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Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: A spice-route detour

India, May 17 -- It saddened me to read about the global uproar about the contamination of spices by some of our most popular brands. What was sadder still that the contamination was not caught by our... Read More


Get to know... Sonam Kapoor

India, May 17 -- In Delhi for the Blenders Pride Glassware Fashion NXT, walking for Rimzim Dadu. On my playlist: What Was I Made For? by Billie Eilish; Sher Khul Gaye from Fighter; Dance All Night, b... Read More


Listicle: 10 band names that were a major flop

India, May 17 -- Death Cab for Cutie (1997-). Named after a song by the '60s Brit group Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band. Death Cab... shot to fame in 2009, when their song, Meet Me on the Equinox, was featured... Read More


Drawing Room: Why Hashim Badani loves Sudhir Patwardhan's paintings

India, May 17 -- Sudhir Patwardhan has this unique way of observing the urban landscape he lives in. A lot of his work looks at the city through a refreshing lens. This may be attributed to the fact t... Read More


Rude Travel by Vir Sanghvi: A line in the sand

India, May 17 -- So, it is all over between us and the Maldives? If you were to read some of our most excitable commentators, you would certainly think so. Ever since a new China-supporting government... Read More


A walk to remember: Rewind to India's first fashion week 25 years ago

India, May 17 -- "l actually worked on some girl's makeup while she was passed out on the floor because she had partied so hard!" says Ambika Pillai. The makeup artist was backstage at the very first ... Read More


Convent cliches are all over our screens. But some nuns break the habit

India, May 17 -- First off, let's kneel at the altar of Whoopi Goldberg. Her role as a nightclub singer hiding out in a convent in Sister Act (1992) set the template for how nuns are portrayed on scre... Read More


Partners in crime: The women detective buddies we're cheering for

India, May 17 -- One welcome side-effect of this burst of crime-fiction on screen? Stories are finally shedding law-enforcement cliches. There's no good-cop-bad-cop dynamic. It's a gritty world out th... Read More


Noodles, soup, extras: Here's how to order the perfect ramen every time

India, May 17 -- What separates a tonkotsu from a shoyu? Do udon noodles go better with pork or fish? Who does a silkier broth: Tokyo or Seoul? Bring the ramen experts in. Parth Bajaj, 27, chef and co... Read More


Weekend Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Konkan coast, mileage boast

India, May 10 -- Mumbai-Dapoli-Mahabaleshwar-Mumbai with just one tankful of diesel and with a quarter tank to spare. There was no range anxiety on this 550 km drive in the Mercedes GLC 220d. If anyth... Read More