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

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Bibliophiles make a beeline for Load the Box book fair in Chandigarh

Load the Box book fair is back in Chandigarh until April 16. Readers can buy a box and fit as many books they can in it, with over 10 lakh new and pre-owned books available, including genres such as fantasy, romance, crime, non-fiction, self-help, young adult and children's. Rahul Pandey, co-founder of Delhi-based start-up Kitab Lovers, says physical books remain popular despite digital options, adding the event aims to encourage reading habits and make quality books accessible. The fair features local authors and affordable prices, according to Pandey.

Book lovers can pick and choose from over 10 lakh carefully curated new and pre-owned books available in multiple genres (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 14, 2023 09:57 PM IST

It’s London calling for these tricity artists!

Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi (CLKA) has announced its scholarship winners for 2022-23, offering young artists from the tricity region the chance to visit museums and art galleries in London. The six selected artists will explore works by leading international artists, attend workshops and seminars and interact with fellow artists in a bid to encourage exploration, experimentation and keeping up with the times. The scholarship is open to artists aged between 20 and 30 working in graphics, printmaking, multimedia, photography, sculpture, and installation.

This year’s scholarship (travel grant) winners Anita Kaur, Vaibhav Passi, Gurjeet Singh, Brijesh Kumar, Manu Priy Gautam, and Sunaina (HT Photos)
Updated on Apr 12, 2023 07:26 PM IST

Tricity look book: Baisakhi edition

Experts suggest a blend of traditional and modern styles for Baisakhi, with men opting for kurtas paired with Nehru jackets and denims, and women accessorizing with printed and embroidered pagris and phulkari dupattas. Sustainable and eco-friendly outfits made of organic fabrics or recycled material are also becoming popular.

Still confused about your outfit for the day? Take inspiration from these expert suggestions (Photos: HT Photos/Instagram)
Updated on Apr 10, 2023 08:29 PM IST

Japanese eatery bans customers from using phone while eating; tricity restaurateurs weigh in

Popular ramen restaurant in Tokyo, Debu-chan, has banned the use of mobile phones to reduce wait times and maintain meal quality. Other restaurants worldwide have implemented similar policies, but the idea may not be practical for Indian restaurants due to the importance of social media reviews for business. Optional incentives may be more effective.

No phones while eating! Is it ‘ring’ of change? (Photo: Shutterstock (For representational purpose only))
Updated on Apr 07, 2023 09:48 PM IST

Delicious desserts: Baisakhi edition

Baisakhi is celebrated by visiting gurdwaras, indulging in some lip-smacking delicacies, and dancing to the tunes of dhol. Try these traditional Punjabi desserts at home: Badam Panjiri, Gulgule, and Gajrela.

This Baisakhi, binge on some desi sweets and make merry with family and friends (HT Photos)
Updated on Apr 06, 2023 10:19 PM IST

Chandigarh to host unique fusion concert as part of Francophonie 2023

Canadian-French musician Nadaka will perform at the Geet-Taar & Taal fusion music concert in Chandigarh on April 8, as part of the Francophonie 2023 celebrations. Nadaka will play his self-crafted 24-string acoustic guitar alongside Indian musicians Ilyas Khan on sarangi and Chandrashekar Gandhi on tabla, in an event featuring high-tech electronics integrated into the musical instrument.

(Clockwise): The fusion music concert will include performances by Canadian-French music maestro Nadaka and award-winning Indian musicians Ilyas Khan and Chandrashekar (HT Photos)
Updated on Apr 05, 2023 08:23 PM IST

#LockTheBox: A paradise for tricity bibliophiles

Lock the Box book fair by BookChor is on at Lajpat Rai Bhawan, Sector 15, Chandigarh till April 5. Browse through a collection of over a million books and select a box out of three size options available.

