In Yogi Adityanath's Uttar Pradesh wayward Romeos would all be in the lock-up, says Sunil Sethi.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com 'The pursuit of happiness... in Lucknow of the 1950s meant pursuing girls... The theatre of operations revolved around Hazratganj... They would arrive in cars and rickshaws wearing tight, extremely tight, salwars and kurtas... Glances were exchanged, remarks were passed, optimistic conclusions were reached...' -- Vinod Mehta, Lucknow Boy, 2011. For generations ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Ever heard of 'gosht ka halwa' or 'dal ki dulhan'? Avantika Bhuyan profiles a battery of food enthusiasts who are out to make sure that you do resuscitating the country's fading culinary traditions. 29 states: Send us your best recipes IMAGE: Chef Anahita Dhondy introduced us to dishes like aleti paleti, chicken maiwalla, Granny's pulao, and malaido thanks to recipes she unearthed during trips to Parsi towns across Gujarat like Navsari and Udvada. Photograph: Courtesy Chef Anahita ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
The Supreme Courts suggestion on Tuesday for an amicable settlement to the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute in Ayodhya has yet again rekindled the debate on the subject that has for decades been a religious and political flashpoint. The Babri mosque dates ...Sify, 1 month ago
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