Rohini Nair

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The mother of tell-alls


Zareer Masani’s And All Is Said is perhaps one of the most widely reviewed books in recent times. From international publications to Indian, everyone has been queuing up to review the book or interview its author. All of which makes it considerably more difficult for an interviewer to pose questions that cover new ground.
One isn’t helped by the fact that the author himself has been not just candid, but also very thorough in his rendering of this memoir, which chronicles the breakdown of his parents, Minoo Masani (politician and Swatantra Party leader) and Shakuntala Srivastava’s marriage, and the role he himself played in it.

Musical ties that bind Ayaan, Amaan


An anecdote about Amaan and Ayaan Ali Khan’s childhood provides a telling glimpse into the way music is entwined with their lives. “Our mother told us that when we were born, our father (sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan) sang in our ears. In essence, that’s the day our training started,” says Ayaan.

Deora family’s Kodak moments get booked

There’s a curious fascination in going through the photo album of a family, one that enshrines their fondest memories and happiest moments.

A room for the artist

QThe Creative India Series 1 and 2 saw a great response in December 2011 and January this year. What are the expectations heading into Series 3?

‘I’m a huge fan of Aishwarya’

From the sun-dappled coming of age film Under The Tuscan Sun, or the goofy romcom The Truth About Cats and Dogs, Audrey Wells has helmed some memorable films that the female movie-going public counts

Philosophy of a ‘real’ world

Prof. Michael J. Sandel, author of Justice, conducts the hugely popular course of the same name at Harvard Univer-sity, which attracts over 1,000 students every year.

Low cost line, dancing models close Day 4

Fashion became just a little less dear on the evening of Day 4 of the Lakme Fashion Week. Pradeep and Neha Hirani’s Karmik show on Monday evening saw some of India’s leading couturiers come together on one platform, and present a collection that will now be available to the discerning buyer at an average price point of Rs 5,000.

Day 4 plays on ‘golden light within’


In 1885, Czar Alexander III gifted his wife Maria Fedorovna an Easter egg as a 20th anniversary gift. It was no ordinary Easter egg: Its enamel white shell opened to reveal a golden yolk within, which itself opened to reveal a small hen figurine, which held a replica of the Imperial crown inside, made in diamonds with a ruby pendant suspended from it. Thus was the first Faberge egg crafted, and successive ones have continued to enthral the world as much as the original did Maria Fedorovna.

Fun, flirty lines meet riot of colour


The heavy Bollywood presence during the latter half of Day 1 of the Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai gave way to a quieter Saturday morning, heralding the start of Day 2 of the fashion extravaganza. The mood and the collections were low key, but not any less striking for it. The day began with a vibrant, many-hued line by Komal Sood, who put paintbrush to fabric to create her Holi-inspired collection.

Day 1: Gen Next makes a mark

Models display creations by Prashant Chauhan during the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2012 in Mumbai on Friday.	— SATEJ SHIND

A popular adage which you might remember from your childhood went, “Well begun is half done”.

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