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  • Waltzing Diplomacy

    Salman Khurshid, Madhu Kishwar and the German ambassador to Delhi being all silly in a Bollywood song and dance

  • Dutt and Khan wow at Tina's summit

    On stage at Women in the World in New York last night. The entire hall moved to tears by the testimony of a Saida Munya, a Swedish mother whose daughter Fatima left home to join the ISIS," said leading news anchor Barkha Dutt who moderated the opening night discussion at Tina Brown’s sixth high profile Women in the World Summit now playing at New York's Lincoln Center

  • An assault on Mumbai

    "I have known (Nana) Chudasama for the longest time. He represents the best of what defined Mumbai as intelligent, inclusive, decent and caring," wrote Tasneem Zakaria Mehta the feisty and internationally renowned managing trustee and honorary director of the Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai in a much applauded recent article titled 'When a great city dies' in the Indian Express

  • A certain sulky swagger

    The life of a hack is never dull. Not so very long ago, we found ourselves at the Olive in Bandra discussing the outstanding instances of Hollywood actresses reprising male characters...

  • Bangkok Se Aaya Mera dost

    Like the rest of the nation, we have been eagerly tuned in to listen to the slightly plumper and certainly more rested looking Prodigal Son's first parliamentary speech since his return

  • Celebrating a Gandhian

    Last Friday saw us attend the 90th birthday celebrations of a very special man, the activist, philanthropist and Gandhian, Dr G G Parikh, who has devoted his entire life to the cause of empowering the poor and vulnerable

  • Racing's IPL moment

    "Getting ready for night racing at the Race Course in Bombay!! Exciting! Saturday and Sunday, April 18 and 19..." It was RWITC's silver-maned committee member and gaming tycoon, Jaydev Mody, sharing his excitement on a social networking site about the club's latest whoopee: races that started at 5 pm, went on to around 9.30 pm and left punters and other merry makers enough time to have dinner (and perhaps a bit of dancing) under the stars

  • Hat trick for Kant

    He's always been known as something of a wunderkind — a man who can distill the essence of a powerful message into a slogan that lasts forever; and so when Amitabh Kant, came up with the successful 'Make in India' tiger to roar out PM Modi's ambition of turning India into the world's manufacturing hub, no one was surprised

  • Suhel's mantra for success

    Woody Allen once famously replied when he was asked what he’d like to be in his next birth, "Warren Beatty's finger tips." Finance Minister Arun Jaitley must have been channeling his inner Allen, when he said pretty much the same thing last week at the Taj, when his interlocutor Shereen Bhan popped him the question, what he’d like to come back as

  • Summer Coolers

    This evening, designer duo, Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, also known in certain circles fondly as 'The Boys', will be previewing their Spring Summer 2015 collection at their Sobo store

  • The long and winding road

    The first person we thought of, when we heard CM Devendra Fadnavis' proposal for a coastal road across the western length of Mumbai to ease its traffic woes, was architect Hafeez Contractor

  • Friends in the front row

    "Everyone thinks Anupama Chopra and I should be rivals, since we both appear on rival TV channels doing film reviews, but actually we are friends and have great regard for each other," says our friend, CNN-IBN's Rajeev Masand, whose opposable thumbs are as watched in Bollywood as the Khan abs-pack tally

  • Moments of sweetness

    Manish Malhotra's all-star Mijwan 2015 show on Saturday evening was a sparkler by any standards. To have Bollywood aristocracy like Jaya and Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Javed Akhtar and Shatrughan Sinha walk the ramp for the NGO was a coup in itself, but for them to do so with their famous and glamorous cubs, was the cherry on the evening's cake

  • Lorenzo Quinn comes calling

    Like the egyptian Omar Sharif, fellow Hollywood legend Anthony Quinn, the Mexican-American actor, (Guns of Navarone, Zorba the Greek, Lawrence of Arabia) had a special place in the hearts of Indians, because both men had features that resonated with our own

  • What PM Modi will have for lunch today

    "This is our third catering for PM Narendra Modi. The earlier two were when he was CM of Gujarat," says restaurateur Farrokh Khambata of Catering & Allied, the company that runs four restaurants in Mumbai: Joss, Umame, Amadeus and the Cafe at the NCPA, about his assignment today, which will see the PM and other dignitaries visiting the Jamshed Bhabha Theater at the NCPA to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the RBI

  • All Fools' Day

    Yes, today is All Fools' Day and we will today, as we have every day before it, get on foolishly with our lives in this foolish city in this foolish country, in this foolish world, as we have always done

  • Journey of a thousand miles

    "I knew 'Queen' is a special film, but never in my wildest dreams did I imagine it would get me an award from the government of the country"

  • Saving Private Anushka

    Perhaps the most insidious form of Indian misogyny is blaming Anushka Sharma for Virat Kohli's lack of performance in yesterday's match

  • Key Taj exec leaves

    She's been the senior most woman at the Taj and the recipient of several awards and accolades, so when Deepa Misra Harris, Senior Vice President – Global Sales & Marketing, was known among the senior executive resignations in the hotel group last week, it caused a flutter. "Why did you leave?" we asked Harris

  • A passion for sports

    "It's so great sharing a passion for sports with my son," it was Nita Ambani telling us on Sunday evening that she was soon flying to Australia with son Akash Ambani who has not only been entrusted with one of his father, Mukesh Ambani's most prestigious ventures the Reliance Jio rollout, but has also stepped up smartly to assist his mum in the management of her IPL cricket and football empire