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Meher Marfatia

Meher Marfatia

She writes fortnightly on everything that makes her love Mumbai and adore Bombay. Email: meher.marfatia@mid-day.com Website: www.mehermarfatia.com

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Carrom and camaraderie in the colony

Carrom and camaraderie in the colony

With Rustom Baug just hitting a century, we revisit other Parsi enclaves founded by the community’s visionaries... [Read More]

29 January,2023 07:13 AM IST | Mumbai | Meher Marfatia
‘We find our own path through the jungle’

‘We find our own path through the jungle’

Veteran writer-journalist CY Gopinath and master chef Ishtiyaque Qureshi connect intensely over gourmet gup... [Read More]

22 January,2023 06:36 AM IST | Mumbai | Meher Marfatia
Through a lens, gently

Through a lens, gently

The city premiere of Divya Cowasji’s film next month will showcase the best and brightest—and last—of Parsi theatre’s singing stars... [Read More]

15 January,2023 07:10 AM IST | Mumbai | Meher Marfatia
Flooring Bombay for a hundred years

Flooring Bombay for a hundred years

Bharat Floorings and Tiles celebrates its centenary with an exhibition that comprehensively traces an iconic timeline... [Read More]

01 January,2023 07:16 AM IST | Mumbai | Meher Marfatia
Bells and stars beyond midnight hours

Bells and stars beyond midnight hours

What stories surround bells and stars in Bombay glinting well after Christmas? ... [Read More]

25 December,2022 08:52 AM IST | Mumbai | Meher Marfatia
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IN PHOTOS: Bal Thackeray birthday: Five things to know about the politician

IN PHOTOS: Bal Thackeray birthday: Five things to know about the politician

Bal Keshav Thackeray was born on January 23, 1926, he was commonly known as Bal Thackeray. He founded right-wing, Marathi ethnocentric party Shiv Sena in 1966, and passed away on November 17, 2012.... [Read More]

22 January,2023 06:11 PM IST
Bollywood’s Top Stories: Rhea shares Sushant’s unseen pics, Sushmita buys a car

Bollywood’s Top Stories: Rhea shares Sushant’s unseen pics, Sushmita buys a car

Bollywood’s Top Stories: Mira Rajput plays `Deva Deva` on piano in her new home, Rhea Chakraborty shares unseen pics on late Sushant Singh Rajput`s birthday, Shah Rukh Khan gives hilarious reply to fan waiting outside ‘Mannat’, Sushmita Sen gets herself car worth whopping Rs 1.92 crore, Randeep Hooda forays as a producer with Syed Ahmad Afzal`s ‘Laal Rang 2’... [Read More]

21 January,2023 10:12 PM IST
Bal Thackeray birth anniversary: Five lesser known facts about Shiv Sena founder

Bal Thackeray birth anniversary: Five lesser known facts about Shiv Sena founder

Balasaheb Thackeray, the founder of the Shiv Sena was also known as Tiger and Hindu Hriday Samraat (Emperor of Hindu Hearts) among his supporters. Balasaheb was born on January 23,1926 in Pune, Maharashtra. On his birth anniversary here are some lesser known facts about the late Shiv Sena chief. File Photos/mid-day photo team... [Read More]

21 January,2023 11:09 AM IST
Rare pics of Shiv Sena Supremo Bal Thackeray with Indian political leaders

Rare pics of Shiv Sena Supremo Bal Thackeray with Indian political leaders

Shiv Sena founder Balasaheb Thackeray was born on January 23, 1926, in Pune. On his birth anniversary, take a look at pics that will give you a glimpse of his political career and his friendship with Indian political leaders. Thackeray He was a professional cartoonist, working in the daily newspaper. File Photo/Midday Photo Team... [Read More]

18 January,2023 11:05 AM IST
‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ praised by BFINA, R D Burman Death Anniversary

‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ praised by BFINA, R D Burman Death Anniversary

Bollywood Top Stories: Patralekha pays homage to Savitribai Phule on her 192nd birth anniversary, Alia Bhatt`s ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ gets praised by the Head Curator of BFINA, Badshah: In next 3 years, Indian non-film music will be a force to reckon with, Will Priyanka Chahar Choudhary finally earn captaincy on Colors Bigg Boss 16, R D Burman Death Anniversary: Singer Usha Uthup remembers Panchamda.... [Read More]

03 January,2023 10:01 PM IST
Political leaders remember Savitribai Phule on her 192nd birth anniversary

Political leaders remember Savitribai Phule on her 192nd birth anniversary

Savitribai Phule, who was born on January 3, 1831, was a 19th-century social reformer who helped girls achieve better education. Savitribai Phule educated herself after her marriage and later took up a social cause of educating girls from marginalised communities. On her 192nd birth anniversary, Indian politicians remember her and her contribution to society. Pics/Official Twitter Handles... [Read More]

