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Rо̄mal Lāisram

OLD FOOD NEW AVATAR
The millet craze has officially taken over South India. And while I do agree that it’s largely an urban phenomenon, one cannot ever deny that our rural gourmands have never really stopped using these delicious millets in their daily lives. The millet varieties change over...
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MOVERS & SHAKERS CHENNAI IS DEFINITELY CHANGING
1. What ensues being a good influencer in a city like Chennai? It’s a small set of people. Everyone knows everyone here. Which is great. I am not an influencer. But yes if you want to send a message across to this set of people...
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MOVERS & SHAKERS SHE’S HERE, NOW, AND RACING INTO THE FUTURE
1. What ensues being a good influencer in a city like Bangalore? Being a good influencer is solely driven by the following — discipline, dedication and being true to oneself. Whether you like or dislike someone or something, you have to be very well informed...
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MOVERS & SHAKERS THE CITY’S QUEEN OF HEARTS
1. What ensues being a good influencer in a city like Chennai? For me Chennai is home, my comfort zone. At most places I visit in town, I am made to feel very welcome. By being known, doors open and people are always courteous and...
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MOVERS & SHAKERS THE MANY SIDES OF ME
1. What ensues being a good influencer in a city like Chennai? I think being a good influencer in any city starts with others referring to you as one instead of it being a tag on social media or how you refer to as yourself....
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HIS MAGIC IS REAL
He’s deviously charming and very good-looking too. There’s also something very familiar about his face. Magician Andrew Lee might have been an actor in another life, but in this one he’s chosen to be an illusionist. We caught up with him on the eve of...
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LET PEOPLE CHOOSE WHO THEY WANT TO BE
What strikes you first when you see Lavanya is her genuine and super-warm smile. There’s no faking it with this Dehraduni girl. As we begin our conversation, seated at Novotel Hyderabad Airport, I am left in absolute awe of this bubbly, vivacious and absolutely bindaas...
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GOOD WORK ALWAYS SPEAKS FOR ITSELF
Romal Laisram caught up with Rohini Divakar at her residence in Chennai for a long conversation about her inspiring story — one that we were really keen to discover. Here are excerpts from that conversation… What prompted you to join the IRS? I was always...
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WHERE THE RAJ COMES BACK TO LIFE!
She stood looking out into the horizon. The sun was just setting. A cool breeze perfumed by coffee blossoms swept past her. Her garden had never looked better. The chill in the air reminded her of their homeland across the seas. Her husband would be...
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DISCOVER WHAT IS SPECIAL IN YOU, SHOWCASE IT AND YOU WILL FIND SUCCESS
It’s impossible to not be charmed by his good looks. As we settled down to chat about his films and more, Harish Kalyan has caught the attention of every single passer-by at Citadines, Old Mahabalipuram Road in Chennai — our venue for this interview. Not...
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