Subhashree Nanda

Subhashree Nanda writes on entertainment, music, lifestyle, food, culture, art, fashion, beauty, trends, health, etc for the daily entertainment & lifestyle supplement, HT City.

Articles by Subhashree Nanda

It’s London calling for these tricity artists!

The Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi (CLKA) has initiated a scholarship for artists to visit museums and art galleries in London. Six artists from the tricity area have been selected, along with two city artists, to explore various art institutions in the city. The program aims to provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the winners to interact with international artists and view classic artworks. The selected artists will visit prominent museums and galleries, including Tate Modern, British Museum, and Victoria and Albert Museum, among others.

Winning artists Anita Kaur, Vaibhav Passi, Gurjeet Singh, Brijesh Kumar, Manu Priya Gautam and Sunaina Bhagat (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 22, 2023 08:08 PM IST
BySubhashree Nanda

‘If women don’t write about women, why would men’

Author Narinder Jit Kaur launched her latest book, "The Icicle: A Collection of Short Stories," in Chandigarh. The book explores human existence and the struggles faced by people.

Author Narinder Jit Kaur with her latest book, titled The Icicle: A Collection of Short Stories
Updated on Sep 21, 2023 10:26 PM IST
BySubhashree Nanda

This Ganpati, enjoy tradition with a twist

Home bakers and cloud kitchens in the tricity are receiving bulk orders for unique modak varieties, innovative laddoos, crunchy chaklis, and creative shrikhand this Ganesh Chaturthi. The demand for fusion flavors and innovative presentations is redefining tradition. Dietary restrictions are also being catered to with gluten-free and sugar-free options.

For this year’s Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, food entrepreneurs say devotees are going the extra mile to please the elephant lord (Photos: Instagram and Shutterstock)
Updated on Sep 18, 2023 11:02 PM IST
BySubhashree Nanda

Literati to take place in Chandigarh on Nov 24, 25 and 26

The 11th edition of Literati, an international literature festival in Chandigarh, will take place from November 24 to 26, with the theme 'Navras'.

(From left): Chandigarh Literary Society (CLS) members Puneet Girdhar; Reeta Rana; festival director (Literati) and founder chairperson CLS Sumita Misra; Deviyani Singh; and Affan Yesvi announcing details of this year’s Literati, the trilingual international literature festival (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 11, 2023 09:14 PM IST
BySubhashree Nanda

Hillary Victor’s book, a befitting tribute to the resilience of pandemic heroes

Author Hillary Victor's book, "Vanquishing A Killer Virus: True Stories of COVID Heroism," was unveiled at the Chandigarh Press Club. The book highlights the resilience of Mohali and pays tribute to the unsung heroes who fought the pandemic. It aims to inspire and educate readers worldwide. The author, a journalist, emphasizes the importance of unbiased reporting and avoiding profiteering. The book is praised for its portrayal of the heroes who faced adversity during the pandemic.

Author Hillary Victor with his book Vanquishing A Killer Virus: True Stories of COVID Heroism at Chandigarh Press Club (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 11, 2023 09:12 PM IST
BySubhashree Nanda

Artist Abhishek Gupta doesn’t let his physical ability limit his aspiration to inspire!

Differently-abled artist Abhishek Gupta's exhibition titled "An Art Expression" inspires visitors with his impressive works, showcasing his talent as a self-taught artist. His paintings reflect his experiences and emotions, and his family hopes to encourage others like him to find joy and fulfillment in life. The exhibition is organized by Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi and will be on display until September 12.

Artist Abhishek Gupta (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 09, 2023 10:19 PM IST
BySubhashree Nanda

Pt Yogesh Samsi, vocalist Aditya Sharma’s concert leaves tricity enthralled

Gandharva Maha Vidyalaya organized a classical music concert in Chandigarh to celebrate Pt Vishnu Digambar Paluskar's birth anniversary. Haryana governor was the chief guest. Students and renowned artists performed, including Pt Yogesh Samsi on tabla.

Internationally acclaimed tablaist Pt Yogesh Samsi performing in Chandigarh on Friday evening (Photos: Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on Sep 09, 2023 10:19 PM IST
BySubhashree Nanda

Tricity folks, this September, shake things up!

September is Shake Month, a time to indulge in quirky milkshakes, thickshakes, and freakshakes with extravagant toppings.

Grab your straws and embark on a delightful journey filled with quirky shakes (Photos: Instagram)
Updated on Sep 05, 2023 09:18 PM IST
BySubhashree Nanda

‘Dedication and sincerity are a must’

Tricity-based teachers Yogesh Sharma, Gayatri Singh, and Vivek Saini share their experiences and advice on the importance of the guru-shishya parampara and lifelong learning for students.

