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Sumedha Raikar Mhatre

Sumedha Raikar Mhatre

She is a culture columnist in search of the sub-text. Email: sumedha.raikar@mid-day.com

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Solo face of courage

Solo face of courage

What does it mean to be single, female and Indian? A new Hindi anthology challenges the urban, upper class idea of independence ... [Read More]

09 June,2024 07:07 AM IST | Mumbai | Sumedha Raikar Mhatre
Can and able

Can and able

A play driven by Persons with Disabilities from Mumbai is set to travel to Dubai to make a case for inclusive theatre, performance spaces, and world... [Read More]

26 May,2024 07:10 AM IST | Mumbai | Sumedha Raikar Mhatre
Dialling Ambedkar on voting day

Dialling Ambedkar on voting day

Recalling the words of the Father of the Constitution makes most sense on the day when citizens exercise their most potent political right... [Read More]

12 May,2024 08:09 AM IST | Mumbai | Sumedha Raikar Mhatre
Backwaters of history

Backwaters of history

In a new book, geographers, archaeologists and maritime historians celebrate ports, docks, forts and harbours which made Mumbai an international centre of trade and industry... [Read More]

28 April,2024 06:35 AM IST | Mumbai | Sumedha Raikar Mhatre
Devy in the details

Devy in the details

Celebrated linguist Dr Ganesh Devy is carving a Centre for Civilisation Studies in Mumbai—the latest in the series of institutions he has built, block by block, for the preservation of indigenous languages and cultures... [Read More]

14 April,2024 06:25 AM IST | Mumbai | Sumedha Raikar Mhatre
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In Photos: People cast their vote for fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections 2024

In Photos: People cast their vote for fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections 2024

As the voting for the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2024 is underway in 96 constituencies across nine states and one Union Territory, a voter turnout of 24.87 per cent was reported by 11 am (Pics/AFP)... [Read More]

13 May,2024 12:53 PM IST
IN PHOTOS: Phase 2 of Lok Sabha elections 2024 concludes

IN PHOTOS: Phase 2 of Lok Sabha elections 2024 concludes

Voter turnout of 60.96 per cent was recorded till 7 pm in phase two of the Lok Sabha elections held on Friday across 88 constituencies spread in 13 states, the Election Commission said. Pics/PTI... [Read More]

26 April,2024 10:09 PM IST
IN PHOTOS: Preparations underway at Dadar's Shivaji Park for Maharashtra Day

IN PHOTOS: Preparations underway at Dadar's Shivaji Park for Maharashtra Day

Maharashtra Day, observed on May 1 every year, commemorates the formation of the state of Maharashtra in 1960. It holds significant historical importance as it marks the day when the state was officially established. Pics/ Aditi Haralkar... [Read More]

23 April,2024 05:42 PM IST
IN PHOTOS: Top black outfits that stole the spotlight at Oscars 2024

IN PHOTOS: Top black outfits that stole the spotlight at Oscars 2024

The Oscars is the most coveted event in the world. Besides being renowned for its recognition of cinematic excellence, it is also celebrated for its fashion. Like every year, the red carpet of Oscars 2024 once again left the global audience awestruck. This year, the event saw the timeless elegance of black outfits dominate the red carpet... [Read More]

11 March,2024 04:37 PM IST
IN PHOTOS: From Cillian Murphy to Billie Eilish, here are Oscars 2024 winners

IN PHOTOS: From Cillian Murphy to Billie Eilish, here are Oscars 2024 winners

The 96th Academy Awards, popularly known as Oscars 2024, that is presented by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, took place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood in Los Angeles on March 11... [Read More]

11 March,2024 10:43 AM IST
Oscars 2024: Hollywood biggies grace the 96th Annual Academy Awards red carpet

Oscars 2024: Hollywood biggies grace the 96th Annual Academy Awards red carpet

From the stunning Zendaya and charming Robert Downey Jr, to the dapper Ryan Gosling and talented Ariana Grande, It is a star-studded evening full of surprises and entertainment. Get ready to witness history in the making at the Oscars 2024!... [Read More]

11 March,2024 07:39 AM IST
Pics: Inside Shrenu Parikh and Akshay Mhatre's dreamy wedding ceremony

Pics: Inside Shrenu Parikh and Akshay Mhatre's dreamy wedding ceremony

Shrenu Parikh and Akshay Mhatre tied the knot on December 21. They have previously worked together in `Ghar ek Mandir.` The actress took to her Instagram feed to share some beautiful pictures from their dreamy wedding ceremony (All Pics/ Instagram)... [Read More]

22 December,2023 02:47 PM IST
IN PHOTOS: BMC, Mumbai Police prepare for lord Ganesh idol immersions in city

IN PHOTOS: BMC, Mumbai Police prepare for lord Ganesh idol immersions in city

In a harmonious and incident-free culmination of the Ganesh Chaturthi, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday reported that a total of 196 idols were immersed in the city till 12 pm. Pics/Satej Shinde... [Read More]

20 September,2023 04:51 PM IST
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FICCI’s 96th Annual Convention: S Jaishankar shows mirror to West

