• Nobel prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

    Nobel prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

    Colombian Nobel prize-winning writer, who wrote 'One Hundred Years of Solitude,' died Thursday at his home in Mexico at the age of 87

  • Listening to the inner voice: mid-day's election ambassador Girish Gogia

    Listening to the inner voice: mid-day's election ambassador Girish Gogia

    Girish Gogia became 90 per cent paralysed after a diving accident in Goa. Today, this Mumbai resident is a wheelchair user, but has never missed an opportunity to vote, being carried by a team of people to the poll booth.

  • I admire Zubin Mehta: Raphael Alexandre Lustchevsky

    I admire Zubin Mehta: Raphael Alexandre Lustchevsky

    Polish artist Raphael Alexandre Lustchevsky, who has been wooing music lovers across the globe for two decades, returns to India, this time to enthrall Punekaris with his piano recitals ranging from Beethoven to Piazzolla. In a chat with Swapnal Tilekar, the performer talks about his musical journey and his love for live performances. Excerpts from the interview

  • The poetry of <strong>life</strong>

    The poetry of life

    Q. Tell us something about your book, Ashes off the Embers?
    A. It is a collection of my poems written over a period of 20 years.

  • ''Mumbai is my maddening muse''

    ''Mumbai is my maddening muse''

    This Sunday, attend a session with acclaimed poet, translator and novelist Sampurna Chattarji on Mumbai, a place she describes as — “A shape-shifting island of lights”

  • Three questions with stand-up comic Radhika Vaz

    Three questions with stand-up comic Radhika Vaz

    A lot of fun. More Mumbai madness. This city has no boundaries, like me

  • Homer Simpson goes 'Aiyo'!

    Homer Simpson goes 'Aiyo'!

    Kolkata-based designer Sasank Gopinathan’s hilarious redrawing of the all-American family, The Simpsons, as Tamil Iyers is a rage online. He talks about what made the series click

  • 22-storey Lower Parel residential complex hopes to rewrite Mumbai's skyline

    22-storey Lower Parel residential complex hopes to rewrite Mumbai's skyline

    Architect Sanjay Puri talks about his award-winning design, a 22-storey building for the city that won the best Architectural Review Future Project at MIPIM in Cannes, and why we need functionality in our designs

  • On the Silk Route trail

    On the Silk Route trail

    Three questions with Vijay Crishna, travel enthusiast and theatre personality

  • Pharrell Williams is one happy guy

    Pharrell Williams is one happy guy

    With several awards coming his way for his collaboration with French Electronic music duo Daft Punk for their hit album, Random Access Memories, and his solo hit 'Happy', topping the charts in several countries, musician Pharrell Williams echoes the sentiment of his famous song. He speaks to Dhara Vora about not winning the Oscar, his latest solo album GIRL, and his love for the buffalo hat

  • There's a story in your shawl

    There's a story in your shawl

    Three questions with Curator cum scholar Frank Ames

  • Cuddles for cancer

    Cuddles for cancer

    Attend a performance by The Sufi Gospel Project, the brainchild of Indian Classical vocalist Sonam Kalra that will raise funds for The Cuddles Foundation that works in the area of Paediatric Oncology

  • Mahesh Bhatt's 'Daddy' readies for the stage

    Mahesh Bhatt's 'Daddy' readies for the stage

    After the theatrical adaptation of Arth, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt decided to take a leaf from it, and is now looking to finalise the cast for a theatre adaptation of his 1989 film, Daddy

  • Say it with flowers

    Say it with flowers

    Floral Expressions by Ruchi offers customised floral gifts for all occasions

  • Theatre actors reveal their dream stage

    Theatre actors reveal their dream stage

    As we celebrate World Theatre Day, Dhara Vora quizzed four Indian theatre personalities to select their dream venue to perform a play

  • Khar's Hop n Bop will be a hit for all age groups

    Khar's Hop n Bop will be a hit for all age groups

    I peer through the glass window with five kids in tow as we remove our shoes

  • Dharavi's sarees of hope

    Dharavi's sarees of hope

    As the Shakti Mills rape cases grab headlines, Provoke/Protect, an exhibition reflects this ordeal by creating embroidered slogans on sarees

  • They don't make writers like him anymore: Nandita Puri

    They don't make writers like him anymore: Nandita Puri

    Author Nandita Puri recalls priceless moments, the advice and the keen eye of Khushwant Singh that she will cherish forever

  • Are CEOs, lawyers psychopaths?

    Are CEOs, lawyers psychopaths?

    In his new book writer Kevin Dutton argues that apart from businessmen and legal eagles, media personnel and doctors are most likely to be cold-hearted and manipulative

  • On the trail of the 'brainfly'

    On the trail of the 'brainfly'

    In artist Nandita Kumar’s latest exhibition, Let tHe bRAinFly, the central character is a fly aka brainfly, which mutates, morphs and evolves to adapt to the environment