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Arjun Rampal shares heart-touching photo of his adorable newborn son

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On Tuesday, Arjun Rampal shared a photo of his newborn son on his Instagram account. The actor took to his Instagram account to share a glimpse of his child. In the picture, you can see the baby holding dad's fingers, and Rampal can't get enough of this warm fuzzy feeling. He shared the picture and captioned it: "Uffff..." with a bunch of heart emojis. Arjun Rampal welcomed a baby boy with girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Khar's Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai. Take a look at the picture here: Well, this isn't the baby's first glimpse. A few days ago, Gabriella had also shared a photo of Arjun Rampal holding the newborn in his arms.  Reportedly, Gabriella had a C-section delivery and she also posted a selfie from the hospital bed, where she looked fresh and radiant. She captioned her picture as "Needed a change." In an interaction with mid-day, Gabriella revealed that they haven't thought about any name for their bundle of joy and are still thinkin..
                 

Chandrayaan-2 enters Earth orbit, lunar landing on Sept 7

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Sriharikota: Aiming to take a "billion dreams to the moon", India on Monday successfully launched its second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 on-board its rocket GSLV-MkIII-M1 from the spaceport here to explore the uncharted south pole of the celestial body by landing a rover. The launch vehicle lifted-off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre here into cloudy skies at 2.43 pm and successfully placed the 3,850-kg Chandrayaan-2 into the Earth orbit 16.42 minutes later. Immediately after Chandrayaan-2's separation from the rocket, its solar array automatically got deployed and the ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network at Bengaluru successfully took control of the spacecraft, Indian Space Research Organisation said in a statement later. K Sivan Chandrayaan-2, a spacecraft comprising orbiter, lander and rover, will be subjected to a series of orbit manoeuvres using its onboard propulsion system to take it to the vicinity of Moon over the next weeks with the rover soft landing planned on Se..
                 

Happy birthday Daniel Radcliffe: 10 interesting facts about the 'Harry Potter' star

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The British actor Daniel Radcliffe became an overnight star by playing Harry Potter in the film adaptations of JK Rowling's books. But put aside his signature character, how well do you know the English actor? From 'The Simpsons' to his connection to Charles Dickens, we dig up 10 interesting facts about the blue-eyed star as he turns 30 today. 1. Daniel Radcliffe wanted to act since he was 5 years old and he made his screen debut at the age of 10 in BBC One's TV adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel 'David Copperfield', portraying the titular character as a young boy. Daniel Radcliffe in a still from 'David Copperfield'. Pic/YouTube 2. 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' (2001) was not Daniel Radcliffe's first film. He made his Hollywood debut in 'The Tailor of Panama', a 2001 film based on John le Carré's 1996 spy novel. Daniel Radcliffe in a still from his film debut 'The Tailor of Panama'. Pic/YouTube 3. Wondering how Daniel Radcliffe landed the part of Harry Potter?..
                 

Golfer Brooks's girlfriend Jena takes dig at their relationship critics

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American actress Jena Sims, girlfriend of US golfer Brooks Koepka took a dig at those who have been questioning the seriousness of her relationship status with the golfer. Their relationship came under scrutiny when Brooks, 29, refused to kiss Jena, 28, during the PGA Championship in May. The couple have been together since 2015 and Jena took to Instagram to dismiss notions of any tension in their relationship. "When the beach is rocky but your relationship ain't," Sims captioned a picture (top) of herself standing on a rocky beach. The four-time majors winner, Brooks become the first golfer to hold back-to-back titles in two majors after defending his PGA Championships crown in May. Brooks Koepka is an American professional golfer on the PGA Tour. In May 19, 2019 the golfer became World Number 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking after winning the 2018 CJ Cup. Brooks Koepka won the U.S. Open in 2017 and 2018, and the PGA Championship in 2018. He successfully defended the PGA Champion..
                 

Mumbai Diary: Tuesday Dossier

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Team mid-day In the right frame The papz get Krishna Shroff while she checks another pic of hers at an event in BKC on Monday. Pic/Bipin Kokate A 'wild' blast from the past Being on social media could either be an endless exercise in scrolling through photographs uploaded by the million a second, or if you follow the right accounts, one of happy discoveries. The latter was the case with a city-based film researcher who goes by the moniker, Wildcat of Bombay, on Instagram. Since the researcher couldn't find a poster of Kulin Kanta, he shared one for Kala Nag, another of the many films from the 1920s and 30s inspired by sensational scandals and crimes Popular among film enthusiasts for his informative posts on 1930s Bombay cinema — he is also writing a book on the same— he came across a post by the Indian Memory Project on Mumtaz Begum, the favourite courtesan of Maharaja Tukojirao Holkar III of Indore, and around whom the infamous Bawla Murder case revolves. Mumtaz Begum No ..
                 

MSSA football: St Stanislaus skipper Jaffer Mansoori strikes in style

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Akshay Jagtap Leading from the front, skipper Jaffer Mansoori dished out an impressive performance to help St Stanislaus enter the semi-finals of the Mumbai Schools Sports Association (MSSA)-organised boys U-16 Div-I football tournament with a solitary goal win over St Mary's ICSE (Mazagaon) at Cooperage yesterday. After a goalless first half, Jaffer broke the deadlock in style. In the 31st minute, he received a corner kick from teammate Shayne D'Costa and executed a neat half-volley finish into the goal. Jaffer, who showcased some good dribbling skills and beat the opposition defence often, should have scored a couple of goals more, but missed out. St Stanislaus skipper Jaffer Mansoori Stanislaus coach Roy Fernandes heaped praise on his captain but also mentioned that he needed to fine-tune his finishing skills. "He has got good speed. The only problem is his finishing. He has to improve on that. Today, had he finished better, he could have scored four goals. He probably gets a little..
                 

Nilesh Kulkarni hails decision to pick teenager Rahul Chahar

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Former India left-arm spinner Nilesh Kulkarni gave a thumbs up to the national selection committee's decision to include young leggie Rahul Chahar in T20I squad for the West Indies tour Kulkarni felt it was a fine strategy to pick Chahar, 19, considering the current form of wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal. Kuldeep took six wickets in seven World Cup games while Chahal picked up 12 wickets in eight matches. Chahar, who claimed 20 wickets in his last five games for India 'A', was instrumental in Mumbai Indians' IPL triumph with 13 wickets in as many games. Nilesh Kulkarni "It's a good inclusion, purely because Rahul had a good season last year," Kulkarni said on the sidelines of International Institute of Sports Management's student induction ceremony held in Bandra yesterday. Though Kuldeep and Chahal are part of the Indian ODI team for the West Indies tour, Chahar will be the only leggie in the T20I side alongside left-arm spinners, Ravindra Jadeja and Krunal Pandya a..
                 

