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Italy enters 3-day Covid-19 lockdown to deter Easter travel and get-togethers(Photo by Damiano Baschiera on Unsplash)

Italy enters 3-day Covid-19 lockdown to deter Easter travel and get-togethers

AP |
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2021 10:45 AM IST
  • Italy limits travel between regions and visits to relatives over the Easter weekend through Monday, to limit the chances of Covid-19 infection spread and closed nonessential shops while restaurants and bars were only open for take-out.
Lal Bhatia has worn many hats, and is a man to reckon with.
Lal Bhatia has worn many hats, and is a man to reckon with.

Lal Bhatia: Dreaming big against all odds

PUBLISHED ON DEC 08, 2020 12:23 PM IST
Lal Bhatia, an out-of-the-box thinker, is a banker-turned-author-turned-producer of boutique wines, olives, and olive oil.
An assailant shouting “Allahu Akbar” (God is Greatest) beheaded a woman and killed two other people in a church in Nice on Thursday, in France’s second deadly knife attack in two weeks with a suspected Islamist motive(Reuters)
An assailant shouting “Allahu Akbar” (God is Greatest) beheaded a woman and killed two other people in a church in Nice on Thursday, in France’s second deadly knife attack in two weeks with a suspected Islamist motive(Reuters)

Six in custody over Nice church attack in France

Grasse | By Reuters | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON NOV 01, 2020 05:32 PM IST
The latest arrests in the case involved two men from the town of Grasse,near the southern French coast close to Nice,BFM TV reported
Milan Fashion Week: Top trends of Spring-Summer 2021 collection(Twitter/asanjanarahi)
Milan Fashion Week: Top trends of Spring-Summer 2021 collection(Twitter/asanjanarahi)

Milan Fashion Week: Top trends of Spring-Summer 2021 collection by Dolce&Gabbana, Pucci, Armani and others

Milan | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 10:35 AM IST
Milan Fashion Week: Check out these top trends of Spring-Summer 2021 collection by Valentino, Dolce&Gabbana, Pucci, Max Mara, Versace, Fendi, Marni and Armani
Those living abroad are putting up Insta posts of their vacations to destinations including Florence, Italy(Illustration: Aparna Ram)
Those living abroad are putting up Insta posts of their vacations to destinations including Florence, Italy(Illustration: Aparna Ram)

Spectator by Seema Goswami: Break time

Hindustan Times | By Seema Goswami
PUBLISHED ON AUG 23, 2020 06:48 AM IST
Taking a vacation amidst the Coronavirus pandemic? Here’s where you can go…
Under the lockdown, Italians only have been able to leave home for essential jobs or vital tasks such as grocery shopping.(Unsplash)
Under the lockdown, Italians only have been able to leave home for essential jobs or vital tasks such as grocery shopping.(Unsplash)

Easing of lockdown begs the question: Who’s family in Italy?

Milan | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 11:02 AM IST
When Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte said the government would relax some parts of a nationwide lockdown, residents entering an eighth week of home confinement to inhibit the coronavirus dove for their dictionaries.
In this Sept. 22, 2006, file photo, Marcello Giordani performs as Lt. B. F. Pinkerton in the final dress rehearsal of Giacomo Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” or “Madame Butterfly” at the Metropolitan Opera, in New York.(AP)
In this Sept. 22, 2006, file photo, Marcello Giordani performs as Lt. B. F. Pinkerton in the final dress rehearsal of Giacomo Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” or “Madame Butterfly” at the Metropolitan Opera, in New York.(AP)

Marcello Giordani, tenor of beauty and heft, dies at 56

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2019 12:05 PM IST
Tenor Marcello Giordani, renowned for a voice of beauty and heft that made him a star at the world’s top opera houses, died Saturday. He was 56.
The Charging Bull or Wall Street Bull is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/Files(REUTERS)
The Charging Bull or Wall Street Bull is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/Files(REUTERS)

New York’s Charging Bull’s creator will oversee repairs after vandal’s attack

NEW YORK | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 04:20 PM IST
Artist Arturo Di Modica will travel from his studio in Sicily at the end of the month to supervise repairs to the 3,200-kilogram bull, which stands in Manhattan’s financial district.
The lava came from two eruptive fissures on the northeastern and south-southeastern sides of the New Southeast Crater.(Reuters)
The lava came from two eruptive fissures on the northeastern and south-southeastern sides of the New Southeast Crater.(Reuters)

Italy’s Mount Etna, Europe’s highest volcano, sparks into life

Rome | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 10:32 AM IST
The National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology (INGV) said there was “lively spattering” as fire and hot ash spewed high into the sky in an eruption which began Thursday and had slowed slightly by Saturday but still posed a risk to climbers.
Parmigiana di melanzane are slices of fried aubergine layered with thick tomato paste, basil and baked with Parmesan on top
Parmigiana di melanzane are slices of fried aubergine layered with thick tomato paste, basil and baked with Parmesan on top

Gourmet secrets: Bring on the brinjal - Sicilian style!

Hindustan Times | By Karen Anand
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2019 11:54 PM IST
The aubergine or baingan has had poor press but lends itself to a host of Indian, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dishes and makes for a terrific fried snack!
Jason Momoa plays the long-haired, beer-swilling Arthur Curry aka Aquaman.
Jason Momoa plays the long-haired, beer-swilling Arthur Curry aka Aquaman.

All washed up: Review of Aquaman by Rashid Irani

Hindustan Times | By Rashid Irani
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2018 05:50 PM IST
Motion sickness ahoy! Expect subpar storytelling, non-stop action and constantly swirling camera work.
Cruise down the water in one of these quirky boats docked at Ponte Ubmertino in Syracuse, Ortygia(Pranay Baidya)
Cruise down the water in one of these quirky boats docked at Ponte Ubmertino in Syracuse, Ortygia(Pranay Baidya)

Ever thought of travelling to Sicily? It is a cornucopia of delights

Hindustan Times | By Pranay Baidya
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2018 11:58 PM IST
As Goethe said: If you haven’t been to Sicily, you haven’t been to Italy at all
Venice is the most special place in the world, according to Vir Sanghvi.(Shutterstock)
Venice is the most special place in the world, according to Vir Sanghvi.(Shutterstock)

The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: The 19 travel destinations that should be on your bucket list

Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2018 09:25 AM IST
In this week’s column, Vir Sanghvi writes about his travel bucket list - places he’s been to and those he’s yet to explore.
Vineyards in La Geria Lanzarote, Canary Islands.(Shutterstock)
Vineyards in La Geria Lanzarote, Canary Islands.(Shutterstock)

Say cheers: Rare volcanic wines are gaining popularity around the globe

Elin McCoy/Bloomberg | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2018 08:52 AM IST
Wines from the several types of volcanic soils — lava, pumice, ash, basalt, and more — can vary widely, but most share complex aromas, mouth-watering high acidity, and salty, savoury, earthy flavours.
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