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Anandi’s New World
Sun, Jun 09, 2019

A scholar’s dying wish results in a new book on Anandibai Joshee, the first Indian woman to become a doctor. Who was she, and how was she shaped by her time?

A Konkani Muslim food pop up in Mumbai is putting a relatively unexplored cuisine under the spotlight
Thu, Jun 06, 2019

On the special menu are dishes such as Kelyachya Paanat (marinated bangda fish wrapped in banana leaves and cooked in an earthen pot), Akhni Gosht (sukha mutton in whole spices masala), Dum cha Mhaura (fish cooked on ‘dum’), Kombdi cha Salna (chicken gravy) and Chawrachi Roti (rice bhakris/rotis made of rice flour), among several others.

The Permanence in the Ephemeral
Mon, Jun 03, 2019

The Migration Museum, a day-long event in Mumbai by Godrej India Culture Lab, will explore various aspects of migration through art, performances and discussions

I want to create craveable food: Alex Sanchez
Mon, May 27, 2019

American chef Alex Sanchez, formerly with The Table, on his new restaurant Americano and why he finds Italian cuisine more soul-satisfying than fine-dining food

Q&A: ‘Government talks about development, but people’s views on caste have not changed’
Mon, May 20, 2019

Dalit human rights activist, Martin Macwan said, "Grooms from SC/ST community continue to be killed for riding on a horse (during weddings). There is no documentation providing a holistic picture regarding caste discrimination practices across the country."

A new documentary examines how ‘viral videos’ spread hate against minorities
Sun, May 19, 2019

What documentary filmmakers Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya found while making a short film on the online and offline ecosystem of lynchings.

Being Karl Marx
Thu, May 09, 2019

A documentary theatre piece, Mrs and Marx, attempts to humanise the German philosopher through the prism of his love life

WhatsApp forwards cannot change history: Deepthi Sasidharan
Fri, May 03, 2019

Ahead of her lecture this weekend at Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum in Mumbai, Deepthi Sasidharan talks about her work, its challenges and why the ongoing exhibition of the Nizam’s jewels in Delhi is unmissable.

Even after 50 years, Bollywood’s first stuntwoman isn’t done just yet
Sun, Apr 28, 2019

Bollywood’s first stuntwoman Reshma Pathan on plunging into a man’s world, playing Basanti and her first award.

‘We hope our music can help further the idea of peace’
Sat, Apr 27, 2019

Silva is among the 15 musicians from Sri Lanka who was on stage at the NCPA, Nariman Point, as part of SASO, which was conceived and put together by India’s former foreign secretary Nirupama Rao.

Rimple Mehta’s new book focusses on Bangladeshi women prisoners in India
Tue, Apr 23, 2019

The book explores how Bangladeshi women from poor and undereducated backgrounds, who have crossed the Indo-Bangladesh border, find themselves in prisons serving sentences under the Foreigners Act 1946.

Juhu is now home to the city’s first Ethiopian Cafe, Maharsh
Thu, Apr 18, 2019

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
Tue, Apr 16, 2019

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
Mon, Apr 01, 2019

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
Fri, Mar 29, 2019

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
Wed, Mar 27, 2019

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
Tue, Mar 26, 2019

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
Thu, Feb 21, 2019

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
Fri, Jan 04, 2019

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
Mon, Dec 10, 2018

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
Tue, Nov 13, 2018

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

Writing a New Script
Wed, Oct 31, 2018

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

Love song for the Valley
Tue, Oct 23, 2018

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
Sun, Oct 21, 2018

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

A silence shattered
Sun, Oct 14, 2018

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