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Meenakshi Shedde

Meenakshi Shedde

She is India and South Asia Delegate to the Berlin International Film Festival, a National Award-winning critic, curator to festivals worldwide, and a journalist. Email: meenakshi.shedde@mid-day.com

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Creepy film industry

Creepy film industry

The guilty old man eventually commits suicide, leaving a note asking Nirmala to remarry.... [Read More]

04 December,2022 07:14 AM IST | Mumbai | Meenakshi Shedde
Films by the sea

Films by the sea

When she did, they both embraced lingeringly, as Amruta’s eyes welled up. It was very moving to witness this sacred moment... [Read More]

27 November,2022 08:01 AM IST | Mumbai | Meenakshi Shedde
Why I’m a writer

Why I’m a writer

Later, around Diwali, I visited her at St Joseph’s Convent, Pune, where she lives a pleasant retired life, and plied me with cake and cream rolls... [Read More]

20 November,2022 07:47 AM IST | Mumbai | Meenakshi Shedde
Dostojee: Poetry of courage

Dostojee: Poetry of courage

And there won’t be a dry eye in the audience at the most haunting climax, with Shafikul in a mango orchard... [Read More]

13 November,2022 08:02 AM IST | Mumbai | Meenakshi Shedde
Kantara: Forests with gods

Kantara: Forests with gods

Along with that primal scream of the Bhoota Kola dancer, which is also the cry for justice from the tribals—and Aakrosh... [Read More]

06 November,2022 07:56 AM IST | Mumbai | Meenakshi Shedde
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Australia and IPL legend Shane Watson turns 41: check out his must see pics

Australia and IPL legend Shane Watson turns 41: check out his must see pics

Shane Watson is an Australian former cricketer who is regarded as a legendary all-rounder. He made over 300 appearances for Australia in all three formates of the game, picking up 291 wickets and scoring 14 hundreds at the international level. He also was an integral part of the Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals IPL teams, winning the league twice. Watson retired from all forms of cricket in 2020. (Pictures courtesy/ Shane Watson`s official Instagram account)... [Read More]

17 June,2022 04:29 PM IST
Remembering Ray Charles: How 'the genius' made music his own

Remembering Ray Charles: How 'the genius' made music his own

Raymond Charles Robinson, popularly known as Ray Charles, was an American musician remembered for hits like `Georgia On My Mind` and `Hit The Road Jack`. However, during his lifetime, the visually-impaired pianist was more than a musician, as he also loved chess and supported research of improving the lives of the hearing-impaired. Here are some interesting facts about the music legend on his 91st birth anniversary... [Read More]

23 September,2021 07:19 PM IST
Remembering master architect Charles Correa on his 91st birth anniversary

Remembering master architect Charles Correa on his 91st birth anniversary

Indian architect and urban planner Charles Correa’s name has been synonymous with modern architecture not only in Mumbai and the country but also outside of it, from the 1960s. He built many iconic structures including the Kanchanjunga building on Pedder Road and was also the chief architect of Navi Mumbai, making his contribution to the city readily recognisable. On his 91st birth anniversary, here are some milestones from the master architect`s career... [Read More]

01 September,2021 01:40 PM IST
IN PHOTOS: Celebrating India’s ‘Missile Man’ on his 91st birth anniversary

IN PHOTOS: Celebrating India’s ‘Missile Man’ on his 91st birth anniversary

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, or Dr APJ Kalam as he is more commonly known, was born on October 15, 1931. The aerospace scientist, who was responsible for India’s space programme and missile development efforts, served as the 11th President of India between 2002 to 2007 and was also considered as the ‘People’s President’. Here are some other interesting facts about the Indian genius on his 91st birth anniversary... [Read More]

27 July,2021 09:48 AM IST
Amrita Sher-Gil: The artist's work sold for a record-making Rs 37.8 cr

Amrita Sher-Gil: The artist's work sold for a record-making Rs 37.8 cr

The Hungarian-Indian painter is regarded as one of the greatest Indian women painters of the 20th century. She has been called a `national treasure` by the Indian government and hers are among the most expensive Indian paintings sold in the world. While she started painting at a really early age, she achieved quite a lot of fame during her short lifespan (1913-1941). As one of her paintings titled ‘In The Ladies’ Enclosure’ recently achieved a world record price of Rs 37.8 crores for the artist, here is a look at some of her other works  ... [Read More]

15 July,2021 02:08 PM IST
Get inspired by pageant winners to look stylish this festive season

Get inspired by pageant winners to look stylish this festive season

Even as Ganesh Chaturthi is being celebrated in a low-key manner this year due to COVID-19 pandemic, it should not stop you from looking stylish for the festivities. Get inspired by these pageant winners' gorgeous ethnic looks to dress up elegantly in this festive season. (Pictures/Instagram)... [Read More]

24 August,2020 12:21 PM IST
Here's how pageant winners stay fit and fabulous!

Here's how pageant winners stay fit and fabulous!

