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Sumedha Raikar Mhatre

Sumedha Raikar Mhatre

She is a culture columnist in search of the sub-text. Email: sumedha.raikar@mid-day.com

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Whose bebinca is it anyway?

Whose bebinca is it anyway?

A new play uses the layered Goan delicacy as a metaphor for sweet reunions and bonding in the post-pandemic world... [Read More]

27 November,2022 07:48 AM IST | Mumbai | Sumedha Raikar Mhatre
The bards of Marathwada

The bards of Marathwada

A scholar from the drought-prone region draws attention to eight shahirs known for their strong anti-caste voices and a musical legacy nearing extinction... [Read More]

13 November,2022 07:50 AM IST | Mumbai | Sumedha Raikar Mhatre
Khadi revolution

Khadi revolution

An exclusive showcase of 75 sarees upscales khadi’s aesthetic potential with celebratory colours, bead-button embellishments and intricate mukaish and baadla needlework ... [Read More]

30 October,2022 07:09 AM IST | Mumbai | Sumedha Raikar Mhatre
Keep calm and do rituals

Keep calm and do rituals

A wellness influencer’s new book dwells on daily kriyas that impact the way we wake up, eat, sleep, breathe and most importantly, rise above the chaos that’s beyond our control... [Read More]

16 October,2022 07:53 AM IST | Mumbai | Sumedha Raikar Mhatre
Bapu, behn & the Gandhians

Bapu, behn & the Gandhians

A preview of three soon-to-release books that offer a timely reminder of the greatness of the Father of the Nation on his birth anniversary... [Read More]

02 October,2022 09:23 AM IST | Mumbai | Sumedha Raikar Mhatre
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RIP Krishna: Chiranjeevi, Venkaiah Naidu, Naga Chaitanya and others pay tributes

RIP Krishna: Chiranjeevi, Venkaiah Naidu, Naga Chaitanya and others pay tributes

The veteran actor Krishna, who also happens to be the father of actor Mahesh Babu, breathed his last today after suffering a mild cardiac arrest. The entire south film industry came to a standstill with this news. Krishna, whose full name was Ghattamaneni Siva Rama Krishna Murthy, had made his debut in films as a leading man in 1965 with `Thene Manasulu`. Today, many celebs came to pay their last respects to the departed soul.... [Read More]

15 November,2022 02:03 AM IST
5 actors who have played Indira Gandhi on-screen

5 actors who have played Indira Gandhi on-screen

Indira Gandhi, India`s first and only female Prime Minister till date was shot dead by two of her Sikh bodyguards 31 October 1984. She was the daughter of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India. Indira Gandhi was elected as the third Prime Minister of India in 1966. Having played a major part in the political history of India, the former PM was played by different actors in various movies. On her death anniversary, we look at 5 actresses who have played her on screen. (All Photos/ Stills from films)... [Read More]

30 October,2022 08:29 AM IST
From Olivia Colman to Stella Gonet, actors who played Queen Elizabeth II

From Olivia Colman to Stella Gonet, actors who played Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday, September 8, at Balmoral Castle in Scotland after reigning for 70 years. She was 96. She lived a rich life and witnessed various events in the history of the world. Several films and web series have been made over the years narrating stories about the Queen and the Royal family. Here`s looking at some of the actors who flawlessly portrayed the role of the Queen for the screen. (All Photos/ Movie stills)... [Read More]

09 September,2022 07:29 PM IST
In Photos: People across the world mourn death of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II

In Photos: People across the world mourn death of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch in British history and an icon instantly recognisable to billions of people around the world, died at her Scottish Highland retreat on September 8 at the age of 96. Citizens across the world offer condolences after the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Pic/AFP... [Read More]

09 September,2022 09:38 AM IST
In Photos: Queen Elizabeth II with PM Modi, former Prez KR Narayanan and others

In Photos: Queen Elizabeth II with PM Modi, former Prez KR Narayanan and others

Queen Elizabeth II, the UK`s longest-serving monarch, died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland after reigning for 70 years on Thursday, September 8, 2022. She was 96. See photos of Queen Elizabeth II with famous Indian personalities. Pic/PTI... [Read More]

