Mumbai Diary: Tuesday Dossier

The city — sliced, diced and served with a dash of sauce

Bridal salute by Manish Arora
Manish Arora unveiled his latest line — Indian by Manish Arora Festive 2015-16 collection at the Embassy of France in New Delhi over the weekend hosted by HE François Richier, Ambassador of France to India.

Manish Arora with HE Francois Richier, Ambassador of France to India
Manish Arora with HE Francois Richier, Ambassador of France to India

The collection paid tribute to the modern Indian bride who yearns to be a globetrotter. Renouncing everything that is mundane, she picks up her scarves, glittery backpacks, shimmery skull bags and set out on a journey.

Models display his collection
Models display his collection

The collection was created and curated as a meticulous travel plan for her. The evening saw Delhi’s power set in full attendance — Pernia Qureshi, Kalyani Chawla, Bharti Kher and Subodh Gupta, Anupam Poddar, and Dimple Poddar including friends from the fashion fraternity — Sunil Sethi, Rohit Gandhi & Rahul Khanna, and Malini Ramani.

Kalaghoda gets a new number
SoBo’s foodies can look forward to a new opening; this time, in Kalaghoda. Taking Cheval’s place in the Khyber building, 145 will be a new all-day bar and cafe that will open next week.

The interiors of 145 spell opulenceThe interiors of 145 spell opulence

Restaurateur Sudheer Bahl’s son, 22-year-old Ishaan Bahl has debuted with this new space, joining hands with Sunny Sara, Shashi Thadani and Ritik Bhasin. While Bahl senior put Khyber on the food map, it will be interesting to see if the young entrepreneur will follow suit.

145 will whip up global comfort food, with a noon to moon concept. Designed by well-known interior designer duo, Busride Brothers, the venture will boast of a menu that is designed to offer an affordable experience for Mumbai’s discerning foodies.

A touch of celluloid class
If you’re one of those who love to gaze at classic frames of our celluloid stars, drop by the Dr Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum for Silver Magic: Vintage Photographs of the Golden Age of Hindi Cinema, Portraits by JH Thakker.

(Left) Madhuri Dixit; (right) Dilip Kumar. PICS COURTESY/JH Thakker@Vimal Thakker
(Left) Madhuri Dixit; (right) Dilip Kumar. PICS COURTESY/JH Thakker@Vimal Thakker

The ongoing exhibition, curated by Ram Rahman showcases a stunning collection of vintage photograph portraits by the founder of the iconic India Photo Studio, Mumbai, Jethalal H Thakker (1923-2003).

He landed in Mumbai post Partition as a refugee from Karachi in 1947. and set up iconic studio in Dadar next to the Chitra Cinema. The current exhibition will, for the first time, display sets that Thakker created in film studios.

These frames offer fascinating insight into how films were created in studio sets before digital rendering and manipulation was introduced. Displayed through these unique, vintage silver-gelatin prints, this style is unmatched even in the studio portrait tradition of Hollywood or the other film cultures in India — Madras, Hyderabad and Calcutta. The exhibition will continue till January 2016.

mid-day and WSD say, go click
With the year coming to an end, The Welfare of Stray Dogs (WSD) is ready with its Heart Of Giving Calendar 2016 that celebrates the power that comes with the act of sharing. mid-day and WSD now bring you an opportunity to be a part of this project.

Week 6 Winner: This frame was sent by mid-day reader from Thane, Sujata Subraman. It captures two stray dogs in the Shreenagar neighbourhood. A few kids named this mother-son pair; the son is called Motu Chuha (big rat) while the mother is known as Bhukdi (always hungry). “They guard the area and our vehicles. Loved by all, these playful strays look after other puppies in the vicinity,” she says.
Week 6 Winner: This frame was sent by mid-day reader from Thane, Sujata Subraman. It captures two stray dogs in the Shreenagar neighbourhood. A few kids named this mother-son pair; the son is called Motu Chuha (big rat) while the mother is known as Bhukdi (always hungry). “They guard the area and our vehicles. Loved by all, these playful strays look after other puppies in the vicinity,” she says.

Mail us photos of a friendly street dog or cat from your neighbourhood. Tell us the story behind their name, a touching anecdote, or a special trait. Every week, we will print the best photograph selected from entries received until the end of 2015. The photographer of each winning frame will be gifted WSD Calendar 2016.

Email: wsdindia@gmail.com with your photo entries.

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