Vidya Balan on making debut as a producer: Powerful story called out to me

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She may be busy promoting her next, Mission Mangal, and giving shape to her web series on former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, but Vidya Balan has managed to squeeze another project in her date diary. mid-day has learnt that the actor has joined hands with good friend and producer Ronnie Screwvala for a short film titled Natkhat. So moved was Balan by the social drama — which exposes the rape culture in India — that she decided to back it as well. A source close to the film reveals, "The short film has been co-written and directed by Shaan Vyas, who has produced acclaimed films like Masaan (2015) and Shahid (2012), and is a festival regular. With Vidya at the centre of the proceedings, the story depicts how parenting can play a key role in abolishing gender inequality and rape culture. While Shaan was keen that Vidya play the lead, he was in for a surprise as the actor readily came on board as a producer. The film is currently on the editing table and is likely to be releas..
                 

Crack the gender code

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The skewed male-female ratio in STEM fields is phenomenon scholars and policymakers have been grappling with since the Age of Enlightenment. But for women who do the study to become engineers, scientists and mathematicians, overcoming this gender gap is a segue to another set of challenges including wage difference and an even more skewed ratio in leadership roles. It was with this idea of wanting to change the industry experience for women engineers that a handful of technologists got together to form Women Who Code (WWC) in 2011. The community has since gone on to become a global non-profit, working towards supporting women to excel in technology careers across 20 countries. Its Mumbai chapter — the fifth in India after Delhi, Pune, Bengaluru and Hyderabad — will launch this week with an event that will familiarise women in tech with the concept behind WWC, with an aim to build a community in the city. Aatika Khan are directors of the Mumbai chapter "The idea is to encour..
                 

Fresh off the boat in SoBo

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It's the little things that matter. And if you can throw a bit of imagination into the mix, it can make all the difference. Lakshit Shetty along with brothers Jai and Sahil Wadhwa of Hoppumm have done well to identify the benefit of thinking this way, and have imbibed it in its entirety for the second outlet of their Sri Lankan eatery, where simple pol rotis are elevated with a dab of butter flavoured with curry leaves or pol sambol. Opening its doors today, Hoppumm's 2.0 version is located in the Cambata Building that also housed the now-shut Eros Cinema at Churchgate, and which earlier had a Continental eatery called Crave. With a bigger space and menu, this outlet has a little more to offer than their quick service Bandra outpost. The entrance, which leads to the kitchen and houses a reception desk, is bitty. And a lovely hand-painted mural and a flight of stairs lead you to the second floor, where the main seating area is. The decor, which is soothing and casual, draws inspiration..
                 

B-town Buzz: Hindi remake of Jigarthanda in pipeline; Shreyas plays an AIDS patient

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Abhishek Chaubey is all set to helm the Hindi remake of Karthik Subbaraj's Tamil film Jigarthanda (2014), which featured Siddharth and Lakshmi Menon. Producer Sajid Nadiadwala has acquired the rights of the gangster comedy. Scripting is currently underway. Earlier, there was speculation that Ajay Devgn was planning a remake but the project did not take off. Shreyas plays an AIDS patient Shreyas Porus Pardiwalla Having made his debut with Yaariyan followed by the ambitious romantic, Sanam Re, Shreyas Porus Pardiwalla is set to spring a huge surprise on the audience and his fans with his next offering, an emotional drama. The film touched on the subject of AIDS is inspired by a real incident. The movie follows one particularly horny kid, as he moves around his privileged Delhi social circles, trying to get laid. Little does he know that he is HIV positive. Without revealing much about the film, Shreyas says, "It's a great opportunity to work with talented makers, touted as one of th..
                 

Visa issue prevents Harshika Vishvakarma from boarding Cardiff plane

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India's men and women Slum Soccer teams will leave for Cardiff (Wales) today to compete in the 17th edition of the Homeless World Cup (July 27 to August 3). However, Chhindwara-based women's team striker, Harshika Vishvakarma will not be part of the Cardiff-bound team after technical issues with her visa application surfaced. "I had applied for a visa when I came to Mumbai one month ago. Somehow there was no stamp on my visa papers. Our team will leave for Cardiff tomorrow, but I will not be able to go with them as I had to reapply for the visa. I am nervous, but I hope to get it quickly," Vishvakarma, 17, who scored 18 goals during six selection games, told mid-day yesterday. The players of the Indian men and women teams that will be participating in the Homeless World Cup in Cardiff, Wales with Amruta Fadnavis, patron of Slum Soccer during an event in the city yesterday. Pics/ Atul Kamble Amruta Fadnavis (wife of Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis), who is the patron of..
                 

A change for the better

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FOOD/ GOODAMBIANCE/ BRIGHTSERVICE/ GREATCOST/FAIRVERDICT/ 1/4 ONGC Colony at Bandra Reclamation is a food hub that's like a chameleon, because the place changes colour all the time. It's a straight road lined with restaurants and pubs on one side. But some of them shut and new ones open, leaving the place in a constant state of flux. Only Candies in one corner has survived the test of time like the Rock of Gibraltar. New York City Diner, right next door, bit the bullet earlier this year after a short but commendable stint. Before that, iBar closed operations, breaking the heart of the city's indie musicians. Even a mighty chain like Doolally threw its hands up. It can be an unforgiving location, but restaurateurs still hedge a bet and put their money on the place, just like the people behind And It Was Called Yellow did last month. Those who know the band Coldplay will recognise the name as the final line in the chorus from one of their hit songs. But there are two ..
                 

More than just a tag

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We were probably on our third or fourth visit to Elephanta Island. After the scenic boat ride from the Gateway, where sea gulls and flamingoes gave us company, and where we tested our eyesight until the city's fading skyline was a blip in the horizon, the historic island's treasures — natural and manmade — beckoned. It had been a gap of a year since our previous visit. But the signs of neglect and vandalism had increased sufficiently for us to cringe within the first 100 metres of our walk. Plastic bags had got entangled along the few mangroves by the jetty. Litter in the form of tetrapaks and empty bottles were strewn along the toy train track. And graffiti greeted us everywhere, as if to remind us that couples had run out of space elsewhere to proclaim their love. We shuddered to imagine what would be in store as we progressed to explore the island and its historic caves. In fact, after the 120-odd-step climb, we noticed a spike in the number of stalls and vendors along t..
                 

