mid-day special: Top 10 popular reads from April 12-17

In the first of our weekend special series, here's a roundup of the most popular and trending articles, photo galleries and videos from the week that was

Ayush Sharma

MIT woos Kanpur boy with Rs 1.4 crore scholarship
Ayush Sharma is one of the three Indians to have secured admission at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology this year and the only one to have bagged a 90 per cent scholarship of Rs 1.4 crore. The Kanpur resident, who is in Mumbai for his visa application, believes in taking every risk there is, and will pursue Science at the undergraduate level in the US (Read more)

Supriya with her husband, actor Ajinkya Shinde

'Cops used my husband as honey trap to extort money from gay men'
Supriya, wife of Marathi actor Ajinkya Shinde, has complained to the GRP commissioner that 8 of his men had been using her husband to lure gay men and extract money from them; when things went south, they made him the scapegoat and got him arrested. (Read more)

Indian restaurant Zaiqa in Doha, Qatar serves free food to the poor

Sunshine story: Indian restaurant in Doha lets poor eat for free
Two brothers, originally from Delhi, started 24/7 restaurant, Zaiqa, at the ‘Industrial Area’, 16 kms from Doha, and offer ‘authentic Indian cuisine’ to daily-wage labourers, even if they can’t afford to pay for it. (Read more)

Video: Singer Mika Singh booked for slapping doctor at concert in Delhi

Video: Singer Mika Singh booked for slapping doctor at concert in Delhi
Renowned singer Mika Singh was booked on Sunday for allegedly slapping a doctor at a live concert in south west Delhi. Cops have registered a case of causing hurt and wrongful restraint against him. (Click here to view the video story)

Funny reactions on Twitter to Rahul Gandhi's return

Funny reactions on Twitter to Rahul Gandhi's return
After an unexplained leave of nearly two months, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi returned from his sabbatical on Thursday. Twitter was abuzz with humourous reactions following the development. (Read more)

Mumbai heritage: Inside Jamsetji Tata's home, the Esplanade House

Mumbai heritage: Inside Jamsetji Tata's home, the Esplanade House
After ten years of restoration, visionary Jamsetji Tata’s one-time residence, Esplanade House, stands like a splendid reminder of its legacy. Marvel at frames from an exclusive photo walk with its conservation architect Vikas Dilawari. (View pictures)

Vijay Mallya's prized jet sold, torn down to recover dues

Vijay Mallya's prized jet sold, torn down to recover dues
Years after his pet project, Kingfisher Airlines, had to be grounded, it seems to be continuing to give liquor baron Vijay Mallya sleepless nights. Earlier this year, Mumbai International Airport Private Limited (MIAL) auctioned one of Mallya’s prized possessions, an 11-seater jet, which is now being taken apart for scrap. (Read more)

Salman Khan creates chaos outside Himesh Reshammiya's studio

Salman Khan creates chaos outside Himesh Reshammiya's studio
There was a traffic jam outside Himesh Reshammiya's recording studio in Andheri, Mumbai on Wednesday night when Bollywood star Salman Khan came visiting. (Read More)

Narayan Rane

Bandra East bypoll: Narayan Rane stares at political black hole
A decade after he left the Shiv Sena, Congress candidate and ex CM Narayan Rane suffered a humiliating defeat in the Assembly bypoll in Bandra East, a Sena stronghold. His future looks bleak at this point. (Read more)

Cute Clicks: When celebs were snapped with their children

Cute Clicks: When celebs were snapped with their children
Stars, irrespective of the profession they are in, are used to hogging the limelight all the time. However, in company of their kids, they are just like any other doting parent. (View pictures)

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