Dipti Nagpaul D’souza

Articles By Dipti Nagpaul D’souza

Juhu is now home to the city’s first Ethiopian Cafe, Maharsh

Since there has been little or no exposure to the Ethiopian cuisine, nearly everything on the menu sounds alien, that is, until it arrives on the table.

Abhay Deol: I don’t want to be a padding for another actor

With five films in post-production, actor Abhay Deol is back in action. "Mumbai, where my work is, has become too noisy and polluted, so I tend to escape. But I have been working, which is why these five films are almost ready," he says.

Mumbai: A playground in Mumbra, only for women

In 2013, Muslim girls, who wanted to play football, started looking for a safe space; five years on, over 147 girls and women play the 3rd Fatima Bi Savitri Bai Football Tournament on the ground

Veggie Surprise

Zen Cafe in Kala Ghoda serves delectable vegetarian fare in a quaint little space

Nirav Modi in London prison, his art under Mumbai hammer: I-T recovers Rs 54.8 crore

The Gaitonde painting turned out to be the most expensive pick, and the fourth highest ever for one by the artist. In all, according to SaffronArt, the collection fetched Rs 60.9 crore

68 artworks from Nirav Modi’s collection to go under hammer today

The Income Tax Department had recovered the artworks after sealing Nirav’s properties, and selected Saffronart to conduct an auction on their behalf, after a screening process that lasted a few weeks.

One of Varanasi’s own, Namvar Singh was a mentor to many budding writers in the city

Winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award and author of Kavita Ke Naye Pratiman, a seminal book of critical writing on poetry, Namwar Singh was known for his communist views, reinventing Hindi literature through his contemporary writing and his literary critique.

The Big Scoop

Popcorn, besan laddoo and chai-biskoot are only a handful among the vast range of exotic ice cream flavours created by a Mumbai-based trio.

Susmita Mukherjee turns author with Mee and Juhibaby

Fondly remembered as Kitty, actor Susmita Mukherjee makes her debut as a novelist with Mee and Juhibaby.

Parvathy: Women like me get singled out as being difficult or too demanding

Parvathy on Women in Cinema Collective, and how it differs from Bollywood’s handling of #MeToo cases.

Writing a New Script

The Screenwriters Association empowers its members to deal with sexual harassment.

Love song for the Valley

Hegdekar, who works as a music teacher with Shankar Mahadevan Academy, became a viral sensation among Kashmiri locals after her first song in Koshur garnered over three lakh views.

If more people speak out…each survivor will have to endure less: Tanushree Dutta

Actor Tanushree Dutta on why she started the #MeToo fire in Bollywood.

A silence shattered

With Tanushree Dutta’s allegations against Nana Patekar setting off a wave of accusations of sexual harassment, The Indian Express on Bollywood’s #MeToo moment and whether the industry is ready to re-examine its deeply unequal power structure

#MeToo: Film industry outfits to form panels, address harassment

CINTAA has also decided to form a “high-powered” committee based on Vishaka guidelines to address cases of sexual harassment in future.

I’ll be honest, we don’t receive any complaints against powerful names: Sushant Singh

CINTAA general secretary Sushant Singh talks about the decision to apologise to Tanushree Dutta, the association's grievance redressal system and why such few cases of sexual harassment come to light.

Tanushree Dutta sexual harassment: Artistes’ body says sorry; ‘her grievance was not addressed’

As part of the statement, Singh explained that CINTAA’s guidelines and constitution do not allow the current committee to take cases that date back more than three years, therefore barring them from addressing Tanushree Dutta’s grievance in the present.

Hope girls will see me doing well and find the courage to speak up: Tanushree Dutta

Tanushree Dutta says, "I wasn’t thinking much then. Following the incident, all kinds of rumours were being spread about me. I was being termed ‘unprofessional’, among other things. I spoke up out of desperation, in an attempt to defend myself."

Voices from Bollywood back Tanushree Dutta: ‘World needs to believe survivors’

Nana Patekar, choreographer Ganesh Acharya, producer Samee Siddiqui and director Rakesh Sarang, have denied Tanushree Dutta’s allegations.

Hollywood doesn’t shoot in slums anymore: Tabrez Noorani

Tabrez Noorani on his directorial debut and working on international projects. Noorani talks about why he chose to make a film (Love Sonia) on sex trafficking and his views on the phrase “poverty porn”.