Brewing death: Hooch's torrid affair with Mumbai

Brewing death: Hooch's torrid affair with Mumbai

Mangroves, creeks and a large daily-wage population tips Mumbai’s scales against the illegal liquor mafia. In the wake of the Malvani hooch tragedy we trace how this nexus has been operating in the city

Movie Reviews

  • 'Papanasam' - Movie Review

    'Papanasam' - Movie Review

    A darn good film, as we know, has the power to stay in your psyche, manipulate your emotions and refuse to leave you for a long time. Papanasam is one such film. Highly gripping screenplay, deft direction, and an ace performance by the lead actor Kamal Haasan makes it a film not to be missed

  • 'Guddu Rangeela' - Movie Review

    'Guddu Rangeela' - Movie Review

    Inspired by real life tragic love story of Manoj and Babli who were killed in the name of honour, 'Guddu Rangeela' had the potential of becoming a powerful, deeply disturbing film which shows the mirror to the barbaric ways that a particular panchayat functions in. Alas, it is not

  • 'Second Hand Husband' - Movie Review

    'Second Hand Husband' - Movie Review

    Second Hand Husband is definitely not a classic, but it manages to make you laugh out loud at some points, largely entertains and keeps you engrossed. That is a bit of an achievement for a film that comes with zero expectations

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Life & Style

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Malavika’s Mumbai

  • Hot gig with Coldplay

    Hot gig with Coldplay

    "He's a really cool guy, funny as hell, and with a big heart." It was rockstar activist and one half of the film industry's most successful music makers, Vishal Dadlani, telling us about his serendipitous gig with (gulp) Coldplay's Chris Martin at Delhi's Summer House, on an ordinary Wednesday night which has been since described as 'surreal,' 'ape shit,' 'holy shit' and 'para para paradise' by ecstatic fans of both men

  • Get well soon

  • Collateral Damage

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Dear Diana

'My parents are stopping me from marrying a divorcee...'

'My parents are stopping me from marrying a divorcee...'

I am 28 and have fallen for a divorcee. I met him through common friends. I have been with him for over a year. He is 39, but looks younger...

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Today’s Horoscope



You will be involved in some creative tasks today, and your efforts will be applauded. Just ensure maintaining this pace, even when the initial exhilaration starts to fade.Read More



You may be inclined to being overly protective today, and may, thus, prefer to remain close to your dear ones. Don't forget to allow them space, though.Read More



Spiritual activities may take up your time and attention today, and you may visit some religious places with your near and dear ones. Read More



Today, you shall focus on completing all the pending work on the domestic front. But, your mind may be pre-occupied with issues on the career front.Read More



Professionals as well as businesspersons will have to handle several opponents today. Deal with them tactfully.Read More



Some striking changes may occur in your life today. Consequently, you will develop a very optimistic view towards life. Read More



You should now go on a short vacation to refresh yourself, as you have been working arduously recently. Avoid being very emotional, else you might feel offended.Read More



Some untoward incidents might adversely affect your temperament and also reduce your self-esteem. Trust your abilities as things will soon change for the better.Read More



You will be in a extravagant mood today, and thus, expend a large amount of money for your close ones. Try to save for the rainy days.Read More



You shall devote a lot of time for your beloved today, and also form an emotionally intimate bond. But beware of jealous people.Read More



Today you will be determined to finish off all the pending work in your workplace. Then with a fresh mind, re-examine your career plans. Read More



You shall be in a benevolent and appeasing mood today. Hence, you will freely bestow your love and material gifts on your close ones.Read More