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Aastha Atray Banan

Aastha Atray Banan

She writes about music, celebrities, gender and all that makes a buzz on social media. When she`s not following a pop culture story, she writes romance stories and sings love songs.

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A Mumbai exhibition celebrates life of Astad Deboo

A Mumbai exhibition celebrates life of Astad Deboo

Back-bender and a beautiful mind, Astad Deboo was ahead of his times and under-appreciated. An exhibit put together by family and friends celebrates the genius’s spectacular journey from Jamshedpur to Mumbai via New York and Europe... [Read More]

04 December,2022 11:51 AM IST | Mumbai | Aastha Atray Banan
 Shekhar Kapur's upcoming film with Shabana Azmi explores the feeling of love

Shekhar Kapur's upcoming film with Shabana Azmi explores the feeling of love

For Shekhar Kapur and Shabana Azmi, collaborators on What’s Love Got To Do With It?, it’s all about spreading that warm and fuzzy but often misunderstood feeling of love... [Read More]

20 November,2022 10:32 AM IST | Mumbai | Aastha Atray Banan
Anoushka Shankar on her upcoming Indian tour, and paying tribute to her father

Anoushka Shankar on her upcoming Indian tour, and paying tribute to her father

Grammy-nominated sitarist Anoushka Shankar is returning to India for the first time since the pandemic - this time with new sounds, fresh collaborations and a performance to honour her father... [Read More]

20 November,2022 08:00 AM IST | Mumbai | Aastha Atray Banan
Regional Indian content creators are becoming mainstream on social media

Regional Indian content creators are becoming mainstream on social media

Home to high-flying influencers, Instagram is now embracing tier-2 creators who want to make moolah and enjoy a shot at Bollywood... [Read More]

13 November,2022 10:11 AM IST | Mumbai | Aastha Atray Banan
With the passing of Rambo Circus's founder, those close to him a legacy forward

With the passing of Rambo Circus's founder, those close to him a legacy forward

Iconic Rambo Circus founder Panachamuttil Thomas Dilip passes away to leave behind a legacy that his team of performers say is a tough one to match... [Read More]

06 November,2022 09:21 AM IST | Mumbai | Aastha Atray Banan
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Asha Parekh to be conferred with Dada Saheb Phalke award, Have you heard?

Asha Parekh to be conferred with Dada Saheb Phalke award, Have you heard?

Veteran actor Asha Parekh will be honoured with the ‘Dada Saheb Phalke Award’ for 2020, the highest recognition in the field of Indian cinema, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur said on Tuesday. After considerable mulling over which film to front next, Aamir Khan has finally decided to proceed with the remake of the 2018 Spanish hit, Campeones. Richa Chadha, Ali Fazal choose a now-modified 176-y-o mill for Mumbai reception. Katrina Kaif dances with students at her mother`s school in Madurai.... [Read More]

27 September,2022 06:08 PM IST | mumbai
John Abraham's first look in Pathaan; 'Chup' gets a release date

John Abraham's first look in Pathaan; 'Chup' gets a release date

Sunny Deol, Dulquer Salmaan`s `Chup` to release on September 23. Raju Srivastava still on ventilator, says wife Shikha. John Abraham looks uber-cool as villain in `Pathaan` first look. Ranbir enjoys a meal off a banana leaf with Rajamouli, Nagarjuna. When Kiara Advani`s role in `Lust Stories` was first offered to Kriti Sanon... [Read More]

25 August,2022 09:17 PM IST
Pictures: Indian film celebrities celebrate 75 years of Independence Day

Pictures: Indian film celebrities celebrate 75 years of Independence Day

As India celebrated its 76th Independence Day on Monday, several Indian film celebrities marked the occasion by hoisting flags and wishing fans. (All Photos/ Instagram)... [Read More]

16 August,2022 11:25 AM IST | Mumbai
In photos: PM Modi hoists tricolour at Red Fort as India celebrates I-Day

In photos: PM Modi hoists tricolour at Red Fort as India celebrates I-Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hoisted the national flag at the Red Fort in New Delhi as India celebrates 75 years of independence. Flower petals were showered at the venue by two MI-17 1V Helicopters. The Air Force band played the National Anthem at the hoisting of the National Flag. Apart from around 250 eminent personalities at the Red Fort during the event, nearly 8,000-10,000 people attended the programme. Pic/ PTI... [Read More]

15 August,2022 12:05 PM IST
Freddie Mercury: Celebrating the iconic British singer and his Indian roots

Freddie Mercury: Celebrating the iconic British singer and his Indian roots

Freddie Mercury, the British singer-songwriter and frontman of Queen is one of the most iconic musicians of the 20th century. In his short lifespan, he earned the distinction of having produced some of the best rock ballads of all time and translating them on stage equally well. Here are some interesting facts about the singer on his 76th birth anniversary... [Read More]

24 November,2021 11:04 AM IST
IN PHOTOS: 80 per cent Mumbaikars vaccinated with at least one dose, claims BMC

IN PHOTOS: 80 per cent Mumbaikars vaccinated with at least one dose, claims BMC

As Mumbai continues its battle to prevent the third wave of Covid-19, 80 per cent of the city`s population has taken at least one dose of Covid-19, claims BMC. The civic body could be far from vaccinating 100 per cent eligible residents by October. The city has administered over 1.12 crore vaccine doses. At least four out of 10 individuals vaccinated in Mumbai live out of the city limits. On September 22, Mumbai reported 488 cases, four deaths and the active tally now stands at 4,076 in Mumbai. Pics/Sameer Abedi... [Read More]

