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‘Phoenix in Flames will find an echo in lives of all women’

"Phoenix in Flames" by Rachna Singh is a book about the fortitude and struggle for survival of eight female protagonists facing personal demons and tragedies. The author hopes that both men and women will be able to relate to and respond to the stories, despite their dark landscape. The title represents the anguish and suffering the women go through, rather than solely focusing on rejuvenation and rebirth.

Author Rachna Singh with her book, Phoenix in Flames (HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 19, 2023 09:55 PM IST
BySubhashree Nanda

‘Diverse Signatures gives voice to the intricacies of nature’

The Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi is hosting an India-Korea art exhibition, showcasing works by artists from both nations, as part of the Indo-Korea Exchange Programme. The exhibition, called "Diverse Signatures," features abstract art and celebrates the birth centenary of Indian poet Keshav Malik. The event includes performances, interactive sessions, and studio visits, and is open until December 21.

Some of the artworks on display at the exhibition
Updated on Dec 16, 2023 09:46 PM IST
BySubhashree Nanda

French artiste’s music enthrals tricity folks

French artiste Lecomte de Bregeot, an electro music DJ, was in the city for a performance on Friday

French musician Lecomte de Bregeot performing in the city (HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 08, 2023 07:07 PM IST
BySubhashree Nanda

Tricity bibliophiles make a beeline for #LockTheBox

Lock the Box, a book fair by BookChor, is currently taking place in Chandigarh until December 3. The fair offers a wide selection of books and customers can choose from three different box sizes to fill with books. The event aims to promote reading and provide book lovers with an opportunity to buy their favorite authors' works at a lower price. Multiple genres are available, including fantasy, romance, crime, and more.

Book lovers browsing through the book fair. The venue also has bookmarks; badges; tote bags and other book merchandise on sale (HT Photos)
Updated on Dec 01, 2023 09:55 PM IST
BySubhashree Nanda

In fiction, you can be as crazy as you want, says author Aditya Sinha

Author Aditya Sinha was in Chandigarh to promote his latest murder mystery book, Death in the Deccan, featuring detective Mona Ramteke. Sinha explains that he is drawn to the crime-thriller genre and enjoys the freedom to be creative in fiction writing. He also mentions his familiarity with crime reporting and living in Hyderabad, which helped in researching and writing the book.

Author Aditya Sinha with his book, Death in the Deccan (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 29, 2023 08:32 PM IST
BySubhashree Nanda

Literati 2023 concludes in Chandigarh

Engaging conversations with renowned authors including Amish, Geetanjali Shree, chef Harpal Singh Sokhi marks the ending of the Chandigarh literature fest

Bestselling author Amish (centre) and his sister and author Bhavna Roy (left) interacting with festival director and chairperson of Chandigarh Literary Society Dr Sumita Misra (IAS) during a session at Literati 2023 at Lake Club in Chandigarh (Photos: Keshav Singh/HT)
Published on Nov 28, 2023 04:32 PM IST
BySubhashree Nanda

Rare gems of cinema come alive at Piéchaud-Nussac ciné-concert in Chandigarh

French musicians Robert Piéchaud and Stan de Nussac performed a ciné-concert titled Moving Pictures in Chandigarh, India. The concert combined live music with screenings of silent films by renowned directors such as Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. The event aimed to revive silent film repertoires and introduce audiences to cinematic classics. Piéchaud and Nussac are currently touring in India with the support of the French Institute in India and other organizations. The concert featured a selection of films by Indian and French directors.

French musicians, pianist Robert Piéchaud and saxophonist Stan de Nussac performing in the city
Updated on Nov 28, 2023 03:59 PM IST
BySubhashree Nanda

Storytellers assembled at Chandigarh literature fest!

The 11th edition of Literati, the Chandigarh International Literature Festival, saw a stellar line-up of authors

Best-selling author Ashwin Sanghi at Literati 2023 at Lake Club, Chandigarh (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 27, 2023 05:18 AM IST
BySubhashree Nanda

Tricity cricket fans all set to bleed blue

As India prepares to face Australia in the highly-anticipated ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 finals, fans across tricity are all set to embrace the cricket fervour

Numerous restaurants, bar and breweries, and clubs in the region are hosting live broadcast of the match, while also providing a plethora of offers on food and beverages (Photo: Shutterstock (For representational purposes only))
Published on Nov 18, 2023 09:40 PM IST
BySubhashree Nanda

Augmented reality exhibition kicks off in city

The Alliance Française de Chandigarh has organized an augmented reality exhibition called Midi Minuit, showcasing the works of 11 internationally acclaimed artists. Visitors can use their devices to bring the images to life and hear stories behind the artwork. The exhibition is open until November 21.

French illustrator, graphic, and motion designer Aurélien Jeanney is the curator of the exhibition
Updated on Nov 15, 2023 07:43 PM IST
BySubhashree Nanda

Jogging tricity folks’ memories, one snapshot at a time

A photography exhibition titled 'Art in Chandigarh' is being held at the CLKA Art Gallery in Chandigarh, showcasing works of local photo artists.

Some of the artists’ works on display at the photo exhibition
Updated on Nov 14, 2023 08:37 PM IST
BySubhashree Nanda

Diwali gifting: Sustainable choices galore

Make this Diwali eco-friendly with terrariums, upcycled decor items, engraved luxury products, sustainable chocolates, and boho bags supporting desi artisans.

