malavika sangghvi

  • High-powered nuptials

    For someone who has lived through many a Delhi winter, and attended many a Delhi winter summit/wedding/cultural soiree/farmhouse party, the fact that the Arun Jaitley family wedding will follow on the heels of a well known newspaper’s leadership summit, gives rise to much idle speculation

  • League of Outsiders who made it

    Each time we meet Yes Bank’s Chairman Rana Kapoor, after giving us a ten-tonne bone-crunching handshake, he reminds us of a random conversation we had in the lobby of the Taj in the run-up to the last general election where he had correctly predicted the ascension of Narendra Modi as PM of India

  • Barkha Dutt's toughest stint

    "It's perhaps the toughest thing I’ve ever done. I'm not a 'writer' in that sense," says our friend, Barkha Dutt, who by any standards has done some pretty tough things in her life

  • His cheerful jolly self

    This takes our breath away. Sources say that Peter Mukerjea was his cheerful jolly self and the picture of equanimity, when they met him over drinks in Goa recently

  • SRK's weekend getaway

    Word comes in that like every thing else in his life, SRK’s home in Alibagh is exceptional

  • Football fanatics

    Dattaraj Salgaocar, the prominent Goan businessman and son-in-law of the late Dhirubhai Ambani (he is married to Dipti, Ambani’s daughter), has reason to cheer this week.

  • The Strong and the Savvy

    The phrase opposites attract couldn't have a better demonstration. A few weeks ago when we had attended Bindu Rana Kapoor’s pre-Karva Chauth ladies lunch and had introduced fiery activist and on your TV each night taking on the rich powerful and delinquent lawyer Abha Singh to svelte jewellery designer and high flying socialite Queenie Singh, the delight on the faces of both women was palpable. 

  • Two Modis in London

    On the face of it, there couldn’t be two individuals who appear more different. One born a humble tea stall owner’s son and the other the scion of a leading industrialist’s family with the proverbial silver spoon in mouth

  • Going back to Grass Roots

    “My second Grassroots store in Mumbai is a cozy and intimate space and conveniently located in the chic residential area of Altamount road,” says designer Anita Dongre about the exquisitely designed boutique in SoBo, which we have been frequenting

  • The Hat Trick Man

    He’s the other Amitabh who PM Modi has co-opted to successfully carry his message to the masses, and for our money, Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion and Chairman of the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation in the Ministry of Commerce & Industry Amitabh Kant’s Diwali greeting card with the silhouette of his brainchild the Make in India lion strung up with festive lights, against a backdrop of vermillion stands out as a clutter buster amongst all the other missives this festive season

  • Akshay-Twinkle Diwali bash

    Alas, we had to miss Twinkle and Akshay Kumar’s party on Monday night due to unforeseen circumstances. “Do you play cards?” the lovely Mrs Funny Bones had called to enquire last week by way of an invitation

  • St Regis comes to town

    For the inhabitants of a city, the launch of a new hotel is almost as significant as the discovery of a new star happens to be for astronomers

  • From the Birla siblings with love

    It's being spoken about, as one of the sweetest gestures, by a blue chip industrialist. This week, some of the country's top families received a CD containing a beautiful rendering of the Hanuman Chalisa sung by no less than Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman of the Aditya Birla Group, and his sister Vasavadatta, who is married to Kushagra Bajaj, another scion of a leading business house

  • SRK on intolerance

    The interesting thing about SRK at 50 is that with his brave birthday pronouncements on secularism, intolerance and patriotism, he appears to have come of age

  • Mehta and the 'accordion' paratha

    Zubin Mehta is a gift that keeps on giving. Even as the maestro left Mumbai in his thrall after two mesmerising concerts at the NCPA last week, stories of his Delhi outing have been doing the rounds

  • SRK at 50

    The release of the teaser of 'Fan', his much-awaited outing with YRF films to coincide with his 50th birthday, has left SRK-watchers with even more to exult about

  • Sathyu at Antilia

    There are some sights that you never think you will see: a certain N Modi and Sonia G catching a quick bite at Khan Market’s Latitude Cafe; Lalit Modi and Srinivasan buying an IPL franchise together; Salman and Aishwarya starring in a film together, and MS Sathyu, maker of the internationally acclaimed Garam Hawa (it was nominated for the Golden Palm at Cannes) at Nita and Mukesh’s Antilia

  • On the margins of a lit fest

    At a tony home in a leafy lane on Malabar Hill, the first soiree of the Tata Lit Live unravelled on Wednesday evening

  • Of cupcakes and parathas

    "Everyone focuses on my writing but that doesn’t even pay for cupcakes! It's cushions and candles that bring parathas to my table," said the witty and equally pretty Twinkle Khanna, when we called her up to tell us about next week's festive pop-up of home decor, fashion apparel, gifting essentials and sweet treats she's hosting at The White Window, her home decor store in NoBo

  • Peter moving out?

    "I was passing by his building and saw a whole lot of furniture, suitcases and even a washing machine lying on the pavement near a moving van," said our friend, the super sleuth, about a recent trip to Worli to visit a friend who happens to live near Peter Mukerjea