mid-day special: Top 10 popular reads from May 23 - May 29

As part 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

Raveena Tandon and Vivek Oberoi

Vivek Oberoi, face of tobacco-free drive for cops, was booked for smoking
Brand ambassador of the 'Tobacco-Free Mumbai Police' campaign launched to discourage tobacco consumption among policemen was booked for smoking a hookah in 2012. (Read more)

Shekhar Nayak

India's blind WC-winning captain Shekar Nayak earns only Rs 13,000 a month
India's blind cricket team captain Shekar Nayak is confident of doing well on their tour of England. (Read more)

Pomfret from Fresh Catch, Mahim

Decoding the 'As Per Catch' pricing of seafood at Mumbai's restaurants
For a while now, ‘As Per Catch’ is emerging as a commonly spotted term in the pricing section of Mumbai’s coastal restaurant menus. Is it the shortage of fresh catch or some other reason that is making restaurateurs refrain from rating some of their famous seafood dishes? (Read more)

Tikuji-Ni-Wadi water slide accident victim

Man slides on water ride at Thane amusement park, lands in hospital
41-year-old Vikas Gangawane was on a slide at Tikuji-Ni-Wadi, when a youngster crashed into him, leading him to sustain severe abdominal injuries and rendering him critical. (Read more)

Kyra Dutt, Pryanca Talukdar, Sneha Arun and Manasvi Mamgai

These new Bollywood divas are daring enough to go all the way
We turn the spotlight on a bunch of new girls in Bollywood, who come with no pretension and no inhibitions when enacting intimate scenes or wearing skimpy outfits. (Read more)

MS Dhoni, Lasith Malinga

IPL 8: Dhoni criticises inadequately-watered Eden wicket
Chennai Super Kings skipper may earned pitch curator Prabir Mukherjee's wrath by suggesting the wicket for Sunday's IPL 8 final against Mumbai Indians hadn't been watered adequately. (Read more)

Fort Kochi

Travel special: Explore Fort Kochi's diverse treasures
In May 1498, Vasco da Gama and his fleet landed in Kozhikode, Kerala. Centuries later, his influence, impact and lore have left its imprint in the southwestern tip of India. (Read more)

Sachin Tendulkar, Anjali Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh, Geeta Basra, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Jonty Rhodes and wife

Photos: Ambani's bash to celebrate Mumbai Indians' IPL triumph
A host of cricket stars and Bollywood celebrities attend a star-studded party thrown by Mumbai Indians' owner Nita Ambani to celebrate the team winning the IPL 8 title. (View photos)

Leopard rescued from well in tricky 4-hour operation

Leopard rescued from well in tricky 4-hour operation
Officials from the Forest Department and an NGO prevented a man-animal conflict situation from arising by safely rescuing a leopard that had fallen into a well in a village near Pune on Monday. (Read more)

Cannes Film Festival 2015, best and worst dressed celebs

The best and worst dressed celebs at Cannes Film Festival 2015
Cannes Film Festival is as famous for movies as fashion with scrutiny on who wore what. With the fest wrapping up on Sunday, we list some awe-inspiring as well as disastrous red carpet moments. (Read more)

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