Umpire Kumar Dharmasena on his 'error': I do not regret the decision I made

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Colombo: The umpire, who awarded England six runs from a freak overthrow in the last over of the World Cup final, has admitted he made an "error" and should have given one run fewer, a report said yesterday. A throw to the stumps deflected off the bat of a diving Ben Stokes as he tried to complete a second run and raced to the boundary, with umpire Kumar Dharmasena awarding six runs.' Three balls later the scores, at 50 overs, were tied as England reached 241 all out replying to NZ's 241-8. It took a Super Over which again was tied but England won by virtue of having scored more boundaries. Critics, including former umpire Simon Taufel, said England should have been awarded five runs, not six, as the batsmen had not crossed for the second run at the moment the ball was thrown. England's Stokes dives to complete a run as the ball hits him and travels to the boundary during the World Cup final at Lord’s recently. Pic/AFP Dharmasena said he did not have the benefit of television rep..
                 

Colaba fire: Firemen didn't believe that man was trapped, alleges girlfriend

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In another case of blatant negligence, a resident of Colaba's Churchill Chambers, which went up in flames on Sunday, died as fire officials refused to believe that he was stuck inside. His friends said even though the fire brigade reached the spot on time, they took two hours to get the equipment required for the rescue operation. Over and above this, when deceased Shyam Aiyyar's girlfriend asked the officials to rescue him, they said everyone had been rescued. Speaking to mid-day, Chaiti Narula, a senior media person, said, "Though the fire brigade got there on time, it took two hours for their equipment to arrive. When Pooja, Shyam's girlfriend, asked the firemen to rescue him from the third floor, they didn't believe her. Then one of our friends — Kaizad Bhabha — rushed upstairs to rescue him. But by the time he reached, he found Shyam dead. We will take this up with the authorities concerned, as no one should die due to the apathy of the fire brigade and civic body. The..
                 

The trinity of love

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You know a song is good when the comments section below its video is an outpouring of memories — even years after its release. That's the effect Leonard Cohen's Dance Me to the End of Love has. With a gorgeous video directed by Dominique Isserman, the song pretty much feels like waltzing with the idea of love. And deep-diving into that very theme, is a play co-written by Mahesh Dattani and Avantika Shankar that will be staged this Sunday at the National Centre of the Performing Arts (NCPA), in collaboration with Playpen Performing Arts Trust. And it's named after Cohen's song, too. The rehearsals began in early May last year with the first performance being held at someone's home. Shankar had been part of Dattani's workshop years ago. Sukhita Aiyar This is thus the fourth edition of the triptych featuring Shankar's The Date and The Dated and Dattani's The Reading. Shankar was part of a playwriting workshop the Sahitya Akademi awardee was conducting. Dattani recalls, "In my worksh..
                 

B-town buzz: Fatima Sana Shaikh's holidaying in Macao; Rajeev Khandelwal's back!

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A time to chill Fatima Sana Shaikh attended a stage production, The House of Dancing Water, written and directed by Franco Dragone, in Macao. Impressed with the performance, she posed for a keepsake photograph with the cast. The actor, who has completed shooting for Anurag Basu's next, is currently holidaying in Macao. She has been doing all the touristy stuff. Shaikh found the gondola ride to be a fun experience. Apart from sightseeing, the Dangal (2016) girl has been relishing the local fare. Check out some photos of Fatima Sana Shaikh's Macao diaries here:       View this post on Instagram Enjoyed a delicious and authentic Chinese meal at the Michelin Star restaurant Wing Lei #macaomoments #wowmacao A post shared by Fatima Sana Shaikh (@fatimasanashaikh) onJul 19, 2019 at 8:02pm PDT       View this post on Instagram Outfit - @houseofmasaba Shades - @vijayopticsin @andywolfofficial Styled by - @rashimorbia @stylebyami Assisted by - @namrata_h..
                 

10th Jagran Film Festival Delhi: What happened on Day 3

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The third day of 10th Jagran Film Festival witnessed one in-conversation with Rohit Shetty on Homage to Veeru Devgan and another with Siddhant Chaturvedi. Many more personalities from film fraternity like Rakesh Senger, Kireet Khurana along with other dignitaries were also present at the third day of 10th JFF. Interactive Q&A session between Kireet Khurana, Director of T for Taj Mahal and the audience present at the screening was organized along with an interactive Master Class by TVF organized by Saurabh Khanna, which talked about the nuances of film making and his association with TVF. On the third day of the world's largest travelling film festival, tribute to legendary action director Veeru Devgan was given by Rohit Shetty through an in-conversation with Rajeev Masand. The festival also showcased an independent Bangladeshi documentary - Hasina, where the role of the protagonist (Sheikh Hasina, the tenth Bangladeshi Prime Minister) was acted by Sheikh Hasina herself. Members fr..
                 

Why it sucks to play sport and be a girl

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The October of last year brings back bitter memories for 17-year-old national-level athlete Apoorva Pawar. An FYBCom student at HR College, Pawar, who was participating at the West Zone Nationals, had attended the opening ceremony in Raipur, Chhattisgarh, where some of the athletes, including her, were to receive medals for the 100m races (in the under-14 and under-20 categories) that had taken place earlier. "But, while the ceremony was on, we were told that the chief guests, all of whom were key dignitaries in Raipur, would only give out medals to the boys," Watch the video here: recalls Pawar, who bagged a silver in the 100m. "We were shocked, and threw a fit. To assuage us, they called us backstage, and gave us the medals in our hands. But, we had earned it, just like anybody else. Was the podium only for the boys?" she asks, when we meet her, on a weekday evening, during a training session at the Mumbai University Ground in Marine Lines. "I have never faced this, but I can believ..
                 

Sydney-based author traces lesser-known chapels of Mumbai in her new book

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The Churches of India (Niyogi Books) by Sydney-based scholar Joanne Taylor is a deep exploration into the church architecture of India and the several colonial powers that influenced it. Also the author of Forgotten Palaces of Calcutta, Taylor has been visiting India since 1971. With a significant section dedicated to Mumbai's churches, including the cathedral from where Churchgate gets its name, and the Dadar church designed by architect Charles Correa with a skylight designed by artist MF Husain, Taylor takes us through her research, from the aisle to the nave. Joanne Taylor How was your interest in Indian architecture and history sparked? My visit to North Kolkata was a starting point. I was fascinated with the old zamindari houses and mansions, [which were] such a contrast to the small, poor dwellings alongside. I wondered who built them, why were they in such a sad state and what happened to the owners. That was the beginning of my first book, The Forgotten Palaces of Calcutta. Wh..
                 

