Mumbai Diary: Tuesday Dossier

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

Funny business
Comedienne Radhika Vaz says it like it is, and still manages to tickle the funnybone.

Comedienne Radhika Vaz
Comedienne Radhika Vaz

She is out with a memoir, (Unladylike), where she talks about everything under the sun, from puberty and curves to pre-marital sex and being married.

We are hooked to this one, especially since few like Ms. Vaz can make gender issues fun.

On the happiness crawl
With at least one eatery dotting every street of Bandra, a dessert crawl is the stuff of chocolate-lover’s dreams. And, a festive crawl means a double whammy.

Guests enjoy hot chocolate and marshmallows. Pic/Satej Shinde
Guests enjoy hot chocolate and marshmallows. Pic/Satej Shinde

Not surprising then that the Bandra Christmas Dessert Crawl held on Sunday was sold out. From banoffee pies to salted caramel cupcakes and even Chocolate Cranberry Espresso, the guests indulged in seven desserts at many eateries, back to back.

Sipping on hot chocolate and sinking their teeth into marshmallows, they also chilled out at a weekend community festival at the last stop of the crawl.

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 7 Winner: This frame was sent by mid-day reader Ronette Rodricks. This is a picture of Rickuu, who sits below her office in Khar. “He does not miss a chance to put his paw on me, as seen in this photograph. Malai and ice-cream are his favourite foods. I love is the green collar on his neck,” shares Rodricks.
Week 7 Winner: This frame was sent by mid-day reader Ronette Rodricks. This is a picture of Rickuu, who sits below her office in Khar. “He does not miss a chance to put his paw on me, as seen in this photograph. Malai and ice-cream are his favourite foods. I love is the green collar on his neck,” shares Rodricks.

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 a WSD Calendar 2016.

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

Marathi books go online
Here is some good news for lovers of Marathi literature. Last week, Amazon announced the launch of their bookstore dedicated to Marathi books, offering a wide selection of over 5,500 titles.

Readers can look forward to classics like PL Deshpande’s book Batatychi Chal
Readers can look forward to classics like PL Deshpande’s book Batatychi Chal

These books range from classics to children’s fare and cookbooks from leading publishers and acclaimed authors like PL Deshpande, VS Khandekar, VP Kale. Marathi translations of English bestsellers are also available.

Noor Patel of Amazon India, said, “We are confident that this easy accessibility will encourage not only the avid book readers but also the occasional and new readers to read Marathi books.”

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