Mumbai Diary: Tuesday Dossier

Updated: 01 December, 2015 09:01 IST | Hemal Ashar and Suprita Mitter |

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

Dance, music and little minds
Odissi dancer, Dr Prachi Jariwala brought alive the Dashavtara that resides in the Dr Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum, on the concluding day of the children’s festival.

Kahani Karnival. She enacted the 10 incarnations of Vishnu through Nriya Prachi and also paid a tribute to India’s National Song, Vande Mataram.

Musicians ManoJ Pandya Manoj Sharma regaled two-to-four-year-olds with a music session that introduced them to maracas, tambourines, and other instruments in the world of percussion. Pics/Datta Kumbhar

Hic, hic, hurrah in Orlem
This weekend, the buzzing neighbourhood of Orlem in Malad, will have plenty of reason to cheer. A beer and wine festival will be held across two days, at St Joseph ground, where wine and beer brands will set up shop.

There’s talk of yum food, a groovy line-up of bands that will play Sufi, English and Hindi remixes, as well as retro tunes and a festival-like vibe. Visitors can go berserk at a grape-stomping session, as part of the festivities. What’s more, you can go selfie-mad at booths that will be set up at the venue. A trippy weekend awaits Orlem. Cheers!

mid-day and WSD say, go click
The Welfare of Stray Dogs (WSD) is ready with its Heart Of Giving Calendar 2016 that celebrates the power that comes with the act of sharing. mid-day and WSD now bring you an opportunity to be a part of this project.

Week 4 Winner: This frame was sent by mid-day reader Harshvardhan Rathor, of Sheru, a street dog in his locality. “One day, we heard a sound at the door, and realised that he wanted to come in and spend time with us. He repeats this every day, especially when he gets cold or hungry. At other times, he hangs around in the neighbourhood,” Rathor says.

Mail us photos of a friendly street dog or cat from your neighbourhood. Tell us the story behind their name, a touching anecdote, or a special trait. Every week, we will print the best photograph selected from entries received until the end of 2015. The photographer of each winning frame will be gifted WSD Calendar 2016.

Email: with your photo entries.

Enter the dragon in Mumbai
Last week, the city was treated to a slice of China. It began with Chinese yacht from Qindao that was docked off the Gateway of India.

One of the photos at the Life & Dreams in China exhibition
One of the photos at the Life & Dreams in China exhibition

This mammoth racing yacht with a Chinese crew was on a Silk Road trip, stopping at different countries around the world with the aim to promote Qindao as a great yachting destination.

Yesterday, we dropped by for the last day of a three-day photography exhibition, Life & Dreams In China that showcased moods and colours from the country at the hall in Ravindra Natya Mandir complex in Prabhadevi.

What struck this diarist the most, besides some eye-catching pictures showing the evolution in lifestyle of China, was the message board at the exit signed by visitors. There were a number of ‘Hindi-Chini bhai-bhai’ messages.

Exhibitions and yachts notwithstanding, we think the Chinese-Indian collaboration is already evident on our streets. Case in point: Chinese dosa and Chinese bhel. What say, Mumbai?

Making space on the tube
Popular film-school Whistling Woods International is planning to set foot in the digital space in collaboration with YouTube.

YouTube Spaces Mumbai that will launch on December 3 claims to be a state-of-the-art collaboration and production facility for online video creators that will allow them along with students at WWI to learn about video production and collaborate with other creators. The facilities are designed such that creators can produce original digital video content, from the start of an idea through to filming, editing, and uploading on YouTube.

In addition to the physical studio space that will be available to students and creators free of charge, YouTube and WWI will develop original courses to train the next generation of Indian filmmakers to succeed on digital and online media. YouTube Space Mumbai is the latest to open after YouTube Spaces in Tokyo, Los Angeles, London, New York, Brazil, and Berlin.

First Published: 01 December, 2015 08:34 IST

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