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Hemal Ashar

Hemal Ashar

She is News Features Editor, Mid-day. She covers the nitty-gritty of Maximum City and puts her finger on the pulse of the people, sights and sounds, news, cues, and views of Mumbai.

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‘Death cannot be outsourced’

‘Death cannot be outsourced’

Uplifting words at moving launch of website for legal assistance to safai karamcharis... [Read More]

07 February,2023 07:31 AM IST | Mumbai | Hemal Ashar
Six panels of wall art in Colaba brings back memories of old Mumbai

Six panels of wall art in Colaba brings back memories of old Mumbai

Six wall art panels hark back to the 1950s and earlier along a South Mumbai road... [Read More]

04 February,2023 08:13 AM IST | Mumbai | Hemal Ashar
Maharashtra: Paver blocks to blame for Matheran death, say locals

Maharashtra: Paver blocks to blame for Matheran death, say locals

City’s notorious interlocking gridstones spell doom for hill station’s workhorses and tourists... [Read More]

01 February,2023 06:16 AM IST | Mumbai | Hemal Ashar
Love jihad, land jihad enter Mumbaikar lexicon

Love jihad, land jihad enter Mumbaikar lexicon

Massive Hindutva march turns Shivaji Park into sea of saffron late Sunday morning... [Read More]

30 January,2023 07:44 AM IST | Mumbai | Hemal Ashar
National Tourism Day: ‘Experience of a lifetime’

National Tourism Day: ‘Experience of a lifetime’

On National Tourism Day, Deutsche met desi as biker gal Isabel Schmidt, German diplomat, talked fun, philosophy traversing India on a motorbike... [Read More]

26 January,2023 08:20 AM IST | Mumbai | Hemal Ashar
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IN PHOTOS: Van Gogh’s 360° immersive exhibition arrives in Mumbai

IN PHOTOS: Van Gogh’s 360° immersive exhibition arrives in Mumbai

A never-seen-before experience has transformed walls and floors into walkable paintings that surpass the realms of physical and digital art. The exhibition is an insight into Van Gogh’s elusive imagination, emotions and mental state... [Read More]

21 January,2023 12:37 PM IST
In Photos: First look of the two new Mumbai metro lines

In Photos: First look of the two new Mumbai metro lines

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated two new Mumbai metro lines 2A and 7, a 35-km long elevated corridor stretching from Andheri to Dahisar, constructed at the cost of around Rs 12,600 crore (Pics/MMRDA)... [Read More]

20 January,2023 01:31 PM IST
In Photos: First looks of the Mumbai metro lines to be inaugurated by PM Modi

In Photos: First looks of the Mumbai metro lines to be inaugurated by PM Modi

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s arrival in Mumbai, Maharashtra deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday shared the first looks of the new Mumbai Metro Rail Lines. Mumbai Metro Rail Lines 2A and 7, worth around Rs 12,600 crore will be flagged off by PM Modi. The metro line 2A connecting Dahisar E and DN Nagar (yellow line) is around 18.6 km long, while metro line 7 connecting Andheri E - Dahisar E (red line) is around 16.5 km long. The Prime Minister had laid the foundation stone of these lines in 2015. Pics/Devendra Fadnavis/official Twitter account... [Read More]

19 January,2023 04:18 PM IST
Experts conducts survey of ladslide affected areas of Joshimath in Uttarakhand

Experts conducts survey of ladslide affected areas of Joshimath in Uttarakhand

With the continuous landslide in the Joshimath town of Chamoli district, the Uttarakhand government has dispatched a team of experts to the area to assess the situation. CM Pushkar Singh Dhami has ordered an immediate evacuation of around 600 families living in houses that have developed huge cracks. Pic/PTI... [Read More]

07 January,2023 10:07 AM IST
'Barbie' to 'Mission Impossible: 7', Hollywood movies to watch out for in 2023

'Barbie' to 'Mission Impossible: 7', Hollywood movies to watch out for in 2023

It’s the year of nostalgia as international filmmakers revive characters from the ’60s and ’90s for cinematic adaptations; several franchises to culminate in 2023. By Sonia Lulla  ... [Read More]

04 January,2023 11:11 AM IST
In Pics: Sanjay Kapoor celebrates his 60th birthday with his family in Dubai

In Pics: Sanjay Kapoor celebrates his 60th birthday with his family in Dubai

Actor Sanjay Kapoor turned 60 on October 17. He celebrated his milestone birthday in Dubai surrounded by friends and family. Judging by the pictures shared by Maheep Kapoor on her Instagram handle, the party seemed to be a memorable one. Check out pictures from the celebrations. (All Photos/ Maheep Kapoor`s Instagram handle)... [Read More]

19 October,2022 08:36 AM IST | Dubai
Akshay Kumar calls out fake news; Vicky Kaushal marks 1 year of 'Sardar Udham'

Akshay Kumar calls out fake news; Vicky Kaushal marks 1 year of 'Sardar Udham'

Akshay Kumar reacts to report about owning Rs. 260 crore private jet. First Look: Parineeti Chopra as Shraddha Gupta in `Uunchai`. Bigg Boss 16: Sreejita De is the first evicted contestant from the show. Vicky Kaushal on one year anniversary of `Sardar Udham`: Forever grateful. Ajay Devgn carries shovel in hand in new poster of `Drishyam 2`    ... [Read More]

16 October,2022 06:59 PM IST
Dhammachakra Pravartan Din: An archivist's treasure of Dr Ambedkar's writings

Dhammachakra Pravartan Din: An archivist's treasure of Dr Ambedkar's writings

Every year October 14 is celebrated as the Dhammachakra Pravartan Din or the Dhamma Wheel Promulgation Day to commemorate the conversion of Dr Ambedkar to Buddhism. The event was a mark of self-respect and protest against the oppression of the depressed classes in the Hindu community. On this occasion, we look at Mumbai`s Ramesh Tukaram Shinde’s personal library, consisting of rare books and documents authored by Dr BR Ambedkar and collected over a period of 60 years... [Read More]

