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Pooja Desai

Pooja Desai

Pooja Desai is Website Head, Mid-Day. A journalist and editor with more than two decades of experience, she has previously worked with two national newspapers, two Mumbai tabloids, a national news website and a local community newspaper. Tweets: @poojadesaid

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How three young law aspirants are improving the world one book at a time

How three young law aspirants are improving the world one book at a time

Jatin Lalit Singh, Malvika Aggarwal and Abhishek Vyas have never met in person, but are the co-founders of three entirely crowd-funded community libraries in UP. They are also involved in Covid-19 relief work and have helped thousands of migrant workers stuck in cities reach safely home... [Read More]

20 June,2021 07:59 PM IST | Mumbai | Pooja Desai
‘Centre’s re-revised policy continues to allow inequity in access to vaccines’

‘Centre’s re-revised policy continues to allow inequity in access to vaccines’

The new national vaccination policy announced by PM Narendra Modi reserves 25 per cent of vaccines for private entities. Health economist Dr Rijo M John tells Mid-Day.com the policy is inequitable, and the Centre must publish a policy paper on its Covid-19 vaccine programme in consultation with all state governments to ensure fair distribution... [Read More]

14 June,2021 03:17 PM IST | Mumbai | Pooja Desai
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Spotted in the city: Pooja Hegde, Rohan Mehra, Kartik Aaryan and others

Spotted in the city: Pooja Hegde, Rohan Mehra, Kartik Aaryan and others

Spotted in the city: It`s time to sit back and flip through pictures of celebrities who made an appearance in the city throughout the day... [Read More]

17 April,2024 08:17 PM IST
Rama Navami 2024: Perfect traditional looks inspired by TV actresses

Rama Navami 2024: Perfect traditional looks inspired by TV actresses

Rama Navami is here, and if you`re still wondering what to wear on this special occasion, worry not! We`ve got you covered with perfect inspiration from Rashami Desai to Amruta Khanvilkar, our television actresses always keep their ethnic fashion game on point. Here are some of the best traditional looks you can take inspiration from:... [Read More]

17 April,2024 02:09 PM IST
Ankita's Veer Savarkar's screening turns into Bigg Boss 17 reunion, see pics

Ankita's Veer Savarkar's screening turns into Bigg Boss 17 reunion, see pics

Sawatantrya Veer Savarkar is generating quite a buzz among audiences. Actor Randeep Hooda’s directorial debut is a biographical drama based on the life of Indian freedom fighter and reformer Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. Last night the makers hosted a screening of the film and it was turned into a Bigg Boss 17 reunion as the participants from the reality show also attended the starry affair. Check out these pics from the event... [Read More]

22 March,2024 11:33 AM IST
Take cues from Parth Samthaan and ace your ethnic look this Holika Dahan

Take cues from Parth Samthaan and ace your ethnic look this Holika Dahan

Holi 2024: In the ever-evolving landscape of fashion, traditional attire continues to hold its timeless charm, and what better occasion to showcase its grace than during the auspicious Holika Dahan pooja? Take cues from birthday boy Parth Samthaan and ace your traditional look during this Holika Dahan pooja... [Read More]

11 March,2024 04:17 PM IST
Take cues from Tejasswi on how to style your saree right for Holika Dahan pooja

Take cues from Tejasswi on how to style your saree right for Holika Dahan pooja

Holi 2024: In the ever-evolving landscape of fashion, traditional attire continues to hold its timeless charm, and what better occasion to showcase its grace than during the auspicious Holika Dahan pooja. Take cues from Tejasswi Prakash and drape yourself in beautiful six yards to ace your look during this Holika Dahan pooja... [Read More]

10 March,2024 10:09 PM IST
Spotted in the city: Kriti Sanon, Pooja Hegde, Sara Ali Khan and others

Spotted in the city: Kriti Sanon, Pooja Hegde, Sara Ali Khan and others

Spotted in the city: It`s time to sit back and flip through pictures of celebrities who made an appearance in the city throughout the day... [Read More]

09 March,2024 08:29 PM IST
Mahashivratri 2024: Ex-Bigg Boss actresses inspired pooja fits'

Mahashivratri 2024: Ex-Bigg Boss actresses inspired pooja fits'

Mahashivratri is primarily a night dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva, one of the principal deities in Hinduism. Devotees observe fasts, perform rituals, and engage in prayer and meditation to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva. Today, as the world celebrates Mahashivratri, here are some outfit ideas to ace your pooja look... [Read More]

08 March,2024 03:09 PM IST
Anil Desai appears before Mumbai Police's EOW over alleged fund withdrawal

Anil Desai appears before Mumbai Police's EOW over alleged fund withdrawal

Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Anil Desai presented himself before the Mumbai Police`s Economic Offences Wing (EOW) following a complaint alleging the unauthorised withdrawal of Rs 50 crore from the party fund. Pics/ Agencies... [Read More]

05 March,2024 05:45 PM IST | Mumbai
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Manoj Bajpayee Kept 'Satya' Role a Secret from His Parents

Manoj Bajpayee Kept 'Satya' Role a Secret from His Parents

Manoj Bajpayee`s latest film, "Silence 2," premiered on Zee5 on April 16. Reflecting on his career during an interview, Manoj Bajpayee revisited his role in the 1998 film "Satya," where he played gangster Bhiku Mhatre. The role marked his entry into mainstream cinema and remains iconic. He revealed that due to uncertainties in the film industry at the time, he did not disclose his involvement in "Satya" to his family or friends until the release date was confirmed, fearing the project might be shelved... [Read More]

