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  • Big bang entrance

    Rarely have we witnessed such excitement in the city, about the arrival of a new hotel in Mumbai, as we have for the St Regis chain, which announced its arrival with a classy Mumbai Mary toast to the city, its spin on the legend, which arrived in a personally engraved handsome box

  • Gauri sounds good

    Gauri Khan is on a roll. Not only has she tied up with all manner of design and lifestyle mavens to position her design studio at Khar as a lifestyle hub in Mumbai, but now word comes in, that later his month when Scandinavian audio tech guru, Peter Lyngdorf, comes to India for the opening of the first Steinway Lyngdorf Flagship showroom in Delhi'

  • An unspeakable sadness

    Yesterday, like most other media people, our phone was flooded by calls from news channels requesting that we go on air with our take on the spine-chilling Sheena Bora murder

  • Dial M for murder

    It would not be wrong to say that urban India is reeling from the Sheena Bora murder revelations. From what was a sensational case of a high-profile media tycoon killing her own sister that broke on Tuesday night, to the unbelievably shocking follow-up revelations, that Sheena was actually Indrani Mukerjea's daughter

  • Seventeen-hour days

    Those who know him, say that Mukesh Ambani, the 58-year-old chairman of Reliance Industries, a man legendary for his business foresight and work ethic, has never worked harder in his life

  • Make in India, lose en route

    When we met our friend, the Delhi-based designer Rina Dhaka at the Bhau Daji Lad Museum in Byculla, for Shaina NC's Banarasi Textiles Revival Movement, in the presence of Chief Secretary Maharashtra — Shri Swadheen Kshatriya; Minister of State for the Ministry of Textiles — Santosh Gangwar, and Chandrakant Dada Patil amongst others, she told us the trauma time she’d faced in the past few days on account of negligent courier companies

  • Reviving the handlooms of Banaras

    "Growing up I had always seen my mother wearing her saree ulta. Little did I realise that I would be able to drape the saree in 54 different styles, as a single saree or a double. Obviously this is genetic," said BJP spokesperson and designer Shaina NC

  • Telling Mumbai's tales

    "Our brief was very clear it had to reflect the spirit of its context, and of course, since it is the tradition that every St Regis hotel property has a mural themed on the city its located in, and since this St Regis is located in the mill area, we were very clear that it should capture its spirit," said Gayatri Ruia, who is one half of the team that transformed Lower Parel and helped usher in a new chapter in the city’s metamorphosis

  • Mrs Funny Bones and pals

    So here's what we learnt at Twinkle's star-studded book launch last evening. Karan Johar observes Karva Chauth. He went to the same boarding school as Twinkle

  • Remembering Khushwant

    And since we were the very first to write about The Khushwant Singh Literary Festival (KSLF) Kasauli, that excellent meeting of minds and people that is conducted annually by his son Rahul Singh and the lovely Niloufer Billimoria in memory of the writer who died at the ripe old age of 99 last year here's an update on this year’s fare

  • How I wonder...

    We have a pact with Twinkle Khanna: we get her to think up ideas for this column ('Put those formidable grey cells to work!' We said to her); and she gets to call us 'Aunty M'

  • The Queenie-Rishi celebration

    "Kiran and Anil (Agarwal, Chairman of Sterlite) are throwing a reception for Rishi and me at their home next week," said Queenie Singh who got married to beau Rishi Sethia recently and fittingly, aboard a yacht in St Tropez

  • PC at a hoarding near you

    Word comes in that Priyanka Chopra, who is all set to make her big television debut in ABC Network's American show Quantico is currently in Montreal, where according to her spokesperson, she has rented a swanky, plush villa and has been living it up and killing it with her team

  • A life of creativity and humanity

    Last Saturday, I had the privilege of attending one of the gems in the exquisitely simple and beautiful garland that was placed around Bhisham Sahni, writer, playwright and actor, on his birth anniversary at Delhi's IHC

  • Genius at work

    “It’s not enough to be called legends,” we recall Abu Jani, one half of the country’s most celebrated design label Abu and Sandeep, saying to us in his gentle dreamy style a few weeks ago over dinner

  • The country's most respected business group

    This weekend saw the celebration of one of India’s most respected and successful business houses, the sesquicentennial anniversary of the Shapoorji Pallonji Group, whose patriarch Pallonji Mistry happens to be the largest shareholder in the Tata Group, and whose son Cyrus Mistry happens to be its chairman

  • Like a breath of fresh air

    She'd arrived in public consciousness, like a breath of fresh air all those years ago in Dev Anand's 'Des Pardes', and after heady success in films, just as suddenly, she opted to take a back seat after her marriage to Anil Ambani, one of the country’s richest men

  • You heard it here first

    Salim Khan has always struck us as a man of singular emotional intelligence and progressive views. Not only is he the man who was part of the team that gave us two films like Deewar and Sholay, but he himself is patriarch of a family that mostly is an example of how to live in harmony in modern India

  • Raja of the Runway

    He's known as the wild child of Indian fashion, the enfant terrible of haute couture; but this weekend Rohit Bal, he of the golden curls and cherubic looks appears to have established quite emphatically, that he is the undisputed Raja of the Runway

  • Remembering the Rajmata

    This Wednesday marked the sixth death anniversary of the late Gayatri Devi, the erstwhile Maharani of Jaipur, who was known towards the latter part of her life as 'The Rajmata'