mid-day special: Most popular reads from July 25 - July 31

Aug 01, 2015, 11:15 IST | A correspondent

As part of our weekend special series, here's a roundup of the most popular and trending articles, photo galleries and videos from the week that was

Western Express Highway riddled with potholes

This is what Western Express Highway looks like after Rs 6-cr repairs
After PWD spent Rs 6.33 crore to repair the Western Express Highway before rains, commuters continue to suffer due to potholes, uneven patches; department is currently undertaking patchwork repairs (Read more)

Ankit Chavan and wife Neha, IPL-spot fixing scandal

IPL spot-fixing: Our best time will begin now, says Ankeet Chavan's wife
Ankeet Chavan's better half Neha expects the grand phase to begin after Delhi court dropped all charges levied against him, his two Rajasthan Royals teammates during the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal (Read more)

TV actresses talk about their security concerns on sets

TV actresses talk about their security concerns on sets
Small screen actors often grapple with security concerns, cases of harassment, thefts and Peeping Toms on set. They reveal the ugly side of an industry that functions on tight budgets and TRPs (Read more)

Couple denied entry into Juhu's Trilogy Club for being Indian!

Couple allegedly denied entry at Mumbai club for being Indian!
Bandra couple claims the Portuguese PR manager of Juhu's Trilogy Club turned them away saying Indians were "undesirable and unfit" for the place; club claims they weren't on the guest list (Read more)

Mumbai school students paying tribute to A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

In pictures: Mumbai pays tribute to A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Eminent scientist and former President of India, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam was mourned by Mumbaikars after his sudden death in Shillong following a cardiac arrest. Citizens across many suburbs paid tribute to the Bharat Ratna recipient (View pictures)

Dr Jaichand Mandot, who helped nail Yakub Memon and Tiger Memon in the 1993 Mumbai blasts

Yakub Hanged: Alert doc saved hundreds of lives, helped nail Memons
Two days after blasts, an alert Jaichand Mandot spotted liquid dripping from scooter outside his clinic and found it was flammable; he alerted cops, who recovered matching key from Tiger Memon’s house (Read more)

1993 Mumbai bomb blasts

March 12, 1993: The day Mumbai bled
Masterminded by two Mumbai men Dawood Ibrahim and Tiger Memon the bomb blasts ripped through hotels, offices, buildings, killing over 250 people, and destroying many more lives in the very city they had once called home (View pictures)

Boris Kanev and Maria Samalea

How two Europeans are travelling the world without a smartphone
Bulgarian Boris Kanev and Spaniard Marta Samalea, along with Burma, their hitchhiking cat, have been on the road across Asia since October 2013. Recently, they reached India, and all of this, without a smartphone (Read more)

Kunal Vijayakar

Food diaries with Kunal Vijayakar
From his culinary finds in Fort Kochi to a ‘wild’ encounter in Kurseong, discerning foodie, Kunal Vijayakar’s travel diaries are bound to be packed with aromas, served up in his inimitable witty style (Read more)

Dr L Subramaniam and Kavita Krishnamurthy with family

Dr L Subramaniam, Kavita Krishnamurthy on music and more
It's not everyday that one gets to see violinist-composer Dr L Subramaniam and singer Kavita Krishnamurthy be part of a Hindi film music album. Married for 15 years now, the couple opens up about their long-term musical partnership, touring for concerts with family and collaborating for the upcoming film, 'Gour Hari Dastaan' (Read more)

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