MALAVIKA SANGGHVI NEWS

  • Shaina spotting

    Shaina spotting

    'It's a bird, it's a plane, wait it's Shaina NC!' This could well have been the anthem that greeted the impassioned BJP leader, as various bystanders reported sightings of her from all over Mumbai yesterday, urging Mumbaikars to exercise their franchise

  • A grand inauguration

    A grand inauguration

    A few days ago we had mentioned how the Ambani-run Reliance Foundation was leaving no stone unturned to make the Harkisandas Hospital in Girgaon, said to be one of Nita Ambani's dream projects, a world-class institution and one of the foremost in the city

  • Another Mody rises?

    Another Mody rises?

    With his win of the Pune Derby on Sunday for the second time running when his horse Quasar rode off with the coveted cup, and following on the hooves of the success of his filly Nozipho in Kenya earlier this year, silver-maned gaming tycoon Jaydev Mody is on a winning streak

  • Radio Gaga

    Radio Gaga

    Like most people, we too have become ardent listeners of Radio One’s offering of western pop, blues and rock

  • The beautiful game

    The beautiful game

    As is well known, this Sunday will see Kolkata hosting the opening match of the much-anticipated Indian Soccer League, when Mumbai FC will take on Atletico De Kolkata

  • Please vote!

    Please vote!

    We heard a note of genuine excitement in BJP treasurer and spokesperson, Shaina NC’s voice

  • Now you see it, now you don't

    Now you see it, now you don't

    The wonders of airbrushing are modern technology’s great gift to editors of glossy magazines

  • Around the world in 80 plates

    Around the world in 80 plates

    Great chefs never rest. Soon after he stirred the Indian F&B pot in Mumbai and Delhi with his famous molecular gastronomy dinners last month, Kolkata-born and Bangkok- based Gaggan Anand, rated as one of the world's greatest chefs (his restaurant Gaggan in Bangkok was listed third amongst Asia’s fifty best restaurants this year) was off on another adventure

  • Two women. Two destinies.

    Two women. Two destinies.

    We wonder, if amidst the hullabaloo of Sarita Devi's refusal to accept her Bronze medal at Incheon, Korea, and the consequent furore it's created, anybody would have realised that by some bizarre coincidence this North East boxer, two years younger than Mary Kom, was born on the exact same day as the icon?

  • There's something about Mary

    There's something about Mary

    When we had been asked by the organisers of the ‘Times Lit Fest’ to moderate a discussion with Mary Kom for a live audience at the Mehboob studio, we had agreed with alacrity

  • Designing for Mr Bhagat

    Designing for Mr Bhagat

    "Autobiographies excite me and I own some very special ones," says Masaba Gupta, when we asked her about her reading habits

  • The unbearable lightness of being Kangna

    The unbearable lightness of being Kangna

    "It's so sad. People in my position really don’t have avenues to meet interesting like-minded people," said Kangna Ranaut, when we met her yesterday

  • Ranbir turns 32

    Ranbir turns 32

    Word comes in that Bollywood's rockstar Ranbir Kapoor, who turned 32 yesterday, chose to bring in his birthday on Saturday night with a party at a suite at the Taj Mahal Hotel, Colaba

  • You heard it here first

    You heard it here first

    If our sources are to be believed, hunky, retrosexual, deep sea-diving filmmaker Homi Adajania (!) has signed Deepika Padukone and Varun Dhawan to play the protagonists of his next project, a Bollywood adaptation of the world-famous book, 'The Fault In Our Stars'

  • Dolphins, lions, actors

    Dolphins, lions, actors

    We caught up with the lovely Lisa Haydon, who featured prominently in the just-released poster of Akshay Kumar's upcoming film 'The Shaukeen'

  • Watering hole for aristocrats

    Watering hole for aristocrats

    To land in Milan during Fashion week and truffle season is a double whammy

  • Two men, two birth-daze

    Two men, two birth-daze

    Readers will recall our sporadic and profoundly frivolous interest in pulp astrology, predicated on nothing more than the fact that often people who seem quite similar share birthdays

  • The Old Order Changeth

    The Old Order Changeth

    Good to know that the figures contemplated by hunky, deep-sea diving director, Homi Adajania, are to do with the box-office this time

  • Artsy icons

    Artsy icons

    "Paris is a yearly ritual; I go there for Maison & Objet, which is a trade fair dedicated to professionals working in lifestyle, decoration and design," says the petite and talented Anavila Sindhu Misra, whose linen saris have taken the world of artsy women by storm

  • A consummate storyteller

    A consummate storyteller

    We have always known that there’s much more to Simi than what’s been seen on the silver screen or even on the idiot box