Go on a monsoon trail

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Imagine yourself in the middle of a dense forest, soaked in the rain, finding routes, viewing valleys and crossing ghats. Sounds adventurous right? There could possibly be no better way to enjoy monsoons, away from the city’s hustle. We have compiled a list of exciting treks so you can have a memorable weekend. Visapur Fort Kasa Kai Mumbai (KKM) is initiating a trek to the iconic Visapur Fort so you can indulge in nature and history together. Perched upon a lush green plateau, the Visapur Fort is a very popular excursion destination for adventure mongers as well as nature lovers. It is located near Visapur village in Maharashtra, and is a part of the Lohagad-Visapur fortification. The one-day vacation includes only breakfast and water bottles. The fort is about 120 km away from Mumbai city. When: July 27, 5 amMeeting point: Bandra station (West)Entry: Rs 999Call: 9137552457 Garbett Trek The Grand Garbett Trek is one of the most scenic one-day treks in the Sahyadri Mountains. The ..
                 

Sports minister assures shooter Rahi Sarnobat help in LWP issue

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Pistol shooter Rahi Sarnobat, who became the first Indian woman shooter to win an individual gold medal (25m pistol) at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia, is busy preparing to script history at next year's Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The Deputy Collector of Pune though, is a tad disappointed at having to train for the Games on Leave Without Pay (LWP). She has been doing so for a year and a half now. However, there is some good news for Sarnobat. Maharashtra's new sports minister Ashish Shelar has promised to help the pistol champ tide over her troubles. Former India cricketer and IISM chief Nilesh Kulkarni (left) with State Sports Minister Ashish Shelar at IISM's student induction ceremony "I believe no sportsperson should face such a situation. And more so, a sportsperson of Rahi's calibre. I will look into the details of this issue and speak to our Chief Minister [Devendra Fadnavis] about it," Shelar, Maharashtra's Minister of School Education, Sports and Youth Welfare, said on the sid..
                 

Nach Baliye 9 Review: Cheesy, dramatic with promise of some stellar dances

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Nach Baliye 9Cast: Urvashi Dholakia, Anuj Sachdeva, Prince Narula, Aly Goni, Babita PhogatRating: Reality shows are a bottomless pit of drama, and Nach Baliye 9 promises to have more than its fair share of it. This year's theme — former lovers battling it out with real-life couples for the trophy — is a clear indicator that dance is secondary; instead, the makers are hoping to cash in on the drama of doomed relationships. Producer Salman Khan was strategically brought in, in the first two episodes to grab eyeballs. Nach Baliye 9 opened with much fanfare over the weekend. If nine couples claimed to be in love, three declared that it was over between them for good. While Urvashi Dholakia and Anuj Sachdeva are a closed chapter, sparks continue to fly between Aly Goni and Natasa Stankovic. Exes Vishal Aditya Singh and Madhurima Tuli can't see eye-to-eye, so expect plenty of melodrama from them. Also Read: Nach Baliye 9: Shrenu Parikh slaps Rahul Mahajan at show's rehearsal..
                 

Now that's iconic

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You can't ask common people to meditate in a vacuum or on an abstract idea," Sneha Nagarkar says, explaining why we need icons. In simple terms, iconography refers to the use of images and symbols to represent ideas but to the common person, it goes beyond theory and requires a leap of faith. At a workshop-cum-heritage walk on Sunday, Nagarkar an archaeologist and Indologist who helms Pancajanya Cultural Heritage Initiatives will offer participants an introduction to Indian iconography, while specifically delving into Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. "Nowadays, iconography has gone for a toss. You cannot have a Ganpati idol dressed as Buddha. I'm not against the freedom of expression but it just doesn't make sense," Nagarkar says. The event will also highlight cultural and temporal differences. Sneha Nagarkar "The image of Vishnu in the 1 CE will obviously differ from that made in the 5th century. Similarly, this image in Mathura will not be the same as the one found in Kanchipuram," sh..
                 

Why can't I find men worth dating?

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I have been single since I finished college over three years ago. My friends have all been in a number of relationships since then, but I haven't even managed to go on a date. I am not unattractive or boring, so I don't know what the problem is. I would like to at least date a few people, if not actually have a real relationship. Now, because nothing has happened, this is starting to affect my self-confidence. I don't know how to get rid of this feeling. I am afraid to approach guys and just ask them out because I don't want to come across as desperate. Please help.It's fairly normal to feel inadequate and lack confidence while attempting to date or initiate a relationship. If you think everyone is confident about it, I have to say that a majority of human beings are probably just making it up as they go along. It can be hard to deal with, obviously, and approaching someone is never going to be easy. The only way around this is to plunge in and face your fear. I admit this is easier sa..
                 

The making of Divine

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For 28-year-old Akshat Gupt who grew up watching music videos that weaved in a whole story in four-minute-long tracks in the '90s, choosing filmmaking as his career choice was a no-brainer. And so, when he started his company Supari Studios in 2012, supported by his brother Advait, the mass media graduate from Jai Hind College went on the lookout for a topic that would resonate and inspire. His search ended when he was contacted to make Gully Life, a documentary on Divine by Red Bull, sometime before feelers about Gully Boy began to float around, and he felt compelled to give in due to the genuine-ness the artiste brought to his work. Thus began 15 months of research and shoots, which has today resulted in unique documentation of Divine aka Vivian Fernandes, the original gully boy. The hopeful, near-hour-long film is chronological, a decision Gupt said he took to overcome the challenge of dealing with a constantly evolving script, unlike in a feature film set where you can lock a scene..
                 

Mumbai Rains: Monsoon ailments and their treatments

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Monsoons in India bring with them a certain kind of excitement and novelty – the fresh scent of the earth, childhood memories of splashing in puddles, vibrant greenery everywhere, and the tantalising taste of pakodas, fresh out of the pan. However, these joys are often interrupted by many germs and viruses which accompany the season, which in turn, can lead to a host of deadly diseases or infections. While most of these diseases can be prevented and cured by following a set of safe practices, a number of them require proper medical attention, or they can turn fatal. MalariaThe most frequent disease of the season, malaria is caused by a bite from the female Anopheles mosquito that breeds in small pools of stagnant water. Symptoms: High fever Body ache Body Chills Sweating Severe anaemia Prevention:Malaria can be prevented by using mosquito repellents. As these insects breed in stagnant water, it is also advisable to maintain a hygienic environment, free from swampy conditions. D..
                 

