A look at the Holocaust through Anne Frank's eyes
  • A look at the Holocaust through Anne Frank's eyes(18:22)
    By Siddhi Jain
    New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The diary of Anne Frank, a young chronicler of the horrors of the Nazis' genocide of the Jews, offers a beacon of hope - and humanity - to the millions who read her thoughts, written while hiding with her family for two years before being betrayed and sent to the death camps. Reflecting on her life 75 years after her arrest, and death, is a travelling exhibition that has come briefly to Delhi.
How this Hyderabad social entrepreneur is using big data to change farmers' lives (IANS Special Series)
Now, Hindi innings for French bestseller Asterix comics
  • Now, Hindi innings for French bestseller Asterix comics(13:06)
    By Siddhi Jain
    New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Launched in 1959, the French comic classic 'Asterix' boasts having sold an unmatched 370 million copies in more than 100 languages. After capturing the global comics market, the series is now available for Hindi readers - after five years of painstaking translation.
  • A different kind of grandmothers' tale for Chef Julien Royer(11:50)
    By Vishnu Makhijani
    New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Inspired as he was by the cooking of his grandmother, it shouldn't be a surprise that French Chef Julien Royer, who was in India recently to unveil his magic, should be the co-owner in Singapore of a two-Michlen-star fine diner named after her.
  • Nepalese chef R.B. serves up delectable fare at Ni Hao(11:40)
    By Vishnu Makhijani
    Noida, March 24 (IANS) If proof were required of an Indian homily that translates into "there's magic in his hands" it is to be found in Nepalese master chef R.B., who weaves magic with his pan-Asian creations at the Ni Hao fine diner at the Radisson here.
How polo-playing Manipuri women are breaking barriers, leading a quiet revolution (IANS Special Series)
Moroccan Food Festival gets underway in Delhi
  • Moroccan Food Festival gets underway in Delhi(19:34)
    By Biswajit Choudhury
    New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) India's love affair with Morocco is nearly 700 years old, from much before the country's cuisine gained international repute, if one considers that a North African nobleman named Ibn Batuta's account of life in the Delhi Sultanate is a primary source of information for studying the culture and customs of that period. This Moroccan scholar and judge came to Delhi to join the Sultan's service and lived in India from 1334 to 1341.
Manipuri dancer explores human cost of war
  • Manipuri dancer explores human cost of war(19:06)
    By Siddhi Jain
    New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The plight of refugees and their constant state of movement and instability became the central theme of "1 Sq Ft", a contemporary dance act by Manipuri choreographer Surjit Nongmeikapam, who was first inspired by the horrors of the World World II wreckage in Manipur.
Budding talent: Filmmaking gives freedom, confidence to young girls (IANS Special Series)
  • Budding talent: Filmmaking gives freedom, confidence to young girls (IANS Special Series)(10:16)
    By Siddhi Jain
    New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) In a packed auditorium, a short film begins with the opening scene of a young woman worried about attending a meeting with her injured foot. Her friend cautions her that if she does not wear high heels she wont be able to make a good impression. The woman heeds the advice but even before she can make it to the meeting, she stumbles and her heels fall off.
How a chance meeting with PM inspired this Grammy winner to dedicate music to environment (IANS Special Series)
Gurugram artists create eye-opening art installations from plastic trash
From tribal hamlets to world markets: The amazing journey of Araku coffee (Business Feature)
Chef Hermann Grossbichler's 25-year romance with India (Societal Feature)
  • Chef Hermann Grossbichler's 25-year romance with India (Societal Feature)(12:02)
    By Vishnu Makhijani
    New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) He was born and trained in Austria, spent time in Switzerland where he developed a likeness for Italian cuisine, travelled the world in a cruise liner and eventually began a 25-year-romance with India that continues to this day. For Chef Hermann Grossbichler, the learning never ends and each day is a new beginning.
No substitute for great storytelling: Debutant novelist
  • No substitute for great storytelling: Debutant novelist(15:50)
    New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Publishing one's first novel is often more complicated than what the process may seem but Neel Mullick, whose "Dark Blossom" -- endorsed by veteran writer Ruskin Bond -- has just hit the stands, says that there is "no substitute for great storytelling".