03 January,2023 01:45 PM IST
Happy Birthday Dilip Kumar: Here are 5 UNKNOWN facts about the eternal superstar

Happy Birthday Dilip Kumar: Here are 5 UNKNOWN facts about the eternal superstar

Today is the 100th birth anniversary of Dilip Kumar, the man who inspired Bollywood and continues to do so. After having born of December 11, 1922 in a humble family, he went onto achieve dizzying heights in Bollywood. There have been many actors and filmmakers in Bollywood who have confessed that they chose Bollywood as a career, only after being inspired by the all-time great actor Dilip Kumar. Here are 5 UNKNOWN facts about the legendary actor Dilip Kumar.... [Read More]

11 December,2022 10:40 AM IST
Happy Birthday Dilip Kumar: Here are 5 TOP dialogues of the legendary actor

Happy Birthday Dilip Kumar: Here are 5 TOP dialogues of the legendary actor

The day and date of December 11, 1922, has been etched in gold forever in the histry of the silver screen as this was the day when the iconic and legendary Mohammad Yusuf Khan aka Dilip Kumar took birth. He has always ben known for his outstanding and exceptional dialogue delivery. The irony of his dialogue delivery was that, even the pauses during his dialogue SPOKE volumes.  Let’s walk the memory lane and have a look at the 5 TOP dialogues of the legendary actor.... [Read More]

11 December,2022 10:09 AM IST
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Shreya Dhanwanthary On Chup & Family Man 3

Shreya Dhanwanthary On Chup & Family Man 3

Chup Actress Shreya Dhanwanthary is one of the most popular faces on the Indian streaming platforms as she has appeared in popular web series such as The Family Man, Scam 1992, and Mumbai Diaries 26/11. In a recent interview shreya talked about success of chup and Manoj Bajpayee starer The Family Man Series... [Read More]

09 October,2022 03:16 PM IST
Mahesh Bhatt & Vikram Bhatt Announce Films -‘1920’ & ‘Khilone’

Mahesh Bhatt & Vikram Bhatt Announce Films -‘1920’ & ‘Khilone’

Indian horror maven Vikram Bhatt has announced the fifth installment in the 1920 series. Titled 1920 - Horrors of the Heart, the film will star Avika Gor. It is written by Mahesh Bhatt and will be directed by Vikram`s daughter Krishna Bhatt. Vikram will stay on as the producer.
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20 July,2022 07:36 PM IST | Mumbai
Covid-19: Mumbai Reports 92 Cases And Zero deaths | Active Cases At 628

Covid-19: Mumbai Reports 92 Cases And Zero deaths | Active Cases At 628

Mumbai reported 92 new infections on Sunday, taking the tally to 10,59,914. No fresh fatality was registered, keeping the death toll unchanged at 19,563, said a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation bulletin.... [Read More]

02 May,2022 08:53 PM IST | Mumbai
Why Dehugaon banned the sale of fish and meat

Why Dehugaon banned the sale of fish and meat

In Maharashtra’s pilgrimage town Dehugaon, the birthplace of Sant Tukaram Maharaj, the Nagar Panchayat hope to practice what the Bhakti saint preached by reinstating the ban on selling meat and fish. For many locals, this means a loss of livelihood... [Read More]

10 April,2022 10:39 PM IST | Mumbai
‘Nightingale of India’ Lata Mangeshkar Passes Away At The Age Of 92

‘Nightingale of India’ Lata Mangeshkar Passes Away At The Age Of 92

Known as the #NightingaleofIndia, iconic singer #LataMangeshkar, who was kept in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Mumbai`s Breach Candy Hospital, is no more. She passed away at the age of 92. The government has decided to observe two days of national mourning on the demise of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar.... [Read More]

06 February,2022 05:15 PM IST | Mumbai
India Registers First Omicron Death And Single-Day Spike Of 90,928 Covid Cases

India Registers First Omicron Death And Single-Day Spike Of 90,928 Covid Cases

#India on Wednesday recorded the first death linked to the #Omicron in Rajasthan’s #Udaipur. The country saw a single-day rise of 58,097 new #covid19 cases and 534 deaths till Thursday morning... [Read More]

06 January,2022 10:37 PM IST | Mumbai
Covid-19: Mumbai new cases rise to 692, doubling rate at 716

Covid-19: Mumbai new cases rise to 692, doubling rate at 716

Daily new cases saw a significant jump at 692 and deaths, at 25, saw a two-fold increase compared to Tuesday. #Mumbai had recorded the lowest TPR (1.76 per cent) on June 22 and single-digit fatalities. The doubling rate dipped for the second consecutive day and was 716 days on Wednesday. ... [Read More]

01 July,2021 05:07 PM IST | Mumbai
Exclusive! Abhishek Bachchan: I wasn't aware Scame 1992 was being made

Exclusive! Abhishek Bachchan: I wasn't aware Scame 1992 was being made

In an exclusive interview with Mid-Day`s Parul Sharma, `The Big Bull` star Abhishek Bachchan plays the game `Mid-Day & Me` and reveals his favourite mid-day meal, his 12 o`clock phone call, his mid-day mood and much more. Watch this video! ... [Read More]

12 April,2021 10:28 AM IST | Mumbai
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