• Taslima Nasrin celebrates 20 years of Lajja

    Taslima Nasrin celebrates 20 years of Lajja

    It's been two decades since Taslima Nasrin, the Bangladesh-born, writer-activist, voiced the truth through her novel, Lajja. The year 1994 foretold many futures for the 52-year-old, of acclaim, exile and repeated bans of majority of her works. Mired between religion, politics and the quest for a home, Nasrin shares with Kanika Sharma what the 20th anniversary of Lajja means to her

  • Painting Mumbai's art scene

    Painting Mumbai's art scene

    The exhibition Kekoo, Kali and Jehangir: Framing a Collection, pays tribute to the friendship that existed between artists, collectors and gallerists in the late 1960s and 70s, resulting in some legendary art collections

  • Swedish House Mafia's Ingrosso and Axwell headed to Mumbai

    Swedish House Mafia's Ingrosso and Axwell headed to Mumbai

    Two years after breaking up, DJs Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso, two-third of the Electronic Dance Music trio, Swedish House Mafia, are back together as a new team, called Axwell /\ Ingrosso. They speak with Dhara Vora ahead of their concert in the city, next week

  • What's the DIFF?

    What's the DIFF?

    Screenings of three films culled from the Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF), hopes to enhance understanding and evoke curiousity about the place

  • Vignettes from the history of Indian advertisements

    Vignettes from the history of Indian advertisements

    Arun Chaudhuri, an advertising professional, has been in the industry since the 1970s and has worked with organisations such as Clarion McCann Advertising Services, OBM, RK Swamy and now owns BRAND, a marketing research and creative services company.

  • Save your best dance

    Save your best dance

    The sixth Latin and Ballroom dance championship will be held this Saturday and will feature 300 participants ranging from a five year old to a 67-year-old

  • Mumbai's beloved film festival says action

    Mumbai's beloved film festival says action

    The 16th edition of the Mumbai Film Festival will soon be rolling the red carpet. While it has had a rough patch in the recent past, this year’s preview promises quality cinema and lots more

  • What a classic

    What a classic

    Dance festival, Parikramma, is a celebration of the aesthetic as well as the cerebral

  • Mumbai for kids: Children's entry into the real world

    Mumbai for kids: Children's entry into the real world

    The fact that a public holiday is all you need to line up by the hundreds to get into a mall is unbelievable to a un-mall person like me

  • A home full of rarities

    A home full of rarities

    From marble jaali panels to Pichwai artworks and custom-made doors inspired by the gates of forts and havelis, several home decor brands are working with traditional artisans to offer customised Indian heritage products for the home and office

  • An EP for India

    An EP for India

    Local Electro-Pop band, Laxmi Bomb is all set to launch their second EP, Mah'Bharat, today in Mumbai

  • Keep it real

    Keep it real

    Chef Giuseppe Liocein's will conduct an Italian food workshop that will stress on true Italian taste

  • Donning a dancer's garb

    Donning a dancer's garb

    The sixth edition of the Nakshatra dance festival, which kickstarts this Friday, focusses on behind-the-scenes aspects of dance such as various kinds of Kathakali costumes as well as myriad techniques of Mohiniattam

  • Celebrating regional acts

    Celebrating regional acts

    An array of regional plays that span seven languages is going to be showcased as part of the 18th Nehru Centre Theatre Festival. With theatre doyens like Ram Gopal Bajaj and Arjun Deo Charan staging their productions, the city theatregoer is in for a dramatic treat

  • Shop for Eri Silk in Mumbai

    Shop for Eri Silk in Mumbai

    Apparel always forms an integral part of celebrations of festivals

  • Two Kolkata comedians are in Pune to tickle the funny bone

    Two Kolkata comedians are in Pune to tickle the funny bone

    Two talented comedians from Kolkata are in the city, to lift you when you are down, or add even more zing to a fun evening

  • On the write path

    On the write path

    The Screenplay Writing Course at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) is 10 years old this year. The landmark date sees a major change as the course, which was a year-long, is now of a two-year duration. A growing list of aspirants attests to its success

  • 'People with disability are more gifted than others'

    'People with disability are more gifted than others'

    Author Sudha Menon's new book, Gifted, shows how people with disabilities are often more mature than others. Menon shares her experience of writing the book, in a candid chat with the guide

  • Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma pens his musical journey

    Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma pens his musical journey

    Legendary santoor exponent Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, believes in the purity of music while discussing his newly released book, Shiv Kumar Sharma: The Man & His Music

  • A touch of ethnicity

    A touch of ethnicity

    Bandhani dupattas, tribal wall paintings, Dokra necklaces or Bhagalpur Tussar silk sarees, the website Ethnicshack.com is a one-stop shop for handcrafted products for kids and women