23 September,2021 09:54 AM IST
Shweta Tiwari, Nikki Tambol, Divyanka Tripathi at Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 ceremony

Shweta Tiwari, Nikki Tambol, Divyanka Tripathi at Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 ceremony

Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 contestants, Rahul Vaidya, actors Shweta Tiwari, Arjun Bijlani, Abhinav Shukla, Divyanka Tripathi, Aastha Gill, Sourabh Raaj Jain, Mahek Chahal, Anushka Sen, Sana Makbul, Nikki Tamboli, Vishal Aditya Singh and Varun Sood were snapped attending the press conference hosted in Mumbai. We have pictures... [Read More]

10 July,2021 07:40 AM IST | Mumbai
Nora Fatehi, Bhumi Pednekar, Aastha Gill at Mumbai airport

Nora Fatehi, Bhumi Pednekar, Aastha Gill at Mumbai airport

Nora Fatehi, Bhumi Pednekar with sister Samiksha, Aastha Gill, Sonu Sood and Shivamani were spotted at Mumbai airport. We have pictures... [Read More]

02 December,2020 08:05 AM IST
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Reservation In Chhattisgarh 76 pct As Assembly Passes Amendment Bills

Reservation In Chhattisgarh 76 pct As Assembly Passes Amendment Bills

The Chhattisgarh Assembly on Friday unanimously passed two amendment bills on reservation. The bills are to amend reservation in government jobs and admission in educational institutions in proportion to the population of different categories. The bills are taking the total reservation quota in the state to 76 per cent. CM Bhupesh Baghel tabled the Chhattisgarh Public Service Amendment Bill and Chhattisgarh Educational Institutions Amendment Bill. ... [Read More]

04 December,2022 04:02 PM IST | Mumbai
This Is How Mumbai Celebrated Independence Day

This Is How Mumbai Celebrated Independence Day

Mumbaikars celebrated 76th Independence Day with full fervour. People were seen celebrating and shouting slogans- Jai Hind and Vande Mataram. School and college students were seen participating in the processions at various places. Here are some of the visuals of the celebration across Mumbai. #Mumbai #IndependenceDay #azadikaamritmahotsav... [Read More]

16 August,2022 10:25 PM IST | Mumbai
Famous places across Mumbai illuminated in tricolour ahead of Independence Day

Famous places across Mumbai illuminated in tricolour ahead of Independence Day

Ahead of the 75th Independence Day celebration, Mumbai’s iconic places like Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Bandra-Worli Sea Link, Mantralaya, Mount Mary Church, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Headquarters, Asiatic Library, Metro stations and many more places were illuminated in tricolour for August 15.... [Read More]

13 August,2022 10:46 PM IST | Mumbai
Mumbai Reports 276 New Cases, 2 Fatalities

Mumbai Reports 276 New Cases, 2 Fatalities

Currently, there are 2,300 active patients in Mumbai out of which 260 are being treated in hospitals and 38 patients are on oxygen support. The city reported two deaths on Sunday. Meanwhile, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on July 17 congratulated Indians for achieving the 200 crore COVID vaccination milestone and said that it is a proud moment for the nation.... [Read More]

18 July,2022 06:49 PM IST | Mumbai
Mumbai: Single-Day Rise In Covid-Positive Cases From 763 To 889

Mumbai: Single-Day Rise In Covid-Positive Cases From 763 To 889

Maharashtra on Saturday recorded 1,357 new Covid-19 positive cases, out of which Mumbai reported 889 new cases. Also, 329 patients were recovered today, taking the total number of recoveries in the city to 10,45,035.... [Read More]

05 June,2022 11:07 PM IST | Mumbai
CM Uddhav Thackeray Inaugurates India's First Water Taxi In Mumbai

CM Uddhav Thackeray Inaugurates India's First Water Taxi In Mumbai

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal, inaugurated the country’s first water taxi in Mumbai on Thursday. The Mumbai water taxi services will link Navi Mumbai to south Mumbai ensuring faster connectivity for commuters.... [Read More]

18 February,2022 08:53 PM IST | Mumbai
India's Omicron Tally Mounts To 3,071; Maharashtra Tops With 876 Cases

India's Omicron Tally Mounts To 3,071; Maharashtra Tops With 876 Cases

With 64 fresh Omicron infections being detected in last 24 hours, the national tally of this highly transmissible Covid-19 variant has mounted to 3,071, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday morning. Of the total, 1,203 people have recovered from the new strain nationwide.... [Read More]

09 January,2022 06:51 PM IST | Mumbai
Covid-19: Mumbai's TPR rises but fresh cases dip to 276

Covid-19: Mumbai's TPR rises but fresh cases dip to 276

Of the seven deaths reported in the city, five had comorbidities. While one of the deceased was in the age group of 40-60 years, the other six were above 60 years of age.... [Read More]

27 October,2021 12:02 PM IST | Mumbai
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