Mumbai Diary: Wednesday Dossier

02 June,2021 04:44 AM IST |  Mumbai  |  Team mid-day

The city - sliced, diced and served with a dash of sauce

Pic/Rane Ashish

Deer diary

A deer seems to be asking a crow to literally get off its back at Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Borivali East on Tuesday.

Last stride

NHS Mani was associated with the Royal Western India Turf Club at Mahalaxmi Racecourse for 37 years. Pic/Shadab Khan

An innings galloped to an end at the Royal Western India Turf Club (RWITC) on Monday evening, as the club's CEO, NHS Mani, retired from his position. He has reached the retirement age of 62.

The administrator said, "I had 37 years with the club, beginning as an assistant in the secretary's office." Asked what it takes to survive and thrive at his workplace, the quintessential racing man said, "Hard work is still your best bet." Well, you know what to put your money on. Or, should that read as Mani?

Visibly proud

June is the month of pride, and city-based e-commerce venture Curious Cat Company is celebrating it by giving a leg-up to small entrepreneurs and creators from the queer community. Vinda Dravid, founder of the e-store, which sells cat-themed collectibles, shared that the idea was suggested by one of her team members, Hemant Andania. "We felt that small businesses, artists and creators can take over our Instagram account - @curiouscat_co - and use it to talk to our audience about their work and process," she said. Dravid (in pic) added they are also open to collaborating with artists from the queer community to sell their products. "If they need any kind of tutorials, design support, or help with business plans or contracts, etc, we are there." Dravid hopes to donate a part of the proceeds to LGBTQAi+ non-profits.

When music calls for peace