Are you afraid of the dark?

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When an online platform for crowdsourced personal stories started receiving anonymous stories in their inbox that deserved a stage, they thought of coming up with a way in which the storyteller wouldn't have to worry about the consequences. And hence, Kahaaniya — Dark Room Edition — a fully curated storytelling show by Tape A Tape where the tellers share their stories in front of an audience in a dark room without revealing their identities, was born. After a successful debut in the city a few months ago, they are back this Friday. "Over the last few years, we've realised how truly liberating it can be to share a personal story in front of people. However, some stories are complicated and sharing them is not always easy. Sometimes, sharing a story comes with its set of consequences. Storytellers feel liberated and empowered while the audience experiences something so unique and honest that they walk out with a fresh perspective," says co-founder Ali Hussain. Ali Hussain The..
                 

Gitanjali Rao on Bombay Rose: I have been working on this film for six years

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Bollywood takers may have barely been exposed to the works of Gitanjali Rao, but the theatre actor managed to sweep them off their feet with her intricate act as mother to a crippled daughter Shiuli (played by Banita Sandhu) in October (2018). Rao currently has her eye trained on her directorial debut, the feature film Bombay Rose, which has already earned the prestige of being the first Indian animated film to open the Critics Week segment of the Venice International Film Festival on August 29. Discussing the animated feature — which follows a flower-seller who must choose between protecting her family and giving love a chance — Rao said, "I have been working on this film for six years. The themes at play are plenty, including the psyche of migrants, their love for their homes, and everything that they leave behind, and also their aspirations of finding a foothold in [a new] city. There are three primary characters. Salim is a Kashmiri man escaping the turbulent politics ..
                 

Indians onboard detained Iranian vessel call arrest 'a nightmare'

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Rising US-Iran tensions have suspended the fate of 24 Indian crew members, including its captain, on the Iranian-owned vessel Grace 1 that was seized by Gibraltar police on July 4. Gibraltar Supreme Court this week announced a one-month extension in the detention of the vessel that has three Mumbai natives on board. The entire crew stuck on the ship has had a harrowing time for the past couple of weeks, its captain told mid-day. Along with the chief officer of the vessel, I was arrested on July 11 from the vessel. We were kept in an enclosed cell for around 36 hours. It was a horrible experience and I will not forget what happened here with me and my colleagues," the captain recalled. The vessel was detained on suspicion of carrying crude oil to Syria. "It was boarded by UK Navy and Gibraltar police and a full search was carried out. All crew was interviewed, personal and ship computers, hard drives and personal phones were seized too," the captain told mid-day. A ship approaches super..
                 

One dead in fire in almost century-old building at Colaba

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A fire broke out on the third floor of Churchill Chambers, a building behind the Taj Mahal Hotel in Colaba around 12.15 pm on Sunday, killing one person and injuring two. A resident, Shyam Aiyyar, 54, died while another, Yusuf Punawala, 43, who inhaled smoke, was admitted to the Bombay Hospital. A fireman, Bhurmal Santosh Patil from Mandvi Fire Station, who also inhaled smoke, was given First Aid. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Thick smoke filled the stairs of the building that is almost a century old, trapping residents in their third floor flats. Some were also trapped in the passage on the third floor from where they were rescued. In all 15 residents were rescued. Many residents who were trapped in the passage were rescued The fire was confined to electric wiring and installations, furniture, household articles in a residential flat where it started on third floor, and in an area of about approximately 5,000 square feet on the floor. It also spread to the staircase on..
                 

Sonakshi Sinha: Was offered only masala films earlier

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After Khandaani Shafakhana, Sonakshi Sinha has her plate full with Mission Mangal, Dabangg 3 and Bhuj: The Pride Of India. It is easy to see how her outings belong to diverse genres — if the August 15 release is a sci-fi drama, the Dabangg franchise is as mainstream as they come, and the Ajay Devgn-Sanjay Dutt starrer, a larger-than-life war offering. But before you think it's a conscious move, Sinha says that she is simply fortunate that filmmakers trust her with such varied characters. "Over the years, filmmakers know the kind of roles that will suit me. When I started out, I was the quintessential Hindi film heroine, and the only films that were offered to me were masala entertainers. But after Lootera (2013), the perspective changed. My character in Bhuj... is a strong woman. Vicky Donor (2012) and Shubh Mangal Saavdhaan (2017) dealt with sex-related issues and were fantastic scripts. But for the first time, a story on a similar issue is being narrated in Khandaani Shafakhana..
                 

Draw the line, not flak

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It has been three decades since the World Wide Web launched and we're still rolling with punches, for the vagaries of the virtual world never cease to surprise. One moment you're an Internet star and the next, a trolled malefactor. Look at what happened with Mumbai-based actor and social media influencer Rytasha Rathore, who went from being a boss lady to a "dumb woman" in a matter of hours." It happened such, that Rathore — who has 61.8K followers and was lauded earlier this year, for breaking stereotypes and flaunting her curves in a bikini — set out for a class from Versova on a humid afternoon. Having spotted a cute stray pup, she invited her into the auto. Then, after she was done uploading pictures and videos with the dog, she left her in Khar, 8.9 km away from her natural habitat. When Rathore emerged six hours later, ironically, from a self-awareness class, hell had broken lose online. Rathore and the misplaced dog Perhaps the actor was hoping for likes, but the pla..
                 

Breaking: Fire breaks out in Colaba building near Taj Mahal hotel, people feared trapped

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A fire broke out on the third floor of the Church Chamber building behind the Taj Mahal Hotel in Colaba at 12:20 pm on Sunday. Fire officials had rushed to the spot to carry out rescue operations as few people are feared trapped inside the building. Now, according to the latest report, the situation is under control and the fire has been doused. According to fire officials, the fire was a level 2 blaze and confined within the four-storeyed structure. #Breaking| Fire breaks out in Colaba building.Fire officials have rushed to the spot and a few people are feared trapped inside#ColabaFire #ChurchChamberFire pic.twitter.com/0Bc4oqCFMd — mid-day (@mid_day) July 21, 2019 Chief Fire official P Rahangdale said that the fire is confined within the four-storeyed structure. "There is smoke inside and some persons are trapped. Around 6 -7 people were rescued using Fire Angus and turntable ladder," he said. Four fire engines and four water tankers have been sent to the spot. Fire fig..
                 