L-R: Kathak guru Yogesh Sharma; art trainer Gayatri Singh; and dialect coach Vivek Saini (HT Photos)
Updated on Sep 04, 2023 10:00 PM IST
BySubhashree Nanda

Tricity cricket fans all set to bleed blue

Fans in the tricity region are gearing up for the India-Pakistan Asia Cup 2023 match, with numerous eateries and clubs offering live screenings and special discounts on food and beverages.

The legendary rivalry on the field makes the matches worth it, say fans (Photo: Shutterstock (For representational purposes only))
Updated on Sep 01, 2023 09:10 PM IST
BySubhashree Nanda

Tunnelling through modern aquatic marvels

Chandigarh now has an aquarium with two lakh exotic fish imported from abroad, displayed at the Sea World Carnival. The carnival also includes food stalls and swings.

A visitor taking a tour of the aquarium tunnels at the carnival (Photos: Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on Aug 30, 2023 10:22 PM IST
BySubhashree Nanda

Tricity’s threads of memories

Celebrities share their personal memories and traditions of Rakshabandhan, a festival celebrating the bond between brothers and sisters.

L-R: Actors Simarjeet Singh Nagra; Yamini Singh; and Ranjit Punia (Photos: Instagram)
Updated on Aug 29, 2023 09:56 PM IST
BySubhashree Nanda

Dog’s day out: Tricity edition

On International Dog Day, make sure to appreciate and pamper your furry friends at pet-friendly spots and dog salons in tricity. You can also volunteer at animal shelters to spend time with these lovable dogs.

On International Dog Day, pamper your furry friends and spend some time with them (Photo: Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 25, 2023 08:31 PM IST

Bun-believable bites: Embark on a journey of quirk and taste!

Celebrate Burger Day with unique and delicious burger recipes that go beyond the ordinary. From an Avocado-Salmon Sushi Burger to a Vegan Jackfruit Burger, these culinary creations will redefine your taste buds.

On Burger Day (August 24), embark on a journey of quirk and taste with these unique and creative recipes (Photos: Instagram)
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 07:58 PM IST

Binge alert! This Teej, try some desi classics

Monsoons and celebrations go hand-in-hand in India. Teej festivities include traditional delicacies like Poori Sabzi, Paneer Jalebi, Ghewar, Kachori, and Malpua.

Teej marks not the holy union of Lord Shiva and Parvati and includes a lavish feast of culinary delights (HT Photos)
Updated on Aug 18, 2023 08:39 PM IST

Stacking success: City witnesses rise in bangle sale ahead of Teej

Women in the tricity are flocking to accessories stores and roadside stalls to buy bangles for the upcoming Teej festival. The markets are buzzing with customers looking for a wide range of bangles, with prices ranging from ₹50 to ₹1,100 per set. Sales have been better than expected this year, with some shops selling double the usual amount. The markets have a great variety of bangles in stock, and customers are taking advantage of the upcoming festive season to shop in bulk for discounted prices.

Women trying out bangle varieties (Photo: Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on Aug 17, 2023 07:27 PM IST

Artists showcase works in colours of unity and freedom

Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi is organizing an art exhibition in Sector 17 Underpass to celebrate 76 years of independence. The exhibition features works of eminent artists from across the country and tricity. The paintings pay tribute to India's heritage and the people who fought for freedom. A one-day art workshop was also organized as part of the exhibition. The exhibition will be open until August 18 from 11am to 7pm.

Some of the artworks on display at the exhibition (HT Photos)
Updated on Aug 16, 2023 08:26 PM IST

I-Day: Tricolour-themed treats are up for grabs in tricity

Restaurants in tricity are offering Independence Day discounts and special tricolour-themed dishes to celebrate India's 77th Independence Day. ChaiWala is offering a 20% discount on its menu and giving out Tricolour brooches, while The LaLiT is offering a 25% discount on accommodation, food, and spa services. Hungry Wok is serving desi Chinese and Thai dishes, and Baked With Love is offering tricolour-themed baked goodies. Other restaurants, such as Delicious Delights and Cafe Bakehouse, are also serving tricolour-themed dishes. Darpan Sweets has a special Tiranga sweets menu.

It’s not only raining discounts and deals, eateries are coming up with special tricoloured dishes as well (Photo: Shutterstock (For representational purposes only))
Updated on Aug 12, 2023 10:54 PM IST

Vocalist Shobha Choudhary captivates audience with her melodious performance in city

Renowned vocalist Shobha Choudhary mesmerized the audience at a monsoon celebration event with her captivating performance of classical music.

Vocalist Shobha Choudhary (centre) performing in the city (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 11, 2023 08:41 PM IST

National-level printmaking workshop commences in Chandigarh

A national printmaking workshop has begun in Chandigarh with 75 participants. The event is part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations and aims to celebrate India's rich cultural heritage. Renowned printmakers and faculty members are taking part in the workshop, which will continue until August 12. Visitors are welcome to attend the workshop between 10am and 6pm at the Government College of Art and the CLKA Open Hand Art Studios. The workshop will conclude with a closing ceremony at the Government Museum and Art Gallery on August 12.

