• Will Mumbai have its own Times Square?

    Growing up in Mumbai several decades ago, many felt that Bombay’s spiritual home was indeed New York, specifically Manhattan

  • Mumbai Diary page: Monday Musings

    The city — sliced, diced and served with a dash of sauce

  • Palli palli in Korea

    Travelling to countries that have witnessed partition and wars and managed to move on from that trauma is always an introspective experience. One ends up drawing parallels and experience a sameness of sorts

  • UNESCO recognition for Esplanade House

    In a boost to heritage conservation in Mumbai the restoration efforts for Esplanade House in Fort by conservation architect Vikas Dilawari have been recognised in the 2014 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation programme. Excerpts from an interview

  • In pursuit of classical art in Kochi

    Heralded as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, Kochi is known for its architectural marvels. But Sonia Nazareth goes on a trail of the classical arts to gain insight into the port town’s rich cultural heritage and comes away impressed after watching locals perform Kathakali and Kuttiyattam, the oldest surviving tradition of theatre

  • A tribute to the Bhasha litterateur

    I f the demise of UR Ananthamurthy has saddened you inconsolably, given his immeasurable status as a cultural and political icon, head to the Films Division, this Saturday

  • Ban MTV Splitsvilla: Goa Hindu group

    A Goa-based Hindu group has now demanded a ban on the popular reality show MTV Splitsvilla, accusing the showmakers of eroding culture and promotiing "short skirts, strapy dress and bikinis"

  • All roads lead to Jadhavgadh

    Block your weekend for two days of fun, music and love at the second edition of the JadhavGADH Music Festival to be held amid a rugged setting of a fort

  • Spotted: Parvathy Omanakuttan at an event in Jaipur

    Actress Parvathy Omanakuttan was one of the main guests at a cultural function in Jaipur 

  • Sway to the flute

    The Indian Council for Cultural Relations is hosting the International Flute Festival in the city where you can watch two Belgian artistes perform live

  • Team India manager: 'Our culture does not allow girlfriends on tour'

    India's manager for the recent England Test series, Sunil Dev, says he could not object to Anushka Sharma's presence as Virat Kohli had got permission from BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel

  • Modi Ministers working hard, change in work culture: Ram Madhav

    Asserting that India is re-surging under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership, BJP leader Ram Madhav has said the new government consists of young ministers who are working hard, bringing a qualitative change in the work culture

  • Those who pull the cultural strings

    A good number of people who voted for Narendra Modi at the Centre did so in the hope and on the promise of “better days”

  • Young India wants to make a difference: Parmesh Shahani

    Parmesh Shahani, Head of Godrej India Culture Lab, was recently listed as one of the 14 Indians among the 214 Young Global Leaders recognized by the World Economic Forum 2014. On the occasion of International Youth Day (August 12), the guide chatted with Shahani on his vision for the youth. Excerpts from an interview

  • The best art shows in Mumbai

    If you're an art buff, the current bounty of shows will have you spoilt for choice. Soma Das picks the best shows to visit this week

  • Kolkata policewoman's dance with Shah Rukh Khan draws criticism

    Politicians Sunday criticised a woman police officer for dancing in uniform alongside Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan at an event in Kolkata

  • 'Fukrey' actress Vishakha Singh goes ethnic

    'Fukrey' actress Vishakha Singh attended a cultural festival in the city

  • Pop goes Andy Warhol

    On the 86th birth anniversary of American artist Andy Warhol, pioneer of the world's Pop art movement, we celebrate some of his iconic works that changed the way we look at art

  • HC orders Subhash Ghai's Whistling Woods to pay Rs 10.38 cr to govt

    Bombay High Court asks Whistling Woods International, the film school founded by Bollyood director-producer Subhash Ghai, to pay Rs 10.38 crore as lease amount to Maharashtra Film Stage and Cultural Development Corporation (MFSCDC) which runs the Film City

  • Front row access to the best Marathi plays

    The annual Marathi theatre festival at NCPA starts this Friday. While your tickets for Aaydaan should be booked right now, the other six shouldn’t be missed, be it for their strong themes or promising talent