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  • Cyber crimes and other things

    Cyber crimes and other things

    Described as a dark and edgy cyber thriller, author publisher Amrita Chowdhury's 'Breach' (Hachette) which along with cyber crime expert Vijay Mukhi we had the pleasure of launching on Friday evening at the Crossword Book store appears to be exactly what the publishing industry requires: an intelligent racy informed read, set in Mumbai written by some one who seems to have mastered her subject and craft

  • Abhishek's Cape Caper

    Abhishek's Cape Caper

    "The crowd just went wild when they saw him," said our friend, director Farah Khan, newly returned from the Marrakech film festival, where she, along with her 'Happy New Year' team had been honoured, and where she’d rubbed shoulders with Jeremy Irons (who she says asked if he could be in her next movie!)

  • Remembering the Father

    Remembering the Father

    It doesn't get bigger (or taller) than this. Tomorrow will witness the unveiling of a massive 120x150 foot mural of Dadasaheb Phalke the father of Indian cinema painted by Mumbai-based artist Ranjit Dahiya (of the Bollywood Art Project) on the MTNL building at Bandra Reclamation

  • The music of peace

    The music of peace

    "This is the first time that we will be performing at the Nobel Prize ceremony and the Nobel Peace Prize concert," said Sarod maestro, Amjad Ali Khan, when we contacted him in Oslo, where, along with his sons Amaan and Ayaan, he has gone for the prestigious assignment

  • Out, black spot

    Out, black spot

    If news that the famously incarcerated Sahara group head honcho, Subrata Roy, (in jail since March for failing to appear in court in connection with the Rs 24,000 crore unreturned investor deposits) will be out on bail soon, turns out to be correct, then besides his family and friends, a certain Mumbai-based numerologist called Sanjay B ('Success is a Blend of Good-Fortune & Hard-Work!') Jumaani will be a happy man

  • The cat lady of Cumballa Hill

    The cat lady of Cumballa Hill

    The posh locality, known for its elite residents and their Lamborghinis, has one other precious gem hidden it its bylanes. Malavika Sangghvi meets a middle-aged woman who travels from Ambernath and feeds the locality’s stray cats, every day

  • Sister Love

    Sister Love

    There are many aspirants for the coveted title of lifestyle goddess, but Verve's striking December cover, featuring Zarine and Sanjay Khan's three lovely daughters Farah Khan Ali, Simone Arora and Sussanne Roshan kind of proves what we've always suspected: when it comes to true-blue glamour, and luxury lifestyle, few families come close to the Khans

  • Party hearties in Mumbai

    Party hearties in Mumbai

    Mumbai's in the grips of a wedding season. And whereas the Daswani wedding was celebrated in style over the weekend at different venues (Amadeus, Taj and Tote) the grand Kaji-Kochhar alliance, (which had been first announced on these pages) is a 10-day extravaganza

  • The Forca in Goa

    The Forca in Goa

    "The photo was taken at the Nehru Stadium in Fatorda, Goa," says Raj Salgaocar, co-owner of FC Goa, who appears to have galvanised the entire family — his wife Dipti, son Vikram and daughter Isheta to sport its colours

  • Three Wise Men

    Three Wise Men

    We follow his annual visits to Mumbai, the city of his passion, with interest, as his unbounded enthusiasm for all things Mumbai never fails to unearth gems of nostalgia

  • Delhi's unmatched glamour

    Delhi's unmatched glamour

    It was an evening of unmatched glamour and aesthetic allure, when 400 leading individuals from the world of luxury, fashion, media business and society gathered to celebrate Italian jewellery and luxury goods brand Bulgari’s store opening in New Delhi last week

  • Humanity, an unceasing river

    Humanity, an unceasing river

    Malavika Sangghvi pens a tribute to city political icon Murli Deora

  • The maestro with a thousand crystals

    The maestro with a thousand crystals

    Even as Indian artists prepare to commemorate Sachin Tendulkar at the NGMA later this year, that other diminutive and equally talented maestro, Oscar winner A R Rahman, got his own art tribute recently at the unveiling of Mumbai-based artist Sharmistha Ray's 'Maestro'

  • Sarson ka saga

    Sarson ka saga

    It was a virtual pride of women who assembled on Wednesday morning for the US Consulate Mumbai and the Asia Society India Centre's power breakfast in honour of visiting North Carolina Governor, Nikki Haley

  • The art of the master blaster

    The art of the master blaster

    Sachin Tendulkar fans have one more thing to look forward to: the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) is planning a show in tribute to the master blaster in which ten leading artists have collaborated with him to create art works commending his legacy

  • The Greenway Project

    The Greenway Project

    Yesterday, we carried an item on actor-producer John Abraham's pride in his father Abraham John and brother Alan and the work undertaken by their architectural firm Abraham John Architects

  • Three good men

    Three good men

    "Dad and Alan are very strong individuals with a strong sense of self. In a world full of 'interior decorators', it's heartening to find architects who structurally redesign spaces and use them effectively keeping nature and clean lines in mind," said actor, producer John Abraham about his father and brother...

  • Wall-to-wall Celebs

    Wall-to-wall Celebs

    As expected, the fifth HELLO! HALL OF FAME AWARDS held on Sunday night at The Taj's Crystal Room was a wall-to-wall celebrity affair

  • From the mouths of moms

    From the mouths of moms

    The things you learn if you only listen carefully! Struck by the cool picture of former Cong MP and rocker Milind Deora looking tanned and very transcontinental with the celebrated and glam Arianna Huffington nee Stassinopoulou (whose widely read and influential news site The Huffington Post was acquired by AOL for $315 million in 2011), we called his mum for details

  • Tina Brown comes to town

    Tina Brown comes to town

    What do you get when you put together Tina Brown, Nita Ambani, Barkha Dutt, Shabana Azmi, and Anand Mahindra?