mukherji. But till the bright lights of tinsel town beckon her, she is happy with her small screen presence as Shruti in "Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii" on Star Plus. In fact, she adds that she is ...
Two's company
As the pen of Oriya writer Devdas Chhotray overflows with "Longing", HUMRA QURAISHI finds that bureaucrats can be poets and artists can be self-effacing too.

For the cause of Sanskrit
PROFESSOR GOVIND Chandra Pande is perhaps the only man now serving the cause of the ever-vanishing language of classical India, Sanskrit. Recently he received the Ramakrishna Jaidayal Dalmia Shreevani Nyas Award, one of the most prestigious ...
Eating Out

Inside out, delicious all the way
"I love Chinese, Thai and Oriental spicy food. Besides salads and soups are always there to keep me in shape."
From Italy, with love
INSPIRED BY a restaurant by the same name in Garlasca, Italy, Tonino opened recently at 10, M.G. Road, Delhi. The menu has a wide range of vegetarian and non-vegetarian preparations. Insalata Caesar, a traditional salad, is a must-have ...
A lazeez affair, really
FOR THOSE already familiar with Lazeez Affaire in the Malcha Marg Shopping Complex, Snappers-the Orient Lounge is not going to be hard to locate. Adding to its famous Indian cuisine, Lazeez Affaire now offers its customers some Thai and Chinese ...

The host's Pakwaan
TELEVISION ACTRESS Kavita Kaushik was in New Delhi to play a new role. But this one is quite unlike her other roles in TV soaps like "Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki" as she returns as the host of DD1's popular cookery show `Pakwaan'. First started on ...

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