In the last decade, Menezes was best known as the in-house pianist at Palladium, a mall in Lower Parel. He would play there on weekdays, impeccably dressed in a suit, filling the atrium with his notes, providing rich background music to even the most ordinary shopping experience.
For now, as social media users make Mesmeraki’s illustration go viral, it’s worth noting that for all its imperial past, the Crown's stories are no different from its former empire’s. All it took was one sly move in a mash-up
The Bamiyan Buddhas are said to date back to the 5th century AD and were once the tallest standing Buddhas in the world. Salsal and Shamama, as they were called by the locals, were set in niches on either ends of a cliff side and hewn directly from the sandstone cliffs.
In an email interview, the anonymous artist behind these monoliths in India, said, “The purpose of this monolith, just like the several that have cropped up around the world, is to spark a conversation about wildlife conservation.”
As the exercise of inoculation against the novel coronavirus infection gains momentum in the country, policymakers are also grappling with significant vaccine hesitancy. This isn’t a new experience — as a look back at the chequered history of the first vaccination efforts in colonial India shows.
As a Bal Thackeray statue, the first of the late political leader in Mumbai, comes up on the island on Saturday, it has suddenly come to notice that 'Spark' has gone missing again — and may have been missing for months now.
Of the six youngsters, who are behind bars for more than a fortnight, one is the brother of the show's organiser who was in the audience, another a friend of Munawar Faruqui's who had nothing to do with the event, and a third whose only family is a minor brother running around for him now.