Mumbai Diary: Friday Dossier

Updated: 20 November, 2015 09:02 IST | Dipanjan Sinha and Fiona Fernandez |

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

Pink with pride
Godrej Culture Lab’s Parmesh Shahani greets a member of Dancing Queens, Mumbai’s premiere professional transgender-led dance contingent.

Parmesh Shahani

On the ocassion of international transgender week in India, Godrej India Culture Lab hosted a special event with the contingent on Tuesday evening. Over 600 people attended, including Prince Manvendra Gohil from Rajpipla, Gujarat, LGBT activist Ashok Row Kavi and filmmakers Paromita Vohra and Bishaka Datta. Pic/ Swarali Purohit

The godfather will see you now
Well, here is a return of Don Corleone and this time he certainly has an offer you can’t refuse. Because he has come to your plate as a juicy burger as an addition to  the Lower Parel eatery, Cafe Free India’s menu, have added the Godfather burger to their menu. 

The informs that this double patty burger (veg, lamb or chicken) is served with homemade saffron mayo, cheddar and smoked Gouda cheese, a fried egg and sautéed mushrooms. That’s a don of a burger.

How well can you sketch CST?
Which part of the older city is your favourite? Have you sketched it? If you have a sketch of a favourite street or landmark, you consider sending it to INTACH for they are organising a competition for the World Heritage Week that continues till November 25.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. Pic/ Pradeep Dhivar

There will also be events like a heritage walk of Bhuleshwar, a visit to the Conservation Lab at the Dr Bhau Dai Lad Museum and a session on the importance of the oral tradition of storytelling by Sidharth Bhatia in the coming week. For more details call 65719211.

The fresh new Mumbai novel
Mumbai-born author, Murzban F Shroff is finally out with his novel, Waiting for Jonathan Koshy. Shroff has earned critical acclaim for his book, Breathless in Bombay and his works have been published in over fifty literary journals in the US and UK.

His novel takes on the current Indian scenario with humour and pace. He talks about better times and how people were willing to laugh at themselves more than now. The book is based, predominantly, on the deterioration of the suburb
of Bandra. 

Murzban F Shroff
Murzban F Shroff

What’s cooking, Shilpa?
Anil Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan and Varun Dhawan share a light moment during the launch of Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Luke Coutinho’s book, The Great Indian Diet in a suburban five-star hotel.

Anil Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan and Varun Dhawan Pic/Satej Shinde

First Published: 20 November, 2015 08:12 IST

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