• Mumbai landmarks that were part of the underground gay scene in the 1980s

    The Boatman, a book by former aid worker John Burbidge, is set in India during the early 1980s, unearthing facets and talking about Mumbai landmarks which were part of a thriving but subterranean gay scene 

  • It is difficult to be a 'Sania Mirza' in this country: Sania Mirza

    She might be one of the most sought-after sportspersons in India but tennis ace Sania Mirza says "it's difficult to be a Sania Mirza in this country" due to the prevailing "gender inequality"

  • Parmesh Shahani on the lessons of life

    The maverick, who managed to turn Vikhroli into a cultural hub within just three years, tells Rinky Kumar why he derives great joy from connecting dots...

  • Fiji can be hub for Indian ties with Pacific Islands: Narendra Modi

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Wednesday that Fiji could serve as a hub for stronger Indian engagement with the Pacific Islands and acknowledged that Indo-Fiji relations have "at times been adrift; and that our cooperation should be much stronger than it is"

  • India, Australia agree on early closure of civil n-agreement

    India and Australia Tuesday agreed on seeking an early closure on the civil nuclear agreement and also to speed up negotiations on a bilateral trade agreement as Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott

  • India, Australia ink five agreements

    India and Australia Tuesday signed five agreements, including on exchange of sentenced prisoners and on tourism, as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott held bilateral talks here

  • Pune girl's drawing on Assam featured as Google Doodle on Children's Day

    Pune's Vaidehi Reddy won the sixth edition of the "Doodle4Google" contest. The winning doodle went live on the Google India homepage on Children's Day, Nov 14, a statement

  • Pune girl's drawing on Assam featured as Google Doodle on Children's Day

    Vaidehi Reddy’s drawing for the Doodle4Google contest on this year’s theme, ‘A place in India I wish to visit’, will go live on the Google India home page today; it was chosen from over a million entries

  • Voice above the din

    New Employment Skills for India is a new initiative, supported by Superact, Don Bosco Tech and the Bandstand Cultural Society that empowers women through music

  • Bun maska revolution in London

    Themed on the Irani cafe, London chain Dishoom will open its third outpost in King’s Cross. Apart from hailing this cultural and culinary icon, the space salutes the people and the mood that shaped 19th and 20th century Bombay and India

  • UP govt will cooperate in cleaning rivers: Akhilesh Yadav

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today said that the state government would fully cooperate with Centre in cleaning of rivers

  • Exploring business in culture tourism in Pune

    Virasat Pune Club is encouraging entrepreneurs from the city and beyond to explore setting up businesses dealing with culture tourism; mid-day takes a look at how it can be done

  • Pune: PMC plans to build a new library, above the 'old' one!

    Desperate to spend funds to ensure they don't lapse if unutilised, Standing Committee has approved a Rs 73-lakh tender to build the new library; while the one inaugurated in August 2014 is still waiting for books before it can formally begin

  • Bring the traffic bullies into line

    A Khar media professional’s insistence on following traffic rules and refusal to kowtow to VIP culture led to him being hit on the back with a lathi and threatened with a gun recently

  • Playing on cultural fears

    “I was stopped by a policeman the other day for wearing an earring and a hair band,” a young man told a group of people in Mumbai last weekend.

  • PM greets people of Karnataka on 'Kannada Rajyotsava'

     Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday greeted people of Karnataka on their state formation day - Kannada Rajyotsava

  • 14-kosi Parikrama begins in Ayodhya

    The 14-kosi Parikrama started here today with lakhs of pilgrims undertaking a round of the periphery of the holy city to worship Lord Rama, even as tight security arrangements were made for the occasion

  • Deepika attends workshop with Big B for 'Piku'

    Director Shoojit Sircar has been conducting workshops with Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone along with the rest of the cast for his film, 'Piku'

  • Japanese tunes meet Kathak beats

    Maneesha Sathe and Yasuhito Takimoto have devised a unique Indo-Japanese act titled Divine Confluence, which will feature Kathak steps on the beats of Japanese music

  • Sound check on Asian divinity

    Mumbaikars will get a chance to experience a multimedia show, Musical Landscapes and the Goddess of Music that explores spiritual, scientific and artistic realms of music via goddesses from Asia, and musical instruments