14 October,2022 12:04 PM IST
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Pitchers 2: Sumeet Vyas, Amol Parashar & others At Red Carpet Screening

Pitchers 2: Sumeet Vyas, Amol Parashar & others At Red Carpet Screening

On Tuesday night, a special screening of TVF Pitchers Season 2 was held in Mumbai. The show`s stars - Naveen Kasturia, Arunabh Kumar, Gopal Dutt, Abhishek Banerjee, Abhay Mahajan and Ridhi Dogra - attended the event. Pitchers Season 2 will start streaming on ZEE5 on 23 Dec.... [Read More]

23 December,2022 11:37 AM IST | Mumbai
Conman Sukesh Reveals, ‘Gave 60 Crore To AAP’

Conman Sukesh Reveals, ‘Gave 60 Crore To AAP’

Sukesh Chandrashekhar, using some mobile applications and voice modulation softwares, had duped Aditi Singh, wife of former Ranbaxy owner Shivendra Singh who is in jail. He extorted Rs 215 crore from Aditi on the pretext of helping her husband get out of jail. According to the ED chargesheet, Jacquline Fernandez and Nora Fatehi received gifts from conman Sukesh from that money. The conman appeared in the Rs 200 crore scam case at Patiala House court today. Actor Jacqueline Fernandez also appeared in the court for the same case.  Earlier in August this year, Fernandez was named as an accused in the extortion case, as the actor received luxurious gifts from conman Chandrashekar by cheating high profile people. The actor’s lawyers said they would continue to fight for her dignity, claiming she was innocent. Conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar has duped hundreds of wealthy people, and was in contact with several bollywood celebs including Jacqueline Fernandez, Nora Fatehi, and Nikki Tamboli. He has been in police custody regarding the money laundering case for the past one year. He met these Bollywood actresses through Pinky Irani, who is also in judicial custody.... [Read More]

20 December,2022 05:58 PM IST
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh performed a 'Shashtra Puja' On Dussehra

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh performed a 'Shashtra Puja' On Dussehra

In line with the annual tradition, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh performed a `Shashtra Puja` on Wednesday morning as the nation remains gripped with the Dussehra fervor. Rajnath Singh performed the rituals with the weapons at the Auli Military Station in Uttarakhand`s Chamoli with Army Chief General Manoj Pande in attendance... [Read More]

05 October,2022 05:14 PM IST
Disaster management training program starts in Srinagar | Jammu And Kashmir

Disaster management training program starts in Srinagar | Jammu And Kashmir

At SDRF Headquarters in Srinagar, a twelve-day disaster management training program was initiated for `Aapda Mitra` volunteers. It was initiated by the Department of Disaster Management and the Jammu and Kashmir State Disaster Response Force (SDRF). The event was part of the `Up-Scaling of Aapda Mitra Scheme`. The objective of the program is to train the Aapda Mitra volunteers for disaster management so that their services could be utilized in any disaster or tragedy in their respective areas. The program was organized for 50 volunteers of North Kashmir.... [Read More]

23 September,2022 03:52 PM IST | Mumbai
Sensex tops 60,500, Nifty50 crosses 18,000 | Indian Stock Market

Sensex tops 60,500, Nifty50 crosses 18,000 | Indian Stock Market

The Indian stock market rallied for the fourth straight session on September 13. At 9.23 am, the Sensex traded at 60,454.35 points, up 339.22 points or 0.56 percent, while the Nifty traded at 18,040.85 points, up 104.50 points or 0.58 percent. Among the Nifty 50 companies, 47 advanced and the rest three declined this morning, National Stock Exchange data showed. Prior to last Thursday, the benchmark indices - Sensex and Nifty - fell for two sessions on the likelihood of aggressive rate hikes in the US to fight inflation as indicated by the US Federal Reserve. ... [Read More]

13 September,2022 10:41 PM IST | Mumbai
IPL 2022: Ex-Mumbai Captain Shishir Hattangadi Reviews MI's Defeat Against KKR

IPL 2022: Ex-Mumbai Captain Shishir Hattangadi Reviews MI's Defeat Against KKR

Kolkata Knight Riders finally found the team balance they were looking for to outclass Mumbai Indians by 52 runs here on Monday and to keep their slim IPL play-off hopes alive. Lead Mumbai Indians pacer Jasprit Bumrah picked up his maiden five-wicket haul in IPL history to restrict KKR to 165 for nine after fine knocks from Venkatesh Iyer (43 off 24) and Nitish Rana (43 off 24).... [Read More]

11 May,2022 01:22 PM IST | Mumbai
IPL 2022: Shishir Hattangadi Reviews Mumbai Indians' Seventh Consecutive Loss

IPL 2022: Shishir Hattangadi Reviews Mumbai Indians' Seventh Consecutive Loss

Shishir Hattangadi, former Mumbai Ranji captain, reviews Mumbai Indians` seventh consecutive loss. Five-time champions Mumbai Indians continued their losing streak and suffered their seventh loss on the trot after going down to Chennai Super Kings... [Read More]

22 April,2022 09:15 PM IST | Mumbai
Abhishek Bachchan Describes The Difference Between OTT Films and Theatre Films

Abhishek Bachchan Describes The Difference Between OTT Films and Theatre Films

#AbhishekBachchan is indeed one of the most versatile actors of our times! In an exclusive chat with mid-day.com, actor Abhishek Bachchan talks about the difference between #OTT & films, his love for his family and more.... [Read More]

05 February,2022 10:37 PM IST | Mumbai
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