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Jane Borges

Jane Borges

She writes on books, heritage and urban planning for the Sunday edition of mid-day. She is the co-author of the non-fiction Mafia Queens of Mumbai: Stories of Women From the Ganglands. She moonlights as a storyteller. Twitter: @janborges9 Facebook: @jane.borges

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Flight mode: Why these Mumbai planespotters are obsessed with aircraft

Flight mode: Why these Mumbai planespotters are obsessed with aircraft

They can spend hours staring at the sky, clicking away on their cameras. Aviation geeks whose only guilty pleasure is spotting unique aircraft, continue undeterred despite authorities discouraging the hobby... [Read More]

04 December,2022 10:31 AM IST | Mumbai | Jane Borges
‘Gandhi found cinema to be a complete waste of time’

‘Gandhi found cinema to be a complete waste of time’

The Mahatma may have had a complex relationship with the movies, but a newly researched book reveals rare moments when the nationalist flirted with the camera and indulged in binge-watching... [Read More]

04 December,2022 10:12 AM IST | Mumbai | Jane Borges
A new podcast delves into disappearances in Himachal Pradesh's Parvati Valley

A new podcast delves into disappearances in Himachal Pradesh's Parvati Valley

Journalist Kunal Purohit and film director Kaizad Gustad team up for a podcast that hopes to unravel stories behind mysterious disappearances in Himachal Pradesh... [Read More]

04 December,2022 08:39 AM IST | Mumbai | Jane Borges
How students at Mumbai's premier art school are hoping for its better future

How students at Mumbai's premier art school are hoping for its better future

For Sir JJ School of Art, Architecture and Design the ‘De-Novo Deemed University’ tag might be the one last shot they have at reviving its flagging legacy, but the roadblocks are too many ... [Read More]

27 November,2022 10:40 AM IST | Mumbai | Jane Borges
The magazine by, of and for Pathare Prabhus

The magazine by, of and for Pathare Prabhus

As a community magazine turns 100, one of its working editors looks back at its history and legacy... [Read More]

27 November,2022 07:17 AM IST | Mumbai | Jane Borges
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Bollywood Top Stories: 'X' on luggage upsets Vivek, Kartik preps for 'Freddy'

Bollywood Top Stories: 'X' on luggage upsets Vivek, Kartik preps for 'Freddy'

`X` on his luggage upsets Vivek Agnihotri, He himself is vulgar and an opportunist, says Anupam Kher about IFFI jury head, Kartik Aaryan shows how he prepped for `Freddy`, watch video, Vikrant Massey thanks Mukherjee Nagar as the filming begins for 12th Fail, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari shares her views on how to attract OTT audience to cinemas.... [Read More]

29 November,2022 11:03 PM IST
Bollywood Top Stories: 'Dear Zindagi' turns 6, Colourful new 'Cirkus' poster

Bollywood Top Stories: 'Dear Zindagi' turns 6, Colourful new 'Cirkus' poster

Bollywood Top Stories: Colourful new `Cirkus` poster is a glimpse of Ranveer`s dual role, Kartik Aaryan says his `Freddy` character is twisted, like twist in the plot, Varun Dhawan`s `Bhediya` earns Rs 12 crore in worldwide gross, There`s a great talent pool which created ‘Bijli, says director Shashank Khaitan, Alia Bhatt, Shah Rukh Khan`s starrer `Dear Zindagi` turns 6. ... [Read More]

26 November,2022 12:48 AM IST
5 movies and series that retold the horrific 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks

5 movies and series that retold the horrific 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks

In 2008, on November 26, 10 members of a terrorist organization from Pakistan carried out 12 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks in Mumbai. The terror lasted four days. A total of 175 people died including nine attackers and more than 300 were wounded. The terrorists infiltrated places like Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Taj hotel, Cama Hospital, Leopold Cafe, and others. It`s been 14 years since the attack and the memories of the event continue to haunt the city and the people who witnessed and survived it. Over the years, filmmakers retold the horrific attack from different perspectives. We bring to you 4 films and series that were based on the attacks of 26/11. (All Photos/ Stills from films)... [Read More]

25 November,2022 07:44 PM IST
In photos: Key moments from Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra in Maharashtra

In photos: Key moments from Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra in Maharashtra

The Bharat jodo yatra, which started from Kanniyakumari in Tamil Nadu on September 7, has so far covered 28 districts across six states. It entered Deglur in Maharashtra on November 7. It will pass through 12 states before culminating in Jammu and Kashmir in January after covering a distance of 3,570 km over nearly 150 days. Here are few key moments in Maharashtra. Pic/PTI... [Read More]

17 November,2022 02:29 PM IST
IN PHOTOS: India beat Netherlands by 56 runs to register second win in T20WC

IN PHOTOS: India beat Netherlands by 56 runs to register second win in T20WC

India defeated Netherlands by 56 runs to register their second consecutive win in the T20 World Cup here on Thursday. Electing to bat, India scored 179 for 2 and then restricted Netherlands to 123 for 9. Pics/PTI... [Read More]

27 October,2022 06:22 PM IST
IN PHOTOS: Fire breaks out in 12-storey residential building in Chembur

IN PHOTOS: Fire breaks out in 12-storey residential building in Chembur

A fire broke out in a 12-storey residential building in Chembur east on Saturday. Pics/ Satej Shinde... [Read More]

