Sohini Chattopadhyay

The Space Idli Mission

K Radhakrishna, the man who cooks up the things Indian astronauts will eat in outer space, also has made-to-order space rasgullas, curries, fruits and vegetables on his menu

08 June 2012
The Long and Short of a Story

A novel is like building a house and a short story like furnishing a room, declares Anjum Hasan, who now has both under her belt

17 May 2012
Bollywood’s Nasa Guy

Bedabrata Pain was up to hi-tech wizardry at a Nasa lab in the US before he quit the job to make a film on the Chittagong uprising of 1930

08 May 2012
One Hundred Moments of Solitude

Fishing for mahseer in the Ramganga river and spending nights in the wild under a dazzling moon

29 April 2012
The Writer’s Riyaaz

Amit Chaudhuri on the death of the author-editor relationship, the boredom of being a novelist, and writing on his feet, literally

19 April 2012
The Birth of a Male Contraceptive

An IIT professor has developed an original drug called Risug that simplifies vasectomy to a single injection. And it’s easily reversible too. The thing is, he has been waiting 33 years for the Government’s final approval of his wonder drug

01 April 2012
Art & Culture
The Idea of Poonam Pandey

She combined Indian cricket and nudity to build an improbable brand

01 April 2012
Minding their Ps and Qs in Kahaani

Making the unit behave itself in a horrifying morgue, enforcing the discipline of working in real locations, and the other prefect duties of director Sujoy Ghosh

04 March 2012
The Re-making of Agneepath

An argument with Hrithik Roshan, the monsoon cycle that set up the perfect backdrop for the climax, and other adventures on director Karan Malhotra’s sets

18 January 2012
True Life
Kitchen Confidential

Having spent three months snooping around a restaurant, Sohini Chattopadhyay reveals why even great recipes sometimes don’t make it to the menu, the food service industry’s unforgiving hierarchy, and other secrets

06 January 2012


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