Young and eminent printmakers from across country are taking part in the workshop which is on till August 12 (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 07:22 PM IST

Friendship Day special: Tere jaisa yaar kahan…

Region celebrities share childhood memories with their buddies on International Friendship Day. From sibling adventures to gate crashing parties, they recall the special bonds they formed.

L-R: Actors Simarjeet Singh Nagra; Vivek Saini; Yamini Singh; and Ranjit Punia (HT Photos)
Updated on Aug 05, 2023 09:12 PM IST

Pitcher Perfect: Brews with a twist and a swirl!

Raise your mugs! International Beer Day brings a variety of beer and cocktail options to celebrate, including a mango ale and Belgian strong ale.

Brace yourselves for a liquid journey that’ll leave you with a splash of laughter and a twist of fun (Photos: Instagram/HT)
Updated on Aug 03, 2023 09:09 PM IST

Tricity-based twins to participate in World Dance Festival

Thirteen-year-old twin sisters from tricity will represent north India in the World Dance Festival in South Korea. They have been training since the age of four and have won several dance competitions. They will showcase a fusion performance combining various dance styles.

Twins Tania and Tanisha (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 02, 2023 08:07 PM IST

PU’s coffee house bounces back after four-year hibernation

Panjab University’s iconic South Indian Coffee House at the Student Centre, which was closed in 2019 due to low footfall, was recently reopened with an array of multi-cuisine dishes and beverages on the menu

Students having fun at the recently reopened South Indian Coffee House at Student Centre, Panjab University, in Chandigarh (Photo: Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on Jul 31, 2023 10:33 PM IST

Empowering creativity: Printmakers felicitated in Chandigarh

The Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi (CLKA) has awarded three etching printmaking machines to artists Ravinder Singh, Mohan Kumar, and Jintu Mohan Kalita. The initiative aims to support artists in pursuing their creative vision. The winning artists were felicitated in a ceremony and their works will be displayed at the galleries until July 30. The machines were awarded as part of the Open Hand Art Studios Scholarship and Award program. The artists expressed their gratitude for the support and mentioned the benefits of having access to these machines.

L-R: Awardees Ravinder Singh; Jintu Mohan Kalita; and Mohan Kumar (HT Photos)
Updated on Jul 26, 2023 08:21 PM IST

Kargil Vijay Diwas: During an assault on Tololing, lost my second-in-command in my arms: Brig Khushal Thakur

Brig Khushal Thakur, a former commanding officer during the Kargil war, reflects on the bravery of his men and the challenges they faced. He emphasizes the importance of honoring and remembering those who sacrificed their lives for the country. He also believes that patriotism goes beyond just being ready for war, but also involves contributing to nation-building.

Brig Khushal Thakur (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 26, 2023 12:24 AM IST

Slice & dice or embrace whole: What’s more ‘apeeling’?

Local celebs share their love for mangoes ahead of Mango Day. Some prefer sliced mangoes for convenience, while others enjoy the messiness of eating them whole. Mangoes are a favorite sweet treat and a guilt-free dessert for these actors.

Clockwise from top: Actors Ranjit Punia; Vivek Saini; Yamini SIngh; and Simarjeet Singh Nagra talk about their favourite way of eating mangoes (HT Photos)
Updated on Jul 21, 2023 07:34 PM IST

I live on aloo paranthas when I’m shooting in Punjab: Amyra Dastur

Amyra Dastur is set to make her debut in Punjabi cinema with three upcoming projects. She says the films give her a platform to showcase different ranges as an actor and enjoys the fun and family-friendly vibe of the Punjabi film industry. She also talks about the challenges of getting the diction right and shares her love for Punjabi food and shopping in local markets. Amyra expresses her admiration for the warm and accepting nature of the people in Punjab.

Actor Amyra Dastur (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 20, 2023 09:49 PM IST

Monsoon mixology for sip o’clock

Indulge in delightful monsoon-inspired drinks like Chai-tini, Mediterranean Sunset, Lemon Drop Martini, and Spiked Tiramisu Latte for a cozy and flavorful monsoon experience.

There’s no better way to embrace the spirit of the season than with some delightful monsoon-inspired drinks (Photos: Instagram)
Updated on Jul 20, 2023 09:43 PM IST

Hireath means a deep longing: Sudha Dipak on her new book

The English poetry book "Hiraeth" by poet Sudha Dipak was unveiled in Chandigarh. The book contains 61 poems that reflect deep longings and unusual experiences. A film based on the book, "The Sehgal House," will be screened in July.

Sudha Dipak with her book, Hireath (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 13, 2023 08:46 PM IST
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