People browsing through books on display at the Lock the Box book fair at Lajpat Rai Bhawan, Sector 15, Chandigarh (Photo: Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on Apr 05, 2023 08:30 PM IST

Think fest panellists dwell on issues like Moosewala’s music, literary translations

Think Fest, Speaking Allowed, organized by Elsewhere Foundation, saw evocative ideas, debates, and discussions at two locations in Chandigarh. The event covered topics like Writing Kashmir, Who is Afraid of Indian Literature, Gazing at Punjab through Art, and Reading Young. The second day ended with a tribute to Begum Akhtar by musician and writer Vidya Shah.

Singer Rabbi Shergill (R) interacting with filmmaker Daljit Ami during a session of the two-day Think Fest, Speaking Allowed, in Chandigarh (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 05, 2023 09:45 PM IST

My works characterised by dramatic contrasts of nature, says artist Anu Singh

Anu Singh's Elysian-III exhibition pays tribute to nature with a range of paintings showcasing the beauty of the natural world. The exhibition runs until April 2.

Artist Anu Singh with her artworks (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 06, 2023 10:22 PM IST

Literary, cinema characters come alive at MCM DAV, Chandigarh

MCM DAV College for Women, Chandigarh, organized a 'Dress as your favourite character' event to celebrate World Theatre Day. Students dressed up as fictional characters from various cultures and genres. The event was appreciated by the Principal for reinforcing the importance of literature and theatre.

Students and teachers dressed as their favourite characters including Manjulika, Mulan, Morticia Addams, Geet, Poo, Marla Singer (Photos: HT/Instagram)
Updated on Apr 06, 2023 10:24 PM IST

Two-day Think Fest to start in Chandigarh from March 30

A two-day Think Fest, Speaking Allowed, will be held in Chandigarh on March 30 and 31, featuring discussions on diverse topics with eminent authors, panellists and artistes. The event will be held at CII Northern Region Headquarters, Sector 31 and Chandigarh Club.

(L to R) Elsewhere Foundation co-founders Sukant Deepak and Nagina Bains with author Ashish Kaul at Chandigarh Press Club (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 05, 2023 09:45 PM IST

Chandigarh foodies get a taste of dishes from seven French-speaking countries

Seven French-speaking countries — Lebanon, Tahiti, Tunisia, Canada, France, Mauritius and Burundi — shared some of their culinary specialities

Seven French-speaking countries — Lebanon, Tahiti, Tunisia, Canada, France, Mauritius and Burundi — shared some of their culinary specialities with tricity residents on Saturday (HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 25, 2023 08:40 PM IST

The waffle weekend is here!

On International Waffle Day (March 25), we bring you a list of places in tricity where you can binge on some crispy, hot waffles

On International Waffle Day (March 25), binge on some hot and crispy waffles (Photo: Instagram)
Published on Mar 24, 2023 09:25 PM IST

Cooling off has never been this easy!

With tricity bars, restaurants, and breweries coming up with interesting drinks, beat the heat with a refreshing #summerfresh beverage

With tricity bars, restaurants, and breweries coming up with interesting drinks, beat the heat with a refreshing #summerfresh beverage (HT Photos)
Published on Mar 24, 2023 12:14 AM IST

Tricity’s celebration of all things art

The Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi (CLKA) declares the award winners of their Annual Art Exhibition 2022-23 in the professional as well as student categories

Winners of the art show posing with the guests including Punjab governor Banwarilal Purohit, UT adviser Dharam Pal, and CLKA chairman Bheem Malhotra (Photo: Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Mar 22, 2023 09:46 PM IST

Literati: Spring edition held in city

The spring edition of Literati, a trilingual literature and arts festival, was held at Beant Singh Memorial Library, Sector 42, Chandigarh on Saturday

Theatre personalities Neelam Mansingh and Rani Balbir Kaur during the All the World’s a Stage session with Dr Puneet Girdhar (HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 19, 2023 12:15 AM IST

Film screenings, art display to mark Francophonie Week

Alliance Française, Sector 36, Chandigarh, jointly with the Canadian Consulate, have announced the holding of the 2023 edition of the Francophonie Week from March 18 to 25

Alliance Française Chandigarh director Ophélie Belin, Hala Kheifes from Lebanon and Vidoola Deerpaul from Mauritius interacting with the media (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 17, 2023 08:49 PM IST

