In these intolerant but auspicious times, a slew of invitations to multiple wedding functions have taken their toll, not least because of the traffic jams they cause that last late into the night
As homing birds, members of the extended tribe - including some none of us can identity - start arriving by the droves
When he was small, his mother called it a "boy thing" - our son's refusal to get on the dance floor despite blandishments, coercion or threats. "I don't dance," he'd say, or "I can't dance." We did wedding sangeets, New Year's gigs and the ...
The difficulty with documenting Avinash Chandra's work is that it is too widely dispersed
On this, November 8, 2015, I confess to the following - that I have friends and colleagues who are Muslim and Christian and Sikh though that has not been the basis or consideration of our relationship
he topic about celebrating Diwali was simple enough, but the poor mite, whose parents were estranged, seemed to be having trouble getting a grip on the subject
For those of us who have wondered at the lack of cultural - civilisational, even - interest among the wealthy who can - and should - make a difference, post-Diwali will see the creation of a new museum in Mumbai after a very, very long time. The ...
Now that it's incumbent upon us to exchange gifts & goodwill reflecting spirit of festivity, I offer my list of suggestions that I hope some manufacturer will Make in India
These are a few of the things I want to return - a set of the Shiva trilogy that I tried to read but now know I never will, a tea set from Wedgwood that was a mistake, a too-tight shirt that my tailor passed off as slim-fit, shelves full of useless ...
Sifting the prestigious from the masstige could point the way to shrewd art investors
Resigning to a caffeine fix instead, served by an unfriendly assistant at this hour of night, did little to bring cheer about Mumbai's increasingly provincial mindset
My wife has a fear of vegetarians, as a result they are among her least favourite people
That collectors come in different hues is no surprise, but I've had the good fortune to meet some in recent times who exist so much outside the mainstream that if you didn't personally know them, you'd think they were phantoms or existed only in the ...
My own hotel nestles between Waldorf-Astoria and The Plaza, and while humbler than both, it shares their common predicament: horse excrement
Bergdorf Goodman is located one block from the hotel, a stone's throw from my office in New York, and I had an appointment there that I intended to break - not without some trepidation. Earlier in the day, having resisted the impulse to flee while ...