The Weekend Artist
September 9, 2017 Kate Lawrence during one on of the vertical dance performances

Defying gravity

UK-based artist Kate Lawrence talks to TWA about how her passion for dance and calling for adventure helped her discover vertical dance IT is not always that adventure and art come together to create mesmerising fusions that enthrall the audiences. But for Kate Lawrence, a trained dancer and an adventure enthusiast, her fascination for heights […]

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July 24, 2017 Dubai attractions The tallest building in the world Burj Khalifa

My Bleisure Burj Khalifa and Qadir the Bangladeshi taxi driver

Waiting at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport to board a flight to Dubai on a winter morning, I couldn’t avoid surfing “Dubai attractions” on the net. But even before I finished typing Dubai, the drop down prompted for Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. Quite realistically, I was travelling for business and the […]

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July 21, 2017 Weekend Getaway to Andretta a potter's village

Andretta: How a couple has made this Himalayan hamlet a potters’ village

About 30 km from McLeodgunj, there’s a potter’s village — it’s called Andretta — when a friend gave me this piece of information just ahead of my planned weekend getaway to the land of the Dalai Lama, I quickly grabbed a tissue paper and noted down the name — Village ANDRETTA. But when we started […]

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June 23, 2017 Smita Patil portrait by Saurabh Turakhia

The Bollywood Painter

The inspiring story of a portrait artist, his 300 plus portraits of Bollywood celebrities and the tale about how his art helped him sail through tough times When Saurabh Turakhia started making celebrity sketches years ago, one of the factors behind choosing to paint portraits of Bollywood stars was that their photographs were easily available, […]

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June 14, 2017

Sublime and Sensuous

Ever fancied a cocktail hookah with ecstatic flavours that sublime softly in dim lit cafe floors? Well, a Delhi-based young hotelier has indeed been busy inventing exotic blends of hookah that may change the way sheesha is served in Indian cafes. Named Hookah Legacy, 24-year-old Aditya Modi’s start up is already serving cocktail hookah flavours […]

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May 9, 2017 75-year-old artist Manik Wandrekar

The journey within

Seventy-five-year-old Manik Wandrekar has been designing furniture since 1970. But in her own words, her true artistic journey “within” began only about three years ago when she lost her husband – a professor and an educationist who supported her in her artistic endeavour. Wandrekar recently unveiled her latest collection of furniture installations, which, according to […]

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January 2, 2017 White water rafting in the Ganges

Cliff jump and white water rafting in the Ganges

WHILE starting for Rishikesh on December 30 to spend the New Year’s eve on the banks of the Ganges, I had made a secret resolution: to overcome my fear of height and to an extent, water. But when we checked into Ganga Vatika, the cosy villa located in the Himalayan foothills, the warm host — an […]

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