• No more star gazing?

    No more star gazing?

    One thing that can be said about the IPL is its consistency

  • 400 years of Shakespeare

    400 years of Shakespeare

    As reported earlier, next week will see the legendary English actor Sir Ian McKellen, in Mumbai as part of programme put together by the British Council and others to celebrate Shakespeare’s 400 years after his death

  • Saga of a dress

    Saga of a dress

    Even before Kate Middleton wore the Anita Dongre breezy, mid-calf, Mughal detail printed tunic to play cricket with Sachin Tendulkar on the first day of her Mumbai visit, the designer had been a nationwide phenomenon

  • She wore what?

    She wore what?

    For some odd reason the Cannes film festival has become a fashion event. Who wore what and offended our sensibilities no end captures more newsprint than the films shown

  • Some cheer in hard times

    Some cheer in hard times

    We were happy to see son of in the news Vijay Mallya — Sid Mallya — taking to Instagram last night to post this picture of himself with his paternal grandmother, the elegant Lalitha Mallya

  • Take that Bollywood

    Take that Bollywood

    Exactly a year ago, we had the privilege of being on the jury of the 6th Kashish Film Festival, South Asia’s biggest queer film festival, and the first Indian LGBT festival to be held with approval by the I&B Ministry, GOI

  • Real life Piku?

    Real life Piku?

    How a person behaves when they think no one's watching, is said to be the best way to judge a person's character. After all, we can all put on public faces of empathy, nobility, compassion and humanity

  • Zen and the art of making hit films

    Zen and the art of making hit films

    Word comes in, that the makers of the runaway Tiger Shroff-Shraddha Kapoor starrer Baaghi, which made a whopping Rs 10.47 crore as pure profit within the first week of the film’s release, will be celebrating the film’s success with a party this week

  • Desi Enrique?

    Desi Enrique?

    Our jasoos in Vienna, whose been all partied out at the ongoing Jindal-Jasani wedding reports that of the major industrialists in attendance were LN Mittal, Sunil Mittal, Praful Patel (yes, he’s counted as one in this case, as he belongs to the same YPO Forum as Sajjan Jindal) and Harsh Mariwala

  • Good news for art lovers

    Good news for art lovers

    The opening of the Rakhi Sarkar curated ‘Experiments’ on Saturday evening at the Special Project Space, in the Bhau Daji Laud Museum which saw the renowned art maven from Kolkata making a rousing speech in support of the arts, gave rise to much hope in the community

  • Of dreams and fairy dust

    Of dreams and fairy dust

    'An evening for only dreamers and doers who are ready to create magic,' read the invitation, to what was a no-holds-barred paean to the Rio Carnival-meets-fairyland at Delhi's Sainik Farm, where the Capital’s movers and shakers gathered to celebrate the birthday of designer Ritu Beri this week

  • Parsiana at its best

    Parsiana at its best

    "When I proposed this idea to Meher (Marfatia) so many years ago, she coincidentally had the same idea along with her friend, psychiatrist Dr Parveen Dadachanji. So it was a book that was meant to be," said filmmaker and photojournalist Sooni Taraporevala, about Parsi Bol 2...

  • No Twitter, only Kishore

    No Twitter, only Kishore

    If TV anchor Rajdeep Sardesai appears far more relaxed these days, it's because he's finally gone ahead and disabled his Twitter account

  • Now, an SRK-led Film City?

    Now, an SRK-led Film City?

    Is SRK looking at using his immense clout and unassailable perch, to collaborate with the government of Maharashtra on a new film city in Mumbai?

  • Effortless Chic

    Effortless Chic

    It's arguable if Shweta Bachchan Nanda, Amitabh Bachchan's long limbed and lissom daughter has looked any better than now. After all, her sultry radiance has long been a thing of beauty and a joy forever. But what is undeniable is that she has never dressed better

  • A Knight to remember

    A Knight to remember

    This week saw some of the world's handsomest men converge at Kolkata Knight Riders co-owners Juhi and Jay Mehta's Malabar Hill residence for a dinner party. And assembled eminent hunks included KKR co-owner Shah Rukh and players Robin Uthappa, Andre Russell, Yusuf Pathan and Waseem Akram

  • Celebrating Bismarck

    Celebrating Bismarck

    Can there ever be enough tributes paid to Mumbai's music tutors, those dedicated men and women who over the decades have toiled unstintingly to teach the city's callow youth how to become more musical?

  • Vijayakar and Vijay-separated at birth?

    Vijayakar and Vijay-separated at birth?

    "Vijay Mallya is interesting to mimic because he is a larger than life character." It was our pal Kunal Vijaykar holding forth about his latest assault: an uncanny likeness of the beleaguered beer baron on his TV show that aired last night.

  • Happy Birthday Sachin Tendulkar

    Happy Birthday Sachin Tendulkar

    Sachin Tendulkar turned 43 yesterday and while the news of his celebrations suggest that India's cricket legend who retired from all forms of the sport in 2013, spent his birthday at the MIG club in Mumbai

  • Mannat's new neighbour?

    Mannat's new neighbour?

    While watching Fan the other day we were struck by two of its overarching tropes: how the film was a paean to the SRK phenomena and how it served as a brochure for fine living at Mannat, the star’s mansion at Bandra's Bandstand