Hoshiarpur filmmaker’s documentary an eye-opener for eco-travellers

Just as Punjab, Hoshiarpur is also is blessed with bountiful nature in the form of water bodies at pristine locations

The film celebrates the serenity of unexplored natural locations and eternal beauty of rivers and lakes in Hoshiarpur (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 16, 2023 08:48 PM IST

Punjabi food has lot of influence on Australian cuisine: Chef Gary Mehigan

During the unique two-and-a-half-hour Masterclass, Mehigan taught participants two dishes, mushroom tortellini, and tarte fine aux pommes

Celebrity chef Gary Mehigan (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 14, 2023 08:17 PM IST

Teacher duo wins big time at Rose Festival

Two tricity-based teachers won nearly all prizes in all categories of flower arrangement, garland making, bouquet arrangement and rangoli making at Rose Festival, which is on at Zakir Hussain Rose Garden, Chandigarh

Vandana and Sangeeta Saini in a jubilant mood after major wins at the Rose Festival (HT Photo)
Published on Feb 19, 2023 07:31 PM IST

This Valentine’s week, its raining offers in tricity

The month of Valentine’s is the time for couples to make their significant others feel special

Most stores and restaurants in city are offering Valentine’s Week discounts and curating special menus. (Photo: iStock)
Updated on Feb 18, 2023 08:49 PM IST

Unique visual art exhibition by differently-abled artists impresses tricity

Italian artist Giorgio de Chirico once said, “To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits: logic and commonsense will only interfere

People taking a look at the artworks on display (HT Photo)
Published on Feb 07, 2023 07:37 PM IST

‘Photography is like expression of one’s state of mind’

English photographer Eadweard Muybridge once said, “Only photography has been able to divide human life into a series of moments, each of them has the value of a complete existence

Visitors taking a look at some of Bhupinder Brar’s works on display at the exhibition (Photo: Ravi Kumar/HT)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 08:16 PM IST

Building mighty things from small beginnings

As Sir Arthur Conan Doyle once said, it is the “little things that are infinitely the most important

Some of the artworks that will be on display at the exhibition (HT Photos)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 08:28 PM IST

22 artists take part in annual workshop, showcase their works

As Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw once said, “You use works of art to see your soul

Some of the artworks on display at the workshop (HT Photos)
Published on Feb 01, 2023 06:27 PM IST

Bittersweet comedy Dekh Behen leaves tricity audience impressed

A big fat wedding is underway

The cast included Astha Arora, Preetika Chawla, Prerna Chawla, Shikha Talsania, Tahira Nath Krishnan among others (HT Photo)
Published on Jan 31, 2023 03:26 PM IST

Taking pictures, leaving footprints!

Internationally acclaimed British photographer Don McCullin once said, “Photography isn’t about just pushing that button

Some of Surbhi’s works on display at the exhibition (HT Photos)
Published on Jan 19, 2023 08:14 PM IST

Tricity animal lovers in shock, ask for support

The recent incident of a 28-yr-old being hit by a speeding car while feeding stray dogs has started a discussion on the challenges animal feeders face

L-R: Animal activists Rush Sehgal; Gaurav; and Meenakshi Malik (HT Photos)
Published on Jan 17, 2023 11:01 PM IST

Tricity music lovers witness the magic of Lucky Ali

The dense blanket of fog and the bone-chilling cold couldn’t stop Lucky Ali fans from witnessing the magic of his melodious voice during his live concert in Panchkula

Lucky Ali and his band performing live in Chandigarh (Photos: Sant Arora/HT)
Published on Jan 16, 2023 09:08 PM IST

Mujhe aiyaashi ka waqt hi nahin mila: Piyush Mishra at Chandigarh concert

Actor-lyricist-singer Piyush Mishra’s musical band Ballimaaraan kicked off this year’s concert tour, Aarambh 2023, with an electric performance at Nexus Elante in Chandigarh on Saturday

Piyush Mishra performing live in Chandigarh (Photo: Sanjeev Sharma/HT)
Published on Jan 16, 2023 05:33 PM IST
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