Parth Khatau

Articles By Parth Khatau

Spirit of Bombay exhibition on Dabbawalas: ‘Rains don’t stop us. Lunches are delivered piping hot to offices’

An excellent delivery system, the dabbawalas have been studied at Harvard Business School. They are known for maintaining their exceptional efficiency even during strong rains and floods.

The big spread

Mumbai’s Kaka Kaki restaurant, focussing on the Bohri cuisine, makes the traditional accessible

Feather in the cap

Rohan Chakravarty on his new book which talks about Bird behaviour, ecology, and why cartoons help convey the message better.

Designs on India

Designs on India is an exhibition that aims to popularise Scandinavian designs in India and encourage collaborations.

The Colour of My Past

Comedian Russell Peters on his ‘Deported World Tour’, memories of India and why Indian politicians must have thicker skins.

Peace and Prejudice

Actor Inaamulhaq on his upcoming release Nakkash and how profit-driven cinema is adversely affecting Bollywood.

I would love to work with Ranveer Singh: Ananya Panday

Actors Tara Sutaria and Ananya Panday on their silver screen debut, their role models and living their dreams.

Tiger Shroff: The reluctant schoolboy

Actor Tiger Shroff on playing a student in Student of the Year 2, being vulnerable and continuing as an action hero.

The men from Mumbai who cycled around the world

Between 1923 and 1942, a handful of young Parsi men took off on three expeditions from Mumbai to cycle around the world. A photo exhibition tells their story.

In the hot seat

Filmmaker Nagraj Manjule on hosting the Marathi version of KBC and his new look.

Automobile entertainer: ‘Supercar Blondie’ in India to meet petrol-heads

“When I initially started my page ‘Supercar Blondie’ on Facebook and Instagram, I did not have any plan in place. It was just me having fun,” adds Hirschi, a content creator.

Good food with the best of Indian culture: Why Chetna restaurant in South Mumbai was born

Seventy-three-year-old Chetana restaurant in Mumbai is a must-visit for thalis.

Issues close to first-time voters: Govt’s performance, healthcare and employment

There is a range of issues that young voters feel are important, from errant auto-rickshaw drivers and healthcare to education and employment. Anjali Pandirkar, a resident of Ambernath in Thane, feels it is vital that first-time voters cast their votes by weighing local candidates and the work done by them.

Pramod Pathak’s play takes the audience through a journey to find the Yeti

As fables go, the higher reaches of the Himalayas are home to a mysterious bear-like creature, called the Yeti.

A storytelling festival encourages children to pick up books while learning about science

Author and illustrator Lavanya Karthik, known for her humorous Ninja Nani series, feels the introduction to everyday science topics is a huge educational curve for children.

Prinseps Auction House: 60 artworks set to go under the hammer

The auction, set to take place online on April 24-25, is part of Prinseps’s spring collection, their first of the year.

Families in Food: Born in 1895, how Mumbai’s iconic Bhagat Tarachand got its name

At Mumbai’s century-old restaurant Bhagat Tarachand, no customer leaves hungry.

Farhan Akhtar: I would like to think I am a performer as well as a music creator

Farhan Akhtar has been known for juggling quite a few things — direction, acting, singing and composing, but until recently he wasn’t comfortable launching an independent music album.

Bittu Sahgal on nearing four decades of Sanctuary Asia, and why tigers are the forest’s best chowkidars

Running a conservation magazine has its own issues, as Sahgal has discovered over the years. “People accuse us of being spoilsports all the time, but they are turning a blind eye to nature,” he says.

Mumbai’s first children’s museum opens to public at Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

The museum displays a wide range of art, from ancient sculptures to contemporary paintings, depicting India’s rich culture and heritage, re-interpreted through a child’s imagination. The 50 artefacts include a sculpture of freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Mahatma Gandhi’s Charkha.