18 April,2024 03:12 PM IST
Sara Arfeen Khan hosts Iftaar Party: Karanvir Bohra, Rashami, and others attend

Sara Arfeen Khan hosts Iftaar Party: Karanvir Bohra, Rashami, and others attend

Popular television actress and host Sara Arfeen Khan hosted a star-studded Iftaar party in the city. The who`s who of telly land graced the extravagant affair. Among those in attendance were Karanvir Bohra, and Teejay Sidhu with their daughters, actress Rashami Desai, and Ajaz Khan. Sara rose to fame with the show `Dhoondh Legi Manzil Humein`. She was also seen in `Dilli Wali Thakur Gurls`, `Jamai Raja`, and `Love Ka Hai Intezaar`.... [Read More]

02 April,2024 07:45 PM IST
Kalki Dham Mandir: PM Modi performs pooja at foundation stone laying ceremony

Kalki Dham Mandir: PM Modi performs pooja at foundation stone laying ceremony

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 19 performed pooja during the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Hindu shrine Kalki Dham in Sambhal. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Shri Kalki Dham Nirman Trust Chairman Acharya Pramod Krishnam were also present. Shri Kalki Dham Mandir is being constructed by Shri Kalki Dham Nirman Trust whose chairman is Acharya Pramod Krishnam. Recently, former Congress leader and Chairman of Shri Kalki Dham Nirman Trust, Acharya Pramod Krishnam, took a swipe at opposition parties on February 18, asserting that anyone who is a patriot will align with the principles of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.... [Read More]

19 February,2024 02:58 PM IST
Umar Riaz on His Upcoming Show and Bigg Boss

Umar Riaz on His Upcoming Show and Bigg Boss

Umar Riaz talks about his new show `Date, 2 Remember.` It`s a mix of dating and pageant with tasks, made for couples. Umar and Akanksha Puri are the hosts. Umar also says for Bigg Boss, That chapter of my life is over. I don`t see myself being on Bigg Boss forever... [Read More]

19 February,2024 12:53 AM IST | Mumbai
Munawar Faruqui, Ankita Lokande, Pooja Bhatt At Bigg Boss Success Party

Munawar Faruqui, Ankita Lokande, Pooja Bhatt At Bigg Boss Success Party

Everyone looked their best for the glamorous `Bigg Boss 17` reunion celebration, which also included Ankita Lokhande, Mannara Chopra, and Munawar Faruqui. Apart from the contestants of the season, celebs such as Pooja Bhatt and Arbaaz Khan along with her wife Sshura Khan were also in attendance. Couple and contestants Ankita Lokhande and Vicky Jain arrived together for the reunion party. `Bigg Boss 17` winner Munawar Faruqui arrived in a chic black Pathani kurta-pajama. Watch the full video for more!... [Read More]

10 February,2024 05:54 PM IST
Makar Sankranti 2024: How do birds die from flying kites and what can you do?

Makar Sankranti 2024: How do birds die from flying kites and what can you do?

Each year the festival of Makar Sankranti brings with itself the promise of auspicious beginnings as the sun enters into the northern hemisphere. However, when it comes to birds, the story is quite the opposite. As kites will take over the sky on the day of Makar Sankranti 2024, what comes next is life-threatening cases of birds being injured by sharp threads of kites. While most of us enjoy this day with our family and friends flying kites and enjoying sweets, a section of volunteers get on their toes to save the birds who have been found hanging from the kite threads fighting for their lives. What leads to these deaths and what can we do about it? Watch this video to know more.... [Read More]

11 January,2024 07:00 PM IST
Inside Kartik Aaryan's Birthday Bash Attended By Karan Johar, Kriti Sanon & Othe

Inside Kartik Aaryan's Birthday Bash Attended By Karan Johar, Kriti Sanon & Othe

Kartik Aaryan Birthday 2023: Kartik Aaryan celebrated his 33rd birthday on November 22. Kartik Aaryan hosted a birthday party which was attended by Karan Johar, Kriti Sanon, Tara Sutaria, Raveena Tandon and her daughter Rasha Thadani, Vaani Kapoor, Anees Bazmee, Abhishek Kapoor, Pooja Hegde, Huma Qureshi, and others who made a stylish outing for Kartik’s special day. Kartik Aaryan was seen dressed in all-black attire and flaunted his clean-shaven look. Watch the full video to get all the insights from Kartik Aaryan`s star-studded birthday bash... [Read More]

23 November,2023 12:19 PM IST
Diwali 2023: Why you must worship Lakshmi, Ganesh, and Saraswati together?

Diwali 2023: Why you must worship Lakshmi, Ganesh, and Saraswati together?

Diwali 2023 is here and considered one of the most powerful times of the year to manifest and be blessed with whatever you desire. Diwali as a festival is associated with peace, prosperity and happiness. This auspicious festival is associated with numerous rituals which are followed across various regions and cultures of India. However, a few rituals associated with the festival of Deepavali are common and one of them is worshipping Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi. But not many know that Goddess Saraswati should also be worshipped along with Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi on the day of Diwali pujan. Pandit Varun Shastri explains why Lakshmi, Ganesh, and Saraswati should be worshipped together during Diwali puja vidhi.... [Read More]

12 November,2023 04:08 PM IST
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