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Meher Marfatia

Meher Marfatia

She writes fortnightly on everything that makes her love Mumbai and adore Bombay. Email: meher.marfatia@mid-day.com Website: www.mehermarfatia.com

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Top 20 of 2022

Top 20 of 2022

From the boatman of Sleater Road to the bird man of Prescott Road—we pick the year’s favourite finds on these pages... [Read More]

04 December,2022 07:32 AM IST | Mumbai | Meher Marfatia
‘This chaotic city tests friendships’

‘This chaotic city tests friendships’

Social entrepreneur Rachita Vora and restaurateur Jeremie Horowitz connect creatively over food, wine and design... [Read More]

27 November,2022 07:44 AM IST | Mumbai | Meher Marfatia
Geet gaata chal

Geet gaata chal

December 3 will be the 70th anniversary of the most beloved radio entertainment show. Happy birthday Binaca Geetmala!... [Read More]

20 November,2022 07:46 AM IST | Mumbai | Meher Marfatia
Chhella shows of pehla years

Chhella shows of pehla years

India’s foreign film Oscar entry sets us thinking about single-screen cinemas of our childhood... [Read More]

06 November,2022 07:41 AM IST | Mumbai | Meher Marfatia
Where mirror walls whisper

Where mirror walls whisper

Sporting shared looks and lineage, twinned buildings across town tell engaging tales... [Read More]

23 October,2022 07:23 AM IST | Mumbai | Meher Marfatia
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Ravi Shastri's 60th birthday: In pics, on field moments of India's ex-captain

Ravi Shastri's 60th birthday: In pics, on field moments of India's ex-captain

Former Team India Captain and head coach Ravi Shastri is celebrating his 60th birthday today. Shastri was regarded as one of the best all-rounders in international cricket. He made his debut for India in 1981 and played his last international match in 1992. Shastri served as Team India`s head coach from 2017 to 2021.  (Pictures Courtesy/ Ravi Shastri Instagram)... [Read More]

27 May,2022 01:31 PM IST
What you don’t know about Satyajit Ray

What you don’t know about Satyajit Ray

Renowned filmmaker Satyajit Ray was born on May 2, 1921 in Kolkata. In addition to mastering the act of filmmaking, he was a gifted screenwriter, author, lyricist, graphic designer and calligrapher. Today, on his 101st birth anniversary, we take a close-up look and learn more about the cinematic genius.... [Read More]

02 May,2022 06:05 PM IST
IN PHOTOS: Thousands join Lata Mangeshkar's final journey

IN PHOTOS: Thousands join Lata Mangeshkar's final journey

Singing legend Lata Mangeshkar`s mortal remains, draped in the national flag, were taken in a truck from her residence in south Mumbai to Shivaji Park in Dadar on Sunday evening for the funeral. A large number of people also thronged the roads from where the cortege passed as the 92-year-old melody queen embarked on her final journey. Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his last respects to the legendary singer in Mumbai. Pics/Pallav Paliwal, Satej Shinde, Bipin Kokate, Shadab Khan... [Read More]

06 February,2022 07:55 PM IST
Amitabh Bachchan with Shraddha Kapoor, Nitin Mukesh at Lataji's residence

Amitabh Bachchan with Shraddha Kapoor, Nitin Mukesh at Lataji's residence

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar left for her heavenly abode on Sunday morning at the age of 92. After her death, Dr Pratit Samdani, who was treating the singer at Mumbai`s Breach Candy Hospital, issued a statement. Anupam Kher, Ashutosh Gowariker, Javed Akhtar, Anil Desai, Sachin Tendulkar and a lot of celebrities have reached Lataji`s residence at Prabhakunj to pay last respects. ... [Read More]

06 February,2022 03:43 PM IST
Lata Mangeshkar passes away: Anuradha Paudwal, Nitin Gadkari at hospital

Lata Mangeshkar passes away: Anuradha Paudwal, Nitin Gadkari at hospital

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar passed away on Sunday at the age of 92 years. Though having recovered from COVID, the star singer was put on ventilator support after her condition worsened on Saturday. We have pictures (All photos/Yogen Shah)... [Read More]

06 February,2022 12:27 PM IST
Crime News Wrap: Woman’s headless body found, drugs worth Rs 13 cr seized

Crime News Wrap: Woman’s headless body found, drugs worth Rs 13 cr seized

A chartered accountant was arrested for generating fake input tax credit of Rs 92 crore. An owner sold a flat in Kandivli attached by the Income Tax dept to the couple. Mumbai NCB seized drugs worth Rs 13 crore, raided various locations and arrested an Ivory Coast citizen. 25-year-old woman’s headless body found inside the cottage in Matheran. Thane man held for duping 26 women of Rs 2.5 crore on matrimonial sites.... [Read More]

