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  • 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

  • Recipes for life's feast

    Readers of this column will know that our childhood was spent in Juhu and that our family shared a close friendship with our neighbours, the famous Khans of Juhu

  • Get well soon

    "He is actually my Tauji, my father's 92-year-old eldest brother," said Barkha Dutt, when we called her yesterday to enquire about the health of the person she calls her 'favourite person in the world', who is currently battling for his life in an ICU in Delhi

  • Collateral Damage

    The uncoiling of Lalitgate, like some hydra-headed serpent appears to swallow politicians businessmen, cricketers and stars as it grows to mythic proportions before our eyes

  • His beautiful sister

    We caught actor Randeep Hooda on his way to the Race Course for a ride on Sunday. "I'm going to pick up the reins after a long hiatus," said the passionate horseman whose rugged physicality and Jat good looks set him apart from his contemporaries

  • Smoking hot

    According to someone who met Lalit Modi recently at a wedding in Europe, besides being in top spirits the buoyant bon vivant, who appears to be bowling one spinner after another, was extra chuffed about the cigarettes he was smoking

  • From Dubai with love

    From our Dubai source comes this story about the recent visit of top anchors Barkha Dutt and Rajdeep Sardesai along with Congressman Shashi Tharoor to the desert state, to participate in a media seminar hosted by the Indian Institute of Chartered Accounts recently

  • He's got a friend

    "I grew up in a time when singer-songwriters told stories," said music impressario Brian Tellis, the smoky voice behind the blues on Radio One

  • She said... what??

    Some one had written not so long ago that the bon mots that fall from Cop-turned-activist-turned politician, Kiran Bedi's lips often sound like she'd be the most awesome person in the world to get high with

  • Micro-blogging Mumbai Boys

    Between them they straddle many decades of journalistic endeavour and so, when the man of the moment Rajdeep Sardesai took to Twitter, to vocalize his dismay at fellow Mumbai hack Minhaz Merchant, it created a bit of a story on the micro-blogging site

  • Chaddi buddies forever

    "We were with Danny and Gawa at the hospital when Rinzing was born and they were with us when Tiger was born!" said Ayesha Shroff about what could be the ultimate chaddi buddy picture featuring her son now the hearthrob of a million girls - Tiger Shroff, and his BFF Rinzing Denzongpa

  • Sumptuous wedding in Venice

    If the rest of India appeared a trifle dull and celebrity starved recently, then blame it on the recently concluded Venetian nuptials of NRI couple Ashwin Grover and Riya Khilnani, who tied the knot at a splendid Venetian ceremony over the weekend

  • Diss and you don't diss alone

    As a keen observer of social media (!) we have been keenly observing how so much of what is actually conveyed on the ubiquitous site is done so between the lines

  • Yeah, yeah, yeah

    Our sister Devieka and brother-in-law Suresh Bhojwani have sure been hitting the high notes in Los Angeles where they have been catching up with their friends, writer Ian La Frenais (Across The Universe), and his artist wife Doris Vartan who are an integral part of the rock-chic inner circle

  • You scratch his back

    “Star Movies sent me a special-edition Wolverine claw, to celebrate the song “Mutant Macha” that Farhan Akhtar, Skrat and I did together for their X-Men movie premiere,” said rocker-activist and film music composer Vishal Dadlani, about this lethal picture of him looking particularly ferocious recently

  • Eats shoots and leaves

    Don't ask us how, but we have a copy of the menu served at the ceremonial dinner hosted by Her Excellency Sheikh Hasina this Saturday for Prime Minister Narendra Modi

  • Abiding sibling love

    From that storehouse of messages that put a sparkle around one’s heart comes another one: Boman Irani’s picture of his mom saying goodbye to her 90-year-old brother from Pune, is as good a testimony to abiding sibling love as any you’d see

  • At home and abroad

    Perhaps one of the finest tributes to a certain kind of Mumbai or more appropriately Bombay, is this striking portrait of two of its city icons: The stately Asiatic Library (right) with its sweep of cascading stairs like a giant's piano a bastion of erudition; in front of which stands Mumbai's very own son celebrated son, dancer Astad Deboo striking a pose in a stunning costume like a dandelion in springtime

  • 'Ache Din? Ha! Ha!!'

    Unfazed by the rumpus created by his alleged ‘chai wallah’ remark the feisty former Union Minister of Petroleum and current Rajya Sabha MP Mani Shankar Aiyar has gone ahead and written a book titled Ache din? Ha! Ha!

  • The Kashish Magic

    For the past two weeks we have been immersed in Kashish 2015, South Asia’s biggest international LGBT film festival as a member of its jury