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Mandaar Sukhtankar

Boston owes me one

The Swami gave a memorable speech in Boston, I gave a cooking lesson: Mandaar Sukhtankar.

22 Jan 2017 6:46 AM

Man who majors in Marathons

Standing among the hundreds of spectators that day, 35 years ago, a young Ashok Kumar had in mind a most natural question: would he ever get a chance to run in that marathon he watched in awe

02 Nov 2016 11:40 PM

‘Lives and legends of Sufi poets remain an inspiration’

Ankit Chadha, a writer and storyteller, has been working to revive Dastangoi since 2010.

02 Nov 2016 12:02 AM

Power of the unknown

A young student turns into a paranormal investigator to impress her boyfriend.

18 Oct 2016 10:15 PM

Music on a mountain high

You realise, when you hear his voice, that his songs are not lucky accidents. They have — each of them — stories, incidents to tell.

10 Oct 2016 11:22 PM


The making of god

There is one Praveen in his mid -thirties, and excels in making some quick bucks, whichever way he could. He has made outlandish profits in stock exchange, land deals and so on.

20 Sep 2016 10:13 PM

For the love of Indian flavour

Two stressed out people – an old man and a young woman – after days of worries and anxieties, one day decide to take a break, switch on some music to swing by.

06 Sep 2016 10:33 PM

‘Bile destroys humour’

The PM walks to his private parlour, a book in hand, a scotch-and-soda waiting for him. The book called That Book was a secret copy, because he had been asked not to read it.

03 Sep 2016 10:40 PM

Insider’s take on media politics

Swati Chaturvedi has had a long career in journalism but always wanted to write a book.

23 Aug 2016 10:09 PM

Tejas Menon in the right groove

Tejas Menon’s life was full of fluctuations — from starting a record label, launching a website for computer nerds, working in an ad firm, making short films and becoming an RJ, until he landed in the right place — music

18 Aug 2016 10:15 PM


The fat of the matter

Not caring about how you look is lot many a time simply a fad. A kind of phase you go through, or else a pretence. To be genuinely indifferent is a gift.

13 Aug 2016 10:54 PM

Retell value of a classic

They were both writers, and have been friends for a long time.

09 Aug 2016 10:54 PM

Age no bar to be fit

At 66, weightlifting champion K.C. Sreenivasan regularly takes part in powerlifting contests and follows his daily routine that includes workout and walk

07 Aug 2016 9:46 PM

Postcards for APJ Abdul Kalam

Two youngsters from Kerala talk about their novel initiative to promote hand-written letters.

26 Jul 2016 11:13 PM

Grit and resilience of hill folk

Nitin Jugran Bahuguna is a freelance journalist based in New Delhi and Dehradun, with over 30 years of work experience in the field of communications, specialising in development issues like gender, h

05 Jul 2016 10:44 PM


Music from junk

Montry Manuel tells the story behind Thaalavattam, an art project, creating music instruments from waste materials, and collaborating with Daniel Waples and his handpan

03 Jul 2016 6:46 AM

Songs from life

Mohit’s music story doesn’t begin too early. He didn’t pick up a guitar till he was 22 or 23.

27 Jun 2016 10:33 PM

Unbelievably yours, Vir

Vir Das calls himself an old guy in stand-up comedy but he has noticed it grow year after year, and is happy that people are spending more money on it than they ever have.

23 Jun 2016 10:49 PM

Tracing the roots of a family tree

People keep referring to The House of Wives as his first novel, but it is not. Veteran playwright Simon Choa-Johnston says he had a novella published in 1984.

21 Jun 2016 10:14 PM

In battle of cuts, Varanasi maker fights silently

Outside the hotel, Kamal Swaroop is finishing a smoke. He watches the sky, cloudy after a small shower. Mumbai-based Kamal likes the weather in Kerala, and its multi-floor buildings.

11 Jun 2016 6:48 AM