Wimbledon champ Halep's heart beats for Toni?

2 days ago  
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Romanion tennis ace Simona Halep, who won Wimbledon last week, is reportedly dating Aromanian millionaire Toni Iuruc, 40. They were recently pictured holding hands and kissing on a beach in Mamaia, a tourist destination in Romania, reported Click.ro. Iuruc owns six firms and one of them is an advertising agency. According to a report in ProSport, the businessman bought a bouquet of flowers as they were seen having dinner at an upscale restaurant recently. Halep's parents joined them for dinner as well. Iuruc supported Halep at every match and training session during Wimbledon. He even joined her at the Wimbledon Champions Dinner, where Halep was not invited to dance by Novak Djokovic. However, Halep's beau kept a low profile throughout Wimbledon and didn't stand next to her or her team during matches at the All England Club. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates..
                 

The golden ticket

2 days ago  
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While most people buy a ticket to travel, 54-year-old Pramod Navare travels just so that he can buy a ticket. Here, he admits being biased towards local buses. "Train tickets across the country are uniform in appearance. Bus tickets, on the other hand, radically change with every city and state," say Navare, who works with the Mumbai Port Trust. What reeled him in was that the tickets "had character". As a result of this fascination, he now has over 3,000 bus tickets not just from Mumbai, but also Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Bihar, and 18 other states. But if you browse through his collection, it's the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) bus tickets that form the largest piece of the pie. They rub shoulders with passes from Frankfurt, San Francisco and Paris and still, stand out. In the wake of the BEST reducing bus fares to boost ridership, loyalists, who have travelled extensively in these buses, continue to hold on to the tiny red, blue and green coloured tickets a..
                 

The last Panther

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Since Raja Dhale's demise last Tuesday, JV Pawar has been ceaselessly writing tributes, marking their five-decade-long friendship and activism. "None of my articles, however, begins with Dhale or his work. They have a mention of social reformer Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar in the first few lines itself, and how he left a lasting impact on the two of us. And Dhale would definitely appreciate me doing this," explains Pawar, who believes he and Dhale have always been loyal followers of Ambedkar's Buddhist movement. "I follow this norm in every column I write for newspapers and magazines. The subject may be someone else, but Ambedkar's ideologies need to reach everyone through my writing. And thus, bringing his name up right in the beginning is significant," the 76-year-old writer and poet clarifies, as he begins to tell us about his and Dhale's relentless struggle to achieve equal rights for Dalits in Maharashtra. Pawar was born in Pilavali, a remote village in Ratnagiri's Chiplun district. His ..
                 

Sheila Dikshit was India's biggest urban leader, says Milind Deora

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I first met Sheila Dikshit ji almost 25 years ago, when she had come to Mumbai. This was even before she was the Chief Minister of Delhi. As she was a good friend of my father, Murli Deora, she had come over to our home for a meal. I was a young student in the US, and had come down for holidays at the time. While we met only briefly, she came across as a kind and warm person. She was very unlike the typical politician; she was engaging in conversations with me, asking what I was studying and what I aspire to do. She was obviously extremely knowledgeable, well-read and well-spoken, which was quite refreshing. In 2004, when I got elected as the Member of Parliament (MP), her son Sandeep became a good friend. She was already the Chief Minister of Delhi at the time and we would meet often. She would host us at her home, and was always taking care of everyone. "Beta kuch khao, you have to eat more," she would go on like this, making me feel like I was with my grandmother, but in Delhi. Inte..
                 

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How did Jason Roy escape?

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Brisbane: The World Cup was largely a festival of cricket, played cheerfully and without the needle and edge that has sullied the sport in recent times. For that, the ICC and the players themselves can take the credit. The events of Cape Town 2018 and the rancorous atmosphere that preceded those dark days have left us with a legacy that may now be worth something. It is no coincidence that this new dawn has been led by an Australian team that simply had no choice but to conduct themselves well. Credit where credit's due — they zipped their lips, smiled when they would normally have snarled and focused on themselves rather than trying to verbally unsettle their opponent. By and large, it worked too. Sixteen months ago, in the wreckage that followed Sandpapergate, a World Cup semi-final would have seemed a pipedream. Just goes to show that when you let your cricket do the talking, cricket can still be a beautiful game. Also Read: World Cup 2019: England's Jason Roy targets Aus..
                 

Typewriter Web Review: Desi Stranger Things gets a few things right

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TypewriterOn: NetflixDir: Sujoy GhoshCast: Palomi Ghosh, Purab Kohli, Aarna SharmaRating: In his early interviews, Sujoy Ghosh often stated that he is inspired by JK Rowling, Enid Blyton and Stephen King, who use children to solve a crime. Cut to present — the filmmaker, in his digital debut, gives us his own version of a horror story that is part Blyton, part Stranger Things, but has Ghosh's stamp nonetheless. The series revolves around four mischievous kids in Goa, who form a ghost club inspired by the late Madhav Matthews' seminal book, The Ghost Of Sultanpore. Their only wish — to witness a ghost. They are in luck as a new family moves into Bardez Villa, which is believed to be haunted. The new owner, Jenny (Palomi Ghosh), is the granddaughter of Madhav who had died under mysterious circumstances in the villa. No sooner does the family set foot in the house than unnatural deaths begin to occur in the town. Also Read: Abhishek Banerjee joins Sujoy Ghosh's hunt for g..
                 

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MTNL blaze: No fire alarm, staff only heard colleagues' scream

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Gross negligence was written all over the fire that broke out at Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited's (MTNL) west zone office at Bandra West at 3 pm on Monday. While fortunately no one was hurt, survivors spoke of how not a single fire alarm in the building was working and that they were alerted only by the screams of their colleagues, after which most took refuge on the terrace of the building. Chief Fire Officer PS Rahangdale confirmed that the fire-fighting system in the building was not in working condition. The Fire Brigade had rushed to help in the second serious fire incident in the city just a day after the blaze at Churchill Chambers that killed a person on Sunday. Its personnel were hailed by everyone at the spot, as they rescued 84 people from the ground plus nine-storey building. Staff members weep in relief after being rescued from the inferno at the MTNL building in Bandra West on Monday afternoon. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar The fire department gave the incident a level IV call. ..
                 