This festive season, it’s crucial to make mindful choices that align with your commitment to the environment. Clockwise: A boho bag by Rivaaz; an artisanal chocolate hamper by Mozimo; a Royal Lapiz tea set by Arttdinox; a terrarium by Urban Green Space; steel base hampers by Pataaree Studios; and their pataka accessories.
Updated on Nov 08, 2023 10:12 PM IST
BySubhashree Nanda

Three-day Chandigarh Sangeet Sammelan concludes in the city

The 45th annual Chandigarh Sangeet Sammelan concluded with mesmerizing performances by various artists, including sitarist Anupama Bhagwat.

Clockwise: Artistes Anagha Bhatt; Aditya Khandwe; Chinmayee Athale; and Anupama Bhagwat performing at the 45th annual Chandigarh Sangeet Sammelan (HT Photos)
Updated on Nov 07, 2023 09:21 PM IST
BySubhashree Nanda

‘Bullhe Shah’s works focus on love for the almighty, discarding prejudices’

Tricity celebrated the book "Bullhe Shah's Sufi Lyrics" with a performance by Harpreet, who brought the poet's words to life through music.

Col Ashish Bedi, Ravee Pandher and Harpreet performing Bullhe Shah’s Sufi Lyrics during the event in Chandigarh on Saturday evening
Updated on Nov 05, 2023 09:27 PM IST
BySubhashree Nanda

Tricity, feel the warmth of the winter sun through art

The Dhoop art exhibition in Chandigarh aims to start a conversation about art and provide a platform for artists to showcase their work. It features 14 Indian contemporary artists and includes a workshop and musical evening. The exhibition runs until November 10.

Some of the artworks on display at the art show
Updated on Nov 04, 2023 08:46 PM IST
BySubhashree Nanda

Sonu Nigam belts out his iconic songs, shows off dance moves at Chandigarh concert

Renowned singer Sonu Nigam mesmerized music lovers with an electrifying performance and smooth dance moves at Elante Mall, Chandigarh. He performed his iconic numbers and expressed gratitude towards fans for keeping him relevant. The crowd couldn't stop cheering as Sonu showcased his energy and vocal range.

Sonu Nigam performing live in Chandigarh on Saturday night (HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 29, 2023 06:57 PM IST
BySubhashree Nanda

‘Lily Swarn’s latest book reflects on life through the lens of flowers’

Lily Swarn, International Beat Poet Laureate for India, has launched her latest book, "The Divine Dialect of Flowers," at an event organized by the Chandigarh Literary Society. The book explores the beauty and symbolism of flowers and has received praise from critics and fellow poets. Lily dedicated the book to her husband, Col SS Swarn, and expressed her gratitude to her supporters. The book has been described as a masterpiece by Ron Whitehead and praised by Isilda Nunes.

Internationally acclaimed author Lily Swarn with her latest book, The Divine Dialect of Flowers, at Chandigarh Press Club on Thursday. (Photo: Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Oct 26, 2023 08:36 PM IST
BySubhashree Nanda

Dugga Elo! Tricity pandal-hoppers make the most of Pujo

Tricity transforms into a carnival of colors and lights for Durga Puja. Pandals offer traditional Bengali cuisine and non-Bengalis embrace Pujo motifs.

A devayat playing the drums at Kali Bari, Sector 47, Chandigarh  (Photo: Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on Oct 24, 2023 09:04 AM IST
BySubhashree Nanda

Live mural performance marks conclusion of wall art fest

The third edition of the Wall Art Festival at Alliance Française, Chandigarh, concluded with live mural performances, hip-hop performances, and other activities. French and Indian artists showcased their work, and a documentary film was screened. The festival also featured a workshop and the Chandigarh Slackline Community showcased their tricks.

Artists taking part in live mural making (HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 22, 2023 10:30 PM IST
BySubhashree Nanda

‘Chitranjali is promoting contemporary Indian art’

Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi organized a 10-day national-level art exhibition called Chitranjali in collaboration with Chitkara Design School. The exhibition aims to promote contemporary art practices in India and provide a platform for young talents. The exhibition will be on display until October 8 at the Sector 17 Underpass Gallery in Chandigarh.

Some of the artworks on display at the art exhibition
Updated on Oct 02, 2023 09:38 PM IST
BySubhashree Nanda

Tricity, stir up a coffee-sation with every sip!

Celebrate International Coffee Day with coffee mocktails and cocktails. Try recipes like Orange Twist Coffee, Black Russian, The Dark and Stormy, and Coffee-Elderflower Mocktail. Local cafes in Tricity also have special offers on coffees.

Get ready to ‘espresso’ yourself like never before with some coffee-inspired concoctions (Photos: Instagram)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 11:35 PM IST
BySubhashree Nanda

For art, architecture and culture

The Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi has launched school programmes, art workshops, and lecture series to promote art among the youth of the city. As part of this initiative, a lecture titled 'Art and Architecture in Chandigarh' was given by Deepika Gandhi, former associate professor at Chandigarh College of Architecture. The lecture focused on the integration of art into the city's architectural elements and highlighted Chandigarh's celebrated architecture and its significance in the region. The aim is to raise awareness about art among students, especially in government schools where exposure to art is limited.

Guest speaker Deepika Gandhi delivering lecture and audio-visual presentation, titled ‘Art and Architecture in Chandigarh’, at Government Model High School, Mauli Jagran (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 27, 2023 09:32 PM IST
BySubhashree Nanda

Tricity taps into Oktoberfest mania!

Tricity is gearing up for Oktoberfest with various events and offers. Taj Chandigarh, JW Marriott Chandigarh, and Hyatt Regency Chandigarh are hosting celebrations with beer, food, and live music. Hops n Grains and Great Bear and Kitchen have also introduced new beers for the festivities.

Free-flowing drinks, fun activities, exciting discounts and live music are a part of the celebrations (Photos: Instagram)
Updated on Sep 26, 2023 10:46 PM IST
BySubhashree 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
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