08 September,2022 07:24 AM IST
Over 120.96 cr vaccine doses administered but experts worried about new strain

Over 120.96 cr vaccine doses administered but experts worried about new strain

After facing the worst of coronavirus during the first and second waves, India has now administered over 120.96 crore of Covid-19 vaccine doses, claimed Union Health Ministry. On November 26, more than 65 lakh vaccine doses were administered till 7 pm. However, with a new heavily mutant novel coronavirus variant B.1.1.529 reported in South Africa, Hong Kong and Botswana triggering alarms in India, the country`s top health experts have urged for stringent surveillance at the government level. According to experts, the newly found variant may bypass existing immunity either acquired through a vaccine or natural infection. Pics/mid-day photographers... [Read More]

27 November,2021 11:33 AM IST
Looking back on India’s favourite cartoonist RK Laxman on his birth centenary

Looking back on India’s favourite cartoonist RK Laxman on his birth centenary

Rasipuram Krishnaswami Laxman is one of India’s most popular cartoonists, known for illustrating the experiences of the common man of the country in the tumultuous years of post-1960s India. On the occasion of the centenary of his birth on October 24, 2021, we revisit RK Laxman’s life experiences and his love for drawing... [Read More]

23 October,2021 09:00 AM 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
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Delhi Wakes Up To Thick Smog AQI 396

Delhi Wakes Up To Thick Smog AQI 396

Air quality in Delhi and its neighboring regions reached severe levels again on Thursday, engulfing the national capital in thick smog. At 8 am, the national capital`s Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded at 364 (`Very Poor`) while at 7 am, it was 408 (`Severe`)... [Read More]

03 November,2022 11:49 PM IST
Queen Elizabeth II’s secret letter to Australia

Queen Elizabeth II’s secret letter to Australia

Do you Know? Queen Elizabeth II wrote a secret letter that can`t be opened for 63 years. It`s kept on a vault in Sydney The letter was written by her in November 1986. The letter is hidden inside a glass case in a secure location. It can`t be opened until 2085 since it`s hidden behind a glass case in a secure location. Queen Elizabeth II visited Australia 16 times during her reign as head of state.... [Read More]

13 September,2022 10:42 PM IST | Mumbai
Mid-Day Masterclass With Chaminda Vaas

Mid-Day Masterclass With Chaminda Vaas

Sri Lanka`s 1996 World Cup winner, Chaminda Vaas shares tips and techniques on how to take wickets using fast bowling.... [Read More]

08 July,2022 12:33 PM IST
Promo: Mid-day Masterclass With Chaminda Vaas

Promo: Mid-day Masterclass With Chaminda Vaas

Sri Lanka`s 1996 World Cup winner, Chaminda Vaas shares tips and techniques on how to take wickets using fast bowling. ... [Read More]

07 June,2022 12:06 PM IST
Promo 2: Mid-day Masterclass With Chaminda Vaas

Promo 2: Mid-day Masterclass With Chaminda Vaas

Chaminda Vaas, Sri Lanka`s 1996 World Cup winner, shares insights on various fast bowling techniques... [Read More]

08 June,2022 12:02 PM IST | Mumbai
Mumbai Reports 961 New Cases, 44 Hospitalised

Mumbai Reports 961 New Cases, 44 Hospitalised

Mumbai on Sunday reported 961 fresh Covid-19 cases and one fatality, raising the tally to 10,68,936 and the death toll to 19,569. The fresh cases have been detected from 8,778 tests, which puts the positivity rate or cases per 100 tests in the metropolis at 11 per cent.... [Read More]

06 June,2022 07:48 PM IST | Mumbai
Mumbai's new cases down to 696, TPR sees record low at 2.10 per cent

Mumbai's new cases down to 696, TPR sees record low at 2.10 per cent

As per the BMC, 696 new cases were reported across Mumbai on Saturday. The TPR was 2.10 per cent. This is the first time in the second wave that the TPR has dipped below 3 per cent ... [Read More]

20 June,2021 09:18 PM IST | Mumbai
Bigg Boss 7 Day 96 Andy Sangram showdown

Bigg Boss 7 Day 96 Andy Sangram showdown

On day 96, Andy accuses Sangram of being selfish in the game and not standing with him in crisis.... [Read More]

20 December,2013 03:59 PM IST
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