Nichola Pais

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The power of hobbies, writes Gul Panag

Stress is something that is in everyone’s life but making sure you have hobbies that give you a chance to engage with something you enjoy...Read More

Heard about ‘Alien Ganesha’?

Heard about ‘Alien Ganesha’?

Eleven-year-old Maynard Padhi lets NICHOLA PAIS in on the message behind each of the dough clay Ganesha idols he crafts every year

Nichola Pais Column: New Year of forgiveness and sweetness

Nichola Pais Column: New Year of forgiveness and sweetness

On the first day of the New Year, the priest blows the shofar, the ram’s horn, which is a trumpet sound that we believe carries our praye...Read More

Hit or miss?

Hit or miss?

From lack of sporting infrastructure to the burgeoning trend of AR and VR, NICHOLA PAIS surveys the city’s sporting reality

Don’t mar your grammar

Don’t mar your grammar

Book: Smashing GrammarAuthor-editor: Craig Shrives Publisher: HachettePages: 272 Price: Rs 299The red-hued (as mine was) Wren & Marti...Read More

Delhi Heritage: Down by the baoli

Delhi Heritage: Down by the baoli

NICHOLA PAIS speaks to Vikramjit Singh Rooprai, author of Delhi Heritage, top 10 Baolis, about the history behind these forgotten, subter...Read More

Puneet Issar presents a refreshing view of Duryodhan in his retelling of the Mahabharat on stage

Puneet Issar presents a refreshing view of Duryodhan in his retelling of the Mahabharat on stage

As writer and director, it was exciting for me to use theatre to unravel the selfless, unconditional friendship and loyalty between Duryo...Read More

Remember the mighty piano? It is alive and tinkling

Remember the mighty piano? It is alive and tinkling

The piano might have last been seen in the black and white Hindi movies of the Sixties, but it is alive and tinkling, writes NICHOLA PAIS

Ganesh Chaturthi 2019: Exploring the powerful pull of Ganeshotsav in the Konkan

Ganesh Chaturthi 2019: Exploring the powerful pull of Ganeshotsav in the Konkan

With thousands of city-dwellers returning to their roots, NICHOLA PAIS explores the powerful pull of Ganeshotsav in the Konkan

Sircar

Collective amnesia – our genetic fault

We need to go back a little into the past to understand the problems of the present. The last 70 – 80 years is when the diverse trends we...Read More

Gul Panag: My grandmother’s saag with roti is among my most memorable meals

Gul Panag: My grandmother’s saag with roti is among my most memorable meals

Gorgeous actress Gul Panag shares her most memorable meals with NICHOLA PAIS

Eating sweet is my weakness: Singer Shalmali Kholgade

Eating sweet is my weakness: Singer Shalmali Kholgade

From meat and pineapple pizza at the Rocky Mountain National Park to her mother’s Kasuri Methi Chicken, award-winning singer Shalmali Kho...Read More

Gaylord

Mumbai food review: Kebabs, quesadillas and food coma at Gaylord

What could be better than new culinary delights in a gracious familiar setting at Gaylord, asks NICHOLA PAIS

Can the destructive pattern of abusive relationships be broken?

Can the destructive pattern of abusive relationships be broken?

Can the destructive pattern of abusive relationships be broken? NICHOLA PAIS looks for answers

Saris and space missions

Saris and space missions

NICHOLA PAIS explores the growing role of Indian women scientists in space research and missions

‘Papa loved taking apart my toys to see how they worked...’

‘Papa loved taking apart my toys to see how they worked...’

Activist, Indian classical dancer and actress, Mallika Sarabhai gives NICHOLA PAIS insights into the personality of her father, India’s n...Read More

Art in times of pre-canvas

Art in times of pre-canvas

NICHOLA PAIS gets insights into some of the earliest painting traditions of India

Girish Karnad and my dad Alyque were two great minds: Raell Padamsee

Girish Karnad and my dad Alyque were two great minds: Raell Padamsee

On the eve of the tribute shows of Shabana Azmi-starrer ‘Broken Images’, producer Raell Padamsee shares lesser known tales with NICHOLA PAIS

Why the Save the Tiger exhibition is a must-see

Why the Save the Tiger exhibition is a must-see

“Three tigresses together!” quips Tina Ambani mischievously, as she poses with artist Sushma Jain, flanking a large canvas depicting a go...Read More

Web Series review: Typewriter -- Of watered-down frights

Web Series review: Typewriter -- Of watered-down frights

Rainy afternoon and one mom and one teenaged son sit down to watch Sujoy Ghosh’s Typewriter — and compare notes. This five-part Netflix s...Read More

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