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  • 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

  • So long, Sams

    Ahead of the imminent closure of Usha Khanna’s 50-year-old Cafe Samovar, her daughter and mid-day columnist Malavika Sangghvi pens a diary

  • Manish's sheer magic

    It was sheer poetry and magic on Wednesday night when Manish Malhotra presented the 'Blue Runway' Collection in Association with WeEvolve and the World Bank, for Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015

  • Grit and glam at Sabyasachi show

    It was a power packed attendance for Kolkata-based designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s opening show for Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015 on Tuesday night

  • Ding-dong, the pendulum

    And since the whole world is putting in its two peas about what RaGa is going to do once he returns from his sabbatical, here’s what we’ve heard: According to our sources, the scenario in the Congress today resembles that of 1969 when the left-leaning elements in the party led by a young Indira had clashed with Congress’ right of centre old guards like Kamaraj and Morarji Desai

  • Aati kya Lonavla?

    By all accounts Aamir Khan's fiftieth birthday was celebrated in Lonavla by doting wife Kiran Rao, in much the manner of his being: with genuine warmth and a certain wholesome realness

  • Things of importance

    Who says things of importance do not occur at parties? It is our contention that the most important conversations take place on the margins of life: the sauna rooms of elite establishments, the elevators of prime buildings, the city’s golf courses and lounge bars-and of course its parties

  • Snoop Dogg and Are You Serious

    So what is the story behind our big gangsta' rapper mon Snoop Doggy Dogg, Snoop Lion, Snoopzilla, Bigg Snoop Dogg hanging out with our very own 'Are you serious? Mango Man Robert six-pack SUV drivin' Vadra’?

  • Tennis legends and Melba toast

    Any one who has had the pleasure of visiting Mumbai’s iconic race course early in the morning will know what a charmed life the city can afford some of its citizens

  • The open-eyed dreamer

    "Ranbir Kapoor represents youth he is turning entrepreneur in sports and for his own company... and I think he dreams with his eyes open," said first-generation entrepreneur and UTV-founder Ronnie Screwvala, one of modern India's most extraordinary success stories, when we enquired why he chose the Bollywood heartthrob to do the honours of launching his book cover last week

  • Exquisite musical evening

    'This is what genteel Mumbai must have been like at the very tip of its pinnacle. Apartments as spacious as cruise liners, that recalled the sumptuous luxury of the city's early architectural era, filled with canvasses painted by Indian Masters, uniformed bearers pad-padding across deep Persians, bearing silver salvers, offering of bite-sized vegetarian treats as the city's establishment lost itself in the exquisite strains of a world class sitarist...'

  • Media frenzy in Havana

    And word comes in that the magical mystery tour that Lalit Modi is currently on in Cuba, which we had reported about on these pages last week, has had a bit of a paparazzi problem

  • To Cuba with Fry

    Like everything else about him, Lalit Modi’s current trip to Cuba is king-size. Organised by his good friend, the legendary Sir David Tang, of such excellent ventures as the Shanghai Tang fashion label...

  • Zubin and the gentleman's game

    Word comes in that internationally renowned conductor Zubin Mehta, one of Mumbai's most beloved sons, is going to be back in the city of his birth to perform two concerts with the Australian Philharmonic Orchestra, after which he will travel to Chennai and Delhi for two more

  • Mehr's book deal

    She's been known for all the wrong reasons so far, namely as the third angle in the Tharoor-Pushkar triangle that ended in tragedy last year, so it must come as a relief for Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar that she has a signed a contract with the award-winning publisher Aleph for a forthcoming book

  • It's not rocket science

    And even as the country's biggest talking heads and policy wonks have put on their finest expressions of gravitas and are busy trying to give FinMin advice on his forthcoming budget to our mind the most valuable bon mots have emerged from the lips of our friend and former editor at Business Standard Dr Sanjaya Baru, whose book The Accidental Prime Minister till date is the most incisive look at the UPA's undoing

  • Joyous nuptials

    Taking a cue from the Deoras themselves, the evening reception to celebrate the marriage of Hema and the late Congressman Murli Deora’s son Mukul, with Nitasha, daughter of Jyoti and Vikram Thapar, was a blend of the old and the young, the traditional and the trendy, the established and the edgy