Henna Rakheja

Henna Rakheja writes on city, art and culture, for the daily Entertainment & Lifestyle supplement, HT City.

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HT Imagine Fest 2018: A confluence of varied arts

The recently concluded Rajnigandha Hindustan Times Imagine Fest 2018, brought visual and performing artists on one platform.
Visitors at HT Imagine Fest 2018 enthral themselves in discussions over artworks on display.
Visitors at HT Imagine Fest 2018 enthral themselves in discussions over artworks on display.
Updated on Feb 22, 2019 07:11 PM IST
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HT Imagine Fest 2019: Talk and walk amid art

At the upcoming two-day affordable art fest, there will be art walks conducted by experts, and inspirations talks by Bollywood celebs.
This artwork done with pen, pencil and watercolour on paper by Anuradha Kabra will be exhibited at the booth of Studio Paradise art gallery.
This artwork done with pen, pencil and watercolour on paper by Anuradha Kabra will be exhibited at the booth of Studio Paradise art gallery.
Updated on Feb 22, 2019 07:43 PM IST
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HT Imagine Fest 2019: Arts from across India to get a platform

At the upcoming Hindustan Times Imagine Fest, there will be affordable art for aficionados in the Capital
An artwork that will be displayed at Art Magnum’s booth.
An artwork that will be displayed at Art Magnum’s booth.
Updated on Feb 22, 2019 08:11 PM IST
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A festival that enables young Indian classical artists to showcase their art

Young Indian classical musicians and dancers get a platform to present their skills at the ongoing festival, SOPAN 2019, in the Capital.
Danseuse Mrinalini is performing as part of SOPAN festival at Central Park, Connaught Place.
Danseuse Mrinalini is performing as part of SOPAN festival at Central Park, Connaught Place.
Updated on Feb 05, 2019 05:28 PM IST
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India Art Fair 2019: All the art you need at this fair

India Art Fair 2019: This year, the event has 75 exhibitors from 24 Indian and international cities setting up booths to display works of more than a thousand artists.
Installation titled Carbon Wave by Shanthamani Muddaiah
Installation titled Carbon Wave by Shanthamani Muddaiah
Updated on Jan 31, 2019 03:11 PM IST
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Manisha Koirala: I could have gone into a shell

Actor Manisha Koirala, who has written about her journey of fighting cancer in the book titled Healed, says she learnt to value life in the process, and is looking forward to feedback from people for her writing.
Actor Manisha Koirala was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012.
Actor Manisha Koirala was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012.
Updated on Jan 28, 2019 04:49 PM IST
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This art show will make you confront the ordeals of a refugee's life

An ongoing exhibition of installations in Delhi provides an immersive experience of the grief and distress that refugees go through.
Art installations at the exhibition depict a passage from home to conflict and an asylum.
Art installations at the exhibition depict a passage from home to conflict and an asylum.
Updated on Jan 14, 2019 12:09 PM IST
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A festival where legends of music and dance come together on one stage

Swami Haridas Tansen Sangeet Nritya Mahotsav is a festival that showcases the stalwarts of Indian classical arts. This year it will have performances by some renowned names such as Parveen Sultana (Vocal), Amaan and Ayaan Ali Bangash (Sarod).
Shujaat Husain Khan is an Indian musician and sitar player of the Imdadkhani gharana. He will perform at Swami Haridas Tansen Sangeet Nritya Mahotsav on January 13.
Shujaat Husain Khan is an Indian musician and sitar player of the Imdadkhani gharana. He will perform at Swami Haridas Tansen Sangeet Nritya Mahotsav on January 13.
Updated on Jan 10, 2019 12:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times Palate Fest 2018: Lose yourself in the food haven

So, be it dimsums or tea, golgappas or bread there’s a healthy version of most foods on offer at the 80 stalls on display.
This stall near the main stage is a delight to dine at with fairy lights and fancy decor.(Manoj Verma/HT)
This stall near the main stage is a delight to dine at with fairy lights and fancy decor.(Manoj Verma/HT)
Updated on Dec 16, 2018 01:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times Palate Fest 2018: It was fun, food and frolic at Nehru Park

At the ongoing HT Palate Fest, day one was a hit with visitors.Here’s some dope for all the food and music lovers in town.
Tarkash band performs at a previous edition of the HT Palate Fest.(HTBS)
Tarkash band performs at a previous edition of the HT Palate Fest.(HTBS)
Updated on Dec 15, 2018 11:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times Palate Fest 2018: 10 reasons why you should be at Palate Fest

If you think you can miss the HT Palate Fest 2018, which begins today, then think again for there are reasons aplenty that can change your mind, and route you towards #healthybinging.
This fest isn’t just a picnic in the park, but is also a place for networking with like-minded people. This year, the fest has introduced a B2B platform where heads of embassies, wedding planners, restaurateurs and others involved in the food business will come together, for networking, for two hours each on Friday and Saturday.(MANOJ VERMA/HINDUSTAN TIMES)
This fest isn’t just a picnic in the park, but is also a place for networking with like-minded people. This year, the fest has introduced a B2B platform where heads of embassies, wedding planners, restaurateurs and others involved in the food business will come together, for networking, for two hours each on Friday and Saturday.(MANOJ VERMA/HINDUSTAN TIMES)
Updated on Dec 14, 2018 07:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times Palate Fest: Get tuned to healthy bingeing

