Nehru's vision and master urban planner and architect Le Corbusier's principles of light, space and greenery are still evident everywhere in Chandigarh. Geetanjali Krishna finds a haven in the city. IMAGE: The symbolic open hand of Chandigarh. Photograph: Wikimedia Commons. Last week, just as I was admiring a gigantic sculpture of an open hand raised in the sun, someone whatsapped me a photograph of President Trump, a closed fist raised in triumph after his poorly-attended inauguration. I was ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Did you know that samosas, idlis and coffee were not originally from India? Brush up your history and read on about the origins of some our tastiest foods. Presenting seven foods believed to be from India, but aren't: 1. Pao IMAGE: Vada pav, misal pav, pav bhaji, Mumbaikars love their pav. But is pav from their city?Photograph: Rutvi Mistry/Wikimedia Commons In several parts of India, people start their day with a pav or a fluffy kind of Indian bread bun for breakfast. Bakeries take ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
We'd asked you, dear readers, to share your family's Christmas recipes. Here, Chitra R shares this special Christmas recipe from her hometown Kanyakumari. Tamil Nadu style Chicken Biryani Photograph*: Rupamdas75/Wikimedia Commons Serves: 3 Ingredients 250 to 300 gm chicken (with or without bones) 2 cup Basmati rice (or) Seeraga Samba rice (soaked in water for 20 mins) 3 medium sized onions finely chopped 3 tomatoes finely chopped 2 green chilies slit 2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste 1 cup ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
India's Blue City is calling out to you. Jodhpur, the Blue City, is among the Top 10 preferred destinations in the world for 2017 according to a TripAdvisor survey. Have you been to Jodhpur? Or are you planning a trip? Then this list is meant for you! BTW, winter is the best season to pack your bags and head for enchanting Jodhpur. 1. A desert safari in the Thar IMAGE: Experience camels, sand dunes, music and local food on a desert safari.Photograph: Krishnendu Halder/Reuters Along with your ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
With 41 stitching patterns under their belt, the Lambani women have not only earned a GI tag for Sandur, their art has also travelled to the London Fashion Week and that Fabindia store near you.Nikita Puri meets the women who preserve the Lambani heritage. IMAGE: Fine needle and patch-work that was for a long time seen only on the everyday clothes of the Lambani women, have now become a staple in wall hangings, accessories, kurtas, sarees, cushion covers and dupattas designed for urban ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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