There are many ways to stay fit and healthy and in shape. If you're looking for inspiration to stay fit, look no further than these beauties as they give fitness goals with their workout regime and svelte body frames!... [Read More]

12 July,2020 08:30 AM IST
Sobhita Dhulipala is on a content-consuming spree during quarantine

Sobhita Dhulipala is on a content-consuming spree during quarantine

Sobhita Dhulipala had to cut short her Hyderabad shooting schedule to return home as soon as Prime Minister Narendra Modi put the country in lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country. Sobhita is spending her quarantine time by watching her favourite web shows and films on digital mediums.... [Read More]

09 April,2020 12:30 PM IST
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BCCI Chief Sourav Ganguly Along With Other Office Bearers Attend BCCI AGM

BCCI Chief Sourav Ganguly Along With Other Office Bearers Attend BCCI AGM

Former Indian cricketer Roger Binny, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, Former IPL Chairman Rajiv Shukla, and others arrived at Taj Hotel in Mumbai on October 18. The officials have gathered for the Annual General Meeting of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).  ... [Read More]

18 October,2022 03:32 PM IST | Mumbai
BCCI Chief Saurav Ganguly Along With Other Office Bearers Attendant BCCI AGM

BCCI Chief Saurav Ganguly Along With Other Office Bearers Attendant BCCI AGM

Former Indian cricketer Roger Binny, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, Former IPL Chairman Rajiv Shukla, and others arrived at Taj Hotel in Mumbai on October 18. The officials have gathered for the Annual General Meeting of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).... [Read More]

18 October,2022 03:22 PM IST | Mumbai
Sanya Malhotra and Abhimanyu Dassani at the screening of Meenakshi Sundareshwar

Sanya Malhotra and Abhimanyu Dassani at the screening of Meenakshi Sundareshwar

The trailer of Sanya Malhotra and Abhimanyu Dassani-starrer Meenakshi Sundareshwar was released recently. Sanya and Abhimanyu play Meenakshi and Sundareshwar, a newlywed couple who struggle with a long-distance marriage in the movie. Recently, the cast of the film was spotted at the screening of the film... [Read More]

03 November,2021 04:44 PM IST | Mumbai
Mumbai has 291 spots prone to landslides: BMC

Mumbai has 291 spots prone to landslides: BMC

#Mumbai has seen 140 such incidents since 2013; activist says relocation of hutment dwellers must be done on priority; at review meet suggestion made to keep temporary shelters ready. ... [Read More]

03 August,2021 10:50 PM IST | Mumbai
91 YO dancer Kumudini Lakhia on triumphing against Covid-19 & virtual lessons

91 YO dancer Kumudini Lakhia on triumphing against Covid-19 & virtual lessons

It’s been an exceptional year for the dancer, who at 91 surmounted a dual challenge. She successfully beat the COVID infection, and learnt to adapt to virtual lessons. In a conversation with Mid-day, Lakhia traces a rich career marked by pioneering experiments in Kathak and running her academy Kadamb. Watch this #Shorts... [Read More]

23 May,2021 02:51 PM IST | Mumbai
The last conversations Sep 911  World Trade Center Tower terrorist attack never heard before audio

The last conversations Sep 911 World Trade Center Tower terrorist attack never heard before audio

In the run-up to the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, newly released audio tapes give a chilling, minute-by-minute account of the terror strike, starting with air traffic controllers losing contact with the plane that would eventually hit the first World Trade Center Tower. The tapes were part of all evidence the 9/11 commission looked at. Video courtesy: NDTV... [Read More]

09 September,2011 02:31 PM IST
911 calls after jet hit apartment complex in US

911 calls after jet hit apartment complex in US

Listen to the emergency calls just moments after a Navy F-18 slammed into an apartment complex in Virginia. Video courtesy: NDTV ... [Read More]

10 April,2012 05:10 PM IST
91 people missing after landslide in south China

91 people missing after landslide in south China

A total of 91 people are still missing after Sunday's landslide in Shenzhen City, south China's Guangdong Province, which buried 33 buildings of an industrial park, that had 59 males and 32 females. ... [Read More]

21 December,2015 12:58 PM IST
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