At the upcoming edition of Hindustan Times Palate Fest at Nehru Park, one can look forward to some healthy bingeing options, and seek advice from the chefs on incorporating healthy recipes in everyday life.
At Hindustan Times Palate Fest, one can enjoy a great combination of food and music. (Amal KS/ HT Photo)
At Hindustan Times Palate Fest, one can enjoy a great combination of food and music. (Amal KS/ HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 12, 2018 02:03 PM IST
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Check out the unconventional ‘recycled’ artworks at this exhibition

Art is in the eye of the beholder. Proving this is an ongoing exhibition, titled Opaque Emblems, where international and Indian artists, such as, Subodh Gupta, took pre-existing objects and images and recycled them.
Artwork of painted bronze mangoes by Subodh Gupta.
Artwork of painted bronze mangoes by Subodh Gupta.
Updated on Dec 09, 2018 12:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times Palate Fest 2018: Food-ology in a fun-filled way is back in Delhi!

The Hindustan Times Palate Fest is back, and will have performances by Daler Mehndi, Jasmine Sandlas and Tulsi Kumar. There will also be masterclasses by chefs Harpal Singh Sokhi, Gautam Chaudhry and Sabyasachi Gorai, among others.
HT Palate Fest is taking place on December 14, 15, 16 in Delhi.
HT Palate Fest is taking place on December 14, 15, 16 in Delhi.
Updated on Dec 10, 2018 11:03 AM IST
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Christmas 2018: Head to a fair to celebrate the onset of Xmas

Come December and the spirit of Christmas, the aroma of plum cakes and ginger bread fills the imagination. The big day is still away, but here’s a lift of Christmas fairs in the Capital that you can enjoy till then.
People take photographs infront of a Christmas tree at a mall in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu / Hindustan Times)
People take photographs infront of a Christmas tree at a mall in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 05, 2018 01:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByHenna Rakheja and Naina Arora

DIAF 2018: Artists from 20 countries to come together at this cultural festival in Delhi

The Delhi International Arts festival is back to re-instill the feeling of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. About 1,000 artists will perform in 92 events to be held at 20 venues across the Capital.
A performance titled Beauty & Melody from China will be part of this event.
A performance titled Beauty & Melody from China will be part of this event.
Updated on Dec 01, 2018 03:18 PM IST
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Shiva’s leelas narrated through Kuchipudi dance recital in Delhi

Kuchipudi dancers Yamini and Bhavana Reddy — daughters of Padma Bhushan awardees Raja Radha and Kaushalya Reddy — performed Shiva Leela, which also depicts Shiva’s slaying of the demon Mukasura.
Yamini and Bhavana Reddy say presenting the choreography wasn’t easy since the original (performed by Raja and Radha Reddy) had two dancers but of different genders, in contrast to the two female dancers now.
Yamini and Bhavana Reddy say presenting the choreography wasn’t easy since the original (performed by Raja and Radha Reddy) had two dancers but of different genders, in contrast to the two female dancers now.
Published on Nov 26, 2018 11:08 AM IST
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This Delhi exhibition puts the spotlight on unique abstract art

A new group exhibition allows a much-needed break from the monotony of everyday lives while celebrating the hues of monochrome.
Titled Breathing Spaces, this group exhibition has two solo shows running parallelly — one has collaborative ceramic works by artists Rahul Kumar and Chetnaa; and the other has paintings by Kaushik Saha.
Titled Breathing Spaces, this group exhibition has two solo shows running parallelly — one has collaborative ceramic works by artists Rahul Kumar and Chetnaa; and the other has paintings by Kaushik Saha.
Updated on Nov 23, 2018 11:20 AM IST
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Ethiopian tribes in pictures: Snapshots from most remote and beautiful parts of Africa

Despite being in little contact with technological advancement, the Omo tribes possess modern weapons and ammunition. Take a peek into their life.
Over 150 images from wildlife biologist and photographer Latika Nath’s collection are exhibited at Omo — Where Time Stood Still, an art exhibition in Delhi.
Over 150 images from wildlife biologist and photographer Latika Nath’s collection are exhibited at Omo — Where Time Stood Still, an art exhibition in Delhi.
Published on Nov 06, 2018 11:39 AM IST
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Facing theatre audience is an immersive experience, says Suneeta Rao

Suneeta Rao, the famous pop and playback singer of the ’80s and ’90s, has returned to theatre with the play Gaa Re Maa, which was staged recently in Delhi
Suneeta Rao’s roots lie in musical theatre.
Suneeta Rao’s roots lie in musical theatre.
Updated on Nov 04, 2018 04:53 PM IST
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Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Take back plants with modaks as Ganpati Bappa’s blessings from pandals