08 October,2022 08:43 AM IST
IN PHOTOS: Cyrus Mistry cremated in Mumbai

IN PHOTOS: Cyrus Mistry cremated in Mumbai

Former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry, who died in a car accident, was cremated in Mumbai on Tuesday. The last rites were performed  at Worli in central Mumbai. Mistry, 54, who headed the salt-to-software conglomerate Tata Sons from 2012-16 before an unceremonious exit, and his friend Jahangir Pandole were killed in a road accident in  Palghar district. Pics/Pradeep Dhivar, PTI... [Read More]

06 September,2022 02:49 PM IST
Amitabh Bachchan turns music composer; Seema on her divorce with Sohail Khan

Amitabh Bachchan turns music composer; Seema on her divorce with Sohail Khan

Amitabh Bachchan turns music composer for R Balki’s ‘Chup’. Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives: Seema Sajdeh reveals why she divorced Sohail. Kartik Aaryan kick-starts Satyaprem Ki Katha with the blessing of Lord Ganesha. Have you heard? Another series for Emraan Hashmi. ‘Hrithik Roshan’s 12-week transformation has commenced’    ... [Read More]

04 September,2022 06:19 PM IST
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MCD Elections 2022: Delhi CM Kejriwal along with his family casts vote

MCD Elections 2022: Delhi CM Kejriwal along with his family casts vote

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal along with his family cast their votes at a polling booth in Delhi’s Civil Lines. The voting for MCD Polls began at 8:00 am. Delhi will vote for 250 wards. According to State Election Commission 18% voting recorded till 12 pm... [Read More]

04 December,2022 10:55 PM IST
What was Ranbir Kapoor's reaction to Ritabhari's Brahma Janen Gopon Kommoti?

What was Ranbir Kapoor's reaction to Ritabhari's Brahma Janen Gopon Kommoti?

Film and TV actor Ritabhari Chakraborty joins us for a chat at the mid-day.com office. She speaks about being burnt out at 18, her shift from television to films, being trolled for gaining weight, Ranbir Kapoor`s reaction to her film where she played a female priest and much more!... [Read More]

24 November,2022 09:57 PM IST
Mumbai: Buyers Struggle To Get Their Flats; Over 1200 Home Owners Impacted

Mumbai: Buyers Struggle To Get Their Flats; Over 1200 Home Owners Impacted

Home owners protest against prominent builders in Mumbai. Over 60 home owners of Kalpataru Immensa - Kolshet in Thane gathered at Kalaparua’s office in Santa Cruz. While most buyers have paid more than 90% of the amount, over 1200 home owners have been impacted by the delay in handing over the flats by the builder.... [Read More]

16 November,2022 09:04 PM IST | Mumbai
ICC World T20: Pak Comedian Momin Saqib’s Hilarious Interview Ahead Of Match

ICC World T20: Pak Comedian Momin Saqib’s Hilarious Interview Ahead Of Match

The most anticipated battle in cricket history is on, as India will lock horns with arch-rival Pakistan at iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on October 23. Pakistani comedian Momin Saqib gave a hilarious interview ahead of the clash and showed the excitement ahead of the battle. #INDvPAK #IndiavsPakistan #TeamIndia #TeamPakistan #ICCT20WorldCup #T20Worldcup #cricket #sports... [Read More]

23 October,2022 02:09 PM IST | Mumbai
Indonesia: Stampede in Football stadium, Killed more than 127 People

Indonesia: Stampede in Football stadium, Killed more than 127 People

At least 127 people died after violence at a football match in Indonesia, last night. The deaths occurred when angry fans invaded a football pitch after a match in East Java... [Read More]

03 October,2022 09:52 PM IST
Ranveer Singh, Rohit Shetty & Others At The Grand Finale Of Khatron Ke Khiladi

Ranveer Singh, Rohit Shetty & Others At The Grand Finale Of Khatron Ke Khiladi

Many famous celebrities from Bollywood & television industries were spotted at Grand Finale Of Khatron Ke Khiladi Season 12. Stars like Ranveer Singh, Rohit Shetty, Pooja Hegde, Rubina Dilaik, Jannat Zubair, Chetna Pandey, Aneri Vajani & many more graced the show... [Read More]

26 September,2022 10:04 PM IST
Ganpati Visarjan 2022: 11-Day Ganesh Festival Ends In Mumbai | Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganpati Visarjan 2022: 11-Day Ganesh Festival Ends In Mumbai | Ganesh Chaturthi

The 11-day #GaneshChaturthi concluded with the immersion of Lord Ganesh idols in the sea, rivers and other water bodies across Mumbai. In big cities like Pune and Mumbai, processions carrying huge idols of the elephant-headed God on decorated trucks, accompanied by thousands of devotees and troupes of drummers continued well past midnight. Watch the video to know more... [Read More]

09 September,2022 08:22 PM IST
Rahul’s Reaction On Kohli Opening For The Indian Cricket Team - Asia Cup 2022

Rahul’s Reaction On Kohli Opening For The Indian Cricket Team - Asia Cup 2022

KL Rahul interacts with media after India defeated Afghanistan in the Asia Cup 2022 match. Following his side`s 101-run win over Afghanistan in their final Super Four clash at Asia Cup 2022, Indian stand-in skipper KL Rahul said that Virat Kohli scoring runs is a huge bonus for the side and his work ethic, attitude and mindset did not change for those two and half years or so when he could not score a century. #ViratKohli #Asiacup2022 #KLRahul #IndiavsAfghanistan... [Read More]

09 September,2022 07:51 PM IST | Dubai
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