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Stage set for a festival

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There was a time when the Mumbai theatre circuit lacked the sort of vibrancy it has today. The venues were limited to a few spots like Prithvi in Juhu and NCPA in Nariman Point. The people in the thick of things were a mix of small groups and well-known theatrewallahs, but it was a tiny set that constituted the industry. That gradually started changing when a slew of indie spaces started popping up in the city, most notably in Versova's Aram Nagar and the vicinity of this neighbourhood. They provided a platform even for minor players to stage their work. The community thus grew in the process; things have now reached a point when there is a play being staged in the city almost every single day. A scene from the plays Guru Dakshina Evidence of that lies in the monsoon theatre festival that will be held at an Aram Nagar venue early next month. There are a total of 22 plays that will be staged, helmed by 17 different directors. Rahul Datta, who founded Colourblind Entertainment and i..
                 

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Amazon Bestseller: The Future for Investors: Why the Tried and the True Triumph Over the Bold and the New - Jeremy J. Siegel

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Watch video: Fire at MTNL building in Bandra; several feared trapped

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A massive fire broke out at the Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL building) which is located in KC Marg, near the Bandra fire station in Bandra West, Mumbai. The Mumbai Fire Department categorised the fire as a level-4 fire at the Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) building in Bandra area on Monday afternoon, said a PTI report. Approximately 100 people are reported to be trapped on the terrace of the building, the report added. Smoke seen across Bandra's skyline after a massive fire broke out in the MTNL building. Pic: Nimesh Dave According to the latest report, over 60 persons who were stranded in the MTNL building fire have been rescued. Rescue operations, as well as fire fighting operations, still continue.A fire brigade official said that as it is a working day, most MTNL employees were present inside the building. Rescue operations at MTNL building. Pic/ Anurag Kamble Watch the video below. #Breaking | Fire confined on 3rd and 4th floor of MTNL building loc..
                 

Sheila Dikshit laid to rest with full state honours

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New Delhi: The mortal remains of former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit were consigned to flames on Sunday, with colleagues, Congress workers and admirers braving heavy rains and gusty winds to bid her final farewell. The 81-year-old Congress veteran, who died on Saturday due to cardiac arrest, was cremated with full state honours at the Nigambodh Ghat. Top Congress leaders, including UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, were present at the funeral. Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia and Home Minister Satyendar Jain were among those who attended the last rites. A large number of party workers gathered at the site despite torrential rains. The mortal remains of Sheila Dikshit being taken in a van to the Congress office Earlier, paying homage to Dikshit, Sonia Gandhi said the three-time chief minister of Delhi was a friend and like an elder sister to her. Her demise was a big loss to the Congress party, sh..
                 

Priyanka Chopra puffing up a storm

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Priyanka Chopra Jonas's birthday celebrations continued over the weekend in Miami. The actor turned 37 on July 18. In one of the pictures doing the rounds, PeeCee is seen smoking a cigarette while on a yacht ride. Mother Madhu and husband Nick Jonas are enjoying a cigar. The Desi Girl found herself mercilessly trolled. Last year, Priyanka was part of an asthma awareness campaign. She had reportedly said that she was diagnosed with asthma at the age of five. She also spoke about having a cracker-free Diwali as she is an asthma patient and cannot handle smoke. Netizens ridiculed her for being a 'hypocrite' and 'fake'. Fans also unearthed her tweet from 2010 in which she wrote, "Smoking is awful. Yuck (sic)." One user tweeted: "So sweet - Priyanka Chopra trying to cure the asthma she developed on Diwali. [sic]." "Dear Indians please don't burst crackers for Diwali since Priyanka Chopra has Asthma, [sic]" another wrote. One person questioned on her being a role model. The user wrote: "Tha..
                 

Hey ICC, here's what can be done

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The biggest positive to come out of the 2019 World Cup was the reminder — to one and all but particularly those administrators infatuated by T20's success — of what a good game of cricket a 50-over contest can be. In the 50-over game there's time to recover from a poor period of play; there's a place for tactical manoeuvres and despite the limitations on bowlers and fielders, an extended good spell of bowling is possible. Played well it can be an exciting and dramatic condensed version of the longer game. There was also a sharp reminder that huge first innings scores with a plethora of boundaries isn't necessarily the best recipe for tension-filled close finishes. A cascade of sixes and fours often condemns the chasing team to a large defeat and doesn't involve any athletic and skilful fielding, nor any daring running between wickets. When the limited-overs game first captured the public imagination, fielding and running between wickets were two of the most often mentioned ..
                 

Malad wall collapse: Three weeks on, nowhere to go for the surviving families

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While it has been close to 20 days since the wall collapse at Pimpripada and Ambedkar Nagar in Malad East, the survivors, many of whom have lost their homes and loved ones, continue to live in misery. The authorities responsible for rehabilitating them only keep passing the buck to each other. The residents want to be shifted somewhere nearby, but the BMC is providing them with accommodation in the notoriously uninhabitable Mahul. The families do not want to move to Mahul. Ambedkar Nagar resident Aman Gupta said, "We got to know that would be relocated to Mahul, but none of us want to go there. However, my mother said that the people conducting the survey told her that we might be shifted to Appa Pada." Along with Gupta's family, the Dushad family, currently residing in a tarpaulin house, are hoping to receive accommodation nearby. Uday Bhan Singh Yadav and his family reside at their ravaged home during the day and move into their neighbour’s home at night. Pics/Datta Kumbha..
                 

Citizens plant flowering plants at Thane station to beautify premises

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Thane residents have decided to take swachch to the next level by also beautifying their railway station. A group of citizens — Care For Nature foundation — last month began planting flowering plants across Thane station. They also visit the station every Sunday to ensure the maintenance of these plants. Thane is a city full of rich biodiversity, natural resources, history and culture. Its railway station certainly needs to reflect all this, the group believes and hence decided to take this step. "Thane station is the oldest railway station in India. Approximately 6.5 lakh commuters use it daily apart from outstation trains passing by. Thane station director Rajendrakumar Verma along with other officials inaugurating the new, green station premises The amount of pollution here is thus high. Plantation of green air-purifying plants and fragrant flowering plants will provide a breather," said Ulhas Karle, a member of Care for Nature foundation that is spearheading the initiat..
                 

