mid-day special: Popular reads from December 5 to December 11

Updated: 14 December, 2015 11:01 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


Mumbai's iconic stores, brands share their stories of survival
As Rhythm House readies to shut down, owners of iconic city spaces share their tales of survival in the face of constant churn (Read more)

Ranveer Singh 

Ranveer Singh: I love taking selfies. Just ask me nicely
He is a livewire who'll disarm you with charm. 'Bajirao Mastani' actor Ranveer Singh talks of fame and its trappings, in an unapologetic I-am-like-this-only chat (Read more)

Yummy Christmas eats from the kitchens of Mumbai's home chefs

Yummy Christmas eats from the kitchens of Mumbai's home chefs
It's still three weeks to X'mas but who said frolic doesn't like advance planning? Aastha Atray Banan curates a mix of best eats from home chef kitchens (Read more)

Photos: Manish Malhotra's star-studded birthday bash
Manish Malhotra's birthday bash, pictures
Designer Manish Malhotra celebrated his special day with a bevy of top Bollywood stars. Kareena Kapoor Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Sridevi and others were snapped outside his residence. (View pictures)

Health Quiz: Are you calorie smart?

Health Quiz: Are you calorie smart?
With the festive season round the bend, take a quiz to find out if you should pick roast turkey or grilled chicken, and if that morning-after banana smoothie is actually healthy (Read more)

Dawood Ibrahim's eatery Hotel Rounaq Afroz at Pakmodia Street

Mumbai: Dawood Ibrahim's eatery sold for cool Rs 4.28 crore
Rounaq Afroz, underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s restaurant on Pakmodia Street, was sold to an NGO headed by a former journalist, who said he will set up a computer training centre there (Read more)

Rajasthan travel feature

Travel: Adventure sports in Rajasthan
Who said you had to fly to Dubai to enjoy a dune safari? If winter spells outdoor adventure for you, hitch a ride for one, closer home. From dune safaris, zip-lining to spotting Demoiselle cranes Rajasthan has a lot to offer (Read more)

 Shahid Afridi and Yuvraj Singh

Watch: Yuvraj Singh sends a 'hearty' video message to Shahid Afridi
India's 2011 World Cup-winning hero sends touching video message to star Pakistani all-rounder, wishing him luck for Pakistan's T20 league (Read more)

Hit-and-run case: The lawyers who saved Salman Khan

Hit-and-run case: The lawyers who saved Salman Khan
A team of eight, including lawyers from the legal firm DSK, and top advocates Amit Desai and Niranjan Mundergi helped Bollywood star Salman Khan get acquittal in the hit-and-run case of 2002 (Read more)

Ravindra Patil, Ashok Singh, Kamaal Khan, Salman Khan

Salman walks free: Who was behind the wheel that night?
As per the defence’s theory, there were four people in the Toyota Land Cruiser on September 27, 2002. We take an illustrated look at the four, and at their roles in the case (Read more)

First Published: 12 December, 2015 12:50 IST

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