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  • Is the PM going pink?

    Is NaMo really going left? Apparently the talk these days in Mumbai's biz circles, is how Prime Minister Narendra Modi has begun displaying signs of a newfound socialistic ethic

  • The 'Me and Ranveer' series

    This appears to be the start of a long running, 'Selfie with Ranveer Singh series.' Alert readers might recall a recent picture we'd carried on this page, featuring the putative mustachioed star, with the Indophile academic Rachel Dwyer, shot on the day before his screen test

  • Happy coupling

    Word comes in that Isheta Salgaocar, the bright and pretty daughter of Raj and Dipti Salgaocar, has got engaged to her longtime boyfriend Neeshal Modi

  • Celebrating Jagjit Singh's legacy

    “Please remember to call it a celebration not a tribute.” It was renowned singer Chitra Singh bringing us up to speed on the forthcoming two-day Festival organised by the Shri Jagjit Singh Foundation - which she has set up in the memory of the renowned singer - and Perfect Harmony Production on the occasion of her late husband’s birth anniversary

  • Mamata, Jaitley and GST

    It’s being spoken about as the wedding of the year and to be sure, the recently concluded nuptials in Kolkata of Sanjiv and Preeti Goenka’s son Shashwat, with Shivika Jhunjhnuwala, not only featured a roster of high profile names in attendance, but even boasted of some big ticket political moves, which might have far reaching implications on the national political narrative

  • Fitness last?

    "It's less than 100 sq ft on a 4 km stretch," said actor, entrepreneur Dino Morea about the removal of his fitness station on Marine Drive, which saw his friend Aaditya Thackeray tweeting an impassioned open letter to various authorities in its support

  • Shooting with Coldplay

    "I think all this furore about "cultural appropriation" and the video showing a stereotypical depiction of India is ridiculous. What kind of India do you expect to see in a video like this? Our educational institutions and privatised airports?" said Roopak Saluja, founder and CEO, The 120 Media Collective whose team shot the Coldplay-Beyonce video that's got everyone talking

  • Lunching with Hollande

    It was certainly the lunch to be at in Delhi and its exquisite after taste, is still lingering for those who attended it

  • Football first

    We already know that Bollywood stars when not shooting or attending promotional events are addicted to video gaming and in particular the PlayStation game FIFA (blame SRK who we hear even plays FIFA on set between shots) but lately the boys have been taking real football seriously too!

  • Again, in Spain

    Word comes in that Ranbir Kapoor is allegedly off to Spain for a bachelor party preceding the wedding of a close friend. The last time the actor's presence in the sunny country had made news was when pictures of him with Katrina Kaif on a beach had gone viral

  • Akshay's Airlift

    There's no doubt that the world has seriously underrated Akshay Kumar and now, he's having the last laugh

  • How Olive made Bandra sexy

    "Olive's opening in Bandra fired up the imagination of us snobbish SoBoites and suddenly turned the map of Bombay inside out," said AD Singh the pioneering restaurateur, whose popular suburban restobar, which brings the soul of Mykonos to Mumbai, is celebrating its 15th anniversary with the mother of all parties over the weekend

  • Bedi and the 'M' word

    As someone who has actually held Kabir Bedi’s first wedding announcement in our hands way back in the sixties, when he’d married his live in partner Protima Bedi, our alarm bells should have gone off when we received his cleverly disguised fourth

  • The ultimate power statement

    By the time we got to designer Vikram Phadnis' 25th anniversary celebrations on the lawns of the Marriott hotel in Sahar, Amitabh Bachchan had already walked the ramp, and Adhvan, the sumptuous fashion tableau consisting of celebration, festivity, music and creativity presented by the talented designer, had received its last round of thunderous applause from an audience consisting of wall to wall stars

  • If it's Monday, it must be St Moritz

    The latest trend of travelling plutocrats is ski trips en famille to European ski resorts like St Moritz, Chamonix and Courchevel

  • Mega bromance

    It may have brought the house down, and created much angst for those in the neighbourhood due its sound levels, but one thing's for sure, Hrithik Roshan's recent high-octane birthday bash at the Four Season's, sure didn't lack in mega star bonhomie

  • A candle for David

    Here's a story about David Bowie, which is only tangentially about David Bowie. Around the mid-eighties, we found ourselves lunching in London at a trendy restaurant with our friend, Willie Landels, editor of Harpers and Queen, London’s go-to social chronicle and its Features Editor, Nicholas Coleridge

  • Jaitley's joke

    His wit and love for a good story is legendary, and has made him a great favourite of hacks across Delhi, and this weekend Fin Min Arun Jaitley demonstrated to a select audience of business leaders at a media awards show just why

  • All in the family

    They make a handsome twosome, the rockstar former minister for IT, Milind Deora, and the international IT visionary with rockstar looks, Nikesh Arora

  • Mohalla nights on Pali Hill

    On Wednesday night a serving of some of the city's most exacting foodies were dining on Shorba-e-Paaye and Gosht-e-Du, including Sohail and Arbaaz Khan along with most of their family, Chef Vicky Ratnani and Taj Lands end GM - Parveen Chander Kumar