mumbai guide

  • Gadget review: A totally water-proof boombox

    I have to confess. I never waited for rains as desperately as I did in the last few days. Not because the heat was unbearable, but because I wanted to see if Creative's new 'weatherproof' portable speakers, the Muvo Mini could stand the Mumbai monsoon

  • Vignettes from the history of Indian advertisements

    Arun Chaudhuri, an advertising professional, has been in the industry since the 1970s and has worked with organisations such as Clarion McCann Advertising Services, OBM, RK Swamy and now owns BRAND, a marketing research and creative services company.

  • Save your best dance

    The sixth Latin and Ballroom dance championship will be held this Saturday and will feature 300 participants ranging from a five year old to a 67-year-old

  • Travel special: Music fests across India that you must attend

    With the monsoon making a gradual retreat, several parts of the country are gearing up to host music festivals. So, pick your favourite destination and pack your bags for a trip down musical lane

  • Mumbai's beloved film festival says action

    The 16th edition of the Mumbai Film Festival will soon be rolling the red carpet. While it has had a rough patch in the recent past, this year’s preview promises quality cinema and lots more

  • Mumbai for kids: Children's entry into the real world

    The fact that a public holiday is all you need to line up by the hundreds to get into a mall is unbelievable to a un-mall person like me

  • A home full of rarities

    From marble jaali panels to Pichwai artworks and custom-made doors inspired by the gates of forts and havelis, several home decor brands are working with traditional artisans to offer customised Indian heritage products for the home and office

  • New Worli restaurant offers good food and cosy ambiance

    Worli's latest addition, Uzo Bar and Kitchen, is a great place to unwind over a drink and munch on some yummy snacks

  • An EP for India

    Local Electro-Pop band, Laxmi Bomb is all set to launch their second EP, Mah'Bharat, today in Mumbai

  • Google unveils three AndroidOne smartphones within Rs 6500

    Made by Micromax, Karbonn and Spice, the three phones come with impressive design and uniform hardware specs

  • New designer store in town

    Ahmedabad-based designer duo, Shyamal and Bhumika Shodhan, are ready with their haveli-inspired store in the city that aims to be a treasure trove for future brides, grooms and their entourages

  • Celebrating regional acts

    An array of regional plays that span seven languages is going to be showcased as part of the 18th Nehru Centre Theatre Festival. With theatre doyens like Ram Gopal Bajaj and Arjun Deo Charan staging their productions, the city theatregoer is in for a dramatic treat

  • Shop for Eri Silk in Mumbai

    Apparel always forms an integral part of celebrations of festivals

  • Tees with a sting

    Art you can Wash is the limited edition of T-shirts by Manta Ray Comics. They have termed the line of tees as 'wicked'art work

  • This Andheri eatery is styled just like Irish pubs

    Brickhouse Cafe & Bar is styled just like one of London's famed Irish pubs except that this one is located in the middle of buzzing Lokhandwala, Mumbai

  • Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma pens his musical journey

    Legendary santoor exponent Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, believes in the purity of music while discussing his newly released book, Shiv Kumar Sharma: The Man & His Music

  • A touch of ethnicity

    Bandhani dupattas, tribal wall paintings, Dokra necklaces or Bhagalpur Tussar silk sarees, the website Ethnicshack.com is a one-stop shop for handcrafted products for kids and women

  • Gadget review: Portable speaker that packs quite a few punches

    The MD-12 from Nokia is a charming little portable speaker that offers impressive battery backup and bass that's beyond its size

  • Photo book: Fatehpur Sikri - A city unto itself

    The ancient fortified city of Fatehpur Sikri, built by the 16th century emperor Akbar, is the perfect time capsule into the era of intricate architecture, mathematical structures and complex philosophy. Noted architect Lucy Peck discovers the city of victory and explains why this Mughal marvel is a UNESCO World Heritage site

  • What's the story behind Colaba's landmark eateries?

    From Bademiya to Indigo and Social -- most recently, the area in the shadow of the Taj Mahal Hotel has been a hotbed for some of Mumbai's most popular and long-standing eateries