mid-day special: Top 10 popular reads from July 11 - July 17

Jul 18, 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

Metro III project, Save Aarey campaign

Metro III hits deadlock as government bargains with Save Aarey activists
Yet to release its report on Metro III, CM's expert committee is now trying to reach a compromise with activists, offering to cut fewer trees as long as the Metro yard is allowed to be built in Aarey Colony itself. (Read more)

Salman Khan interview

Between alcohol and women, I have quit alcohol: Salman Khan
Salman Khan on why he won't forgive easily, what he's most fearful of, his love-hate relationship with addictions, wanting to promote 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' in Pakistan among other things in a candid chat. (Read more)

Thane: Family donates eyes of daughter who killed self

Thane: Family donates eyes of daughter who killed self
Teenager allegedly committed suicide after failing to get through to engineering colleges in Thane; the family, while still coming to terms with the loss, decided they wanted her to 'live on in another form' (Read more)

Himanshoo Malhotra and Amruta Khanvilkar

Public voting in reality TV shows: Rigged or real?
Yet another actor couple on 'Nach Baliye' uses unfair means to desperately garner votes. We launch a debate on the transparency of public voting system that is integral to television reality shows... (Read more)

Akshaj Mehta

Writing a novel is child's play for this 10-yr-old
Mumbai-born, California-based ten-year-old Indian American author, Akshaj Mehta is ready with his latest novel, E-Tron. Clearly, writing is child’s play for this young, bright talent (Read more)

Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput's Mumbai wedding reception

Photos: Shahid Kapoor, Mira Rajput's star-studded wedding reception
The who's who of Bollywood including Amitabh Bachchan, Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh and Kangana Ranaut attended Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput's wedding reception at Palladium Hotel in Mumbai. (View pictures)

IPL spot-fixing scandal, Gurunath Meiyappan, N Srinivasan, S Sreesanth, Raj Kundra, Ankeet Chavan

mid-day view: Let's face it, the IPL stinks!
It's time our cricketing czars stop being proud of their most marketable product, the Indian Premier League. It’s like a jewel-studded emperor’s robe that stinks. (Read more)

IPL controversies

In pictures: IPL controversies over the years
After the Lodha Committee announced a two-year ban on IPL franchises CSK and RR, we unfold some of the controversies that the cash-rich T20 league was involved in during recent times. (View pictures)

Pondicherry travel special

Travel: Dive into Pondicherry's aqua world
Diverse marine life, exciting underwater conditions, an artificial reef and an adventure company to guide you 365 days; these are some of the reasons that make Pondicherry an irresistible diving destination (Read more)

Mumbai Ramzan food special

Mumbai food special: Five areas to drop by this Ramzan
In all likeliness, today is likely to be the last day of fasting during the month of Ramzan. So, if you have still not had time to catch on the delicacies, head to any of these neighbourhoods to feast on the best of Ramzan (Read more)

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