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  • Bikers to the rescue

    Bikers to the rescue

    Snehalaya, a school for special kids in Mira Road which was on the verge of shutdown, now sees a ray of hope thanks to a group of bikers.

  • I've swum with whales and stingrays: Bhakti Sharma

    I've swum with whales and stingrays: Bhakti Sharma

    World open water swimming champ Bhakti Sharma isn’t afraid to cosy up to predators of the deep. On Mother’s Day, she reveals why she’s her mother’s daughter when it comes to her success

  • The conspiracy of silence has been broken: Vibha Bakshi

    The conspiracy of silence has been broken: Vibha Bakshi

    As Vibha Bakshi receives the 62nd National Film Award for Best Film on Social Issues today for her documentary, Daughters of Mother India, Anju Maskeri catches up with the filmmaker who hopes to make the viewers think about how India can be made a safer place

  • Enter the Beatles Cathedral Gallery

    Enter the Beatles Cathedral Gallery

    At Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s abandoned, dilapidated ashram in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, Phorum Dalal stumbles upon The Beatles Cathedral, an art project by artist Pan Trinity Das and  a team of travellers

  • Where there is a  will there is a way

    Where there is a will there is a way

    And these specially-abled youngsters from the city, who are training in various self-defence techniques, prove this once again

  • Meditate  on dance

    Meditate on dance

    Dancer-choreographer Sumeet Nagdev and his troupe will perform Celebrate Meditate, a contemporary production, at Ravindra Natya Mandir today. Phorum Dalal and photographer Atul Kamble attend their rehearsals to capture what’s in store

  • A taste of the North East

    A taste of the North East

    Three Shillong residents have founded The North East Store, an online portal which ships common and rare delicacies from the cuisines of the North-Eastern states across the country, writes Kareena Gianani

  • Creativity is like sugar: Raghavendra Rathore

    Creativity is like sugar: Raghavendra Rathore

    Raghavendra Rathore, who has put the quintessential Indian bandgala and Jodhpur breeches on the global map, talks to Ananya Ghosh about copyrighting patterns, working with Oscar de la Renta and his affair with Jodhpur

  • 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

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