• In the Jungle...

    In the Jungle...

    "The campaign captures the new energy, vibrancy and dynamism of India," said Amitabh Kant, Secretary of Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Government of India, currently on a visit to America and communicator extraordinaire whose Incredible India and God’s Own Country campaigns have been successful

  • The Sunanda effect

    The Sunanda effect

    The impact of the Sunanda Pushkar tragedy can being felt far and wide, as this incident that occurred in Dubai over demonstrates

  • Here comes the sun

    Here comes the sun

    And just as the sun appears, dispelling clouds after a storm, so too there is good news for the family of the late Congress leader Murli Deora, who passed away in November

  • The art of the matter

    The art of the matter

    Along with many others, we are looking forward to Mumbai Gallery Weekend, which kicks off today

  • On a winning spree

    On a winning spree

    "Quasar won the Calcutta Derby on Sunday Jan 11, 2015...a real champion in the making," and with that, gaming tycoon Jaydev Mody who seems to be on a winning spree (his team led by Khushroo Dhunjibhoy under the banner 'Race For Change' won the contentious Royal Western India Turf Club elections recently, trouncing the incumbent Vivek Jain) announced his latest win

  • In the interest of fairness

    In the interest of fairness

    Not that we are in any way an authority on who killed poor Sunanda Tharoor or if anyone was even present in that hotel room, but according to a friend of hers, the injury marks on her body were most likely caused by someone trying to protect themselves from her blows

  • Celebrating Hrithik

    Celebrating Hrithik

    From all accounts, Hrithik Roshan's 41st birthday was brought in with great style and panache at the private upper deck of Exo on the 38th floor of Palladium, with 70 or so close friends of his, mostly from the industry

  • Remembering Rajni-bhai

    Remembering Rajni-bhai

    Tomorrow marks the centennial anniversary of one of the city’s tallest citizens, the late great barrister Rajni Patel, who had been a dear friend of our family’s and of ours

  • Best friends forever

    Best friends forever

    It's a friendship that has stood the test of time, and yet no one can quite figure out the deep bonds of affection and regard that exist between cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and wife Anjali, with restaurateur Sanjay Narang

  • Bangkok Diary

    Bangkok Diary

    We are in Bangkok on a short getaway. It is a city we have been visiting since the mid-eighties, when the baht was half the value of the rupee

  • A cricket star in the making?

    A cricket star in the making?

    There is a special place in Heaven reserved for parents who support their children’s dreams and give them the freedom to choose their own careers.

  • Swachh Bharat

    Swachh Bharat

    Sung to the tune of ‘Jingle Bells’) Dashing through the sludge

  • In memory of Yash Chopra

    In memory of Yash Chopra

    Word comes in that the recipient of this year's Yash Chopra National Memorial Award will be none other than Amitabh Bachchan megastar, thespian and the man who owes the revival of his career to the late great producer

  • Kaa to Alia's Mowgli

    Kaa to Alia's Mowgli

    'Yes Kangana was always meant to be on it. She was really looking forward to it too but she's shooting in Delhi until the end of January and wasn't able to get even half a day off to come to Mumbai.

  • The extraordinary in the ordinary

    The extraordinary in the ordinary

    "Our shoots, very much like our brand, are about individuality and sticking your neck out in this increasingly homogenous world. Both Monica and Poorna are symbolic of that," says Bungalow 8's statuesque creative head and owner, the lissome Maithili Ahluwalia

  • The last Christmas

    The last Christmas

    If there was one place we’d have liked to be this Christmas, it would be in Delhi, with Bim Bissell and her family, bringing in the crisp winter morning, clasped in a Punjabi hug of a Delhi we once knew and had loved

  • Saturday Saturday

    Saturday Saturday

    It's going to be a big ticket Saturday this weekend. With two events, scheduled to take place at two different ends of the city simultaneously, both vying to outdo each other in terms of the glamour quotient

  • 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