This year, Ganpati puja celebrations around Delhi-NCR are coupled with plantation drives and efforts to raise awareness on planting saplings and nurturing them, to counter the pollution in the Capital.
Residents worship at a Ganesh pandal in Delhi’s Rajinder Nagar.(Photo: Virendra Singh)
Residents worship at a Ganesh pandal in Delhi’s Rajinder Nagar.(Photo: Virendra Singh)
Updated on Sep 12, 2018 10:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Minissha Lamba: Would be great if I get to perform theatre in Miranda House

Actor Minissha Lamba, an alumna of DU’s Miranda House, is set to make her theatre debut in Delhi with the play Mirror Mirror.
Minissha Lamba is making her theatre debut in Delhi.
Minissha Lamba is making her theatre debut in Delhi.
Updated on Sep 04, 2018 07:44 PM IST
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Shweta Tiwari: My daughter was offered my role in Kasauti Zindagi Kay 2

Actor Shweta Tiwari, who essayed the character of Prerna in original version of popular TV show Kasautii Zindagii Kay, says her daughter — who is now a teenager — was approached for the reboot.
Shweta Tiwari’s daughter Palak Tiwari could have been the new Prerna in Kasauti Zindagi Kay.(Instagram)
Shweta Tiwari’s daughter Palak Tiwari could have been the new Prerna in Kasauti Zindagi Kay.(Instagram)
Updated on Aug 31, 2018 09:15 AM IST
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Stationery Fair 2018: Quirk attack on book lovers at Pragati Maidan

At the ongoing Stationery Fair 2018 in Delhi, there are a lot of unusual designs that are turning visitors into shopaholics.
Visitors bargain for a better deal at one of the stalls in hall number 7 of Pragati Maidan.(PHOTO: AMAL KS/HT)
Visitors bargain for a better deal at one of the stalls in hall number 7 of Pragati Maidan.(PHOTO: AMAL KS/HT)
Updated on Aug 28, 2018 07:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Delhi: Take a cue from VIBGYOR to help you travel with ease in Metro, DTC

Hop on the rainbow that’s Delhi’s public transport; and decode the colour scheme of the VIBGYOR to travel at ease.
Sunlight cutting a fountain in Lodi Gardens creates a rainbow. (Right) Metro and buses in Delhi, which are in different colours of the VIBGYOR.(Shutterstock/HT Photo)
Sunlight cutting a fountain in Lodi Gardens creates a rainbow. (Right) Metro and buses in Delhi, which are in different colours of the VIBGYOR.(Shutterstock/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 25, 2018 01:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Delhi Book Fair and Stationery Fair 2018: Bibliophiles rejoice as entry gets free

Watch out for major Indian publishers, innovative stationery, cultural performances by college students and much more at Delhi Book Fair and Stationery Fair 2018.
Visitors browse though books at a previous edition of Delhi Book Fair in the Capital.(PHOTO: M ZHAZO/HT)
Visitors browse though books at a previous edition of Delhi Book Fair in the Capital.(PHOTO: M ZHAZO/HT)
Updated on Aug 25, 2018 11:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Artworks by Bangalore-based artist on vintage papers act as keepers of old memories

One look at the dreamlike animal imagery in works of Bakula Nayak, and you’ll spot old legal documents, bills, etc. depicting lives of their owners.
A painting titled Enjoy The Ride, by Bakula Nayak, is created on a bill of while bread.
A painting titled Enjoy The Ride, by Bakula Nayak, is created on a bill of while bread.
Updated on Aug 22, 2018 12:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Eid-al-Adha: Prayers, donations for Kerala flood-hit precede over elaborate celebrations in Delhi

This Eid al-Adha, many Delhiites have decided to keep their celebrations low-key, so that they can donate as much as possible for those affected in Kerala floods.
Eid al-Adha celebrations will be coupled with prayers and charity for flood-hit Kerala this time in Delhi.(Photo: Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Eid al-Adha celebrations will be coupled with prayers and charity for flood-hit Kerala this time in Delhi.(Photo: Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 22, 2018 12:38 PM IST
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Folk funda: Revive your old connect with native songs at this folk music fest

This event will enliven the oral tradition of narrating stories through folk songs via both formats, traditional and contemporary.
Singer Vidya Shah has curated IHC Lok Sangeet Sammelan this year.(Photo: Manoj Kumar/HT)
Singer Vidya Shah has curated IHC Lok Sangeet Sammelan this year.(Photo: Manoj Kumar/HT)
Published on Aug 17, 2018 07:39 PM IST
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Theatre buffs, its playtime! An ode to the fantastic playwright Gopal Sharman

Akshara Theatre to celebrate its founder Gopal Sharman’s birth anniversary with four of his stories, which will be directed by four contemporary theatre personalities.
A scene from the play Full Circle, which is directed by theatre personality Sunit Tandon.
A scene from the play Full Circle, which is directed by theatre personality Sunit Tandon.
Updated on Aug 17, 2018 07:34 PM IST
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