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Bandra Fair: Must-try food items around Mount Mary’s Basilica this week

The Bandra Fair takes place every year from the first Sunday after September 8, the day celebrated as the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, for eight days. Like every year, lakhs of people will visit the fair to pray and revel in the festivities, especially because they haven’t been able to do it freely in the last two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic. While there are different kinds of activities for entertainment, it is the food that is found at the fair that people enjoy a lot. Here are some of them you should definitely know about

19 September,2022 03:57 PM IST
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will celebrate his 72nd birthday today on September 17. Photo Courtesy: AFP

Narendra Modi: How the Indian Prime Minister has donned traditional headgears and attires over the years

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi turns 72 years old on September 17. Among many aspects of his personality, his adoption of traditional clothes in every place that he visits is much talked about. He has worn many different kinds of headgear and attire over the years that have caught the attention not only of his fellow Indians but also many people around the world. As the country celebrates his birthday, here are six times he wore tradtional caps or attires that left a lasting impression

18 September,2022 04:35 PM IST
World Ozone Day or International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is celebrated annually on September 16. Photo: AFP

World Ozone Day: Understanding why it is important to protect the ozone layer

As the awareness around global warming increases, there is a need to understand why the ozone layer deserves to be protected. The layer in the Earth’s stratosphere has been depleting but it must be preserved to avoid harmful effects such as various types of skin cancers. On International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, here are interesting facts about the efforts in that direction

16 September,2022 10:47 AM IST
Queen Elizabeth II greets British singers Sir Tom Jones (left) and Paul McCartney backstage during the Diamond Jubilee Concert outside Buckingham Palace in London, on June 4, 20112. (Photo by Dave Thompson / AFP)

What kind of music did Queen Elizabeth II like? Here’s a glimpse into her musical indulgence

The demise of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8 has been mourned by many on the internet, including artists and musicians. The queen’s love for music is well-known among those who follow the royal events. Here’s a glimpse into how the monarch appreciated music during her reign

09 September,2022 12:59 PM IST
This year, Ganesh Chaturthi is being celebrated on August 31 and will go on for the next 10 days. Photo Courtesy: Sumit Yempalle

Ganesh Chaturthi 2022: Why these Mumbaikars have chosen to make eco-friendly, homemade idols

Mumbaikars are excited to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi this year, especially because they can enjoy the festival to the fullest after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic. As there has been awareness over the years about how Plaster Of Paris (POP) idols create water pollution, many devotees in the city have moved towards eco-friendly alternatives like paper and clay, and even make their idols at home

05 September,2022 07:46 PM IST
Freddie Mercury was a singer-songwriter, frontman and lead vocalist of British rock band, Queen. Photo: AFP

Freddie Mercury: Celebrating the iconic British singer and his Indian roots

Freddie Mercury, the British singer-songwriter and frontman of Queen is one of the most iconic musicians of the 20th century. In his short lifespan, he earned the distinction of having produced some of the best rock ballads of all time and translating them on stage equally well. Here are some interesting facts about the singer on his 76th birth anniversary

05 September,2022 11:04 AM IST
Abhishek Satam set out to watch and click pictures of Dahi Handi 2022 earlier today. Photo Courtesy: Abhishek Satam

Dahi Handi 2022: Mumbaikars celebrate Janmashtami after two years with ritual, festivities

Every year, the city comes alive during Janmashtami and the subsequent Dahi Handi celebration which starts early and goes on till the end of the day. The last two years have been very different due to the Covid-19 pandemic-induced lockdown because people weren't able to go out. The festival which usually starts with a puja in the night is followed by people stepping out with their friends and family to participate or watch govindas breaking the dahi handi across the city. Now, two years later, they are leaving no stone unturned and going to their favourite areas to experience the full fervour of the day

19 August,2022 07:42 PM IST
Md Khwawis Ansari, a 14-year-old cancer survivor shares a photo from his hometown near Chamurchi View Point, Bhutan border. Photo: Rajen Nair/Cancer Art Project

Cancer survivors, deaf children showcase their photography skills during the Covid-19 pandemic

Rajen Nair, a Mumbai-based partially-deaf photographer, has created two social media handles called 'Enabled Photography' and 'Cancer Art Project' to showcase the work of his students, who have a hearing disability or are cancer survivors from the city and around India. Since the young camera aficionados were bored indoors due to the Covid-19 pandemic, he encouraged them to keep busy by clicking local photographs which he shares on these pages. Here are some of the scenes they captured.  

19 August,2022 02:38 PM IST
Indian school children piece together an image of former Indian president, APJ Kalam during a remembrance event on his 85th birth anniversary at a school in Chennai on October 15, 2016. Photo Courtesy: AFP

APJ Abdul Kalam: Celebrating India’s ‘Missile Man’ on his 7th death anniversary

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, or Dr APJ Kalam as he is more commonly known, passed away on July 27, 2015 at the age of 83. The aerospace scientist, who was responsible for India’s space programme and missile development efforts, served as the 11th President of India between 2002 to 2007 and was also considered as the ‘People’s President’. Here are some other interesting facts about the Indian genius on his 7th death anniversary

27 July,2022 11:26 AM IST | Mumbai
People's leader Nelson Mandela. Image credit: AFP

Remembering anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela on International Mandela Day 2022

The United Nations observes July 18 as the International Mandela Day to mark the birth anniversary of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela and to remember his work against racial oppression and in leading the movement towards human rights and social justice in an unequal society

18 July,2022 02:33 PM IST
Jim Morrison passed away on July 3, 1971 in France, six years after he founded the iconic American rock band, The Doors. Photo: AFP

Remembering Jim Morrison of The Doors on his 51st death anniversary

Jim Morrison was a singer-songwriter, poet and lead vocalist of the iconic American rock band, The Doors. The founding member of the band, Morrison created six albums with them before he passed away in 1971 in France. In his short lifespan, he was known for his unique voice, personality and poetic lyrics which gave fans around the world hits like ‘Light My Fire’ and ‘Roadhouse Blues’ among others

03 July,2022 07:29 PM IST
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