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Maa, meri maa, pyaari maa...amma

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what's making noise this issue


Nostalgia. Cuisine. Pride. Weddings. Festivals. Couture. Machines. Rendezvous. Bollywood. Art. Culture.

Wearing maa's lehenga at your wedding? >>

Mothers, they appear in our lives in different avatars: many times as mysterious tales of sacrifice, other times as epitomes of selfless love, sometimes as goddesses, a few times as fathers, and a couple of times as adoptive mums. >>

Table for one! Portion size: one. Eating alone: at home or outside. Does cooking &

eating a meal alone make you uncomfortable or do you find it empowering? Here’s how to savour every solo bite.

indian belly

A tribute.

Tea time snacks

tarla dalal

The tea pairs.

Day trek in the Spiti Valley.


trumpet cause: The screaming headlines on gang rapes have got us fuming. We’re angry and we don’t want this anger to die. We pledge that we will keep the anger alive in each and every issue of The Indian Trumpet. If you wish to share your views: write to us HERE. 

the globe & the gully

All tombs raided

Egypt, beyond the pyramids.


The 'boy who became god': Sachin Tendulkar. His fans talk, we listen. Respect.

What is it with No.1 and Hindi cinema? Actors aspire to reach the top spot. Filmmakers affix ‘one’ as a kick starter: think Hero No.1 & Aunty No. 1. Music makers are tempted to create & re-create tracks on first love, and viewers rush to catch the First Day, First Show. >>

70 MM

On a shikara, Kashmir.

the paradise

A k Hangal


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Avatars of the saree.

Chai, a fashion muse.

my cup of tea

Dhoti, remixed! The traditional Indian dhoti silhouette is making heads turn at cocktail evenings and runway soirées: slip into voluminous, breezy & comfortable dhoti jumpsuits, gowns, saris and more.>>

Wearing the bindi in an alien land.

forehead art

An inspiration.

Sanjeev Kapoor

jagdish Raj

fashion fry

The quintessential Bollywood cop.

A villain we love to hate.

Itna sanata kyun hai bhai?

web counter

Animal sightings, luxury in the wilderness, elusive felines and other tales from a jungle in Rajasthan. >>

'I am just a  बावर्ची': Vikas Khanna, Michelin starred Indian chef,restaurateur, filmmaker, humanitarian, host of the TV show Masterchef India and author.

Delhi Food. REdefined

An initiative that connects foodies and lets them share the food secrets with the people around. A multi-cuisine platform that serves the delicious delights on wheels in a pocket fitting price. >>

expressions. Colours. Words.

Emotions & images meet to light up a space with not just colours but also a lot of love, passion, hope, et al. Browse through a range of wall arts. >>

Instill the love for food in your child by giving him/her a chance to make friends with real food. Seek advice. Enroll in for a workshop. And more.>>

NEWs. views. reviews

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web features

 wheels of india:

a simple steed in search of newer grounds


ek chidiya, anek chidiya: 

ek anek aur ekta or one, many, and unity


chai की पहली चुस्की:

amma's cup of tea to chai latte, on a tea trail 


angry toot



Rahat Fateh Ali Khan: On the difference between the Punjab in India & Pakistan, his latest album, the charm of Sufi & more.

Shalmali Kholgade, singer & songwriter,who has given us hit numbers like MainPareshaan, Daaru Desi, Lat Lag Gayi, Balam Pichkari & more.

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On the 14th of July 2013 the telegraph was laid to rest amid a rising tide of nostalgic memories. A tribute.

‘Buland Bharat Ki Buland Tasveer, Hamara Bajaj’. Our tribute to this glorious symbol of the Indian automotive history.

माँ के हाथ के खाने का स्वाद >>

Motherland, matribhoomi, bharat mata...  >>

fashion fry

maa, meri maa, pyaari maa... amma

We call her by different names –Maa or Amma in Hindi, Maa-go in Bengali, Ammijaan in Urdu, Aay i in Marathi, Mai in Bhojpuri, Pabbo in Punjabi, Maujo in Kashmiri, some call her Mummy while some Mom – the names change but her characteristics doesn’t.


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