FICCI’s 96th Annual Convention: S Jaishankar shows mirror to West

External Affairs Minister of India, Dr S Jaishankar on December 09 addressed the audience at FICCI’s 96th Annual Convention. He talked about India’s diplomatic ties and without mentioning, he slammed the countries condemning India’s energy purchases from Russia. He said, “Diplomacy, international relations, good ties, friendships, are not about giving other people a say in your choice. Our choice must be our choice. However, difficult it is. When it came to our energy purchases, our national choices and national interest, were supposed to be subservient to the political correctness of other countries, who by the way, had made their own arrangements.”... [Read More]

11 December,2023 12:35 PM IST
Operation Kaveri: Over 500 Indian nationals brought back to India from Sudan

Operation Kaveri: Over 500 Indian nationals brought back to India from Sudan

Under its evacuation mission `Operation Kaveri `, India has set up a transit facility at Jeddah and all the Indians have been taken to the Saudi Arabian city after their evacuation from Sudan.The first batch of 278 Indians were evacuated by Indian Navy`s frontline ship INS Sumedha on Tuesday. Hours later, the first C130J heavy-lift transport aircraft of the IAF landed at Port Sudan to bring back more Indians. It was followed by evacuation by another C130J. According to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, the first C-130J aircraft brought to Jeddah 121 passengers while the second plane evacuated 135.... [Read More]

26 April,2023 11:04 AM IST | Mumbai
Union Minister Shekhawat slams Pakistan for violating Indus water treaty rules

Union Minister Shekhawat slams Pakistan for violating Indus water treaty rules

Months after Delhi issued a notification to Pakistan for modification of the Indus Waters Treat, Pakistan has finally responded to India’s notice seeking an amendment to the bilateral agreement that was signed in September 1960. According to MEA, Pakistan Foreign Ministry has forwarded a letter that was written by Pakistan`s Indus Water Commissioner to its Indian counterpart. Citing Islamabad’s "intransigence" in handling disputes, India said that it will "examine the letter and consult the stakeholders." Meanwhile, Union Minister Gajendra Shekhawat slandered Pakistan for its "dual precedence" in the "purest" treaty.... [Read More]

24 April,2023 06:01 PM IST | Mumbai
Did US Intelligence Help India Force China’s PLA To Retreat During Tawang Clash

Did US Intelligence Help India Force China’s PLA To Retreat During Tawang Clash

India repelled Chinese Military in Tawang as the US provided crucial intelligence to India. The US intelligence helped India rout China in the 2022 border clash, reported US News. US Govt provided real-time details to India of the Chinese positions and force’s strength. The U.S. government for the first time provided real-time details to its Indian counterparts of the Chinese positions and force strength in advance of a PLA incursion, says a source familiar with a previously unreported U.S. intelligence review of the encounter into the Arunachal Pradesh region. The information included actionable satellite imagery and was more detailed and delivered more quickly than anything the U.S. had previously shared with the Indian military, reported US News. National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications, John Kirby refuses to comment. On Dec 9, 2022, hundreds of Indian, Chinese troops clashed along the LAC in Tawang Sector. Indian and Chinese forces sustained injuries following the confrontation at the border areas. Home Minister Amit Shah said, “no one can capture even an inch of land in PM Modi’s regime”. India, China held 17 rounds of military talks, but unable to reach terms for disengagement. MEA in its Annual Report 2021-22, said that attempts by China to change the status quo impacted India-China relations. Since April-May 2020, China undertook several attempts to unilaterally alter the status quo along the LAC in Western Sector. #Tawang #IndiaChina #US    ... [Read More]

21 March,2023 08:54 PM IST
Delhi Wakes Up To Thick Smog AQI 396

Delhi Wakes Up To Thick Smog AQI 396

Air quality in Delhi and its neighboring regions reached severe levels again on Thursday, engulfing the national capital in thick smog. At 8 am, the national capital`s Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded at 364 (`Very Poor`) while at 7 am, it was 408 (`Severe`)... [Read More]

03 November,2022 11:49 PM IST
Queen Elizabeth II’s secret letter to Australia

Queen Elizabeth II’s secret letter to Australia

Do you Know? Queen Elizabeth II wrote a secret letter that can`t be opened for 63 years. It`s kept on a vault in Sydney The letter was written by her in November 1986. The letter is hidden inside a glass case in a secure location. It can`t be opened until 2085 since it`s hidden behind a glass case in a secure location. Queen Elizabeth II visited Australia 16 times during her reign as head of state.... [Read More]

13 September,2022 10:42 PM IST | Mumbai
Mid-Day Masterclass With Chaminda Vaas

Mid-Day Masterclass With Chaminda Vaas

Sri Lanka`s 1996 World Cup winner, Chaminda Vaas shares tips and techniques on how to take wickets using fast bowling.... [Read More]

08 July,2022 12:33 PM IST
Promo: Mid-day Masterclass With Chaminda Vaas

Promo: Mid-day Masterclass With Chaminda Vaas

Sri Lanka`s 1996 World Cup winner, Chaminda Vaas shares tips and techniques on how to take wickets using fast bowling. ... [Read More]

07 June,2022 12:06 PM IST
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