Romal Laisram

Email ID : romal@newindianexpress.com

Biography:

Romal is an out and proud queer journalist who can best be described as a \'culture vulture.\' When he isn\'t obsessing about art in its myriad forms, he reluctantly writes about fashion, driven by his love for the warp & weft. He also writes about cinema and food; and shamelessly admits to being a \'language looney\' with a penchant for all things quaint.

South Asian singer Bambi Bains releases catchy new Punjabi track, Broken Glass

‘Broken Glass’ follows Bambi’s popular previous hits: ‘Retro Rarri’ and ‘Duniya’

02 Dec 2022

Kaveri Lalchand’s new celebration couture line focuses on a bride who loves to keep it sartorially classy

Label Kaveri’s brand new celebration couture line, Couture by Kaveri, takes a detour from wedding collections, by focusing instead on light, easy-to-wear silhouettes that would complement any bride

02 Dec 2022

Couturier Sunita Shanker’s latest edit celebrates upcycled silhouettes from repurposed temple saris

The collection is a medley of colours, textures, prints and integrated crafts

26 Nov 2022

Trash talking: Preethi Bharadwaj opens up on her upcoming performance, Me and My Trash  

This performance, a call to an introspection of sorts, helps celebrate the vaachika abhinaya element of dance for this danseuse turned theatre artiste

25 Nov 2022

The Short+Sweet South India Theatre Festival comes back to Chennai after a three-year hiatus

Chennai’s most loved theatre festival returns and the finals this weekend promise 11 plays that are sure to wow!

25 Nov 2022

Couturier Rema Kumar returns to Chennai, after a break of three years, with her latest edit, Textile Tales

Look forward to diverse and celebrated surface detail techniques on different fabrics

18 Nov 2022

The latest collection from Abraham & Thakore, their AW ’22 edit, focuses on timelessness and longevity

Its visit to the city also marks the opening of a permanent space for the label at this popular couture destination in Chennai

18 Nov 2022

Three artistes from Bengaluru gear up to perform in the latest edition of this popular weekend multi-artiste gig

Look forward to three acts from Bengaluru — The Untitled One, G. S. T and Ranj & Clifr — and Cartin from Ireland

18 Nov 2022

Designer Rehane unveils a brand new collection with the indigenous jamakkalam carpet at its core!

We talk to the couturier about ethnic design culture and how the tribal obsession with bright colours connects us all, globally

18 Nov 2022

Actor Karan Wahi on his wholesome approach to fitness, wellness and making ‘me time’ a priority

We catch up with the hunky actor to talk all things fitness — physical and mental

11 Nov 2022

The latest capsule edit from couturier Ridhi Mehra — in collaboration with modern Indian wear brand, Indya — promises festive silhouettes

Look forward to maxi tunics, midcalf/ankle tunics, shorts, jumpsuits, lehenga skirts and sari skirts in a joyous festive palette

11 Nov 2022

City-based couturier Stephin Lalan’s latest festive edit, Frills of Fantasy, celebrates the sari in contemporary silhouettes

Look forward to interesting silhouette including lehenga saris, embroidered ruffle saris; and ruched and brocade blouses

11 Nov 2022

The Big Barbeque’s second outlet in Chennai works for meat lovers and vegetarians alike, and they’re open to customisations as well

We tried out the new barbecue destination and left fully stuffed and satiated by the menu options that go way beyond just the grill

11 Nov 2022

The first Madras Art Weekend kicks off today! We catch up with curator Upasana Asrani and artists to unravel the festival

Featuring over 15 artists from Chennai and beyond, the first edition of Madras Art Weekend promises exciting conversations for art experts, enthusiasts and their ilk

11 Nov 2022

This new show, featuring food and heritage historian Rakesh Raghunathan, discovers a brand new Tamil Nadu

Rakesh Raghunathan’s new show, Highway Dreams is an explorative odyssey presenting the new and fascinating, modern day Tamil Nadu

03 Nov 2022

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