In memory of Mihir

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Weeks after Mihir Bijur, a well-established restaurateur who kept retro music alive in the city at his Bandra eatery, passed away suddenly at the age of 38, the team he left behind, led by the in-house DJ of three ye­ars, DJ Russel, are celebrating his legacy with a music tribute night for their late boss-man. DJ Russel A celebration of his life, the evening will feature multiple performances by artistes who have performed at the venue, including Siddharth Elvis Meghani, Elton Steve Vessoaker, Lindsay and Reena, Gaurav Jagwani, Senthil K. They will play some of Bijur’s favourite songs and a few originals, too. "There will be some MJ, Elvis, classic rock and originals written for him by two of the performers," says DJ Russel. "My artist manager, Ayesha Dominica, and I have grown up in an atmosphere that blends joviality and grieving. When someone leaves this world, our families have had their own rendition of an Irish Wake, where we celebrate the person’s life through gr..
                 

Mumbai Diary: Monday Dossier

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He's mine! New father Arjun Rampal takes his newborn son home with partner Gabrielle Demetriades, from a Khar hospital on Saturday. Pic/Bipin Kokate German glimpses German national Michaela Talwar has dabbled across the creative space in Mumbai, apart from helming Harkat Studio. And now on a trip to her homeland, Talwar will also post informational snippets from the country on the German Consulate Mumbai's Instagram handle. "I will mainly be sharing posts about Berlin, but also talk about other unseen places. And there's a big difference between visiting Germany in the summer and the winters which I plan on documenting in the next four weeks," she told this diarist. Talwar's first post is about open-air late-night cinemas in Berlin, and we can't wait to get more tips as hopeful tourists. Art, the public way When artist Dia Mehhta Bhupal made her solo debut at Pundole's in January, she showcased the life-size sets made from re-purposed paper and glue. After she cuts paper from magazin..
                 

Telly tattle: Kawach Mahashivratri's bizarre twists; Gunjan Utreja's Bubble Baat's new season

2 days ago  
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Bizarre twists The ongoing show, Kawach Mahashivratri, is up for some shocking turn of events. Sandhya (Deepika Singh) and Angad's (Namik Paul) lives will be haunted by two evil spirits Kapil (Vin Rana) and the mysterious Kashti. It will be soon revealed that Kashti is Sandhya's twin Sakshi while Kapil is her husband. Amidst all this, Sandhya will also deliver a baby and the evil spirit will try to harm the newborn. Singh is excited to play a double role in the new scheme of things. Bath bath mein Gunjan Utreja is planning another season of his digital talk show, Bubble Baat, which is set in a bathroom. The actor-anchor says he got the idea for the show from the thought that it is the place where an artiste first starts to sing or act. Utreja is currently hosting an event in Africa. It's a work-cum-pleasure trip for him. Laxmikant Pyarelal's Extravagant Musical Nights With GoCeleb "Haven't witnessed anything as big as this," says the veteran music composer Pyarelalji while talking abo..
                 

The must-visit churches of India

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Our Lady of Salvation in Mumbai (1977) Charles Correa's church in Dadar, Mumbai, must certainly be on the list. It is a unique building with a calm meditative atmosphere, ideal for prayer or simply quiet contemplation. The use of cones as filters for light and air creates a series of cool, restful spaces inside. Being round the spaces can seem limitless. It is special, a shame that it is not well-known or more appreciated. St Martins, the Garrison Church in Delhi St Martins, the Garrison Church in Delhi (1930) Another unique building that should be more well known. It is enormous. Built with three-and-a-half million red bricks, its design is fortress-like. Both exterior and interior are unadorned, unusual for a British church built during the colonial period. It has been described as "one of the great buildings of the 20th century." St John's Church in Kolkata St John's Church in Kolkata (1787) It is a wonderful colonial church, full of history, which can be seen on wall plaques, monum..
                 

Weekly Planner: 17 things to do around Mumbai from July 22 To July 27

2 days ago  
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Head for a comedy night6.50 pm onwards: Hosted by Urjita Wani and a special act by Kunal Rao, Hooted1ce has come again to give you a dose of laughter. This comedy night will give a platform to upcoming artistes to share their jokes with everyone.22 MondayWhere: The Matchbox Cowork, Andheri WestEntry: Rs 200Log on: insider.in Dedicate a day to yoga8.30 am: Rustomjee will be hosting a special event in honour of this ancient and globally appreciated form of overall fitness called yoga. It is a perfect opportunity for those who are considering taking up yoga for their general fitness.23 TuesdayWhere: Urban Farming Zone, Thane WestLog on: eventbrite.comFree Head to a crafts exhibition11 am: Antaran brings seminal changes in craft development. It is now presenting the Artisan Exhibit of handwoven textiles. The exhibit will showcase textiles created by artisans from Maniabandha in Odisha, Kamrup in Assam and Dimapur in Nagaland.24 WednesdayWhere: North Lounge, World Trade Centre, Cuffe Para..
                 

Mumbai: Andheri school to start classes soon after fire compliance done

2 days ago  
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Shut for two weeks due to non-compliance of fire rules, Andheri's Bombay Cambridge School is expected to be open for classes this week. Following instructions by the Fire Department, the school administration has made all required changes in the structure of the building and a letter requesting permission to open was sent on Friday. The Mumbai fire department conducted checks at city schools following the fire at a Surat coaching centre, which left 22 persons dead. "It is better to take preventive measures, especially in case of heavily populated and congested city like Mumbai," said a fire department official, on condition of anonymity, while speaking to mid-day earlier this month. An inspection by the fire department showed the school did not have fire safety equipment on its premises, after which the BMC disconnected power and water supply to the school. With the school being shut for almost two weeks right at the beginning of the academic year, parents on Tuesday protested outside..
                 

A brush above the rest

2 days ago  
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Most of Simmy Goraya's bedroom is occupied by her white dressing table, complete with bright lights, and drawers and holders full of lipsticks, colour palettes and brushes. The rest of the space is taken up by professional lights, which will help her plan the perfect picture for her near 34k followers on Instagram. Goraya is a make-up influencer, and if you didn't know that that was even a thing, it is, and she spells out why, quite simply. "Earlier, people would only put make-up, if they had a party to go to. Now, you don't step out without covering your black circles with a concealer. So, everyone wants tips," says the 27-year-old who used to assist Bollywood make-up artistes before she decided that the anonymous life wasn't meant for her. Watch the video here: "I have done my MBA, but I have been a make-up freak since I was a teenager. I would apply it on anyone and everyone—even dad and my brothers!" laughs the Lokhandwala girl from Chandigarh. "Being an assistant was killing..