The Bad Character
Author, Deepti Kapoor:
I don’t come from any pedigree to speak of. I had an average upper-middle-class upbringing, and as a fortunate child of liberalization, should have been a doctor, lawyer, banker or accountant, as is the usual way in my family. Only I had neither the aptitude for that kind of life nor the talent for more unprofitable things such as dreaming, hiding and reading. So, I went through school, studied journalism and then psychology, worked as a journalist and an editor for about 10 years, and then I decided to write. The idea of being a
Experimenter Curators' Hub
Co-Founder and Director, Prateek Raja:
Experimenter Curators’ Hub is in its fourth installment this year. It is a platform to discuss, debate and comprehend the theoretical aspects of understanding curating while discussing challenges and concerns curators face. It encourages ‘exchange of views, thoughts, views and possibilities of collaborations between the curators, between public and private organizations and the various institutional frameworks that coexist in the art world,’ says gallerist Prateek Raja. The subject of collaborative curatorial practice will take centrestage at the Curatorial conference this year. The participating curators are Adam Szymczyk, Alexander Koch, Eungie Joo, Grant Watson,
Private India--A Collaboration between James Patterson & Ashwin Sanghi
James Patterson has written close to 100 novels (and still counting) since 1976, and has sold approximately 260 million copies worldwide. He holds The New York Times and Guinness World Record for the largest number of bestselling hardcover fiction titles by a single author—at last count it was a total of 76. He is also the first author to achieve 10 million eBook sales. His books account for 1 in every 17 hardcovers sold in America, and he is the world’s top-selling author since 2001, eclipsing J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer. With
In High Spirits
Single-spirit bars around the world:
Sip classic drinks over ice, create your own concoctions or try something new. From single malt whiskies to fine aged rums, from sexy tequilas to unusual liqueurs, bars specializing in only one kind of spirit have been sprouting around the world. These highly specialized bars have their spirit shelves jam packed with the finest bottles of the kind; and usually offer tasting flights and a range of cocktails made with their signature alcohol. Here is our list of some of the buzzing spots to explore.
Binge Beer at District 6, India
Located on the ground floor
The First job
Big guns who started small:
Your first job is never your destiny, it is a ladder to work your way up; and so is with the case of many famous people. They all were not always rich and famous as they are today. Hence proving that it’s not where you start but where you finish that counts. Here is our list of some astonishing first jobs of prominent personalities who started small, but still made their way high up the ladder.
A R Rahman earned his first salary of Rs 50, while still in school, for operating a record
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The Doodle Girl
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Monica Dogra for Stylista
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Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi
Contextualise yourself in one line. He came. He saw. He felt it was all rather pointless.
The first job you were hired for. Kennel boy
First memory of writing. Dreams, in a journal.
After 10 years if you had to give a blurb on The Last Song of Dusk how would you deconstruct it? “Who is this annoying young man on the front page of my newspaper, and why isn’t it me instead?”
The most memorable praise for The Last Song of Dusk. It’s still in print!
What about writing evokes emotion in you? My belief in other worlds, and finding beauty in them.
Advice to young people engaging in the arts, be it art, writing, photography etc. Only good work endures. And the process of making it will be unforgettable.
Image Courtsey: Girgio Pace