Category: Life

  • Architect Bijoy Jain heads to Paris for a major exhibition at the Fondation Cartier

    Celebrated architect Bijoy Jain is gearing up toward a major exhibition this year. The to-be-announced showcase takes place at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris. Jain’s Studio Mumbai Architects will present the large-scale show from December 2023 to May 2024. Only last week, the Cartier Foundation had invited several international journalists to Mumbai…

  • Looking at hilsa’s significance in Bengali culture

    The onset of monsoons marks the season to eat hilsa, and Bengalis rejoice over shared meals prepared with the ‘queen of fish’ from head to tail so says my friend, who hails from Durgapur. The indigenous variety of herring, which is easily every Bengali’s favourite fish, is in the news after the Bangladesh government announced…

  • Farewell to the fanciful, figurative Fernando Botero

    The man who created the fanciful rotundity that has graced the art realm with the exaggerated “gordas” and relaunched the neo-figurative movement, Colombian-born global artist Fernando Botero died last week at 91 leaving a prolific body of work and an indelible mark on the world of art.  Born in 1932, Botero sparked controversy and critical debate throughout…

  • India Love Project is among 10 finalists for 2023 Global Pluralism Award

    India Love Project, a social media initiative that celebrates real-life love stories outside the “shackles of faith, caste, ethnicity and gender”, has been recognised as one of the 10 finalists for the 2023 Global Pluralism Award. It has been shortlisted from among 200 submissions from 60 countries by an independent jury, the India Love Project…

  • For the love of Chocolate: How a Hyderabad brand is changing the taste of cacao farmed in west Godavari

    In a tastefully designed cafe in Hyderabad, a flutist plays a tune facing an audience dressed in all green. The music is meant to enliven that tall spectator. It may not sway or clap, but it is standing tall, and that’s what matters to the musician.  At Manam Chocolate Karkhana, a newly opened craft chocolate…

  • Amritsari makhan machi is finding love in Pune

    If you have been on an Amritsari culinary trail, Makhan Machhi is one dish you could not have missed. Much like its chole kulche, makhan machhi finds takers almost everywhere in the city of food lovers. Every restaurant in the city too has introduced it in its menu, adding their twist and variations to its…