18 December,2021 12:10 PM IST
Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse: Fun facts about the Walt Disney toon who turns 94

Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse: Fun facts about the Walt Disney toon who turns 94

Everyone`s favourite showbiz mouse first appeared on screens on November 18, 1928. Here are some interesting facts about the Disney creation who commands a tremendous following in India too... [Read More]

17 November,2021 11:14 AM IST | Mumbai
Alberto Giacometti: A look at the auction-topping Swiss artist's sculptures

Alberto Giacometti: A look at the auction-topping Swiss artist's sculptures

At a recent Christie`s auction, Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti`s `Homme qui chavire` sold for 13 million GBP. The sculpture is an extension of Giacometti`s elongated figures created following the Second World War. Dwelling on the human condition through surrealism, Giacometti is regarded as one of the finest sculptors of the 20th century, whose career spanned for four decades from 1922 to 1966. Here are some of his other works that have amazed art collectors and enthusiasts over the years.... [Read More]

09 July,2021 02:03 PM IST
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Shreya Dhanwanthary On Chup & Family Man 3

Shreya Dhanwanthary On Chup & Family Man 3

Chup Actress Shreya Dhanwanthary is one of the most popular faces on the Indian streaming platforms as she has appeared in popular web series such as The Family Man, Scam 1992, and Mumbai Diaries 26/11. In a recent interview shreya talked about success of chup and Manoj Bajpayee starer The Family Man Series... [Read More]

09 October,2022 03:16 PM IST
Mahesh Bhatt & Vikram Bhatt Announce Films -‘1920’ & ‘Khilone’

Mahesh Bhatt & Vikram Bhatt Announce Films -‘1920’ & ‘Khilone’

Indian horror maven Vikram Bhatt has announced the fifth installment in the 1920 series. Titled 1920 - Horrors of the Heart, the film will star Avika Gor. It is written by Mahesh Bhatt and will be directed by Vikram`s daughter Krishna Bhatt. Vikram will stay on as the producer.
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20 July,2022 07:36 PM IST | Mumbai
Covid-19: Mumbai Reports 92 Cases And Zero deaths | Active Cases At 628

Covid-19: Mumbai Reports 92 Cases And Zero deaths | Active Cases At 628

Mumbai reported 92 new infections on Sunday, taking the tally to 10,59,914. No fresh fatality was registered, keeping the death toll unchanged at 19,563, said a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation bulletin.... [Read More]

02 May,2022 08:53 PM IST | Mumbai
Why Dehugaon banned the sale of fish and meat

Why Dehugaon banned the sale of fish and meat

In Maharashtra’s pilgrimage town Dehugaon, the birthplace of Sant Tukaram Maharaj, the Nagar Panchayat hope to practice what the Bhakti saint preached by reinstating the ban on selling meat and fish. For many locals, this means a loss of livelihood... [Read More]

10 April,2022 10:39 PM IST | Mumbai
‘Nightingale of India’ Lata Mangeshkar Passes Away At The Age Of 92

‘Nightingale of India’ Lata Mangeshkar Passes Away At The Age Of 92

Known as the #NightingaleofIndia, iconic singer #LataMangeshkar, who was kept in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Mumbai`s Breach Candy Hospital, is no more. She passed away at the age of 92. The government has decided to observe two days of national mourning on the demise of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar.... [Read More]

06 February,2022 05:15 PM IST | Mumbai
India Registers First Omicron Death And Single-Day Spike Of 90,928 Covid Cases

India Registers First Omicron Death And Single-Day Spike Of 90,928 Covid Cases

#India on Wednesday recorded the first death linked to the #Omicron in Rajasthan’s #Udaipur. The country saw a single-day rise of 58,097 new #covid19 cases and 534 deaths till Thursday morning... [Read More]

06 January,2022 10:37 PM IST | Mumbai
Covid-19: Mumbai new cases rise to 692, doubling rate at 716

Covid-19: Mumbai new cases rise to 692, doubling rate at 716

Daily new cases saw a significant jump at 692 and deaths, at 25, saw a two-fold increase compared to Tuesday. #Mumbai had recorded the lowest TPR (1.76 per cent) on June 22 and single-digit fatalities. The doubling rate dipped for the second consecutive day and was 716 days on Wednesday. ... [Read More]

01 July,2021 05:07 PM IST | Mumbai
Exclusive! Abhishek Bachchan: I wasn't aware Scame 1992 was being made

Exclusive! Abhishek Bachchan: I wasn't aware Scame 1992 was being made

In an exclusive interview with Mid-Day`s Parul Sharma, `The Big Bull` star Abhishek Bachchan plays the game `Mid-Day & Me` and reveals his favourite mid-day meal, his 12 o`clock phone call, his mid-day mood and much more. Watch this video! ... [Read More]

12 April,2021 10:28 AM IST | Mumbai
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