MALAVIKA SANGGHVI NEWS

  • Husain's lucky Ganeshas

    Husain's lucky Ganeshas

    Following the outrage over the removal of the Husain-painted Lord Ganesha canvas from the Marriott Hotel's 'Manifestations XI' exhibition, we were struck by the irony of the situation

  • Look who's cooking!

    Look who's cooking!

    Spotted at the Gaggan Pop Up dinner at the Four Seasons on Monday night were new parents Imran Khan and wife Avantika, who are personal friends of the superstar chef, who appears to have taken Delhi by storm given the numerous laudatory posts on Twitter and Facebook from those who attended the dinners

  • Tough girls do cry

    Tough girls do cry

    For all her tough girl machismo, word comes in from Delhi that on Wednesday, when Mary Kom watched the depiction of her life on the big screen for the nth time, so moved was she that she is reported to have broken down and blubbered like a baby in Priyanka Chopra’s arms!

  • Motorcycle diaries

    Motorcycle diaries

    His father, the late Shammi Kapoor, the swashbuckling Junglee star, who was known in his time for his daredevilry, must be flashing a big thumbs up from the skies as his son Aditya Raj Kapoor (Mickey to his friends) has just embarked on his own version of Motorcycle Diaries

  • Dyed-in-the-wool secularism

    Dyed-in-the-wool secularism

    We were impressed by our friend, the statuesque jewellery designer Farah Khan Ali’s recent feisty post about the urgent need for a secular outlook in India.

  • Abhishek's winning streak

    Abhishek's winning streak

    Sunday night saw the finale of the Pro Kabaddi league held at the NSCI in Mumbai, in which Abhishek Bachchan's 'Jaipur Pink Panthers' beat Ronnie Screwvala's 'U Mumba'

  • Tall stories

    Tall stories

    Given the importance real estate plays in the life of Mumbai, it’s no surprise that its citizens derive the greatest pleasure in talking about it incessantly

  • Turning Back Crime

    Turning Back Crime

    His matching leather-jacket sneakered dash to the airport with his son ought to have alerted us to the fact that something important was up and when we chanced upon pictures of SRK in London with the newly rehabilitated and jubilant Lalit Modi, we ought to have guessed what was going to come; after all it was only a few weeks ago that we had written of Modi’s blandishment of Interpol’s trendy ‘Turn Back Crime’ wristband

  • Gabbana to Shabana

    Gabbana to Shabana

    "I wasn't in the dining table scene because I refused to laugh at my daughter," says Soni Razdan about 'Genius of the Year', the Youtube clip, featuring her daughter, actress Alia Bhatt that’s gone viral

  • An evening of mega glamour

    An evening of mega glamour

    Not that we are regulars at the Lakme Fashion Week, but even from our vantage point we can see that nothing has become the week-long fashion extravaganza like its new location-the Palladium Hotel

  • Giving back in style

    Giving back in style

    "We raised Rs 11 lakh yesterday with the support of Karan Johar, Pinky Reddy, Poonam Bhagat Shroff, Sanjay Arora, Sidharth Malhotra and Abu," said Sandeep Khosla, about the event he hosted along with Abu Jani at 'Ashray', the home for children affected with AIDS, which featured Bolly stars Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra in Bandra on Saturday

  • Now, another charity challenge

    Now, another charity challenge

    It’s obviously the season for innovative charity bets and challenges. Following on the heels of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, word comes in that cricketer Yuvraj Singh and photographer/ celeb manager Atul Kasbekar have ended up with an intriguing charity wager on Twitter

  • Master Class with Kangana

    Master Class with Kangana

    "We thought of Kangana as the first guest because she's a compelling actor with an incredibly diverse body of work," says film critic, Anupama Chopra, about the Film Companion Master class, which she will be conducting later this evening at a suburban multiplex in Mumbai

  • A box office blockbuster

    A box office blockbuster

    Can there be anything more glamorous, thrilling and glitzy than the promotion of a star-studded, big- budget Bollywood film? And even by those standards, the SRK Red Chillies- produced, Farah Khan-directed, Happy New Year defies expectation

  • Literary muses and models

    Literary muses and models

    "I did a 'literary figure'-inspired shoot today with Pallavi Datta's 'Style Diaries' blog," says Lisa Ray

  • Finding Homi

    Finding Homi

    “I love this new crop of youngsters in the industry!” quipped our friend, the hunky, deep-sea diving, retrosexual director, Homi Adajania, about this picture with his arms around his two Finding Fanny stars, Pankaj Kapur and Naseeruddin Shah (who happen to be brothers-in-law in real life)

  • Art at Sea

    Art at Sea

    "We are all looking for something of extraordinary importance, whose nature we have forgotten; through my work, I am just putting light and sparkles on the memoir of those who have lost their memory. Because life is really too short to be insignificant," says our friend, the Goa-based artist Yahel Chirinian...

  • Now, highbrow Kabaddi!

    Now, highbrow Kabaddi!

    "I thought of the story because Kabaddi was shown on British television in the 1990s," says the swashbuckling James Crabtree, Mumbai Correspondent, Financial Times, who has been featured on these pages earlier, inspecting terrorist memorabilia in Jaffna on one occasion and acting in a Bollywood movie on another

  • In gratitude we ramble

    In gratitude we ramble

    Gratitude makes a man ramble. And none can grudge the beleaguered and flamboyant founder architect of the IPL Lalit Modi his moment of glory

  • Star charisma Salman-style

    Star charisma Salman-style

    The weekend saw another instance of Salman Khan’s star power when his sister Arpita celebrated her birthday at the family home in Panvel, along with a choice group of close friends