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SUNDAY MID DAY NEWS

  • Ronnie Screwvala reveals the secret of his success

    Ronnie Screwvala reveals the secret of his success

    Ronnie Screwvala, founder of UTV Group, Unilazer Ventures and Swades Foundation, is a man who believes in dreaming big and dreaming with his eyes open

  • Burning bright

    Burning bright

    As two dozen Parsi agiaries fall off the Development Plan’s list of heritage structures, Meher Marfatia picks her favourite fire temples in Mumbai

  • Cleaning up the spirit of Varanasi

    Cleaning up the spirit of Varanasi

    Every evening, as the ghats of Varanasi start to reverberate with sounds of conch shells and holy chants, Temsutula Imsong embarks on a mission armed with a broom and bucket to purge the holy city of its filth

  • When Bombay made rare art

    When Bombay made rare art

    Art historian Susan Hapgood’s new book provides keen insights into the port city’s fantastic experiments and relationship with photography in the 19th century, writes Kareena Gianani

  • 'Wooing a bestselling author is about keeping promises'

    'Wooing a bestselling author is about keeping promises'

    Gautam Padmanabhan tells Kareena Gianani why Indian publishing has never seen better days, and what it takes to lure and nurture Tripathi and Ashwin Sanghi

  • Where the wild things are

    Where the wild things are

    Conservationist Valmik Thapar’s new book, Wildfire, is a fascinating chronicle of rare photographs and old wildlife narratives from across India. Kareena Gianani speaks to the author about Indian environment laws and the lacunae within, and why the Forest Department needs a shot in the arm

  • The many legends of Mumbai that went the Cafe Samovar way

    The many legends of Mumbai that went the Cafe Samovar way

    With Cafe Samovar calling it a day this week, here’s a look at Mumbai’s iconic nightspots which shut down in the past and took a little bit of the city with them

  • 'The Seinfeld issue has become a joke in the international community'

    'The Seinfeld issue has become a joke in the international community'

    Vijay Nair, founder and CEO of Only Much Louder, which organised stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld’s show that ultimately got cancelled in  dramatic fashion, talks to Anu Prabhakar about how he is helping change the country’s licencing laws and why Mumbai is his fourth city of option for events

  • Anupam Mittal plays Cupid with Shaadi.com

    Anupam Mittal plays Cupid with Shaadi.com

    Anupam Mittal became India's number one matchmaker with his matrimonial website. The businessman, who wears many hats today, shares his life's biodata with Phorum Dalal

  • Nina Lekhi, on pushing boundaries with Baggit

    Nina Lekhi, on pushing boundaries with Baggit

    Nina Lekhi speaks to Deepali Dhingra about her growing up years, dividing time between the mountains and the city, and her love for anything adventurous

  • Mumbai to Goa, on a kayak

    Mumbai to Goa, on a kayak

    Kaustubh Khade finished a solo expedition from Mumbai to Goa in a kayak in 17 days, setting a record in the process

  • Singing  the Bombay electric

    Singing the Bombay electric

    As the debate rages over whether white light or yellow is best,  Meher Marfatia explores how illumination first came to the city

  • Slum kids map out their future

    Slum kids map out their future

    Children from Mumbai’s slums have found a new voice — maps. A campaign, which will kick-start in the city next month, teaches them to map out their community issues and submit their charter of demands to corporators, city planners and minister Venkaiah Naidu

  • Designer Narendra Kumar on taking the path less travelled

    Designer Narendra Kumar on taking the path less travelled

    Narendra Kumar talks to Ananya Ghosh about heralding the revolution in menswear in India and why he believes in following his heart

  • All the stage's a world

    All the stage's a world

    Crow is India’s first company to bring immersive theatre to the country. Founders Nayantara Kotian and Prashant Prakash tell Kareena Gianani about their first, sci-fi play and how immersive theatre is a leap into the future of the performing arts

  • Riding the great Indian wave

    Riding the great Indian wave

    Rob Lynes, director, British Council India, tells Kareena Gianani about his impressions of an emerging India, life during the Cold War and the Gulf War and more in a candid chat

  • There is no fun in playing it safe: Keerthi Sagathia

    There is no fun in playing it safe: Keerthi Sagathia

    Says singer Keerthi Sagathia who loves to experiment with his music and has recently launched his new single

  • The Indian audience is a clap-happy lot: Trilok Gurtu

    The Indian audience is a clap-happy lot: Trilok Gurtu

    Trilok Gurtu, who will perform at The Lost Party at Lavasa this Saturday, talks about growing up surrounded by music, his latest album and why he seldom performs in India

  • Today, in search of Pakistan

    Today, in search of Pakistan

    A new book looks at contemporary art in Pakistan, which reflects the country’s turbulent, provocative relationship with its political and social fabric, writes Kareena Gianani

  • Giving flight to his dreams

    Giving flight to his dreams

    Mittu Chandilya, tells Anu Prabhakar why he loves it when people underestimate him, how he believes in breaking norms and what makes him a committed family man